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Aspiration (Overview)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle.


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Does death occurs after 3 hours after aspiration?

Does death occurs after 3 hours after aspiration?

Depends: This is an interesting subject, but it really depends on the degree of aspiration and the condition of the person. Healthy people can aspirate and be fine. Even disabled people frequently aspirate but do not die, they may get aspiration pneumonia but it is treatable. You may be confusing aspiration (accidentally inhaling solid particles) with asphyxiation (being choked). ...Read more

Aspiration (Overview)

1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle.


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What is the definition or description of: aspiration?

What is the definition or description of: aspiration?

More than one : 1. The removal of a gas or fluid by suction. 2. The sucking of fluid or a foreign body into the airway when drawing breath. 3. A surgical technique used in the treatment of cataracts of the eye, in which an incision is made into the cornea, the lens capsule is severed, and the material of the lens is fragmented and aspirated by a needle. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when could we suspect if a child has aspiration?

Constant cough: A child that has aspirated a foreign object or mucous will initially have a constant cough, that usually stops only when exhausted. Cycles if coughing may occur with brief periods of rest.After a period the kid may develop fever and shallow rapid breathing.A history of eating material such as popcorn, nuts or other foods that can form particles is often common. ...Read more

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What are some considerations and adaptations for a person with olympic aspirations?

Intense focus: Be prepared to be close to singularly focused on one goal. Be aware that you may miss out on many other things because you are training. A number of olympic athletes attended my medical school and one thing that they shared in common was the ability to intensly focus. ...Read more

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When a child vomits into his trach, post sxn, what can be done to reduce chance of aspiration pneumo?

When a child vomits into his trach, post sxn, what can be done to reduce chance of aspiration pneumo?

Prevention: It would be optimal to prevent these occurences altogether if possible; but quick suctioning would be the most immediate remedy. Adequate hydration would also assist the body in preventing this; but if there is still concern, or if a cough/change in breathing pattern develops then seek urgent medical attention! ...Read more

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What is cyst aspiration?

What is cyst aspiration?

Aspiration definitio: It is where a needle is placed into the cyst and the contents are pulled back up into an empty syringe. The contents are usually sent off for analysis to the lab. ...Read more

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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more

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Can pneumonia happens 3 hours after aspiration?

Yes: There is a disease state called aspiration pneumonitis which is more of a lung reaction to aspiration rather than pneumonia caused by a bacteria or virus - aspiration pneumonitis can happen quickly and needs to be evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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Where in tucson can I get a hydrocele aspiration?

Where in tucson can I get a hydrocele  aspiration?

An Urologist: I am sure any board certified urologist can help you with that. Ask your hospital or your family doctor for a referral or a name. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of aspiration due to silent reflux?

Symptoms of silent: Reflux or laryngopharyngeal reflux usually are centered around the voice box area. Aspiration is not common but cost is. The vocal cords reflexively close when sensing foreign material going into the area. If it is severe you could develop vocal cord dysfunction. Patients commonly complain of sensing a lump in the throat, also known as globus. ...Read more

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