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The urine bag used in pneumothorax.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18935746     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pneumothorax is the presence of air in the pleural cavity. It can be classified into spontaneous, traumatic or iatrogenic. The majority of pneumothorax cases are spontaneous, which can be further classified into primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) or secondary spontaneous pneumothorax (SSP), defined by the absence or presence of obvious underlying lung disease respectively. The treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax includes simple aspiration, intercostal tube drainage or surgical intervention. When intercostal tube drainage is used, it is usually attached to an underwater-seal system. Mobile chest drains, such as the Heimlich valve, replace the underwater-seal and allow outpatient management of spontaneous pneumothoraces. The Heimlich valve however, is costly and not readily available in many local hospitals. Cheaper and easily obtainable alternatives which are also safe are being sought. This is a case report describing the use of the urine bag in the management of a patient with spontaneous pneumothrax.
Y C Kuan; S H How; G Yudisthra; T H Ng; M Fauzi; S Sapari
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical journal of Malaysia     Volume:  63     ISSN:  0300-5283     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. J. Malaysia     Publication Date:  2008 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-21     Completed Date:  2008-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361547     Medline TA:  Med J Malaysia     Country:  Malaysia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital*
Pneumothorax / therapy*

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