Investigation of an Adaptive Treatment Algorithm for Post-op Thoracic Patients to Reduce the Length of Drainage (AATD)
The purpose of this study is to reduce the length of drainage using a treatment protocol to control the manipulation of the applied vacuum to the pleural cavity.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Implementation of an Adaptive Algorithm to Improve Chest Tube Therapy in Patients With Pulmonary Leaks Following Thoracic Surgery|
- Duration of pulmo-pleural fistulation [ Time Frame: July 2011 - March 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The duration of a postoperative pulmo-pleural fistula is monitored.
- Duration of Chest tube therapy [ Time Frame: July 2011 - March 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Duration of postoperative chest tube therapy is monitored.
- Applicability of a diagnostic "Leakage Scale" [ Time Frame: July 2011 - March 2012 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]Applicability of a generated scale that categorizes the pulmonary air leak is tested.
|Study Start Date:||July 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2012|
|Primary Completion Date:||November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Digital chest tube
All patients will be treated with the digital chest tube device
Procedure: Thoracic Surgery
Wedge Resection Segmental Resection Lobectomy
Other Name: Thopaz Drainage Device
In this prospective study, a treatment algorithm is tested in a subgroup of patients with postoperative pulmo-pleural fistula. The primary aim is to reduce the duration of pulmo-pleural fistulation. Secondary aim is to reduce the duration of chest tube therapy.
|Bremen, Germany, 28325|
|Freiburg, Germany, 79106|
|Gerlingen, Germany, 70839|
|Großhansdorf, Germany, 22927|
|Principal Investigator:||Thorsten Walles, MD FETCS||Schillerhoehe Hospital|