pleural drainage unit


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pleural drainage unit

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PDU

A device to evacuate fluids from the pleural cavity. Most PDUs consist of three chambers: one to collect fluids such as blood, pus, or pleural effusions; a second to maintain a water seal; and a third to control suction.
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We have been unable to identify any published reports of pleural drainage unit function in a hyperbaric environment.
They provided us with an open face demonstration version of the pleural drainage unit to allow closer inspection of the unit and asked their technical staff about previous testing of the unit--none had been performed.
The provision of pleural drainage commonly involves the use of proprietary pleural drainage units (PDUs).