Occult Pneumothoraces in Critical Care (OPTICC)

The study is currently recruiting participants

OPTICC trial randomly assigns patients who do not appear to have any symptoms or problems from their occult pneumothorax to either having a standard chest tube or to being watched. The term "occult pneumothorax" (OPTX), describes a pneumothorax (PTX) that while not suspected on the basis of either clinical examination or plain radiograph, is ultimately detected with thoraco-abdominal computed tomograms (CT). read more...