Life saving positioning in patients with air embolism

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/597135
Title:
Life saving positioning in patients with air embolism
Authors:
M Kooblall, M; SJ Lane, SJ; Moloney, E
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/597135
Abstract:
Air embolism is an uncommon, but potentially catastrophic, event that occurs as a consequence of the entry of air into the vasculature. 1 The following illustrates such a case; an 82 year old lady, COPD with an FEV1 of 0.6 L (40%) was admitted following an exacerbation of her COPD. Her CXR showed a right sided density and her CT thorax confirmed a 4 x 3 cm mass in the right upper lobe. She was booked for a CT core biopsy. Patient was initially scanned in the prone position but was turned into the left lateral decubitus position as it was felt that this was a better access into the mass. Under aseptic technique and CT fluoroscopic guidance, core biopsy was obtained using an 18 gauge core biopsy needle. 3-4 samples were sent to pathology.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
RESPIRATION
Local subject classification:
AIR EMBOLISM; CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorM Kooblall, Men
dc.contributor.authorSJ Lane, SJen
dc.contributor.authorMoloney, Een
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T14:40:26Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-24T14:40:26Zen
dc.date.issued2015-12en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/597135en
dc.description.abstractAir embolism is an uncommon, but potentially catastrophic, event that occurs as a consequence of the entry of air into the vasculature. 1 The following illustrates such a case; an 82 year old lady, COPD with an FEV1 of 0.6 L (40%) was admitted following an exacerbation of her COPD. Her CXR showed a right sided density and her CT thorax confirmed a 4 x 3 cm mass in the right upper lobe. She was booked for a CT core biopsy. Patient was initially scanned in the prone position but was turned into the left lateral decubitus position as it was felt that this was a better access into the mass. Under aseptic technique and CT fluoroscopic guidance, core biopsy was obtained using an 18 gauge core biopsy needle. 3-4 samples were sent to pathology.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectRESPIRATIONen
dc.subject.otherAIR EMBOLISMen
dc.subject.otherCHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASEen
dc.titleLife saving positioning in patients with air embolismen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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