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Doctor inflicted pneumothorax (iatrogenic)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 1, 2007
  • 03:55 PM

what is considered normal procedure/prudent monitoring when a central line is inserted, to observe the incident of pnuemothorax? Cardiac arrest in the hands of the health care staff, after a central line was inserted, should this not have been detected earlier??

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  • A friend of mine developed a pheumothorax after surgery due to the fluids pumped into her body--not sure if your experience was similar. But she was pretty upset, but it turned out that isn't anyone's fault due to volatile nature of fluid balance in body. I hope you're doing okay now!
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