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insufflation

 [in″sŭ-fla´shun]
1. the blowing of a powder, vapor, or gas into a body cavity.
2. a drug administered by this method, especially a powder or aerosol carried into the respiratory passages.
perirenal insufflation injection of air around the kidney for radiologic examination of the adrenal glands.
tracheal gas insufflation continuous insufflation of a low flow of fresh gas to the distal endotracheal tube, believed capable of flushing out the anatomical dead space and thus reducing Paco2.
tubal insufflation Rubin's test.

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭf-lā'shŭn),
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (4)

insufflation

(ĭn′sə-flā′shən)
n.
1. The act or an instance of insufflating.
2. Ecclesiastical A ritual act of breathing on baptismal water or on the one being baptized.

insufflation

Laparoscopy The process of injecting gas–room air, CO2, or NO2 via a machine into the abdominal cavity to create a tent to allow for the safe placement of trocars, visualization of the operative field, and manipulation of instruments used during the procedure. See Laparoscopic surgery.

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭ-flā'shŭn)
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (3) .

in·suf·fla·tion

(in'sŭ-flā'shŭn)
1. The act or process of insufflating.
2. Synonym(s): inhalant (3) .
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Wahlen and colleagues showed that clinically undetected LMA malpositioning is a significant risk factor for gastric air insufflation in children between 3 and 11 years, undergoing positive pressure ventilation, especially at inspiratory airway pressures above 17 cmH2O.
He mentioned that the system can also provide some protection for the operating room staff from inhaling carcinogens, organisms and pathogens that are pumped into the air during the conventional insufflation.
*The approval of the Product was announced in a news release entitled "PROTOCO2L Carbon Dioxide Insufflation System for CT Colonography Receives Approval in Japan" on August 10, 2011.
In the other group, air insufflation was performed as usual.
Much research has been conducted regarding automatic vs manual insufflation, and it appears that automatic insufflation is preferable for optimal colon distention.
Since a working group of the European Commission's Scientific Committee adopted a more relaxed attitude towards insufflation, other member states are profiting by processing lambs exported live from Britain to the specification preferred by Greece and other Mediterranean countries where lightweight Welsh lamb is popular.
Insufflation is the process of injecting gas via machine (an insufflator) into the intra-abdominal space to create a tent to allow for the safe placement of later trocars, visualization of the operative field, and manipulation of instruments during the procedure.
Recent experiences with laparoscopy has revealed significant complication associated with Veress needle insufflation such as gas embolism, subcutaneous emphysema, failed pneumoperitoneum with resultant failed laparoscopy and bowel and visceral insufflations.
When haemodynamically stable conditions were reached, measurements were performed at the following four points: after induction of anaesthesia in the supine position ([T.sub.S]), three minutes after pneumoperitoneum during which time insufflation pressure was set to 20 mmHg ([T.sub.P]), three minutes after the steep Trendelenburg position (35[degrees] which was measured with protractor) was added to pneumoperitoneum during which time insufflation pressure was set to 15 mmHg ([T.sub.P+T]), and three minutes after administration of 500 ml of colloid (Voluven[R]; Fresenius Kabi, Germany) over ten minutes using an infusion pump in the [T.sub.P+T] position ([T.sub.P+T/VL]) (Figure 1).
In its simplest form, the outline of the organs is achieved by pumping air into the abdominal cavity, known as tubal insufflation.
and its diagnostics subsidiary EIDIA Co., Ltd announced today that EIDIA received approval on August 8, 2011 to manufacture and market PROTOCO2L, Japan's first carbon dioxide insufflation system for use as a medical device in CT Colonography, along with the carbon dioxide insufflation tube PROTOCO2L Catheter Set (collectively referred to as "the Product").
* PHYSICIAN'S DEFENSE Laparoscopy was appropriate for the patient's symptoms; insufflation was used.