Observational Study
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World J Clin Cases. Jul 26, 2021; 9(21): 5889-5899
Published online Jul 26, 2021. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v9.i21.5889
Quantification analysis of pleural line movement for the diagnosis of pneumothorax
Rui Xiao, Qiang Shao, Ning Zhao, Fen Liu, Ke-Jian Qian
Rui Xiao, Qiang Shao, Ning Zhao, Fen Liu, Ke-Jian Qian, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Author contributions: Xiao R and Qian KJ were the guarantors and designed the study; Xiao R and Zhao N participated in the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of the data, and drafted the initial manuscript; Shao Q and Liu F revised the manuscript.
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University.
Informed consent statement: Written consent was obtained from all subjects.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Data sharing statement: The datasets used and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
STROBE statement: The authors have read the STROBE Statement, and the manuscript was prepared and revised according to the STROBE Statement.
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Corresponding author: Ke-Jian Qian, MD, PhD, Full Professor, Department of Intensive Care Medicine, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 17 Yongwaizheng Road, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China. ndyfyicu@email.ncu.edu.cn
Received: February 19, 2021
Peer-review started: February 19, 2021
First decision: March 11, 2021
Revised: March 19, 2021
Accepted: June 1, 2021
Article in press: June 1, 2021
Published online: July 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: This study used tissue Doppler to quantify the movement of the pleural line for the diagnosis of pneumothorax in patients with unilateral pneumothorax. Various quantitative variables of the pneumothorax side were all lower than that of the non-pneumothorax side. Peak pleural line velocity/peak chest wall tissue velocity was the best variable to diagnose pneumothorax (area under receiver operating characteristic curve, 0.99). Tissue Doppler quantitative technique is an effective tool for the diagnosis of pneumothorax.