Safety of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in patients with abnormal preprocedural coagulation parameters.

TitleSafety of ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in patients with abnormal preprocedural coagulation parameters.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHibbert RM, Atwell TD, Lekah A, Patel MD, Carter RE, McDonald JS, Rabatin JT
JournalChest
Volume144
Issue2
Pagination456-63
Date Published2013 Aug
Abstract

Despite a low incidence of hemorrhagic complications following thoracentesis, correction or attempted correction of abnormal preprocedural coagulation parameters is still commonly performed. We aimed to assess hemorrhagic complications following ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in patients with abnormal preprocedural coagulation parameters.

DOI10.1155/2013/972347
Alternate JournalChest