Choking (object in airway): Partial or complete obstruction of the airway can be due to a foreign body (e.g., food, a bead, toy, etc.)
The onset of respiratory distress may be sudden with cough. There is often agitation in the early stage of airway obstruction. The signs of respiratory distress include labored, ineffective breathing until the person is not longer breathing (apneic). Loss of consciousness occurs if the obstruction is not relieved.
Treatment of airway obstruction due to a foreign body includes:
Adults: The Heimlich maneuver.
Children over 1 year of age: A series of 5 abdominal thrusts (a children’s version of the Heimlich maneuver
Infants under 1 year of age: A combination of 5 back blows (with the flat of the hand) and 5 abdominal thrusts (with 2 fingers on the upper abdomen).
- Choking in children
Choking in children: The compromise of a child’s normal breathing by obstructing or compressing the trachea, a major health hazard for children. Putting things in their mouths is one of the ways that babies and small children explore the world. Anything that fits in their mouths can be a danger. Choking is usually caused by […]
Cholangi-: Relating to a bile duct. From the Greek chole meaning bile + a(n)geion meaning a vessel = a bile vessel.
Cholangiogram: A radiologic procedure used to look at the gallbladder and bile ducts. It could also mean picture of the bile ducts. See also: Intravenous cholangiogram.
Cholangiography: Radiographic examination of the bile ducts with contrast medium. The contrast medium may be administered via a cannula at ERCP or percutaneously (through the skin).
- Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic
Cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic: Radiographic examination of the liver and bile ducts done by inserting a thin needle through the skin into the liver and injecting contrast medium in order to visualize blockage of the bile ducts.