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International Expert Consensus and Recommendations for Neonatal Pneumothorax Ultrasound Diagnosis and Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis Procedure
 

International Expert Consensus and Recommendations for Neonatal Pneumothorax Ultrasound Diagnosis and Ultrasound-guided Thoracentesis Procedure

Article doi: 10.3791/60836
March 12th, 2020
1Department of Neonatology and NICU, Beijing Chaoyang District Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital, 2The National Neonatal Lung Ultrasound Training Base, 3Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cohen Children's Medical Center, 4Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Politecnico di Milano, 5Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, Ausl della Romagna, S. Maria delle Croci Hospital, 6Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Puerta del Mar University Hospital, 7Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Institute for Children and Adolescents Health Care of Vojvodina, 8Emergency Department, University Hospital of Cattinara, 9Division of Pediatric Radiology, Department of Radiology, Medical University Graz, 10Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Service Hospital Joan XXIII Tarragona, University Rovira i Virgil, 11Center for Newborn Care, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center, 12Division of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 13Section of Neonatal Imaging, Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 14Maternal Child Health Research institute, Taipei Medical University and China Medical University, 15Intensive Care Unit, Zhejiang Hospital, 16Department of Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Soochow University, 17Department of Neonatology and NICU, Bayi Children's Hospital Affiliated to the Seventh Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital, 18Intensive Care Unit, Second Affiliated Hospital of Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, 19Collaborative Innovation Center for Maternal and Infant Health Service Application Technology, Quanzhou Medical College, 20Department of Ultrasound, Second Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, 21Department of Emergency Medicine, Tianjin Medical University General Hospital, 22Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Affiliated Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 23Department of Ultrasound, GE Healthcare, 24The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Fifth Medical Center of Chinese PLA General Hospital

Summary March 12th, 2020

Pneumothorax is a common emergency and critical disease in newborn infants that needs rapid, clear diagnosis and timely treatment. Diagnosis and treatment based on chest X-rays are associated with delayed management and radiation damage. Lung ultrasound (US) provides useful guidance for rapid, accurate diagnosis and the precise thoracentesis of pneumothorax.

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