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Yafen Liang, Mark J Rice
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 21, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328590/air-embolism-during-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-a-10-year-old-girl-a-case-report
#2
Paul F Lee-Archer, Brett Chaseling
Venous air embolism is a rare but recognized complication of posterior spinal fusion surgery and epidural placement using a loss of resistance to air technique. We report a case of a probable venous air embolism causing cardiac arrest in a 10-year-old girl undergoing posterior spinal fusion in the prone position. The most likely source of the embolism was injection of air into the epidural space from a loss of resistance to air technique. This case also demonstrates the potential for paradoxical cerebral embolism in the absence of an intracardiac defect...
March 15, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321062/the-presence-of-venous-gas-does-not-affect-the-prognosis-in-emphysematous-cystitis
#3
Yuki Yoshimatsu, Tomoko Takai, Yasuhisa Abe, Toshimasa Nakagawa
Objective Emphysematous cystitis (EC) has a high mortality rate compared with urinary tract infection without emphysema. However, its prognostic factors have yet to be determined. The presence of venous gas is suspected to be a rare, adverse prognostic factor of EC. However, all four previously reported cases improved. We hypothesized that venous gas is not an adverse prognostic factor of EC and aimed to assess the effect of venous gas on the EC prognosis. Methods Medical records were reviewed retrospectively...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228911/ultrasonographic-detection-of-air-in-the-superior-sagittal-sinus-in-a-neonate-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
#4
Michael D Rivers-Bowerman, Sharon Litz, Pierre Schmit
Cerebral venous air embolism is a relatively rare condition that arises from iatrogenic or traumatic introduction of air into the venous system. We describe the ultrasonographic findings in a 1-day-old infant with iatrogenic retrograde cerebral venous air embolism, which to our knowledge, is the earliest case reported in the literature to date. This case highlights the role of cerebral ultrasonography in the detection and surveillance of cerebral venous air embolism in neonates.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217075/giant-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-management-concerns-with-reporting-of-a-rare-occurrence-of-venous-air-embolism
#5
Anudeep Jafra, Deepak Dwivedi, Divya Jain, Indu Bala
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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
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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/28106685/totally-implantable-venous-access-devices-a-review-of-complications-and-management-strategies
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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
#9
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/28049197/venous-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-myomectomy-an-analysis-of-7-cases
#10
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/28041743/iatrogenic-venous-air-embolism-from-central-venous-catheterization-after-blunt-liver-trauma
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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/28003829/cardiac-arrest-as-a-consequence-of-air-embolism-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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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/27994261/use-of-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-management-of-massive-air-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-metroplasty
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982770/the-semisitting-position-analysis-of-the-risks-and-surgical-outcomes-in-a-contemporary-series-of-425-adult-patients-undergoing-cranial-surgery
#14
Andrea Saladino, Massimo Lamperti, Antonella Mangraviti, Federico G Legnani, Francesco U Prada, Cecilia Casali, Luigi Caputi, Paola Borrelli, Francesco DiMeco
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the incidence of the primary complications related to positioning or surgery and their impact on neurological outcome in a consecutive series of patients undergoing elective surgery in the semisitting position. METHODS The authors prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed data from adult patients undergoing elective surgery in the semisitting position for a cranial disease. Patients were managed perioperatively according to a standard institutional protocol, a standardized stepwise positioning, and surgical maneuvers to decrease the risk of venous air embolism (VAE) and other complications...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920021/venous-and-arterial-air-embolism-a-rare-phenomenon-with-fatal-consequences
#15
Jatan Shah, Nasheena Jiwa, Natasha Mamdani, David Hill
Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. This was attributed to inadvertent injection of air owing to improper connection of the injector and the catheter...
December 5, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907236/suicide-by-intentional-air-embolism
#16
Gábor Simon, Evelin Rácz, Mátyás Mayer, Veronika Heckmann, Dénes Tóth, Zsolt Kozma
Venous air embolism occurs when air enters the venous system. The main causes of venous air embolism include medical procedures, neck and head trauma, and injuries of the genitals. Self-induced suicidal (and intentional) air embolism is extremely rare. The authors report a rare case of a suicidal air embolism committed using a self-made tool composed of a plastic bottle and an infusion set, injecting nearly 2000 mL of air into the cubital vein. The toxicological analysis suggested that midazolam, together with air, was also injected into the circulation using the same bottle and infusion set...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898601/fontan-fenestration-closure-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-in-patients-with-single-ventricle-heart-disease
#17
Matthew C Schwartz, David Nykanen, Craig Fleishman, Hamish M Munro, Jonathan Phillips, Raymond D Knapp, Donald Felix
STUDY DESIGN: Case series. OBJECTIVE: To describe transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration prior to posterior spinal fusion in two children to prevent paradoxical venous air embolism during the operation. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Scoliosis is common among patients with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan operation and spinal surgery can offer physiologic benefits. Venous air embolism is a rare, but important reported complication during spinal surgery performed in the prone position...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898548/two-cardiac-arrests-because-of-venous-air-embolism-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-case-report
#18
Joseph M Sisk, Monica D Choi, Andrew B Casabianca, Ali M Hassan
Venous air embolism is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We report 2 cases of venous air embolism and subsequent cardiac arrests. During resuscitation efforts, a transesophageal echocardiogram was placed, which demonstrated significant air in the right heart. Although gastroenterologists seem to be more aware of this complication, it is underreported in the anesthesiology literature. As anesthesiologists continue to expand coverage to endoscopy suites, anesthesia providers must be aware of predisposing factors and maintain a high index of suspicion to recognize and treat in a timely manner to prevent serious adverse outcomes...
February 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896454/venous-air-embolism-in-the-sitting-position-in-cranial-neurosurgery-incidence-and-severity-according-to-the-used-monitoring
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Franziska Günther, Paul Frank, Makoto Nakamura, Elvis Josef Hermann, Thomas Palmaers
BACKGROUND: There is an ongoing debate about the sitting position (SP) in neurosurgical patients. The SP provides a number of advantages as well as severe complications such as commonly concerning venous air embolism (VAE). The best monitoring system for the detection of VAE is still controversial. METHODS: In this retrospective analysis we compared 208 patients. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or transthoracic Doppler (TTD) were used as monitoring devices to detect VAE; 101 cases were monitored with TEE and 107 with TTD...
February 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874166/-massive-cerebral-air-embolism-following-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
J Fernandez-Fernandez, H Real-Noval, E Rodriguez-Rodriguez
INTRODUCTION: Cerebral air embolism following endoscopic processes is an infrequent complication, but can have catastrophic consequences. CASE REPORT: An 85-year-old male diagnosed with distal cholangiocarcinoma with criteria for unresectability who was submitted to placement of a biliary drainage prosthesis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was performed to change the prosthesis. After the procedure, the patient's vital signs and level of consciousness underwent a decline, and orotracheal intubation was required...
December 1, 2016: Revista de Neurologia
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