Manual of Pleural Procedures

Manual of Pleural Procedures

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This manual is a step-by-step guide to performing all currently used diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pleural disease. Coverage includes thoracentesis, ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, closed needle pleural biopsy, closed chest thoracostomy, and an extensive section on thoracoscopy. Each procedure is described in an easy-to-follow format that covers indications, contraindications, pre-procedure workup, instrumentation and technique, complications, and post-procedure patient care and includes clinical pearls and illustrations. An additional section provides essential background information on anatomy and physiology of the pleural space, physical examination of the lung and pleura, pleural radiology and ultrasound, sedation and pharmacology, chest tube drainage and management, the operating room/endoscopy suite environment, skin preparation, and degerming. Self-testing questions with answers appear at the end of each section.... kits comes with well- written instructions for insertion using either catheter-over- needle or catheter-over-guidewire techniques. ... Medi-tech Van Sonnenberg percutaneous chest drainage systems: 12-Fr pigtail (top) and J tube (bottom) with anbsp;...

Title:Manual of Pleural Procedures
Author:Henri G. Colt
Publisher: - 1999


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