Chest Tubes

Known as: thoracic tubes, Chest tube, Tube, Chest 
Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
CONTEXT Malignant pleural effusion causes disabling dyspnea in patients with a short life expectancy. Palliation is achieved by… (More)
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Review
2011
Review
2011
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to describe potential complications of percutaneous needle biopsy of the chest… (More)
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
BACKGROUND Supine anteroposterior (AP) chest radiography may not detect the presence of a small or medium pneumothorax (PTX) in… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
D Laws, E Neville, J Duffy, on behalf of the British Thoracic Society Pleural Disease Group, a subgroup of the British Thoracic… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
Sir, Linezolid is the first oxazolidinone antibiotic to be licensed for treatment of Gram-positive infections. It is active… (More)
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Highly Cited
2003
Highly Cited
2003
New to this edition: *Updated treatment regimens for paraneoplastic lesions broaden therapeutic options. *Consensus-building… (More)
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
STUDY OBJECTIVE Pneumothorax remains the most common complication of percutaneous CT-guided lung biopsy, despite improved… (More)
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECTIVE To assess the complication rate of tube thoracostomy in trauma. To consider whether this rate is high enough to support… (More)
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Review
2000
Review
2000
Insertion of a chest tube into the pleural space is standard management for various pleural disorders. Malpositioning of chest… (More)
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Highly Cited
1989
Highly Cited
1989
The effect of high dose aprotinin (Trasylol) was evaluated in three groups of patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass. In a… (More)
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