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Needle Thoracentesis vs Chest Drain in Neonates

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@M C Fadous Khalife I tend to agree, but in infants on non-invasive ventilation or in cases with no support at all but with resp distress and the x-ray shows pneumo, I have good experience.

In those "lighter" cases, needle thoracocentesis is def something reducing thoracic drains, in my experience

Check this ref out https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29799982 

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