Document Type: Technical Note

Authors

1 Faculty of Medicine, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

2 Radiology department, Paramedical School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Faculty of Medicine, Szeged University, Szeged,Hungary

4 Chemical Engineering Department, Lamerd University, Lamerd, Iran

5 Pediatric Infectious Ward, Yasuj University of Medical Sciences, Yasuj, Iran

Abstract

Chest tube is a flexible plastic tube used to discharge secretion in the cavity between the lungs and chest named pleural cavity. Normally, there is a small amount of fluid in the cavity between the lungs and chest; This fluid helps the movement of lungs during breathing without abrasion. Entrance of bit of air, blood or pus because injury in the pleural cavity can prevent the lungs from fully opening. Full or partial collapse of the lungs makes breathing difficult and can lead to respiratory arrest; putting chest tube in the pleural cavity causes the discharge of secretion and helps patients comfort.
Chest Electro-Drainage mobile system is designed to drain air, blood, water and pus accumulated in the space between the visceral and parietal pleural cavity. Based on low volume and weight, this system can be used to treat Pneumothorax, Hemothorax and Hydrothorax and so forth, both in the emergency state and treatment centers. Obviously, this system will be an action to reduce deaths especially in the case of Pneumothorax.

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