Thoracic drainage research
Medela has a long history of supporting medical research through partnerships with leading clinicians, researchers, hospitals and research institutes. The Thopaz and Thopaz+ chest drainage system by Medela has been the focus of a number of research studies.
The complex needs of healthcare providers were recognised by Medela and prompted the company to support its customers by exploring the following:
- streamlining clinical care;
- improving clinical outcomes;
- proving efficiency via cost-benefit analyses.
One of our continued aims is it to work with medical professionals and healthcare staff to demonstrate evidence-based success when using Medela chest drainage systems.
Latest research findings
Modern chest drainage systems by Medela have been the focus of a number of research studies. For more information, please find a list of recent publications below.
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Length of hospital stay (LOS)
Rate of complications
Predicting outcomes and pathways
Air leak duration
Duration of chest tube placement
Ease of use
Standarization of chest drainage management