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Spontaneous pneumothorax

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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall common signs and symptoms of pneumothorax > http://www.rch.org.au/clinicalguide/guideline_index/Primary_Spontaneous_Pneumothorax/

Identify the predisposing factors for developing a pneumothorax > http://err.ersjournals.com/content/19/117/217.full.pdf+html

Carry out the management of a pneumothorax > http://thorax.bmj.com/content/65/Suppl_2/ii18.full

Educate a patient on aftercare advice following a pneumothorax > http://www.jthoracdis.com/article/view/3117/html

Points for discussion

In a patient who has had one spontaneous pneumothorax, what is the chance they will have a second? 

If pneuomthorax is a contraindication to diving- what are some other conditions to consider in divers?

What is your emergency management of a clinically unstable pneumothorax identified in your GP clinic?

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