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Avoiding the use of helmet continuous positive airway pressure after surgery on thoracic aorta.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20551196     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spinal cord ischaemia remains a major problem after surgery of the thoracic aorta. Early detection and avoidance of systemic hypotension can prevent permanent neurological damage. We report a rare case that developed a temporary paraplegia postoperatively, associated with the use of helmet continuous positive airway pressure.
Saina Attaran; Mark Field; Michael Desmond; Manoj Kuduvalli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-19     Completed Date:  2010-12-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  378-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Liverpool L14 3PE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / radiography,  surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic / radiography,  surgery*
Aortography / methods
Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation*
Chronic Disease
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Equipment Design
Intracranial Hypertension / etiology,  physiopathology
Intracranial Pressure
Paraplegia / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Treatment Outcome

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