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.
His usual medications were stopped and a symptomatic treatment for gastroenteritis, which included intravenous hydration, paracetamol, fasting, and gastric aspiration, was started.
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."
Hovorka et al18 studied 201 patients who underwent hysterectomy and found no significant difference in the incidence of vomiting between patients who underwent postoperative gastric aspiration and patients who did not (79% vs 70% respectively).
Vanaudenaerde et al., "Gastro-oesophageal reflux and gastric aspiration in lung transplant patients with or without chronic rejection," European Respiratory Journal, vol.
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. In a study by McClave and colleagues, (28) the occurrence of regurgitation, regardless of its frequency or whether aspiration had occurred, was not associated with a higher incidence of pneumonia.