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Fiorella Migliaro, Angela Sodano, Letizia Capasso, Francesco Raimondi
Pneumothorax is a frequent critical situation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Diagnosis relies on clinical judgement, transillumination and chest radiogram. We report the case of a very preterm infant suddenly developing significant and persistent desaturation and bradycardia. Re-intubation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation were performed. Clinical and cold light examination were not suggestive of pneumothorax according to two experienced neonatologists. A lung ultrasound scan showed evidence of right pneumothorax that was promptly aspirated...
December 14, 2014: BMJ Case Reports
Thomas Berlet, Tobias Fehr, Tobias M Merz
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to survey the current practice of the use of lung ultrasonography (LUS) in the diagnosis of pneumothorax. METHODS: Physician sonographers, accredited for diagnostic ultrasonography in surgery, anaesthesia and medicine were studied. Questions addressed the frequency of exposure to patients with suspected pneumothorax, frequency of LUS use, preferences regarding technical aspects of LUS examination, assessment of diagnostic accuracy of LUS and involvement in teaching...
2014: Critical Ultrasound Journal
Ashish O Gupta, Jayashree Ramasethu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Competence in the chest tube insertion procedure is vital for practitioners who take care of critically ill infants. The use of animals for training is discouraged, and there are no realistic simulation models available for the neonatal chest tube insertion procedure. The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of teaching the chest tube insertion procedure by using an easily constructed, nonanimal simulation model. METHODS: An inexpensive infant chest tube insertion model was developed by using simple hardware...
September 2014: Pediatrics
Kedar S Lavingia, Michael C Soult, Jay N Collins, Timothy J Novosel, Leonard J Weireter, L D Britt
An ultrasound (US) examination can be easily and rapidly performed at the bedside to aide in clinical decisions. Previously we demonstrated that US was safe and as effective as a chest x-ray (CXR) for removal of tube thoracostomy (TT) when performed by experienced sonographers. This study sought to examine if US was as safe and accurate for the evaluation of pneumothorax (PTX) associated with TT removal after basic US training. Patients included had TT managed by the surgical team between October 2012 and May 2013...
August 2014: American Surgeon
Michael C Soult, Jay N Collins, Timothy J Novosel, Leonard J Weireter, L D Britt
BACKGROUND: Chest x-rays (CXRs) have been the mainstay for the management of thoracostomy tubes (TTs), but reports that ultrasound (US) may be more sensitive for detection of pneumothorax (PTX) continue to increase. The objective of this study was to determine if US is safe and effective for the detection of PTX following TT removal. METHODS: This was a retrospectively reviewed, prospective process improvement project involving patients who had a TT managed by the surgical team...
August 2014: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Carrie Ng, James W Tsung
There is controversy regarding needle aspiration for primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), with contradictory recommendations between the American College of Chest Physicians consensus statement (2001), which suggests that needle aspiration has little place in the management of PSP, and the British Thoracic Society guidelines (2010), which recommend that needle aspiration be attempted first for all cases of PSP where drainage is deemed necessary. Studies have shown that there is no significant difference between needle aspiration and tube thoracostomy with regard to safety, rates of immediate success, and early failure and has the advantages of decreasing pain and reducing rates of hospital admission and duration of hospital stay compared with tube thoracostomy...
May 2014: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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