Summary: Embolism due to air bubbles entering the blood vessels after trauma, surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.
Publications214 found, 100 shown here
- Symptomatic cerebral air embolism during neuro-angiographic procedures: incidence and problem avoidanceRishi Gupta
Department of Neurology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA
Neurocrit Care 7:241-6. 2007While clinically symptomatic cerebral air embolism secondary to neuro-angiographic procedures is rare, the incidence in a large series of procedures is unknown...
- Venous air embolism during laparoscopic cholecystectomyYesim Cokay Abut
Department of Anesthesiology, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 18:366-8. 2009Vascular air embolism is a rare and potentially life-threatening event. In this study, a case of venous air embolism during laparoscopic cholecystectomy due to an injured inferior vena cava is presented...
- Baicalin attenuates air embolism-induced acute lung injury in rat isolated lungsMin Hui Li
Institute of Aerospace Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
Br J Pharmacol 157:244-51. 2009Baicalin has been reported to have anti-inflammatory effects and protect against various tissue injuries. However, the effect of baicalin on air embolism-induced acute lung injury has not been tested yet.
- Air embolism: diagnosis with single-photon emission tomography and successful hyperbaric oxygen therapyL Droghetti
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, S Anna Hospital, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
Br J Anaesth 89:775-8. 2002Venous air embolism may occur when the surgical field is above the level of the heart...
- Cerebral arterial gas embolism by helium: an unusual case successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen and lidocaineS J Mitchell
Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
Ann Emerg Med 35:300-3. 2000..This is the second reported case of CAGE occurring by this mechanism and the first case of unequivocal CAGE in which lidocaine has been used as an adjunctive treatment with hyperbaric oxygen...
- Acute coronary artery air embolism following CT-guided lung biopsyAsem Mansour
King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28:131-4. 2005..ranging from simple pneumothorax or self-limiting hemoptysis to life-threatening pulmonary hemorrhage and air embolism. Though the latter is a rare complication of CT-guided needle biopsy, it has attracted a lot of interest...
- Headache and cerebral venous air embolismStephan A Botez
Neurology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
Neurology 68:19. 2007
- Venous air embolism during surgery, especially cesarean deliveryChang Seok Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
J Korean Med Sci 23:753-61. 2008Venous air embolism (VAE) is the entrapment of air or medical gases into the venous system causing symptoms and signs of pulmonary vessel obstruction...
- When coughing can cause stroke--a case-based update on cerebral air embolism complicating biopsy of the lungThomas Kau
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, General Hospital of Klagenfurt, St Veiter Strasse 47, Klagenfurt, 9020, Austria
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 31:848-53. 2008..The English literature on cerebral air embolism is reviewed, including an update of current opinions on its pathomechanism, diagnostic findings, therapeutic ..
- Fatal air embolism during computed tomography-guided pulmonary marking with a hook-type markerShoji Sakiyama
Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery School of Medicine, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1207-9. 2003
- Venous gas embolism in chamber attendants after hyperbaric exposureJ Risberg
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen
Undersea Hyperb Med 31:417-29. 2004..We conclude that chamber attendants assisting HBO2 treatment at 240 kPa for approximately 115 min are exposed to a significant decompression stress using the profiles tested in the present study...
- Air embolism during insertion of central venous cathetersT M Vesely
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, 510 South Kingshighway Boulevard, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
J Vasc Interv Radiol 12:1291-5. 2001To determine the clinical consequences of air embolism occurring during insertion of central venous catheters.
- Transoesophageal echocardiography shows high risk of gas embolism during laparoscopic hepatic resection under carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneumT C Schmandra
Department of Surgery, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospital, Theodor Stern Kai 7, 60590 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Br J Surg 89:870-6. 2002..This study compared blood loss and risk of gas embolism using the UAS during open hepatic resection and laparoscopic hepatic resection...
- Possible air embolism during eye surgeryThomas Ledowski
Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Schwanenweg 21, D24105 Kiel, Germany
Anesth Analg 100:1651-2. 2005We report a case of possible air embolism during a three-port pars plana vitrectomy and air-fluid exchange of the vitreous cavity of the eye...
- Venous air embolism during total laparoscopic hysterectomy: comparison to total abdominal hysterectomyChang Seok Kim
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Anesthesia and Pain Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Anesthesiology 111:50-4. 2009..The aim of this study was to compare the incidence and grade of venous air embolism (VAE) in TLH to those in TAH using transesophageal echocardiography.
- Preventing complications of central venous catheterizationDavid C McGee
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, Calif, USA
N Engl J Med 348:1123-33. 2003
- Carbon dioxide embolism induced by endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting during coronary artery bypass graftingArnaud Mommerot
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1502; author reply 1502-3. 2006
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for air embolism complicating CT-guided needle biopsy of the lungKazuto Ashizawa
Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852 8501, Japan
AJR Am J Roentgenol 182:1606-7. 2004
- Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of the lungBabak Mokhlesi
Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Chest 121:993-6. 2002Systemic air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy of the lung. Coronary air embolism can result in myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, or dysrhythmias...
- A life-saving procedure for treatment of massive pulmonary air embolismMohamad Ali Ostovan
Cardiology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
J Invasive Cardiol 19:355-6. 2007We present an unusual case of massive pulmonary air embolism during permanent pacemaker implantation. Head down position, precordial thumb and cardiac massage must be done immediately after the diagnosis of this life threatening condition...
- [Multiple cerebral infarction by air embolism associated with remarkable low BIS value during lung segmentectomy with video assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) technique: a case report]Masumi Kiribayashi
Division of Operating Theatre, Tottori University Hospital, Yonago 683 8504
Masui 59:480-3. 2010..In ICU, she showed clonic convulsions. Urgent CT and MRI confirmed cerebral air embolism. Her vital signs were too unstable to choose hyperbaric oxygen therapy as her first treatment...
- Air embolism from pneumopyelographyJohn Varkarakis
Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
J Urol 169:267. 2003
- Venous air embolism during awake craniotomy in a supine patientMrinalini Balki
Department of Anesthesia, The Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Can J Anaesth 50:835-8. 2003To report a non-fatal case of intraoperative venous air embolism (VAE) during an awake craniotomy. VAE presented with unusual clinical features.
- Fatal biliary-systemic air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a case with multifocal liver abscesses and choledochoduodenostomySung Tae Cha
Digestive Disease Center, CHA Bundang Medical Center, School of Medicine, CHA University, Seongnam, Korea
Yonsei Med J 51:287-90. 2010..developed during the procedure, and despite immediate resuscitation, the patient died due to a massive systemic air embolism. We reviewed previously reported fatal cases and accessed factors facilitating air embolisms in this case.
- Systemic air embolism after percutaneous transthorasic needle biopsy of the lungMahyar Ghafoori
Department of Radiology, Hazrat Rasoul Akram University Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Emerg Radiol 15:353-6. 2008..b>Air embolism is one of the rarest but potentially fatal complications of this procedure...
- Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation causing massive haemoptysis and complicated by coronary air embolismG P Y Loke
Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria
Anaesth Intensive Care 34:75-8. 2006..During the acute haemorrhage, he also appeared to suffer a coronary air embolism, possibly due to introduction of air into the bleeding arteriovenous malformation during intermittent positive ..
- Venous air embolism during microelectrode recording in deep brain stimulation surgery in an awake supine patientRajinder Kumar
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India
Br J Neurosurg 23:446-8. 2009Venous air embolism (VAE) is a potentially serious complication in neurosurgery. It occurs most commonly during craniotomy in the sitting position...
- Systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidanceToshihiro Iguchi
Department of Radiology, Fukuyama City Hospital, 5 23 1 Zao cho, Fukuyama, 721 8511, Japan
Jpn J Radiol 27:385-8. 2009We encountered a case of systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidance...
- Paradoxical air embolism during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a case reportSeung Hun Song
Department of Urology, CHA General Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Seoul, Korea
J Korean Med Sci 22:1071-3. 2007b>Air embolism is a rare complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
- Systemic air embolism in a patient with ingestion of a foreign bodyMontserrat Blanco Ramos
Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vigo University Clinical Hospital, Vigo, Spain
Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:292-4. 2009b>Air embolism is defined as the entry of gas into a vascular structure. Frequently it is iatrogenic and can result in serious morbidity and mortality...
- Pathogenesis of systemic air embolism during bronchoscopic Nd:YAG laser operationsG Tellides
Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 65:930-4. 1998The occurrence of systemic air embolism during bronchoscopic neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet laser operations has been suspected. Here we describe its mechanism.
- Does patient position during liver surgery influence the risk of venous air embolism?C A Moulton
Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
Am J Surg 181:366-7. 2001It is generally believed that positioning of the patient in a head-down tilt (Trendelenberg position) decreases the likelihood of a venous air embolism during liver resection.
- Effects of cerebral air embolism on brain metabolism in pigsR A van Hulst
Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Acta Neurol Scand 108:118-24. 2003Cerebral air embolism was induced in pigs and changes in intracranial pressure (ICP), brain oxygen (PbrO2), brain carbon dioxide (PbrCO2), brain pH (brpH) and glucose, lactate and pyruvate levels were used to characterize this model.
- Precordial Doppler probe placement for optimal detection of venous air embolism during craniotomyArmin Schubert
Department of Anesthesiology, The University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA
Anesth Analg 102:1543-7. 2006..precordial Doppler probe position over the anterior chest wall is crucial for early detection of venous air embolism. We studied responses to normal saline (NS) and carbon dioxide (CO2) test injections at various probe locations ..
- Air embolism and needle track implantation complicating CT-guided percutaneous thoracic biopsy: single-institution experienceKenji Ibukuro
Department of Radiology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo 101 8643, Japan
AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:W430-6. 2009The objective of our study was to present the details and incidence of air embolism and needle track implantation in patients who underwent percutaneous CT-guided thoracic biopsy.
- Hepatic resection by the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator increases the incidence and severity of venous air embolismBon N Koo
Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 134 Shinchon dong, Seodaemun gu, C P O Box 8044, Seoul 120 752, Korea
Anesth Analg 101:966-70, table of contents. 2005..We designed this study to compare the incidence and severity of venous air embolism (VAE) detected via transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during hepatic resection by using either the clamp-..
- Four cases of a cerebral air embolism complicating a percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsySoo Jung Um
Department of Internal Medicine, Dong A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
Korean J Radiol 10:81-4. 2009A percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy is a common procedure in the practice of pulmonology. An air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of a percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy...
- Diagnosis and treatment of vascular air embolismMarek A Mirski
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
Anesthesiology 106:164-77. 2007Vascular air embolism is a potentially life-threatening event that is now encountered routinely in the operating room and other patient care areas...
- Nitric oxide modulates air embolism-induced lung injury in rats with normotension and hypertensionYen Chin Liu
Department of Anaesthesiology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 34:1173-80. 20071. Air embolism the in lungs induces microvascular obstruction, mediator release and acute lung injury (ALI)...
- Iatrogenic venous air embolism caused by CT injector--from a risk management point of viewShigeki Imai
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
Radiat Med 22:269-71. 2004An iatrogenic venous air embolism caused by computed tomography (CT) injector occurred in a 74-year-old man undergoing abdominal-pelvic CT for evaluation of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)...
- Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterizationC W Yang
Department of Radiology, Northwestem University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Neuroradiology 47:892-4. 2005Microscopic cerebral arterial air embolism (CAAE) has been described in many patients undergoing cardiac surgery as well as other invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. However, massive CAAE is rare...
- Air embolism during sigmoidoscopy confirmed by transesophageal echocardiographyAlexander J C Mittnacht
Department of Anesthesiology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1010, New York, NY 10029, USA
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 20:387-9. 2006
- [Right coronary air embolism secondary to bowel infarction: a case report]Hirokuni Etsuda
Department of Cardiology, Kawasaki Saiwai Hospital Cardiovascular Center, Miyako cho 39 1, Saiwai ku, Kawasaki 212 0021
J Cardiol 43:141-5. 2004An 81-year-old man with broad cerebral infarction presented with coronary air embolism secondary to bowel infarction and developed cardiogenic shock...
- Venous air embolism and the sitting position: a case seriesK Leslie
Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
J Clin Neurosci 13:419-22. 2006Venous air embolism is a potentially serious complication of neurosurgery that occurs more commonly when the patient is in the sitting position...
- Air embolism during intraoperative endoscopic localization and surgical resection for blue rubber bleb nevus syndromeRobert S Holzman
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
Anesthesiology 102:1279-80. 2005
- Relevance of postmortem radiology to the diagnosis of fatal cerebral gas embolism from compressed air divingA J Cole
Department of Radiology, The Townsville Hospital, Douglas, Queensland, Australia
J Clin Pathol 59:489-91. 2006..To test the hypothesis that artefact caused by postmortem off-gassing is at least partly responsible for the presence of gas within the vascular system and tissues of the cadaver following death associated with compressed air diving...
- Fatal air and bile embolism after percutaneous liver biopsy and ERCPJunaid Siddiqui
Department of Medicine Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
Gastrointest Endosc 61:153-7. 2005
- Computed tomographic scan of massive cerebral air embolismRuddy Valentino
Service de Réanimation Medicale B, 33076, Bordeaux, France
Lancet 361:1848. 2003
- Cerebral air embolism during upper endoscopy: case report and reviewBryan T Green
Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Gastrointest Endosc 61:620-3. 2005
- Fatal systemic air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatographyJ Nayagam
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
Anaesth Intensive Care 32:260-4. 2004b>Air embolism is a rare complication of gastrointestinal endoscopy. We present a 56-year-old male who developed both venous and systemic arterial air embolism during an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram...
- Cardiac arrest by venous air embolism during hepatic resection using the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical AspiratorYushi U Adachi
Anesth Analg 103:493-4; author reply 494. 2006
- Retrograde blood flow in the brachial and axillary arteries during routine radial arterial catheter flushingGlenn S Murphy
Department of Anesthesiology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, IL 60201, USA
Anesthesiology 105:492-7. 2006..This ultrasound study was designed to examine whether routine radial catheter flushing practices produce retrograde blood flow patterns in the brachial and proximal axillary arteries...
- Venous air embolism during endoscopic strip craniectomy for repair of craniosynostosis in infantsJ D Tobias
Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Missouri, Columbia 65212, USA
Anesthesiology 95:340-2. 2001Various studies have reported an incidence of venous air embolism (VAE) as high as 82.6% during surgical procedures for craniosynostosis...
- Angiographic and histological evaluation of porcine retinal vascular damage and protection with perfluorocarbons after massive air embolismJ I Herren
Center for Bioengineering, The Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
Stroke 29:2396-403. 1998..reduce the severity of cerebral injury (indicated by infarct, reduced blood flow, and depressed EEG) induced by air embolism during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
- Paradoxical symptomatic air embolism after saline contrast transesophageal echocardiographyFrançoise Christin
Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Hopital Edouard Herriot, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 69436 Lyon cedex 03, France
Echocardiography 24:867-9. 2007We describe one case of paradoxical air embolism after contrast transesophageal echocardiography realized to detect a patent foramen ovale...
- Venous air embolism from central venous catheterization: a need for increased physician awarenessE W Ely
Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
Crit Care Med 27:2113-7. 1999To report a series of patients with clinically diagnosed venous air embolism (VAE) and major sequelae as a complication of the use of central venous catheters (CVCs), to survey health care professionals' practices regarding CVCs, and to ..
- Iatrogenic cerebral air embolism: importance of an early hyperbaric oxygenationP Blanc
Department of Cardiology, Sainte Clotilde Clinic and Intensive Care Unit, Felix Guyon Hospital, Saint Denis, Reunion Island, France
Intensive Care Med 28:559-63. 2002To assess the relationship between the time period before hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBO) and clinical outcome in patients with iatrogenic cerebral air embolism.
- Percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy complicated by air embolismBlake W Arnold
VA Salt Lake City Health Care System Imaging Services, 500 Foothill Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84148, USA
AJR Am J Roentgenol 178:1400-2. 2002
- Infant death due to air embolism from peripheral venous infusionMatthew W Sowell
Department of Radiology, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, AL, USA
J Forensic Sci 52:183-8. 2007..and pathological findings, along with a review of pertinent literature provides an explanation for the death by air embolism. Apparent inconsistent findings both radiographically and at autopsy are resolved...
- Air embolism detected during computed tomography fluoroscopically guided transthoracic needle biopsySatoshi Hirasawa
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Gunma Graduate School of Medicine, 3 39 22 Showa machi, Maebashi, Gunma 371 8511, Japan
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 31:219-21. 2008b>Air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous needle biopsy of the lung. We report a case of cerebral air embolism which occurred during computed tomography (CT)-guided needle biopsy...
- Cerebral arterial gas embolism following diagnostic bronchoscopy: delayed treatment with hyperbaric oxygenChris G Wherrett
Department of Anesthesiology, Ottawa Hospital Hyperbaric Unit, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Can J Anaesth 49:96-9. 2002..Our discussion explores the mechanisms and diagnosis of CAGE and the role of hyperbaric oxygen therapy...
- Cardiac air embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a patient with blunt hepatic traumaIsmael Mohammedi
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
J Trauma 53:1170-2. 2002
- Iatrogenic paradoxical air embolism in pulmonary hypertensionB W Holcomb
Center for Lung Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
Chest 119:1602-5. 2001Paradoxical systemic air embolism (PAE) occurring as a complication of right-to-left intracardiac shunting during evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension (PH) has not been previously reported...
- Systemic air embolism after lung traumaA M Ho
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT
Anesthesiology 90:564-75. 1999..Regional anesthesia should be considered when appropriate. HBOT is useful in managing cerebral air embolism and should be incorporated as soon as possible. Clinicians involved in trauma care must be familiar with SAE...
- Comparison of two different extracorporeal circuits on cerebral embolization during cardiopulmonary bypass in childrenRosendo A Rodriguez
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ontario, Canada
Perfusion 21:247-53. 2006..To compare the effect of two different extracorporeal circuits on the counts of high-intensity transient signals (HITS) during pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
- Online automatic discrimination between solid and gaseous cerebral microemboli with the first multifrequency transcranial DopplerDavid Russell
Department of Neurology, The National Hospital, Oslo, Norway
Stroke 33:1975-80. 2002..The aim of this study was to assess the first multifrequency transcranial Doppler system that was specially developed to automatically detect and discriminate between solid and gaseous cerebral microemboli...
- Gas embolism: an exceptional complication of radial arterial catheterizationL Dube
Département d Anesthésie et de Réanimation Chirurgicale, CHU Angers, France
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 48:1208-10. 2004..A right subclavian venous catheter and a right radial artery catheter were inserted for hemodynamic monitoring...
- Systemic air embolism detected during percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy: report of two cases and a proposal for a routine postprocedure computed tomography scan of the aorto-cardiac regionHsueh Li Kuo
Department of Radiology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan 70403, Taiwan
Clin Imaging 34:53-6. 2010Systemic air embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication of percutaneous transthoracic biopsy. Herein, we report two cases of nonfatal air embolism that occurred during a computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy...
- Venous air embolism in deep brain stimulationAmanda K Hooper
University of Florida Movement Disorders Center, Gainesville, Fla 32601, USA
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 87:25-30. 2009..Although VAEs have been described in many types of neurosurgical procedures, their incidence during DBS surgery is unknown...
- Air embolism during needle placement for CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of an unresectable metastatic lung lesionTomohisa Okuma
Department of Radiology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, 1 4 3 Asahi machi, Abeno Ku, Osaka, 545 8585, Japan
J Vasc Interv Radiol 18:1592-4. 2007..A few cases of serious complications, however, have been reported. The authors report on a case of air embolism during electrode insertion into a metastatic lung tumor...
- Concomitant cerebral and coronary arterial gas emboli in a sport diver: a case reportRichard W Smerz
University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
Hawaii Med J 64:12-3. 2005..EKG and cardiac enzymes suggested myocardial ischemia. He received three recompression treatments and recovered completely...
- Fatal cerebral air embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatographyL Stabile
Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:648-9. 2006
- Nonfatal systemic air embolism complicating percutaneous CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy: four cases from a single institutionTakao Hiraki
Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
Chest 132:684-90. 2007Systemic air embolism is recognized as a potentially fatal but extremely rare complication following percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy...
- A case of spontaneous venous embolism with carbon dioxide during laparoscopic surgery in a pigFrancesco Staffieri
University of Bari, DETO, Section of Veterinary Surgery, Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Vet Anaesth Analg 34:63-6. 2007..Carbon dioxide (CO2) embolism is a possible complication of capnoperitoneum during laparoscopic surgery. Experimentally induced venous CO2 embolism has been studied in pigs. In this paper we report a case of spontaneous CO2 embolism...
- Xenon impairs neurocognitive and histologic outcome after cardiopulmonary bypass combined with cerebral air embolism in ratsBettina Jungwirth
Klinik fur Anaesthesiologie, Technische Universitat Munchen, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Munich, Germany
Anesthesiology 104:770-6. 2006..Therefore, the authors studied the impact of xenon on neurologic, cognitive, and histologic outcome after CPB combined with CAE in rats...
- Gas embolism following intraosseous medication application proven by post-mortem multislice computed tomography and autopsyElke Hillewig
Institute of Forensic Medicine, University of Bern, Buehlstrasse 20, CH 3012 Bern, Switzerland
Resuscitation 72:149-53. 2007..Resuscitation with an inserted, disconnected intraosseous needle should be avoided...
- Coronary artery air embolism: a potentially fatal complication of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsyH M Cheng
Department of Radiology, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Tzu Chi University and Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
Br J Radiol 83:e83-5. 2010..The rate of severe complications following such a procedure has been reported. Of these complications, air embolism is the most likely to be fatal...
- Hepatic portal venous gas due to endoscopic sphincterotomyT C Simmons
West Gastroenterology Group, Daniel Freeman Hospital, Inglewood, California
Am J Gastroenterol 83:326-8. 1988..The portal venous gas was rapidly absorbed without untoward sequelae...
- Hemodilution during venous gas embolization improves gas exchange, without altering V(A)/Q or pulmonary blood flow distributionsS Deem
Department of Anesthesiology, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle 98104 2499, USA
Anesthesiology 91:1861-72. 1999..In the current study, the authors characterized the effects of hemodilution on gas exchange in a distinct model of diffuse lung injury: venous gas embolization...
- Fatal air embolism in an extremely low birth weight infant: can it be caused by intravenous injections during resuscitation?Martin Wald
University Children s Hospital, General Hospital of Vienna, University of Vienna, Wahringer Gurtel 18 20, 1090, Vienna, Austria
Intensive Care Med 29:630-3. 2003....
- Intracardiac air--the 'hospital killer' identified? Case reports and review of the literatureJohan Smith
Division of Neonatology, Tygerberg Children s Hospital, University of Stellenbosch
S Afr Med J 93:922-7. 2003..A lesser known complication is the development of venous air embolism (VAE), as described in the 4 cases presented...
- Cerebral air embolism complicating cardiac ablation proceduresD A Hinkle
Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
Neurology 56:792-4. 2001Two patients with similar courses of neurologic impairment and subsequent recovery after cerebral air embolism complicating cardiac ablation procedures are described...
- Paradoxical air embolism during hepatic resectionS Y Lee
Department of Anesthesiology, Ajou University, School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
Br J Anaesth 88:136-8. 2002Systemic venous air embolism is a serious complication in patients with chronic liver disease having liver surgery. Intrapulmonary arteriovenous shunting can permit air emboli to pass into the systemic circulation...
- Fatal scuba diving incident with massive gas embolism in cerebral and spinal arteriesC Ozdoba
Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland
Neuroradiology 47:411-6. 2005..These findings were confirmed at autopsy. Appropriate imaging techniques can help forensic pathologists to aim their autopsies at findings that might otherwise remain undetected...
- Echocardiographic diagnosis of air embolism associated with central venous catheter placement: case report and review of the literaturePrasad Maddukuri
Cardiovascular Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
Echocardiography 23:315-8. 2006Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a valuable tool in the evaluation of patients with suspected air embolism. This report describes the presentation and evaluation of a critically ill woman with spontaneous air embolism occurring ..
- Lethal air embolism during cesarean delivery for placenta previaMark A Kostash
Department of Anesthesiology, Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Anesthesiology 96:753-4. 2002
- Successful management of air embolism-induced ventricular fibrillation in orthotopic liver transplantationPei An Yeh
Department of Anesthesiology, National Cheng Kung University Medical College, Tainan, Taiwan, ROC
Acta Anaesthesiol Taiwan 43:243-6. 2005..We report a case of VF which was highly suspected to be induced by air embolism at the moment when the surgeon was dissecting the collateral vessels of portal vein in liver transplantation ..
- Images in clinical medicine. Venous air embolismAntoine Cuvelier
Rouen University Hospital, 76031 Rouen Cedex, France
N Engl J Med 354:e26. 2006
- Recommendations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy of cerebral air embolism based on a mathematical model of bubble absorptionF Dexter
Department of Anesthesia, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
Anesth Analg 84:1203-7. 1997..Massive cerebral arterial air embolism is rare. If it occurs, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO) is recommended as soon as surgery is completed...
- Biliary metal stents and air embolism: a note of cautionC Rabe
Department of Medicine I, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Endoscopy 38:648-50. 2006..Cerebral air embolism was diagnosed on cerebral computed tomography, and transesophageal echocardiography revealed a patent foramen ..
- [Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (indications and uses)]G Cochard
Ann Biol Clin (Paris) 61:207-11. 2003
- Effect of a short-acting NO donor on bubble formation from a saturation dive in pigsA Møllerløkken
Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Olav Kyrres gt 3, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
J Appl Physiol (1985) 101:1541-5. 2006..2 to 0.02 bubbles/cm(2) (P < 0.0001) in the experimental group compared with the controls. The present study gives further support to the role of NO in preventing vascular bubble formation after decompression...
- Monoplace hyperbaric chamber use of U.S. Navy Table 6: a 20-year experienceL K Weaver
LDS Hospital, Utah, USA
Undersea Hyperb Med 33:85-8. 2006..The U.S. Navy TT6 was well tolerated by patients with DCS or AGE treated in monoplace hyperbaric chambers, but tolerance may not be as high as when treated in the multiplace chamber...
- Nitroglycerine: relief from the heartache of decompression sickness?Richard E Moon
J Appl Physiol 101:1537-8. 2006
- Hawaiian deep treatments: efficacy and outcomes, 1983-2003R W Smerz
Hyperbaric Treatment Center, University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817, USA
Undersea Hyperb Med 32:363-73. 2005..Severity of injury and age of the diver were the most sensitive predictors of outcome while delay to treatment did not influence outcomes in this study population...
- The incidence of venous gas emboli in recreational divingR G Dunford
Hyperbaric Center, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA
Undersea Hyperb Med 29:247-59. 2002..Older male divers had a 25% increase in observed incidence of HBG while older female divers showed a 55% increase when compared to their younger counterparts...
- Factors influencing neurologic outcome after neonatal cardiopulmonary bypass: what we can and cannot controlTain Yen Hsia
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Ann Thorac Surg 81:S2381-8. 2006..The purpose of this review is to (1) review mechanisms of brain injury after neonatal cardiopulmonary bypass, (2) examine risk factors, and (3) speculate on how investigations may improve our understanding of neurologic injury...
- Environmental insults: smoke inhalation, submersion, diving, and high altitudeDick C Kuo
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine 419 West Redwood Street, Suite 280, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
Emerg Med Clin North Am 21:475-97, x. 2003..The authors present the background, diagnosis, and management of a few of the more common pulmonary emergencies that the environment may produce...
- Scuba-diving injuriesNeil Worf
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Emerg Med Serv 31:147-9. 2002
- A case of type 3 DCS with a radiologically normal spinal cordD Gorman
University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, Auckland, New Zealand
Intern Med J 36:193-6. 2006..A case that clinically conformed to the pattern of type 3 DCS was examined radiologically. Despite clinical signs of spinal disease, magnetic resonance imaging scans of the spinal cord did not demonstrate pathology...
- Effect of heliox, oxygen and air breathing on helium bubbles after heliox divingO Hyldegaard
Laboratory ofHyperbaric Medicine, Department of Anaesthesia, Centre of Head and Orthopaedics, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
Undersea Hyperb Med 34:107-22. 2007..If recompression beyond the maximum treatment pressure of oxygen is required, these results indicate that a breathing mixture of heliox may be better than air during the treatment of decompression sickness following heliox diving...
- Systemic Application for Injury Site Specific Delivery via Neutrophils to Treat BXUDONG J LI; Fiscal Year: 2013..include, but are not limited to, epidural hematoma, epidural infection, nerve root injury, dural puncture, air embolism and vasovagal syncope. Moreover, the epidural injection is technically demanding...
- ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR HOME THERAPYCraig Andrews; Fiscal Year: 2000..transport vehicles, an "oxygen trickle charger" for commercial aircraft emergency compressed oxygen gas supplies, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for decompression sickness, air embolism, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR HOME THERAPYBRADLEY FIEBIG; Fiscal Year: 2004..medical treatment areas, casualty transport vehicles, "oxygen trickle charger" for commercial and military aircraft, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for decompression sickness, air embolism, and carbon monoxide poisoning.
- INNOVATIVE PUMPING SYSTEMYEHUDA TAMARI; Fiscal Year: 1992..The tubing can be used with standard roller pumps to eliminate their inherent dangers of excessive suction, air embolism, thrombosis, damage to the vessel's intima and/or pumping air to the patient when a decrease in blood supply to ..
- AUTOMATED PERFUSION SYSTEM FOR CARDIAC SURGERYRobert Hart; Fiscal Year: 1999..It will integrate the functions of blood pumping, flow control, protection against air embolism, and cardiotomy suction in one package at low disposables cost. PROPOSED COMMERCIAL APPLICTION: NOT AVAILABLE
- Activation of clotting & cell adhesion: gas embolismDavid M Eckmann; Fiscal Year: 2010..This work is the basis for neuroprotection in gas embolism-induced stroke, a persistent, growing health threat without treatment. ..
- Short-term mesenteric lymphatic adaptation to trauma-related intestinal edemaEmily Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2010..abstract_text> ..
- Development of a Novel Gas Embolotherapy TechniqueJOSEPH BULL; Fiscal Year: 2005..The proposed research is an essential first step in developing this potentially revolutionary technique. ..
- HYPOXIC PULMONARY VASOCANSTRICTION AND RED BLOOD CELLSSteven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2002....
- Electrocorticographic Study of Categorical Phoneme Perception in the Human TemporEdward Chang; Fiscal Year: 2008..unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..
- Red Blood Cells, Nitric Oxide and Pulmonary CirculationSteven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2008..abstract_text> ..
- Using Team Simulation to Improve Error Disclosure to Patients and Safety CultureThomas Gallagher; Fiscal Year: 2007..Improving team communication and disclosure following harmful errors can enhance transparency and safety culture, increase patient satisfaction, and ultimately promote patient safety. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..