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Outcome analysis of cirrhotic patients undergoing chest tube placement.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chest
Publication Date
Volume
126
Issue
1
Pages
142–148
Identifiers
PMID: 15249455
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

When placed for all indications, chest tubes may be successfully removed in the majority of cirrhotic patients. However, a third of all patients still die with the chest tube still in place. Failure to remove the chest tube increases mortality in patients with increasing severity of liver disease.

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