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Kansas City, Missouri 64108


Purpose:

The purpose of the study is to evaluate a safe threshold for when to remove chest tubes in patients based on the amount of drainage present.


Study summary:

Measurement of pleural fluid drainage in chest tubes of trauma patients.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - Presence of at least one chest tube - No air leak present - Fluid is not infected - Pleural drainage of fluid was an indication for placement of the chest tube - Patient is post-thoracic surgery - Patient is post-thoracic trauma - Informed consent obtained Exclusion Criteria: - Presence of air leak - Infected pleural fluid - Active intra-thoracic bleeding - Thoracic empyema - Non-removal of chest tube (i.e.: expired) - Pregnancy - Less than 18 years of age - Unable to obtain informed consent


NCT ID:

NCT00574002


Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
Gerald L. Early, M.D., M.A.
Truman Medical Center


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Kansas City, Missouri 64108
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: November 19, 2017

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