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Are Doppler-detected venous emboli during cesarean section air emboli?
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PMID:  2203279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The incidence of venous emboli during cesarean section was studied using simultaneous precordial ultrasonic Doppler monitoring and two-dimensional echocardiography. Forty-nine patients receiving either general or continuous epidural anesthesia in the horizontal position were monitored with both Doppler monitoring and echocardiography. There was excellent correlation between the embolic events detected by Doppler monitoring and by echocardiography (kappa value = 1). The incidence of venous emboli was 29% (14/49). The venous emboli detected by Doppler monitoring were indeed air emboli, not amniotic fluid or thromboemboli, as illustrated by their echocardiographic appearance.
J Fong; F Gadalla; M K Pierri; M Druzin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1990 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-10-01     Completed Date:  1990-10-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical Center, NY 10021.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Epidural
Anesthesia, General
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / etiology*
Erratum In:
Anesth Analg 1990 Nov;71(5):574

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