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Paolo Primieri, Paolo Ancona, Elisabetta Gualtieri
Airways management in thoracic surgery is usually more difficult than in other surgery. We reported a case of a patient who underwent surgery of evacuation of empyema where after a correct insertion of a left double-lumen tube 37 Fr (DLT), one-lung ventilation was not permitted by the high airways pressure. In fact, the hole of bronchial tip was just against the left bronchial wall retracted probably from inflammatory process. We introduced blindly an Arndt blocker 9 Fr inside the tracheal lumen of DLT until the orifice of the right upper lobe bronchus, the distance was checked before...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
E I Tarlovskaya, A A Odegova
BACKGROUND: Bronchial asthma (BA) is a serious problem. It was found that the frequency of arterial hypertension (AH) detection in patients with asthma is about 30 %. At patients practically all types of violations of a warm rhythm meet a bronkhoobstruktivny syndrome. Emergence of rather new preparations - If-blockers, opens new opportunities in correction of heart rate (HR) and a cardioprotection at a combination of AH and BA. AIM: To assess therapy diltiazem-retard and ivabradine on structurally functional changes of a cardiac muscle and HR at patients with AH in combination with BA...
June 2016: Kardiologiia
Shuwei Zhang, Yixing Qiu, Thomas B Kakule, Zhenyu Lu, Fuchao Xu, John G Lamb, Christopher A Reilly, Yong Zheng, Shing Wo Simon Sham, Wei Wang, Lijiang Xuan, Eric W Schmidt, Jixun Zhan
Seven cyclic depsipeptides were isolated from Hapsidospora irregularis and structurally characterized as the calcium channel blocker leualacin and six new analogues based on the NMR and HRESIMS data. These new compounds were named leualacins B-G. The absolute configurations of the amino acids and 2-hydroxyisocaproic acids were determined by recording the optical rotation values. Biological studies showed that calcium influx elicited by leualacin F in primary human lobar bronchial epithelial cells involves the TRPA1 channel...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
Duncan J Campbell
Neprilysin has a major role in both the generation and degradation of bioactive peptides. LCZ696 (valsartan/sacubitril, Entresto), the first of the new ARNI (dual-acting angiotensin-receptor-neprilysin inhibitor) drug class, contains equimolar amounts of valsartan, an angiotensin-receptor blocker, and sacubitril, a prodrug for the neprilysin inhibitor LBQ657. LCZ696 reduced blood pressure more than valsartan alone in patients with hypertension. In the PARADIGM-HF study, LCZ696 was superior to the angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor enalapril for the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, and LCZ696 was approved by the FDA for this purpose in 2015...
March 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
Brandon Caddell, Bryan Yelverton, Jason C Tippett, Yazhini Ravi, Chittoor B Sai-Sudhakar, William C Culp
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April 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Mark Wigginton, Laura Lehrian
We compare airway management and lung isolation methods in two pediatric cases of congenital central hypoventilation syndrome undergoing bilateral throacoscopic phrenic-nerve-stimulator surgery. One child received lung isolation using a 7Fr bronchial blocker in conjunction with a 6.0 cuffed endotracheal tube; and the second received a technique of endobronchial intubation using a 3.5 microcuffed tube via the tracheostomy stoma in conjunction with 5.0 cuffed endotracheal intubation; a technique previously undescribed in pediatric patients...
December 2016: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Mika Sato, Miyuki Takesue, Kenji Kayashima
We encountered difficulty in inserting a 32-Fr left double-lumen tube (DLT) in a small 75-year-old Japanese woman (height, 144 cm). The 32-Fr DLT with 10.1 × 11.2-mm tracheal diameter could not pass through the cricoid cartilage with a 9.2-mm transverse inner width. The transverse inner width of the cricoid cartilage, in addition to the tracheal and bronchial diameter, can be measured using computed tomography or ultrasonography in small women. Thus, a 28-Fr DLT or single-lumen tube and a blocker can be selected instead of a 32-Fr DLT when the width of the cricoid cartilage is <10 mm...
October 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Ze-Ping Xu, Lian-Bing Gu, Qing-Ming Bian, Peng-Yi Li, Li-Jun Wang, Xiao-Xiang Chen, Jing-Yuan Zhang
There is no standard method by which to establish a right one-lung ventilation (OLV) model in rabbits. In the present study, a novel method is proposed to compare with two other methods. After 0.5 h of baseline two-lung ventilation (TLV), 40 rabbits were randomly divided into sham group (TLV for 3 h as a contrast) and three right-OLV groups (right OLV for 3 h with different methods): Deep intubation group, clamp group and blocker group (deeply intubate the self-made bronchial blocker into the left main bronchus, the novel method)...
August 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Murali Chakravarthy, Muralimanohar Veerappa, Vivek Jawali, Nischal Pandya, Jayaprakash Krishnamoorthy, Geetha Muniraju, Antony George, Jitumoni Baishya
BACKGROUND: Minimal invasive surgeries are carried out to benefit the patient with less pain, blood loss, mechanical ventilation and hospital stay; a smaller scar is not the aim. Minimal invasive cardiac surgeries are carried out via small sternotomy, small thoracotomy and via robotic arms. Subxiphoid route is a novel method and avoids sternotomy. AIM: This case series is an attempt to understand the anesthetic modifications required. Secondly, whether it is feasible to carry out subxiphoid coronary artery bypass surgery...
July 2016: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
A Rosado Ingelmo, I Doña Diaz, R Cabañas Moreno, M C Moya Quesada, C García-Avilés, I García Nuñez, J I Martínez Tadeo, R Mielgo Ballesteros, N Ortega-Rodríguez, M A Padial Vilchez, L Sánchez-Morillas, C Vila Albelda, E Moreno Rodilla, M J Torres Jaén
The objective of these guidelines is to ensure efficient and effective clinical practice. The panel of experts who produced this consensus document developed a research protocol based on a review of the literature. The prevalence of allergic reactions to iodinated contrast media (ICM) is estimated to be 1:170 000, that is, 0.05%-0.1% of patients undergoing radiologic studies with ICM (more than 75 million examinations per year worldwide). Hypersensitivity reactions can appear within the first hour after administration (immediate reactions) or from more than 1 hour to several days after administration (nonimmediate or delayed reactions)...
2016: Journal of Investigational Allergology & Clinical Immunology
M Carassiti, A Mattei, C M Pizzo, N Vallone, P Saccomandi, E Schena
BACKGROUND: Pressures (Pe) exerted by bronchial blockers on the inner wall of the bronchi may cause mucosal ischaemia. Our aims were as follows: (i) to compare the intracuff pressure (Pi) and Pe exerted by commercially available bronchial blockers in an in vitro and an ex vivo model; (ii) to investigate the influence of both the inflated intracuff volume and cuff diameter on Pe; and (iii) to estimate the minimal sealing volume (VSmin) and the corresponding Pe for each bronchial blocker studied...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Nagaraj Pandharikar, Anil Sachdev, Neeraj Gupta, Suresh Gupta, Dhiren Gupta
Chest trauma is one of the important causes of mortality and morbidity in pediatric trauma patients. The complexity, magnitude, and type of lung injury make it extremely challenging to provide optimal oxygenation and ventilation while protecting the lung from further injury due to mechanical ventilation. Independent lung ventilation is used sporadically in these patients who do not respond to these conventional ventilatory strategies using double-lumen endotracheal tubes, bronchial blocker balloons, etc. However, this equipment may not be easily available in developing countries, especially for pediatric patients...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Angela Marina Montalbano, Giusy Daniela Albano, Anna Bonanno, Loredana Riccobono, Caterina Di Sano, Maria Ferraro, Liboria Siena, Giulia Anzalone, Rosalia Gagliardo, Michael Paul Pieper, Mark Gjomarkaj, Mirella Profita
IL-17A is overexpressed in the lung during acute neutrophilic inflammation. Acetylcholine (ACh) increases IL-8 and Muc5AC production in airway epithelial cells. We aimed to characterize the involvement of nonneuronal components of cholinergic system on IL-8 and Muc5AC production in bronchial epithelial cells stimulated with IL-17A. Bronchial epithelial cells were stimulated with recombinant human IL-17A (rhIL-17A) to evaluate the ChAT expression, the ACh binding and production, the IL-8 release, and the Muc5AC production...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Mario Cazzola, Luigino Calzetta, Ermanno Puxeddu, Josuel Ora, Francesco Facciolo, Paola Rogliani, Maria Gabriella Matera
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, there is a considerable gap in knowledge concerning the mechanism(s) by which long-acting β2-agonists (LABAs) and long-acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMAs) interact to induce bronchodilation. This study aimed to characterise the pharmacological interaction between glycopyrronium bromide and indacaterol fumarate and to identify the mechanism(s) leading to the bronchorelaxant effect of this interaction. METHODS: The effects of glycopyrronium plus indacaterol on the contractile tone of medium and small human isolated bronchi were evaluated, and acetylcholine and cAMP concentrations were quantified...
June 13, 2016: Respiratory Research
MinKi Son, Sangjun Lee, Sang Hyun Lee, Taewan Lim, Soo Kyung Lee, Kook Hyun Lee
Massive hemoptysis is respiratory compromise which should be managed as a life-threatening condition. In our case, the bronchial blocker played a role in hemostasis of tracheal bleeding very close to the carina and prevented further spillage into the contralateral lung. Right-sided one-lung isolation in an 87-year-old female, who received cardiopulmonary resuscitation due to myocardial infarction, was requested due to hemoptysis. Right-sided bronchial bleeding was suspected on auscultation, but esophageal and tracheal bleeding due to violent intubation with a stylet was also considered...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
J Defosse, M Schieren, A Böhmer, V von Dossow, T Loop, F Wappler, M U Gerbershagen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: This study's objective was to evaluate current thoracic anaesthesia practice in Germany and to quantify potential differences depending on the hospital's level of care. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A four-part online survey containing 28 questions was mailed to all anaesthesiology department chairs (n = 777) registered with the German Society of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine. RESULTS: The general response rate was 31...
June 2016: Der Anaesthesist
M Kocmalova, M Joskova, S Franova, P Banovcin, M Sutovska
Expression of voltage-gated sodium channels (Nav) takes place in the airways and the role of Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 in the control of airway's defense reflexes has been confirmed. The activation of Nav channels is crucial for cough initiation and airway smooth muscle reactivity, but it is unknown whether these channels regulate ciliary beating. This study evaluated the involvement of Nav1.7 and Nav1.8 channels in the airway defense mechanisms using their pharmacological blockers in healthy guinea pigs and in the experimental allergic asthma model...
2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Daniela Castiglia, Salvatore Battaglia, Alida Benfante, Claudio Sorino, Nicola Scichilone
Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are two distinct diseases that share a condition of chronic inflammation of the airways and bronchial obstruction. In clinical settings, it is not rare to come across patients who present with clinical and functional features of both diseases, posing a diagnostic dilemma. The overlap condition has been termed asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), and mainly occurs in individuals with long-standing asthma, especially if they are also current or former smokers...
June 2016: Drugs & Aging
Jean S Bussières, Jacques Somma, José Luis Carrasco Del Castillo, Jérôme Lemieux, Massimo Conti, Paula A Ugalde, Nathalie Gagné, Yves Lacasse
INTRODUCTION: Double-lumen endotracheal tubes (DL-ETT) and bronchial blockers (BB) have both been used for lung isolation in video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS). Though not well studied, it is widely thought that a DL-ETT provides faster and better quality lung collapse. The aim of this study was to compare a BB technique vs a left-sided DL-ETT strategy with regard to the time and quality of lung collapse during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for elective VATS. METHODS: Forty patients requiring OLV for VATS were randomized to receive a BB (n = 20) or a left-sided DL-ETT (n = 20)...
July 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
E Blazquez, D Narváez, A Fernandez-Lopez, L Garcia-Aparicio
Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome (RTS) is a chromosomopathy associated to molecular mutations or microdeletions of chromosome 16. It has an incidence of 1:125,000-700,000 live births. RTS patients present craniofacial and thoracic anomalies that lead to a probable difficult-to-manage airway and ventilation. They also present mental retardation and comorbidity, such as congenital cardiac defects, pulmonary structural anomalies and recurrent respiratory infections, which increase the risk of aspiration pneumonia. Cardiac arrhythmias have been reported after the use of certain drugs such as succinylcholine and atropine, in a higher incidence than in general population...
June 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
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