Renal air embolism: an unrecognized cause of organ failure

James W Holcroft, A. N. Thomas, R. Fuchs

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Arterial air embolism has been shown to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality following lung trauma and mechanical ventilator expansion rupture of the lung. The adverse effects of arterial air emboli to the heart and brain are well known, but the role of air embolism in the failure of other organs is not established. This study measured the effects of air embolism on renal blood flow in nonanticoagulated in situ, dog kidneys.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)586-588
Number of pages3
JournalSurgical Forum
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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