Posts Tagged ‘Pneumothorax’

Barotrauma and Mechanical Ventilation

Background Barotrauma is a well-recognized complication of mechanical ventilation.  Although most frequently encountered in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), it can occur in any patient receiving mechanical ventilation. In addition, barotrauma can occur in patients with a wide range of underlying pulmonary conditions (eg, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, Pneumocystis jiroveci [...]

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What is a pneumothorax? A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest outside the lung that causes the lung to collapse. What are the types of pneumothorax? A spontaneous pneumothorax, also referred to as a primary pneumothorax, occurs in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or a known lung [...]

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