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Chest Tubes (Chest Tube) Summary

Description: Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.

Also Known As: Chest Tube; Tube, Chest; Tubes, Chest

Networked: 1869 relevant articles (98 outcomes, 120 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Chest Tubes is Relevant

  1. Pneumothorax : 23 outcomes 40 studies in 663 results
  2. Pleural Effusion (Pleural Effusions) : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 164 results
  3. Pleural Empyema (Pyothorax) : 8 outcomes 2 studies in 36 results
  4. Pain (Aches) : 7 outcomes 18 studies in 119 results
  5. Empyema : 7 outcomes 12 studies in 139 results
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Drugs Related to Chest Tubes

  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)
  2. Cisplatin (Platino)
  3. Talc
  4. Streptokinase
  5. Urokinase-Type Plasminogen Activator (Urokinase)
  6. Picibanil
  7. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
  8. Rifampin (Rifampicin)
  9. clopidogrel (Plavix)
  10. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Alteplase)
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Therapies Related to Chest Tubes

  1. Chest Tubes (Chest Tube)
  2. Catheters
  3. Pleurodesis
  4. Thoracostomy
  5. Total Parenteral Nutrition
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