Pain control and analgesia

Sep 25, 2019 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pain control and analgesia

Pain control – forward planning Many interventional radiology procedures do not require any analgesia; some procedures are intrinsically painful, especially if they are prolonged, and others are unpredictably uncomfortable. The…

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Sedation

Sep 25, 2019 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Sedation

Sedation is used to relax patients during procedures but does not relieve or prevent pain. Hence, sedation is often used in combination with analgesia. Sedation is useful in patients undergoing…

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Contrast

Sep 25, 2019 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Contrast

Most vascular computed tomography (CT) and magnetic imaging resonance (MRI), the vast majority of angiographic procedures, and many nonvascular interventions rely on contrast media to reveal the anatomy. Contrast media…

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Pre-procedure safety check

Sep 25, 2019 by in INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Comments Off on Pre-procedure safety check

Formal and clearly documented safety checks and briefings are mandatory and essential if you want to reduce predictable and preventable errors during procedures. It has been clearly demonstrated that safety…

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Arrhythmias in the Fetus

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Arrhythmias in the Fetus

Introduction Disturbances of cardiac rhythm in the human fetus may come to clinical attention in a number of ways. First, an abnormally slow, fast, or irregular heart rate may be…

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Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Sep 22, 2019 by in CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING Comments Off on Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome

Key Echocardiographic Features • Monochorionic pregnancy with size discrepancy between twins. • For the smaller donor, heart function appears ostensibly normal with small ventricular cavity volumes and hyperdynamic systolic function….

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