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(ˌtæmpɒˈneɪd) or


the use of a tampon to stop blood flow
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Noun1.tamponade - blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
blockage, obstruction - the physical condition of blocking or filling a passage with an obstruction
cardiac tamponade - mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion
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, tamponage
n. Fr. taponamiento, aplicación de tapones a una herida o cavidad para detener una hemorragia o absorber secreciones;
balloon ______ por balón insuflable;
cardiac ______ cardíaco, compresión aguda del corazón causada por un exceso de sangre acumulada en el pericardio.
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n taponamiento; cardiac — taponamiento cardíaco
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Lorenzo-Carrero, "Vitreous tamponades in highly myopic eyes," BioMed Research International, vol.
Pharyngeal tamponades with gauze packing are controversially discussed in their efficacy to scavenge intraoperative blood and debris from the surgical wound and thus in their efficacy to seal the esophagus (to prevent emesis) and the larynx (to prevent laryngospasm and airway obstruction) from blood and surgical debris.
Maryland Heights, MO, October 01, 2016 --(PR.com)-- The global vitreous tamponades market is estimated to reach USD 82.6 Million in 2020, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2016 to 2020, according to a market research report Vitreous Tamponades Market 2013-2020, published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc.
The global retinal surgery devices market segmentation is based on equipment (vitrectomy packs, vitrectomy machines, retinal laser equipment, microscopic illumination equipment, surgical instruments, retinal tamponades, sclera buckle), applications (diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membrane, macular hole, eye infections and eye injuries).
Moreno et al observed that tamponade existence in either right or left ventricle increased the survival rates in case of stabbing and shooting.6 The survival rates in the patients with cardiac tamponade were 73% but 11% in the patients without cardiac tamponades.6-7-8 Other than four patients, 16 individuals who survived presented with cardiac tamponade findings in our study group.
Tamponades serve as a barrier to prevent the movement of fluid between the vitreous cavity and the subretinal space.
Intraocular gas tamponades have been an important part of vitreoretinal surgery since 1970.
In recent years, partially fluorinated alkanes (FALKs) were introduced as long-term heavy tamponades, which are heavier than water (in contrast to intraocular gases and silicone oil) and may be of benefit especially in the treatment of inferior RRD or PVR.
Jiang, "Anatomic evaluation of macular holes with silicone oil tamponades in highly myopic eyes using optical coherence tomography," European Journal of Ophthalmology, vol.
With the evolution of smaller gauge vitrectomies like 25G and 27G patient comfort has increased, however certain surgical procedures are preferably done by 23G or 20G surgery for better outcome especially where silicone oil tamponade is required; 23 G is considered a better option10.
In all cases vitrectomy was performed via 23 guage 3 ports pars plana (3PPV) vitrectomy system and Brilliant blue G dye, 0.5ml dye was injected over macula which resulted in light blue stain of ILM and peeling was performed around hole in circular motion and after gas fluid exchange gas tamponade with SF6 was done.
Clinically, the longevity of a gas tamponade may differ from a theoretical model.