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Pleura - Other

May 19, 2015
The question in this review was whether patients who experience tension pneumothorax differ in presentation depending on whether they are breathing spontaneously or are on positive pressure ventilation.  Assisted ventilation was more often associated with hypoxia, hypotension, and cardiac arrest.  These adverse clinical signs frequently arose within
July 31, 2014
Using a retrospective analysis of pts undergoing VATS for suspected pleural malignancy, the authors assessed the utility of CT in diagnosing pleural malignancy.  Of 370 pts studied, 211 had a pleural malignancy diagnosis established by biopsy.  The sensitivity of CT for detecting malignancy was 68%, and the negative predictive value was 65%.  CT alon