Suction vs water seal after pulmonary resection: a randomized prospective study.

@article{Marshall2002SuctionVW,
  title={Suction vs water seal after pulmonary resection: a randomized prospective study.},
  author={Margaret Blair Marshall and Maher E Deeb and Joshua I. S. Bleier and John Charles Kucharczuk and Joseph S. Friedberg and Larry Robert Kaiser and Joseph B. Shrager},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 3},
  pages={831-5}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether suction or water seal is superior in the management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection. DESIGN A prospective, randomized, controlled trial. After an initial, brief period of suction, patients were randomized to water seal or - 20 cm H(2)O suction. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS Sixty-eight patients who underwent wedge resection, segmentectomy, or lobectomy were included in the study. Those patients who underwent reoperative surgery or lung… CONTINUE READING

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