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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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.
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.
In that film, Paul Newman plays a plaintiff attorney who represents a woman in a medical negligence action based on gastric aspiration during general anesthesia.
In effect, the defense would say David's gastric aspiration during induction of anesthesia and his death were unfortunate but not preventable.
Gastric aspiration occurs when the contents of a patient's stomach pass through the esophagus and into the pharynx.
And when these exceptions apply, the anesthesiologist must prepare for and prevent gastric aspiration.
The anesthesiologist in this surgery recognized that several factors put David at increased risk for gastric aspiration during anesthesia.
These patients enter the trial with a diagnosis of pneumonia, gastric aspiration, smoke inhalation, near drowning, or direct lung trauma, as opposed to indirect ARDS, which is comprised mainly of sepsis patients.