Role of prophylactic antibiotics for tube thoracostomy in chest trauma

Gonzalez, Richard P.; Holevar, Michele R.
July 1998
American Surgeon;Jul1998, Vol. 64 Issue 7, p617
Academic Journal
Evaluates the efficacy of antibiotic prophylaxis in association with tube thoracostomy for chest trauma patients with Injury Severity Scores of 9 or 10. Chest tube placement of patients; Complications; Implications on the benefits of administering prophylactic antibiotics.


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