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tube,

in electronics: see electron tubeelectron tube,
device consisting of a sealed enclosure in which electrons flow between electrodes separated either by a vacuum (in a vacuum tube) or by an ionized gas at low pressure (in a gas tube).
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Tube

A long, hollow cylinder, or other hollow shape; typically a flexible or thin-walled metal cylinder, as opposed to a pipe.

tube

[′tüb]
(biology)
A narrow channel within the body of an animal or plant.
(electronics)
(engineering)
A long cylindrical body with a hollow center used especially to convey fluid.
(geology)
A passage in a cave having smooth sides and an elliptical to nearly circular cross section.
(ordnance)
The main part of a gun, the cylindrical piece of metal surrounding the bore; tube is frequently used in referring to artillery weapons, and barrel is more frequently used in referring to small arms.

tube

1. A thin-walled pipe.
2.See lamp.

tube

1. Anatomy
b. any hollow cylindrical structure
2. Botany
a. the lower part of a gamopetalous corolla or gamosepalous calyx, below the lobes
b. any other hollow structure in a plant
3. Brit the tube
a. an underground railway system
b. the tunnels through which the railway runs
c. the train itself
d. ™ the London underground railway system
4. Electronics
a. another name for valve
5. Surfing the cylindrical passage formed when a wave breaks and the crest tips forward

tube

(hardware)
A CRT terminal. Never used in the mainstream sense of TV; real hackers don't watch TV, except for Loony Toons, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Trek Classic, the Simpsons, and the occasional cheesy old swashbuckler movie.

tube

(electronics)

tube

(jargon)
(IBM) To send a copy of something to someone else's terminal. "Tube me that note."
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Cardiac Surgeons at the Montreal Heart Institute have published a report featured in this month's Annals of Thoracic Surgery detailing how active clearance of chest tubes in the ICU non surgically treated a life-threatening episode of pericardial tamponade in a patient recovering from heart surgery (Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 101: 1159-1163, 2016), US-based medical device maker ClearFlow Inc said.
Previous studies suggest a success rate of 61100% with chest tube drainage and antibiotics.
Data collected comprised of numerous variables including age, gender, mode of presentation, episodes of pneumothorax, operative procedure, pathological findings, postoperative complications, post-operative pain requirements, transfusion requirement, length of chest tube placement, hospital stay and the rate of recurrence.
Chest tube complications: How well are we training our residents.
Hence, if the chest tube is removed according to the protocol, clinically by auscultation we can be sure that no significant pneumothorax developed during extubation, thus there is no need of x-ray after wards.
Management of chest tubes after pulmonary resection: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
examined 40 patients who underwent CABG with sternotomy in two groups either intrapleural injection of 2% lidocaine or placebo and found that intrapleural lidocaine is a safe method to reduce chest tube related pain and improving lung function after CABG.
A chest tube that is occluded can lead to retained blood around the heart and lungs, which in turn leads to an increase in likelihood of complications and extended hospital stays.
Variable Number Number of patients 83 Number of drainages 100 Average age, in years 38,81 Average drainage time, in days 6,71 Male patients (%) 85 Patients 40 years of age (%) 50 Patients with more than one chest tube (%) 13 Table 2.
Initial therapeutic approach includes placement of a chest tube, however this standard treatment fails in at least one-third of patients.
Pleural effusion and pneumothorax are well-established indications for chest tube placement.