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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
Results First Received: July 13, 2016  
Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort;   Time Perspective: Retrospective
Conditions: Lung Cancer
Pneumothorax
Subcutaneous Emphysema

  Participant Flow
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Recruitment Details
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2 years in medical clinic

Pre-Assignment Details
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Reporting Groups
  Description
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.

Participant Flow:   Overall Study
    Outpatient Chest Tubes
STARTED   12 
COMPLETED   12 
NOT COMPLETED   0 



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Population Description
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patients older than 18 years old who underwent lung resection and were sent home with chest tubes

Reporting Groups
  Description
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.

Baseline Measures
   Outpatient Chest Tubes 
Overall Participants Analyzed 
[Units: Participants]
 12 
Age [1] 
[Units: Participants]
 
<=18 years   0 
Between 18 and 65 years   4 
>=65 years   8 
[1] All patients > 18 years or older, mixed gender, race, and age who underwent thoracic resection by one surgeon and were discharged home with air leak present and chest tube to portable drainage device
Gender 
[Units: Participants]
 
Female   10 
Male   2 
Region of Enrollment 
[Units: Participants]
 
United States   12 


  Outcome Measures

1.  Primary:   Outpatient Chest Tube Management Following Thoracic Resection Improves Patient Length of Stay and Satisfaction Without Compromising Outcomes   [ Time Frame: 2 years ]


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Certain Agreements:  
All Principal Investigators ARE employed by the organization sponsoring the study.


Results Point of Contact:  
Name/Title: Jeremy Smith RN
Organization: Alliance of Cardiac Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons
phone: 4236245200
e-mail: jsmith@actvsurgeons.com



Responsible Party: Jeremy Smith, 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