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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241232/thromboelastographic-assessment-of-the-impact-of-mexiletine-on-coagulation-abnormalities-induced-by-air-or-normal-saline-intravenous-injections-in-conscious-rats
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Joseph L Nates, Davide Cattano, Fernanda S Costa, Jacques E Chelly, Marie-Francoise Doursout
BACKGROUND: Thromboelastography (TEG) in venous air embolism (VAE) has been poorly studied. We induced coagulation abnormalities by VAE in a rat model, assessed by TEG with and without mexiletine, a lidocaine analogue local anesthetic. METHODS: Twenty-three Sprague Dawley rats instrumented under isoflurane anesthesia and allowed to recover five days prior to the experiments were randomized into three experimental groups: 1) VAE (n = 6); 2) VAE and mexiletine (n = 9); and 3) normal saline (NS) alone (control group, n = 8)...
December 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225809/venous-air-embolism-related-to-the-use-of-central-catheters-revisited-with-emphasis-on-dialysis-catheters
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REVIEW
Steve Siu-Man Wong, Hau C Kwaan, Todd S Ing
Venous air embolism is a dreaded condition particularly relevant to the field of nephrology. In the face of a favourable, air-to-blood pressure gradient and an abnormal communication between the atmosphere and the veins, air entrance into the circulation is common and can bring about venous air embolism. These air emboli can migrate to different areas through three major routes: pulmonary circulation, paradoxical embolism and retrograde ascension to the cerebral venous system. The frequent undesirable outcome of this disease entity, despite timely and aggressive treatment, signifies the importance of understanding the underlying pathophysiological mechanism and of the implementation of various preventive measures...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138649/-clinical-and-electrocardiographic-aspect-of-pulmonary-embolism-masking-aortic-dissection-revealed-by-thoracic-ct-angiography
#3
Daniella Rakotoniaina Masinarivo, Jenny Larissa Rakotomanana
We here report the case of a 52-year old hypertensive, obese woman (BMI 32,46 kg/m(2)) with a past history of smoking and without evidence-based risk factors of venous thromboembolism, hospitalized for left chest pain radiating to the dorsolumbar region associated with dyspnoea. Clinical examination on hopitalization showed left blood pressure 100/60 mmHg, tachycardia 100/min, oxygen desaturation index at 88% with the patient breathing ambient air, normal cardiopulmonary auscultation, peripheral pulses palpable and no symptoms of phlebitis of the lower limbs...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071418/modified-liver-hanging-maneuver-focusing-on-outflow-control-in-pure-laparoscopic-left-sided-hepatectomy
#4
Ji Hoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Outflow control during laparoscopic liver resection necessitates the use of technically demanding procedures since the hepatic veins are fragile and vulnerable to damage during parenchymal transection. The liver hanging maneuver reduces venous backflow bleeding during deep parenchymal transection. The present report describes surgical outcomes and a technique to achieve outflow control during application of the modified liver hanging maneuver in patients undergoing laparoscopic left-sided hepatectomy...
October 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049743/additional-veno-venous-gas-exchange-as-a-problem-solving-strategy-for-an-oxygenator-not-transferring-oxygen-in-paediatric-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Wolfgang Boettcher, Nicodème Sinzobahamvya, Frank Dehmel, Andreas Matschke, Andre Iben, Mi-Young Cho, Mathias Redlin, Joachim Photiadis
OBJECTIVES: Oxygenator failure during cardiopulmonary bypass constitutes a life-threatening event, especially when perfusion is conducted under normothermia. An alternative solution to emergency oxygenator changeover is described. METHODS: A supplementary oxygenator is added in the venous line without interrupting perfusion. De-airing is achieved through the cardiotomy reservoir. Oxygen supply is adapted to ensure physiologic partial oxygen pressure. RESULTS: On 5 occasions in the past 4 years, Capiox Baby FX 05 oxygenator (n = 4) and Capiox FX15 (n = 1) failed to exchange blood gases after bypass run ranging from 290 min to 563 min...
November 1, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952957/complications-of-intravenous-catheterization-in-horses
#6
A Schoster
Intravenous catheterization is a necessity for continuous administration of intravenous fluids and for intermittent intravenous access to avoid discomfort and potential complications of repeated needle insertions into the vein. Intravenous catheterization is commonly performed and well tolerated in horses, but catheter associated complications have been reported. The most commonly reported complication is thrombophlebitis, but others such as venous air embolism, exsanguination and catheter fragmentation may also occur...
September 2017: Schweizer Archiv Für Tierheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922233/endoscopic-versus-open-repair-for-craniosynostosis-in-infants-using-propensity-score-matching-to-compare-outcomes-a-multicenter-study-from-the-pediatric-craniofacial-collaborative-group
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Douglas R Thompson, David Zurakowski, Charles M Haberkern, Paul A Stricker, Petra M Meier
BACKGROUND: The North American Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group (PCCG) established the Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery Perioperative Registry to evaluate outcomes in infants and children undergoing craniosynostosis repair. The goal of this multicenter study was to utilize this registry to assess differences in blood utilization, intensive care unit (ICU) utilization, duration of hospitalization, and perioperative complications between endoscopic-assisted (ESC) and open repair in infants with craniosynostosis...
September 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904468/gyriform-infarction-in-cerebral-air-embolism-imaging-mimicker-of-status-epilepticus
#8
Konark Malhotra, Appaji Rayi
Cerebral air embolism (CAE) is a potentially fatal iatrogenic complication related to common procedures including central venous catheter (CVC) removal. We report an interesting case of CAE related to CVC removal that was further complicated with status epilepticus. Neuroimaging of CAE and status epilepticus could pose diagnostic dilemmas and require consideration of wide diagnostic differentials. We discuss the clinical presentation, mechanism, and diagnostic approach, especially neuroimaging to differentiate various etiologies in CAE patients...
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28869232/to-immunosuppress-or-not-behcet-s-syndrome-presenting-as-an-eosinophilic-pleural-effusion
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Shakti Kumar Bal, Richa Gupta, Aparna Irodi, Avinash Nair, John Mathew, Balamugesh Thangakunam, Devasahayam Jesudas Christopher
Etiologic diagnosis of an eosinophilic pleural effusion (EPE) presents a diagnostic challenge when intrapleural air and blood have been ruled out as its proximate causes. Among the causes of EPE, those that require immunosuppression for the underlying disease include connective tissue diseases, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and eosinophilic pneumonia. We present a case of clinically suspected Behcet's syndrome based on a 10-year history of recurrent multiple oral ulcers and human leukocyte antigen-B51 positivity who presented with only an EPE...
September 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865778/chronobiologic-aspects-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Chiara Fantoni, Francesco Dentali, Walter Ageno
In recent years, several studies have consistently described the chronobiologic aspects of many cardiovascular diseases. Several studies have also assessed the circadian and circannual patterns of occurrence and mortality of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, but the results have been less univocal. Different mechanisms have been proposed to explain these possible patterns, including oscillation of coagulation proteins, the role of meteorologic parameters, and air pollution. This article summarizes the available evidence on chronobiologic aspects of venous thromboembolism and discusses the casual mechanism...
October 2017: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844544/case-of-78-year-old-male-with-cerebral-gas-embolism-associated-with-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
#11
Yuichiro Shirota, Takahiro Nakayama, Mizuki Kitamura, Ichiro Imafuku
Cerebral gas embolism (CGE) from the thoracic cavity is commonly associated with invasive procedures, and cases of spontaneous CGE are rare. A 78-year-old man presented with severe spontaneous CGE associated with combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). To the best of our knowledge, the comorbidity of CGE in a CPFE patient has not been documented until now. The patient became unconscious with left hemiparesis at approximately 2 a.m. Computed tomography scan revealed minute air densities scattered in the deep white matter of the right frontal lobe...
November 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803928/cerebral-air-embolism-following-central-venous-catheter-removal
#12
Liane A Arcinas, Shuangbo Liu, G Isanne Schacter, Malek Kass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802790/vascular-air-embolism-a-silent-hazard-to-patient-safety
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REVIEW
Sorin J Brull, Richard C Prielipp
PURPOSE: To narratively review published information on prevention, detection, pathophysiology, and appropriate treatment of vascular air embolism (VAE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE, SCOPUS, Cochrane Central Register and Google Scholar databases were searched for data published through October 2016. The Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience (MAUDE) database was queried for "air embolism" reports (years 2011-2016). RESULTS: VAE may be introduced through disruption in the integrity of the venous circulation that occurs during insertion, maintenance, or removal of intravenous or central venous catheters...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765018/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-triggered-by-venous-air-embolism-during-craniotomy-in-the-sitting-position
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Florian Raimann, Christian Senft, Jörg Honold, Kai Zacharowski, Volker Seifert, Jan Mersmann
BACKGROUND: We present a case of stress-induced cardiomyopathy (Takotsubo cardiomyopathy) caused by a venous air embolism during a craniotomy performed in the sitting position. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year-old woman was admitted to the neurosurgical department and scheduled for elective resection of a cerebellar metastasis in the sitting position. After craniotomy and opening of the posterior fossa, a venous air embolism was detected via transesophageal echocardiography...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707996/effect-of-the-degree-of-head-elevation-on-the-incidence-and-severity-of-venous-air-embolism-in-cranial-neurosurgical-procedures-with-patients-in-the-semisitting-position
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Hatice Türe, M Volkan Harput, Nural Bekiroğlu, Özgül Keskin, Özge Köner, Uğur Türe
OBJECTIVE The semisitting position of a patient confers numerous advantages in various neurosurgical procedures, but venous air embolism is one of the associated complications of this position. To date, no prospective studies of the relationship between the degree of head elevation and the rate and severity of venous air embolism for patients undergoing a procedure in this position have been performed. In this study, the authors compared changes in the severity of venous air embolism according to the degree of head elevation (30° or 45°) in patients undergoing an elective cranial neurosurgical procedure in the semisitting position...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694644/venous-air-embolism-during-removal-of-bony-spur-in-a-child-of-split-cord-malformation
#16
Narender Kaloria, Hemant Bhagat, Navneet Singla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645591/surgical-repair-of-iatrogenic-transverse-sigmoid-sinus-laceration-with-a-dural-flap-during-skull-base-tumor-surgery-a-technical-case-report
#17
Gerald S Oh, Gregory D Arnone, Hussam Abou-Al-Shaar, Ashley L Barks, Andrew Wong, Fady T Charbel
BACKGROUND: Injury to cerebral venous sinuses during craniotomy procedures can cause significant blood loss or venous air embolism, potentially leading to serious morbidity or mortality. When iatrogenic sinus injuries occur, it is essential to promptly obtain hemostasis and repair the sinus defect. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report on a 43-year-old woman that sustained a transverse-sigmoid sinus injury during a retrosigmoid craniotomy for resection of a cerebellopontine angle meningioma...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644058/air-embolism-diagnosis-and-management
#18
Neera Malik, Paul L Claus, Jeffery E Illman, Seth J Kligerman, Michael R Moynagh, David L Levin, David A Woodrum, Arvin Arani, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Philip A Araoz
Air embolism is an uncommon, but potentially life-threatening event for which prompt diagnosis and management can result in significantly improved patient outcomes. Most air emboli are iatrogenic. Arterial air emboli may occur as a complication from lung biopsy, arterial catheterization or cardiopulmonary bypass. Immediate management includes placing the patient on high-flow oxygen and in the right lateral decubitus position. Venous air emboli may occur during pressurized venous infusions, or catheter manipulation...
July 2017: Future Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597673/portal-air-embolism-after-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
#19
Sandra Barbeiro, Catarina Atalaia-Martins, Cláudia Gonçalves, Isabel Cotrim
The authors present an uncommon case of portal venous gas and contrast opacification that occured during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. This report demonstrates that portal vein cannulation may be a source of confusion because the guided wire trajectory inside the portal vein may be similar to that of the biliary, and a contrast washout/opacified portal vein may be misinterpreted as an incompletely filled bile duct.
June 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574314/a-microcontroller-based-simulation-of-dural-venous-sinus-injury-for-neurosurgical-training
#20
Daniel R Cleary, Dominic A Siler, Nathaniel Whitney, Nathan R Selden
OBJECTIVE Surgical simulation has the potential to supplement and enhance traditional resident training. However, the high cost of equipment and limited number of available scenarios have inhibited wider integration of simulation in neurosurgical education. In this study the authors provide initial validation of a novel, low-cost simulation platform that recreates the stress of surgery using a combination of hands-on, model-based, and computer elements. Trainee skill was quantified using multiple time and performance measures...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
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