Conservative management should be standard option for moderate-to-large pneumothorax
By Michael Woodhead
6 Feb 2020
Conservative observational management is an acceptable alternative to interventional management for uncomplicated, moderate-to-large primary spontaneous pneumothorax, an Australian study has shown. In a study involving 316 patients with a pneumothorax (≥32% on chest radiography) at 39 hospitals, those who were randomised to conservative management had non-inferior outcomes compared to patients managed with interventions for the ...