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Air embolism: a serious hazard of central venous catheter systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6491038     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central venous catheter systems are an important yet little recognised source of serious air embolism. Scrupulous care and vigilant observation of this equipment is necessary to prevent the severe cardio-respiratory and neurological sequelae which may occur. Air embolism following central venous catheterisation is one of the most serious complications of this procedure. We describe an unusual and hitherto unreported mechanism by which air accidentally entered the circulation; fortunately in this case there were no serious sequelae.
J L Peters; R Armstrong; R Bradford; J K Gelister
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Intensive care medicine     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0342-4642     ISO Abbreviation:  Intensive Care Med     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-12-14     Completed Date:  1984-12-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704851     Medline TA:  Intensive Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / etiology*
Jugular Veins

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