gastric aspiration

gastric aspiration

Critical care The flow of gastric content into the upper respiratory tract due to a ↓ antireflux reflex. See Aspiration pneumonia, Eight-hr rule, GERD.
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Upon diagnosis, patients with known gastric aspiration are treated with supplemental oxygen, use of a mechanical ventilator and antibiotics.
Also with decrease in gastric residual volume the risk of gastric aspiration reduces and the time of stay in intensive care units is reduced.
When subclinical events of gastric aspiration occur, it is described as "silent aspiration" or "microaspiration.
In group 3, the patients neither received dexamethasone nor underwent gastric aspiration.
Gastric aspiration or Mendelson's syndrome occurs when gastric acid comes into contact with the lungs due to the absence of a cough reflex (Ewart 2007).
This result might be different if other factors such as obesity, lung disease or increased risk of gastric aspiration are present.
The first, and somewhat common, is gastrointestinal; extensive vomiting, gastric aspiration, and congenital chloride-losing diarrhea.
On examination at her district hospital she was pale and oedematous, with a blood pressure of 190/111 mmHg; the fetal heart rate was 156/min, and gastric aspiration confirmed upper digestive bleeding.
Use of glucose testing of tracheal aspirates, (2,11) once proposed as a method for identification of gastric aspiration, is no longer recommended as a viable strategy.
In another study, (9) the supine position and the length of time the patient stayed in that position were risk factors for gastric aspiration.
Chest and skeletal radiographs are important, as are sputum and gastric aspiration.
One liquid culture (MGIT, Becton Dickinson) from a gastric aspiration obtained in April 1999 was positive for Mycobacteria in mid-June after 9 weeks of incubation.