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The use of a portable digital thoracic suction Thopaz drainage system for the management of a persistent spontaneous secondary pneumothorax in a patient with underlying interstitial lung disease
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    The digital thoracic drainage could be a new tool for very selected ambulatory patients.

    I have read with interest the paper by Jenkins et al on discharging a patient to home with a Thopaz drain thus avoiding a surgical procedure. I agree with the author on the benefits of digital thoracic drainage devices. The author does reference previous work by Cerfolio RJ and Brunelli A, in our experience (Mier JM, Molins L, Fibla JJ Cir Esp. 2010(6):385-9) in a prospective and comparative study we demonstrate the benefi...

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