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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.

as·pi·ra·tion

(as'pi-rā'shŭn),
1. Removal, by suction, of a gas, fluid, or tissue from a body cavity or organ from unusual accumulations, or from a container.
2. The inspiratory sucking into the airways of fluid or any foreign material, especially gastric contents or food.
3. A surgical technique for cataract, requiring a small corneal incision, severance of the lens capsule, fragmentation of the lens material, and removal with a needle.
[L. aspiratio, fr. aspiro, to breathe on]

aspiration

(ăs′pə-rā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The act of breathing in; inhalation.
b. The act of drawing something, as liquid or a foreign object, into the respiratory tract when taking a breath.
2. Medicine The process of removing fluids or gases from the body with a suction device.

aspiration

1. Aspiration.
2. The withdrawal of fluid from a body cavity or a mass–eg a cyst with a needle and a syringe by suction or siphonage, such as a syringe. See Gastric aspiration, Paracentesis.

as·pi·ra·tion

(aspir-āshŭn)
1. Removal, by suction, of a gas or fluid from a body cavity, from unusual accumulations, or from a container.
2. Inhalation into the airways of fluid or foreign body (e.g., vomitus, food, fluid).
3. A surgical technique for treatment of cataract, requiring a small corneal incision, severance of the lens capsule, fragmentation of the lens material, and removal with a needle.
[L. aspiratio, fr. aspiro, to breathe on]

aspiration

Drawing out of fluid by suction, usually by syringe and needle, but sometimes by mouth or pump suction through a plastic or rubber tube.

Aspiration

When solids or liquids that should be swallowed into the stomach are instead breathed into the respiratory system, or when substances from the outside environment are accidentally breathed into the lungs.

as·pi·ra·tion

(aspir-āshŭn)
1. Removal, by suction, of a gas, fluid, or tissue from a body cavity or organ from unusual accumulations, or from a container.
2. The inspiratory sucking into the airways of fluid or any foreign material, especially gastric contents or food.
[L. aspiratio, fr. aspiro, to breathe on]

Patient discussion about Aspiration

Q. What Causes Aspiration Pneumonia? My father is hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia. What causes this?

A. Aspiration pneumonia is a pneumonia that develops due to the entrance of foreign material that enter the bronchial tree (air tubes), usually oral or gastric contents (including food, saliva, or nasal secretions). Aspiration pneumonia represents a either a bacterial infection or a chemical inflammatory process due to inadequate swallowing mechanism.

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Table 1: Final grade outcomes of BIO1011 students based on prior biology and no prior biology study, as a function of final grade (P, C, D or HD) aspiration. N/A denotes Not Applicable Non-VCE Biology (n=251) P (n=6) C (n=13) D (n=89) HD (n=143) Did not meet aspiration (%) 0 23.08 60.67 80.42 Met aspiration (%) 16.67 46.15 31.46 19.58 Exceeded aspiration (%) 83.33 30.77 7.87 N/A VCE Biology (n=550) P (n=3) C (n=23) D (n=199) HD (n=325) Did not meet aspiration (%) 0 13.05 43.21 79.07 Met aspiration (%) 0 30.43 42.22 20.93 Exceeded aspiration (%) 100 56.52 14.57 N/A
Patients not willing for msanual vacuum aspiration, twin pregnancy, molar pregnancy and those in second trimester of pregnancy were excluded.
Children who aspirate foreign bodies present with signs and symptoms that are mostly nonspecific, and in cases of unwitnessed aspiration, the diagnosis can be delayed, which increases morbidity and the likelihood of chronicity [20].
Based on his symptom complex, worsening airflow obstruction, and the mass seen on prior bronchoscopy, the likely differential diagnoses included primary lung cancer, lung carcinoid tumor, and foreign body aspiration. Although foreign body aspiration was unlikely, the development and progression of his symptoms over just 6 months would also be unusual for primary lung cancer or for lung carcinoid tumor.
Bilateral pleural effusions occurred 3 days after aspiration [Figure 3, also taken in a semi-Fowler's position], and the respiratory status further deteriorated due to severe exacerbation of COPD and heart failure.
A different diagnostic tools like ultrasound, thyroid nuclear scan, and fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) are available to the clinician for evaluation of thyroid nodule but FNAC is considered the gold standard diagnostic tool in the evaluation of a thyroid nodule, The prevalence of thyroid nodules has been estimated to be as high as 64%, with the incidence of malignancy ranging from 5 to 10%, depending on the population under study.1 Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a rapid, minimally invasive, and cost-effective first-line an invaluable tool for Us-FNAC the establishing the diagnosis of thyroid nodules.2 Ultrasound-guided FNAC has a higher diagnostic accuracy than conventional (palpation-guided) FNAC.3
A former acting governor of the state, Clarence Olafemi, former governor of Kogi state, described the Abubakar's governorship aspiration as one that would stop the drift in the state.
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In their article, "Uterine aspiration: From OR to office" (February 2019), Lauren Thaxton, MD, MBA, and Bri Tristan, MD, made the case for why, in appropriate clinical situations, office-based uterine aspiration, compared with uterine aspiration in the OR, should be the standard surgical management of early pregnancy failure.
[2] Child deaths due to food aspiration pose an important public health challenge, as well as opportunities to help curb U5MR, when the issue lies with the caregiver's style of feeding.
Request for quotations : barmt 287 / 19 endotracheal tubes for aspiration from the subpharyngeal space; tracheostomy tubes for aspiration from the supramanuclear space; conicotomy kits; sets for aspiration of the pleural cavity; epidural anesthesia kits;