Are chest drains routinely required after thoracic surgery? A drainology study of on-table chest-drain removals

Ashiq Abdul Khader, Aina Pons, Abigail Palmares, Chiara Proli, Paulo De Sousa and Eric Lim  |  June 2, 2023

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Advances in perioperative management for thoracic surgery have accelerated the postoperative recovery of patients by decreasing postoperative pain and the incidence of complications. We aimed to study whether it’s safe to remove chest drains on table in selected cases.

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