Summary: Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.
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- BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drainD Laws
Department of Thoracic Medicine, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth BH7 7DW
Thorax 58:ii53-9. 2003
- Persistent air-leak following pulmonary resectionThomas 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...
- BTS guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothoraxM Henry
Department of Respiratory Medicine, The General Infirmary at Leeds, Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3EX, UK
Thorax 58:ii39-52. 2003
- [Pleural drainage in trauma]Martin Almquist
Kirurgiska kliniken, Universitetssjukhuset MAS, Malmo
Lakartidningen 101:2016-8, 2021-2. 2004
- The use of flexible silastic drains after chest surgery: novel thoracic drainageHisashi 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...
- Management of chylothorax in adults: when is surgery indicated?H Zabeck
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Thoraxklinik am Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 59:243-6. 2011..The aim of this retrospective study was to analyze the etiology, management and outcome of patients with chylothorax and identify clinical parameters for appropriate treatment decisions...
- Adjunctive intrapleural tissue plasminogen activator administered via chest tubes placed with imaging guidance: effectiveness and risk for hemorrhageDebra 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. 2008To retrospectively determine the effectiveness of and risk for hemorrhage with intrapleural adjunctive tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) administered via chest tubes placed with imaging guidance.
- A novel approach to control air leaks in complex lung surgery: a retrospective reviewAra Klijian
Scripps and Sharp Healthcare, 3131 Berger Ave Ste 250, San Diego, CA 92123, USA
J Cardiothorac Surg 7:49. 2012..Nevertheless, systematic reviews have not presented sufficient evidence to recommend their general use in lung resection...
- Management of patients with "ex vacuo" pneumothorax after thoracentesisSkorn 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...
- Pleural controversy: optimal chest tube size for drainageRichard 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)...
- Prospective European multicenter randomized trial of PleuraSeal for control of air leaks after elective pulmonary resectionPaul 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...
- Efficacy and safety of TachoSil® versus standard treatment of air leakage after pulmonary lobectomyGabriel 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...
- 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. 2005The 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).
- Chest drainage suction decreases differential pleural pressure after upper lobectomy and has no effect after lower lobectomyGonzalo 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...
- The management of chest tubes in patients with a pneumothorax and an air leak after pulmonary resectionRobert J Cerfolio
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1900 University Blvd, THT 712, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
Chest 128:816-20. 2005Placing 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.
- Management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection: a systematic review and meta-analysisShaun 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.
- Incidence of chest tube malposition in the critically ill: a prospective computed tomography studyFrancis Remerand
Service de Radiologie Polyvalente Diagnostique et Interventionnelle, La Pitie Salpetriere Hospital, University Pierre et Marie Curie, Tours, France
Anesthesiology 106:1112-9. 2007Malposition of percutaneously inserted chest tubes is considered as a rare complication in critically ill patients. Its incidence, however, remains uncertain...
- Efficiency of fleece-bound sealing (TachoSil) of air leaks in lung surgery: a prospective randomised trialUdo 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...
- Pleural decompression and drainage during trauma reception and resuscitationM 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...
- Left pleural effusion after coronary artery bypass decreases with a supplemental pleural drainMaryann Payne
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 73:149-52. 2002....
- Comparison of three different chest drainages after coronary artery bypass surgery--a randomised trial in 150 patientsStaffan 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...
- The benefits of continuous and digital air leak assessment after elective pulmonary resection: a prospective studyRobert 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...
- Sonographically guided small-bore chest tubes and sonographic monitoring for rapid sclerotherapy of recurrent malignant pleural effusionsSergio 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...
- Less pain with flexible fluted silicone chest drains than with conventional rigid chest tubes after cardiac surgeryEnoch Akowuah
Departments of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Echocardiography, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 124:1027-8. 2002
- Postoperative chest tube management: measuring air leak using an electronic device decreases variability in the clinical practiceGonzalo 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 ..
- The use of smaller, more flexible chest drains following open heart surgery : an initial evaluationR 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...
- The effect of autologous fibrin sealant (Vivostat) on morbidity after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective randomised, blinded studyAli 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...
- When to remove a chest tube? A randomized study with subsequent prospective consecutive validationRiad 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...
- 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...
- Results of a prospective algorithm to remove chest tubes after pulmonary resection with high outputRobert 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- A prospective randomized controlled trial of suction versus non-suction to the under-water seal drains following lung resectionN 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...
- 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...
- Comparison of water seal and suction after pulmonary lobectomy: a prospective, randomized trialAlessandro Brunelli
Department of Respiratory Diseases, Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
Ann Thorac Surg 77:1932-7; discussion 1937. 2004The 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.
- The removal of chest tubes despite an air leak or a pneumothoraxRobert 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...
- Evaluation of a new chest tube removal protocol using digital air leak monitoring after lobectomy: a prospective randomised trialAlessandro Brunelli
Unit of Thoracic Surgery, Umberto I Regional Hospital, Ancona, Italy
Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 37:56-60. 2010....
- Pre-hospital pleural decompression and chest tube placement after blunt trauma: A systematic reviewChristian Waydhas
Department of Trauma Surgery, University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstr 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
Resuscitation 72:11-25. 2007Pre-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...
- Intrapleural instillation of autologous blood in the treatment of prolonged air leak after lobectomy: a prospective randomized controlled trialMichael 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...
- Use of small-bore vs large-bore chest tubes for treatment of malignant pleural effusionsW Parulekar
National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group, Queen s University, Kingston ON
Chest 120:19-25. 2001To 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.
- Pre-hospital and in-hospital thoracostomy: indications and complicationsChristopher 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...
- Tension pneumothoraces not responding to needle thoracocentesisR Jones
Accident and Emergency Department, Aintree University Hospital Trust, Lower Lane, Liverpool L9 7AL, UK
Emerg Med J 19:176-7. 2002
- Initial experience with the world's first digital drainage system. The benefits of recording air leaks with graphic representationLeif 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...
- A novel and safe technique in closed tube thoracostomyKoray 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...
- Optimal chest drain size: the rise of the small-bore pleural catheterEdward 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...
- 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...
- Use of vascular access ports with intrathoracic drains for treatment of pleural effusion in three dogsAlane 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...
- Experience with 144 consecutive pediatric thoracoscopic lobectomiesCraig 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...
- Initial chest tube management after pulmonary resectionG 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...
- [Management of primary (idiopathicus) spontaneous pneumothorax]Marek Rokicki
Katedra i Klinika Chirurgii Klatki Piersiowej
Pneumonol Alergol Pol 73:202-6. 2005
- Chest tube drainage under radiological guidance for pleural effusion and pneumothorax in a tertiary care university teaching hospital: Review of 51 casesLuce 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...
- Delayed repair of bronchial avulsion in a child through median sternotomyPeter Beale
Division of Paediatric Surgery, Johannesburg Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa
J Trauma 58:617-9. 2005
- Medical management of parapneumonic pleural diseaseN 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...
- 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...
- [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...
- 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...
- Pneumothorax: an uncommon complication of minimally invasive parathyroidectomyBethany 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...
- [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...
- 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...
- Pathophysiology of pneumothorax following ultrasound-guided thoracentesisJay 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...
- Modified central line for pneumothoraxM 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...
- Tube thoracostomy in the management of pleural fluid collectionsA 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...
- Efficacy and complications of small-bore, wire-guided chest drainsAlex 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...
- Pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and chest tube placement after radiofrequency ablation of lung tumors: incidence and risk factorsTakao 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...
- Nursing management of patients with a chest drainBen 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...
- Treatment options of spontaneous pneumothoraxAbdullah 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...
- Parapneumonic pleural effusion and empyemaCoenraad 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...
- Outcome of pediatric empyema thoracis managed by tube thoracostomyMaria 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...
- Pleural interventions: management of acute and chronic pneumothoraxNajib 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...
- The normative distribution of chest tube drainage volume after coronary artery bypass graftingRochelle 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)...
- Best evidence topic report. Chest drains in traumatic occult pneumothoraxRachel Jenner
Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport
Emerg Med J 23:138-9. 2006
- Efficacy and safety of iodopovidone pleurodesis through tube thoracostomyRitesh 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...
- Position of a chest tube at video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for spontaneous pneumothoraxFengshi 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...
- An evidence-based approach to drainage of the pleural cavity: evaluation of best practiceAugustine 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...
- Heimlich valve in the management of pneumothorax in patients with advanced AIDSL 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...
- [Wound management, 8--Nursing patients with thoracic drainage: between research and myths]Gabriele Meyer
Pflege Z 56:604-7. 2003
- Pyopneumothorax after blunt traumaTe I Weng
Am J Emerg Med 22:436-7. 2004
- [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...
- [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...
- Primary spontaneous pneumothoraxMarlene 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...
- Pigtail tube drainage in the treatment of spontaneous pneumothoraxChien 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...
- Suction vs water seal after pulmonary resection: a randomized prospective studyM 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. 2002To evaluate whether suction or water seal is superior in the management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection.
- Comparison of function of commercially available pleural drainage units and cathetersMichael 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...
- Manual aspiration versus chest tube drainage in first episodes of primary spontaneous pneumothorax: a multicenter, prospective, randomized pilot studyMarc Noppen
Vlaamse Werkgroep voor Medische Thoracoscopie en Interventionele Pneumologie, Brussels, Belgium
Am J Respir Crit Care Med 165:1240-4. 2002....
- Introduction to the methods used in the generation of the British Thoracic Society guidelines for the management of pleural diseasesR J O Davies
Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
Thorax 58:ii1-7. 2003
- Reexpansion pulmonary oedema as a complication of pleural drainageV 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...
- [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%...
- Mobile chest drainage: coming soon to a home near youPatricia Carroll
Educational Medical Consultants, Meriden, CT, USA
Home Healthc Nurse 20:434-41. 2002....
- 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....
- Subcutaneous emphysema associated with chest tube drainageP 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...
- [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?..
- Seldinger technique chest drains and complication rateJon 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...
- [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...
- Management of spontaneous pneumothoraxG Simpson
Intern Med J 34:442-3; author reply 443-4. 2004
- Bilateral reexpansion pulmonary edema after treatment of spontaneous pneumothoraxJoseph DuBose
Department of Surgery, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi 39534, USA
Curr Surg 61:376-9. 2004
- Pleural tenting in complicated primary spontaneous pneumothoraxN 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)...
- Experience with an albumin-glutaraldehyde tissue adhesive in sealing air leaks after bullectomyKonstantinos 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...
- Efficacy and safety of single-trocar technique for minimally invasive surgery of the chest in the treatment of noncomplex pleural diseaseMarcello 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...
- Video-assisted thoracic surgery sympathectomy for hyperhidrosisAlex 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...
- [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...
- Early video-assisted thoracic surgery in the management of empyemaH 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...
- 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]..
- Hypertonic Modulation of Inflammation following InjuryEileen M Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2010..The results of these studies will provide valuable information to determine the ultimate therapeutic use of the resuscitation strategy. ..
- SCLERODERMA LUNG STUDYDavid Riley; Fiscal Year: 2003..abstract_text> ..
- The Effect of Hypertonic Resuscitation for Blunt TraumaEileen Bulger; Fiscal Year: 2005..abstract_text> ..
- Imaging of Pulmonary Cancer: Overcoming LimitationsJane Ko; Fiscal Year: 2007..The proposed method will enable early recognition of nodule growth and, therefore, the early diagnosis of malignancy. ..
- Clinical Decision Rule to Identify Children with Intra-Abdominal InjuriesJames Holmes; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable]..
- Effect of diflunisal (IND68092) on familial amyloidosisJOHN 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. ..