Predicting factors for outcome of tube thoracostomy in complicated parapneumonic effusion for empyema.

@article{Huang1999PredictingFF,
  title={Predicting factors for outcome of tube thoracostomy in complicated parapneumonic effusion for empyema.},
  author={H C Huang and H Y Chang and C W Chen and Chang Hyun Lee and T R Hsiue},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1999},
  volume={115 3},
  pages={751-6}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVES To determine the predicting factors for outcome of tube thoracostomy in patients with complicated parapneumonic effusion (CPE) or empyema. DESIGN AND SETTINGS Retrospective chart review over a 55-month period at a tertiary referred medical center. PATIENTS AND MEASUREMENTS The medical charts of patients with empyema or CPE were reviewed. Data including age, gender, clinical symptoms, important underlying diseases, leukocyte count, duration of preadmission symptoms, interval… CONTINUE READING