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Chest drain devices

KMATTOX at aol.com KMATTOX at aol.com
Fri Feb 29 23:45:23 GMT 2008

I do remember reading ONE paper comparing these two technologies a few  years 
ago and the conclusions and abstract stated NO DIFFERENCE.    However, there 
were too few cases in each arm, almost all cases were simple  pneumothorax, 
and the selection was not random.   However, the paper  was cited (by the 
company making the Seldinger device and sponsoring the  research) that their device 
was now EQUAL, even though the cost differential was  in favor of their 
In a message dated 2/29/2008 5:32:14 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
mgreeds at reeds.uk.com writes:

However  the question remains as to whether Seldinger chest drains
do have the same  effective outcome as open/blunt dissection chest drains in
trauma. I  sincerely believe that they  don't.

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