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Intercostal tube drainage of pleura: urosac as chest drainage bag.
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PMID:  9282555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Chest drainage bags are an alternative to underwater seal drainage. Urosac functions on the same principles and therefore can be used as a cheap and easily available substitute. 40 patients requiring intercostal tube drainage (ICD) were included in the study. 29 pneumothoraces and 11 pleural effusions of various etiologies were treated with intercostal drain attached to urosac bag. The period of ICD ranged from 4 days to 106 days. 2 patients were treated at home for prolonged periods without any complications. Urosac used as a chest drainage bag is safe and effective and can be used as an alternative to underwater seal drainage with several advantages.
J M Joshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0004-5772     ISO Abbreviation:  J Assoc Physicians India     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-18     Completed Date:  1997-09-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505585     Medline TA:  J Assoc Physicians India     Country:  INDIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Respiratory Medicine, B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, Bombay.
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MeSH Terms
Chest Tubes*
Drainage / instrumentation,  methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Intubation / instrumentation*
Pleural Effusion / etiology,  therapy*
Pneumothorax / etiology,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome

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