Chest-tube digital assessment after pulmonary resection: the crucial role of time-trend analysis and a new model to predict a persistent air leak.
Summary of "Chest-tube digital assessment after pulmonary resection: the crucial role of time-trend analysis and a new model to predict a persistent air leak."
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Department of General Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Catholic University, Rome, Italy.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20801050
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.07.020
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Acute Chest Syndrome
Respiratory syndrome characterized by the appearance of a new pulmonary infiltrate on chest x-ray, accompanied by symptoms of fever, cough, chest pain, tachypnea, or DYSPNEA, often seen in patients with SICKLE CELL ANEMIA. Multiple factors (e.g., infection, and pulmonary FAT EMBOLISM) may contribute to the development of the syndrome.
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
A single lung lesion that is characterized by a small round mass of tissue, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, and can be detected by chest radiography. A solitary pulmonary nodule can be associated with neoplasm, tuberculosis, cyst, or other anomalies in the lung, the CHEST WALL, or the PLEURA.
Pulmonary Subvalvular Stenosis
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