Thoraguard is clearly the most precise, most reliable, and easiest to use system available for digital air leak monitoring in thoracic surgery.
Michael Zervos, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery; Chief of Thoracic Surgery Service,
NYU-LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER
Thoraguard in Thoracic Surgery
Precise, Objective Digital Data for Better Clinical Decisions
Air Leak Measuring
Digitally measures and displays air leak rate and 24-hour trends to assist in objective patient discharge decisions
Compact and self-contained system enables early patient ambulation
Actively monitors system and alerts care team in the event of abnormal air leak rate, line kinks or other system disruption
Rapid set-up with no water required
All-in-one solution incorporates digital monitor, suction control, canister, and chest tubes for use throughout hospital
Today, there is significant variability in care team assessment of post-operative air leaks, which can delay patient discharge.
Variability of analog air leak assessment results in:
longer leak duration
day increase in hospital length of stay
agreement within care team on air leak severity
*versus digital assessment
McGuire AL, Petrcich W, Maziak DE, et al. Digital versus analogue pleural drainage phase 1: prospective evaluation of interobserver reliability in the assessment of pulmonary air leaks. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2015;21:403–7.
Pompili C, Detterbeck F, Papagiannopoulos K, et al. Multicenter international randomized comparison of objective and subjective outcomes between electronic and traditional chest drainage systems. Ann Thorac Surg 2014; 98: 490-6; discussion 496-7.
Batchelor TJP, Rasburn NJ, Abdelnour-Berchtold E, et al. Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 2019;55(1):91-115.
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