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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807989/coaxial-tubing-systems-increase-artificial-airway-resistance-and-work-of-breathing
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Christin Wenzel, Stefan Schumann, Johannes Spaeth
BACKGROUND: Tubing systems are an essential component of the ventilation circuit, connecting the ventilator to the patient's airways. Coaxial tubing systems incorporate the inspiratory tube within the lumen of the expiratory one. We hypothesized that by design, these tubing systems increase resistance to air flow compared with conventional ones. METHODS: We investigated the flow-dependent pressure gradient across coaxial, conventional disposable, and conventional reusable tubing systems from 3 different manufacturers...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807988/high-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy-versus-intermittent-noninvasive-ventilation-in-obese-subjects-after-cardiothoracic-surgery
#2
François Stéphan, Laurence Bérard, Saida Rézaiguia-Delclaux, Priscilla Amaru
BACKGROUND: Obese patients are considered at risk of respiratory failure after cardiothoracic surgery. High-flow nasal cannula has demonstrated its non-inferiority after cardiothoracic surgery compared to noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which is the recommended treatment in obese patients. We hypothesized that NIV was superior to high-flow nasal cannula for preventing or resolving acute respiratory failure after cardiothoracic surgery in this population. METHODS: We performed a post hoc analysis of a randomized, controlled trial...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807987/use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-during-feeding-tube-placement
#3
REVIEW
Paolo Banfi, Eleonora Volpato, Chiara Valota, Salvatore D'Ascenzo, Chiara Bani Alunno, Agata Lax, Antonello Nicolini, Nicola Ticozzi, Vincenzo Silani, John R Bach
Parenteral nutrition is indicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when dysphagia, loss of appetite, and difficulty protecting the airways cause malnutrition, severe weight loss, dehydration, and increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. The aim of this review is to compare percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), radiologically inserted G-tube (RIG), and percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy (PRG) in patients with ALS, performed with or without noninvasive ventilation (NIV). We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the EBSCO Online Research Database, and Scopus up to December 2015...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807986/a-turbine-driven-ventilator-improves-adherence-to-advanced-cardiac-life-support-guidelines-during-a-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-simulation
#4
Scott G Allen, Lara Brewer, Erik S Gillis, Nathan L Pace, Derek J Sakata, Joseph A Orr
BACKGROUND: Research has shown that increased breathing frequency during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is inversely correlated with systolic blood pressure. Rescuers often hyperventilate during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Current American Heart Association advanced cardiac life support recommends a ventilation rate of 8 -10 breaths/min. We hypothesized that a small, turbine-driven ventilator would allow rescuers to adhere more closely to advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) guidelines...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807985/inhaled-carbon-monoxide-from-toxin-to-therapy
#5
Dean R Hess
Carbon monoxide (CO) is usually recognized as a toxic gas that can be used to assess lung function in the pulmonary function laboratory. The toxicity of CO relates to its high affinity for hemoglobin and other heme molecules, producing carboxyhemoglobin (HbCO). Despite that blood HbCO levels are commonly measured in patients with CO poisoning, the clinical presentation often does not correlate with the HbCO level, and clinical improvement in the patient's condition does not correlate with HbCO clearance. In patients with CO poisoning, administration of 100% O2 is standard practice...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790149/evaluation-of-endotracheal-tube-scraping-on-airway-resistance
#6
J Brady Scott, Meagan N Dubosky, David L Vines, Adewunmi S Sulaiman, Kyle R Jendral, Gagan Singh, Ankeet Patel, Carl A Kaplan, David P Gurka, Robert A Balk
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) are used to assess the readiness for discontinuation of mechanical ventilation. When airway resistance (Raw) is elevated, the imposed work of breathing can lead to prolongation of mechanical ventilation. Biofilm and mucus build-up within the endotracheal tube (ETT) can increase Raw. Scraping the ETT can remove the biofilm build-up and decrease mechanical Raw. The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of ETT scraping on Raw...
August 8, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765496/impact-of-a-post-discharge-integrated-disease-management-program-on-copd-hospital-readmissions
#7
Ashlee N Russo, Gayathri Sathiyamoorthy, Chris Lau, Didem Saygin, Xiaozhen Han, Xiao-Feng Wang, Richard Rice, Loutfi S Aboussouan, James K Stoller, Umur Hatipoğlu
BACKGROUND: Readmission following a hospitalization for COPD is associated with significant health-care expenditure. METHODS: A multicomponent COPD post-discharge integrated disease management program was implemented at the Cleveland Clinic to improve the care of patients with COPD and reduce readmissions. This retrospective study reports our experience with the program. Groups of subjects who were exposed to different components of the program were compared regarding their readmission rates...
August 1, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765495/validating-reference-equations-for-impulse-oscillometry-in-healthy-mexican-children
#8
Laura Gochicoa-Rangel, Rodrigo Del Río-Hidalgo, Juana Hernández-Ruiz, Luis Rodríguez-Moreno, David Martínez-Briseño, Uri Mora-Romero, Silvia Cid-Juárez, Cecilia García-Sancho, Luis Torre-Bouscoulet
BACKGROUND: The impulse oscillometry system (IOS) measures the impedance (Z) of the respiratory system, but proper interpretation of its results requires adequate reference values. The objectives of this work were: (1) to validate the reference equations for the IOS published previously by our group and (2) to compare the adjustment of new available reference equations for the IOS from different countries in a sample of healthy children. METHODS: Subjects were healthy 4-15-y-old children from the metropolitan area of Mexico City, who performed an IOS test...
August 1, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765494/effects-of-expiratory-positive-airway-pressure-on-exercise-tolerance-dynamic-hyperinflation-and-dyspnea-in-copd
#9
Ricardo Gass, Pietro Merola, Mariane B Monteiro, Dannuey M Cardoso, Dulciane N Paiva, Paulo Jz Teixeira, Marli M Knorst, Danilo C Berton
INTRODUCTION: The application of expiratory positive airway pressure (EPAP) in patients with COPD during exercise may reduce dynamic hyperinflation, while, on the other hand, it can increase the resistive work of breathing. Therefore, we evaluated the effects of 2 intensities of EPAP during exercise on tolerance, dynamic hyperinflation, and dyspnea in subjects with moderate to very severe COPD. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional, experimental, 4-visit study...
August 1, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765493/variability-of-tidal-volume-in-patient-triggered-mechanical-ventilation-in-ards
#10
Sophie Perinel-Ragey, Loredana Baboi, Claude Guérin
BACKGROUND: Limiting tidal volume (VT) in patients with ARDS may not be achieved once patient-triggered breaths occur. Furthermore, ICU ventilators offer numerous patient-triggered modes that work differently across brands. We systematically investigated, using a bench model, the effect of patient-triggered modes on the size and variability of VT at different breathing frequencies (f), patient effort, and ARDS severity. METHODS: We used a V500 Infinity ICU ventilator connected to an ASL 5000 lung model whose compliance was mimicking mild, moderate, and severe ARDS...
August 1, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743722/bedside-tracheostomy-on-pediatric-icu-subjects-supported-by-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#11
Stephanie P Schwartz, Desiree Bonadonna, Matthew G Hartwig, Ira M Cheifetz
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy facilitates ambulatory extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as a bridge to recovery or lung transplantation in patients with respiratory failure, yet data on this procedure in this population are lacking. This report describes a series of pediatric ICU patients who had a bedside tracheostomy performed while being supported on ECMO and examines the potential impact of this procedure on active rehabilitation and sedation requirements. METHODS: This retrospective case series reviews all patients in the pediatric ICU who received a tracheostomy while being supported on ECMO at a single tertiary care center for the past 3 y...
July 25, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720676/inhaler-training-delivered-by-internet-based-home-videoconferencing-improves-technique-and-quality-of-life
#12
Rachel M Thomas, Emily R Locke, Deborah M Woo, Ethan H K Nguyen, Valerie G Press, Troy A Layouni, Emily H Trittschuh, Gayle E Reiber, Vincent S Fan
BACKGROUND: COPD is common, and inhaled medications can reduce the risk of exacerbations. Incorrect inhaler use is also common and may lead to worse symptoms and increased exacerbations. We examined whether inhaler training could be delivered using Internet-based home videoconferencing and its effect on inhaler technique, self-efficacy, quality of life, and adherence. METHODS: In this pre-post pilot study, participants with COPD had 3 monthly Internet-based home videoconference visits with a pharmacist who provided inhaler training using teach-to-goal methodology...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720675/the-effect-of-nebulizer-position-on-aerosolized-epoprostenol-delivery-in-an-adult-lung-model
#13
Allison C Anderson, Meagan N Dubosky, Kelly A Fiorino, Vanessa Quintana, Carl A Kaplan, David L Vines
BACKGROUND: Aerosolized epoprostenol is an alternative for inhaled nitric oxide in the management of pulmonary arterial hypertension and possibly acute hypoxemia. Our objective was to determine differences in drug deposition based on different nebulizer positions in the ventilator circuit, using a vibrating mesh nebulizer. METHODS: An 8.0-mm inner diameter endotracheal tube (ETT) was connected to a training test lung, compliance of 30 mL/cm H2O, with a collecting filter placed at the ETT-test lung junction...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720674/tracheal-tube-design-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#14
REVIEW
Anahita Rouzé, Emmanuelle Jaillette, Julien Poissy, Sébastien Préau, Saad Nseir
Microaspiration of contaminated oropharyngeal and gastric secretions is the main mechanism for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients. Improving the performance of tracheal tubes in reducing microaspiration is one potential means to prevent VAP. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss recent findings on the impact of tracheal tube design on VAP prevention. Several randomized controlled studies have reported that subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) is efficient in VAP prevention...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720673/challenges-with-implementation-of-a-respiratory-therapist-driven-protocol-of-spontaneous-breathing-trials-in-the-pediatric-icu
#15
Conrad Krawiec, Dale Carl, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Gary D Ceneviva, Neal J Thomas
BACKGROUND: Timely ventilator liberation is crucial in the pediatric ICU. In many pediatric ICUs, the decision to initiate weaning is driven by the physician, which may lead to delays in ventilator liberation. The objectives of this quality improvement project were to develop and implement a respiratory therapist (RT)-led protocol for screening for spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) readiness, to test protocol feasibility, and to evaluate its impact on SBT timing. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all intubated patients in the pediatric ICU for 18 months prior to protocol institution...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720672/1-year-survival-of-subjects-discharged-from-a-long-term-chronic-ventilator-unit
#16
Panagis Galiatsatos, Tracy Friedlander, Dina Dababneh, Katie Nelson, Denise Kelly, Thomas Finucane, Michelle Bellantoni, William B Greenough
INTRODUCTION: Among survivors of intensive care, many remain dependent on mechanical ventilation and are discharged to long-term chronic ventilator units or to skilled nursing facilities. Few long-term outcome data are available on patients transferred from long-term chronic ventilator units. METHODS: We retrospectively followed subjects discharged from a long-term chronic ventilator unit from 2010-2012. We determined where these subjects went, evaluating whether location of discharge had an effect on mortality...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720671/the-impact-of-ventilator-associated-events-in-critically-ill-subjects-with-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation
#17
Hidetsugu Kobayashi, Shigehiko Uchino, Masanori Takinami, Shoichi Uezono
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a surveillance definition for respiratory complications in ventilated patients, ventilator-associated events (VAE), to replace ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). VAE consists of ventilator-associated conditions (VAC), infection-related ventilator-associated complications (IVAC), and possible VAP. A duration of mechanical ventilation of at least 4 d is required to diagnose VAE. However, the observed duration of mechanical ventilation was < 4 d in many previous studies...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720670/symptom-clusters-and-quality-of-life-in-subjects-with-copd
#18
Kyeung Eun Lim, Sung Reul Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim, So Ri Kim
BACKGROUND: COPD is one of the most common respiratory diseases. Patients with COPD experience and suffer from various physical and psychological symptoms. We performed this study to identify symptom clusters and the effects on quality of life (QOL) in patients with COPD. METHODS: A total of 130 COPD subjects were recruited from a university hospital in South Korea. Dyspnea, fatigue, depression, anxiety, sleep disturbance, dry mouth, and physical functional status were assessed with structured questionnaires...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698268/effects-of-volume-guaranteed-ventilation-combined-with-two-different-modes-in-preterm-infants
#19
Sezin Unal, Ebru Ergenekon, Selma Aktas, Nilgun Altuntas, Serdar Beken, Ebru Kazanci, Ferit Kulali, Ozlem Gulbahar, Ibrahim M Hirfanoglu, Esra Onal, Canan Turkyilmaz, Esin Koc, Yildiz Atalay
BACKGROUND: Volume-controlled ventilation modes have been shown to reduce duration of mechanical ventilation, incidence of chronic lung disease, failure of primary mode of ventilation, hypocarbia, severe intraventricular hemorrhage, pneumothorax, and periventricular leukomalacia in preterm infants when compared with pressure limited ventilation modes. Volume-guarantee (VG) ventilation is the most commonly used mode for volume-controlled ventilation. Assist control, pressure-support ventilation (PSV), and synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation (SIMV) can be combined with VG; however, there is a lack of knowledge on the superiority of each regarding clinical outcomes...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698267/clinical-criteria-for-tracheostomy-decannulation-in-subjects-with-acquired-brain-injury
#20
Claudia Enrichi, Irene Battel, Cristiano Zanetti, Isabella Koch, Laura Ventura, Katie Palmer, Francesca Meneghello, Francesco Piccione, Simonetta Rossi, Marta Lazzeri, Maurizio Sommariva, Andrea Turolla
BACKGROUND: Patients with acquired brain injury (ABI) often require long periods of having a tracheostomy tube for airway protection and prolonged mechanical ventilation. It has been recognized that fast and safe decannulation improves outcomes and facilitates the recovery process. Nevertheless, few studies have provided evidence for decannulation criteria, despite the high prevalence of ABI subjects with tracheostomies. The aim of our study was to assess which clinical parameters are the best predictors for decannulation in subjects with ABI...
July 11, 2017: Respiratory Care
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