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Pneumothorax Summary

Description: An accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process, or be introduced deliberately ( = PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL). (Dorland, 27th ed)

Key Drugs and Agents for Pneumothorax

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Talc : 14 outcomes 10 studies in 112 results : FDA 2
  2. Oxygen : 11 outcomes 12 studies in 173 results : IBA
  3. Fibrin Tissue Adhesive (Fibrin Sealant) : 5 outcomes in 32 results : IBA
  4. Minocycline (Cyclops) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 12 results : FDA 25 Generic
  5. Polyglycolic Acid (Polyglycolide) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 9 results : IBA
  6. lipoarabinomannan (LAM) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 61 results : IBA
  7. Tetracycline (Achromycin) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 30 results : FDA 62 Generic
  8. Picibanil : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 9 results : IBA
  9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 32 results : IBA
  10. Prostaglandins A (PGA) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Pneumothorax

  1. Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions)
  2. Blister (Bulla)
  3. Hemothorax
  4. Malignant Pleural Effusion
  5. Emphysema
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Key Therapies for Pneumothorax

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  1. Pleurodesis : 45 outcomes 26 studies in 358 results
  2. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube) : 23 outcomes 40 studies in 663 results
  3. Catheters : 16 outcomes 18 studies in 418 results
  4. Thoracostomy : 13 outcomes 17 studies in 269 results
  5. Thoracotomy : 11 outcomes 11 studies in 251 results
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