Antibiotics are not needed during tube thoracostomy for spontaneous pneumothorax: an observational case study


Olgac G., Aydogmus U., Mulazimoglu L. , Kutlu C. A.

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, cilt.1, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/1749-8090-1-43
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Özet

Background: Usefulness of prophylactic antibiotics following tube thoracostomy remains controversial in the literature. In this study, we aimed to investigate the consequences of closed tube thoracostomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax without the use of antibiotics.