This manual is a step-by-step guide to performing all currently used diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for pleural disease. Coverage includes thoracentesis, ultrasound-guided thoracentesis, closed needle pleural biopsy, closed chest thoracostomy, and an extensive section on thoracoscopy. Each procedure is described in an easy-to-follow format that covers indications, contraindications, pre-procedure workup, instrumentation and technique, complications, and post-procedure patient care and includes clinical pearls and illustrations. An additional section provides essential background information on anatomy and physiology of the pleural space, physical examination of the lung and pleura, pleural radiology and ultrasound, sedation and pharmacology, chest tube drainage and management, the operating room/endoscopy suite environment, skin preparation, and degerming. Self-testing questions with answers appear at the end of each section
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This step by step instructional manual is an excellent companion to Flex-Rigid Step-by-Step, providing detailed yet easy to access knowledge about diagnostic and therapeutic pleural procedures.From the Inside Flap:
A useful, well written, step-by-step guide to pleural procedures that is easily kept in your coat pocket. Contains numerous black and white drawings and bullet lists.
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