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The relationship between chest tube size and clinical outcome in pleural infection

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Background: The optimal choice of chest tube size for the treatment of pleural infection is unknown, with only small cohort studies reported describing the efficacy and adverse events of different tube sizes. Methods: A total of 405 patients with pleural infection were prospectively enrolled into a multicenter study investigating the utility of fibrinolytic therapy. The combined frequency of death and surgery, and secondary outcomes (hospital stay, change in chest radiograph, and lung functio...

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10.1378/chest.09-1044

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
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Journal:
Chest
Volume:
137
Issue:
3
Pages:
536-543
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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EISSN:
1931-3543
ISSN:
0012-3692
Source identifiers:
80114
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:80114
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uuid:f47f755b-522d-4ba1-a530-d1c2be46f06d
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pubs:80114
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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