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Resolution of experimental pneumothorax by room air.
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PMID:  21644407     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted with six laboratory animals (New Zealand white rabbits, weighing 2.5-3.5 kg), in which right total pneumothorax was induced. Conventional chest X-rays at intervals of 2 days were used to monitor the changes in the size of the pneumothorax until its final resolution. The size of the pneumothorax was estimated by the Light index.
RESULTS: Total resolution of the pneumothorax occurred within 12 days after it was induced. The average rate of pneumothorax resolution was 6.63% (SEM +/- 0.20)/daily.
CONCLUSION: The study imitates initial clinical observation in pneumothorax. Despite the fact that the study demonstrates resolution of total pneumothorax (100%), observation only is inappropriate as a treatment modality in patients with more than 20% collapse of the lung.
Ivan P Novakov; Georgi N Hadzhigeorgiev; Georgi P Safev
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia medica     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0204-8043     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Med (Plovdiv)     Publication Date:    2011 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984761R     Medline TA:  Folia Med (Plovdiv)     Country:  Bulgaria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clinic of Thoracic and Abdominal Surgery, Medical University, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
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