chest tubes

Summary

Summary: Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.

Top Publications

  1. pmc BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain
    D Laws
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth BH7 7DW
    Thorax 58:ii53-9. 2003
  2. ncbi Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resection
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:529-39. 2002
  3. pmc BTS guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax
    M Henry
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
    Thorax 58:ii39-52. 2003
  4. ncbi [Pleural drainage in trauma]
    Martin Almquist
    Kirurgiska kliniken, Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmo
    Lakartidningen 101:2016-8, 2021-2. 2004
  5. ncbi The use of flexible silastic drains after chest surgery: novel thoracic drainage
    Hisashi Ishikura
    Department of Chest Surgery, Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, Komatsushima City, Tokushima, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:331-3. 2006
  6. doi Pleural controversy: optimal chest tube size for drainage
    Richard W Light
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2650, USA
    Respirology 16:244-8. 2011
  7. doi Prospective European multicenter randomized trial of PleuraSeal for control of air leaks after elective pulmonary resection
    Paul De Leyn
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:881-7. 2011
  8. ncbi Adjunctive intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator administered via chest tubes placed with imaging guidance: effectiveness and risk for hemorrhage
    Debra A Gervais
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, White 270, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 246:956-63. 2008
  9. ncbi Management of patients with "ex vacuo" pneumothorax after thoracentesis
    Skorn Ponrartana
    Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    Acad Radiol 12:980-6. 2005
  10. doi Pleural decompression and drainage during trauma reception and resuscitation
    M Fitzgerald
    Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Injury 39:9-20. 2008

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Publications197 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain
    D Laws
    Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth BH7 7DW
    Thorax 58:ii53-9. 2003
  2. ncbi Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resection
    Thomas W Rice
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Chest Surg Clin N Am 12:529-39. 2002
    ..To stop persistent air leaks, early cessation of suction and placing chest tubes to an underwater seal is more effective than continuous suction...
  3. pmc BTS guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax
    M Henry
    Department of Respiratory Medicine, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
    Thorax 58:ii39-52. 2003
  4. ncbi [Pleural drainage in trauma]
    Martin Almquist
    Kirurgiska kliniken, Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmo
    Lakartidningen 101:2016-8, 2021-2. 2004
  5. ncbi The use of flexible silastic drains after chest surgery: novel thoracic drainage
    Hisashi Ishikura
    Department of Chest Surgery, Tokushima Red Cross Hospital, Komatsushima City, Tokushima, Japan
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:331-3. 2006
    ..We report a new strategy for drainage with silicon thoracic tube (Blake drain) after chest surgery...
  6. doi Pleural controversy: optimal chest tube size for drainage
    Richard W Light
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232 2650, USA
    Respirology 16:244-8. 2011
    ..percentage of patients with pleural effusions or pneumothorax are being treated with small-bore (10-14 F) chest tubes rather than large-bore (>20 F)...
  7. doi Prospective European multicenter randomized trial of PleuraSeal for control of air leaks after elective pulmonary resection
    Paul De Leyn
    University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 141:881-7. 2011
    ..We sought to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a synthetic bioresorbable pleural sealant (PleuraSeal; Covidien, Bedford, Mass) to treat air leaks after pulmonary resection...
  8. ncbi Adjunctive intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator administered via chest tubes placed with imaging guidance: effectiveness and risk for hemorrhage
    Debra A Gervais
    Department of Radiology, Division of Abdominal Imaging and Intervention, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit St, White 270, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Radiology 246:956-63. 2008
    To retrospectively determine the effectiveness of and risk for hemorrhage with intrapleural adjunctive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administered via chest tubes placed with imaging guidance.
  9. ncbi Management of patients with "ex vacuo" pneumothorax after thoracentesis
    Skorn Ponrartana
    Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, 94143, USA
    Acad Radiol 12:980-6. 2005
    ..To determine clinical outcome in patients who developed "ex vacuo" pneumothorax following thoracentesis and to assess the benefit of chest tube placement for this complication...
  10. doi Pleural decompression and drainage during trauma reception and resuscitation
    M Fitzgerald
    Emergency and Trauma Centre, The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
    Injury 39:9-20. 2008
    ..4. Whenever possible, blunt thoracic trauma patients should undergo definitive CT imaging after TT to check for appropriate tube position...
  11. ncbi Incidence of chest tube malposition in the critically ill: a prospective computed tomography study
    Francis Remerand
    Service de Radiologie Polyvalente Diagnostique et Interventionnelle, La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Tours, France
    Anesthesiology 106:1112-9. 2007
    Malposition of percutaneously inserted chest tubes is considered as a rare complication in critically ill patients. Its incidence, however, remains uncertain...
  12. doi Evaluation of a new chest tube removal protocol using digital air leak monitoring after lobectomy: a prospective randomised trial
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:56-60. 2010
    ....
  13. ncbi The management of chest tubes in patients with a pneumothorax and an air leak after pulmonary resection
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Chest 128:816-20. 2005
    Placing chest tubes to water seal is superior for patients with an air leak, but when a patient has a pneumothorax and an air leak the best chest tube setting is unknown.
  14. doi Chest drainage suction decreases differential pleural pressure after upper lobectomy and has no effect after lower lobectomy
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:531-4. 2010
    ..The aim of this investigation is to evaluate the effect of postoperative suction on inspiratory, expiratory and differential pleural pressures after upper or lower lobectomy...
  15. ncbi Diagnosis of malpositioned chest tubes after emergency tube thoracostomy: is computed tomography more accurate than chest radiograph?
    Kun Eng Lim
    Department of Radiology, Buddist Tzu Chi Xindian General Hospital, Xiandian, Taipei County, Taiwan, ROC
    Clin Imaging 29:401-5. 2005
    The aim of this study was to compare the accuracy between computed tomography (CT) and frontal chest radiography in the diagnosis of malpositioned chest tubes (MCT).
  16. ncbi Efficacy and safety of TachoSil® versus standard treatment of air leakage after pulmonary lobectomy
    Gabriel Mihai Marta
    Vienna University Hospital, Vienna, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 38:683-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sealing efficacy and safety of the surgical patch, TachoSil®, in lung surgery...
  17. ncbi Initial experience with the world's first digital drainage system. The benefits of recording air leaks with graphic representation
    Leif Dernevik
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:209-13. 2007
    ..To evaluate the clinical efficacy of a new digital drainage system, the DigiVent Chest Drainage System that gives accurate measurements of air leakage and pleural pressures and can display those measurements over time...
  18. pmc Management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Shaun M Coughlin
    The Department of Surgery, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont
    Can J Surg 55:264-70. 2012
    ..a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the effect of suction with water seal, compared with water seal alone, applied to intra pleural chest tubes on the duration of air leaks in patients undergoing pulmonary surgery.
  19. doi Optimal chest drain size: the rise of the small-bore pleural catheter
    Edward T H Fysh
    School of Medicine and Pharmacology and CAARR, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 31:760-8. 2010
    ..The onus now is on those who favor large tubes to produce clinical data to justify the more invasive approach...
  20. pmc A novel and safe technique in closed tube thoracostomy
    Koray Dural
    Numune Teaching and Research Hospital, Division of Thoracic Surgery, Ankara, Turkey
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:21. 2010
    ..Trocar technique, which is used to prevent TM, is not recommended because of its potential for severe complications...
  21. ncbi Comparison of three different chest drainages after coronary artery bypass surgery--a randomised trial in 150 patients
    Staffan Bjessmo
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Anaesthesiology, Karolinska University Hospital, 171 76 Stockholm, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:372-5. 2007
    ..and pleura following open cardiac procedures is usually carried out using one or more large-bore plastic chest tubes. Recently small diameter siliastic drains have been reported to evacuate blood with a better patient comfort...
  22. ncbi A prospective randomized controlled trial of suction versus non-suction to the under-water seal drains following lung resection
    N Alphonso
    Guy s Hospital, London SE1 9RT, UK
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 27:391-4. 2005
    ..Practice varies as to whether or not suction is applied to under-water seal drains following lung surgery. We tested the null hypothesis that there is no difference with respect to air leak duration...
  23. ncbi Comparison of water seal and suction after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective, randomized trial
    Alessandro Brunelli
    Department of Respiratory Diseases, Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
    Ann Thorac Surg 77:1932-7; discussion 1937. 2004
    The objective of the present study was to assess whether placing chest tubes on water seal after pulmonary lobectomy reduced the duration of air leak compared with suction.
  24. ncbi Less pain with flexible fluted silicone chest drains than with conventional rigid chest tubes after cardiac surgery
    Enoch Akowuah
    Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Echocardiography, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1027-8. 2002
  25. doi Postoperative chest tube management: measuring air leak using an electronic device decreases variability in the clinical practice
    Gonzalo Varela
    Service of Thoracic Surgery, Salamanca University Hospital, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 35:28-31. 2009
    ..a prospective randomized study aimed at measuring inter-observer variability in deciding when to withdraw chest tubes after lung resection and to evaluate if the use of an electronic device to measure postoperative air leak ..
  26. ncbi The use of smaller, more flexible chest drains following open heart surgery : an initial evaluation
    R A Lancey
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Chest 119:19-24. 2001
    ..To evaluate the safety and efficacy of smaller-caliber drains in patients undergoing open heart surgery...
  27. pmc Tension pneumothoraces not responding to needle thoracocentesis
    R Jones
    Accident and Emergency Department, Aintree University Hospital Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK
    Emerg Med J 19:176-7. 2002
  28. ncbi Sonographically guided small-bore chest tubes and sonographic monitoring for rapid sclerotherapy of recurrent malignant pleural effusions
    Sergio Sartori
    Section of Interventional Ultrasound, Department of Internal Medicine, St Anna Hospital, Corso Giovecca 203, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 23:1171-6. 2004
    ..To evaluate the role of sonographically guided small-bore chest catheters and sonographically based monitoring of fluid evacuation in rapid sclerotherapy of malignant pleural effusions...
  29. pmc Chest tube complications: how well are we training our residents?
    Chad G Ball
    Department of Surgery, Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Can J Surg 50:450-8. 2007
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to define the incidence and risk factors for complications in chest tubes placed exclusively by resident physicians...
  30. pmc Pre-hospital and in-hospital thoracostomy: indications and complications
    Christopher J Aylwin
    Trauma Service, Department of Surgery, Royal London Hospital, London, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 90:54-7. 2008
    ..We conducted a prospective cohort observational study of emergency pleural drainage procedures to validate the indications for pre-hospital thoracostomy and to identify complications from both pre- and in-hospital thoracostomies...
  31. ncbi Left pleural effusion after coronary artery bypass decreases with a supplemental pleural drain
    Maryann Payne
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 73:149-52. 2002
    ....
  32. doi The benefits of continuous and digital air leak assessment after elective pulmonary resection: a prospective study
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:396-401. 2008
    ..Air leaks remain the most common pulmonary complication after elective pulmonary resection, yet their assessment, unlike other clinical bedside indicators, remains analogue and not digital...
  33. ncbi Pre-hospital pleural decompression and chest tube placement after blunt trauma: A systematic review
    Christian Waydhas
    Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
    Resuscitation 72:11-25. 2007
    Pre-hospital insertion of chest tubes or decompression of air within the pleural space is one of the controversial topics in emergency medical care of trauma patients...
  34. ncbi Emergency chest tube placement in trauma care - which approach is preferable?
    Stefan Huber-Wagner
    Klinikum der Universitat Munchen, Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik Innenstadt, Nussbaumstrasse 20, D 80336 MUnchen, Germany
    Resuscitation 72:226-33. 2007
    ..3. intercostal space) or lateral (4.-6. intercostal space) approach. The aim of this study was to determine, whether there are any differences between the two approaches in respect of malposition and complications...
  35. ncbi The effect of autologous fibrin sealant (Vivostat) on morbidity after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective randomised, blinded study
    Ali Belboul
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg 413 45, Sweden
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 26:1187-91. 2004
    ..This study evaluated the effect of using an autologous fibrin sealant (Vivostat) during lobectomy on morbidity following surgery...
  36. ncbi Intrapleural instillation of autologous blood in the treatment of prolonged air leak after lobectomy: a prospective randomized controlled trial
    Michael J Shackcloth
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, The Cardiothoracic Centre, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1052-6. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the value of instilling autologous blood into the pleural cavity to seal prolonged air leaks after lobectomy...
  37. ncbi Use of small-bore vs large-bore chest tubes for treatment of malignant pleural effusions
    W Parulekar
    National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group, Queen s University, Kingston ON
    Chest 120:19-25. 2001
    To evaluate the efficacy of small-bore (12 French vanSonnenberg) catheters compared with standard large-bore chest tubes in the drainage and sclerotherapy of malignant pleural effusions.
  38. doi Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high output
    Robert James Cerfolio
    Section of Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294, USA
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 135:269-73. 2008
    ..Many patients have their hospital discharge delayed because their chest tube drainage is too high, despite the fact that there are no data to support the commonly used 250 mL/day threshold...
  39. ncbi When to remove a chest tube? A randomized study with subsequent prospective consecutive validation
    Riad N Younes
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital do Cancer AC Camargo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    J Am Coll Surg 195:658-62. 2002
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of establishing a volume of 200 mL/d of uninfected drainage as a threshold for removal of chest tube, as compared with more frequently used volumes of 100 and 150 mL/d...
  40. ncbi Are chest radiographs routinely necessary following thoracostomy tube removal?
    Preeyacha Pacharn
    Department of Radiology, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143 0628, USA
    Pediatr Radiol 32:138-42. 2002
    ..To aid in evaluating the necessity of this practice, this study investigates whether clinical signs and symptoms may be a sensitive predictor of PTX in such patients...
  41. ncbi Chest tube removal: end-inspiration or end-expiration?
    R L Bell
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
    J Trauma 50:674-7. 2001
    ..A secondary objective was to identify potential risk factors for developing recurrence...
  42. doi The removal of chest tubes despite an air leak or a pneumothorax
    Robert J Cerfolio
    Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 87:1690-4; discussion 1694-6. 2009
    ..The presence of an air leak is currently a contraindication for removal of a chest tube. The objective of this series was to evaluate the safety of chest tube removal in patients with an air leak...
  43. ncbi Efficiency of fleece-bound sealing (TachoSil) of air leaks in lung surgery: a prospective randomised trial
    Udo Anegg
    Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, University Medical School, Graz, Austria
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:198-202. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the sealing capacity of TachoSil for the closure of alveolar air leaks following parenchymal resections and to determine its effect on time to chest drain removal and duration of hospitalisation...
  44. pmc Best evidence topic report. Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothorax
    Rachel Jenner
    Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
    Emerg Med J 23:138-9. 2006
  45. ncbi [Differential diagnosis of pulmonary infiltration after insertion of a chest tube for pneumothorax]
    B Hoksch
    DMLL Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie, Universitatsspital Bern
    Chirurg 76:270-2. 2005
    ..Its pathogenesis, however, is not clearly understood. Pulmonary edema should always be considered if the patient's respiratory condition worsens after lung reexpansion...
  46. ncbi Position of a chest tube at video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous pneumothorax
    Fengshi Chen
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Shizuoka City Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan
    Respiration 73:329-33. 2006
    ..Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is a good therapeutic option for young patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP), but there sometimes exists unexpected prolonged hospital stay due to air leak after the operation...
  47. ncbi Pyopneumothorax after blunt trauma
    Te I Weng
    Am J Emerg Med 22:436-7. 2004
  48. ncbi Pneumothorax: an uncommon complication of minimally invasive parathyroidectomy
    Bethany Slater
    Department of Surgery, Section of Endocrine Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech 15:38-40. 2005
    ..In the second case, the patient had a history of emphysema, and the pneumothorax was most likely due to a rupture of a bleb. With prompt diagnosis and early treatment of this potential complication, morbidity can be decreased...
  49. ncbi Initial chest tube management after pulmonary resection
    G Antanavicius
    Temple University School of Medicine Clinical Campus at the Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15223, USA
    Am Surg 71:416-9. 2005
    ..In patients placed to water seal initially after surgery (n = 32), removal of chest tubes was on postoperative day (POD) 3.19 +/- 0.24 and hospital discharge was on POD 5.13 +/- 0.61...
  50. ncbi Chest tube drainage under radiological guidance for pleural effusion and pneumothorax in a tertiary care university teaching hospital: Review of 51 cases
    Luce Cantin
    Radiology Department, University of Montreal Medical Center, Hospital Saint Luc, Montreal, Canada
    Can Respir J 12:29-33. 2005
    ..Chest tube drainage under radiological guidance has been used with increasing frequency as a treatment option for pleural effusions and pneumothoraxes...
  51. ncbi Delayed repair of bronchial avulsion in a child through median sternotomy
    Peter Beale
    Division of Paediatric Surgery, Johannesburg Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
    J Trauma 58:617-9. 2005
  52. ncbi Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy
    Ritesh Agarwal
    Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
    Respirology 11:105-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the efficacy and safety of iodopovidone as an agent for pleurodesis through tube thoracostomy in patients with recurrent pleural effusions and pneumothorax...
  53. ncbi Medical management of parapneumonic pleural disease
    N P Barnes
    Department of Paediatrics, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
    Pediatr Pulmonol 39:127-34. 2005
    ..In conclusion, antibiotic therapy with chest drain insertion and intrapleural urokinase is effective in treating complex parapneumonic effusion and is associated with a good long-term outcome...
  54. ncbi Outcome of pediatric empyema thoracis managed by tube thoracostomy
    Maria Lorena Corazon V Rodriguez
    Department of Surgery, University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 14:98-101. 2006
    ..Empyema managed by tube thoracostomy alone showed evidence of delayed lung re-expansion, prolonged drainage and hospitalization, and unfavorable outcome...
  55. ncbi Treatment options of spontaneous pneumothorax
    Abdullah Al-Qudah
    Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of General Surgery, Jordan University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Amman, Jordan
    Indian J Chest Dis Allied Sci 48:191-200. 2006
    ..Till present, there are no prospective, randomised comparative studies between various treatment strategies but only few between various therapeutic techniques are available...
  56. ncbi Nursing management of patients with a chest drain
    Ben Sullivan
    Guy s Main Theatres, Guy s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust, London
    Br J Nurs 17:388-93. 2008
    ..This article examines the nursing role in chest drain management from insertion to removal and includes aspects of pain management and features of a functioning chest drain...
  57. ncbi Should surgical pleurectomy for spontaneous pneumothorax be always thoracoscopic?
    Rizwan Qureshi
    Department of Cardio Thoracic Surgery, Walsgrave University Hospital Coventry, UK
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:569-72. 2008
    ..10 weeks; P=0.007). There were 3 (5.27%) recurrences in VATS group for patients with SSP. This experience suggests that VATS pleurectomy is an appropriate modality for PSP. However, open pleurectomy is a viable alternative to treat SSP...
  58. doi Parapneumonic pleural effusion and empyema
    Coenraad F N Koegelenberg
    Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Academic Hospital, Cape Town, South Africa
    Respiration 75:241-50. 2008
    ..Open surgical intervention is sometimes required to control pleural sepsis or to restore chest mechanics. This review gives an overview of parapneumonic effusion and empyema, focusing on recent developments and controversies...
  59. ncbi Do the benefits of shorter hospital stay associated with the use of fleece-bound sealing outweigh the cost of the materials?
    Udo Anegg
    Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, University Medical School, Graz, Austria
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 7:292-6; discussion 226. 2008
    ..To compare the cost of materials and hospitalization for standard techniques (suturing, stapling and electrocautery) for sealing the lung after pulmonary resection with those for a fleece-bound sealing procedure...
  60. ncbi Therapy of the empyema thoracis. Why not thoracostoma?
    Efstathios K Metaxas
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, General State Hospital of Nikaia, Piraeus Agios Panteleimon, Greece
    Ann Ital Chir 78:307-10. 2007
    ..Therefore thoracostoma appears as an acceptable, useful and no dangerous solution for the treatment of the chronic thoracic empyema...
  61. ncbi Experience with 144 consecutive pediatric thoracoscopic lobectomies
    Craig T Albanese
    Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Lucile Packard Children s Hospital at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California 94305 5733, USA
    J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 17:339-41. 2007
    ..This paper updates their combined experience, evaluating the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcomes...
  62. ncbi Use of vascular access ports with intrathoracic drains for treatment of pleural effusion in three dogs
    Alane K Cahalane
    Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    J Am Vet Med Assoc 230:527-31. 2007
    ..3 dogs (9 to 12 years old) were evaluated because of recurrent pleural effusion that was refractory to treatment of the underlying cause...
  63. ncbi [Surgical procedures in 156 cases of pleural effusion. Immediate results]
    Raúl Cicero-Sabido
    Servicio de Neumología y Cirugía de Tórax Alejandro Celis, Hospital General de Mexico
    Cir Cir 74:409-14. 2006
    ..Pleural effusion is a common clinical entity. Proper diagnosis and management are important for successful treatment. We undertook this study to evaluate immediate results of the procedures used in a group of cases with pleural effusion...
  64. ncbi The normative distribution of chest tube drainage volume after coronary artery bypass grafting
    Rochelle Wynne
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, Deakin University, Burwood, Australia
    Heart Lung 36:35-42. 2007
    ..Little evidence exists to describe expected volumes of chest tube (CT) drainage after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
  65. ncbi Can spontaneous pneumothorax patients be treated by ambulatory care management?
    Sung Hyuk Choi
    Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
    Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 31:491-5. 2007
    ..We evaluated this treatment and compared it with the closed thoracostomy...
  66. ncbi Efficacy and complications of small-bore, wire-guided chest drains
    Alex Horsley
    Molecular Medicine Centre, Western General Hospital, Crewe Road South, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK
    Chest 130:1857-63. 2006
    ..Small-bore Seldinger-type chest drains have become increasingly popular in recent years, but there are few data on their effectiveness...
  67. ncbi Pathophysiology of pneumothorax following ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
    Jay Heidecker
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Suite 812 CSB, 96 Jonathan Lucas St, PO Box 250630, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    Chest 130:1173-84. 2006
    ..Pneumothorax following ultrasound-guided thoracentesis is rare. Our goal was to explain the mechanisms of pneumothorax following ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in a setting where pleural manometry is routinely used...
  68. ncbi Modified central line for pneumothorax
    M Blair Marshall
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1543-4. 2006
    ..Although the recent trend has been toward a catheter-based approach, many thoracic surgeons continue to use chest tubes. Tube thoracostomy is associated with significant pain at the time of insertion and during continued drainage...
  69. ncbi Tube thoracostomy in the management of pleural fluid collections
    A M E Nwofor
    Department of Surgery, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, Nigeria
    Niger J Clin Pract 9:77-80. 2006
    ..To determine the demographic pattern, indications and complications associated with tube thoracostomy in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital (NAUTH) Nnewi...
  70. ncbi Pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and chest tube placement after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors: incidence and risk factors
    Takao Hiraki
    Departments of Radiology and Cancer and Thoracic Surgery, Okayama University Medical School, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Radiology 241:275-83. 2006
    ..To retrospectively evaluate the incidence of and risk factors for pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and chest tube placement for pneumothorax after radiofrequency (RF) ablation of lung tumors...
  71. ncbi [Management of primary (idiopathicus) spontaneous pneumothorax]
    Marek Rokicki
    Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii Klatki Piersiowej
    Pneumonol Alergol Pol 73:202-6. 2005
  72. doi Pleural interventions: management of acute and chronic pneumothorax
    Najib M Rahman
    Oxford Pleural Unit and Oxford University, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Semin Respir Crit Care Med 29:427-40. 2008
    ..Radiological intervention techniques are valuable in the treatment of complicated pneumothoraces and in certain clinical situations...
  73. ncbi Pigtail tube drainage in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax
    Chien Ming Liu
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China Medical College Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
    Am J Emerg Med 21:241-4. 2003
    ..Therefore, when considering ambulatory ability and good patient compliance, the pigtail tube drainage system can be considered as the treatment of choice for spontaneous pneumothorax...
  74. ncbi [Empyemectomy-treatment of pleural empyema]
    Algis Kybartas
    Clinic of General Thoracic Surgery, Vilnius University, Zygimantu 3, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Medicina (Kaunas) 38:85-7. 2002
    ..They received punction (3 patients) and 1 received tube toracostomy. In one case urgent retoracotomy was performed due to acute intrapleural bleeding. After successful empyemectomy 47 patients stay at hospital 14 days approximately...
  75. ncbi Mobile chest drainage: coming soon to a home near you
    Patricia Carroll
    Educational Medical Consultants, Meriden, CT, USA
    Home Healthc Nurse 20:434-41. 2002
    ....
  76. ncbi Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis: is it a safer method?
    Phillip W Jones
    Saint Thomas Hospital, and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37205, USA
    Chest 123:418-23. 2003
    ....
  77. ncbi [Thoracic drainage. What is evidence based?]
    F Gambazzi
    Klinik für Thoraxchirurgie, Dr Horst Schmidt Kliniken, Wiesbaden
    Chirurg 74:99-107. 2003
    ..The complication rate, however, does not exceed 3%...
  78. pmc Seldinger technique chest drains and complication rate
    Jon Argall
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK
    Emerg Med J 20:169-70. 2003
    ..The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. A clinical bottom line is stated...
  79. ncbi Experience with an albumin-glutaraldehyde tissue adhesive in sealing air leaks after bullectomy
    Konstantinos Potaris
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, General Hospital of Attica KAT, Kifissia, Greece
    Heart Surg Forum 6:429-33. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of an albumin-glutaraldehyde tissue adhesive (BioGlue Surgical Adhesive) in preventing air leaks after bullectomy...
  80. ncbi Reexpansion pulmonary oedema as a complication of pleural drainage
    V O Adegboye
    Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, and University of Ibadan, Nigeria
    Niger Postgrad Med J 9:214-20. 2002
    ..RPO is commonest among young patients who have had lung collapse for 7 or more days. In these circumstances RPO is prevented, its incidence and severity reduced by methods of gradual evacuation of PThx or pleural fluid drainage...
  81. pmc Introduction to the methods used in the generation of the British Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of pleural diseases
    R J O Davies
    Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
    Thorax 58:ii1-7. 2003
  82. ncbi [Wound management, 8--Nursing patients with thoracic drainage: between research and myths]
    Gabriele Meyer
    Pflege Z 56:604-7. 2003
  83. ncbi [Tension pneumothorax manifested after extubation in a patient who underwent total gastrectomy]
    Kumiko Kato
    Department of Anesthesia and Resuscitation, Yamagata University School of Medicine, Yamagata 990 9585
    Masui 52:777-9. 2003
    ..The possible mechanism of the positive pressure in the thoracic cavity was assumed that air was introduced with spontaneous inspiration from the drainage tube, and damaged pleura played as a check valve...
  84. ncbi Comparison of function of commercially available pleural drainage units and catheters
    Michael H Baumann
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS 39216, USA
    Chest 123:1878-86. 2003
    ..This information may be important clinically depending on the volume of air leak associated with a bronchopleural fistula...
  85. ncbi Subcutaneous emphysema associated with chest tube drainage
    P M Jones
    Departments of Respiratory Medicine and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, Australia
    Respirology 6:87-9. 2001
    ..with prolonged drainage, poor tube placement, tube blockage, side-port migration, and a greater number of chest tubes. Importantly, those with SE had a longer length of stay and increased mortality...
  86. ncbi Heimlich valve in the management of pneumothorax in patients with advanced AIDS
    L A Vricella
    Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC 20422, USA
    Chest 120:15-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSIONS: Patients with advanced AIDS and pneumothorax have high associated morbidity and mortality. If no resolution is observed after simple TT, prompt conversion to an HV allows safe and early hospital discharge...
  87. ncbi Bilateral reexpansion pulmonary edema after treatment of spontaneous pneumothorax
    Joseph DuBose
    Department of Surgery, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi 39534, USA
    Curr Surg 61:376-9. 2004
  88. ncbi Manual aspiration versus chest tube drainage in first episodes of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a multicenter, prospective, randomized pilot study
    Marc Noppen
    Vlaamse Werkgroep voor Medische Thoracoscopie en Interventionele Pneumologie, Brussels, Belgium
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:1240-4. 2002
    ....
  89. ncbi Management of spontaneous pneumothorax
    G Simpson
    Intern Med J 34:442-3; author reply 443-4. 2004
  90. ncbi [Tension pneumothorax from a perforated gastric ulcer]
    F Crozier
    Service de Radiologie, Centre Hospitalier Henri Duffaut, Avignon
    J Radiol 85:776-8. 2004
    ..Fistulous communications between the abdomen and pleural space are rare. The Authors report a case of hydropneumothorax following transdiaphragmatic perforation of an anterior wall gastric ulcer...
  91. ncbi An evidence-based approach to drainage of the pleural cavity: evaluation of best practice
    Augustine T M Tang
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Wessex Regional Cardiac and Thoracic Unit, Southampton General Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton SO16 6YD, UK
    J Eval Clin Pract 8:333-40. 2002
    ..The emphasis in this review is that safe intercostal drain practice relies upon adherence to a few important principles. Furthermore, when in doubt, particularly with a complex thoracic problem, one should seek prompt specialist advice...
  92. ncbi Primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    Marlene Roman
    North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, FL, USA
    Medsurg Nurs 12:161-9. 2003
    ..Nursing care includes preventing complications, resolving the pneumothorax, managing pain, and educating the patient and family...
  93. ncbi Pleural tenting in complicated primary spontaneous pneumothorax
    N Eren
    Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakir, Turkey
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 45:71-5. 2004
    ..To assess the efficacy of pleural tenting in patients with complicated primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP)...
  94. ncbi Suction vs water seal after pulmonary resection: a randomized prospective study
    M Blair Marshall
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Chest 121:831-5. 2002
    To evaluate whether suction or water seal is superior in the management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection.
  95. ncbi [Current treatment of primary and secondary pneumothorax]
    P Van Schil
    Département de Chirurgie Thoracique et Vasculaire, Hôpital Universitaire d Anvers, Edegem, Belgique
    Rev Mal Respir 21:372-80. 2004
    ..patients undergoing a thoracoscopic intervention for a spontaneous pneumothorax which is the best technique to treat the lung and parietal pleura? What are the results of thoracoscopy compared to thoracotomy and are the costs comparable?..
  96. ncbi Efficacy and safety of single-trocar technique for minimally invasive surgery of the chest in the treatment of noncomplex pleural disease
    Marcello Migliore
    Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Catania, Italy
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1618-23. 2003
    ..To assess the efficacy and the safety of a single-trocar technique for minimally invasive surgery of the chest in the management of multiple noncomplex thoracic diseases, a prospective study was performed and the results are presented...
  97. ncbi Video-assisted thoracic surgery sympathectomy for hyperhidrosis
    Alex G Little
    Department of Surgery, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
    Arch Surg 139:586-9; discussion 589. 2004
    ..Video-assisted thoracic surgery sympathectomy is efficacious for patients with hyperhidrosis...
  98. ncbi [Video-assisted, extended thymectomy for the treatment of myasthenia gravis. Our early experiences]
    Jozsef Furak
    Szegedi Tudomanyegyetem, Sebészeti Klinika
    Magy Seb 59:112-6. 2006
    ..In this study we present a new surgical technique introduced into our practice in November 2004, and with that the thymectomy is performed with video-thoracoscopic method, without sternotomy...
  99. ncbi Early video-assisted thoracic surgery in the management of empyema
    H Grewal
    Department of Surgery, University of Kansas School of Medicine Wichita, Wichita KS 67208, USA
    Pediatrics 103:e63. 1999
    ..The advent of video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) has changed the way we treat these children. Therefore, we reviewed our experience with the early use of VATS in the treatment of empyema and formulated a treatment algorithm...
  100. ncbi [Current value of intrapleural fibrinolysis in the treatment of exudative fibrinous pleural effusions in pleural empyema and hemothorax]
    P Kemper
    Fachkrankenhaus Kloster Grafschaft, , Beatmungs- und Schlafmedizin, Schmallenberg
    Pneumologie 53:373-84. 1999
    ..Therapy can be continued up to 2 weeks. The pleural space can be drained by large bore chest tubes or small drainage catheters, both radiologically guided, without preference for one method.
  101. ncbi Cerebral arterial gas embolism following diagnostic bronchoscopy: delayed treatment with hyperbaric oxygen
    Chris G Wherrett
    Department of Anesthesiology, Ottawa Hospital Hyperbaric Unit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 49:96-9. 2002
    ..Our discussion explores the mechanisms and diagnosis of CAGE and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy...

Research Grants29

  1. Alveolar Cell Dysfunction and Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Lisa Young; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Simply put, this proposal will use a powerful genetic mouse model to understand how scarring occurs in the lung, and how scarring in the lung might be prevented. (End of Abstract) ..
  2. Photodynamic Therapy for the Treatment of Obstructive E*
    Todd Demmy; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This proposal will be instrumental in the development of a novel PDT drug without long-term restrictions of patients' sun exposure. [unreadable] [unreadable]..
  3. Cardiothoracic Surgical Network Clinical Center
    Peter Smith; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The successful achievement of these aims will be a significant contribution to the Cardiac Surgery Network and the overall care of patients with surgical cardiovascular disease. (End of Abstract) ..
  4. University of Montreal Cardiac Surgery Clinical Investigation Group
    LOUIS PERRAULT; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..End of Abstract) ..
  5. Cardiothoracic Surgical Network Clinical Center
    Peter Smith; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The successful achievement of these aims will be a significant contribution to the Cardiac Surgery Network and the overall care of patients with surgical cardiovascular disease. (End of Abstract) ..
  6. University of Montreal Cardiac Surgery Clinical Investigation Group
    LOUIS PERRAULT; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..End of Abstract) ..
  7. Multicomponent Intervention to Decrease COPD-Related Hospitalizations
    ROBERTO PABLO BENZO; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Predictors of change will identify patients with higher chance to respond to similar interventions (higher change over time in study outcomes). ..
  8. Multicomponent Intervention to Decrease COPD-Related Hospitalizations
    ROBERTO PABLO BENZO; Fiscal Year: 2011
    ..Predictors of change will identify patients with higher chance to respond to similar interventions (higher change over time in study outcomes). ..
  9. Pulmonary rehabilitation before lung cancer resection.
    Roberto Benzo; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  10. The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt Trauma
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  11. Alveolar Cell Dysfunction and Pulmonary Fibrosis
    Lisa Young; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Simply put, this proposal will use a powerful genetic mouse model to understand how scarring occurs in the lung, and how scarring in the lung might be prevented. (End of Abstract) ..
  12. Predicting adverse outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia
    Samir Shah; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ....
  13. Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosis
    JOHN BERK; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..poiuytrewq c Diflunisal drug levels will be determined to assess treatment compliance. We will correlate FAP disease progression with TTR stabilization. ..
  14. Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosis
    JOHN BERK; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..poiuytrewq c Diflunisal drug levels will be determined to assess treatment compliance. We will correlate FAP disease progression with TTR stabilization. ..
  15. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  16. Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosis
    JOHN BERK; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..poiuytrewq c Diflunisal drug levels will be determined to assess treatment compliance. We will correlate FAP disease progression with TTR stabilization. ..
  17. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen M Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  18. SCLERODERMA LUNG STUDY
    David Riley; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  19. Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosis
    JOHN BERK; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..poiuytrewq c Diflunisal drug levels will be determined to assess treatment compliance. We will correlate FAP disease progression with TTR stabilization. ..
  20. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  21. Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosis
    JOHN BERK; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..poiuytrewq c Diflunisal drug levels will be determined to assess treatment compliance. We will correlate FAP disease progression with TTR stabilization. ..
  22. Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal Injuries
    James Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..unreadable]..
  23. The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt Trauma
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..abstract_text> ..
  24. Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following Injury
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
  25. Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal Injuries
    James Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..unreadable]..
  26. Imaging of Pulmonary Cancer: Overcoming Limitations
    Jane Ko; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed method will enable early recognition of nodule growth and, therefore, the early diagnosis of malignancy. ..
  27. The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt Trauma
    Eileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..