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Flail Chest Summary

Description: A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.

Also Known As: Chest, Flail; Chest, Stove-in; Stove in Chest; Stove-in Chest

Networked: 142 relevant articles (8 outcomes, 11 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Flail Chest

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Titanium : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  2. glucuronyl glucosamine glycan sulfate (Vessel) : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  3. Alloys : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  4. aldosterone secretion inhibitory factor (ASIF) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  5. titanium nickelide (Ni-Ti) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. Oxygen : 4 results : IBA
  7. Polypropylenes (Polypropylene) : 3 results : IBA
  8. Methylprednisolone : 3 results : FDA 18 Generic
  9. Silk : 1 result : FDA 1
  10. Methylmethacrylate (Metaplex) : 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Flail Chest

  1. Contusions
  2. Pain (Aches)
  3. Rib Fractures (Rib Fracture)
  4. Dislocations
  5. Brain Injuries (Brain Injury)
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Key Therapies for Flail Chest

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  1. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 38 results
  2. Mechanical Ventilators (Ventilator) : 1 outcome 1 study in 22 results
  3. Intensive Care (Surgical Intensive Care) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results
  4. Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation : 1 outcome 1 study in 4 results
  5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 outcome in 1 result
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