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Indications for Draining the Chest

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Figure 3.1 Aeropleura With these indications in mind, the treatment goal is to restore and control the subatmospheric pressure in the pleural space after evacuating air from the pleural space….

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Different Kinds of Drains (−Catheters)

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Figure 4.1 Chest tubes – straight and curved (Pacific Hospital Supply Co. Ltd, Fort Bend, Texas, USA) Figure 4.2 Curved chest tube with side holes (Free Life Medical GmbH, Aachen,…

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Anatomy of the Chest Wall and the Pleura

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Figure 1.1 Anatomical lines of the anterior chest wall (Tilmann BN (2010), Ventrale Rumpfwand. In: Anatomie, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, S. 816, Abb. 21.1) Certain ribs and intercostal spaces can be…

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Inserting a Chest Drain: How to Do

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Figure 6.1 Safe triangle A more posteriorly located chest tube may be uncomfortable as the patient may lay on it, causing pain and kinking of the tube with subsequent clogging….

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Complications of Chest Drain Insertion and Management

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Incorrect placement of a chest drain 1 Even when chest drain placement has been performed according to intrathoracic findings, “special” topographic localization is rarely required. One should assess the potential…

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Different Drainage Systems and Philosophies

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Figure 5.1 Water seal (From: G. Heberer, F.W. Schildberg, L. Sunder-Plassmann, I. Vogt-Maykopf Die Praxis der Chirurgie – Lunge und Mediastinum. Second edition. ISBN 3-540-19114-3, Page 191 ff) Using a…

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Care of Patients Having a Chest Drain

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Description of the fluid Explanation and possible causes Serous, slightly yellow Normal pleural fluid Purulent, murky   Sanguineous Hemothorax: injury of a blood vessel (i.e. intercostal vessel) White or milky…

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Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Pleura

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Figure 2.1 Normal, transparent Pleura: Left subclavian artery and phrenic nerve are visible Figure 2.2 Layer with arterial and venous capillaries 2.2.2 Vessels The pleural vessels run in the soft…

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Physiotherapy in Patients with Chest Drains

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Figure 11.1 ADL-training with the help of a walking frame 11.2 Pain The physiotherapist can aid in reduction and/or elimination of pain by contributing the following strategies: 1. Classic massage…

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