Small-bore wire-guided chest drains: safety, tolerability, and effectiveness in pneumothorax, malignant effusions, and pleural empyema

Stefano Margaritora, Elisa Meacci, Filippo Lococo, Venanzio Porziella, Stefano Cafarotti, Giacomo Cusumano, Alfredo Cesario, Pierluigi Granone, Valentina Dall'Armi, S. Bonassi

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Abstract

The use of small-bore wire-guided chest drains for pleural effusions and pneumothorax has become popular; however, limited data are available on its efficacy and morbidity. The aim of this retrospective study is to measure, via the analysis of the so far largest reported cohort, the efficacy, safety, and tolerability of this approach in different clinical conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-687
Number of pages5
JournalTHE JOURNAL OF THORACIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Volume141
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Chest Tubes
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Drainage
  • Empyema, Pleural
  • Equipment Design
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Italy
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain
  • Pain Measurement
  • Pleural Effusion, Malignant
  • Pneumothorax
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome

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