What restrictions should patients with pneumothorax be given?

Updated: Apr 28, 2020
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: Mary C Mancini, MD, PhD, MMM  more...
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Two important concerns that clinicians should educate patients with pneumothorax/resolving pneumothorax about are avoidance of air travel/travel to remote regions and prohibition of smoking. Patients should also be advised to wear safety belts and passive restraint devices while driving.


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