gas embolism

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Synonyms for gas embolism

obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e

pain resulting from rapid change in pressure

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For arterial gas embolism, hyperbaric oxygen is the treatment of choice, as soon as cardiopulmonary stabilization has been achieved.
Iatrogenic gas embolism after use of hydrogen peroxide in the treatment of lung hydatid cyst: a report of 2 cases].
Portal vein gas embolism following oxygen peroxide enema.
Recommendations for hyperbaric oxygen therapy of cerebral arterial gas embolism based on a mathematical model of bubble absorption.
6 million grant (over 3 years) was made for support of research into Oxycyte's ability to treat/prevent organ damage from arterial gas embolism (AGE).
Systemic gas embolism during endobronchial laser treatment has been previously reported with poor outcomes and significant mortality.
Arterial gas embolism may occur as a complication of diving or certain medical procedures.
Cerebral and coronary gas embolism from the inhalation of pressurized helium.
It is utilized in the treatment of carbon monoxide and smoke inhalation and other conditions including air or gas embolism, crush injury, wound care, decompression sickness, blood loss, soft tissue infection, radiation tissue damage and thermal burns.
Current Alfred Hyperbaric Service treatment protocols create the possibility of a diver or severe gas embolism case with a pleural drainage catheter being treated at 4 ATA.
While gas embolism is a known complication of various invasive procedures, the consequences of gas microemboli, also known as microbubbles, are not well understood and are usually overlooked in daily practice.
In addition, the chamber interior is outfitted with a sink and toilet to provide the capability to conduct the extended-duration treatments that may be required for patients with DCS or gas embolism.
Death is common at cruise altitudes because the air is so thin that outside the pressurized portion of the fuselage, people can suffer nitrogen gas embolisms, known to sea divers as "the bends.
The therapy is used to treat a number of diseases including decompression illness from diving, air or gas embolisms and carbon monoxide poisoning.
In addition to treatment for the bends, the society includes the following uses as "proven," with the therapy used as an adjunct in most cases: osteoradionecrosis, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, gas embolisms, crush injuries, problem wounds, cyanide poisoning, cerebral edema and several hard-to-treat bone, fungal and soft-tissue infections.