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Nonfatal infusion pump-related venous air embolism in a dog

Published:January 14, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaa.2016.02.001
      Venous air embolism (VAE) produced by entry of air from a peripheral intravenous catheter due to improper flushing of the set line has been reported in veterinary medicine. Two cases related to the use of an infusion pump have been described in humans (
      • Adhikari G.S.
      • Massey S.R.
      Massive air embolism: a case report.
      ,
      • Sowell M.W.
      • Lovelady C.L.
      • Brogdon B.G.
      • et al.
      Infant death due to air embolism from peripheral venous infusion.
      ) and here we report a case in a dog.
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