Articles in "pneumothorax"

Safety of Draining Patients Dry During Large Volume Thoracentesis

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A historical myth in procedural medicine is the operator should limit removal of pleural fluid to 1.5 L during thoracentesis because of the risk of re-expansion pulmonary edema or pneumothorax. New evidence supports safety of large volume thoracentesis until no fluid remains.

Where Should I Place My Central Line?

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The internal jugular or subclavian veins have fewer combined mechanical or infectious complications for central venous catheter insertions compared with femoral vein CVC placements.