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Venous air embolism during surgery, especially cesarean delivery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18955777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Venous air embolism (VAE) is the entrapment of air or medical gases into the venous system causing symptoms and signs of pulmonary vessel obstruction. The incidence of VAE during cesarean delivery ranges from 10 to 97% depending on surgical position or diagnostic tools, with a potential for life-threatening events. We reviewed extensive literatures regarding VAE in detail and herein described VAE during surgery including cesarean delivery from background and history to treatment and prevention. It is intended that present work will improve the understanding of VAE during surgery.
Chang Seok Kim; Jia Liu; Ja-Young Kwon; Seo Kyung Shin; Ki Jun Kim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of Korean medical science     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1011-8934     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Korean Med. Sci.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-28     Completed Date:  2008-12-18     Revised Date:  2014-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703518     Medline TA:  J Korean Med Sci     Country:  Korea (South)    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  753-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, Obstetrical / adverse effects
Cesarean Section / adverse effects*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal / methods
Embolism, Air / diagnosis*,  prevention & control,  ultrasonography*
Intraoperative Complications / ultrasonography
Monitoring, Intraoperative / methods
Obstetrics / methods
Risk Factors
Ultrasonography, Doppler / methods

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