The prognostic importance of trauma scoring systems for blunt thoracic trauma

Esme H., Solak O., Yurumez Y., Yavuz Y., Terzi Y., Sezer M., ...More

THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON, vol.55, no.3, pp.190-195, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-955883
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-195


Background: Early identification and aggressive management of blunt thoracic trauma are essential to reduce the significant rates of morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to evaluate the independent predictive value of 5 different trauma scoring systems (Revised Trauma Score [RTS], Trauma and Injury Severity Score [TRISS], Injury Severity Score [ISS], Lung Injury Scale [LIS], and Chest Wall Injury Scale [CWIS]) with respect to prognostic factors such as tube thoracostomy duration, the need for mechanical support and thoracotomy, the length of hospital and ICU stay, morbid conditions, and deaths of patients with blunt thoracic trauma.