Additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.

@article{Chen2006AdditionalMP,
  title={Additional minocycline pleurodesis after thoracoscopic surgery for primary spontaneous pneumothorax.},
  author={Jin-Shing Chen and Hsao-Hsun Hsu and Robert Jeen-Chen Chen and Shuenn-Wen Kuo and Pei‐Ming Huang and Pi‐Ru Tsai and Jang-Ming Lee and Yung‐Chie Lee},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={173 5},
  pages={
          548-54
        }
}
RATIONALE Ipsilateral recurrence rates of spontaneous pneumothorax after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery are higher than rates after open thoracotomy. OBJECTIVES This study was conducted to determine whether additional minocycline pleurodesis would be effective in diminishing recurrence after video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax. METHODS Between June 2001 and February 2004, 202 patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax were treated by… 

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