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Airway surgery in children

M H Zou, L Ma, Y S Xia, S C Yang, W D Chen, F Cao, X X Chen
Objective: To review the early and mid-term results of end-to-side anastomosis technique for interrupted aortic arch in neonates and infants. Methods: Clinic data of 46 patients were diagnosed as interrupted aortic arch in Department of Cardiac Surgery, Guangzhou Women and Children's Medical Center between January 2010 and December 2016 were analyzed retrospectively. Twenty-six cases were neonates. The median age underwent surgery was 23 days (range: 2 days to 8 years). Anatomical subtypes included 36 cases of type A and 10 cases of type B...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Balagangadhar R Totapally, Ashish H Shah, Toba Niazi
OBJECTIVE: Posterior fossa tumor surgery in children poses a significant morbidity and mortality. Large multi-institutional datasets characterizing the epidemiology and morbidity of children undergoing posterior fossa tumor surgery are lacking. The objective of this study is to describe the epidemiology and short term surgical outcomes of children presenting with cerebellar tumors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the Kids Inpatient Database (KID) for all hospital discharges in 2012 with a diagnosis of cerebellar tumor (ICD-9 diagnosis code 191...
February 26, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Kazuchika Suzuki, Hiroaki Sakai, Kenji Takahashi
We herein report anesthetic management during aortic valve replacement for aortic valve regurgitation in a patient with adult mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS type 2) (Hunter syndrome). This disorder is rare and related to the accumulation of a mucopolysaccharide in lysosomes. It affects various organs, including the airways, heart, and central nerves. In children with MPS type 2, the risk of airway obstruction during anesthesia/sedation is high, and the degree of difficulty increases with aging. The patient described herein was a 33-year-old male without mental retardation...
2018: JA Clin Rep
Robrecht J H Logjes, Maartje Haasnoot, Petra M A Lemmers, Mike F A Nicolaije, Marie-José H van den Boogaard, Aebele B Mink van der Molen, Corstiaan C Breugem
Although Robin sequence (RS) is a well-known phenomenon, it is still associated with considerable morbidity and even mortality. The purposes of this study were to gain greater insight into the mortality rate and identify risk factors associated with mortality in RS. We retrospectively reviewed all RS infants followed at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital from 1995 to 2016. Outcome measurements were death and causes of death. The authors identified 103 consecutive RS infants with a median follow-up of 8.6 years (range 0...
February 28, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Meredith Merz Lind, Marco Corridore, Cameron Sheehan, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Tensing Maa
Objective To design and assess an advanced pediatric airway management course, through simulation-based team training and with multiple disciplines, to emphasize communication and cooperation across subspecialties and to provide a common skill set and knowledge base. Methods Trainees from anesthesiology, emergency medicine, critical care, pediatric surgery, and otolaryngology at a tertiary children's hospital participated in a 1-day workshop emphasizing airway skills and complex airway simulations. Small groups were multidisciplinary to promote teamwork...
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
Ciro Esposito, Amulya Saxena, Sabine Irtan, Holger Till, Maria Escolino
INTRODUCTION: Respiratory manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), particularly chronic cough, are being recognized with increased frequency in children. This survey aimed to investigate the efficacy of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for treatment of GERD-related respiratory symptoms not responsive to medical therapy in neurological normal children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We collected data of children with GERD-related respiratory complaints not responsive to medical therapy who underwent laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in four European centers of Pediatric Surgery over a 10-year period...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
E V Ivlev, E A Ruben
THE AIM: A comparative analysis of the injuries of upper airways flexible reinforced laryngeal mask and endotracheal intubation by examining the stress response reaction of the cardiovascular system, as well as the frequency and variety of complications. Blood pressure, heart rate, glucose and cortisol, and complications of airway management in children were analyzed. METHODS: The influence of the method of airway management with surgery in nose and sinuses in children in the stress response, hemodynamics, injuries of the airway were studied...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Harish Dharmarajan, Noémie Rouillard-Bazinet, Binoy M Chandy
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head and neck teratomas account for less than 4% of congenital teratomas. The distinct presentations and outcomes of mature and immature head and neck teratomas have not been well established. OBJECTIVES: To review the management and outcomes of pediatric head and neck teratomas. To distinguish differences between mature and immature tumors with respect to the age at presentation and surgery, tumor size and location, alpha fetoprotein (AFP) levels, airway management, and recurrence...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Shilei Pu, Hongming Xu, Xiaoyan Li
BACKGROUND: Supraglottoplasty is the mainstay of surgical treatment for laryngomalacia. A novel supraglottoplasty surgical technique is needed to achieve better efficacy. The purpose of this study was to introduce modified microscopic radiofrequency ablation supraglottoplasty (MMRAS) for the treatment of congenital laryngomalacia and to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of this novel approach. METHODS: Seventeen children with severe laryngomalacia who underwent MMRAS were studied retrospectively...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Proshad N Efune, Abu Minhajuddin, Peter Szmuk
BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the incidence and contributing factors of postdischarge nausea and vomiting in children. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of postdischarge nausea and vomiting in day surgery patients and to identify demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative variables that influence the risk. METHODS: In this prospective observational study, a postdischarge questionnaire was administered to parents of ambulatory patients who received anesthesia and the electronic records were reviewed...
March 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
Manish B Kotwani, Anila D Malde
Background and Aims: Increasing number of pediatric ambulatory surgeries are being carried out in general anesthesia using supraglottic airways (SGAs). Literature comparing sevoflurane and desflurane for the maintenance of SGA-based anesthesia is limited. Hence, we planned this prospective randomized study to compare the maintenance, emergence and recovery characteristics of sevoflurane and desflurane for pediatric ambulatory surgery. Material and Methods: Sixty children aged 6 months to 6 years posted for short surgical procedures were enrolled into the study...
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Sook Hui Chaw, Ina I Shariffuddin, Li Lian Foo, Pui Kuan Lee, Ramona Maya Paran, Peak Chee Cheang, Lucy Chan
To date, most of the studies on safety and efficacy of supraglottic airway devices were done in Caucasian patients, and the results may not be extrapolated to Asian patients due to the different airway anatomy. We conducted this study to compare Supreme™ LMA (SLMA) and Proseal™ LMA (PLMA) size 1.5 in anaesthetized children among an Asian population. This prospective randomized clinical trial was conducted in a tertiary teaching hospital from September 2013 until May 2016. Sixty children, weighing 5-10 kg, who were scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia were recruited and completed the study...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Kenneth R Whittemore, Jenna M Dargie, Briana K Dornan, Brian Boudreau
OBJECTIVES: To determine the usage of otolaryngology services by children with cleft palate at a pediatric tertiary care facility. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Specialty clinic at a pediatric tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Children born between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2002, with the diagnosis of cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. A total of 41 female and 48 male patients were included. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Total number of otolaryngology clinic visits and total number of otolaryngologic surgeries (tympanostomy tube placements and other otologic or upper airway procedures)...
January 1, 2018: Cleft Palate-craniofacial Journal
Renee L Devor, Paul Kang, Chasity Wellnitz, John J Nigro, Daniel A Velez, Brigham C Willis
OBJECTIVES: 1) Determine the correlation between pulmonary dead space fraction and extubation success in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients; and 2) document the natural history of pulmonary dead space fractions, dynamic compliance, and airway resistance during the first 72 hours postoperatively in postoperative pediatric cardiac patients. DESIGN: A retrospective chart review. SETTING: Cardiac ICU in a quaternary care free-standing children's hospital...
January 16, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Andrie C Westerkamp, A Fred de Geus, Bouwe Molenbuur, Peter Meyer, J K Götz Wietasch, Michel M R F Struys, Herman G D Hendriks
BACKGROUND: Comparisons of peri-operative complications associated with paediatric (≤16 years) and adult anaesthesia are poorly available, especially in which cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery are involved. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the nature and incidence of peri-operative complications that might be due to anaesthesia and to identify independent risk factors for complications in children and adults, including those undergoing cardiac surgery, organ transplantation and neurosurgery...
January 13, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Giselle Cuestas, Verónica Rodríguez, Flavia Doormann, Patricio Bellia Munzón, Gastón Bellia Munzón
Laryngeal tumors are uncommon in children, accounting only for 2% of the laryngeal anomalies. Ninety-eight percent are benign; the most frequent ones are recurrent respiratory papillomatosis and haemangioma. Granular cell tumor, also called Abrikossoff tumor, is an unusual benign neoplasm, especially in the larynx. Clinical manifestations depend on the size and location of the tumor. Dysphonia is the main presenting symptom. The diagnosis is confirmed by the biopsy. The treatment of choice is surgery. We present a 9-year-old girl with dysphonia and exertion dyspnea due to a granular cell tumor of the larynx, and we emphasize the importance of considering the endoscopic evaluation of the airway in every child with progressive or persistent dysphonia in order to determine the etiology...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
Trisha V Vigneswaran, Eva Kapravelou, Aaron J Bell, Andrew Nyman, Kuberan Pushparajah, John M Simpson, Andrew Durward, Vita Zidere
A right aortic arch (RAA) with a left arterial duct (LAD) together encircle the trachea and have the potential to cause tracheobronchial compression and published guidelines recommend bronchoscopy in symptomatic patients. The aim of the study was to describe the incidence of tracheal compression in a cohort of prenatally diagnosed RAA and LAD. Retrospective review of clinical course and imaging of prenatal cases of RAA and LAD assessed with flexible bronchoscopy over an 11-year period. 34 cases of prenatally diagnosed RAA with LAD underwent bronchoscopy at median age of 9 months (range 0...
January 6, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
J Bouaoud, A Joly, A Picard, B Thierry, E Arnaud, S James, I Hennessy, B McGarvey, P Cairet, A Vecchione, E Vergnaud, C Duracher, R H Khonsari
Massive swelling of the tongue can occur after posterior fossa and craniofacial surgery. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the occurrence of such severe postoperative macroglossia, but this phenomenon is still poorly understood. Severe postoperative macroglossia can be a life-threatening condition due to upper airway obstruction. Three cases of severe postoperative macroglossia that occurred after cervical spine, craniofacial, and posterior fossa surgical procedures are reported here. These cases required specialized maxillofacial management and a prolonged stay in the intensive care unit...
January 1, 2018: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pierre Fayoux, Martin Morisse, Rony Sfeir, Laurent Michaud, Sam Daniel
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal atresia (EA) is the most common congenital esophageal malformation. Airway pathology, in particular, tracheomalacia and laryngotracheal anomalies is a major cause of morbidity and mortalilty in patients with EA. The aim of this study was to report the incidence and type of laryngotracheal anomalies seen in a large series of patients with EA, and to evaluate their impact on the management of children with EA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
February 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Anu K Kaskinen, Turkka Kirjavainen, Paula Rautiainen, Laura Martelius, Sture Andersson, Olli M Pitkänen
Measurement of dynamic lung compliance during breathing requires measurement of esophageal pressure, whereas static respiratory system compliance (Crs) method requires several airway occlusions. Despite their precision these compliance methods are cumbersome and not suitable for evaluation of pulmonary system in intensive care. The current ventilators display dynamic Crs, which, however, is seldom utilized in clinical practice. We studied the feasibility of ventilator-derived dynamic Crs measurement in pulmonary evaluation after congenital cardiac surgery in children...
December 27, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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