An argument for the conservative management of small traumatic pneumathoraces in populations with high prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis: an evidence-based review of the literature

@inproceedings{Tebb2010AnAF,
  title={An argument for the conservative management of small traumatic pneumathoraces in populations with high prevalence of HIV and tuberculosis: an evidence-based review of the literature},
  author={Zachary D. Tebb and Brad E. Talley and Marlow Macht and David R. Richards},
  booktitle={International journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Traumatic pneumothoraces are common. Many are managed with tube thoracostomy. However, there is a high complication rate from chest tube placement, particularly in patients with HIV, TB, or both. AIMS We sought to investigate the literature on the conservative management of traumatic pneumothorax in patients with HIV and/or TB. METHODS The literature search was broken into two parts. In the first part, we searched for articles comparing tube thoracostomy versus conservative… CONTINUE READING
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