Thopaz+ Digital Chest Drainage System

With Thopaz+, Medela sets a new standard in chest drainage in terms of mobility, objective digital data and ease of use, Thopaz+, features the latest digital technology allowing healthcare professionals to make accurate decisions based on precise data and monitoring.

Improving outcomes and streamlining care - clinically proven

Currently about 85% of all thoracic chest drainage is managed by traditional systems using external support like wall suction on immobilised patients. This method allows for a subjective assessment of parenchymal leakage only and places the burden of monitoring duties on the medical staff.

The use of modern chest drainage systems from Medela, has been clinically proven to provide cost reductions by streamlining surgical care and post-procedural monitoring of patient status.

In close collaboration with medical experts and based on clinical research, Medela continues to set standards in modern chest drainage therapy.

Benefits

Benefits of Thopaz+

The digital technology used in Thopaz+ allows medical staff to monitor patients and record key therapeutic indicators such as air leak, fluid drainage and intrapleural pressure. Real-time recording of objective data allows the medical team to streamline care delivery and improve patient outcomes.

  • Electronically measure and record all key parameters used in chest drainage management
  • Select optimal level of patient chest pressure
  • Ease of use streamlines surgical care for doctors and provide convenience for nurses and hospital staff
  • Improves patient satisfaction and comfort by providing full mobility with quiet pump operation
  • Reduces patient length of stay in hospital and helps to control costs

Early decision making using objective real-time data.

Greater convenience for doctors and nursing staff alike due to regulated pressure and early warning of potential backflow

Lightweight design and rechargeable batteries enhance patient satisfaction allowing full mobility

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Compact, hygienic and easy-to-clean system offering intuitive operation and handling

Medela offers a complete range of disposables and accessories for Thopaz+

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References

Multicenter International Randomized Comparison of Objective and Subjective Outcomes Between Electronic and Traditional Chest Drainage Systems; Pompili C., Detterbeck F., Papagiannopolous K., Sihoe A., Vachlas K., Maxfield M., Lim H., Brunelli A.; The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; accepted for publication 2014.

Impact of the learning curve in the use of a novel electronic chest drainage system after pulmonary lobectomy: a case-matched analysis on the duration of chest tube usage. Pompili C., Brunelli A., Salati M., Refai M., Sabbatini A., Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2011 Nov.; 13(5) : 490-3.