Common complications following thoracic trauma: their prevention and treatment.


Although there are a wide range of complications following thoracic trauma, respiratory failure, pneumonia, and pleural sepsis are the most common potentially preventable problems. Respiratory failure and pneumonia are directly related to the severity of the injury and the age and condition of the patient. A program aimed at aggressive pain control… (More)
DOI: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2008.01.006


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