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A survey on the initial management of spontaneous pneumothorax

How, Soon Hin and T, Ismail and M F, Anshar and C W A, Hashim and W H W, Mohamad and D, Katiman (2010) A survey on the initial management of spontaneous pneumothorax. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 65 (3). pp. 180-184. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

condition but continues to be a frequent management problem among doctors. Despite the availability of guidelines on management of SP, studies have shown that the compliance with the guidelines is low. The various treatment options available in treating this condition further confuse doctors on the right approach in managing SP. The objective of this study is to investigate the awareness of the availability of these existing guidelines and to investigate how the doctors involved in the initial management of SP would manage this condition. A self completed questionnaire which included three case scenarios were distributed among doctors in two teaching university hospitals and two large Ministry of Health hospitals. This study showed that there is a lack of awareness of the existing guidelines even among the senior doctors and there is a variation in the initial management of SP. Therefore a locally produced guideline may be beneficial to standardise and improve the management of SP.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2987/23333
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spontaneous pneumothorax, Management, Guideline, Aspiration
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr is adnan
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2012 10:18
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/23333

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