drenaggio toracico a caduta

13:49 Sep 17, 2011
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Medical (general)
Italian term or phrase: drenaggio toracico a caduta
How woul you translate "drenaggio toracico a caduta " in English?

Martina Agnes
Local time: 12:11

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4 +1chest drainage by gravity
Teresa Valaer
4gravity drainage (of the chest)
Alexander Cormack (X)



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chest drainage by gravity

I found "chest drainage" and "gravity drainage" so I put them together and came up with "chest drainage by gravity".

Example sentence(s):
  • If suction is not operative, or if operating on gravity drainage [ .......]collection chamber to zero (atmosphere) with the resulting possibility of a pneumothorax
  • The middle chamber of a traditional chest drainage system is the water seal.

    Reference: http://www.teleflex.com/en/usa/ucd/chest_drainage_systems.ph...
Teresa Valaer
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agree  SJLD: under gravity - IOW without suction
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gravity drainage (of the chest)

... as opposed to systems which use suction to aspirate the fluids, etc.

I liquidi drenati possono essere lasciati defluire liberamente dalla cavità ad impregnare le garze della medicazione, o raccolti per gravità (a caduta) in appositi recipienti o sacchetti sterili, oppure aspirati da adatti apparecchi ad aspirazione meccanica o da particolari sistemi a depressione ...

Closed chest drainage systems use gravity, suction, or
both to restore negative pressure and remove air, fluid,
and blood from the pleural space or the mediastinum.

http://www.datazap.net/sites/sim/sim/Nsg progs/CriticalCare/...

Alexander Cormack (X)
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