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Vol 88, No 4 (2020)
LETTERS
Published online: 2020-06-16
Submitted: 2020-05-23
Accepted: 2020-05-28
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Three-chamber chest drain system in the COVID-19 era: is there a risk of further transmission?

Fabio Davoli, Venerino Poletti, Franco Stella
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0100
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Pubmed: 32869274
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Adv Respir Med 2020;88(4):366-368.

open access

Vol 88, No 4 (2020)
LETTERS
Published online: 2020-06-16
Submitted: 2020-05-23
Accepted: 2020-05-28

Abstract

We discuss the hypothesis that common Chest Drain Systems collected to a COVID-19 patient, could be a possible source of contamination for health care staff in a Thoracic Surgery ward and we propose an alternative way to minimize this further risk of transmission.

Abstract

We discuss the hypothesis that common Chest Drain Systems collected to a COVID-19 patient, could be a possible source of contamination for health care staff in a Thoracic Surgery ward and we propose an alternative way to minimize this further risk of transmission.

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Keywords

chest drain system; COVID-19; transmission

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Title

Three-chamber chest drain system in the COVID-19 era: is there a risk of further transmission?

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Vol 88, No 4 (2020)

Pages

366-368

Published online

2020-06-16

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0100

Pubmed

32869274

Bibliographic record

Adv Respir Med 2020;88(4):366-368.

Keywords

chest drain system
COVID-19
transmission

Authors

Fabio Davoli
Venerino Poletti
Franco Stella

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