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Venous Air Embolism: A Warning Not to Be Complacent-We Should Listen to the Drumbeat of History.
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PMID:  21799396     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Clinical Considerations Concerning Detection of Venous Air Embolism. By Maurice S. Albin, Robert G. Carroll, Joseph C. Maroon. Neurosurgery 1978; 3:380-84. Abstract used with permission from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, copyright 1978. ABSTRACT:: Venous air embolism during neurosurgical procedures (detected by Doppler ultrasound and aspiration via a right atrial catheter) was noted in 100 of 400 patients in the sitting position, 5 of 60 patients in the lateral position, 7 of 48 patients in the supine position, and 1 of 10 patients in the monitored prone position. We confirmed venous air embolism in many of these patients by using serial technetium-microaggregated albumin lung scans. Gravitational gradients from the venous portal of entrance to the right side of the heart were as small as 5.0 cm, with aspiration of 200 ml of air occurring. Doppler ultrasonic air bubble detection and aspiration through a previously inserted right atrial catheter are critical factors in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition.
Authors:
Maurice S Albin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-1175     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  1300217     Medline TA:  Anesthesiology     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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* Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama.
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