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Is black spotting on the lungs a common benign variance, or a sign of pathology?

I recently found this article which shows an externally-healed lung donation before transplant. The left image is supposedly the lung pre-treatment, and right is post. In both of these images, black ...
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Pneumothorax first aid

I've heard a questionable advice about open pneumothorax first aid from a school nurse and would like to ask if it is legit. I do see the reasoning behind it but it seems like attempting such thing ...
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Treatment Options of Tension Pneumothorax

What I‘ve learned and heard is that if there is an indication of a tension pneumothorax (e.g. rib series fracture with elevated pulse and difficulties in breathing), treatment is always to get two ...
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