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Bronchoscopic intubation

Jung-In Ko, Sang Ook Ha, Min Seok Koo, Miyoung Kwon, Jieun Kim, Jin Jeon, So Hee Park, Sangwoo Shim, Youjin Chang, Taejin Park
OBJECTIVE: Airway management in patients with suspected cervical spine injury is classified as a "difficult airway." The best device for managing difficult airways is not known. Therefore, we conducted an intubation study simulating patients with cervical spine injury using three devices: a conventional Macintosh laryngoscope, a video laryngoscope (GlideScope), and a fiberoptic bronchoscope (MAF-TM). Success rates, intubation time, and complication rates were compared. METHODS: Nine physician experts in airway management participated in this study...
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Jung-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Eun Soo Kim, Hae-Kyu Kim, Soeun Jeon, Hyae-Jin Kim
Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital hamartomatous disorder with multisystem involvement. PS shows highly clinical variability due to overgrowth of the affected areas, and several features can make anesthetic management challenging. Little is known about the airway problem associated with anesthesia in PS patients. An 11-year-old girl with PS was scheduled for ear surgery under general anesthesia. She had features complicating intubation including facial asymmetry and disproportion, abnormal teeth, limitation of neck movement due to torticollis, and thoracolumbar scoliosis...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Nathan H Waldron, Bryant W Stolp, Michael P Ogilvie, David B Powers, Michael R Shaughnessy
We present the case report of a 49-year-old gentleman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the left nare status post curative bifrontal craniotomy, left lateral rhinotomy and medial maxillectomy, adjuvant radiotherapy, and orbital exenteration for optic neuropathy, complicated by medial wall dehiscence. His course was also complicated by severe radiation trismus, for which he was scheduled to undergo bilateral mandibular coronoidectomies. Given his limited mouth opening, the surgeon requested a nasal endotracheal tube...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Fangfan Ye, Gaoyin Kong, Jia Huang
INTRODUCTION: Scleroderma is a progressive fibrotic disorder of connective tissue which can present multiple anesthetic challenges to anesthetists, especially airway management. Awake intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope is widely accepted and implemented for progressive systematic scleroderma patients. With the development and improvement of intubation devices these years, there is no report addressing other intubation methods for sclerotic patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47 year-old, 42-kg man with 1-year history of localized scleroderma was scheduled for the operation of inner fixation after 6 days of his acetabular fracture...
2016: SpringerPlus
Caineng Wu, Jianqi Wei, Qingyun Cen, Xuefan Sha, Qingxiang Cai, Wuhua Ma, Ying Cao
A difficult airway may lead to hypoxia and brain damage. The WEI Nasal Jet Tube (WNJ) is a new nasal pharyngeal tube that applies supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) for patients during tracheal intubation without the need for mask ventilation. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of SJOV-assisted fibre-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) using the WNJ in the management of difficult tracheal intubations. A total of 50 adult patients with Cormack-Lehane grade ≥3 and general anesthesia with tracheal intubation were randomly assigned to either the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or WNJ groups...
September 14, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Michael Gottlieb, Vibhu Sharma, John Field, Michael Rozum, John Bailitz
INTRODUCTION: Patients with severe pulmonary hemorrhage due to unilateral trauma or a bleeding cancer often present to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress. Although it is generally recommended to perform single lung intubation, most emergency department providers do not have access to or are not familiar with double-lumen endotracheal tubes, and blind insertion of an endotracheal tube to maximum depth does not ensure that the proper (nonhemorrhagic) lung is ventilated...
August 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ehab Hussein, Vikas Pathak, Ray Wesley Shepherd, Samira Shojaee
Iatrogenic tracheal laceration is a known complication of emergent endotracheal intubation. Patients with tracheal laceration present a therapeutic challenge. There is no established standard treatment approach in this patient population. Interventions reported include conservative management, stent placement, or surgery. We present our experience of tracheal tears in patients with respiratory failure successfully managed with polyurethane-covered nitinol stent, including three cases of post-intubation and one case of post-surgical tracheostomy tracheal injury...
September 3, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Dechao Jiao, Na Xie, Xinwei Han, Gang Wu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of emergency endotracheal intubation (EEI) under fluoroscopy guidance for patients with acute dyspnea or asphyxia. METHODS: From October 2011 to October 2014, of 1521 patients with acute dyspnea or asphyxia who required EEI in 6 departments, 43 patients who experienced intubation difficulty or failure were entered into this study. Data on technical success, procedure time, complications, and clinical outcome were collected...
August 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Hui Li, Wu Wang, Ya-Ping Lu, Yan Wang, Li-Hua Chen, Li-Pei Lei, Xiang-Ming Fang
BACKGROUND: There is an unmet need for a reliable method of airway management for patients in the lateral position. This prospective randomized controlled two-center study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of intubation using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in the lateral position during surgery. METHODS: Seventy-two patients scheduled for elective nonobstetric surgery in the lateral decubitus position requiring tracheal intubation under general anesthesia at Lishui Central Hospital of Zhejiang Province and Jiaxing First Hospital of Zhejiang Province from April 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015, were enrolled in this study...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Onkar Kumar Jha, Arjun Khanna, Charul Dabral, Deepak Talwar
Broncholithiasis is an often overlooked condition and has been associated with symptoms such as cough, hemoptysis, and recurrent respiratory infections. The most common mechanism of a broncholith formation is the enlargement and subsequent erosion of a lymph node into an adjacent airway. Here, we describe this entity in a patient with advanced allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, with chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure, and with frequent infective exacerbations. These frequent exacerbations were initially attributed to the poor lung function of the patient and the inability to cough out the secretions...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Martin Krause, Bahareh Khatibi, Jacklynn F Sztain, Pariza Rahman, Anna B Shapiro, NavParkash S Sandhu
We describe a novel technique of real-time ultrasound-guided superior laryngeal nerve and translaryngeal blocks in 4 patients with anticipated difficult airways. All patients had altered neck anatomy, and 1 had a prior unsuccessful awake fiberoptic bronchoscopic intubation. For block performance, an 11-mm broadband curved array transducer with a scanning frequency between 8 and 5 MHz (Sonosite, Bothell, WA) was used for anatomical structure identification, needle guidance toward each superior laryngeal nerve and through the cricothyroid membrane, and deposition of local anesthetic in the appropriate location...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Aoife Kerrin, Paul Fitch, Claire Errington, Dennis Kerr, Liz Waxman, Kay Riding, Jon McCormack, Felicity Mehendele, Henry McSorley, Karen MacKenzie, Sabine Wronski, Armin Braun, Richard Levin, Ulf Theilen, Jürgen Schwarze
RATIONALE: The pathogenesis of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in infants remains poorly understood. Mouse models implicate pulmonary T cells in the development of RSV disease. T cell responses are initiated by dendritic cells (DCs), which accumulate in lungs of RSV-infected mice. In infants with RSV bronchiolitis, previous reports have shown that DCs are mobilised to the nasal mucosa, but data on lower airway DC responses are lacking. OBJECTIVE: To determine the presence and phenotype of DCs and associated immune cells in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and peripheral blood samples from infants with RSV bronchiolitis...
August 16, 2016: Thorax
Tomasz Urbanowicz, Bartłomiej Żabicki, Hanna Baszyńska-Wachowiak, Ewa Straburzyńska-Migaj, Robert Juszkat, Stefan Grajek, Marek Jemielity
Invasive aspergillosis is becoming increasingly prevalent, especially following transplantation. Invasive aspergillosis is associated with mortality. Successful therapy is related to early diagnosis and proper therapy. We present the case of a 61-year-old man suffering from invasive aspergillosis 2 months following heart transplantation. He was suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and he underwent orthotropic heart transplantation. He was readmitted to the Department of Cardiology 69 days following transplantation due to symptoms of productive cough for 5 days...
June 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Stalin Vinayagam, Mvs Satya Prakash, Pankaj Kundra, Surianarayana Gopalakrishnan
Endotracheal intubation was successfully accomplished with 70° rigid nasendoscope under video guidance in two patients in whom repeated attempts to secure airway with flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope were unsuccessful. Both patients had compromised airway (laryngeal papillomatosis and a huge thyroid swelling) and were uncooperative. Frova intubating introducer was used along with 70° rigid nasendoscope to accomplish tracheal intubation under video guidance.
July 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Sung Hye Byun, Su Hwang Kang, Jong Hae Kim, Taeha Ryu, Baek Jin Kim, Jin Yong Jung
BACKGROUND: Double-lumen endotracheal tubes (DLTs) are often displaced during change from the supine to the lateral decubitus position. The aim of this study was to determine whether Rescuefix, a recently developed tube-holder device, is more effective than the traditional tape-tying method for tube security during lateral positioning. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to a Rescuefix (R) group (n = 22) or a tape (T) group (n = 22). After intubation with a left-sided DLT and adjustment of the appropriate DLT position using a fiberoptic bronchoscope, the DLT was fixed firmly at the side of the mouth by either Rescuefix or Durapore tape...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr, Azizollah Abbasidezfouli, Roya Farzanegan, Saviz Pejhan, Abolghasem Daneshvar Kakhaki, Kambiz Sheikhy, Seyed Reza Saghebi, Farahnaz Sadeghbeigee, Abasad Gharedaghi, Nahid Jahanshahi, Mahdi Zangi
BACKGROUND: Most patients with postintubation tracheal stenosis are not ideal candidates for airway resection at presentation and their airways must be temporarily kept open by repeated bronchoscopic dilation (RBD). Meanwhile, some sufficiently recover by RBD without further airway resection requirement. We hypothesized whether systemic corticosteroids could lengthen RBD intervals, decrease the number of patients who eventually need airway resection, and shorten the required length of airway resection...
July 28, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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<strong>Objective </strong>To identify the characteristics of anesthesia and perioperative management for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). <strong>Methods </strong>Totally 63 patients scheduled for single THA in PUMC Hospital from January 1st 2013 to June 1st 2015 were included in this retrospective analysis,among whom 21 patients were diagnosed of AS. The perioperative clinical data included:demographic data,American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification,medical history,airway assessment,preoperative laboratory examinations,electrocardiogram,pulmonary function tests,intubation information,operation time,intraoperative intake and output volume,postoperative hospital stay,and postoperative complications...
June 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Jungsil Lee, Yoon Jun Kim, Hyung-Jun Kim, Jee-Min Kim, Young-Chan Kim, Sun Mi Choi
A 59-year-old man presented with acute dyspnea following sudden productive cough and expectoration of a full cup of "blood-tinged" sputum. He had been diagnosed with hepatitis B virus-related hepatocellular carcinoma and had received transarterial chemoembolization 5 years ago for a 20-cm hepatic mass; he denied any history of hematemesis and the last esophagogastroduodenoscopy from a year ago showed absence of varix. Chest computed tomography (CT) with angiography showed new appearance of right basal lung consolidation but no bleeding focus...
July 2016: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
Eun Jin Ahn, Geun Joo Choi, Hyun Kang, Chong Wha Baek, Yong Hun Jung, Young Cheol Woo, Si Ra Bang
Air-Q® (air-Q) is a supraglottic airway device which can be used as a guidance of intubation in pediatric as well as in adult patients. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of air-Q compared to other airway devices during general anesthesia in pediatric patients by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. A total of 10 studies including 789 patients were included in the final analysis. Compared with other supraglottic airway devices, air-Q showed no evidence for a difference in leakage pressure and insertion time...
2016: BioMed Research International
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