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Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes


N/A
18 Years
89 Years
Open (Enrolling by invite only)
Both
Lung Cancer, Pneumothorax, Subcutaneous Emphysema

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Trial Information

Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes


Medical chart database to identify patients ,of one thoracic surgeon over the last seven
years, who underwent thoracic resection and were discharged home with an air leak and chest
tube to portable drainage device was completed. Once all patients were identified, all
possible vulnerable patients were discarded. Written consent for participation was obtained
by eligible patients and subjects willing to participate were given further explanation of
the study. All willing participants completed an Outpatient Chest Tube Quality of Life
Questionnaire. Upon completion of the questionnaire participants involvement in the study
was complete. Data was collected and correlations between variables statistically analysed
to determine significant factors affecting care.


Inclusion Criteria:



- all patients 18-89,

- all genders,

- all patients undergoing thoracic resection,

- all patients discharged with chest tube

Exclusion Criteria:

- minors,

- all patients > 90 years old,

- all mentally challenged,

- all non-English speaking patients

Type of Study:

Observational

Study Design:

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Principal Investigator

Jeremy S Smith, BSN

Investigator Role:

Principal Investigator

Investigator Affiliation:

Alliance of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgeons

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

MEM Chest tube study

NCT ID:

NCT01551082

Start Date:

March 2012

Completion Date:

January 2013

Related Keywords:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumothorax
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Emphysema
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Pneumothorax
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema
  • Wounds and Injuries

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Location

Memorial HospitalChattanooga, Tennessee  37404