Chest injuries – what is new?

@article{Keel2007ChestI,
  title={Chest injuries – what is new?},
  author={Marius J. B. Keel and Christoph Meier},
  journal={Current Opinion in Critical Care},
  year={2007},
  volume={13},
  pages={674–679}
}
  • M. Keel, C. Meier
  • Published 1 December 2007
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Critical Care
Purpose of reviewThis article reviews new aspects about the significance, diagnosis and treatment of different chest injuries. Recent findingsAge and Injury Severity Score were risk factors for pneumonia and mortality in patients with rib fractures or flail chest. Occult pneumothoraces were detected in 14.5% and occult hemothoraces in 21.4% using computed tomography, whereas lung contusions were detected two times more frequently with computed tomography compared with chest X-ray. The current… 
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