Digital Drains Reduce Complications and Promote Early Chest Tube Removal
31 January 2020
The study "Reduction of drainage-associated complications in cardiac surgery with a digital drainage system: a randomized controlled trial", performed by Arnaud Van Linden et al. provides evidence for the safety of digital chest drainage and monitoring systems within cardiac surgery. It even suggests that patients benefit by a reduction of chest-drainage associated complications. The trial was designed to investigate potential differences between an analog wet-seal system and a digital chest drainage and monitoring system in elective cardiac surgery patients in a German hospital.