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BioMed Research International
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 3741426, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3741426
Clinical Study

Efficiency Analysis of Direct Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in Elderly Patients with Blunt Traumatic Hemothorax without an Initial Thoracostomy

1Division of Trauma, Department of Emergency, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
2Institute of Business and Management, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
3Research Center for Industry of Human Ecology, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology, Kweishan, Taoyuan 330, Taiwan
4Emergency Department, Fooyin University Hospital, Pingtung County 928, Taiwan
5Department of Medical Technology, Fooyin University, Kaohsiung 928, Taiwan
6Department of Nursing, Tajen University, Yanpu Township, Pingtung County 928, Taiwan
7Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan
8Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

Received 11 January 2016; Accepted 14 March 2016

Academic Editor: Nikolaos K. Kanakaris

Copyright © 2016 Wen-Yen Huang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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