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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223464/reversal-of-pap-failure-with-the-repap-protocol
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Barry Krakow, Victor A Ulibarri, Natalia D McIver, Carli Yonemoto, Alyssa Tidler, Jessica Obando, Michelle R Foley-Shea, Jonathan Ornelas, Spencer Dawson
BACKGROUND: Re-titrations, an atypical approach to reverse PAP failure, was investigated retrospectively. METHODS: Application of our re-titration of PAP (REPAP) protocol in subjects with previous PAP failure assessed original technology (masks, modes, and pressures) in 273 subjects, of which 70% reported co-occurring psychiatric conditions. The REPAP protocol emphasized changes in pressure modes and settings to address expiratory pressure intolerance and residual breathing events; mask changes were facilitated...
February 21, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211878/pre-descemets-endothelial-keratoplasty-the-pdek-clamp-for-successful-pdek
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H S Dua, D G Said
PurposeTo design and produce a clamp that enables good handling of donor sclera-corneal disks, allows air to be injected in the corneal stroma and consistently provides pre-Descemets endothelial keratoplasty (PDEK) tissue by creation of a type-1 big bubble (BB) avoiding a type-2BB by shutting the fenestrations in the periphery of the pre-Descemets layer and preventing escape of air.Patients and methodsA clamp with spring loaded handles attached to two rings of 9 mm diameter and 1 mm width with a side port for insertion of a needle for air injection was designed and produced...
February 17, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209038/-a-comparison-of-leak-compensation-in-six-acute-care-ventilators-during-non-invasive-ventilation
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X S Hu, Y Wang, Z T Wang, P Yan, X G Zhang, S F Zhao, F Xie, H J Gu, L X Xie
Objective: To compare the ability of leak compensation in 6 medical ventilators during non-invasive ventilation. Methods: Six medical ventilators were selected, including 3 non-invasive ventilators (V60, Flexo and Stellar150), and 3 invasive ventilators(Avea, Servo I and BellaVist). Using a lung simulator, the ability of leak compensation was evaluated during triggering and cycling in 2 respiratory mechanics conditions (high airway resistance condition and high elastance resistance condition), and each condition was performed under 2 PEEP levels (4, and 8 cmH(2)O, 1 mmHg=0...
February 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208144/conservative-versus-surgical-management-of-iatrogenic-tracheal-rupture
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Nikolaos Panagiotopoulos, Davide Patrini, Matthew Barnard, Efstratios Koletsis, Dimitrios Dougenis, David Lawrence
Iatrogenic tracheal rupture (ITR) represents a life-threatening condition requiring prompt diagnosis, management, and treatment. The management of ITR is challenging, and treatment options depend on tear location, size, injury extent, and the patient's respiratory status. Although this complication has been extensively reported in published literature, the best evidence practice, for the management, requires clarification. In this review, the authors focused on the establishment of a differential diagnosis and the potential mechanism of the injury, the decision-making process, and the therapeutic approaches...
January 9, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203416/learning-curve-and-established-phase-for-uniportal-vats-lobectomies-the-papworth-experience
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Benedetta Bedetti, Luca Bertolaccini, Piergiorgio Solli, Marco Scarci
BACKGROUND: Uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopy (VATS) has increasingly gained importance in the thoracic surgery scenario. The use of this technique can reduce postoperative pain and length of stay and gives the surgeon the same operative perspective as open surgery. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed the data of 73 patients who underwent uniportal VATS lobectomies from November 2014 to December 2015 in our institution. We divided the patients in two groups (group 1: first 30 patients vs...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198583/cuffed-endotracheal-tubes-in-children-the-effect-of-the-size-of-the-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-on-intracuff-pressure
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Senthil G Krishna, Mumin Hakim, Roby Sebastian, Heather L Dellinger, Dmitry Tumin, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: In children, the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube is based on various age-based formulas. However, such formulas may over or underestimate the size of the cuffed endotracheal tube. There are no data on the impact of different-sized cuffed endotracheal tubes (ETT) on the intracuff pressure in children. AIM: The current study measures intracuff pressure with different-sized cuffed ETT. METHOD: The study was conducted in an in vitro and in vivo phase...
February 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196710/a-risk-factor-paper-on-air-leaks-now-it-s-time-for-treatment-strategy-papers-from-the-only-5-tool-hospital-athlete-the-thoracic-surgeon
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EDITORIAL
Robert James Cerfolio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179438/management-of-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-treatment-compliance-using-telemonitoring-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Cecilia Turino, Jordi de Batlle, Holger Woehrle, Ana Mayoral, Anabel Lourdes Castro-Grattoni, Sílvia Gómez, Mireia Dalmases, Manuel Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Ferran Barbé
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), but treatment compliance is often unsatisfactory. This study investigated the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of telemonitoring for improving CPAP compliance.100 newly diagnosed OSA patients requiring CPAP (apnoea-hypopnoea index >15 events·h(-1)) were randomised to standard management or a telemonitoring programme that collected daily information about compliance, air leaks and residual respiratory events, and initiated patient contact to resolve issues...
February 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171738/analysis-of-audiometric-outcomes-following-combined-middle-cranial-fossa-transmastoid-approaches-for-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-otorrhea
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Shawn M Stevens, Ryan Crane, Myles L Pensak, Ravi N Samy
Outcome Objectives To (1) explore audiometric outcomes following use of a combined transmastoid/middle cranial fossa (TM-MCF) approach in the treatment of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) otorrhea and (2) determine the influence of dehiscence location and reconstructive methodology on audiometric outcomes. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Adults with spontaneous CSF otorrhea were reviewed from 2007 to 2016 if they underwent combined TM-MCF. Definitive audiometric evaluations were performed at least 3 months postoperatively...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170116/anorexia-nervosa-with-massive-pulmonary-air-leak-and-extraordinary-propagation
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V M Jensen, R K Støving, P E Andersen
A rare case combining pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, pneumopericardium, pneumoperitoneum, pneumorrhachis, air in retroperitoneum and extensive subcutaneous emphysema simultaneously in a severely anorectic male with BMI 9.2 (22.8 kg) and multiple vomitings is presented. This unusual condition was treated successfully with conservative medical approach in a specialized somatic unit for anorexia nervosa.
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152278/oligohydramnios-compromises-lung-cells-size-and-interferes-with-epithelial-endothelial-development
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Tanbir Najrana, Lauren M Ramos, Rasha Abu Eid, Juan Sanchez-Esteban
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Severe oligohydramnios can induce pulmonary hypoplasia. However, the mechanisms by which leaking of fluids cause lung hypoplasia are not well defined. The objective of this study was to characterize a mouse model of pulmonary hypoplasia induced by oligohydramnios. METHODS: Amniotic sacs were punctured on E14.5 of gestation. Untouched fetuses were used as control. Pregnancy was allowed to continue until E18.5 in which lung tissue was collected and evaluated for morphometry, proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, and angiogenesis...
February 2, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152221/ex-vivo-humidifying-capacity-and-patient-acceptability-of-stoma-cloths-in-laryngectomized-individuals
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Liset Lansaat, Cindy van den Boer, Sara H Muller, Vincent van der Noort, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Frans J M Hilgers
BACKGROUND: Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) improve respiratory function after laryngectomy, but there is virtually no information on the benefit of traditional stoma cloths or other covers. METHODS: Two sequential studies were performed: (1) an ex vivo test was used to compare the humidifying capacity of stoma cloths to other coverings; and (2) a 4-week randomized trial was then performed to assess patient acceptability of cloths both alone and with an HME (N = 18)...
February 2, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149556/effect-of-gender-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Jessica R Glover, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Wei Wei Zhang, Kavian Toosi, Tawee Tanvetyanon, Emily P Ng, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
BACKGROUND: Female gender has been associated with worse outcomes after cardiovascular surgery and critical illness. We investigated the effect of gender on perioperative outcomes following robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 282 consecutive patients who underwent robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy by one surgeon over 53 months. Perioperative outcomes and clinically significant intraoperative and postoperative complications, including respiratory and cardiovascular events, were noted...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146296/nasal-intermittent-positive-pressure-ventilation-nippv-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-ncpap-for-preterm-neonates-after-extubation
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REVIEW
Brigitte Lemyre, Peter G Davis, Antonio G De Paoli, Haresh Kirpalani
BACKGROUND: Previous randomised trials and meta-analyses have shown that nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) is a useful method for providing respiratory support after extubation. However, this treatment sometimes 'fails' in infants, and they may require endotracheal re-intubation with its attendant risks and expense. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) can augment NCPAP by delivering ventilator breaths via nasal prongs. Older children and adults with chronic respiratory failure benefit from NIPPV, and the technique has been applied to neonates...
February 1, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144745/intraoperative-colonoscopy-for-the-assessment-and-prevention-of-anastomotic-leakage-in-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
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Seung Yoon Yang, Jeonghee Han, Yoon Dae Han, Min Soo Cho, Hyuk Hur, Kang Young Lee, Nam Kyu Kim, Byung Soh Min
PURPOSE: Anastomotic leakage (AL) after stapled anastomosis in rectal cancer surgery is a major concern. Various types of intraoperative anastomotic air leakage tests (ALTs) have been proposed to reduce AL. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of intraoperative colonoscopy (IOC) as an intraoperative ALT in low anterior resection for rectal cancer. METHODS: A total of 1266 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Among them, 215 patients who underwent IOC as an ALT in rectal cancer surgery were identified...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144064/re-discovering-the-heimlich-valve-old-wine-in-a-new-bottle
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Ajay Narasimhan, Shivanraj Ayyanathan, Late Rajavenkatesh Krishnamoorthy
A 14-year-old boy came to our outpatient department with pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. He was found to have a loculated empyema on the right side. He was taken up for surgery and decortication was done. He developed air leak in the postoperative period. When the air leak did not settle until the 10(th) day, we decided to attach the atrium Pneumostat(™), a modified version of the Heimlich valve to his Intercostal drainage tube and sent him home. On further follow-up, his lung expanded, and ICD could be removed...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132594/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-the-management-of-post-pneumonectomy-air-leak-and-adult-respiratory-distress-syndrome-of-the-non-operated-lung
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Szkorupa Marek, Simek Martin, Zuscich Ondrej, Chudacek Josef, Neoral Cestmir, Lonsky Vladimir
Post-pneumonectomy air leak and severe respiratory failure of the non-operated lung is considered to be a life-threatening complication of lung surgery. We present the case report of a 68-year-old man who underwent a right pneumonectomy for spinocellular carcinoma. Refractory respiratory failure occurred following bronchial stump air leakage and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of the non-operated lung. Established veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) was utilized to maintain tissue oxygenation while re-do surgery was performed...
January 1, 2017: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128014/effect-of-obesity-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-robotic-assisted-pulmonary-lobectomy
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Bryce Montané, Kavian Toosi, Frank O Velez-Cubian, Maria F Echavarria, Matthew R Thau, Raj A Patel, Kathryn Rodriguez, Carla C Moodie, Joseph R Garrett, Jacques P Fontaine, Eric M Toloza
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether higher body mass index (BMI) affects perioperative and postoperative outcomes after robotic-assisted video-thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively studied all patients who underwent robotic-assisted pulmonary lobectomy by one surgeon between September 2010 and January 2015. Patients were grouped according to the World Health Organization's definition of obesity, with "obese" being defined as BMI >30.0 kg/m(2)...
January 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124736/high-flow-nasal-cannula-hfnc-versus-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-ncpap-for-the-initial-respiratory-management-of-acute-viral-bronchiolitis-in-young-infants-a-multicenter-randomized-controlled-trial-tramontane-study
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Christophe Milési, Sandrine Essouri, Robin Pouyau, Jean-Michel Liet, Mickael Afanetti, Aurélie Portefaix, Julien Baleine, Sabine Durand, Clémentine Combes, Aymeric Douillard, Gilles Cambonie
PURPOSE: Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) is currently the gold standard for respiratory support for moderate to severe acute viral bronchiolitis (AVB). Although oxygen delivery via high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) is increasingly used, evidence of its efficacy and safety is lacking in infants. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed in five pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) to compare 7 cmH2O nCPAP with 2 L/kg/min oxygen therapy administered with HFNC in infants up to 6 months old with moderate to severe AVB...
February 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124480/fissure-last-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-for-non-upper-lobes
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Davor Stamenovic, Korkut Bostanci, Antje Messerschmidt, Jahn Tillmann, Marko Kostic, Thomas Schneider
BACKGROUND: Surgical approach into the fissural parenchyma may be an important and modifiable factor for the prevention of air leak after anatomical lung resections. Fissureless fissure-last technique has been described as useful technique to reduce air leak, yet in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) data are limited and mostly on the upper lobes. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and feasibility of fissureless fissure-last VATS 'non-upper' lobectomies and the impact of it on the immediate outcome, especially relating to air leak...
January 26, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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