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Intubation with bag-mask ventilation after pneumothorax or tension pneumothorax

Why can intubation with vigorous bag-mask ventilation rapidly lead to a further deterioration of an unconscious patient?
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Why do broken ribs not lead to more complications?

With a broken rib there is no practical way to immobilize the broken bone while it heals (I mean you could brace it and use a heart-lung machine while it heals but that isn't done). This means that it ...