Complications of intercostal catheter insertion using EMST techniques for chest trauma.

@article{Heng2004ComplicationsOI,
  title={Complications of intercostal catheter insertion using EMST techniques for chest trauma.},
  author={Kenneth Heng and Adam B Bystrzycki and Mark Fitzgerald and Robert A Gocentas and Stephen S Bernard and Louise E. Niggemeyer and David Jamie Cooper and Thomas Kossmann},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={74 6},
  pages={420-3}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to determine the complication rates associated with intercostal catheter insertion (ICI) performed using Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) guidelines on trauma patients admitted through The Alfred Trauma Centre. METHODS The Alfred Trauma Registry identified demographic and clinical data for patients who underwent ICI in the Alfred hospital following admission for trauma. The medical histories were subsequently reviewed for complications… CONTINUE READING
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