air embolism

Summary

Summary: Embolism due to air bubbles entering the blood vessels after trauma, surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.

Top Publications

  1. ncbi Symptomatic cerebral air embolism during neuro-angiographic procedures: incidence and problem avoidance
    Rishi Gupta
    Department of Neurology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA
    Neurocrit Care 7:241-6. 2007
  2. ncbi Venous air embolism during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Yesim Cokay Abut
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 18:366-8. 2009
  3. pmc Baicalin attenuates air embolism-induced acute lung injury in rat isolated lungs
    Min Hui Li
    Institute of Aerospace Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Br J Pharmacol 157:244-51. 2009
  4. ncbi Air embolism: diagnosis with single-photon emission tomography and successful hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    L Droghetti
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, S Anna Hospital, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Br J Anaesth 89:775-8. 2002
  5. ncbi Cerebral arterial gas embolism by helium: an unusual case successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen and lidocaine
    S J Mitchell
    Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine, Brisbane, Australia
    Ann Emerg Med 35:300-3. 2000
  6. ncbi Acute coronary artery air embolism following CT-guided lung biopsy
    Asem Mansour
    King Hussein Cancer Center, Amman, Jordan
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 28:131-4. 2005
  7. ncbi Headache and cerebral venous air embolism
    Stephan A Botez
    Neurology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Neurology 68:19. 2007
  8. pmc Venous air embolism during surgery, especially cesarean delivery
    Chang 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. 2008
  9. ncbi When coughing can cause stroke--a case-based update on cerebral air embolism complicating biopsy of the lung
    Thomas 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
  10. ncbi Fatal air embolism during computed tomography-guided pulmonary marking with a hook-type marker
    Shoji Sakiyama
    Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery School of Medicine, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1207-9. 2003

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  1. ncbi Symptomatic cerebral air embolism during neuro-angiographic procedures: incidence and problem avoidance
    Rishi Gupta
    Department of Neurology, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI, USA
    Neurocrit Care 7:241-6. 2007
    While clinically symptomatic cerebral air embolism secondary to neuro-angiographic procedures is rare, the incidence in a large series of procedures is unknown...
  2. ncbi Venous air embolism during laparoscopic cholecystectomy
    Yesim Cokay Abut
    Department of Anesthesiology, Vakif Gureba Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 18:366-8. 2009
    Vascular 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...
  3. pmc Baicalin attenuates air embolism-induced acute lung injury in rat isolated lungs
    Min Hui Li
    Institute of Aerospace Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
    Br J Pharmacol 157:244-51. 2009
    Baicalin 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.
  4. ncbi Air embolism: diagnosis with single-photon emission tomography and successful hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    L Droghetti
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, S Anna Hospital, I 44100 Ferrara, Italy
    Br J Anaesth 89:775-8. 2002
    Venous air embolism may occur when the surgical field is above the level of the heart...
  5. ncbi Cerebral arterial gas embolism by helium: an unusual case successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen and lidocaine
    S 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...
  6. ncbi Acute coronary artery air embolism following CT-guided lung biopsy
    Asem 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...
  7. ncbi Headache and cerebral venous air embolism
    Stephan A Botez
    Neurology Department, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Rue du Bugnon 46, 1011 Lausanne, Switzerland
    Neurology 68:19. 2007
  8. pmc Venous air embolism during surgery, especially cesarean delivery
    Chang 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. 2008
    Venous air embolism (VAE) is the entrapment of air or medical gases into the venous system causing symptoms and signs of pulmonary vessel obstruction...
  9. ncbi When coughing can cause stroke--a case-based update on cerebral air embolism complicating biopsy of the lung
    Thomas 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 ..
  10. ncbi Fatal air embolism during computed tomography-guided pulmonary marking with a hook-type marker
    Shoji Sakiyama
    Department of Oncological and Regenerative Surgery School of Medicine, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 126:1207-9. 2003
  11. ncbi Venous gas embolism in chamber attendants after hyperbaric exposure
    J 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...
  12. ncbi Air embolism during insertion of central venous catheters
    T 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. 2001
    To determine the clinical consequences of air embolism occurring during insertion of central venous catheters.
  13. ncbi Transoesophageal echocardiography shows high risk of gas embolism during laparoscopic hepatic resection under carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum
    T 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...
  14. ncbi Possible air embolism during eye surgery
    Thomas Ledowski
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Schwanenweg 21, D24105 Kiel, Germany
    Anesth Analg 100:1651-2. 2005
    We 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...
  15. ncbi Venous air embolism during total laparoscopic hysterectomy: comparison to total abdominal hysterectomy
    Chang 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.
  16. ncbi Preventing complications of central venous catheterization
    David 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
  17. ncbi Carbon dioxide embolism induced by endoscopic saphenous vein harvesting during coronary artery bypass grafting
    Arnaud Mommerot
    J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 132:1502; author reply 1502-3. 2006
  18. ncbi Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for air embolism complicating CT-guided needle biopsy of the lung
    Kazuto Ashizawa
    Nagasaki University, Nagasaki 852 8501, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 182:1606-7. 2004
  19. ncbi Coronary artery air embolism complicating a CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy of the lung
    Babak Mokhlesi
    Louis A Weiss Memorial Hospital, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    Chest 121:993-6. 2002
    Systemic 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...
  20. ncbi A life-saving procedure for treatment of massive pulmonary air embolism
    Mohamad Ali Ostovan
    Cardiology Department, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
    J Invasive Cardiol 19:355-6. 2007
    We 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...
  21. ncbi [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...
  22. ncbi Air embolism from pneumopyelography
    John Varkarakis
    Brady Urological Institute, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Urol 169:267. 2003
  23. ncbi Venous air embolism during awake craniotomy in a supine patient
    Mrinalini Balki
    Department of Anesthesia, The Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Anaesth 50:835-8. 2003
    To report a non-fatal case of intraoperative venous air embolism (VAE) during an awake craniotomy. VAE presented with unusual clinical features.
  24. pmc Fatal biliary-systemic air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: a case with multifocal liver abscesses and choledochoduodenostomy
    Sung 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.
  25. ncbi Systemic air embolism after percutaneous transthorasic needle biopsy of the lung
    Mahyar 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...
  26. ncbi Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation causing massive haemoptysis and complicated by coronary air embolism
    G 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 ..
  27. ncbi Venous air embolism during microelectrode recording in deep brain stimulation surgery in an awake supine patient
    Rajinder Kumar
    Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi, India
    Br J Neurosurg 23:446-8. 2009
    Venous air embolism (VAE) is a potentially serious complication in neurosurgery. It occurs most commonly during craniotomy in the sitting position...
  28. ncbi Systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidance
    Toshihiro Iguchi
    Department of Radiology, Fukuyama City Hospital, 5 23 1 Zao cho, Fukuyama, 721 8511, Japan
    Jpn J Radiol 27:385-8. 2009
    We encountered a case of systemic air embolism during preoperative pulmonary marking with a short hook wire and suture system under CT fluoroscopy guidance...
  29. pmc Paradoxical air embolism during percutaneous nephrolithotomy: a case report
    Seung Hun Song
    Department of Urology, CHA General Hospital, College of Medicine, Pochon CHA University, Seoul, Korea
    J Korean Med Sci 22:1071-3. 2007
    b>Air embolism is a rare complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy...
  30. ncbi Systemic air embolism in a patient with ingestion of a foreign body
    Montserrat Blanco Ramos
    Department of Thoracic Surgery, Vigo University Clinical Hospital, Vigo, Spain
    Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 8:292-4. 2009
    b>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...
  31. ncbi Pathogenesis of systemic air embolism during bronchoscopic Nd:YAG laser operations
    G Tellides
    Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06510, USA
    Ann Thorac Surg 65:930-4. 1998
    The occurrence of systemic air embolism during bronchoscopic neodymium:yttrium-aluminum garnet laser operations has been suspected. Here we describe its mechanism.
  32. ncbi 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. 2001
    It 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.
  33. ncbi Effects of cerebral air embolism on brain metabolism in pigs
    R A van Hulst
    Department of Anesthesiology, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Acta Neurol Scand 108:118-24. 2003
    Cerebral 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.
  34. ncbi Precordial Doppler probe placement for optimal detection of venous air embolism during craniotomy
    Armin 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 ..
  35. ncbi Air embolism and needle track implantation complicating CT-guided percutaneous thoracic biopsy: single-institution experience
    Kenji Ibukuro
    Department of Radiology, Mitsui Memorial Hospital, Tokyo 101 8643, Japan
    AJR Am J Roentgenol 193:W430-6. 2009
    The 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.
  36. ncbi Hepatic resection by the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator increases the incidence and severity of venous air embolism
    Bon 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-..
  37. pmc Four cases of a cerebral air embolism complicating a percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy
    Soo Jung Um
    Department of Internal Medicine, Dong A University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea
    Korean J Radiol 10:81-4. 2009
    A 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...
  38. ncbi Diagnosis and treatment of vascular air embolism
    Marek A Mirski
    Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Anesthesiology 106:164-77. 2007
    Vascular air embolism is a potentially life-threatening event that is now encountered routinely in the operating room and other patient care areas...
  39. ncbi Nitric oxide modulates air embolism-induced lung injury in rats with normotension and hypertension
    Yen Chin Liu
    Department of Anaesthesiology, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
    Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 34:1173-80. 2007
    1. Air embolism the in lungs induces microvascular obstruction, mediator release and acute lung injury (ALI)...
  40. ncbi Iatrogenic venous air embolism caused by CT injector--from a risk management point of view
    Shigeki Imai
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Kawasaki Medical School, 577 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701 0192, Japan
    Radiat Med 22:269-71. 2004
    An 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)...
  41. ncbi Massive cerebral arterial air embolism following arterial catheterization
    C W Yang
    Department of Radiology, Northwestem University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Neuroradiology 47:892-4. 2005
    Microscopic 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...
  42. ncbi Air embolism during sigmoidoscopy confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography
    Alexander 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
  43. ncbi [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. 2004
    An 81-year-old man with broad cerebral infarction presented with coronary air embolism secondary to bowel infarction and developed cardiogenic shock...
  44. ncbi Venous air embolism and the sitting position: a case series
    K Leslie
    Department of Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria 3050, Australia
    J Clin Neurosci 13:419-22. 2006
    Venous air embolism is a potentially serious complication of neurosurgery that occurs more commonly when the patient is in the sitting position...
  45. ncbi Air embolism during intraoperative endoscopic localization and surgical resection for blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome
    Robert S Holzman
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Anesthesiology 102:1279-80. 2005
  46. pmc Relevance of postmortem radiology to the diagnosis of fatal cerebral gas embolism from compressed air diving
    A 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...
  47. ncbi Fatal air and bile embolism after percutaneous liver biopsy and ERCP
    Junaid Siddiqui
    Department of Medicine Gastroenterology Hepatology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT 06030, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:153-7. 2005
  48. ncbi Computed tomographic scan of massive cerebral air embolism
    Ruddy Valentino
    Service de Réanimation Medicale B, 33076, Bordeaux, France
    Lancet 361:1848. 2003
  49. ncbi Cerebral air embolism during upper endoscopy: case report and review
    Bryan T Green
    Division of Gastroenterology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    Gastrointest Endosc 61:620-3. 2005
  50. ncbi Fatal systemic air embolism during endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography
    J Nayagam
    Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Anaesth Intensive Care 32:260-4. 2004
    b>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...
  51. ncbi Cardiac arrest by venous air embolism during hepatic resection using the Cavitron Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator
    Yushi U Adachi
    Anesth Analg 103:493-4; author reply 494. 2006
  52. ncbi Retrograde blood flow in the brachial and axillary arteries during routine radial arterial catheter flushing
    Glenn 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...
  53. ncbi Venous air embolism during endoscopic strip craniectomy for repair of craniosynostosis in infants
    J D Tobias
    Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Missouri, Columbia 65212, USA
    Anesthesiology 95:340-2. 2001
    Various studies have reported an incidence of venous air embolism (VAE) as high as 82.6% during surgical procedures for craniosynostosis...
  54. ncbi Angiographic and histological evaluation of porcine retinal vascular damage and protection with perfluorocarbons after massive air embolism
    J 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)...
  55. ncbi Paradoxical symptomatic air embolism after saline contrast transesophageal echocardiography
    Françoise Christin
    Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department, Hopital Edouard Herriot, Hospices Civils de Lyon, 69436 Lyon cedex 03, France
    Echocardiography 24:867-9. 2007
    We describe one case of paradoxical air embolism after contrast transesophageal echocardiography realized to detect a patent foramen ovale...
  56. ncbi Venous air embolism from central venous catheterization: a need for increased physician awareness
    E W Ely
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Crit Care Med 27:2113-7. 1999
    To 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 ..
  57. ncbi Iatrogenic cerebral air embolism: importance of an early hyperbaric oxygenation
    P 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. 2002
    To assess the relationship between the time period before hyperbaric oxygenation therapy (HBO) and clinical outcome in patients with iatrogenic cerebral air embolism.
  58. ncbi Percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy complicated by air embolism
    Blake 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
  59. ncbi Infant death due to air embolism from peripheral venous infusion
    Matthew 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...
  60. ncbi Air embolism detected during computed tomography fluoroscopically guided transthoracic needle biopsy
    Satoshi 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. 2008
    b>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...
  61. ncbi Cerebral arterial gas embolism following diagnostic bronchoscopy: delayed treatment with hyperbaric oxygen
    Chris 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...
  62. ncbi Cardiac air embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in a patient with blunt hepatic trauma
    Ismael Mohammedi
    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, France
    J Trauma 53:1170-2. 2002
  63. ncbi Iatrogenic paradoxical air embolism in pulmonary hypertension
    B W Holcomb
    Center for Lung Research, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Chest 119:1602-5. 2001
    Paradoxical 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...
  64. ncbi Systemic air embolism after lung trauma
    A 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...
  65. ncbi Comparison of two different extracorporeal circuits on cerebral embolization during cardiopulmonary bypass in children
    Rosendo 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)...
  66. ncbi Online automatic discrimination between solid and gaseous cerebral microemboli with the first multifrequency transcranial Doppler
    David 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...
  67. ncbi Gas embolism: an exceptional complication of radial arterial catheterization
    L 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...
  68. ncbi 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 region
    Hsueh Li Kuo
    Department of Radiology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, Tainan 70403, Taiwan
    Clin Imaging 34:53-6. 2010
    Systemic 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...
  69. ncbi Venous air embolism in deep brain stimulation
    Amanda 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...
  70. ncbi Air embolism during needle placement for CT-guided radiofrequency ablation of an unresectable metastatic lung lesion
    Tomohisa 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...
  71. ncbi Concomitant cerebral and coronary arterial gas emboli in a sport diver: a case report
    Richard 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...
  72. ncbi Fatal cerebral air embolism after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
    L Stabile
    Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 50:648-9. 2006
  73. ncbi Nonfatal systemic air embolism complicating percutaneous CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy: four cases from a single institution
    Takao Hiraki
    Department of Radiology, Okayama University Medical School, 2 5 1 Shikatacho, Okayama 700 8558, Japan
    Chest 132:684-90. 2007
    Systemic air embolism is recognized as a potentially fatal but extremely rare complication following percutaneous transthoracic needle biopsy...
  74. ncbi A case of spontaneous venous embolism with carbon dioxide during laparoscopic surgery in a pig
    Francesco 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...
  75. ncbi Xenon impairs neurocognitive and histologic outcome after cardiopulmonary bypass combined with cerebral air embolism in rats
    Bettina 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...
  76. ncbi Gas embolism following intraosseous medication application proven by post-mortem multislice computed tomography and autopsy
    Elke 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...
  77. pmc Coronary artery air embolism: a potentially fatal complication of CT-guided percutaneous lung biopsy
    H 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...
  78. ncbi Hepatic portal venous gas due to endoscopic sphincterotomy
    T 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...
  79. ncbi Hemodilution during venous gas embolization improves gas exchange, without altering V(A)/Q or pulmonary blood flow distributions
    S 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...
  80. ncbi 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
    ....
  81. ncbi Intracardiac air--the 'hospital killer' identified? Case reports and review of the literature
    Johan 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...
  82. ncbi Cerebral air embolism complicating cardiac ablation procedures
    D A Hinkle
    Department of Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Neurology 56:792-4. 2001
    Two patients with similar courses of neurologic impairment and subsequent recovery after cerebral air embolism complicating cardiac ablation procedures are described...
  83. ncbi Paradoxical air embolism during hepatic resection
    S Y Lee
    Department of Anesthesiology, Ajou University, School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea
    Br J Anaesth 88:136-8. 2002
    Systemic 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...
  84. ncbi Fatal scuba diving incident with massive gas embolism in cerebral and spinal arteries
    C 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...
  85. ncbi Echocardiographic diagnosis of air embolism associated with central venous catheter placement: case report and review of the literature
    Prasad Maddukuri
    Cardiovascular Imaging and Hemodynamic Laboratory, Division of Cardiology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Echocardiography 23:315-8. 2006
    Transthoracic 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 ..
  86. ncbi Lethal air embolism during cesarean delivery for placenta previa
    Mark A Kostash
    Department of Anesthesiology, Peter Lougheed Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Anesthesiology 96:753-4. 2002
  87. ncbi Successful management of air embolism-induced ventricular fibrillation in orthotopic liver transplantation
    Pei 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 ..
  88. ncbi Images in clinical medicine. Venous air embolism
    Antoine Cuvelier
    Rouen University Hospital, 76031 Rouen Cedex, France
    N Engl J Med 354:e26. 2006
  89. ncbi Recommendations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy of cerebral air embolism based on a mathematical model of bubble absorption
    F 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...
  90. ncbi Biliary metal stents and air embolism: a note of caution
    C 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 ..
  91. ncbi [Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (indications and uses)]
    G Cochard
    CHU Brest
    Ann Biol Clin (Paris) 61:207-11. 2003
  92. ncbi Effect of a short-acting NO donor on bubble formation from a saturation dive in pigs
    A 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...
  93. ncbi Monoplace hyperbaric chamber use of U.S. Navy Table 6: a 20-year experience
    L 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...
  94. ncbi Nitroglycerine: relief from the heartache of decompression sickness?
    Richard E Moon
    J Appl Physiol 101:1537-8. 2006
  95. ncbi Hawaiian deep treatments: efficacy and outcomes, 1983-2003
    R 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...
  96. ncbi The incidence of venous gas emboli in recreational diving
    R 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...
  97. ncbi Factors influencing neurologic outcome after neonatal cardiopulmonary bypass: what we can and cannot control
    Tain 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...
  98. ncbi Environmental insults: smoke inhalation, submersion, diving, and high altitude
    Dick 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...
  99. ncbi Scuba-diving injuries
    Neil Worf
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Emerg Med Serv 31:147-9. 2002
  100. ncbi A case of type 3 DCS with a radiologically normal spinal cord
    D 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...
  101. ncbi Effect of heliox, oxygen and air breathing on helium bubbles after heliox diving
    O 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...

Research Grants12

  1. Systemic Application for Injury Site Specific Delivery via Neutrophils to Treat B
    XUDONG 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...
  2. ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR HOME THERAPY
    Craig 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.
  3. ELECTROCHEMICAL OXYGEN CONCENTRATOR FOR HOME THERAPY
    BRADLEY 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.
  4. INNOVATIVE PUMPING SYSTEM
    YEHUDA 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 ..
  5. AUTOMATED PERFUSION SYSTEM FOR CARDIAC SURGERY
    Robert 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
  6. Activation of clotting & cell adhesion: gas embolism
    David M Eckmann; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..This work is the basis for neuroprotection in gas embolism-induced stroke, a persistent, growing health threat without treatment. ..
  7. Short-term mesenteric lymphatic adaptation to trauma-related intestinal edema
    Emily Wilson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..abstract_text> ..
  8. Development of a Novel Gas Embolotherapy Technique
    JOSEPH BULL; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..The proposed research is an essential first step in developing this potentially revolutionary technique. ..
  9. HYPOXIC PULMONARY VASOCANSTRICTION AND RED BLOOD CELLS
    Steven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ....
  10. Electrocorticographic Study of Categorical Phoneme Perception in the Human Tempor
    Edward Chang; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  11. Red Blood Cells, Nitric Oxide and Pulmonary Circulation
    Steven Deem; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..abstract_text> ..
  12. Using Team Simulation to Improve Error Disclosure to Patients and Safety Culture
    Thomas 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]..