Chest Tubes: Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.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.Pneumothorax: 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.Empyema, Pleural: Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.Drainage: The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.Hemothorax: Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.Chest Pain: Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.Pleural Effusion: 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.Pleurodesis: 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)Thoracic Surgery, Video-Assisted: Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.Thoracic Injuries: General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.Thoracoscopy: Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.Chylothorax: The presence of chyle in the thoracic cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)Pleural Cavity: 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.Radiography, Thoracic: X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.Device Removal: Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.Pneumonectomy: The excision of lung tissue including partial or total lung lobectomy.Suction: 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.Intubation: 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.Pleural Effusion, Malignant: Presence of fluid in the PLEURAL CAVITY as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.Thoracotomy: Surgical incision into the chest wall.Paracentesis: A procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from a body cavity or organ via a trocar and cannula, needle, or other hollow instrument.Empyema: Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.Pulmonary Atelectasis: 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.Thoracic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.Pollen Tube: 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.Talc: 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)Pleural DiseasesThoracoscopes: Endoscopes for examining the pleural cavity.Pleura: 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.Postoperative Care: 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)Rib FracturesNeural Tube Defects: 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)Length of Stay: The period of confinement of a patient to a hospital or other health facility.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Intubation, Intratracheal: 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.Treatment Outcome: 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.Thoracic Wall: The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.Instillation, Drug: 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.Neural Tube: 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.Lung Diseases: Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Fallopian Tubes: 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.Retrospective Studies: 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.Bronchial Fistula: An abnormal passage or communication between a bronchus and another part of the body.Ketorolac: 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)Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Blood Loss, Surgical: Loss of blood during a surgical procedure.Postoperative Hemorrhage: Hemorrhage following any surgical procedure. It may be immediate or delayed and is not restricted to the surgical wound.Thorax: 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)Mass Chest X-Ray: X-ray screening of large groups of persons for diseases of the lung and heart by means of radiography of the chest.Eustachian Tube: A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.Prospective Studies: 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.Flail Chest: 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.Cardiopulmonary Bypass: 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)

*British Columbia Ambulance Service

... management of chest tubes and chest drainage systems; intravenous blood product administration; management of parenteral ... chest decompression, Venous pressure monitoring, Arterial & Central Line Monitoring, Chest Tube Management, transthoracic ... Their protocols include cardiac arrest, cardiac chest pain, diabetic emergencies, and management of pain using nitrous oxide. ... CCP's have standard operating guidelines for common critical patients; SIRS/Sepsis, RSI, Chest decompression, Ventilation ...

*Chest tube

Chest tubes are made in a range of sizes measured by their external diameter from 6 Fr to 40 Fr. Chest tubes, like most ... Chest tubes should be kept free of dependent loops, kinks, and obstructions which may prevent drainage. In general, chest tubes ... Miller, K S. "Chest tubes. Indications, technique, management and complications". Chest. 91 (2): 258. doi:10.1378/chest.91.2. ... "Silastic Drains vs Conventional Chest Tubes After Coronary Artery Bypass". Chest. 124 (1): 108-113. doi:10.1378/chest.124.1.108 ...

*Lung transplantation

Chest tubes are put in so that excess fluids may be removed. Because the patient is confined to bed, a urinary catheter is used ... Chest X-ray - PA & LAT, to verify the size of the lungs and the chest cavity; pulmonary function tests; CT Scan (High ... When the surgeons are satisfied with the performance of the lung the chest incision will be closed. A double-lung transplant, ... An incision is generally made from under the shoulder blade around the chest, ending near the sternum. An alternate method ...

*Cardiac surgery

Chest tubes are inserted to drain blood around the heart and lungs. After discharge from the hospital, compression socks may be ... As an alternative to open heart surgery, which involves a five- to eight-inch incision in the chest wall, a surgeon may perform ... Cardioplegia Eagle score Chest tube Aris A. (September 1997). "Francisco Romero the first heart surgeon". Ann. Thorac. Surg. 64 ... Arteries are typically harvested from the chest, arm, or wrist and then attached to a portion of the coronary artery, relieving ...

*Cardiac tamponade

... chest tubes are placed to drain blood. These chest tubes, however, are prone to clot formation. When a chest tube becomes ... It is estimated to occur in 2% of those with stab or gunshot wounds to the chest. Spodick, DH (Aug 14, 2003). "Acute cardiac ... If the drainage volume drops off, and the blood pressure goes down, this can suggest tamponade due to chest tube clogging. In ... This commonly occurs as a result of chest trauma (both blunt and penetrating), but can also be caused by myocardial rupture, ...

*Fontan procedure

This can require a longer stay in the hospital for drainage with chest tubes. To address this risk, some surgeons make a ...

*Jatene procedure

The sternum and chest can usually be closed within a few days; however, the chest tubes, pacemaker, ventilator, and drugs may ... The patient is fitted with chest tubes, temporary pacemaker leads, and ventilated before weaning from the HLM is begun; and ... but the sternum and chest incision are left open to provide extra room in the pleural cavity, allowing the heart room to swell ...

*Lobectomy (lung)

Chest tubes are left inside of the patient in order to help excess fluid drain. These will be removed by a doctor in a few days ... In order for chest tubes to be removed doctors must ensure that there is no longer fluid leaking from them along with no air ... When this type of surgery is done the chest is opened up. An incision will be made on the side of the chest where the affected ... The surgeon will then be able to have access to the chest cavity once the two involved ribs have been pried open. The surgeon ...

*Transmediastinal gunshot wound

In many cases, chest tubes are required due to concomitant lesions in the pleural cavity. If possible lesions are found (for ... Chest tube output greater than 1500 mL of blood on insertion Chest tube output greater than 500 mL/hour for the initial hour ... showed data of 22 stable patients who were screened with CT, chest x ray and abdominal ultrasound; seven patients showed a ... Recent data suggests that the use of CT scan with some additional noninvasive techniques, such as ultrasound and chest ...

*Flail chest

Chest tubes as required. Adjustment of position to make the person most comfortable and provide relief of pain. Aggressive ... Two of the symptoms of flail chest are chest pain and shortness of breath. It occurs when multiple adjacent ribs are broken in ... Two of the symptoms of flail chest are chest pain and shortness of breath. The characteristic paradoxical motion of the flail ... Falls account for 14% of flail chest injuries. Flail chest typically occurs when three or more adjacent ribs are fractured in ...

*Thoracostomy

This way a tube may be guided into the chest to allow for drainage. Chest tubes are designed to collect this drainage and ... A thoracostomy is a small incision of the chest wall, with maintenance of the opening for drainage. It is most commonly used ... chest tube). A thoracostomy is often confused with thoracotomy, which is a larger incision commonly used to gain access to ... organs within the chest. When air, blood, or other fluids accumulate in the pleural cavity it may be drained by thoracostomy. ...

*Cardiothoracic surgery

Possible complications of LVRS include prolonged air leak (mean duration post surgery until all chest tubes removed is 10.9 ± ... American College of Chest Physicians. 111 (6): 1710-1717. doi:10.1378/chest.111.6.1710. PMID 9187198. Colice, GL; Shafazand S; ... Chest. 132 (Suppl. 3): 161S-177S. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1359. PMID 17873167. Fell, SC; TJ Kirby (2005). General Thoracic Surgery ... Mountain, CF (1997). "Revisions in the international system for staging lung cancer". Chest. ...

*Thoracotomy

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 ... Upon completion of the surgical procedure, the chest is closed. One or more chest tubes-with one end inside the opened pleural ... Clinicians should be on the look out for chest tube clogging as these tubes have a tendency to become occluded with fibrinous ... Furthermore, complications such as pleural effusion or hemothorax can occur if the chest tubes fail to drain the fluid around ...

*Production of antibiotics

... often chest tubes are used to ensure proper molding. Chest tubes have the advantage of being cheap and ubiquitous and have been ...

*Blunt dissection

Indeed, blunt dissection is now considered the favoured approach for the insertion of large bore chest tubes since it results ... BTS guidelines for the insertion of a chest drain Haggie JA. Management of pneumothorax: chest drain trocar is unsafe and ... It is one method employed prior to the insertion of a chest drain following a pneumothorax. Following incision above the rib ( ...

*Flight for Life

This includes the placement and monitoring of chest-tubes, certain surgical procedures, an aortic balloon-pump and all of the ...

*68W

... placement of chest tubes, or use of specialty hemorrhage control methods. In the case of those attached to medical units, they ... To include, but not limited to, blast injury, amputation, severe bleeding, penetrating chest injuries, simple airway management ... Basic casualty evaluation Airway management Chest injury and tension pneumothorax management Controlling Bleeding Requesting ...

*Monmouth Ocean Hospital Service Corporation

... chest tubes, ECMO (with a team), open chest transfers, CVP-Line Monitoring, A-Line Monitoring, etc. Skills include all Advanced ... chest tubes, needle tracheotomies, intraosseous vascular access, intravenous infusions including blood products and ... For example: cardiac monitoring, intubation, sedation, paralysis, pain management, rapid sequence induction, needle chest ...

*Emergency medical services

... arterial lines and chest tubes. In the United Kingdom and South Africa, some serving paramedics receive additional university ... Kouwenhoven WB, Jude JR, Knickerbocker GG (July 1960). "Closed-chest cardiac massage". JAMA. 173 (10): 1064-7. doi:10.1001/jama ...

*List of Combattler V Robots

... three chest tubes for missile launchers and flamethrowers, pink eye lasers, stomach drill missiles, and a solar tornado by ... Its powers include swimming, homing missile launchers in the chest, bladed tops launched from chest (possible inspiration for ... a chest throwing star, a chest tentacle, and back disruptor waves). Zenda This robotic monster appears in episode 3. Its powers ... Its powers include flight, a double sided lance that can be used as a boomerang, and a laser gatling gun on the chest. An ...

*Dextro-Transposition of the great arteries

... two small incisions are made immediately below the sternotomy incision which provide exit points for chest tubes used to drain ... Chest x-rays and electrocardiograms (EKG) may also be used in reaching or confirming a diagnosis; however, an x-ray may appear ... or shows the vessels clearly on a chest x-ray, MRI, or CT scan - this is of particular importance, as the coronary arteries ...

*List of MeSH codes (E07)

... chest tubes MeSH E07.858.240 --- endoscopes MeSH E07.858.240.040 --- angioscopes MeSH E07.858.240.060 --- arthroscopes MeSH ...

*Emergency medical services in Germany

... equipment like Cervical collars and Splints Equipment for intravenous therapy Advanced airway management like Chest tubes and ...

*Bern Minster

Pneumatic tubes, slider chests and a mechanical action were added to the organ. However, the sound produced by this new organ ...

*Hatchet Attacks (2011)

He then climbed a ladder and jumped, driving his knee into more tubes on Robinson's chest. Rotten climbed the ladder a second ... Rotten continued his attack by stabbing Robinson with a piece of broken light tube, breaking more tubes in his face, then ... Corporal Robinson began by breaking several light tubes in Ian Rotten's face with a kick. Rotten later countered Robinson and ... After an exchange of punches and headbutts, Rotten lifted Robinson onto his shoulders and slammed him through light tubes. ...

*Equine anatomy

The ovaries connect to the fallopian tubes (oviducts), which serve to move the ovum from the ovary to the uterus. To do so, the ... the joint at the front of the chest, i.e. the glenoid); the angle of the shoulder has a great effect on the horse's movement ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
A chest tube (chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube that is inserted through the chest wall and into the pleural space or mediastinum. It is used to remove air, (pneumothorax) fluid (pleural effusion, blood, chyle), or pus (empyema) from the intrathoracic space. It is also known as a Bülau drain or an intercostal catheter. The concept of chest drainage was first advocated by Hippocrates when he described the treatment of empyema by means of incision, cautery, and insertion of metal tubes. However, the technique was not widely used until the influenza epidemic of 1917 to drain post-pneumonic empyema, which was first documented by Dr. C. Pope, on "Joel", a 22-month-old infant. The use of chest tubes in postoperative thoracic care was reported in 1922, and they were regularly used post-thoracotomy in World War II, though they were not routinely used for emergency tube thoracostomy following acute trauma until the Korean War. ...
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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.
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
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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 ...
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…
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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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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.
My bike seems to bog down when you open the throttle quickly. Ive stripped the carb and put it in my ultrasonic bath but I didnt remove the emulsion tube as I
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, ...
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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Postoperative chest tube placement after thoracoscopic wedge resection of lung for primary spontaneous pneumothorax: is it mandatory?
Background: Mediastinal and pleural tubes are routinely employed following cardiac surgery to prevent accumulation of blood and fluids in the mediastinum or the pleural cavities. Recurrent pneumothorax is the most significant complication after chest tube discontinuation. We reviewed the occurrence of post pull pneumothorax after adult cardiac surgical procedures in our hospital. Methods: A retrospective study of patients undergoing various cardiac surgical procedures over a five year period was performed. The principle outcome was recurrent pneumothorax after chest tube discontinuation. Results: 8900 patients underwent cardiac surgical procedures in the five- year study period. There were 6236 males and 2542 women with a mean age of 66,5 years. One hundred and twenty-two patients suffered postoperative pneumothorax for an overall incidence of 1,4%. Twenty-one of 122 patients developed a pneumothorax of variable size following chest tube removal for an overall incidence of 0,23%. Sixteen ...
hest Drainage Catheter, also known as chest tube, chest drain, thoracic catheter, tube thoracostomy, or intercostal drain) is a flexible plastic tube.
Previously the risks of ICD insertion in patients on mechanical ventilation has been described [5] however we presented the above case due to frequent referral of patients on mechanical ventilation to us with harmful complications of tube thoracostomy. Prior to ICD insertion in a patient on mechanical ventilation, the PEEP must be turned off and the ventilator must be disconnected briefly during the introduction of the ICD. In ICD insertion deploying Seldinger technique the same steps need to be taken for introducing the guide wire as well as the chest tube. Any ICD breaching the lung parenchyma should be removed after insertion of another ICD in the pleural space.. We believe the BTS guidelines [1] require a new revision with the view to including the mechanical ventilation as a hazardous clinical setting in "pre-drainage risk assessment" section. Furthermore ICD insertion needs to be explained separately in self- and mechanical-ventilating patients along with considering the clinical settings ...
Dr. Navdeep Singh Junior resident Pulmonary medicine DEFINITION  A chest drain is a tube inserted through the chest wall between the ribs and into the pleural cavity to allow drainage of air (pneumothorax), blood (haemothorax), fluid (pleural effusion) or pus (empyema) out of the chest.  This allows drainage of the pleural contents and reexpansion of the lung. In the case of a pneumothorax or haemothorax this helps restore haemodynamic and respiratory stability by optimising ventilation/perfusion and minimizing mediastinal shift. INDICATIONS OF ITS USE  •       Pneumothorax not all pneumothoraces require insertion of a chest drain. Primary spontaneous pneumothorax :Patients with underlying lung disease and traumatic pneumothoraces usually require chest drainage. The differential diagnosis between a pneumothorax and bullous disease requires careful radiological assessment persistent or recurrent pneumothorax after simple aspiration tension pneumothorax should always ...
Results. Seven percent of all patients received a TT (5% unilateral, 2% bilateral). Ninety-seven percent of all patients with a TT were endotracheally intubated. The success rate for correctly placed chest tubes was 78%. Twenty-two percent of the chest tubes were misplaced (i.e., too far in the chest, twisted, or bent); half of those had to be corrected, with one needing to be replaced. There were no statistical differences in the frequency of Monaldi or Bülau positions, or the frequency of left or right chest TT. In addition, the two positions did not differ in misplacement rates or the need for intervention. Helicopter emergency medical services physicians used the Monaldi position significantly more frequently than the Bülau position. In-hospital physicians performing interhospital transfer used the Bülau position significantly more frequently, whereas ground emergency medical physicians had a more balanced relationship between the two positions. Tube thoracostomy had no influence on ...
In this article, we will discuss about Tension Pneumothorax. So, lets gets started. Tension Pneumothorax. In tension pneumothorax, the mean pleural pressure is positive which means that air in the pleural cavity is under tension which causes compression collapse of the lung. It develops due to persistent air leak (air entry) inside the pleural cavity by the communication which opens during inspiration and closes during expiration preventing the air to escape. In this way, with each successive breath, the intrapleural pressure increases which eventually causes the mediastinum to shift to the opposite side and increased intrapleural pressure also puts pressure on the surrounding blood vessels.. There is decreased venous return to the heart and along with decreased cardiac output causing hypotension (cardiac tamponade) and cyanosis.. Clinical Features. Dyspnea, cough and acute exacerbation of pneumothorax symptoms. Trachea and mediastinum shifts to the opposite side. Decreased or absent breath ...
Subcutaneous emphysema is a known complication of chest drains. Clinically it presents with extreme discomfort, anxiety or upper airway obstruction. It is known to occur with prolonged drainage, tube blockage, side port migration or poor tube p...
Transhiatal oesophagectomy is an established technique for resection of tumours of the lower oesophagus and oesophagogastric junction. The authors describe a previously unreported serious complication associated with placement of a corrugated neck drain during transhiatal oesophagectomy. A 63 year old man was admitted for transhiatal oesophagectomy for resection of a lower third oesophageal tumour. Post operatively he developed a left sided pneumothorax which did not improve despite numerous chest drains. The subcutaneous corrugated neck drain was removed with immediate inflation of the lung. We report an important potential complication that surgeons in several specialties should be aware of, especially in the use of corrugated neck drains following transhiatal oesophagectomy.
What a name for a post... Last night little boy got a suppository to help him poop. He hadnt yet and seemed uncomfortable. It worked eventually, though it was a challenge to get him on a potty. He sat on a childrens training potty on his bed. He seemed more comfortable after and was willing to drink significant amounts for the first time in many hours. Which likely is a reason he had to pee later. As I was partially asleep and the lights were low, I didnt notice there was a lid on the little urinal he had to use. Pee everywhere! Oh what fun. He then slept pretty solidly from 10:30 to about 6. That was nice! This morning he seems a little better, though I think the chest tubes are still causing significant discomfort. The surgery PA just came by and said the chest tubes might have to stay in another day as the heart area tube still has bloody fluids coming out and one lung might have a slight injury causing a leak. Well see. He doesnt have a central line in anymore, so that had to a blood ...
What a name for a post... Last night little boy got a suppository to help him poop. He hadnt yet and seemed uncomfortable. It worked eventually, though it was a challenge to get him on a potty. He sat on a childrens training potty on his bed. He seemed more comfortable after and was willing to drink significant amounts for the first time in many hours. Which likely is a reason he had to pee later. As I was partially asleep and the lights were low, I didnt notice there was a lid on the little urinal he had to use. Pee everywhere! Oh what fun. He then slept pretty solidly from 10:30 to about 6. That was nice! This morning he seems a little better, though I think the chest tubes are still causing significant discomfort. The surgery PA just came by and said the chest tubes might have to stay in another day as the heart area tube still has bloody fluids coming out and one lung might have a slight injury causing a leak. Well see. He doesnt have a central line in anymore, so that had to a blood ...
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When services are known to be required for patients prior to arrival (intubated, critical ortho injuries, penetrating trauma, transfers etc.) call a level A activation - consultants should meet patient with you. Give the consultants notice when patient is 15 minutes out.. Required consultants need to attend to critically injured in a timely fashion. Escalate to department head or chief of staff if there is unreasonable delay.. View the SJRHEM Trauma Page for list of definitions including Trauma Team, Activation Levels etc. ...
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Spontaneous pneumothorax with early signs of tensioning. This was quickly recognised by the clinical team who treated this with insertion of an intercostal chest drain. This is appropriately orientated to the apex of the lung.
Pneumothorax is commonly encountered in pediatric trauma patients. Often a chest tube is placed. Dont be cruel; use a pigtail for simple pneumothorax.
This set of medical illustrations depicts rib fracture and pneumothorax injury with placement of a chest tube to re-inflate the lung. The first image shows the pre-operative condition, including a non-displaced right first rib fracture and 40% right pneumothorax. The second drawing shows the intra-operative condition, including the placement of a tube into the chest cavity to allow the lung to re-inflate.
Introduction - Superficial venous cannulation - Arterial blood gas sampling - Nasogastric tube insertion - Wound abscess drainage - Transurethral bladder catheterization - Suprapubic bladder catheterization - Skin suturing - Rigid sigmoidoscopy ± flatus tube insertion - Needle thoracic decompression - Peritoneal drainage (paracentesis) - Pleural drainage/aspiration - Intercostal chest drain insertion - Venous cutdown - Central venous catheterization - Pericardiocentesis - Cricothyroidotomy ...
Recently there were encountered on the Ward Service of the Barnes Hospital three patients with spontaneous pneumothorax, each of whom exhibited complications which seemed of sufficient interest to us to warrant reporting. The first patient was a 51 year old man with congenital cystic disease of the lung. Treatment in this case proved to be of particular interest. The second patient suffered a spontaneous pneumothorax with complete atelectasis of the left upper lobe. This complication has been reported only once before. The third patient had a spontaneous hemopneumothorax with recovery followed two months later by a spontaneous pneumothorax. It has ...
DISCUSSION. One of the first procedures in the area of thoracic surgery was open drainage of the pleural cavity, which was attributed to Hippocrates, the famous Greek physician who conducted pleural empyema drainage using a cautery and a metal tube. On the other hand, the study of thoracic trauma precedes these first historical reports. Three cases with this type of lesion have been described on papyrus and they are attributed to the Egyptian physician Imhotep, who lived between 3000 and 2500 B. C. In all these historical reports, there are references regarding the treatment of patients with thoracic trauma lesions. At the end of the last century, with the discovery of the infectious nature of many diseases, surgery gained ground in the field of postoperative complications by increasing control through the introduction of new techniques which were performed in aseptic and antiseptic conditions. This significantly reduced the occurrence of postoperative infections. The introduction of ...
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The term video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) describes minimally invasive thoracic surgical procedures performed with the aid of a video camera to avoid more invasive open thoracotomy. VATS typically involves one small, 4- to 8-cm incision fo
Empyema is a devastating complication that is rarely seen in the postpneumonectomy setting. A 56-year-old man presented to us 24 years after pneumonectomy with a 15 days history of chest pain and shortness of breath. Physical examination revealed a fluctuant swelling at the thoracotomy site. Computed tomography scan showed a large fluid density mass in the left pneumonectomy space. Needle aspiration and video assisted thoracoscopic surgery was carried out and culture of the aspirated fluid grew Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The patient was discharged with the chest tubes in place. At 2 months follow-up, the patient presented with fever and continuous copious drainage of pus from empyema tubes. Piperacillin with tazobactam at 4.5 grams per day helped in the resolution of fever but the output from the empyema tubes continued. An open window thoracostomy was performed and the patient was discharged on standard dosage of cefixime and fusidic acid. Following this antibiotic regimen, he remained stable with

Pleural effusion | Open Access articles | Open Access journals | Conference Proceedings | Editors | Authors | Reviewers |...Pleural effusion | Open Access articles | Open Access journals | Conference Proceedings | Editors | Authors | Reviewers |...

When managing these chest tubes, it is important to make sure the chest tubes do not become occluded or clogged. A clogged ... Chest 112 (1): 296. PMID 9228404. doi:10.1378/chest.112.1.296. *^ a b Wong CL, Holroyd-Leduc J, Straus SE (Jan 2009). "Does ... Primary Study Investigators". Chest 111 (4): 970-80. PMID 9106577. doi:10.1378/chest.111.4.970. ... doi:10.1378/chest.112.1.296. *^ Light, Richard W. "Ch. 257: Disorders of the Pleura and Mediastinum". In Fauci AS, Braunwald E ...
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Chest Radiograph After Removal of Chest Tubes in ChildrenChest Radiograph After Removal of Chest Tubes in Children

Chest radiographs are commonly employed after removal of chest tubes in pediatric patients, but are they really necessary? ... Omission of routine postoperative chest tube removal CXR is safe, and removal of chest tubes in postoperative cardiac patients ... Is a Chest Radiograph Required After Removal of Chest Tubes in Children?. ... chest tubes are most often removed at the bedside by the general surgery nurse practitioner or resident using a standard chest ...
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Chest Radiograph After Removal of Chest Tubes in ChildrenChest Radiograph After Removal of Chest Tubes in Children

Chest radiographs are commonly employed after removal of chest tubes in pediatric patients, but are they really necessary? ... Omission of routine postoperative chest tube removal CXR is safe, and removal of chest tubes in postoperative cardiac patients ... Is a Chest Radiograph Required After Removal of Chest Tubes in Children?. ... Although we have a standard practice for removing chest tubes, there are many practitioners, so there is a possible variation ...
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Course Content - #38800: Respiratory Care: Artificial Airways, Mechanical Ventilation, and Chest Tubes - NetCECourse Content - #38800: Respiratory Care: Artificial Airways, Mechanical Ventilation, and Chest Tubes - NetCE

... and chest tubes, nurses can readily provide quality and even lifesaving care. All healthcare professionals involved in the care ... In conjunction with artificial airways, some patients with respiratory conditions will require chest tubes. Chest tubes re- ... Be aware that chest tubes may seem more frightening to visitors than other sorts of tubes, and be prepared to reassure patients ... Patients with chest tubes may restrict their breathing and movement not only to minimize pain, but because they fear they may ...
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Anaesthesia-Intensive care.com: Chest TubesAnaesthesia-Intensive care.com: Chest Tubes

This is it..... - Well, nearly seven months have passed, and it all comes down to eighty minutes or so tomorrow. Ive reached the stage today where I am not really able to d... ...
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The effectiveness of small-bore intercostal catheters versus large-bore chest tubes in the management of pleural disease with...The effectiveness of small-bore intercostal catheters versus large-bore chest tubes in the management of pleural disease with...

The effectiveness of small-bore intercostal catheters versus large-bore chest tubes in the management of pleural disease with ... The effectiveness of small-bore intercostal catheters versus large-bore chest tubes in the management of pleural disease with ... The effectiveness of small-bore intercostal catheters versus large-bore chest tubes in the management of pleural disease with ... to large-bore intercostal tubes (LB ICTs; ,20 Fr) in the management of pleural diseases. Methods: A total of 52 patients (42 ...
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Presence of chest tubes does not affect the hemodynamic efficacy of standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation | Journal of...Presence of chest tubes does not affect the hemodynamic efficacy of standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation | Journal of...

The presence of chest tubes did not affect the hemodynamic efficacy of standard CPR. There is no need to clamp chest tubes ... Each 6-min set consisted of 3 min of CPR with clamped chest tubes (CCT-CPR) and 3 min of CPR with unclamped chest tubes (UCT- ... chest tubes can hinder increases in intrathoracic pressure by venting the pressure during chest compressions, thus reducing the ... The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of chest tubes on hemodynamic efficacy during standard CPR in a ...
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Drainage using Chest Tubes Smaller than 20 French is Suitable for Patients with Thoracic Empyema  | ClinMed International...Drainage using Chest Tubes Smaller than 20 French is Suitable for Patients with Thoracic Empyema | ClinMed International...

Treatment failure and death were not significantly increased in the population of patients with chest tubes smaller than 20 Fr ... On univariate analysis, a chest-tube size either greater than 20 Fr or greater than 22 Fr was significantly associated with the ... a chest drain larger than 20 Fr (OR, 4.51; 95% CI, 1.27-16.3; P = 0.020) was significantly related to the incidence of adverse ... The mean chest-tube size was 22 ± 3.0 Fr. Six patients (12%) died within 90 days of tube insertion. Three patients (5.9%) ...
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emDOCs.net - Emergency Medicine EducationPEM Playbook - Multisystem Trauma in Children Part I: Airway, Chest Tubes, and...emDOCs.net - Emergency Medicine EducationPEM Playbook - Multisystem Trauma in Children Part I: Airway, Chest Tubes, and...

Chest tubes for children are very similar to the adult procedure - the traditional chest tube size is 4 x the childs ETT size. ... Chest Tube Pearl #1:. Chest tube sizing in pediatrics is straightforward if we remember that the traditional chest tube size is ... PEM Playbook - Multisystem Trauma in Children Part I: Airway, Chest Tubes, and Resuscitative Thoracotomy. ... Chest computed tomography imaging for blunt pediatric trauma: not worth the radiation risk. J Surg Res. 2013 Sep;184(1):352-7. ...
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Lung Transplant (Inpatient Care) - What You Need to KnowLung Transplant (Inpatient Care) - What You Need to Know

Chest tubes:. Chest tubes will remove air that entered your chest during surgery. They also remove any extra blood and fluid. ... Your chest tubes will be left in place for about 1 or 2 weeks, or until all of the extra fluid and air is gone. ... Chest x-ray: This picture of your heart and lungs allows healthcare providers to look for fluid in your lungs and to check your ... Your surgeon will make 1 or 2 incisions that begin at your armpit and go to or across your chest. Your surgeon will remove your ...
more infohttps://www.drugs.com/cg/lung-transplant-inpatient-care.html

Patient Information: Thoracic Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MAPatient Information: Thoracic Surgery - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

... you may have one or more chest tubes.. The tubes are monitored by the nurses and doctors for air and fluid. A chest x-ray is ... Chest Tubes. After chest surgery, it is necessary to drain air and fluid from the lining around the lung. Depending on the type ... You may also intravenous tubes and lines - tubes attached to your chest, air boots on your legs, and a catheter in your bladder ... Tubes, Catheters and Other Equipment. Epidural Catheter. Before your operation, a very thin tube or catheter might be placed ...
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Riverain ClearRead +Confirm Cleared in U.S. to Help Spot Tubes, Lines, and Wires on Chest X-rays | MedgadgetRiverain ClearRead +Confirm Cleared in U.S. to Help Spot Tubes, Lines, and Wires on Chest X-rays | Medgadget

Confirm software that highlights tubes and lines on chest X-rays. As we described last November when the software ... Riverain ClearRead +Confirm Cleared in U.S. to Help Spot Tubes, Lines, and Wires on Chest X-rays. January 14th, 2013 Editors ... The FDA cleared Riverains ClearRead +Confirm software that highlights tubes and lines on chest X-rays. As we described last ... PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) lines, which are long, thin tubes that remain inside the chest for periods of ...
more infohttps://www.medgadget.com/2013/01/riverain-clearread-confirm-cleared-in-u-s-to-help-spot-tubes-lines-and-wires-on-chest-x-rays.html

Austin Health:
Glossary	Austin Health: Glossary

Chest tubes. Drainage tubes placed in the chest to drain blood and fluid that may have accumulated after the surgery. ... An electrical monitor connected via leads to the chest. It allows the rhythm of the heart beat to be continuously watched. ... Small plastic tubes placed in a vein to administer medication, fluid and nourishment. ...
more infohttp://www.austin.org.au/page?ID=94

May-June 1998 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 : Nurse EducatorMay-June 1998 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 : Nurse Educator

Chest Tubes: To Clamp or Not to Clamp. Shuster, Pamela McHugh Shuster, Pamela McHugh Less ...
more infohttp://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/toc/1998/05000

Critical Care  | Cook Medical
					Critical Care | Cook Medical

Chest tubes for pleural and pericardial drainage We offer an extensive line of chest tubes for removing both air and fluid from ... We offer an extensive line of chest tubes for removing both air and fluid from the pleural and pericardial spaces. These ... CHEST 2015, led by the American College of Chest Physicians, brought together expert faculty, offering the latest advances in ... We are excited for our trip to Austin, Texas, to join the American College of Chest Physicians at CHEST 2014. This years ...
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Medical Xpress - chest wallMedical Xpress - chest wall

Researcher develops device to secure chest tubes without sutures. Medical practitioners may be able to secure chest tubes to ... From the time he was about 8 years old, Shahab Maslehati had been well aware that his chest was sunken. It had become more ... Thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), an enlargement or tearing of the walls of the aorta in the chest, is, together ... A congenital condition called pectus excavatum, in which a childs breastbone is sunken into the chest, can be corrected ...
more infohttps://medicalxpress.com/tags/chest+wall/sort/liverank/all/

Horner Syndrome: Overview, Anatomy, PathophysiologyHorner Syndrome: Overview, Anatomy, Pathophysiology

A chest radiograph should be obtained; apical bronchogenic carcinoma is the most common cause of Horner syndrome. If stroke is ... Iatrogenic Horner syndrome has been reported as a complication of a variety of chest, neck, and otolaryngologic procedures [13 ... Homer syndrome after thoracoscopic apicectomy for spontaneous pneumothorax as a complication of chest tube placement. Chir Ital ... previous chest tube or central venous catheter placement; or neck swelling ...
more infohttps://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1220091-overview

Trauma.org | Thoracic Trauma Keyword: ctTrauma.org | Thoracic Trauma Keyword: ct

Tension pneumothorax despite chest tubes - CT 01. Tension pneumothorax despite chest tubes - CT shows chest tubes in oblique ... Tension pneumothorax despite chest tubes - CT 01. Tension pneumothorax despite chest tubes - right tension pneumothorax ... Stab chest, haemothorax, liver & diaphragm injury - abdominal CT. Grade 4 liver injury following stab to right chest ... Lung hernia, chest wall defect - 01. Lung hernia and chest wall defect ...
more infohttp://www.trauma.org/index.php/main/keyword/C11/ct

Caring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | InformITCaring for the Client with Disorders of the Respiratory System | Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | InformIT

Managing chest tubes. *. Maintaining oxygen therapy. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary ... Physical assessment reveals the presence of a barrel chest, use of accessory muscles, coughing with the production of thick ... In identifying emphysema, a chest x-ray reveals hyperinflation of the lungs with flattened diaphragm. Pulmonary studies show ...
more infohttp://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=2218296&

OverviewOverview

Placement of chest tubes. Obstructive Uropathy. *Nephrostomy, nephroureterostomy and urteteronephrostomy. *Ureteral stents ...
more infohttps://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/interventional-radiology/conditions/index.html

Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development Program | Department of Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine Physician Extender Development Program | Department of Emergency Medicine

Intubation and Chest Tubes *GYN and ENT procedures *Arthrocentesis *Lumbar Punctures Program Requirements. Acceptance into ...
more infohttps://www.brown.edu/academics/medical/about/departments/emergency-medicine/index.php?q=emped

Going to CVICU! | allnursesGoing to CVICU! | allnurses

Clotted chest tubes. -Conversely, too much chest tube output. -Things other than blood/serous fluid coming out of chest tubes ( ... Clotted chest tubes. -Conversely, too much chest tube output. -Things other than blood/serous fluid coming out of chest tubes ( ... Chest tubes, both pleural and mediastinal. -JP drains. -Pulmonary artery catheters/Large bore jugular central lines and their ... Chest tubes, both pleural and mediastinal. -JP drains. -Pulmonary artery catheters/Large bore jugular central lines and their ...
more infohttp://allnurses.com/ccu-nursing-coronary/going-to-cvicu-839360.html
  • The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of chest tubes on hemodynamic efficacy during standard CPR in a swine model of cardiac arrest. (biomedcentral.com)
  • As we described last November when the software was first unveiled, "ClearRead +Confirm processes the radiograph, creating a second soft tissue image with the ribs and clavicles suppressed and increasing the contrast, sharpness and visibility of tubes, lines and cardiac wires. (medgadget.com)
  • This study supports the general consensus in the literature that a postremoval chest radiograph is not indicated after removal of a chest tube in most pediatric patients. (medscape.com)
  • Often, the acute care pediatric nurse practitioner is the provider removing the chest tube, deciding when a chest radiograph is indicated, and reviewing the chest radiograph, so this information will help guide inpatient pediatric nurse practitioner providers. (medscape.com)
  • These data will contribute to the reduction in the number of chest radiographs for pediatric patients, contributing to the overall wellness of these young patients. (medscape.com)
  • In chest tubes designed for pediatric heart surgery, the EDL is shorter, generally by only having 4 side holes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although we have a standard practice for removing chest tubes, there are many practitioners, so there is a possible variation in technique that may be a factor associated with the development of pneumothoraces that cannot be measured with this type of study. (medscape.com)
  • There were 170 patients who had a single-view chest radiograph at a cost of $254, and 111 patients who underwent two-view chest radiographs at a cost of $448. (medscape.com)
  • The selective omission of CXR after chest tube removal in less severely injured, nonventilated patients does not adversely affect outcomes or increase reintervention rates. (medscape.com)
  • The purpose of this course is to reinforce nurses' knowledge and skills related to the care of patients with artificial airways and/or chest tubes in order to improve outcomes and patient quality of life. (netce.com)
  • At the Surgical Service at Boston Children's Hospital, chest tubes are most often removed at the bedside by the general surgery nurse practitioner or resident using a standard chest tube removal protocol unless otherwise specified. (medscape.com)
  • Your surgeon will make 1 or 2 incisions that begin at your armpit and go to or across your chest. (drugs.com)
  • The FDA cleared Riverain 's ClearRead +Confirm software that highlights tubes and lines on chest X-rays. (medgadget.com)
  • With knowledge of the purpose and function of artificial airways, mechanical ventilation, and chest tubes, nurses can readily provide quality and even lifesaving care. (netce.com)
  • However, little is known about the hemodynamic effects of chest compressions in the presence of chest tubes during CPR. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Physical assessment reveals the presence of a barrel chest, use of accessory muscles, coughing with the production of thick mucoid sputum, prolonged expiratory phase with grunting respirations, peripheral cyanosis, and digital clubbing. (informit.com)
  • Chest tubes are commonly made from clear plastics like PVC and soft silicone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chest tubes are made in a range of sizes measured by their external diameter from 6 Fr to 40 Fr. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the study, 334 chest X-rays were each reviewed by 10 radiologists with and without the enhanced ClearRead +Confirm image. (medgadget.com)