The effects of early chest tube placement on empyema resolution.

  title={The effects of early chest tube placement on empyema resolution.},
  author={S. Sasse and T. Nguyen and M. Mulligan and N. Wang and C. K. Mahutte and R. Light},
  volume={111 6},
  • S. Sasse, T. Nguyen, +3 authors R. Light
  • Published 1997
  • Medicine
  • Chest
  • STUDY OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine the impact of the timing of chest tube insertion on outcome for the treatment of empyema, using a new animal model of empyema. DESIGN A prospective, controlled randomized, blinded design was used. SETTING The study was conducted in an animal research laboratory. PATIENTS OR PARTICIPANTS Sixty-six 2- to 3-kg rabbits were used in this study. INTERVENTIONS After induction of empyema, the rabbits were divided into four groups… CONTINUE READING
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