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Table 5 Overview; outcomes of OWT therapy in debilitated patients

From: Short-term and long-term outcomes of intrathoracic vacuum therapy of empyema in debilitated patients

Author/Year Number of patients Empyema cause 30-day mortality Closure of OWT Recurrence OWT duration
Maruyama et al. 2001 53 Heterogeneous 15 % (8/53) 83 % (44/53) 11 % (5/44) Mean 128.0+/−32.1 days
Thourani et al. 2003 78 Heterogeneous 5 % (4/78) definitive OWT definitive OWT definitive OWT
Massera et al. 2009 19 Heterogeneous 6 % (1/17) 59 % (10/17) 10 % (1/10) Median 5 (3-9 months)
Reyes et al. 2010 78 Heterogeneous 6 % (5/78) 22 % (17/78) 6 % (1/17) Median 454 (90–1068 days)