Procedural – Thora, Para, Pericardio

Procedural Studies: Thora and Para


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Gordon, CE et al.  Pneumothorax following thoracentesis:  a systematic review and metanalysis.  Arch Int Med.  2010;170:332-9.

Grogan, DR et al.  Complications associated with thoracentesis:  a prospective, randomized study comparing three different methods.  Arch Int Med.   1990;150:873-877.

Jones, PW et al.  Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis:  Is it a safer method?.  Chest.  2003;123:418-423.

O’Moore, PV et al.  Sonographic guidance in diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in the pleural space.  Am J Roentgenol.  1987;149:1-5.

Patel, PA et al.  Complications and costs associated with thoracentesis procedures.  J Clin Ultrasound.  2012;40:135-141.

Raptopoulos V, Davis LM, Lee G, et al. Factors affecting the development of pneumothorax associated with thoracentesis. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1991 May;156(5):917-20.


Bard, C. et al.  Ascites:  Ultrasound guidance or blind paracentesis?  CMAJ.  1986;135:209-10.

Goldberg, BB et al.  Ultrasonic determination of ascites.  Arch Int Med.   1976;131:217-220.

Irshad, A. et al.  Can the smallest depth of ascetic fluid on sonograms predict the amount of drainable fluid?  J Clin Ultrasound.  2009;37:440-444.

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Procedural Studies: Pericardiocentesis

Garth AP, Hwang JQ, Schuur JD, Rosborough S. Ultrasound guided pericardiocentesis of cardiac tamponade. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;16(8):811. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00473.x. Epub 2009 Jul 9. No abstract available.

Nagdev A, Mantuani D. A novel in-plane technique for ultrasoundguided pericardiocentesis. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Jun 25. doi:pii: S0735-6757(13)00296-9. 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.05.021. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

Ainsworth CD, Salehian O Echo-guided pericardiocentesis: let the bubbles show the way. Circulation. 2011 Feb 1;123(4):e210-1. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.005512. No abstract available

Ozer HO, Davutoğlu V, Cakici M, Doğan A, Sari I, Oylumlu M, Aksoy  [Echocardiography-guided pericardiocentesis with the apical approach]. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2009 Apr;37(3):177-81.

Aqel RA, Hage FG, Cogar B, Burri M, Wells B, Allison S, Zoghbi GJ, Perry G, Bittner V, Fan P, Nanda NC Transthoracic echocardiography guided procedures in the catheterization laboratory. Echocardiography. 2007 Oct;24(9):1000-7. Review

Cauduro SA, Moder KG, Luthra HS, Seward JB. Echocardiographically guided pericardiocentesis for treatment of clinically significant pericardial effusion in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2006 Nov;33(11):2173-7.


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