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Air Embolism (Gas Embolism) Summary

Description: Blocking of a blood vessel by air bubbles that enter the circulatory system, usually after TRAUMA; surgical procedures, or changes in atmospheric pressure.

Also Known As: Gas Embolism; Embolism, Air; Air Embolisms; Embolisms, Air; Embolisms, Gas Show All >>

Networked: 1393 relevant articles (39 outcomes, 52 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Air Embolism

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Oxygen : 5 outcomes 4 studies in 125 results : IBA
  2. Carbon Dioxide : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 79 results : IBA
  3. Hydrogen Peroxide (Hydroperoxide) : 2 outcomes in 39 results : FDA 1 Generic
  4. Nitrogen : 1 outcome 2 studies in 23 results : IBA
  5. Nitric Oxide (Nitrogen Monoxide) : 1 outcome 1 study in 5 results : FDA 1
  6. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 1 outcome in 11 results : FDA 168 Generic
  7. Emulsions : 1 outcome in 8 results : IBA
  8. Plastics : 1 outcome in 7 results : IBA
  9. Serotonin (5 Hydroxytryptamine) : 1 outcome in 4 results : IBA
  10. Technetium (Technetium 99m) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Air Embolism

  1. Hemorrhage
  2. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Poisoning, Carbon Monoxide)
  3. Brain Neoplasms (Brain Tumor)
  4. Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
  5. Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest)
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Key Therapies for Air Embolism

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  1. Catheters : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 241 results
  2. Decompression : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 60 results
  3. Hyperbaric Oxygenation : 3 outcomes 1 study in 66 results
  4. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients) : 3 outcomes in 5 results
  5. Cardiopulmonary Bypass (Heart-Lung Bypass) : 2 outcomes 5 studies in 63 results
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