thoracocentesis


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Noun1.thoracocentesis - removal of fluid from the chest by centesis for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
centesis - (surgery) the act of puncturing a body cavity or organ with a hollow needle in order to draw out fluid
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Conversely, ultrasound helps to diagnose, quantify, characterize the fluid and guide thoracocentesis (TIDWELL, 1992; DEFRANCESCO, 2013).
Thoracocentesis of the pleural effusion showed a white milky liquid sample.
Therefore, evaluation of suspected VAP should include two sets of blood cultures and a thoracocentesis for non-loculated pleural effusions of [greater than or equal to]10 mm in diameter on a lateral decubitus chest X-ray18.
1) Age of patient <15 years, (2) Patients with contradictions to perform thoracocentesis like bleeding diathesis, local infection, thrombocytopenia, renal insufficiency, etc.
Diagnosis of pleuro-peritoneal fistula was made after thoracocentesis results showed high aspirate glucose level compare to plasma glucose level.
Despite repeated thoracocentesis and biopsies, about 20% of pleural effusions remain undiagnosed.
7[degrees]C) Initial WBC -- Normal (no number given) Initial empiric Ceftriaxone + Levofloxacin + antibiotics ampicillin clindamycin Targeted -- Levofloxacin antibiotics Total duration -- 24 of antibiotics Surgical Video-assisted Thoracocentesis intervention thoracoscopic and chest tube biopsy insertion Outcome Died Survived Table 3: Published cases of Streptococcus intermedius pleural fluid and tissue analysis.
Results: 309 patients had thoracocentesis while performed by residents and 50 by consultants.
sup][2] If the patient presents in acute respiratory distress with massive pleural effusion, thoracocentesis or pleural catheter placement or mechanical ventilation should be performed first.
Nurses must be familiar with the Potain aspirator to know how to clean it, assemble it, make it function to help the physician during the thoracocentesis operation (LM 7:196.
Thoracocentesis and surgical drainage were performed; pleural fluid was obtained for culture.