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Hey.

Yes, I used a combination of marbofloxacin and clindamycin. I would then change depending on culture, but many cases will come back with a surprising negative culture. Treatment with an antimicrobial drug with activity against anaerobes should be continued regardless of culture results because fastidious anaerobic bacteria could be present.

I must admit that I do not use continuous suction in these cases. I would place chest drains and use intermittent suction. We tend to use continuous suction for some pneumothorax cases:

https://www.cardinalhealth.com/en/product-solutions/medical/surgical/cardiothoracic/chest-drainage/argyle-thora-seal-iii-chest-drainage-unit.html

These one-way valves can help with pneumothorax too:

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Hope that helps.

Scott 🙂