[Thoracic trauma. Experience of three decades].

@article{RobertoGonzlez2018ThoracicTE,
  title={[Thoracic trauma. Experience of three decades].},
  author={L RobertoGonz{\'a}lez and U AlejandraRiquelme and E AlbertoFuentes and F Ren{\'e}Sald{\'i}as and M RodrigoReyes and S EnriqueSeguel and L AleckStockins and T Andr{\'e}sJadue and Z JorgeCanales and C EmilioAlarc{\'o}n},
  journal={Revista medica de Chile},
  year={2018},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={
          196-205
        }
}
BACKGROUND Trauma is the leading cause of death in young patients and thoracic trauma (TT) is responsible for 25-35% of trauma deaths. AIM To describe and compare features, trauma severity indexes and morbidity of patients admitted for TT in the past three decades. MATERIAL AND METHODS Review of a TT database, operative notes and medical records of patients. These were separated by decade of admission (1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-2010). TT characteristics were compared. Injury Severity Score… CONTINUE READING

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