insufflation


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in·suf·fla·tion

 (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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insufflation - (medicine) blowing air or medicated powder into the lungs (or into some other body cavity)
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
blowing - processing that involves blowing a gas
2.insufflation - an act of blowing or breathing on or into something
blow, puff - forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"
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Gastric insufflation and tight sealing are concerns of LMA during controlled low-flow anesthesia; however, no significant difference was observed between LMA and ETT administration in this regard in our study.
As I wrote in the column, I can't remember where I learned the skill of insufflation. I, too, had a big roll of tubing, which I thought would be a career-long supply, but I never figured that I would enjoy my vocation so much that I would still be working (just 1.5 days a week now) at this age.
One cycle of endotympanic insufflation of sulphur-rich water improved the symptoms.
According to him, CO2 is being used in laparoscopic insufflation because the human body can eliminate the gas very quickly.
announced today that EIDIA entered into two separate agreements with medical equipment manufacturers Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation and GE Healthcare Japan Corporation on April 2 for Japan sales of PROTOCO2L, a carbon dioxide insufflation system for CT (computed tomographic) colonography, and carbon dioxide insufflation tube PROTOCO2L Catheter Set (collectively referred to as "the Product"), both of which are currently marketed by EIDIA.
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CHICAGO--Water infusion during the insertion phase of colonoscopy improved overall and proximal-colon adenoma detection rates by 11% Over standard air insufflation in a prospective randomized trial involving 368 patients.
In 2006, colonoscopies were performed with air insufflation, but in 2007, a new water method was used.
Interventions: Pressures of 15, 30, and 40 cm H2O were cycled to each patient, with 2 s for insufflation and 3 s for exsufflation.
Called a protocol automated insufflation system, the pounds 7,000 equipment gives a complete examination of a patient's colon by distending the colon to give a clearer scan.
6.) On the other hand, excessive insufflation can cause reflux into the ileum, resulting in artifacts on the 3-D reconstruction images.