Table 2: Characteristics of and complications related to chest drainage.

 

 

All (n = 51)

Tube size, mean SD

22 3.0

Duration of drainage, mean SD

17 17

Treatment failure, n (%)

10 (20)

Death within 90 days of tube placement, n (%)

6 (12)

Surgery required, n (%)

3 (5.9)

Severity of empyema

 

Category 1

0

Category 2

0

Category 3

11 (22)

Category 4

40 (78)

Complications, n

31

Pain, n (%)

26 (51)

Decannulation, n (%)

6 (12)

Inappropriate positioning, n (%)

1 (2.0)

Obstruction, n (%)

1 (2.0)

Infection, n (%)

1 (2.0)

Leak, n (%)

1 (2.0)

 

SD: Standard Deviation