Thoracentesis

Known as: Chest Aspirations, Pleural Cavity Tap, Aspirations, Chest 
Aspiration of fluid or air from the THORACIC CAVITY. It is coupled sometimes with the administration of drugs into the PLEURAL CAVITY.
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2013
Highly Cited
2013
Ultrasound guidance enables visualization of the needle insertion site for thoracentesis and paracentesis. The improved accuracy… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND Thoracentesis has been identified as a core competency for hospitalists. Residency training may not provide adequate… (More)
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Highly Cited
2007
Highly Cited
2007
BACKGROUND To avoid reexpansion pulmonary edema (RPE), thoracenteses are often limited to draining no more than 1 L. There are… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND The incidence of empyema in children in the UK is increasing. The reason for this is unclear. A prospective study was… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
STUDY OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study are as follows: (1) to determine the incidence of complications from thoracentesis… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Objective: Thoracentesis in a ventilated patient is rarely performed because of the risk of pneumothorax. We have evaluated the… (More)
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Highly Cited
1994
Highly Cited
1994
After laparoscopic cholecystectomy, residual gas is inevitably retained in the peritoneal cavity. An active attempt is not always… (More)
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Highly Cited
1991
Highly Cited
1991
To determine whether untreated mild coagulopathy in patients with no evidence of clinical bleeding is associated with an… (More)
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
To determine what role the technique plays in complications associated with thoracentesis performed by physicians in training, we… (More)
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Highly Cited
1985
Highly Cited
1985
Parapneumonic effusions occur in 20 to 40% of patients who are hospitalized with pneumonia. The mortality rate in patients with a… (More)
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