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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Influence Of Clamp Usage On Clot Deposit Formation Inside Thoracic Drains [a Influência Do Uso Do "clamp" Ou Braçadeira No Acúmulo De Coágulos Em Drenos Pleurais Tubulares]
Author: de Lima A.G.
Rocha E.R.F.
Seabra J.C.T.
Mussi R.K.
dos Santos J.G.
Contrera Toro I.F.
Abstract: Background: A prospective study was done to evaluate the influence of clamp usage on clot formation inside thoracic drains. Methods: Each drain was weighed soon after removal; they were then washed, dried and weighed again. The difference between the first andsecondw eights was taken as the amount of clot deposit formed. Results: We found more clots accumulated inside the drains that were temporarily obstructed by the clamp. Conclusion: In this study, there were more clots formation inside thoracic drains clamped, even if they were occluded intermottently. This can lead thoracic drains to function improperly. The discussion about the correct usage of thoracic drains must he a subject for educational programs for physicians and nurses, to aim for the safest use of this widely used and highly efficient system.
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Date Issue: 2008
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