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The remnant mucosa was coagulated to reduce the secretion from mucosa and surgical drains were routinely used.
There are several techniques described for the prevention, confirmation, and management of retained surgical drains.
Here we used a physiologic in vitro model that incorporated collagenase at similar concentrations to those measured in fluids recovered from surgical drains placed following breast reconstruction surgeries.
Postoperative rehabilitation was started in the ICU with respiration and circulation exercises and was continued after removal of surgical drains, 48 hours after the surgery, and included use of the continuous passive motion machine (CPM) and individual exercises.
A cystogram 48 hours after the initial injury demonstrated a leak from the bladder and elevated fluid creatinine from the surgical drains confirmed the diagnosis of a urine leak (Figure 2).
Surgical drains are commonly removed 57 days later when the output is 30 ml per 24 h.
General principles which can be used to enhance recovery are, where possible, to adopt a laparoscopic/minimally invasive approach (Vlug et al 2009); in open procedures use minimum length incisions (Fearon et al 2005); selective use of surgical drains (Varadhan et al 2010a); avoid routine use of nasogastric tubes (Cheatham et al 1995).
Surgical drains should be removed before you begin a formal exercise program.
Surgical drains can be maintained with vented collection bags and vacuum type drains will continue to operate in the chamber.