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    Size of Sclerosing Foams Prepared by Ultrasound, Mechanical Agitation, and the Handmade Tessari Method for Treatment of Varicose Veins.
    J Ultrasound Med 2017 Mar 27;36(3):649-658. Epub 2017 Jan 27.
    Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
    Objectives: Sclerotherapy is a therapeutic method used in the treatment of varicose veins and works by occluding damaged blood vessels with a chemical solution. Foam sclerotherapy is an attractive treatment because the results are more effective than those obtained by using liquid sclerosants. However, serious neurologic complications, which are likely related to air embolism, have been reported after treatment with foams generated by the handmade method (Tessari technique) most often used clinically. Read More

    Pulmonary Air Embolism: An Infrequent Complication in the Radiology Suite.
    Am J Case Rep 2017 Jan 24;18:80-84. Epub 2017 Jan 24.
    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA.
    BACKGROUND Air embolism can occur in a number of medical-surgical situations. Venous air embolism is frequently lethal when a substantial amount enters the venous circulation rapidly and can lead to significant morbidity if crossover to the systemic arterial circulation occurs. The diagnosis of massive air embolism is usually made on clinical grounds by the development of abrupt hemodynamic compromise. Read More

    The Homburg lung - efficacy and safety of a minimal-invasive pump-driven device for veno-venous extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal.
    ASAIO J 2017 Jan 19. Epub 2017 Jan 19.
    * Department of Internal Medicine V - Pneumology, Allergology and Critical Care Medicine, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany † Department of Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Perfusion, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany ‡ Maquet Clinical Concepts, MaquetGetinge Group, Rastatt, Germany § Department of Anaesthesiology, University Hospital of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany ¶ Kliniken Maria Hilf, Division of Cardiology, Electrophysiology and Critical Care Medicine, Mönchengladbach, Germany.
    Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) is increasingly considered a viable therapeutic approach in the management of hypercapnic lung failure in order to avoid intubation or to allow lung-protective ventilator settings. This study aimed to analyze efficacy and safety of a minimal-invasive ECCO2R device, the Homburg lung. The Homburg lung is a pump-driven system for veno-venous ECCO2R with ¼" tubing and a 0. Read More

    Totally Implantable Venous Access Devices: A Review of Complications and Management Strategies.
    Am J Clin Oncol 2017 Feb;40(1):94-105
    *Surgical Outcomes Analysis & Research †Department of Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
    Objective: Totally implantable venous access devices (portacaths, or "ports"), are widely used for intermittent central venous access especially for cancer patients. Although ports have a superior safety margin compared with other long-term venous access devices, there are a number of complications associated with their use.

    Methods: This is a narrative review. Read More

    Venous Air Embolism during Hysteroscopic Myomectomy: An Analysis of 7 Cases.
    Gynecol Obstet Invest 2017 Jan 4. Epub 2017 Jan 4.
    Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, KU Leuven, Department of Anesthesiology, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
    Venous air embolism (VAE) is a rare but potentially fatal complication of hysteroscopic myomectomy. The symptoms of VAE range from mild and clinically insignificant to complete cardiovascular collapse during surgery. Anesthesiologists and surgeons should be aware of the clinical characteristics and predisposing factors of this possible adverse event. Read More

    Cardiac Arrest as a Consequence of Air Embolism: A Case Report and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Med 2016 27;2016:8236845. Epub 2016 Nov 27.
    Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, USA.
    Air embolism is an infrequent but potentially catastrophic complication. It could be a complication of invasive procedures including surgery, central line placement, positive pressure ventilation, trauma, hemodialysis, pacemaker placement, cardiac ablation, and decompression sickness. Usually, it does not cause any hemodynamic complication. Read More

    Use of Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Management of Massive Air Embolism During Hysteroscopic Metroplasty.
    J Extra Corpor Technol 2016 Dec;48(4):198-200
    Namazee Teaching Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.
    The patient was a 32-year-old woman who presented with infertility secondary to uterine didelphys. Hysteroscopic metroplasty was chosen as the corrective surgical procedure for this anatomical defect. During the surgical repair, the patient developed a massive air embolism (MAE) leading to hypotension, arrhythmia, and cardiogenic shock. Read More

    The semisitting position: analysis of the risks and surgical outcomes in a contemporary series of 425 adult patients undergoing cranial surgery.
    J Neurosurg 2016 Dec 16:1-10. Epub 2016 Dec 16.
    Department of Neurosurgery.
    OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to analyze the incidence of the primary complications related to positioning or surgery and their impact on neurological outcome in a consecutive series of patients undergoing elective surgery in the semisitting position. METHODS The authors prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed data from adult patients undergoing elective surgery in the semisitting position for a cranial disease. Patients were managed perioperatively according to a standard institutional protocol, a standardized stepwise positioning, and surgical maneuvers to decrease the risk of venous air embolism (VAE) and other complications. Read More

    Venous and arterial air embolism: a rare phenomenon with fatal consequences.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Dec 5;2016. Epub 2016 Dec 5.
    Department of Internal Medicine, St Mary's Hospital, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA.
    Air embolism is often an iatrogenic complication which may occur in venous or arterial circulation depending on the port of entry. We present two cases in which air embolism occurred in venous and arterial circulation after contrast medium injection (CMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, respectively. In one case, accumulation of air bubbles was observed in the pulmonary artery after CMI. Read More

    Fontan Fenestration Closure Prior to Posterior Spinal Fusion in Patients With Single-Ventricle Heart Disease.
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2016 Dec;41(23):E1425-E1428
    The Heart Center, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children; University of Central Florida School of Medicine (MCS, DN, CF); Division of Cardiac Anesthesia, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (HMM, DF); and Division of Orthopedic Surgery, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (JP, RDK).
    Study Design: Case series.

    Objective: To describe transcatheter closure of the Fontan fenestration prior to posterior spinal fusion in two children to prevent paradoxical venous air embolism during the operation.

    Summary Of Background Data: Scoliosis is common among patients with single-ventricle congenital heart disease who have undergone Fontan operation and spinal surgery can offer physiologic benefits. Read More

    Two Cardiac Arrests Because of Venous Air Embolism During Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography: A Case Report.
    A A Case Rep 2017 Feb;8(3):47-50
    From the Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Toledo College of Medicine, Toledo, Ohio.
    Venous air embolism is a rare but potentially catastrophic complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We report 2 cases of venous air embolism and subsequent cardiac arrests. During resuscitation efforts, a transesophageal echocardiogram was placed, which demonstrated significant air in the right heart. Read More

    Venous air embolism in the sitting position in cranial neurosurgery: incidence and severity according to the used monitoring.
    Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2017 Feb 28;159(2):339-346. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
    Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Medical School Hannover (OE8050), Carl-Neuberg-Straße 1, 30625, Hannover, Germany.
    Background: There is an ongoing debate about the sitting position (SP) in neurosurgical patients. The SP provides a number of advantages as well as severe complications such as commonly concerning venous air embolism (VAE). The best monitoring system for the detection of VAE is still controversial. Read More

    [Massive cerebral air embolism following endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A case report and review of the literature].
    Rev Neurol 2016 Dec;63(11):497-500
    Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander, Espana.
    Introduction: Cerebral air embolism following endoscopic processes is an infrequent complication, but can have catastrophic consequences.

    Case Report: An 85-year-old male diagnosed with distal cholangiocarcinoma with criteria for unresectability who was submitted to placement of a biliary drainage prosthesis. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography was performed to change the prosthesis. Read More

    Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Hemodialysis Emergencies.
    Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2017 Feb 9;12(2):357-369. Epub 2016 Nov 9.
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama
    Given the high comorbidity in patients on hemodialysis and the complexity of the dialysis treatment, it is remarkable how rarely a life-threatening complication occurs during dialysis. The low rate of dialysis emergencies can be attributed to numerous safety features in modern dialysis machines; meticulous treatment and testing of the dialysate solution to prevent exposure to trace elements, toxins, and pathogens; adherence to detailed treatment protocols; and extensive training of dialysis staff to handle medical emergencies. Most hemodialysis emergencies can be attributed to human error. Read More

    Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment.
    J Clin Med 2016 Oct 31;5(11). Epub 2016 Oct 31.
    Mayo Clinic Arizona, Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA.
    Air embolism is a rarely encountered but much dreaded complication of surgical procedures that can cause serious harm, including death. Cases that involve the use of endovascular techniques have a higher risk of air embolism; therefore, a heightened awareness of this complication is warranted. In particular, central venous catheters and arterial catheters that are often placed and removed in most hospitals by a variety of medical practitioners are at especially high risk for air embolism. Read More

    Dobutamine stress echocardiography resulting in acute gastric dilatation and pneumoporta.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2016 Nov 7;98(8):e157-e159. Epub 2016 Jul 7.
    Musgrove Park Hospital , Taunton , UK.
    Acute gastric dilatation is a rare cause of gas within the hepatic portal vein, but one that is important to recognise as prompt decompression via a nasogastric tube is usually successful in resolving the situation. We report the rare case of a 68-year-old man with spontaneous acute gastric dilatation 50 minutes after a dobutamine stress echo that resulted in pneumoporta. The patient had a Nissen's fundoplication 18 months previously; patients with previous antireflux surgery or who have a degree of gastric outlet obstruction may be at increased risk of this unusual condition. Read More

    Environmental and Genetic Risk Factors Associated with Venous Thromboembolism.
    Semin Thromb Hemost 2016 Nov 20;42(8):808-820. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Center for Vascular Emergencies, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and a combination of environmental and genetic risk factors contributes to VTE risk. Within environmental risk factors, some are provoking (e.g. Read More

    [Injuries to blood vessels near the heart caused by central venous catheters].
    Anaesthesist 2016 Nov;65(11):866-871
    Bodensee Medizin Campus, Klinik für Anästhesie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin und Schmerztherapie, Röntgenstraße 2, 88048, Friedrichshafen, Deutschland.
    Injuries to blood vessels near the heart can quickly become life-threatening and include arterial injuries during central venous puncture, which can lead to hemorrhagic shock. We report 6 patients in whom injury to the subclavian artery and vein led to life-threatening complications. Central venous catheters are associated with a multitude of risks, such as venous thrombosis, air embolism, systemic or local infections, paresthesia, hemothorax, pneumothorax, and cervical hematoma, which are not always immediately discernible. Read More

    Fatal Cerebral Air Embolism: A Case Series and Literature Review.
    Case Rep Crit Care 2016 21;2016:3425321. Epub 2016 Aug 21.
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Affiliated to Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 1650 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10457, USA.
    Cerebral air embolism (CAE) is an infrequently reported complication of routine medical procedures. We present two cases of CAE. The first patient was a 55-year-old male presenting with vomiting and loss of consciousness one day after his hemodialysis session. Read More

    Recurrence of Neurological Deficits in an F/A-18D Pilot Following Loss of Cabin Pressure at Altitude.
    Aerosp Med Hum Perform 2016 Aug;87(8):740-4
    Department of Emergency and Hyperbaric Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.
    Introduction: Supersonic, high altitude aviation places its pilots and aircrew in complex environments, which may lead to injury that is not easily diagnosed or simply treated. Decompression illness (either venous or arterial) and environmental conditions (e.g. Read More

    The Inter-Mammary Sticky Roll: A Novel Technique for Securing a Doppler Ultrasonic Probe to the Precordium for Venous Air Embolism Detection.
    Cureus 2016 Aug 1;8(8):e719. Epub 2016 Aug 1.
    Department of Anesthesiology, University of California, San Diego.
    Venous air embolism is a devastating and potentially life-threatening complication that can occur during neurosurgical procedures. We report the development and use of the "inter-mammary sticky roll," a technique to reliably secure a precordial Doppler ultrasonic probe to the chest wall during neurosurgical cases that require lateral decubitus positioning. We have found that this noninvasive technique is safe, and effectively facilitates a constant Doppler signal with no additional risk to the patient. Read More

    Simple handling of venous air embolism during abdominal myomectomy.
    Braz J Anesthesiol 2016 Sep-Oct;66(5):549-50. Epub 2014 Jun 7.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Konya Education and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey.
    We report a case of venous air embolism during abdominal myomectomy. Although true incidence of venous air embolism is not known, in literature most of reported cases are belongs to sitting position craniotomies. Many of those are subclinical, and diagnostic methods have varying degrees of sensitivity and specificity. Read More

    A unique case of venous air embolus with survival.
    J Surg Case Rep 2016 Sep 1;2016(9). Epub 2016 Sep 1.
    Memorial Regional Hospital, Division of Acute Care Surgery and Trauma, 3501 Johnson Street, Hollywood, FL 33021, USA.
    Venous air embolus (VAE) occurs when gas, specifically atmospheric air, enters into the vascular system. Although rare, they can be fatal due to risk of cardiovascular collapse. In this report, we present a unique case of a 66-year-old female trauma patient with an inferior vena cava air embolism. Read More

    Severe Venous Air Embolism Related to Positioning in Posterior Cranial Fossa Surgery in Siriraj Hospital.
    J Med Assoc Thai 2016 May;99(5):511-6
    Background: Posterior cranial fossa surgery is commonly performed under sitting and horizontal position in our institution. Venous air embolism is a potentially serious complication of neurosurgery especially in the sitting position.

    Objective: We aim to compare the incidence of severe venous air embolism and other complications of both positions. Read More

    Potential impact of oxygenators with venous air trap on air embolism in veno-arterial extracorporeal life support.
    Technol Health Care 2016 Jul 29. Epub 2016 Jul 29.
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Munich, Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich, Germany.
    Background: Air embolism is a potentially fatal but underrecognized complication in Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS). Oxygenators containing venous air traps have been developed to minimize the risk of air embolism in daily care.

    Objective: We reproduced air embolism as occurring via a central venous catheter in an experimental setting to test the potential of oxygenators with and without venous bubble trap (VBT) to withhold air. Read More

    Contemporary analysis of the intraoperative and perioperative complications of neurosurgical procedures performed in the sitting position.
    J Neurosurg 2016 Aug 5:1-7. Epub 2016 Aug 5.
    Departments of 1 Neurologic Surgery and.
    OBJECTIVE Historically, performing neurosurgery with the patient in the sitting position offered advantages such as improved visualization and gravity-assisted retraction. However, this position fell out of favor at many centers due to the perceived risk of venous air embolism (VAE) and other position-related complications. Some neurosurgical centers continue to perform sitting-position cases in select patients, often using modern monitoring techniques that may improve procedural safety. Read More

    Air embolism following removal of hemodialysis catheter.
    Hemodial Int 2017 Jan 25;21(1):29-34. Epub 2016 Jul 25.
    Department of Nephrology, Sisli Hamidiye Etfal Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Introduction: Air embolism (AE) is a rare, but serious complication that can occur in the practice of hemodialysis. In contrast to careful techniques and meticulous care during insertions and manipulations of the central catheters, awareness of the risk of AE following catheter removal is less. We aimed to analyze the clinical characteristics of the all case reports with AE after catheter removal and summarize the mechanisms, clinical consequences, treatment and prevention of AE. Read More

    Paradoxical cerebral air embolism causing large vessel occlusion treated with endovascular aspiration.
    J Neurointerv Surg 2016 Jul 25. Epub 2016 Jul 25.
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
    Cerebral air embolism is a dreaded complication of invasive medical procedures. The mainstay of therapy for patients with cerebral air embolism has been hyperbaric oxygen therapy, high flow oxygen therapy, and anticonvulsants. We present a novel therapeutic approach for treatment of cerebral air embolism causing large vessel occlusion, using endovascular aspiration. Read More

    Proposed pathophysiologic framework to explain some excess cardiovascular death associated with ambient air particle pollution: Insights for public health translation.
    Biochim Biophys Acta 2016 Dec 22;1860(12):2869-79. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
    Environmental Public Health Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Electronic address:
    The paper proposes a pathophysiologic framework to explain the well-established epidemiological association between exposure to ambient air particle pollution and premature cardiovascular mortality, and offers insights into public health solutions that extend beyond regulatory environmental protections to actions that can be taken by individuals, public health officials, healthcare professionals, city and regional planners, local and state governmental officials and all those who possess the capacity to improve cardiovascular health within the population. The foundation of the framework rests on the contribution of traditional cardiovascular risk factors acting alone and in concert with long-term exposures to air pollutants to create a conditional susceptibility for clinical vascular events, such as myocardial ischemia and infarction; stroke and lethal ventricular arrhythmias. The conceptual framework focuses on the fact that short-term exposures to ambient air particulate matter (PM) are associated with vascular thrombosis (acute coronary syndrome, stroke, deep venous thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism) and electrical dysfunction (ventricular arrhythmia); and that individuals having prevalent heart disease are at greatest risk. Read More

    Venous air embolus during prone cervical spine fusion: case report.
    J Neurosurg Spine 2016 Dec 22;25(6):681-684. Epub 2016 Jul 22.
    Departments of 1 Neurological Surgery and.
    Venous air embolism (VAE) is a known neurosurgical complication classically and most frequently occurring in patients undergoing posterior cranial fossa or cervical spine surgery in a sitting or semi-sitting position. The authors present a case of VAE that occurred during posterior cervical spine surgery in a patient in the prone position, a rare intraoperative complication. The patient was a 65-year-old man who was undergoing a C1-2 fusion for a nonunion of a Type II dens fracture and developed a VAE. Read More

    Paradoxical cerebral air embolism causing large vessel occlusion treated with endovascular aspiration.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Jul 18;2016. Epub 2016 Jul 18.
    Division of Neurosurgery, University of Missouri Columbia School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri, USA.
    Cerebral air embolism is a dreaded complication of invasive medical procedures. The mainstay of therapy for patients with cerebral air embolism has been hyperbaric oxygen therapy, high flow oxygen therapy, and anticonvulsants. We present a novel therapeutic approach for treatment of cerebral air embolism causing large vessel occlusion, using endovascular aspiration. Read More

    Delayed hepatobiliary injury in a decompression sickness patient after scuba diving: case report.
    Undersea Hyperb Med 2016 May-Jun;43(3):257-64
    We report here the first case of liver injury in a 51-year-old man following a dive to a depth of 40 meters. He presented with typical neurological symptoms affecting the lower limbs. Five days later, he experienced delayed abdominal pain, followed by rapidly progressive liver and adjacent organ injury due to air emboli in the intrahepatic portal vein. Read More

    349 Safety of the Sitting Cervical Position for Elective Spine Surgery.
    Neurosurgery 2016 Aug;63 Suppl 1:203
    Introduction: The sitting cervical position affords advantages over prone positioning for elective posterior cervical decompression and fusion. A potential disadvantage is the risk for venous air embolism.

    Methods: We retrospectively identified all adult elective posterior cervical surgeries at our institution between 2009 and January 2014. Read More

    Seizures in the peripartum period: Epidemiology, diagnosis and management.
    Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med 2016 Oct 5;35 Suppl 1:S13-S21. Epub 2016 Jul 5.
    Department of anesthesiology and pain medicine, Caremeau university hospital, place du Pr.-Debré, 30029 Nîmes cedex 09, France; Research group EA2992, Montpellier-Nîmes university, Nîmes, France.
    The occurrence of seizures in the peripartum period is a rare but particularly challenging situation. Seizures in the peripartum period could result from three categories of conditions: first and most frequent is the exacerbation of a known pre-existing seizure disorder, mainly epilepsy. A therapeutic evaluation is needed; second is the new onset of seizures due to a non-pregnancy-related problem. Read More

    Reduction of Serious Adverse Events Demanding Study Exclusion in Model Development: Extracorporeal Life Support Resuscitation of Ventricular Fibrillation Cardiac Arrest in Rats.
    Shock 2016 Dec;46(6):704-712
    *Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria †Department of Biomedical Research, Medical University of Vienna, Wien, Austria ‡Department of Pathobiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Wien, Austria §II. Med. Department Cardiology, Hanusch Hospital, Wien, Austria.
    Extracorporeal life support is a promising concept for selected patients in refractory cardiogenic shock and for advanced life support of persistent ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest. Animal models of ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest could help to investigate new treatment strategies for successful resuscitation. Associated procedural pitfalls in establishing a rat model of extracorporeal life support resuscitation need to be replaced, refined, reduced, and reported. Read More

    Worsening Hypoxemia in the Face of Increasing PEEP: A Case of Large Pulmonary Embolism in the Setting of Intracardiac Shunt.
    Am J Case Rep 2016 Jul 5;17:454-8. Epub 2016 Jul 5.
    Department of Internal Medicine, Health Science Center, Stony Brook University Hopsital, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
    BACKGROUND Patent foramen ovale (PFO) are common, normally resulting in a left-to-right shunt or no net shunting. Pulmonary embolism (PE) can cause sustained increased pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR) and right atrial pressure. Increasing positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) improves oxygenation at the expense of increasing intrathoracic pressures (ITP). Read More

    Perianesthetic Mortality in Domestic Animals: A Retrospective Study of Postmortem Lesions and Review of Autopsy Procedures.
    Vet Pathol 2016 Sep 1;53(5):1078-86. Epub 2016 Jul 1.
    Animal Health Laboratory, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, Canada
    Autopsy of animals that die in the perianesthetic period allows identification of anesthetic and surgical complications as well as preexisting disease conditions that may have contributed to mortality. In most studies to date investigating perianesthetic mortality in animals, inclusion of autopsy data is very limited. This retrospective study evaluated autopsy findings in 221 cases of perianesthetic death submitted to a veterinary diagnostic laboratory from primary care and referral hospitals. Read More

    Air travel-related symptomatic deep venous thrombosis in cruise ship passengers.
    Int Marit Health 2016 ;67(2):66-71
    Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy Department, St. Alexander Hospital, Kielce, Poland.
    Background: Long air travel is a risk factor for deep venous thrombosis (DVT). The aim of the study was to report the occurrence of symptomatic DVT cases in cruise ship passengers after long haul flights and to discuss applied diagnostic methods.

    Materials And Methods: A retrospective analysis of medical records of adult patients diagnosed with DVT in medical facility of the passenger ship was performed. Read More

    In Vivo Porcine Model of Venous Air Embolism During Pars Plana Vitrectomy.
    Am J Ophthalmol 2016 Nov 25;171:139-144. Epub 2016 Jun 25.
    Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida; Ophthalmic Biophysics Center, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.
    Purpose: Venous air embolism (VAE) during pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) can occur owing to improper positioning of the infusion cannula in the suprachoroidal space and may lead to sudden compromise of cardiac circulation and death. This was an in vivo demonstration of fatal VAE during PPV to show that air can travel from the suprachoroidal space into the central circulation.

    Design: Experimental in vivo surgical study on porcine eyes. Read More

    Bubbles in the Heart: A Case of Venous Air Thromboembolism.
    Respir Med Case Rep 2016 20;18:58-61. Epub 2016 Apr 20.
    St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, Academic Internal Medicine, Reichert Health Center, 5333 McAuley Drive, Suite R-4001, Ypsilanti, MI, 48197, United States.
    Introduction: Venous air embolism (VAE) due to central venous catheter (CVC) placement is a rare but preventable complication which is potentially fatal. We describe a case highlighting unique patient characteristics which increase the risk of developing VAE.

    Case Description: A sixty-year-old gentleman was admitted to the hospital with dyspnea and altered mental status. Read More

    Idiopathic Pneumatosis Intestinalis Requiring Decompressive Laparotomy.
    Conn Med 2016 May;80(5):301-4
    Introduction: Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) and hepatic portal venous gas (HPVG) are radiographic signs of questionable bowel ischemia. Pneumatosis intestinalis can be associated with possible benign conditions such as obstructive airway disease. We present a patient who demonstrated clinical signs of overt sepsis with corresponding radiological findings of PI and HPVG concering for possible small or large bowel ischemia. Read More

    First clinical experience using a novel high-resolution electroanatomical mapping system for left atrial ablation procedures.
    Clin Res Cardiol 2016 Dec 11;105(12):992-1002. Epub 2016 Jun 11.
    Department of Cardiology, Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Lohmühlenstraße 5, 20099, Hamburg, Germany.
    Background: The Rhythmia mapping system was recently launched and allows for rapid ultra-high-resolution electroanatomical mapping. We evaluated the feasibility, acute efficacy and safety of this novel system for ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and left atrial (LA) tachycardia (AT).

    Methods And Results: A total of 35 consecutive patients (age 64. Read More

    Perioperative problems in patients with brainstem tumors and their influence on patient outcome.
    J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2016 Apr-Jun;32(2):172-6
    Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
    Background And Aims: Patients with brainstem tumors have many associated systemic abnormalities and are prone to develop perioperative complications. We studied the problems associated with brainstem tumors and their influence on the postoperative neurological outcome.

    Material And Methods: Retrospective review of records of patients who underwent surgery for brainstem tumors over a period of 8 years was done. Read More

    Echocardiographic evaluation of intracardiac venous gas emboli following in-water recompression.
    Undersea Hyperb Med 2016 Mar-Apr;43(2):103-12
    Decompression sickness is a potentially fatal illness. Optimal treatment is dry recompression with hyperbaric oxygen. In-water recompression (IWR) offers expedited treatment but has insufficient evidence to recommend it as a treatment option. Read More

    Cerebral Venous Air Embolism Secondary to Mesenteric Infarction.
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 2016 May;75(5):133-6
    University of Hawai'i Internal Medicine Residency Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai'i, Honolulu, HI.
    Cerebral air embolism is a rare, yet potentially fatal condition. We present a case of retrograde cerebral venous air emboli arising from the hepatic portal venous system, secondary to a mesenteric infarction. A 69-year-old man with a history of gastrointestinal amyloidosis presented with fever and lethargy. Read More

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