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A simple, novel technique for fixing Penrose drains in minor surgeries, with advantages for remote outpatient clinics: a retrospective comparison with conventional drain fixation in North Ibaraki, Japan

Yoichiro Shibuya1 PhD, Assistant Professor, yoichiroshibuya@yahoo.co.jp
Go Matsumoto2 Bachelor of Medicine, Chief, go186525@yahoo.co.jp
Masahiro Sasaki3 Bachelor of Medicine, Chief, sasakku714@hotmail.co.jp
Kaoru Sasaki4 PhD, Lecturer, sasakikaoru32@hotmail.com
Koji Adachi5 PhD, Lecturer, sasakikaoru32@hotmail.com
Mitsuru Sekido6 PhD, Professor, msekido@md.tsukuba.ac.jp

1 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Tsukuba Hospital, Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.
2 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hitachiomiya Saiseikai Hospital, Tagonaicho, Hitachiomiya, Ibarai, Japan.
3 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ibaraki Prefectural Central Hospital, Koibuchi, Kasama, Ibaraki, Japan.
4, 5, 6 Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan.

Correspondence: Y Shibuya, 2-1-1, Amakubo, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8576 Japan 

Author contribution: Yoichiro Shibuya: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, literature review, supplied data, input data, statistical analysis, wrote the first draft, collected data. Go Matsumoto: original concept, supplied data, collected data, input data. Masahiro Sasaki: literature review, supplied data, collected data, input data. Kaoru Sasaki: literature review, supplied data, collected data, input data. Koji Adachi: supplied data, collected data, input data. Mitsuru Sekido: designed the project, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts.

Citation: Shibuya Y, Matsumoto G, Sasaki M, Sasaki K, Adachi K, Sekido M.  A simple, novel technique for fixing Penrose drains in minor surgeries, with advantages for remote outpatient clinics: a retrospective comparison with conventional drain fixation in North Ibaraki, Japan. Rural and Remote Health (Internet) 2017; 17: 4159. Available: http://www.rrh.org.au/articles/subviewnew.asp?ArticleID=4159 (Accessed 17 October 2017)

Submitted: 30 July 2016
Revised: 21 April 2017
Accepted: 9 May 2017
Published: 3 October 2017
   
 

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