Pulmonary Atelectasis

Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
Also Known As:
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Networked: 1689 relevant articles (100 outcomes, 101 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Pneumonia (Pneumonitis)
2. Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
3. Pain (Aches)
4. Respiratory Insufficiency (Respiratory Failure)
5. Neoplasms (Cancer)


1. Hedenstierna, Göran: 18 articles (09/2015 - 01/2003)
2. Hedenstierna, G: 11 articles (07/2014 - 01/2000)
3. Markstaller, Klaus: 10 articles (03/2015 - 06/2002)
4. Pelosi, Paolo: 7 articles (01/2015 - 11/2003)
5. Kavanagh, Brian P: 7 articles (02/2013 - 04/2005)
6. Tusman, Gerardo: 6 articles (12/2015 - 01/2003)
7. Edmark, Lennart: 5 articles (09/2015 - 01/2003)
8. Baumgardner, James E: 5 articles (03/2015 - 12/2002)
9. David, Matthias: 5 articles (03/2015 - 11/2005)
10. Schultz, Marcus J: 5 articles (01/2015 - 10/2012)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Pulmonary Atelectasis:
1. OxygenIBA
2. human DNASE1 protein (dornase alfa)FDA Link
3. GasesIBA
4. Carbon DioxideIBA
5. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Opioid Analgesics (Opioids)IBA
7. Deoxyribonucleases (DNase)IBA
8. Bupivacaine (Bupivacaine Hydrochloride)FDA LinkGeneric
9. sevoflurane (Ultane)FDA LinkGeneric
10. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP)
2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)
3. Anesthesia
4. General Anesthesia
5. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)