Results of a clinical practice algorithm for the management of thoracostomy tubes placed for traumatic mechanism

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INTRODUCTION The management and removal of thoracostomy tubes for trauma-related hemothorax and pneumothorax is controversial. General recommendations exist; however, institutional data related to an algorithmic approach has not been well described. The difficulty in establishing an algorithm centers about individualized patients' needs for subsequent… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/2193-1801-2-642

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