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We’re all familiar with traditional chest tube devices used in most hospitals for patients that require assistance. What is not commonly discussed are the complications associated with them.
Acute complications (technique)
The multicenter study included 400 patients and was performed at four international centers: New Haven, CT, United Kingdom, Italy, and Hong Kong. The results, published by Medela Healthcare, were consistent across the four centers and showed that patients who were managed with the digital chest system had a significantly shorter postoperative length of stay and chest tube duration.
Joint lead author of the study, Dr. Alessandro Brunelli, of Ospedali Riuniti, Ancona, Italy, secretary general at European Society of Thoracic Surgeons, said, "The analysis revealed consistent findings between the different participating centers.