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 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-2006-955883
  • Title of Journal : THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGEON
  • Page Numbers: pp.190-195

Abstract

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.