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1/4. nitrogen purging of oxygen pipelines: an unusual cause of intraoperative hypoxia.

    Intraoperative hypoxia occurred in two patients during the maintenance of the medical gas system. Engineers were purging oxygen pipelines with nitrogen to remove particulate debris but were unaware of a connection to operating room pipelines. This case illustrates the importance of communication between anesthesia providers and engineers servicing the gas system.
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2/4. Profiles in patient safety: when an error occurs.

    Medical error is now clearly established as one of the most significant problems facing the American health care system. Anecdotal evidence, studies of human cognition, and analysis of high-reliability organizations all predict that despite excellent training, human error is unavoidable. When an error occurs and is recognized, providers have a duty to disclose the error. Yet disclosure of error to patients, families, and hospital colleagues is a difficult and/or threatening process for most physicians. A more thorough understanding of the ethical and social contract between physicians and their patients as well as the professional milieu surrounding an error may improve the likelihood of its disclosure. Key among these is the identification of institutional factors that support disclosure and recognize error as an unavoidable part of the practice of medicine. Using a case-based format, this article focuses on the communication of error with patients, families, and colleagues and grounds error disclosure in the cultural milieu of medial ethics.
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3/4. Right-to-left shunting after lobectomy through a patent foramen ovale.

    Hypoxia and dyspnea after lung resection may be caused by a variety of factors. One entity that has been rarely described is right-to-left shunting across an interatrial communication in the absence of elevated right-sided pressures. We describe the occurrence of clinically evident right-to-left shunting after lobectomy in a patient with a patent foramen ovale and suggest that two-dimensional contrast echocardiography is a useful and minimally invasive means of diagnosing what may be a more common entity than was previously recognized.
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4/4. exercise-aggravated hypoxemia and orthodeoxia in cirrhosis.

    A syndrome characterized by hypoxemia aggravated by exercise, orthodeoxia, hypocapnia, and evidence of hyperdynamic circulation, but otherwise normal indices of pulmonary air flow, volume, and distribution of ventilation has been observed as an infrequent complication of hepatic cirrhosis. An illustrative case is described, the features of which support the presence of a shunt or shunt-like mechanism consisting of low-resistance vascular communications within the lung. We suggest that this may represent the existence of a hepatopulmonary syndrome analogous to the hepatorenal syndrome.
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