Complications following thoracic trauma managed with tube thoracostomy.

@article{Menger2012ComplicationsFT,
  title={Complications following thoracic trauma managed with tube thoracostomy.},
  author={Richard Philip Menger and Georgianna Telford and Patrick Kim and Meredith R. Bergey and Juron S Foreman and Babak Sarani and Jos{\'e} Pascual and Patrick L. Reilly and Charles William Schwab and Carrie A Sims},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2012},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={46-50}
}
INTRODUCTION Tube thoracostomy is a common procedure used to treat traumatic chest injuries. Although the mechanism of injury traditionally does not alter chest tube management, complication rates may vary depending on the severity of injury. The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of and risk factors associated with chest tube complications (CTCs) following thoracic trauma. METHODS A retrospective chart review of all trauma patients (≥16 years old) admitted to an urban… CONTINUE READING

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