• diversion
  • left-to-right shunt diversion of blood from the left side of the heart to the right side, or from the systemic to the pulmonary circulation through an anomalous opening such as a septal defect or patent ductus arteriosus. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • patients
  • The results of ultrasound imaging combined with Doppler studies of blood flow are presented in two patients with surgical portacaval shunts performed for portal hypertension. (semanticscholar.org)
  • To assess biochemical, surgical, and long-term outcomes of liver (LT) or liver-kidney transplantation (LKT) for severe, early-onset methylmalonic acidemia/acid (MMA).A retrospective chart review (December 1997 to May 2012) of patients with MMA who underwent LT or LKT at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.Fourteen patients underwent LT (n = 6) or LKT (n = 8) at mean age 8.2 years (range 0.8-20.7). (stanford.edu)
  • continued drinking among surgical patients did not alter any of these variables. (annals.org)
  • abdominal
  • Postoperatively, the patient is outfitted with an abdominal binder, instructed to perform respiratory exercises against mild pressure to increase abdominal pressure and flow through the shunt. (for-surgeons.com)
  • pressure
  • A modification called the Denver shunt contains a small chamber that can be used as a pump to clear the line by external pressure. (for-surgeons.com)
  • large
  • The shunt consists of a peritoneal tube, a one-way valve, and a tube leading to a large vein, usually the superior vena cava or the jugular vein. (thefreedictionary.com)