What's the difference between thoracentesis and thoracocentesis?
(n.) The operation of puncturing the chest wall so as to let out liquids contained in the cavity of the chest.
(1) The therapeutic options included observation alone (40 occurrences), thoracentesis (6 occurrences), chest tube thoracostomy (102 occurrences), and thoracotomy (20 occurrences).
(2) Fifty patients had nondiagnostic physical and roentgenographic examinations and were believed at high risk for exploratory thoracentesis.
(3) Procedures with more than one complication included the following: left-sided cardiac catherization (18% probability of complication); arteriovenous shunt (60% probability); thoracentesis (19%); bronchoscopy (25%); and percutaneous liver biopsy (8%).
(4) The condition can be managed by conservative means consisting of adequate neck drainage and thoracentesis or chest tube drainage.
(5) To determine if CU was beneficial when thoracentesis was performed by clinicians or house staff, we evaluated prospectively 205 patients presenting with pleural effusion at 2 community teaching hospitals.
(6) Human macrophages obtained by thoracentesis had comparable levels of NBT reduction and O2.-generation.
(7) The imaging of pleural effusions by plain radiography, sonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has greatly facilitated the planning of both initial diagnostic thoracentesis and subsequent therapeutic management.
(8) All patients had previously undergone a thoracentesis together with an unguided pleural biopsy but had remained undiagnosed.
(9) Catheter migration occurred and effective drainage ceased after three days, but with tocolysis and bilateral thoracentesis, delivery was delayed another 48 hours to allow steroid therapy.
(10) Control of thoracentesis' efficiency as well as exact supervision of the disease's course are made feasible by repeated sonographic examinations.
(11) Focal pulmonary infarction resulting from entrapment of lung within a chest tube represents one of the complications of thoracentesis.
(12) If pleural fluid is seen on radiographs, thoracentesis must be performed.
(13) A definitive pleural symphysis was obtained in all cases but 2 (92% positive results): in 1 case, a further single thoracentesis of 400 ml was necessary, and in the 2nd case the patient died within 6 days from an acute evolution of her Hodgkin's disease.
(14) Fifty-nine consecutive patients with pleural effusions who were undergoing diagnostic or therapeutic thoracentesis in whom the etiology of the effusion could be determined were studied.
(15) In all patients, the diagnosis had been unobtainable by the usual diagnostic modalities of bronchoscopy, scalene node biopsy, mediastinoscopy, thoracentesis, or closed pleural biopsy.
(16) Thoracentesis was continued until the patient developed severe symptoms (chest pain or coughing), the pleural pressure dropped below -20 cm H2O, or no more fluid could be obtained.
(17) Conservative treatment was performed in 106, pleural drainage or thoracentesis in 29, and surgery in 60.
(18) If the thickness of the fluid on the decubitus radiograph is greater than 10 mm, a diagnostic thoracentesis should be performed.
(19) It can easily guide percutaneous procedures such as biopsy, thoracentesis, abscess drainage, catheterization of subclavian vein, etc.
(20) The PaO2 showed increase and P(A-a)O2 decrease but the PaCO2 not changes after thoracentesis 20 minutes and two hours.
(1) Patients with pleural effusion, pneumothorax, or ascites showed a significant increase in plasma arginine vasopressin levels, and thoracocentesis or paracentesis resulted in a decrease in these levels.
(2) It made possible thoracocentesis in 94 percent (154) of 163 instances.
(3) Chest roentgenogram showed diffuse parenchymal infiltrates and bilateral effusion that, on thoracocentesis, was found to be a bloody fluid.
(4) Thoracocentesis yielded a milky fluid with a high triglyceride level.
(5) Extension T4, corresponding to malignant pleural effusion, which has been added recently (1987) to the UICC classification, may require thoracocentesis, pleural biopsy or even pleuroscopy.
(6) We conclude that diagnostic thoracocentesis is a clinically valuable procedure if used in conjunction with the patient presentation with an understanding of its limitations for providing a specific etiologic diagnosis.
(7) In order to determine the spectrum and frequency of complications associated with thoracocentesis, we decided to audit prospectively all thoracocentesis performed in the medical service at our institution.
(8) In children due to a rapidly progressing intoxication and pulmonary insufficiency thoracocentesis was employed in 55.5%, in patients aged from 16 to 50 years pleurectomy and other operative procedures were accomplished.
(9) Thoracocentesis was performed on 20 patients, and in 16 patients the effusions were exudates.
(10) A prospective study of pleural fluid eosinophilia (PFE) during initial thoracocentesis in 162 patients of pleural effusion was undertaken to determine its value in establishing an etiological diagnosis.
(11) Thoracocentesis of each group was performed at 6 h after drug administration.
(12) Cultures were obtained prior to therapy, either by transtracheal needle aspiration (17 patients) or thoracocentesis (six patients).
(13) As a result, elderly patients are more prone to intercostal artery laceration during thoracocentesis, and careful attention must be paid to the proper technique for performing this examination in such patients.
(14) Subsequent thoracocentesis resulted in the collection of 50 to 500 ml of serous fluid.
(15) We conclude that thoracocentesis can carry the risk of frequent morbidity even when a lecture and printed guidelines on performing thoracocentesis have been given and experienced individuals are in attendance during the performance of the procedure.
(16) We could not relate the subjective improvements noted by patients after thoracocentesis to the changes in pulmonary volumes or blood gas levels.
(17) To determine if chest ultrasonography would be beneficial, when thoracocentesis was performed, 71 patients with suspected pleural effusion were evaluated.
(18) Prior thoracocentesis (38 patients) and blind biopsy with an Abrams' needle (32 patients) had been nondiagnostic.
(19) Forty-five nosocomial empyema cases occurred after chest operation or thoracocentesis, or due to a subdiaphragmatic pathogenic condition or congestive heart failure complicated with aspiration pneumonia.
(20) Using sequential data analysis, initial diagnostic categorizations of eight of 78 patients were upgraded from presumptive or nondiagnostic to definitive based on data available 24 hours following thoracocentesis.