Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.
Surgical procedure involving the creation of an opening (stoma) into the chest cavity for drainage; used in the treatment of PLEURAL EFFUSION; PNEUMOTHORAX; HEMOTHORAX; and EMPYEMA.
An accumulation of air or gas in the PLEURAL CAVITY, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process. The gas may also be introduced deliberately during PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL.
Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.
Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant pleural effusions, and pneumothorax and often involves instillation of chemicals or other agents into the pleural space causing, in effect, a pleuritis that seals the air leak. (From Fishman, Pulmonary Diseases, 2d ed, p2233 & Dorland, 27th ed)
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.
The presence of chyle in the thoracic cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.
The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.
Introduction of a tube into a hollow organ to restore or maintain patency if obstructed. It is differentiated from CATHETERIZATION in that the insertion of a catheter is usually performed for the introducing or withdrawing of fluids from the body.
Presence of fluid in the PLEURAL CAVITY as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
A procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity or organ via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.
Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
A growth from a pollen grain down into the flower style which allows two sperm to pass, one to the ovum within the ovule, and the other to the central cell of the ovule to produce endosperm of SEEDS.
Finely powdered native hydrous magnesium silicate. It is used as a dusting powder, either alone or with starch or boric acid, for medicinal and toilet preparations. It is also an excipient and filler for pills, tablets, and for dusting tablet molds. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)
Endoscopes for examining the pleural cavity.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
The period of care beginning when the patient is removed from surgery and aimed at meeting the patient's psychological and physical needs directly after surgery. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Congenital malformations of the central nervous system and adjacent structures related to defective neural tube closure during the first trimester of pregnancy generally occurring between days 18-29 of gestation. Ectodermal and mesodermal malformations (mainly involving the skull and vertebrae) may occur as a result of defects of neural tube closure. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, Ch55, pp31-41)
The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
The administration of therapeutic agents drop by drop, as eye drops, ear drops, or nose drops. It is also administered into a body space or cavity through a catheter. It differs from THERAPEUTIC IRRIGATION in that the irrigate is removed within minutes, but the instillate is left in place.
A tube of ectodermal tissue in an embryo that will give rise to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, including the SPINAL CORD and the BRAIN. Lumen within the neural tube is called neural canal which gives rise to the central canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain. For malformation of the neural tube, see NEURAL TUBE DEFECTS.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Methods of creating machines and devices.
A pair of highly specialized muscular canals extending from the UTERUS to its corresponding OVARY. They provide the means for OVUM collection, and the site for the final maturation of gametes and FERTILIZATION. The fallopian tube consists of an interstitium, an isthmus, an ampulla, an infundibulum, and fimbriae. Its wall consists of three histologic layers: serous, muscular, and an internal mucosal layer lined with both ciliated and secretory cells.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
An abnormal passage or communication between a bronchus and another part of the body.
A pyrrolizine carboxylic acid derivative structurally related to INDOMETHACIN. It is an NSAID and is used principally for its analgesic activity. (From Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 31st ed)
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.
Hemorrhage following any surgical procedure. It may be immediate or delayed and is not restricted to the surgical wound.
The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
X-ray screening of large groups of persons for diseases of the lung and heart by means of radiography of the chest.
A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
Diversion of the flow of blood from the entrance of the right atrium directly to the aorta (or femoral artery) via an oxygenator thus bypassing both the heart and lungs.

A regional survey of chest drains: evidence-based practice? (1/208)

Although the use of chest drains is common in medicine, there appear to be wide variations in practice. A survey was therefore conducted to establish the current status of chest drain management in the Northwest region. A questionnaire targeted consultants practising in the specialties of chest medicine, general surgery, accident & emergency and cardiothoracic surgery. The questionnaire consisted of five sections encompassing aspects of the insertion, day-to-day care and removal of chest drains. With an overall response rate of 75.3% (110/146), important variations in every major aspect of the practice of chest drains were found between the specialties and to a large extent within each specialty. We have made a number of recommendations which aim to encourage good practice and reduce unnecessary complications, including the adoption of standardised protocols for inserting and managing chest drains.  (+info)

Management of spontaneous pneumothorax-a Welsh survey. (2/208)

The authors sought to determine to what degree current practice by hospital physicians and accident and emergency (A&E) departments in Wales conformed to the British Thoracic Society's guidelines for the management of spontaneous pneumothorax. Questionnaires were posted to all consultants involved in emergency medical admissions in Wales (149 consultant physicians and 23 A&E consultants) of whom 101 (59%) replied. Only 45% used the classification, "small, moderate, or complete" to describe the size of pneumothorax. Just 44% would do as recommended by the British Thoracic Society and discharge an asymptomatic patient with a primary pneumothorax and 34% would discharge a patient with a primary pneumothorax after successful aspiration. Only 20% were prepared to try aspiration initially for a secondary pneumothorax with a complete lung collapse. Thirty four per cent would follow the recommendation to remove a chest drain without prior clamping of the tube 24 hours after bubbling had stopped. In the event of a persistent air leak 69% would refer patients or seek a specialist opinion. Physicians with an interest in respiratory medicine tolerated persistent air leaks for significantly longer than did non-respiratory physicians (median of 7 v 5 days, p=0.001). The survey indicates that fewer than expected consultant physicians and A&E consultants in Wales manage spontaneous pneumothoraces in the way recommended by the guidelines. Physicians with an interest in respiratory medicine tended to comply with these guidelines more than general physicians with interests other than respiratory medicine or A&E consultants but the trend was not significant at the 5% level. It is felt that the guidelines should be disseminated more widely, ensuring that emergency admissions units and A&E departments have copies on display or easily accessible, and that they could be expanded to cover other aspects such as timing for surgery.  (+info)

Comparison of the effectiveness of some pleural sclerosing agents used for control of effusions in malignant pleural mesothelioma: a review of 117 cases. (3/208)

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Management of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) has been an important clinical issue regardless of the treatment modality employed. We aimed to investigate the efficacy of oxytetracycline (OT), Corynebacterium parvum (CP), and nitrogen mustard (NM) in the management of pleural effusion associated with MPM. METHODS: One hundred and seventeen patients who had stage-2 MPM or over according to the Butchart staging system and unilateral or bilateral pleural effusion took part in the study. The patients received either OT (35 mg/kg), CP (7 mg), or NM (0.4 mg/kg) through a chest tube for pleurodesis. The association between several clinical parameters and patient survival was also investigated. RESULTS: OT was applied to 59, CP to 29 and NM to 29 cases. A statistical analysis of the results obtained by these agents have demonstrated that OT (30 days, 81%; 90 days, 76.2%) and CP (30 days, 86.2%; 90 days, 79.3%) led to a significantly higher rate of successful pleurodesis as compared to NM (30 days, 48.2%; 90 days, 41.3%; p <0.05). Although the procedure was generally well tolerated by the patients, the NM-treated group experienced significantly more nausea-vomiting (46.1%) and hypotension (35.8%) compared to patients who received OT (nausea-vomiting and hypotension 4.3%; p < 0.001) and CP (nausea-vomiting and hypotension 5.1%; p < 0.001). Furthermore, we found that thrombocytosis, chest pain and weight loss were significantly associated with poor prognosis, whereas epithelial type had a positive effect on survival. CONCLUSION: These results suggest that OT and CP may be used as effective sclerosing agents for pleurodesis in the control of pleural effusions associated with MPM, without major side effects.  (+info)

Spontaneous pneumothorax: pragmatic management and long-term outcome. (4/208)

We prospectively considered 65 patients admitted for a spontaneous pneumothorax (SP) to describe the pragmatic management of SP, the first recurrence-free interval after medical therapeutic procedure and to specify the first recurrence risk factors over a 7-year period in these patients treated medically. The treatment options were observation alone (9%), needle aspiration (6%), small calibre chest tube (Pleurocatheter) drainage (28%) or thoracic tube drainage (49%), and pleurodesis with video-assisted thoracic surgery procedure (8%). Duration of the drainage and length of hospital stay were shorter in the Pleurocatheter group than in the thoracic tube group (P < 0.01). Among the 47 patients (72%) with a first SP and treated medically, nine patients (19%) had a first homolateral recurrence (FHR) during a mean follow-up of 84+/-13 months. Recurrence-free intervals ranged from 1 to 24 months (mean +/- SD: 9.3+/-8.4 months). FHR cases were more frequent in the Pleurocatheter group (P < 0 04). Analysis of potential risk factors showed that the patient's height and a previous homolateral SP episode are independent recurrence risk factors.  (+info)

A review of "chest tubes" during donor care and after transplantation. (5/208)

Thoracostomy tubes, also called chest tubes, are commonly present after transplantation or during donor care. The function of the thoracostomy tube is to provide a conduit for transporting fluid, gas, or blood from the pleural cavity to an attached drainage unit. Malfunction of the tube or parts of the unit assembly may lead to serious consequences and jeopardize transplant recipient recovery or donor organs. This review discusses the components of the thoracostomy tube and drainage unit assembly, normal operation, routine evaluation, and common problems that the organ procurement or transplantation coordinator may need to anticipate or treat.  (+info)

Talcage by medical thoracoscopy for primary spontaneous pneumothorax is more cost-effective than drainage: a randomised study. (6/208)

Simple thoracoscopic talcage (TT) is a safe and effective treatment of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP). However, its efficacy has not previously been estimated in comparison with standard conservative therapy (pleural drainage (PD)). In this prospective randomised comparison of two well-established procedures of treating PSP requiring at least a chest tube, cost-effectiveness, safety and pain control was evaluated in 108 patients with PSP (61 TT and 47 PD). Patients in both groups had comparable clinical characteristics. Drainage and hospitalisation duration were similar in TT and PD patients. There were no complications in either group. The immediate success rate was different: after prolonged drainage (>7 days), 10 out of 47 PD patients, but only 1 out of 61 TT patients required a TT as a second procedure. Total costs of hospitalisation including any treatment procedure were not significantly different between TT and PD patients. Pain, measured daily by visual analogue scales, was statistically higher during the first 3 days in TT patients but not in those patients receiving opiates. One month after leaving hospital, there was no significant difference in residual pain or full working ability: 20 out of 58 (34%) versus 10 out of 47 (21%) and 36 out of 61 (59%) versus 26 out of 39 (67%) in TT versus PD groups, respectively. After 5 yrs of follow-up, there had been only three out of 59 (5%) recurrences of pneumothorax after TT, but 16 out of 47 (34%) after conservative treatment by PD. Cost calculation favoured TT pleurodesis especially with regard to recurrences. In conclusion, thoracoscopic talc pleurodesis under local anaesthesia is superior to conservative treatment by chest tube drainage in cases of primary spontaneous pneumothorax that fail simple aspiration, provided there is efficient control of pain by opioids.  (+info)

AIDS-related Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia with disappearance of cystic lesions after treatment. (7/208)

A 21-year-old hemophiliac with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection was admitted to our hospital because of bilateral pneumothoraces associated with Pneumocysis carinii pneumonia (PCP). He underwent chest tube drainages and intravenous pentamidine therapy, resulting in clinical improvement. Two months after treatment for PCP, cystic lesions that had existed before treatment disappeared on chest computed tomography. We concluded that Pneumocystis carinii infection might be associated with lung destruction and cyst formation, and that inflammatory exudates in the small bronchioles might act as a ball-valve with subsequent spontaneous pneumothoraces.  (+info)

Towards evidence based emergency medicine: best BETs from Manchester Royal Infirmary. Antibiotics in patients with isolated chest trauma requiring chest drains. (8/208)

A short cut review was carried out to establish whether the administration of antibiotics reduces the incidence of intrathoracic infection in patients who have had a chest drain inserted after trauma. Altogether 321 papers were found using the reported search, of which two presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. 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.  (+info)

BACKGROUND: Moderate to severe pain associated with the removal of pleural chest tubes is poorly controlled with opioids. New methods are needed to manage the pain associated with this procedure. OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects of interpleural injections of 0.25% bupivacaine without epinephrine to those of normal saline on chest tube removal pain in cardiothoracic surgery patients. METHODS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was used, with a repeated measures design. Pain intensity and distress were measured before, immediately after, and 1 hour after chest tube removal. Pain sensations and affect were evaluated immediately after chest tube removal. The experimental group (n = 21) received bupivacaine and the control group (n = 20) received normal saline. RESULTS: In both groups pain intensity and distress scores were significantly higher at the time of chest tube removal than immediately before or 1 hour after. No significant differences in pain intensity, distress, ...
0008] In another form thereof, the invention comprises a method of percutaneously inserting a chest tube through the chest wall of a patient into the pleural space. A needle is advanced through the chest wall such that a tip of the needle extends into the pleural space. The distal end of a wire guide is inserted through the bore of the needle such that the wire guide extends across the chest wall, and the wire guide distal end extends into the pleural space. The needle is removed, leaving the wire guide in place. A chest tube and inserter are provided. The chest tube has a bore extending therethrough, and a plurality of side ports at its distal end. The inserter comprises an elongated tubular member having at least one bore extending therethrough. The inserter further comprises a balloon positioned at the tubular member distal end. The inserter is received in the chest tube bore and aligned therein such that the balloon extends distal of the chest tube, the balloon being inflatable to a diameter ...
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Although blunt chest traumas can present to the emergency department from a variety of etiologies, motor vehicle collisions and falls account for the majority of cases. This statistic holds true in Saint John, for which Dr. Lohoar presented some recent data (see slides). Several important conditions arising from blunt chest trauma were discussed, including lung contusion, hemothorax (HTX), cardiac tamponade and pneumothorax (PTX). In particular, discussion was centered around decisions surrounding chest tube placement for PTX and HTX. Emergency chest tube insertion is the definitive initial management for either of these potentially deadly presentations. The decision to place a chest tube in a hemodynamically stable patient with radiological evidence of PTX following blunt trauma is influenced by a number of factors. Today in rounds, we discussed how experience is paramount to successful chest tube placement. The balance between practitioner experience and patients need for urgent decompression ...
In addition to pneumothorax, complications from thoracotomy include air leaks, infection, bleeding and respiratory failure. Postoperative pain is universal and intense, generally requiring the use of opioid analgesics for moderation, as well as interfering with the recovery of respiratory function. Paraplegia complicating thoracotomy is rare but catastrophic.[3][4] In nearly all cases a chest tube, or more than one chest tube is placed. These tubes are used to drain air and fluid until the patient heals enough to take them out (usually a few days). Complications such as pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, or subcutaneous emphysema can occur if these chest tubes become clogged. Furthermore, complications such as pleural effusion or hemothorax can occur if the chest tubes fail to drain the fluid around the lung in the pleural space after a thoracotomy. Clinicians should be on the look out for chest tube clogging as these tubes have a tendency to become occluded with fibrinous material or clot in ...
Prolonged air leakage is common after lung resection. We observed that during deep inspiration some patients were able to empty the water-seal of commercial chest drainage systems and retract air back into the chest tube, which subsequently escaped during the following expiration, mimicking true air leakage. This led us to perform in vitro and in vivo pressure measurements in chest tube systems and investigate possible relationships with false air ...
anyhow, dont think its gonna be a problem. just make sure your wound tu dah heal properly first la. unless you get pneumothoraces quite often? just wondering, was it the large bore chest tube or the small one ...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- For pediatric patients whove undergone cardiothoracic surgery, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug may be better at controlling pain immediately after chest tube removal, a sm
The point of insertion in the chest most commonly occurs on the side (lateral thorax), at a line drawn from the armpit (anterior axillary line) to the side (lateral) of the nipple in males, or to the side (about 2 in [5 cm]) above the sternoxiphoid junction (lower junction of the sternum, or chest bone) in females. The skin is sterilized with antiseptic solution covering a wide area, and local anesthesia is administered to minimize discomfort. At the rib chosen for insertion, the skin over the rib is anesthetized with lidocaine (a local chemical anesthetic agent) using a 10-cc syringe and 25-gauge needle. At the rib below the rib chosen for pleural insertion, the tissues, muscles, bone, and lining covering the lung are also anesthetized using a 22-gauge needle. All health-care providers will take precautions to keep the procedure sterile, including the usage of sterile gown, facemask, and eye protection. All equipment must be sterile as well and universal precautions are followed for blood and ...
The OperatingSurgeonIsanIndependentPredictorofChestTubeDrainage Following CardiacSurgery Barry Dixon,MD,PhD,* DavidReid,* Marnie Collins,BSc,# AndrewE.Newcomb,MD,§ AlexanderRosalion,MD,§ Cheng-HonYap,MD,‖¶ John D.Santamaria,MD,* and DuncanJ.Campbell,MD,PhD†‡ Objectives: Bleedingintothechestisamajorcauseofblood transfusionandadverseoutcomesfollowingcardiacsurgery. Theauthorsinvestigatedpredictorsofbleedingfollowing cardiacsurgerytoidentifypotentiallycorrectablefactors. Design: Data wereretrievedfromthemedicalrecordsof patients undergoingcardiacsurgeryovertheperiodof2002 to 2008.Multivariateanalysiswasusedtoidentifythe independentpredictorsofchesttubedrainage. Setting: Tertiary hospital. Participants: Two thousand five hundredseventy-five patients. Interventions: Cardiac surgery. Results: The individualoperatingsurgeonwasindepend- ently associatedwiththeextentofchesttubedrainage. Other independentfactorsincludedinternalmammary artery grafting,cardiopulmonarybypasstime,urgencyof surgery, ...
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The client who has chest tubes following thoracic surgery should be encouraged to cough and deep breathe every 1 to 2 hours after surgery. This helps facilitate drainage of fluid from the pleural space, as well as facilitate the clearance of secretions from the respiratory tract. Milking and stripping of the chest tube may be done when there is an occlusion, such as with a small clot. Even then, it is done only with a physicians order or when allowed by agency policy. The client is maintained in semi-Fowlers position and may lie on the back or on the nonoperative side. The client may be allowed to lie on the operative side according to surgeon preference, but care must be taken not to compress the chest tube or attached drainage tubing. Ambulation is generally allowed and also facilitates optimal respiratory function ...
We are getting some smiles even though we continue to battle with his pleural effusions (excess fluid that surrounds the lungs). After going back on an IV for a day, his levels were in the negative, but as soon as we started taking some fluids by mouth again, the output of fluids in the chest tube increased substantially. During the doctor rounds this morning it was decided that he would go back on the IV with nothing by mouth, except for ice chips every 2-3 hours. Xrays and levels will be reviewed once again in the morning. Right now he has one chest tube, pacing wires, and an IV in his hand. There are also discussions around the IV in his hand as this can stop working at any time. With blood draws for his potassium levels (which were low) and eventually to check his coumadin levels once he starts taking after his chest tube is removed, the doctors discussed options, one being putting a picc line in his arm. ...
Our visit to Wolfson hospital today to see how Chrakhan was progressing was a happy occasion. She was sitting up in bed, but still being monitored. The chest drain tube remained. Intravenous fluid was still being circulated throughout her body in order to keep her hydrated, provide medication, and give access in the case of emergency; intravenous medication acts quicker, because of its direct entry into the blood stream and hence to the target organ. The bluing cyanosis in her lips and tongue had lessened considerably. She was peripherally warm, looked comfortable, and was not in any pain at rest. The chest tube can be quite painful. Chrakhan was on three types of pain relief to keep her fairly pain free. Speaking to an ICU doctor about Chrakhans progress, he mentioned pleural fluid on the opposite site to the chest tube that needed aspirating, which will reduce the likelihood of infection. Her mother looked quite relaxed, sitting beside her daughter. Before I said goodbye I sang to her a ...
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Background: The presence of air leak following lung resection remains a frequent problem, which may prolong hospital stay and increase hospital costs. In the past, some studies documented the efficacy of soft and flexible chest tube in patients who underwent thoracic surgery. Nevertheless, safety in case of post-operative large air or liquid leak remains questionable. The objective of this study was to verify through a multicentre study the safety and the effectiveness of the coaxial chest tube in a consecutive series of selected patients who underwent anatomical pulmonary resection and with an active and large air leak ...
Studies have shown that there are many advantages associated with getting patients with chest tubes ambulatory as soon as possible.
SUMMARY Thoracic pain is one of the main causes of consultation in primary health care. First of all, ischemic heart disease must… Expand ...
I did notice that I had two little red marks at the site on my upper back, and thought, Hmmm, one tumor, two needle marks? Oh, well. When I called for a copy of the operative report later that week, I was stunned at a something I read. It described the prep for the surgery, and then this: At this time a 25% pneumothorax was identified on the left side, followed by a chest tube placement. Whaaa? I had a collapsed lung before the RFA even started? How long have I been walking around with that? The monkeys were going crazy. As I speed dialed Dr. Hong, I thought, Um. Dr. Hong? Excuse me, but WTF? Did I walk in with this? Did you forget to mention something? Of course I had to leave a message and wait with the monkeys till he called me back. Oh no, he said. If you had a 25% collapse, you would have known it. He then proceeded to advise me not to read the reports. To this I replied, Dr. Hong, have you met me? We both just laughed as my blood pressure receded. Yes, I had a small ...
I had been on Lovenox (enoxaparin) for just under one week, when I noticed that the daily drainage from my chest tube looked much more like blood than the usual straw color. Equally disconcerting, the volume of drainage was greater than usual.. At the suggestion of my treating physicians, we stopped at the emergency room at a local hospital in Bucks County (which will remain nameless) on Sunday morning around 10am simply to have a complete set of blood work done. The concern being that the loss of so much blood via the chest tube could necessitate a transfusion.. Fortunately, my hemoglobin levels were okay (low hemoglobin count may indicate you have anemia) and a transfusion wasnt needed. However, a big problem remained - finding the cause of bleeding coming from my pleural effusion and how to stop it.. One thing was almost certain - the anticoagulant Lovenox likely played a role. Discontinuing Lovenox could help reverse the bleeding, but I would be left with an untreated blood clot that could ...
n November, Amy baby Landon had surgery to remove a portion of his lung that had a cyst growing since he was about 7 weeks in gestation. The surgery went well, but his recovery was brutal! They had an incredibly hard time finding the right medications to keep him comfortable. He also had to be sedated because he would thrash around and try and pull his tubes out; he had an arteriole line, an IV, a chest tube that went all the way from the side of his body clear up to almost his clavicle and then little probes on his chest and back that would monitor his vitals. He would get so mad and in pain, especially from the chest tube, that he would try and pull them all out! This was such a process for Amy and Carter, and so hard to watch him go through. But now, he is about 3 weeks post surgery and back to his normal little self! So happy that all went well and that he is healthy and wont be plagued with this his whole life. This was the day after his surgery when he was still doing really well. Look ...
Patient with chest tube started complaining of anxiety and trouble breathing. Got the team involved and in the patients room (RT, pulmonologist, cardiothorasic surgeons PA, charge RN, etc) and it wasnt till the CXR showed a pnumothorax on the side with the chest tube that we realized the tube was kinked. Fixed it and the patient magically started feeling better ...
Well, luckily, all is calm here. Yesterday was pretty uneventful. The chest tube continues to drain. Hopefully that will stop soon - she hasnt had anything in her belly for days now (other than a couple of meds). She is on Fentanyl to keep her comfortable because they say that those chest tubes can be very painful. She hasnt smiled in a few days, which feels like an eternity to me! Yesterday she looked absolutely pitiful. But this morning, she looks a bit better - still not smiling, but for some reason I think she must feel a bit better. She actually put a toy in her mouth this morning (yesterday she wouldnt even grab it). She had a fever this morning, they gave her some Tylenol, which she promptly threw right back up. I was comforted by a little normalcy for her. ...
However her all other major organs like heart, kidneys and liver were functioning well even after 45 days on ventilator, with no other infection caused by ICU treatment. But Yuvikas state was deteriorating and showed no improvement in her lung condition. Her chest tube was removed but after only 24 hours, both lungs collapsed and chest tubes were again inserted. She also had a tracheostomy. Her platelets were low and she suffered cardiac arrest. Though they were ready to airlift her to Chennai for ECMO, doctors were concerned about moving her so far while on a ventilator. She had been wavering between life and dealth for 53 days on the vent.. On January 27, 2010 a brain scan showed her brain to be dysfunctional. Yuvikas sweet story came to an end on January 27, 2010. Yuvika closed her eyes and her helpless parents, with tears in the eyes, saw their dying daughter. Yuvikas father said: This is worlds most painful and difficult thing to see your child dying slowly in front of you and being ...
The lymph angiogram which was done on Monday was an 8 hour ptocedure that left Doug wiped out for 2 days. The radiologist found the leak and successfully plugged it. The chest tube drainage decreased immediately and yesterday the last tube was removed. However, he has had right abdominal pain since then and we learned yesterday that his gall bladder was full of sludge. A biliary tube was inserted today to drain the bile and relieve the pressure. I know what you are thinking 1. Can anything else possibly go wrong and 2. Maybe we should rent for a year and register to vote in Minnesota.. Doug can have clear liquids tonight ( isnt beer a clear liquid?) and then progress to a more substantial diet, like guacamole and margaritas
Nursing: When Is Drain Output Too Bloody? via The Trauma Professionals Blog on 4/6/11. Trauma surgeons frequently place some type of drain in their patients, whether it be a chest tube, a damage control system, or a bulb suction drain near the pancreas. On occasion, nursing may become concerned with the character of the output, wondering if the patient is bleeding significantly. How can you tell if the output is too bloody?. First, most drains are in place to drain serous fluid which may have a little blood in it. Drainage that is mostly bloody is very uncommon from these drains, which are typically placed after orthopedic, spine or abdominal surgery. However, some drains are placed in areas where unexpected bleeding may occur, such as:. ...
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I had another run-in with the ICU doctor today. My team went to the ICU to see our patient with PCP pneumonia and the pneumothorax. He had ended up getting a chest tube that night I had the first confrontation with the ICU doctor. We were in there seeing the patient when the ICU doctor came in. He asked me what I thought was wrong with our patient - I said the oxygen saturation was 86% (for normal people the oxygen saturation in the blood should be 100%), which is super super low, and pretty worrisome. He asked if that was okay, I said I didnt think so, that I would prefer that it be above 90%. He asked if I knew why the patient had such a low sat, and I said because for some reason, he was unhooked from the ventilator. He said I was wrong, and in this case it was okay for the saturation to be this low. Then he asked Boipelo the same questions, and she answered the same way, and he just turns to both of us and says, you are both wrong and YOU KNOW WHY! And he stalks out of the room. We were ...
Hi Everyone!. Im still in the hospital - the plans changed completely. DaVinci was cancelled and we ended up doing full blown thoracotomy due to the severity of the tumor. Pain I was having was real - tumor was 6cm (tangerine) and had grown into ribs and chest cavity.. Much has happened - Ive had a couple of ribs removed and chest cavity scraped. Much to much to explain in email - Im hurting real good, got a chest tube still in (10 days). Still hospitalized and will go home on oxygen. Working hard and making progress since 15th.. Saw an early copy of my path....Cancer - mets to the lung. Treatment to follow after I can recover. Will have to meet with radiation onc and my surgical onc and gather more info to make a better, more informed decision.. No surprise - I am standing tall and will beat this back - gravel in my guts and spit in my eye, Im going to hit back now, its my turn. It hit me pretty good and all the pain the past few months and the surgery and all Ive done here at the ...
Gracies chest XRay was clear on Monday! Thanks for all the prayers. They said it actually looked better than the chest XRay that was taken on Thursday after the chest tube. All of her other tests came back okay too and so insurance has approved her and her doctors have cleared her for transplant. She goes in tomorrow. She will have surgery in the morning to put in a central line and also they will scoper her throat to see what the problem is there. After that she will start Myeloablative chemo to completely destroy her bone marrow. This will go for 4 days. After that she waits 3 days to give the chemo time to get through her system. They dont want the chemo still working or it would kill the new stem cells. So they wait a few days to give it time to leave her system. After the 3 days she will receive her own stem cells that were harvested months ago. Then its a waiting game. It takes 7-21 days for the stem cells to engraft and show they are making new blood. During all this time she will have ...
Yesterday Brinkley was started on a medication called Octreotide. The goal was for it to start to dry up the drainage from the lymphnodes. We got mixed reviews on its effectiveness beforehand. As of right now it is working wonderfully. Better than expected to be accurate! If this continues, his chest tube could be removed tomorrow. He would stay on the meds another day and then we would have a day or two of observations before being discharged. If all goes as planned (we know Brinkleys opinion of our plans) we could possibly be discharged by mid week! ...
We went to the hospital for a follow up xray to make sure Gator didnt have Plural Effusions. These are common in kids who are post Fontan. The good news it that his Xray looked awesome. After chatting with Annie she was concerned about his fevers. With no other symptoms besides a little cough we decided he better have labs to check his cbc and crp. It took to pokes to collect the darn things. While we waited for those to come back Gator had his last stitch removed the stitch was from a chest tube. His incision is closed with Dura-bond so it doesnt have to have anything removed. The crp came back elevated. They like to see it at 4 his was 16. So we needed to do two more blood draws and a urine sample. It took forever to get that peepee, Gator slept in a wagon while I walked him around the hospital. Finally we collected it. It had to be sterile and that is hard for a little boy on oxygen who has a sternal wound that doesnt like to get on and off the potty very much. But there was no other way ...
Following the hospital psychosis, both lungs collapsed a second time and she was losing blood. Five chest tubes, eight blood transfusions, high fevers, and more infection followed. Another four weeks on the ventilator, and Eileen was finally able to breathe on her own after having been vent dependent. She spent a ninth week in the hospital and months of recovery to restore a body that was down to 82 pounds.. Eileen did not go back to work for eight months, but began working part time at a less complex job to ease herself into the day to day tasks of working at four months after getting out of the hospital. However, she was able to get pregnant only six months following her release from the hospital. She now has two daughters, Lily and Dana, works part time as a trial attorney, and is President of the ARDS Foundation. She feels extremely lucky to have very few major medical concerns as a result of her experience with ARDS and tries to support those who are dealing with ARDS as patients or family ...
A flutter valve is a device that allows air to pass out of a chest tube and keeps it from building up around the lungs. The way...
He used to be a contractor -works with tiles and stuff (which I suspect may work with asbestos which may cause the Ca) who has a wonderful wife- isteri saya muda lagi, anak saya 5 orang is what he always told me with tears running down his eyes.... He told me he needs to go back to work to support his family and one day I guess he could not take it anymore he absconded with the chest tube along, and amazingly he survived the 2 hours journey of riding a bus and walking 5 flight of stairs ...
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Hemorrhagic complications are recognized when anti-platelet agents are used during or after surgical procedures. We present a 69-year-old male patient who developed hemothorax after chest tube insertion for pneumothorax as a complication of clopidogrel and aspirin following ischemic heart disease. Hemothorax associated clopidogrel has rarely been reported and this is the first academic publication of this complication type following chest tube insertion shortly after the cessation of clopidogrel. Our case demonstrates the possibility of hemothorax when chest tube insertion is indicated under such conditions ...
Management of primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) remains unclear. Primary therapeutic goals for PSP include removal of air from the pleural space an prevention of recurrences. The absence of generally accepted and methodologically sound recommendations may account for the extensive variation in practice for air evacuation techniques. Air evacuation may be achieved by simple aspiration (exsufflation) or conventional chest tube drainage. Chest tube thoracotomy remains the most popular technique.Aspiration is a more simple technique, that allows possibility of ambulatory management. The purpose of the present study is to compare simple aspiration performed with a specific thoracentesis device, versus conventional chest tube drainage. Comparison will be performed on immediate efficacity of resolution of the pneumothorax.The hypothesis is that simple aspiration performed with a specific device is not inferior to chest tube drainage for management of a first episode of large size primary ...
BACKGROUND: Chest tube removal is an extremely painful procedure and patients may not respond well to palliative therapies. This study aimed to examine the effect of cold and music therapy individually, as well as a combination of these interventions on reducing pain following chest tube removal. METHODS: A factorial randomized-controlled clinical trial was performed on 180 patients who underwent cardiac surgery. Patients were randomized into four groups of 45. Group A used ice packs for 20 minutes prior to chest tube removal. Group B was assigned to listen to music for a total length of 30 minutes which started 15 minutes prior to chest tube removal. Group C received a combination of both interventions; and Group D received no interventions. Pain intensity was measured in each group every 15 minutes for a total of 3 readings. Analysis of variance, Tukey and Bonferroni post hoc tests, as well as repeated measures ANOVA were employed for data analysis. RESULTS: Cold therapy and combined method
A chest drainage system is typically used to collect chest drainage (air, blood, effusions). Most commonly, drainage systems use three chambers which are based on the three-bottle system. The first chamber allows fluid that is drained from the chest to be collected. The second chamber functions as a water seal, which acts as a one way valve allowing gas to escape, but not reenter the chest. Air bubbling through the water seal chamber is usual when the patient coughs or exhales but may indicate, if continual, a pleural or system leak that should be evaluated critically. It can also indicate a leak of air from the lung. The third chamber is the suction control chamber. The height of the water in this chamber regulates the negative pressure applied to the system. A gentle bubbling through the water column minimizes evaporation of the fluid and indicates that the suction is being regulated to the height of the water column. In this way, increased wall suction does not increase the negative ...
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The patient was transferred to intermediate care unit and positive pressure was stopped. One hour after, he underwent in to acute respiratory failure, requiring orotracheal intubation, invasive mechanical ventilation and admission into intensive care unit. He stayed on mechanical invasive ventilation for 6 days. At the 7th day of intensive care unit stay, there was a complete resolution of RPE, but a persistent air leak was noted, so the patient was submitted to surgical pleurodesis (pleural abrasion) via video-assisted-thoracoscopy. He was discharged 10 days later, asymptomatic and with a normal chest X-ray.. The diagnosis of RPE is made by a combination of clinic and imaging findings. Most common symptoms include productive cough, tachycardia, hypotension, cyanosis, fever and chest pain. The severity of the symptoms is variable, from mild (documented only by imaging), to acute respiratory distress syndrome. The most common finding in chest X-rays is an alveolar filling pattern, usually ...
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Pleural effusion, which in pediatric patients most commonly results from an infection, is an abnormal collection of fluid in the pleural space. Pleural effusion develops because of excessive filtration or defective absorption of accumulated fluid.
METHODS: After obtaining institutional review board approval, a single institution retrospective chart review of patients undergoing central venous catheter placement by the pediatric surgery or interventional radiology service between January 2010 and July 2014 was performed. Outcome measures included CXR within 24h of catheter placement, reason for chest radiograph, complication, and complication requiring intervention.. RESULTS: In the study population 622 catheters were placed under fluoroscopy. A chest radiograph was performed in 118 (19%) patients within 24h of the line placement with 25 (4%) of these patients being symptomatic in the recovery room. One patient required chest tube for shortness of breath and pleural effusion. Four symptomatic patients (0.6%) were found to have a pneumothorax, none of which required chest tube placement. There were no re-operations because of mal-position of the catheter. In the 504 patients with no postoperative chest x-ray, there were no adverse outcomes. ...
a dart is simply a needle with a cath tip. you put the needle between the ribs, being careful to enter the pleural space just above a rib, and take the needle out leaving the catheter in place. a temporizing measure while you get set up for the chest tube. a chest tube is a bit smaller in diameter than a garden hose and has to be placed in the same manner as the dart but aimed toward the head and apex of the lung. it then has to be sewed in place and connected to water suction apparatus that will provide continuous mild negative pressure to the pleural cavity. chest tubes, im told, hurt a wee bit and i use lots of lidocaine and generous ammounts of drugs when able. sometimes you just have to do it immediately as in the case of a tension pneumothorax. this case was a bit weird in that, as you can see, there is some debate as to whether his collapsed lung was under increasing internal pneumatic pressure (tension) or not (spontaneous pneumothorax without tension). bottomw line, he needed a chest ...
a dart is simply a needle with a cath tip. you put the needle between the ribs, being careful to enter the pleural space just above a rib, and take the needle out leaving the catheter in place. a temporizing measure while you get set up for the chest tube. a chest tube is a bit smaller in diameter than a garden hose and has to be placed in the same manner as the dart but aimed toward the head and apex of the lung. it then has to be sewed in place and connected to water suction apparatus that will provide continuous mild negative pressure to the pleural cavity. chest tubes, im told, hurt a wee bit and i use lots of lidocaine and generous ammounts of drugs when able. sometimes you just have to do it immediately as in the case of a tension pneumothorax. this case was a bit weird in that, as you can see, there is some debate as to whether his collapsed lung was under increasing internal pneumatic pressure (tension) or not (spontaneous pneumothorax without tension). bottomw line, he needed a chest ...
They also said that she has subcutaneous emphysema which is when some of the air leaks out of the chest tube and gets stuck between the muscles. For her it is in between the muscles behind her shoulder and in her left side under her arm. This too is really painful and can move around a bit from the incision/lung site so this could explain a lot of what Tam is experiencing in her chest as well. In addition we were told that they saw some apical scaring on the lung and that there was still a small pneumothorax present after the chest tube was removed in addition to a UTI because of being repeatedly straight-cathed last week after the surgery. They are hoping that the small pneumothorax and the subcutaneous emphysema heals on its own in time and she is receiving high strength IV meds for the UTI. We are being told that some of this is common (finally) and can be happen with chest tubes, so they are hoping it resolves itself. We just really need to get the inflammation and the painful subcutaneous ...
After surgery you will have a chest tube placed. It will stay in for several days to a week, depending on your healing process. To ensure we placed your tube in the most optimal location for your lung, we will give you x-rays and an examination. You will need to stay in the hospital while the chest tube is in place. After removal of you chest tube and before you go home, your doctor will confirm that your lung has not re-collapsed. We give you instructions on breathing exercises, called incentive spirometry. These help expand your lungs and dialate your air sacs. This will help prevent pneumonia.. If you smoke, you should stop smoking. Smoking can increase your chance of getting pneumothorax. Smoking cessation will help your body recovery more completely. It will also help with your wound healing treatment.. You should also ask your doctor when you can fly in an airplane again. You will generally need to wait at least 2 weeks, and up to 12 weeks, before using this transportation. Flying in an ...
Despite numerous studies over the past few decades, the optimum strategy for deciding when to remove drains following axillary lymphadenectomy remains unknown. This meta-analysis aims to compare time-limited and volume-controlled strategies for drain removal.A total of 584 titles were identified following a systematic literature search of EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cinahl and the Cochrane library; 6 titles met our eligibility criteria. Data were extracted and independently verified by two authors. Time-limited drain removal was defined as drain removal at |5 days; volume-controlled strategies ranged from |20 ml/24 h to |50 ml/24 h.In all the studies, the time-limited approach resulted in earlier drain removal. Development of a seroma is 2.54 times more likely with early drain removal (Mantel-Haenszel Fixed Odds Ratio (OR) 2.54, p | 0.00001). However, there is no difference in infection rates between early and late drain removal (OR = 1.07, p = 0.76).This meta-analysis demonstrates that a strategy of early drain
A 30 year old man is brought into the Emergency Department after a road traffic accident. A chest X-ray taken as part of the ATLS trauma series is normal and he has no clinical signs of chest injury. He goes on to have an abdominal CT for investigation of blunt abdominal trauma. This reveals an occult pneumothorax. You wonder whether you should insert a chest drain ...
The diaphragm needs to be identified to avoid intraabdominal tube insertion. Once the intercostal space where fluid has been identified is localised, the probe can then be rotated so that it lies between the ribs (transverse plane). At least 10mm of pleural fluid should be present for aspiration. The measurement is taken from the visceral pleura to the pariental pleura in inspiration.. There are 2 methods of aspiration. One is by marking the spot where the needle insertion should occur and doing it without using direct ultrasound visualisation , the second by leaving the probe on the skin and inserting the needle using direct visualisation.. The recommendation from the BTS guidelines however states that:. The marking of a site using thoracic ultrasound for subsequent remote aspiration or chest drain insertion is not recommended except for large pleural effusions. (C). Clearly ultrasound guided needle insertion is going to be essential in drainage of complex pleural effusions especially loculated ...
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|b|I am a 27 years old female, who had ectopic pregnancy in left tube, which was operated by laparoscopic surgery four months back.|/b| During surgery, left tubal abortion was done. While examining tissue of the tube, tuberculosis (TB) in my fallopian tube was found. Then, I was kept on the treatment of AKT-4 anti TB medicine and medication will continue up to six months. After the surgery, my Beta HCG test was monitored every week and has declined for two consecutive weeks. But in 3rd week, it started increasing. After a month, ultrasonography was done and it was found that some pregnancy still persisting in my left tube. Then, I was again kept on medication of methotrexate for four days. Finally, after a couple of days, the doctor removed my left fallopian tube. Will tube removal and tuberculosis lead to infertility? How can tuberculosis in my fallopian tube be treated? My TSH level is 3.75.
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Results:. During this period, 405 outpatients underwent biopsy. Of the 405 patients, 13 (3.2%) were admitted with complications after biopsy. Five patients (38%) were admitted with persistent localized pain, five (38%) with orthostatic hypotension, one (8%) with both pain and hypotension, one (8%) with peritoneal signs, and one (8%) with lightheadedness but no orthostatic changes. All complications were noted within 3 hours after the biopsy. Bleeding, potentially the most serious complication, was radiographically defined in 5 of the 13 patients (38%) admitted. Only two patients, however, required blood transfusions. No patient required invasive management such as surgery or chest tube placement. The average length of the hospital stay was 1.5 days. ...
A 21-year-old healthy male athlete was brought to the emergency department after suffering 2 stab wounds: one to the superior left trapezius, and another to the left flank, in the posterior axillary line over the lower rib cage. In the emergency department his heart rate ranged from 46 to 64 beats/min and his systolic blood pressure ranged from 127 to 150 mm Hg with diastolic pressures of 55 to 76 mm Hg. He was found to have a diaphragm injury, a splenic laceration, and a gastric injury. He was taken directly to the operating room, where he underwent exploratory laparotomy, with repair of the gastric, diaphragmatic, and splenic lacerations, and left chest tube placement. He was extubated in the operating room immediately after the surgery, but had to be re-intubated within several minutes, due to respiratory failure with paradoxical respiratory efforts and desaturation.. He was then admitted to the surgical ICU with ventilator settings of pressure support 10 cm H2O, PEEP of 8 cm H2O, and FIO2 ...
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Baby had a small pneumothorax. Symptomatic with sustained tachypnea and difficulty maintaining oxygen saturation. I expected a chest tube insertion, but the doc wrote for a nitrogen wash-out under oxyhood instead. What. is. that? So, lets think for a minute. Pneumothorax is a bubble of air outside the lungs, where it shouldnt be. Right? And…
Surgical/invasive procedures falling within the scope of universal protocol guidelines include, but are not limited to, cardioversions, cardiac and vascular catheterizations (ie, pulmonary artery catheter placement and vasculare cannulation), transesophageal echocardiography, endoscopies, thoracentesis, chest tube insertions, paracentesis, lumbar puncture, incisions and drainage of wounds, and so on ...
Our 34-bed facility specializes in caring for critically ill adults. Patient transfers from other hospitals can be done by ground ambulance or the LifeFlight air transport service.. A number of faculty attend in the MICU and all have been board-certified in internal Medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine. This team carries out procedures including diagnostic and therapeutic vascular catheterization, intubation, chest tube insertion, thoracentesis and bronchoscopy.. The MICU has an active program of research projects to discover new therapies and improve patient care.. For a critical care consult or to transfer a patient to the MICU call the Transfer Center at (615) 343-0976. Non-emergent consults should be referred to the Pulmonary Consult Fellow. ...
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23/01/2015 Maquet Medical Systems USA announced today an exclusive US distribution agreement with ClearFlow Inc. for its innovative PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® (ACT™) System. The PleuraFlow System enables caregivers to actively keep chest drainage tubes clear of clot in the early hours after heart surgery. Maquets sales representatives in the United States will begin selling PleuraFlow ACT during the first quarter of 2015.. PleuraFlow ACT received 510(k) regulatory clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2010. In October 2014, ClearFlow announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial, (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the use of PleuraFlow® Active Clearance Technology® System.. Too many patients are experiencing complications and additional procedures as a result of the common occurrence of chest tube occlusion, said ClearFlow President & CEO, Paul Molloy. Meanwhile, ...
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What happens during a thoracentesis?. Your doctor will use medical imaging to find the pocket of fluid. After cleaning your back, your doctor will numb your skin. She or he will then place a thin tube into the space surrounding your lungs and drain the fluid through tubing and into a bag. The procedure usually takes a few minutes. Your doctor will remove the tube at the end.. Sometimes it is necessary to leave a little tube in your chest to continue draining fluid or abnormal air around the lungs. This is called a chest tube. ...
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A device for clearing obstructions from a medical tube, such as a chest tube, is disclosed in various embodiments. The device features a shuttle member that is magnetically coupled to a guide wire within a guide tube, through the guide-tube wall, so that translation of the shuttle member induces a corresponding translation of the guide wire within the guide tube, without penetrating or compromising the guide-tube wall. In this manner, when the guide tube is coupled to a medical tube where obstructions have formed, the guide wire and clearance member may be inserted into and withdrawn from the medical tube, via actuation of the shuttle member, to engage and help clear such obstructions from the medical tube without compromising the sterile field. Methods of clearing a medical tube of obstructions are also disclosed.
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I am so glad my mom was able to share a post for me yesterday, things got really intense. When we got to the NICU about 11am we were worried Harrison may not even make it. At last his little body began to respond once they started feeding some nitric oxide through the ventilator. This helped open up the blood vessels around his lungs, which had basically clenched up. His lungs are so underdeveloped that they are comparable to those of a 24 weeker, the doc said, despite being born at 29w5d. Hes also developed sir pockets inside his lungs, but today they appear to be smaller. And the pneumothorax on his right side (air pocket outside the lung) is slowly decreasing via the chest tube they placed several days ago.. While these are considered normal issues for a preemie, hes dealing with a more extreme case of delicate lungs in addition to several other complications. The docs are keeping an eye on the PDA in his heart, a valve that hasnt properly closed. We can hope he grows out of this. And ...
So Im still in the CICU, but only because there are no ward beds at the moment. Ive been breathing with the help of very minimal oxygen and have even had milk. The chest tube has been taken out and the swelling is going down from the air leak. The canular has also been removed and they are using my central line. Im still on some good drugs, but am happy to hold mum and dads hand today ...
Women will be found eligible for this study after an eligibility questionnaire given over the phone. If one is found eligible, she will be sent a consent and paper survey to fill out and send back to the research coordinator. Once that is completed, she will be given a phone interview in order answer additional questions of interest. Lastly, the study participant will be contacted once a year over the phone to obtain follow-up information ...
One cause for confusion of junior residents has been the type of equipment and the inappropriate use of it. For example, although a chest tube comes with a central trochar, for years, it has been taught that the trochar should not be used for fear of puncturing internal organs. However, unless there is stipulation from trainer that the trochar should not be used and that forceps introduction of the drain is safer, it is easy to see how wrong techniques and subsequent mistakes on patients can occur, especially if supervision of junior residents is not optimal. No junior doctor should ever be let loose to Just Do It without first training the doctor appropriately and ensuring that they are safe for the patients. Many modern texts exclude the use of the trochar because it is dangerous. It should not be used. We need to diverge from the Eminence Based Instruction of this is how I learnt it and this is how I will teach it to you concept and use Evidence and Benchmarking as much as possible, ...
Life has been hectic since this past Sunday when Lorie and I drove to New York City for another visit to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centers (MSKCCs) urgent care facility. Drainage from my chest tube once again changed from amber fluid to the color of a fine Cabernet wine, which signaled that bleeding resumed. More alarming was the accompanying shortness of breath and increased coughing. I was out of breath even from walking a short distance to go to the bathroom.. We arrived at MSKCC around 10am and, following a brief review of recent events, had a chest x-ray taken to get a quick read on the situation. The resulting images showed a complete white-out in the left lung, which indicated that fluid had essentially filled the entire space. Normally, the lungs look transparent or black on an x-ray due to air in the lungs.. The fact that I had only one viable lung explained the shortness of breath and coughing. What the x-ray couldnt reveal was the composition of the fluid (serous fluid, ...
Julie and I walked down had breakfast together. It was nice to be with her last evening and today. Thanks to Julies friend Heidi, I was able to spend the night here. She camped out with the boys at home. We have ha a lot of help from Mary our nanny, neighbors, family, and my parents stayed there the first night. I dont think they had much sleep as they were keeping up to date with the blog/surgery.. We had an xray this morning, and of course she walked there too. Rick was up to visit and watching those two together is always entertaining. Julie calls the collection canisters for her chest tubes her suitcases, her tubes her jump ropes, and youll have to ask me what she calls her catheter and tube that has a bulb on the end of it. We had some good laughs.. Right now we are in endoscopy waiting for a bronchoscope. Her xray looked pretty good this morning; better than yesterday. There is still some junk in the upper right lobe ...
Needless to say from this pic, the coma was a nightmare, he reacted more than we ever thought he would. He blew up like a balloon, and he wasnt stable on the vent. The settings were maxed out. They mentioned the O word (oscillator) which is the high frequency vent, but our prayers must have been answered that day because they never had to use it. They kept telling us that the coma itself would probably take his little life, and if it didnt, the status could very easily still be there, I guess only about 20% actually stop. Yikes. But as he slowly woke up, it looked like the status was gone. We had started him on the ketogenic diet so we dont know what actually helped. He still has around 50 siezures a day, but nothing like he had before. Another miracle.. He has been hospitalized multiple times since, for various reasons. his nissen, respitory distress. In October 08 he had bilateral plureul effusions and had two chest tubes placed. Thats when the clot was found and they discovered that he ...
Everything went very well. Surgery went smoothly, Jake had no issues coming off of the bypass machine or the ventilator. He was extubated by the time we saw him. He only had one chest tube, a inter-cardiac line which goes directly into his heart, and an arterial line. They had to put the art line into his groin area because his his veins and arteries are so used up. They tried the hand but were afraid pushing it anymore could risk him not getting any blood flow to his hand which would be VERY BAD. He only needs the art line for the heperin they are giving him, once they get him to therapeutic levels they can switch him to lovenox. He is on the heparin because of his factor IV Leiden gene. He is at risk for clotting so we need to have him on anti-coagulants for a few months post-op. They have already gone down on his heart med (Milrinone) and he may not even need enalapril (Blood pressure med he was on at home) anymore once he goes off of the milrinone. He is getting some dex to help take the ...
You guys liked my last story about by pain in the ass but pretty good guy dad, so heres another one. You might want to skip this if discussion of medical procedures bothers you.. As I mentioned in the last post, the old man was a country doctor. He did some surgery, and delivered many (~3,000) babies. When he was in his prime, he was deft with his hands, and fast. Now that hes in his late 80s, he has degenerative arthritis everywhere, and his hands arent what they used to be. For example, when I was home a year ago, I had some stitches that had to be removed, and I basically ended up doing it with his direction because he couldnt do it. This is a minor procedure he would have done in a minute, tops, when he was in his prime. For a lot of us, the Grim Reaper doesnt take us with one fell swoop of his scythe - he hacks us to bits piece by piece.. Anyway, as some of you know, my mom has lung cancer. At one point in the course of her illness, she had a chest tube placed which could be drained by ...
8) Doctors arent always reliable, and dont necessarily know everything. If a patient rips his chest tube out and is at risk for respiratory distress or a pulmonary embolism or stroke or worse, the doctor on call should get out of his bed and come to the hospital to assess him. Always advocate for patients to get the care they deserve ...
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The trocar is often passed inside a cannula, and functions as a portal for the subsequent placement of other devices, such as a chest drain, intravenous cannula etc. 25cm

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