The effects of early chest tube placement on empyema resolution.

@article{Sasse1997TheEO,
  title={The effects of early chest tube placement on empyema resolution.},
  author={Scott A. Sasse and T K Nguyen and Michael Mulligan and N. S. Wang and C. Kees Mahutte and Richard W. Light},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1997},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={
          1679-83
        }
}
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… 

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