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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
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
Maskell, NA More by this author
Davies, CWH More by this author
Hedley, EL More by this 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
URN:
uuid:f47f755b-522d-4ba1-a530-d1c2be46f06d
Source identifiers:
80114
Local pid:
pubs:80114
Language:
English

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