Enhanced recovery after surgery and chest tube management

Tim J.P. Batchelor  |  February 24, 2023

This review from Tim Batchelor highlights importance of a focus on proactive chest tube management (single tube, no routine suction, use of digital drains, early removal) for superior patient outcomes. 

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Chest Tube Management: Past, Present, and Future Directions for Developing Evidence-Based Best Practices

Kevin W. Lobdell, MD and Daniel T. Engelman, MD  |  February 20, 2021

In the PAST, traditional practice with eminence-based therapies have led to a wide variation of practice. PRESENTLY, new technology has emerged, confounders and variables are being addressed. Yet, quality evidence is rare. This review article surveys what is available regarding chest drain management practices. Scientific gaps, unmet needs, and opportunities…

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