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Title: Pneumothorax post paediatric chest drain removal.
Authors: Stather, P
Cheshire, H
Bogwandas, H
Peek, G
First Published: Aug-2011
Citation: THORAC CARDIOVASC SURG, 2011, 59 (5), pp. 302-304
Abstract: Pneumothorax can be a major complication following chest drain removal. As paediatric patients have poor breath-holding compliance, the incidence in this group may be raised compared to the adult population. A small pilot study in our hospital found a pneumothorax rate post chest drain removal of 6/39 (15.4%), which was high. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of pneumothorax post paediatric chest drain removal after updating the guidelines for removal, and staff education.
DOI Link: 10.1055/s-0030-1250357
eISSN: 1439-1902
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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