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    Helicopter Transport Professional

    A prophylactic intercostal catheter may need to be considered if there is any pneumothorax or more than two ribs are fractured as a pneumothorax may expand at altitude. Heimlich va...

    Inserting Temporary Pacemakers Professional

    Complications are common and include infection, local trauma, pneumothorax, arrhythmias and cardiac perforation. [ 1 ] External transcutaneous pacing is now available on most modern defi...

    Diving Accidents Professional

    Peripheral tears lead to pneumothorax : Symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and hoarseness. Surgical emphysema of the neck and upper chest may be apparent, as well as si...

    Marfan Syndrome Conditions

    This is called a spontaneous pneumothorax. It will cause sudden chest pain and make you short of breath. See the separate leaflet called Pneumothorax for more details.

    Acute Exacerbations of COPD (COPD Flare-ups) Conditions

    Other causes of similar symptoms in patients with COPD include: Pneumonia Pneumothorax Heart failure Pulmonary embolism Lung cancer Pleural effusion Rib f...

    Spirometry Conditions

    Have had a recent pneumothorax (air trapped between the outside of the lung and the chest wall - often incorrectly called a punctured lung).

    Cough Conditions

    This is an inherited condition that affects the lungs and causes chronic cough. Pneumothorax. In this condition, air gets trapped outside the lung, inside the chest. Bronchiectasis ....

    Needle Pericardiocentesis Professional

    Consider post-procedure CXR and ECHO to confirm the position of the cannula and to exclude pneumothorax. Complications Myocardial laceration. Myocardial perforation. Coronary a...

    Breathlessness Professional

    Pulmonary causes Pneumonia . Pneumothorax . Pulmonary embolism . Asthma . Acute exacerbation COPD . Acute respiratory distress syndrome .

    Hyperventilation Professional

    Asthma (mild asymptomatic asthma is not associated with clinically significant hyperventilation but is associated with a significant reduction in both arterial and end tidal pCO 2 relating to airway...

    Pacemaker Syndrome and Pacemaker Complications Professional

    Operative failures : [ 1 ] Pneumothorax (may require chest drain). Pericarditis. Infection. Haemothorax. Air embolism.

    Pneumonitis Professional

    Recurrent pneumonia . Pneumothorax . Pulmonary fibrosis . Cor pulmonale . Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease .

    Pulmonary Hypoplasia Professional

    Neonates will need to be intubated and ventilated (increased risk of pneumothorax). If a congenital diaphragmatic hernia is suspected then ventilation can worsen respiratory distress (deco...

    Whooping Cough Conditions

    Also rarely, the increased pressure can cause ribs to break (fracture) or a hole in the lung (pneumothorax) . The increase of pressure in the tummy (abdomen) during bouts of coughing may cau...

    Premature Babies Conditions

    Premature babies are monitored so that this can be managed if it happens. Pneumothorax. This is a collapsed lung. Air gets into the space between the lung and the chest wall, squeezing the...

    Nutritional Support in Hospital Professional

    Complications of parenteral nutrition Malposition of central venous catheter and possible pneumothorax. Catheter blockage from reflux of blood into the catheter or coagulation of the...

    Epiglottitis Professional

    Sepsis . Pneumothorax . Pneumo-mediastinitis (very rare). Prognosis The great majority of patients will make a complete recovery with no sequelae.

    Drug Abuse - Unusual Presentations Professional

    Asthma/dyspnoea - consider opiate-induced pulmonary oedema, asthma (may follow the smoking of heroin). [ 2 ] Reduced lung density, lung cysts and chronic bronchitis - may be related to cannabis us...

    Blast Injury Professional

    Presentation Lungs may show evidence of pulmonary trauma and pneumothorax . The clinical picture of dyspnoea, cough and hypoxia is referred to as blast lung syndrome and represents imp...

    Chest Deformity Professional

    However, the rate of re-operation, postoperative haemothorax and pneumothorax after the Nuss procedure may be higher compared to the Ravitch procedure. [ 8 ] Autologous fat transplantatio...