In patients submitted to major pulmonary resection, the postoperative length of stay is mainly influenced by the duration of air leaks and chest tube removal. The measurement of air leaks largely relies on traditional chest drainage systems which are prone to subjective interpretation. Difficulty in differentiating between active air leaks and bubbles due to a pleural space effect may also lead to tentative drain clamping and prolonged time for chest drain removal. New digital systems allow continuous monitoring of air leaks, identifying subtle leakage that may be not visible during daily patient evaluation. Moreover, an objective assessment of air leaks may lead to a reduced interobserver variability and to an optimized timing for chest tube removal.

Multicenter randomized study on the comparison between electronic and traditional chest drainage systems / Marulli, Giuseppe; Comacchio, Giovanni M; Nosotti, Mario; Rosso, Lorenzo; Mendogni, Paolo; Natale, Giuseppe; Andriolo, Luigi; Imbriglio, Giovanna; Larocca, Valentina; Brascia, Debora; Rea, Federico. - In: TRIALS. - ISSN 1745-6215. - 20:1(2019), p. 730. [10.1186/s13063-019-3811-8]

Multicenter randomized study on the comparison between electronic and traditional chest drainage systems

Andriolo, Luigi;
2019

Abstract

In patients submitted to major pulmonary resection, the postoperative length of stay is mainly influenced by the duration of air leaks and chest tube removal. The measurement of air leaks largely relies on traditional chest drainage systems which are prone to subjective interpretation. Difficulty in differentiating between active air leaks and bubbles due to a pleural space effect may also lead to tentative drain clamping and prolonged time for chest drain removal. New digital systems allow continuous monitoring of air leaks, identifying subtle leakage that may be not visible during daily patient evaluation. Moreover, an objective assessment of air leaks may lead to a reduced interobserver variability and to an optimized timing for chest tube removal.
2019
Air leakage; Chest tube removal; Digital chest drainage; Lobectomy; Traditional chest drainage systems
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Multicenter randomized study on the comparison between electronic and traditional chest drainage systems / Marulli, Giuseppe; Comacchio, Giovanni M; Nosotti, Mario; Rosso, Lorenzo; Mendogni, Paolo; Natale, Giuseppe; Andriolo, Luigi; Imbriglio, Giovanna; Larocca, Valentina; Brascia, Debora; Rea, Federico. - In: TRIALS. - ISSN 1745-6215. - 20:1(2019), p. 730. [10.1186/s13063-019-3811-8]
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