Journal article

Serial Observation of Blood Alcohol Concentration post Ethanol Pleurodesis (SOBER) Study: A Prospective Observational Study

Simon W Chong, David EP Bramley, Sara Vogrin

Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: To measure the blood alcohol concentration levels in patients after chemical pleurodesis with ethanol sclerosant via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Single tertiary university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Eight patients undergoing chemical pleurodesis with ethanol sclerosant for management of recurrent pneumothoraces or pleural effusions. INTERVENTIONS: After ethics board approval, written informed consent was obtained from 8 patients undergoing chemical pleurodesis with ethanol sclerosant for management of recurrent pneumothoraces or pleural effusions. Five patients received a dose of 100 mL of 70% ethanol/1% iodine, and 3 patie..

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