air embolism

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air embolism

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aeroembolism

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(Medicine) the presence in the tissues and blood of a gas, such as air or nitrogen bubbles, caused by an injection of air or, in the case of nitrogen, by an abrupt and substantial reduction in the ambient pressure. See decompression sickness
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Noun1.air embolism - obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba divingair embolism - obstruction of the circulatory system caused by an air bubble as, e.g., accidentally during surgery or hypodermic injection or as a complication from scuba diving
embolism - occlusion of a blood vessel by an embolus (a loose clot or air bubble or other particle)
2.air embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressureair embolism - pain resulting from rapid change in pressure
illness, sickness, unwellness, malady - impairment of normal physiological function affecting part or all of an organism
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In literature we were able to find few case reports of complications relating to air injection during PCNL, for example, air embolism in which Parikh et al.17 used 40 ml of intermittent boluses of air in multiple punctures.
Twin Blow: The air injection can be produced by two seperate blowers (both inverter driven) in order to adjust independently the air amount and the air pressure, eliminating any friction and easing a sweet drying action, through a lower air cushion or higher crashing power against the grids.
The purpose of air injection was to facilitate the localization of the lesion by ultrasonography (air-injected artifact) and to identify the nearest possible point to perform the incision on the skin.
For instance, in 2018, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft filed a patent for its new gas turbine arrangement that has a controlled bleed air injection system.
The effect of air injection through VGJs was studied by means of experimental investigations on two sets of generically built intake ports in view of swirl generation and airflow optimization.
Air injection has become widely used in many anterior segment surgeries [4], for example, restoration of normal intraocular pressure and reformation of the anterior chamber and many other surgical procedures [5].
A simulation study was carried out to analyze the permeability change of coal seam and the gas migration rule after air injection.
Each XC60 is powered by one of Volvo's 2.0-litre Drive-E engines, and while the 235bhp D5 diesel gets an extra boost via the PowerPulse compressed air injection setup, it's the 190bhp D4 that's expected to take more than half of all sales.
The C[O.sub.2] measurement representing the case of the second stage system installed on the vehicle, was taken upstream of the point of air injection rather than at the tailpipe since the tailpipe measurement was diluted with air, and was therefore not as accurate.
Air injection is a promising enhanced oil recovery method, in which compressed air is injected into oil reservoir with the expectation that oil oxidation will lead to the high-temperature combustion front formation and oil effective displacement [1].