A portable handpump is effective in the evacuation of hemothorax in a swine model of penetrating chest injury

Amin Jaskille, Peter Rhee, Elena Koustova, Timothy Hancock, Ryan Inocencio, Troy A. Lewis, Adam Seufert, Hasan B. Alam

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Abstract

Background: Standard pleural evacuation devices are not practical for use on the battlefield. A small, portable, easy-to-use handpump (HP) that does not require continuous suction for treating hemopneumothorax would offer a major logistical advantage. In addition, using endotracheal tubes instead of regular pleural tubes would help minimize supplies carried on the battlefield. A swine model of penetrating chest injury was designed to test this concept. Our hypothesis was that an HP would be as effective as the standard of care for the evacuation of a large hemopneumothorax.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)864-868
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Trauma
Volume55
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003

Keywords

  • Battlefield
  • Combat casualty
  • Handpump
  • Hemothorax
  • Lung injury
  • Penetrating chest injury
  • Pneumothorax

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Jaskille, A., Rhee, P., Koustova, E., Hancock, T., Inocencio, R., Lewis, T. A., Seufert, A., & Alam, H. B. (2003). A portable handpump is effective in the evacuation of hemothorax in a swine model of penetrating chest injury. Journal of Trauma, 55(5), 864-868. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.TA.0000090036.55859.54