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Synonyms for occlusion

closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

(meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft

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(dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed

the act of blocking

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Short series of upper limb acute arterial occlusions in 4 different etiologies and review of literature.
sup][12] We should be alert to treat patients with acute arterial occlusion of the extremities and to investigate the underlying cause of the embolism, including fungal vegetation from the involved heart valves as in the present case.
Cilioretinal arterial occlusion phenomenon: a rare cause of loss of vision in pregnancy.
Meanwhile, portable diagnostic 2MHz transcranial Doppler or transcranial color-coded duplex are standard equipment in many stroke units, even in developing countries, that can be used for detection of arterial occlusion as well as assessment of recanalization, emboli detection, collateralization of flow with extracranial internal carotid artery disease, alternating flow signals indicative of steal phenomenon.
It may be dusky, with digital or dermal mottling, which may extend proximally for a variable distance depending on the level of arterial occlusion.
DALLAS - The use of prophylactic arterial occlusion in cases of suspected placenta accreta improves the likelihood of uterine conservation and, when performed using postdelivery uterine artery embolization, also reduces operative morbidity, a retrospective chart study has shown.
2) Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to have some beneficial effects in cases of CRAO, but only if commenced within hours of the arterial occlusion.
Another concern with the use of tourniquet in the presence of calcified arteries is dislodgement of an atheromatous plaque therefore leading to distal arterial occlusion (Giannestras et al 1977).
Objective: We aimed to compare the postoperative complications in patient with acute lower extremity arterial occlusion who admitted in the late period in whom accompanying embolectomy and fasciotomy in the same session and fasciotomy following embolectomy were applied, because of development of compartment syndrome.
Further disease progression can result in critical limb ischemia (CLI) a severe condition associated with chronic pain, ulcers or gangrene due to severe arterial occlusion.
A comparison of the two MRI tests revealed evidence that many patients with a condition called proximal arterial occlusion (PAO), in which the proximal artery near the base of the brain is blocked, could be treated successfully with clot-busting drugs up to 24 hours after their first stroke symptoms, the researchers found.
The expert opined that if the arterial occlusion had been discovered earlier, more likely than not, the leg could have been saved, and that the failure of the nurses to appropriately monitor the decedent resulted in their failure to detect the arterial thrombosis at or near the time it occurred.