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

This study has been terminated.
(Poor accrual)
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: October 18, 2016
Last verified: October 2016
  Purpose
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.

Condition
Lung Cancer Pneumothorax Subcutaneous Emphysema

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes

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Further study details as provided by Jeremy Smith, Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes [ Time Frame: 2 years ]
    Outcome measures for this study were to correlate outpatient chest tube management with patient satisfaction. Also to correlate decreased length of stay without compromising any patient outcomes.


Enrollment: 12
Study Start Date: March 2012
Study Completion Date: January 2014
Primary Completion Date: January 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts
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.

Detailed Description:
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.
  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Patients undergoing thoracic resection by one surgeon with post operative air leak being discharged home with chest tube and portable drainage device.
Criteria

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
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01551082

Locations
United States, Tennessee
Memorial Hospital
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States, 37404
Sponsors and Collaborators
Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jeremy S Smith, BSN Alliance of Cardiac Thoracic and Vascular Surgeons
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jeremy Smith, Registered Nurse, Alliance of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01551082     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEM Chest tube study
Study First Received: March 8, 2012
Results First Received: July 13, 2016
Last Updated: October 18, 2016
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Emphysema
Pneumothorax
Subcutaneous Emphysema
Pathologic Processes
Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on July 25, 2017