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A comparative study of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV) in patients with flail chest
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    Flailing around over a definition!
    • Aidan Cullen, Senior House Officer
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    Dear Editor,

    With reference to Gundoz et al. and their article on CPAP vs. IPPV in the management of flail chest injuries I would just like to clarify a few points.

    Firstly in their definition of what actually constitutes a flail chest, the presence of five or more rib fractures in a row was part of the inclusion criteria. There is no doubt that five consecutive rib fractures most definitely points to a...

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