Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment
AbstractAir 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. With appropriate precautions and techniques it can be preventable. This article reviews the causes of air embolism, clinical management and prevention techniques. View Full-Text
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McCarthy, C.J.; Behravesh, S.; Naidu, S.G.; Oklu, R. Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment. J. Clin. Med. 2016, 5, 93.
McCarthy CJ, Behravesh S, Naidu SG, Oklu R. Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2016; 5(11):93.Chicago/Turabian Style
McCarthy, Colin J.; Behravesh, Sasan; Naidu, Sailendra G.; Oklu, Rahmi. 2016. "Air Embolism: Practical Tips for Prevention and Treatment." J. Clin. Med. 5, no. 11: 93.
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