Volume Threshold for Chest Tube Removal: A Randomized Controlled Trial

@inproceedings{Hessami2009VolumeTF,
  title={Volume Threshold for Chest Tube Removal: A Randomized Controlled Trial},
  author={Mohammad Ali Hessami and Farid Najafi and Sajad Hatami},
  booktitle={Journal of injury & violence research},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND Despite importance of chest tube insertion in chest trauma, there is no general agreement on the level of daily volume drainage from chest tube. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness and safety of chest tube removal at the levels of 150 ml/day and 200 ml/day. METHODS Eligible patients (138) who needed replacement of chest tube… CONTINUE READING