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Minocycline pleurodesis reduces recurrences after a first spontaneous pneumothorax

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f1125 (Published 21 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f1125

Spontaneous pneumothoraxes often recur after initial aspiration and drainage, and a recent trial from Taiwan suggests that early pleurodesis with minocycline can help reduce the risk. Participants, who were mostly young men, had simple aspiration and drainage with a small bore …

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