[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Gas emboli, including venous and arterial, are a rare but important complication of pediatric cardiac surgery. They have the potential to have devastating consequences and require prompt recognition and treatment. We present a case of gas embolism occurring in the immediate postoperative period in an infant with cyanotic congenital heart disease after palliative cardiac surgery resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. The embolism was diagnosed by visualization of air within the vessel creating an airlock and occluding pulmonary blood flow.
Case reports in anesthesiology. 01/2012; 2012:208430.
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Known by the proprietary name Diprivan or its generic name propofol, this anesthetic drug is among the most widely used sedatives in the United States. Propofol has a unique pharmacologic profile, making it an ideal drug for use in plastic surgery nursing. Propofol is utilized as an anesthetic induction agent and sedative during many plastic surgeries. This article explores indications, pharmacokinetics, adverse effects, and potential abuse of propofol.
Plastic surgical nursing: official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses 30(1):29-31; quiz 32-3.