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The effect of smoking on the duration of drain and hospital stay in patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax

Halil Ciftci

   

Abstract
Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is the presence of free air in the pleural space without any underlying lung disease or trauma. It usually occurs in thin young males. Smoking is an important factor in its etiology. Treatment is follow-up, needle aspiration or tube thoracostomy. Our aim in conducting this study is to examine the demographic data of patients who underwent tube thoracostomy due to primary spontaneous pneumothorax and the effect of smoking on the duration of drain and hospital stay. This is a retrospective observational cohort study conducted in a Training and Research Hospital Thoracic Surgery clinic between February 2015 and February 2020. All patients who underwent tube thoracostomy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups according to smoking status as: Group 1 (smoking group), Group 2 (non-smoker group). Age, gender, body mass index, duration of drain and hospital stay was compared between the groups. Group 1 included 48 patients (mean age: 22.7±2.92 years, 79.2% male) and group 2 included 23 patients (mean age: 22.5±2.37 years, 73.9% male). There was no statistically significant difference between the groups in terms of gender, age, body mass index (p> 0.05). However, the duration of drain and hospital stay of the patients in group 2 was statistically significantly lower than group 1 (p

Key words: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax, smoking, tube duration time, hospital stay

Med-Science. 2021; 10(2): 529-31

Medicine Science Vol:10 Issue:2 Year:2021 PP:272–669
Posted in Vol: 10 Issue: 2 Year: 2021 June pp: 272–669

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