"Flail Chest" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
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.
- Flail Chest
- Chest, Flail
- Stove-in Chest
- Chest, Stove-in
- Stove in Chest
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Flail Chest".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Flail Chest".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Flail Chest" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Flail Chest" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Flail Chest" by people in Profiles.
Outcomes in patients with fractured ribs: middle aged at same risk of complications as the elderly. N Z Med J. 2021 08 13; 134(1540):38-45.
Nationwide cost-effectiveness analysis of surgical stabilization of rib fractures by flail chest status and age groups. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 03 01; 90(3):451-458.
Heterogeneity in managing rib fractures across non-trauma and level I, II, and III trauma centers. Am J Surg. 2021 Oct; 222(4):849-854.
Complications and outcome after rib fracture fixation: A systematic review. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 08; 89(2):411-418.
Rib fixation in geriatric trauma: Mortality benefits for the most vulnerable patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2020 07; 89(1):103-110.
The evaluation of pulmonary function after rib fixation for multiple rib fractures and flail chest: a retrospective study and systematic review of the current evidence. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2021 Aug; 47(4):1105-1114.
Multicentre prospective cohort study of nonoperative versus operative treatment for flail chest and multiple rib fractures after blunt thoracic trauma: study protocol. BMJ Open. 2019 08 27; 9(8):e023660.
Fixation of flail chest or multiple rib fractures: current evidence and how to proceed. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2019 Aug; 45(4):631-644.
eReply: In patients with acute flail chest does surgical rib fixation improve outcomes in terms of morbidity and mortality? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 08; 23(2):319-20.
In patients with acute flail chest does surgical rib fixation improve outcomes in terms of morbidity and mortality? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2016 08; 23(2):314-9.