Atmospheric pressure influences the risk of pneumothorax: beware of the storm!

@article{Alifano2007AtmosphericPI,
  title={Atmospheric pressure influences the risk of pneumothorax: beware of the storm!},
  author={Marco Alifano and Sergio Nicola Forti Parri and Barbara Bonfanti and Walid S Abu Arab and Alessia Passini and Maurizio A Boaron and Nicolas J-H. Roche},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 6},
  pages={1877-82}
}
BACKGROUND Idiopathic spontaneous pneumothorax (ISP) results from rupture of blebs, bullas, or diseased alveolar walls. Initiating mechanisms may relate to increased transpulmonary pressure. The possible impact of changes in atmospheric pressure (Patm) on the occurrence of ISP remains uncertain. METHODS We studied the relationship between the occurrence of ISP and meteorological conditions during a 4-year period in the urban area of Bologna, Italy, in which all cases of pneumothorax can be… CONTINUE READING