Pneumothorax in the critically ill patient.

  title={Pneumothorax in the critically ill patient.},
  author={Lonny Yarmus and David J Feller-Kopman},
  volume={141 4},
Pneumothorax in critically ill patients remains a common problem in the ICU, occurring in 4% to 15% of patients. Pneumothorax should be considered a medical emergency and requires a high index of suspicion, prompt recognition, and intervention. The diagnosis of pneumothorax in the critically ill patient can be made by physical examination findings or radiographic studies including chest radiographs, ultrasonography, or CT scanning. Ultrasonography is emerging as the diagnostic procedure of… 

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