Spontaneous pneumothorax related to falls in atmospheric pressure.

  • László Bense
  • Published 1984 in European journal of respiratory diseases
The relation of changes in atmospheric pressure to admissions due to radiologically verified spontaneous pneumothorax, was studied in 282 consecutive patients. A fall in atmospheric pressure of at least 10 mbar within 24 h was followed by a statistically significant increase in the number of admissions 2 days later.