Drainage thoracique sur les lieux d'accidents. [Thoracic drainage at the accident site]

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serval:BIB_DD17793B3595
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Drainage thoracique sur les lieux d'accidents. [Thoracic drainage at the accident site]
Journal
Helvetica Chirurgica Acta
Author(s)
Demartines  N., Kiener  A., Scheidegger  D., Harder  F.
ISSN
0018-0181 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/1990
Volume
57
Number
2
Pages
273-7
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article --- Old month value: Oct
Abstract
The helicopter medical team of the Basel University Hospital treated and evacuated 710 patients in 1987/88. 484 were trauma patients (68.2%) and the intensive medical care began on the accident scene in 56% of the cases. We treated 90 thoracic injuries. 58.9% of these patients needed a chest tube which was directly inserted at the emergency place in 41.4% of the cases. An endotracheal intubation was necessary for 83.8% of the patients with in-field insertion of a chest tube and for 33.9% of other injured persons. No iatrogenic complications were observed. The clinical follow-up showed less complications for infield treated patients. We conclude that in-field insertion of chest tubes, if correctly performed, is a safe procedure contributing to diminish the lethality and the morbidity of trauma patients.
Keywords
*Accidents, Traffic/mortality Aircraft *Chest Tubes *First Aid Humans Multiple Trauma/mortality/*therapy Resuscitation/*methods Thoracic Injuries/mortality/*therapy
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Web of science
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