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aspiration

 [as″pĭ-ra´shun]
inhalation of some foreign material; aspiration of vomitus, blood, or mucus may occur when a person is unconscious or under the effects of a general anesthetic, and can be avoided by keeping the head turned to the side and removing all such foreign material from the air passages.
A, Types of aspiration. A, Aspiration before swallow caused by reduced tongue control. B, Aspiration before swallow caused by absent swallow response. C, Aspiration during swallow caused by reduced laryngeal closure. D Aspiration after swallow caused by pooled material in pyriform sinuses overflowing into airway. From Logemann J: Evaluation and Treatment of Swallowing Disorders, San Diego, College-Hill Press, 1983.
withdrawal of fluid by an aspirator; the method is widely used in hospitals, especially during surgery, to drain the area of the body being operated on and keep it clear of excess blood and other fluids to facilitate visualization of the surgical field. Sometimes after extensive surgery, suction drainage under the skin is used to speed the healing process.
meconium aspiration inhalation of meconium by the fetus or newborn, which may result in atelectasis, emphysema, pneumothorax, or pneumonia.
risk for aspiration a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as a state in which an individual is at risk for entry of gastric secretions, oropharyngeal secretions, solids, or fluids into the tracheobronchial passage.
vacuum aspiration a form of induced abortion in which the uterine contents are removed by application of a vacuum through a hollow curet or a cannula introduced into the uterus.

vacuum aspiration

n.
A method of abortion performed during the first trimester of pregnancy in which the contents of the uterus are withdrawn through a narrow tube. Also called suction curettage, vacuum curettage.

vacuum aspiration

[vak′yo̅o̅·əm]
Etymology: L, vacuus, empty, aspirare, to breathe upon
a method of removing tissues from the uterus by suction for diagnostic purposes or to remove elements of conception. With the patient under local or light general anesthesia, the cervix is dilated, and the uterus is emptied with suction. Postoperative care includes the close observation of vital signs for symptoms of blood loss. Also called suction curettage. Compare dilation and curettage. See also elective abortion, therapeutic abortion.

vacuum aspiration

Evacuation of the contents of the uterus by a curet or catheter attached to a suction apparatus. The procedure is performed before the 12th week of gestation. It is the most common form of surgical abortion. Synonym: suction aspiration
See also: aspiration
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All advanced midwives should have the knowledge and skills to perform vacuum deliveries, manual vacuum aspiration for incomplete miscarriages and manual removal of the placenta.
A comparison of the costs of manual vacuum aspiration (MVA) and evacuation and curettage (E and C) in the treatment of early incomplete abortions in Kenya.
However, no study has been large enough to assess whether cervical preparation with misoprostol is associated with reduced rates of immediate and delayed complications of vacuum aspiration for first-trimester surgical abortion," the researchers said (Lancet 2012 March 8 [doi: 10.
Thus, every vacuum aspiration abortion performed before published animal studies validate its safety is a violation of Nuremberg Code.
The World Health Organization's recommendations for ensuring that safe abortion is available to the extent allowed by law include training providers about safe and aseptic abortion practice, ensuring the availability of needed equipment and supplies, and promoting the use of the safest methods for first-trimester abortions, including medical abortion and manual vacuum aspiration.
Participants in the study, which was conducted at universities in Florida, New York and Pennsylvania in 2002-2004, were randomly assigned to receive medical treatment or vacuum aspiration.
Consists of manual vacuum aspiration following cervical dilation induced by misoprostrol.
3) I could not find references associating arteriospasms with vacuum aspiration.
Some methods of abortion in Britain include the RU486 abortion pill - this can result in the woman aborting in the loneliness of her own home - vacuum aspiration (suction abortion) and D&E and D&C abortions.
Before the introduction of RU486, the only option for women in early weeks of pregnancy was vacuum aspiration.
According to PRI, this was done by providing all kinds of "reproductive health" supplies including the equipment for the abortion technique known as Manual Vacuum Aspiration (MVA).
Within the first 12 weeks of gestation, when most terminations are carried out, vacuum aspiration is the most commonly used method in the developed world.