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Conservative management should be standard option for moderate-to-large pneumothorax

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 ...

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