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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184351/spontaneous-absorption-of-cerebral-air-embolus-developed-accidentally-during-an-intra-arterial-procedure
#1
Tae Ki Yang
Cerebral arterial air embolism (CAAE), although infrequent, is a complication that can occur at any time during an invasive medical procedure. We experienced two cases of CAAE during cerebral angiography accidentally. The author reports the two cases of CAAE wherein air emboli dissolved spontaneously and immediately under normal atmospheric pressure, not under therapeutic hyperbaric environment. One of the cases shows entire dissolution of the air embolus on the moving image. This report shows that arterial air embolus can be absorbed spontaneously, and air embolus size is one of the factors that influence air embolus dissolution besides hyperbaric oxygen condition...
December 2016: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183551/cerebral-air-embolism-after-ercp
#2
Sonia Trabanco, Sara Pardo, Mónica Williams, Javier Diaz, Cristina Ruiz
Digestive endoscopic procedures have become increasingly common diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in hospitals. Generally they are safe procedures and complications, though infrequent, can occur and are potentially lethal. As the number of procedures performed increases, the complications arising are likely to become more frequent, so it is advisable to bear this in mind when establishing early diagnosis and treatment. Cerebral air embolism is a rare complication after a digestive endoscopic procedure, although in the case of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), may be as high as 10%...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165638/anatomical-complications-of-epidural-anesthesia-a-comprehensive-review
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Prasanthi Maddali, Marc Moisi, Jeni Page, Parthasarathi Chamiraju, Christian Fisahn, Rod Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
Epidural anesthesia is a versatile technique widely used in treating lumbar spinal pain syndromes. Complications during these procedures can arise either from needle placement or from administration of medication. Potential risks include infection, hematoma, intravascular or subdural injections of medication, direct nerve trauma, air embolism, entry into a disc space, urinary retention, radiation exposure, and hypersensitivity reactions. The objective of this article is to review the complications of lumbar epidural injections and discuss the potential pitfalls related to these procedures...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152987/trends-and-causes-of-maternal-mortality-in-ethiopia-during-1990-2013-findings-from-the-global-burden-of-diseases-study-2013
#4
Gizachew Assefa Tessema, Caroline O Laurence, Yohannes Adama Melaku, Awoke Misganaw, Sintayehu A Woldie, Abiye Hiruye, Azmeraw T Amare, Yihunie Lakew, Berihun M Zeleke, Amare Deribew
BACKGROUND: Maternal mortality is noticeably high in sub-Saharan African countries including Ethiopia. Continuous nationwide systematic evaluation and assessment of the problem helps to design appropriate policy and strategy in Ethiopia. This study aimed to investigate the trends and causes of maternal mortality in Ethiopia between 1990 and 2013. METHODS: We used the Global Burden of Diseases and Risk factors (GBD) Study 2013 data that was collected from multiple sources at national and subnational levels...
February 2, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127790/size-of-sclerosing-foams-prepared-by-ultrasound-mechanical-agitation-and-the-handmade-tessari-method-for-treatment-of-varicose-veins
#5
Costantino Davide Critello, Antonino S Fiorillo, Thomas J Matula
OBJECTIVES: Sclerotherapy is a therapeutic method used in the treatment of varicose veins and works by occluding damaged blood vessels with a chemical solution. Foam sclerotherapy is an attractive treatment because the results are more effective than those obtained by using liquid sclerosants. However, serious neurologic complications, which are likely related to air embolism, have been reported after treatment with foams generated by the handmade method (Tessari technique) most often used clinically...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115731/pulmonary-air-embolism-an-infrequent-complication-in-the-radiology-suite
#6
Julio Lanfranco, Ivan Romero Legro, Amado X Freire, Katherine Nearing, Sanjay Ratnakant
BACKGROUND Air embolism can occur in a number of medical-surgical situations. Venous air embolism is frequently lethal when a substantial amount enters the venous circulation rapidly and can lead to significant morbidity if crossover to the systemic arterial circulation occurs. The diagnosis of massive air embolism is usually made on clinical grounds by the development of abrupt hemodynamic compromise. The true incidence, morbidity, and mortality of this event is unknown given the difficulties in diagnosis...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114193/the-homburg-lung-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-minimal-invasive-pump-driven-device-for-veno-venous-extracorporeal-carbon-dioxide-removal
#7
Frederik Seiler, Franziska Trudzinski, Kai Hennemann, Tom Niermeyer, Christian Schmoll, Annegret Kamp, Robert Bals, Ralf Muellenbach, Hendrik Haake, Philipp M Lepper
Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is increasingly considered a viable therapeutic approach in the management of hypercapnic lung failure in order to avoid intubation or to allow lung-protective ventilator settings. This study aimed to analyze efficacy and safety of a minimal-invasive ECCO2R device, the Homburg lung. The Homburg lung is a pump-driven system for veno-venous ECCO2R with ¼" tubing and a 0.8 m surface oxygenator. Vascular access is usually established via a 19F/21cm bilumen cannula in the right internal jugular vein...
January 19, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106717/air-embolism-diagnosis-clinical-management-and-outcomes
#8
Colin J McCarthy, Sasan Behravesh, Sailendra G Naidu, Rahmi Oklu
Air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of surgical procedures. Rapid recognition and intervention is critical for reducing morbidity and mortality. We retrospectively characterized our experience with air embolism during medical procedures at a tertiary medical center. Electronic medical records were searched for all cases of air embolism over a 25-year period; relevant medical and imaging records were reviewed. Sixty-seven air embolism cases were identified; the mean age was 59 years (range, 3-89 years)...
January 17, 2017: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106685/totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-a-review-of-complications-and-management-strategies
#9
Omidreza Tabatabaie, Gyulnara G Kasumova, Mariam F Eskander, Jonathan F Critchlow, Nicholas E Tawa, Jennifer F Tseng
OBJECTIVE: Totally implantable venous access devices (portacaths, or "ports"), are widely used for intermittent central venous access especially for cancer patients. Although ports have a superior safety margin compared with other long-term venous access devices, there are a number of complications associated with their use. METHODS: This is a narrative review. We searched PubMed and Google Scholar for articles about complications related to the use of portacaths...
February 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105504/quick-diagnosis-of-venous-air-embolism
#10
Shakeer Shaik, Jyoti Burad, Mohamed Al-Ismaili
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 19, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097188/the-migration-of-air-into-the-aorta-from-a-pneumothorax-in-a-patient-with-a-penetrating-injury-of-the-aorta
#11
Youichi Yanagawa, Akihiko Kondo, Toshihiko Yoshizawa, Kei Jitsuiki, Takahito Miyake, Hiromichi Ohsaka, Manabu Sugita
A tree fell on the back of a 77-year-old male. A postmortem computed tomographic pan scan revealed systemic air embolism, multiple rib fractures with a penetrating injury to the aorta, pneumohemothorax, and air in the aorta. A massive amount of air entered the site of a penetrating injury of the aorta. This unique case adds one more cause to the list of documented etiologies of air in the aorta.
June 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070749/an-automated-microemboli-detection-and-classification-system-using-backscatter-rf-signals-and-differential-evolution
#12
Karim Ferroudji, Nabil Benoudjit, Ayache Bouakaz
Embolic phenomena, whether air or particulate emboli, can induce immediate damages like heart attack or ischemic stroke. Embolus composition (gaseous or particulate matter) is vital in predicting clinically significant complications. Embolus detection using Doppler methods have shown their limits to differentiate solid and gaseous embolus. Radio-frequency (RF) ultrasound signals backscattered by the emboli contain additional information on the embolus in comparison to the traditionally used Doppler signals...
January 9, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051764/the-use-of-fibrin-sealant-during-non-emergency-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-evidence-of-benefits-and-harms
#13
Steven J Edwards, Fay Crawford, Michelle Helena van Velthoven, Andrea Berardi, George Osei-Assibey, Mariana Bacelar, Fatima Salih, Victoria Wakefield
BACKGROUND: Fibrin sealants are used in different types of surgery to prevent the accumulation of post-operative fluid (seroma) or blood (haematoma) or to arrest haemorrhage (bleeding). However, there is uncertainty around the benefits and harms of fibrin sealant use. OBJECTIVES: To systematically review the evidence on the benefits and harms of fibrin sealants in non-emergency surgery in adults. DATA SOURCES: Electronic databases [MEDLINE, EMBASE and The Cochrane Library (including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects, the Health Technology Assessment database and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials)] were searched from inception to May 2015...
December 2016: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049197/venous-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-myomectomy-an-analysis-of-7-cases
#14
Cédric Van Dijck, Steffen Rex, Jasper Verguts, Dirk Timmerman, Marc Van de Velde, An Teunkens
Venous air embolism (VAE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of hysteroscopic myomectomy. The symptoms of VAE range from mild and clinically insignificant to complete cardiovascular collapse during surgery. Anesthesiologists and surgeons should be aware of the clinical characteristics and predisposing factors of this possible adverse event. This report analyzes 7 cases of VAE, which occurred at the University Hospitals Leuven, in patients undergoing hysteroscopic myomectomy from April 2009 to April 2011...
January 4, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047030/su-g-iep3-05-effects-of-image-receptor-technology-and-dose-reduction-software-on-radiation-dose-estimates-for-fluoroscopically-guided-interventional-fgi-procedures
#15
Z Merritt, J Dave, D Eschelman, C Gonsalves
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of image receptor technology and dose reduction software on radiation dose estimates for most frequently performed fluoroscopically-guided interventional (FGI) procedures at a tertiary health care center. METHODS: IRB approval was obtained for retrospective analysis of FGI procedures performed in the interventional radiology suites between January-2011 and December-2015. This included procedures performed using image-intensifier (II) based systems which were subsequently replaced, flat-panel-detector (FPD) based systems which were later upgraded with ClarityIQ dose reduction software (Philips Healthcare) and relatively new FPD system already equipped with ClarityIQ...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041743/iatrogenic-venous-air-embolism-from-central-venous-catheterization-after-blunt-liver-trauma
#16
Tarek Debs, Niccolo Petrucciani, Eric Sejor, Imed Ben Amor, Jean Gugenheim
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 29, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035284/transcaval-biopsy-of-a-mediastinal-mass-compressing-the-superior-vena-cava
#17
Anthony Logaraj, Philip Edwards
Imaging-guided percutaneous chest biopsy is a commonly performed procedure and considered the minimally invasive gold standard for histopathological investigation of thoracic masses. Recognized complications include pneumothorax, air embolism, and seeding of the biopsy tract. We describe a novel approach to diagnostic sampling of a mediastinal mass in a critically unwell patient using a transjugular hepatic biopsy needle. Transcaval mediastinal biopsy may represent a safer alternative to percutaneous biopsy of mediastinal masses in critically unwell patients...
March 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003829/cardiac-arrest-as-a-consequence-of-air-embolism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Zia Ur Rahman, Ghulam Murtaza, Mohsin Pourmorteza, Wael K El Minaoui, Pooja Sethi, Peyman Mamdouhi, Timir Paul
Air embolism is an infrequent but potentially catastrophic complication. It could be a complication of invasive procedures including surgery, central line placement, positive pressure ventilation, trauma, hemodialysis, pacemaker placement, cardiac ablation, and decompression sickness. Usually, it does not cause any hemodynamic complication. In rare cases, it could lodge in the heart and cause cardiac arrest. We present a case of an 82-year-old white female who underwent computed tomography (CT) guided biopsy of right lung pulmonary nodule...
2016: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994872/air-bubbles-are-released-by-thoracic-endograft-deployment-an-in-vitro-experimental-study
#19
Kamuran Inci, Giasemi Koutouzi, Valery Chernoray, Anders Jeppsson, Håkan Nilsson, Mårten Falkenberg
PURPOSE: Embolic stroke is a dreaded complication of thoracic endovascular aortic repair. The prevailing theory about its cause is that particulate debris from atherosclerotic lesions in the aortic wall are dislodged by endovascular instruments and embolize to the brain. An alternative source of embolism might be air trapped in the endograft delivery system. The aim of this experimental study was to determine whether air is released during deployment of a thoracic endograft. METHODS: In an experimental benchtop study, eight thoracic endografts (five Medtronic Valiant Thoracic and three Gore TAG) were deployed in a water-filled transparent container drained from air...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994261/use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-management-of-massive-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-metroplasty
#20
Ahmad Ali Amirghofran, Narjes Nick, Mina Amiri, Rahim Hemmati
The patient was a 32-year-old woman who presented with infertility secondary to uterine didelphys. Hysteroscopic metroplasty was chosen as the corrective surgical procedure for this anatomical defect. During the surgical repair, the patient developed a massive air embolism (MAE) leading to hypotension, arrhythmia, and cardiogenic shock. Resuscitation was started by placing the patient in the right-side up position, and emplacement of central venous catheter, but it was unsuccessful. The decision was then made to bypass the patient's cardiopulmonary system to effectively treat the MAE...
December 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
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