Real-time ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.

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Real-time ultrasound-guided thoracentesis.

JAAPA. 2017 Apr;30(4):32-37

Authors: Krackov R, Rizzolo D

Abstract
Clinicians commonly see patients with pleural effusions requiring thoracentesis. The latest evidence-based guidelines for thoracentesis recommend real-time ultrasound guidance for the safest outcomes from this procedure. This article reviews real-time ultrasound guidance for thoracentesis to help referring clinicians understand the technique and the guidelines for the performance of thoracentesis.

PMID: 28350729 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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