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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952957/complications-of-intravenous-catheterization-in-horses
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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
#2
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
#3
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
#4
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
#6
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
#7
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-sitting-position-a-case-report
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Florian Raimann, Christian Senft, Jörg Honold, Kai Zacharowski, Volker Seifert, Jan Mersmann
BACKGROUND: Here we present a case of a stress induced cardiomyopathy (TakoTsubo cardiomyopathy) caused by a venous air embolism during a craniotomy in sitting position. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 69-year old female patient was admitted to the neurosurgical department and scheduled for elective resection of a cerebellar metastasis in sitting position. After craniotomy and opening of the posterior fossa a venous air embolism was detected via transesophageal echocardiography...
July 29, 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
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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
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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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566830/modified-transjugular-approach-for-percutaneous-atrial-septal-defect-closure
#16
Rishi Ashokkumar Bhargava, Ankur Phatarpekar, Charan P Lanjewar, Prafulla G Kerkar
Femoral venous route is routinely used for percutaneous closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs). However, a situation may arise where transfemoral approach is not feasible. We describe a successful transjugular closure of a moderate-sized ASD in a 49-year-old symptomatic man with interrupted inferior vena cava, using a novel deployment technique, which helped in overcoming difficulties such as maintaining stable sheath position and minimizing risk of air embolism.
May 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562373/point-of-care-ultrasound-detection-of-intraoperative-venous-air-embolism
#17
Walid Alrayashi, Tonya Miller, Daniel Vo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509779/gas-embolism-during-hysteroscopic-surgery-three-cases-and-a-literature-review
#18
Benjamin S Storm, Stine Andreasen, Anders Hovland, Erik W Nielsen
During a period of 1 month, 3 episodes of probable or actual venous air embolism occurred during hysteroscopic surgery. All patients developed the same symptoms of ventilatory and hemodynamic decompensation, beginning with a reduction in end-tidal carbon dioxide, arterial desaturation, and cyanosis on the upper trunk, and rapidly progressed to hypotension and 2 cardiac arrests. While entrainment of some air is common during hysteroscopy, life-threatening embolism is a rare but serious complication for which an anesthetist needs to be vigilant and prepared...
September 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484534/acute-pulmonary-edema-and-thrombocytopenia-following-venous-air-embolism-during-sitting-position-neurosurgery
#19
Deepti Saigal, Pragati Ganjoo, Madhumita Tetarway, Kiranlata Kiro
Venous air embolism (VAE) is a well-known complication of sitting position neurosurgery which most characteristically manifests as mild to severe hemodynamic alterations. Development of pulmonary edema is a known, though infrequent, manifestation of VAE. We report here the occurrence of acute pulmonary edema without accompanying hemodynamic changes in a patient undergoing retromastoid craniotomy and tumor decompression in the sitting position. The patient required supportive treatment and elective ventilation for 11 days before the edema resolved...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462650/mechanical-complications-of-central-venous-catheterisation-in-trauma-patients
#20
J Odendaal, V Y Kong, B Sartorius, T Y Liu, Y Y Liu, D L Clarke
INTRODUCTION Central venous catheterisation (CVC) is a commonly performed procedure in a wide variety of hospital settings and is associated with appreciable morbidity. There is a paucity of literature focusing on mechanical complications specifically in the trauma setting. The aim of our study was to determine the spectrum of mechanical complications in a high-volume trauma centre in a developing world setting where ultrasound guidance was not available. METHODS A retrospective study was performed analysing data from a four-year period at the Pietermaritzburg Metropolitan Trauma Service in South Africa...
May 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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