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

This study is enrolling participants by invitation only.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jeremy Smith, Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01551082
First received: March 8, 2012
Last updated: March 9, 2012
Last verified: March 2012

March 8, 2012
March 9, 2012
March 2012
January 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
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Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes
Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes

Discharging patients home with air leak and chest tube to portable drainage device after thoracic resection is cost effective and safe without compromising patients outcome or satisfaction. Despite good outcomes this practice is not done universally by thoracic surgeons.

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.

Observational
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
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Non-Probability Sample

Patients undergoing thoracic resection by one surgeon with post operative air leak being discharged home with chest tube and portable drainage device.

  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumothorax
  • Subcutaneous Emphysema
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Outpatient chest tubes
All patients, mixed gender, race, and age, who underwent thoracic resection by one surgeon over the past seven years and discharged home with air leak present and chest tube to portable drainage device.
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Enrolling by invitation
100
January 2013
January 2013   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Both
18 Years to 89 Years
Yes
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United States
 
NCT01551082
MEM Chest tube study
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Jeremy Smith, Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
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Principal Investigator: Jeremy S Smith, BSN Alliance of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgeons
Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
March 2012

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