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Thoracostomy Summary

Description: Surgical creation of an opening (stoma) into the chest cavity for drainage; used in the treatment of pleural effusion, pneumothorax, hemothorax and empyema.

Also Known As: Thoracostomies

Networked: 897 relevant articles (54 outcomes, 69 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Thoracostomy is Relevant

  1. Pneumothorax : 13 outcomes 17 studies in 269 results
  2. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 11 outcomes 23 studies in 136 results
  3. Empyema : 9 outcomes 11 studies in 147 results
  4. Malignant Pleural Effusion : 5 outcomes 7 studies in 33 results
  5. Pleural Empyema (Pyothorax) : 5 outcomes in 34 results
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Drugs Related to Thoracostomy

  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  2. Tetracycline (Achromycin)
  3. Bleomycin (Blenoxane)
  4. Fibrinolytic Agents (Antithrombotic Agents)
  5. Talc
  6. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase)
  7. Ovarian epithelial cancer
  8. aclacinomycins
  9. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  10. Doxorubicin (Adriamycin)
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Therapies Related to Thoracostomy

  1. Pleurodesis
  2. Catheters
  3. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube)
  4. Antibiotic Prophylaxis
  5. Thoracotomy
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