A randomised controlled trial of interventional versus conservative treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax [ 2015 - 2018 ]

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Researchers: Prof Simon Brown (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Gerben Keijzers Prof Julian Smith Prof Y C Gary Lee

Brief description Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) is a collapsed lung that occurs in otherwise healthy people without underlying lung disease. Current standard treatment is to insert a chest drain into the chest to remove the air around the collapsed lung so that the lung re-inflates rapidly ("interventional treatment"). We will determine whether doing nothing, i.e. letting the lung re-inflate slowly on its own over several weeks ("conservative treatment"), is just as good or even better for patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 412,315.76

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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