Disease Information for Flail chest

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Neck subcutaneous emphysema
Chest Pain
Cyanosis
Falling blood pressure/progessive/signs
Systolic crunch/mediastinal air (Hammans)
Crepitus, subcutaneous
Agonal respiration
Chest pain exacerbated on deep breathing
Chest pain/non-cardiac
Dyspnea
Hypoventilation Signs
Rapid Breathing
Shallow breathing
Sudden onset dyspnea
Tachypnea/Increased respiratory rate
Acutely ill patient/signs
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Established Disease Population
Patient/Motor vehicle accident
Patient/Multiple traumas/fractures
Patient/Trauma effect/occult injury
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
pO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Carbon Dioxide Total Content/CO2
PCO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
PFT/Vital capacity decreased
Electrodiagnosis
Pulse oximetry/low O2 saturation
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Xray/Mediastinal air/gas emphysema/Chest
Xray/Subcutaneous free air/Chest
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acidosis, respiratory
Acute respiratory failure/Respiratory arrest
Asphyxia/suffocation
Aspiration
Flail chest
Hypercapnea Hypercarbia
Hypoventilation, alveolar
Hypoxemia
Hypoxia, systemic
Pneumonia, aspiration
Respiratory muscle weakness
Thoracic duct fistula/perforation
Atelectasis in Child
Chest Deformity
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Chest wall involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Breathing Workload
Pathophysiology/Diaphragm/respiratory muscles defect
Pathophysiology/Extrinsic restrictive lung disease
Pathophysiology/Lung Hypoventilation
Pathophysiology/Lung Ventilation Mechanics
Process
PROCESS/Trauma (category)
Treatment
Other Treatments
TX/Endotracheal airway.
TX/Intensive care management
TX/Intubation/ventilation assist.
Definition
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NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
Medscape (eMedicine)
Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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