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Survey of major complications of intercostal chest drain insertion in the UK
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    In addition to its use for "safe pleural intervention such as aspirating small effusions"(1), thoracic ultrasound(TUS), when compared with usual practice, has been shown to mitigate the risk of iatrogenic pneumothorax(odds ratio(OR) 0.3; 95% Confidence Interval(CI), 0.2 to 0.7)when utilised as an adjunct, not only to diagnostic thoracentesis(presumably in the context of small effusions), but also as an adjunct to therap...

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