The risk factors and management of posttraumatic empyema in trauma patients.

@article{Eren2008TheRF,
  title={The risk factors and management of posttraumatic empyema in trauma patients.},
  author={Sevval Eren and Hidir Esme and Abidin Şehitogullari and Atilla Durkan},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2008},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={44-9}
}
BACKGROUND Posttraumatic empyema increases patient morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay, and the cost of treatment. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors for posttraumatic empyema and to review our treatment outcomes in patients with this condition. METHODS A total of 2261 patients who were admitted with thoracic traumas and… CONTINUE READING