A new specifically designed forceps for chest drain insertion.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208976
Title:
A new specifically designed forceps for chest drain insertion.
Authors:
Andrews, Emmet; Ramesh, B C; Nolke, L; Redmond, H P; Aherne, T; O'Donnell, A
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland., emmetandrews@eircom.net
Citation:
Injury. 2003 Dec;34(12):957-9.
Journal:
Injury
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/208976
PubMed ID:
14636747
Abstract:
Insertion of a chest drain can be associated with serious complications. It is recommended that the drain is inserted with blunt dissection through the chest wall but there is no specific instrument to aid this task. We describe a new reusable forceps that has been designed specifically to facilitate the insertion of chest drains.A feasibility study of its use in patients who required a chest drain as part of elective cardiothoracic operations was undertaken. The primary end-point was successful and accurate placement of the drain. The operators also completed a questionnaire rating defined aspects of the procedure. The new instrument was used to insert the chest drain in 30 patients (19 male, 11 female; median age 61.5 years (range 16-81 years)). The drain was inserted successfully without the trocar in all cases and there were no complications. Use of the instrument rated as significantly easier relative to experience of previous techniques in all specified aspects. The new device can be used to insert intercostal chest drains safely and efficiently without using the trocar or any other instrument.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Chest Tubes; Drainage/instrumentation/*methods; Equipment Design; Female; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; *Surgical Instruments; Thoracic Wall
ISSN:
0020-1383 (Print); 0020-1383 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Emmeten_GB
dc.contributor.authorRamesh, B Cen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNolke, Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, H Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorAherne, Ten_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Donnell, Aen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:08:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:08:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:08:57Z-
dc.identifier.citationInjury. 2003 Dec;34(12):957-9.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0020-1383 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0020-1383 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid14636747en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/208976-
dc.description.abstractInsertion of a chest drain can be associated with serious complications. It is recommended that the drain is inserted with blunt dissection through the chest wall but there is no specific instrument to aid this task. We describe a new reusable forceps that has been designed specifically to facilitate the insertion of chest drains.A feasibility study of its use in patients who required a chest drain as part of elective cardiothoracic operations was undertaken. The primary end-point was successful and accurate placement of the drain. The operators also completed a questionnaire rating defined aspects of the procedure. The new instrument was used to insert the chest drain in 30 patients (19 male, 11 female; median age 61.5 years (range 16-81 years)). The drain was inserted successfully without the trocar in all cases and there were no complications. Use of the instrument rated as significantly easier relative to experience of previous techniques in all specified aspects. The new device can be used to insert intercostal chest drains safely and efficiently without using the trocar or any other instrument.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshChest Tubesen_GB
dc.subject.meshDrainage/instrumentation/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshEquipment Designen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Surgical Instrumentsen_GB
dc.subject.meshThoracic Wallen_GB
dc.titleA new specifically designed forceps for chest drain insertion.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland., emmetandrews@eircom.neten_GB
dc.identifier.journalInjuryen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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