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Orotracheal Intubation

Paula Colvara de Souza, Vanessa Souza Gigoski, Camila Lúcia Etges, Lisiane da Rosa Barbosa
PURPOSE: Describe the findings of postoperative clinical evaluation of swallowing in infants with congenital heart disease (CHD) in a reference hospital in southern Brazil. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study conducted postoperatively with infants with medical diagnosis of CHD aged 0-6 months in a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Exclusion criteria comprised infants with neurological and respiratory impairments, craniofacial malformation, structural alteration in the upper airways, and suspicion or diagnosis of genetic syndromes...
March 1, 2018: CoDAS
Fátima Ruiz Camuñas, Manuel Valero Cabeza de Vaca, Alberto García Fernández
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 1, 2018: Archivos de Bronconeumología
Dhara P Amin, Michael N Cooper, Kim I Newton
BACKGROUND: Lingual hematoma (LH) is a relatively uncommon entity seen after both medical and traumatic etiologies. Regardless of the cause, the feared complication is acute airway obstruction. CASE REPORT: Our case involves a 39-year-old man who presented to the Emergency Department via emergency medical services with an enlarging LH after an unwitnessed fall, suspected to be an alcohol withdrawal seizure. The bleeding was likely exacerbated by previously undiagnosed thrombocytopenia...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Carlos R Silva-Filho, Ricardo Antonio G Barbosa, Carlindo V Silva-Jr, Luiz M S Malbouisson, Maria José C Carmona, Silvia Regina C Jorge-Santos
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to apply a pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics approach to investigate the free propofol plasma levels in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting under hypothermic conditions compared with the off-pump procedure. METHODS: Nineteen patients scheduled for on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting under hypothermic conditions (n=10) or the equivalent off-pump surgery (n=9) were anesthetized with sufentanil and propofol target-controlled infusion (2 μg/mL) during surgery...
2018: Clinics
T Ponnusamy, P Kundra, P Rudingwa, S Gopalakrishnan
Semi-rigid flexible introducer-guided tracheal intubation is associated with pharyngolaryngeal morbidities. We compared the practice of railroading a newly described modified reinforced silicone tracheal tube with a built-in guide channel in its wall over a non-kinking guidewire with railroading the same tube over a disposable bougie, with respect to pharyngolaryngeal morbidities. One hundred and twenty-four ASA 1 and 2 adults were randomly assigned to undergo bougie-guided (n = 62) or wire-guided (n = 62) intubation under general anaesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Anaesthesia
Fernanda C Sassi, Karina C B Bühler, Fabiola S Juste, Fabiola C F Almeida, Debora M Befi-Lopes, Claudia R F de Andrade
OBJECTIVE: The identification of oropharyngeal aspiration is paramount since it can have negative consequences on a compromised respiratory status. Our hypothesis was that dysphagia in neurologically intact children with respiratory disease is associated to specific clinical markers. STUDY DESIGN: Using the medical files we conducted a retrospective, observational cohort study on children admitted to the pediatric hospital unit due to respiratory disease. We collected data on specific parameters of a clinical swallowing assessment and dysphagia was classified according to the Dysphagia Management Staging Scale...
February 2, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
Elena Molina Fernández, Ramón Moreno-Luna, Francisco López Navas, Marta López Porras, C Giménez, Serafín Sánchez Gómez
Tracheobronchial injuries are closely related to orotracheal intubations and chest traumas. Stabbing injuries are very rare and often life threatening because of the damage to vital structures such as the respiratory tract and large arterial or venous vessels. Early diagnosis and treatment of penetrating neck injuries increase survival rates. We report a case of the tracheobronchial section with a penetrating stabbing wound on the left laterocervical area associated with contralateral pneumothorax, requiring urgent surgical pulmonary repair, tracheal suture, and tracheotomy...
September 2017: Turkish archives of otorhinolaryngology
Fátima R Oliveira, Victor H Oliveira, Ítalo M Oliveira, José W Lima, Daniela Calderaro, Danielle M Gualandro, Bruno Caramelli
BACKGROUND: Delirium is a common complication after cardiac surgery in older adult patients. However, risk factors and the influence of delirium on patient outcomes are not well established. We aimed to determine the incidence, predisposing and triggering factors of delirium following cardiac surgery. METHODS: One hundred seventy-three consecutive patients aged ≥60 years were studied. Patients' characteristics and two cognitive function assessment tests were recorded preoperatively...
February 1, 2018: BMC Anesthesiology
Federica N Vigotti, Germana Daidola, Antonio Marciello, Francesco Berruto, Antonietta Rizzuto, Ernesto Reina, Paolo M Perosa, Marco Saltarelli
BACKGROUND: Lactic acidosis (LA) is the most common form of metabolic acidosis, defined by lactate values greater than 5 mmol/L and pH<7.34. The pathogenesis of LA involves hypoxic causes (type A) and non-hypoxic (type B), often coexisting. Identification and removal of the trigger are mandatory in the therapeutic management of LA. The case: A 38 years-old male patient entered the Emergency Ward for dyspnea, fever, vomiting and hyporexia. An important respiratory distress with hyperventilation due to severe LA was found, together with severe hypoglicemia, without renal impairment...
February 2018: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
P Kot Baixauli, J E Morales Sarabia, L Rovira Soriano, J De Andrés Ibáñez
Smoke inhalation represents the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in burns patients. Given the injuries that can occur in the airway after this exposure, it is imperative to evaluate the need for orotracheal intubation in the emergency department and even in the place of first assistance by healthcare workers. Since the clinical signs are poor predictors of the severity of the lesion, in selected cases, it is advisable to perform a diagnostic fibroscopy. We present a case report of a patient with a smoke inhalation lesion in which the fibroscopy was determinant to proceed to intubation, and we propose an algorithm of action for the management of the airway in this type of patients...
January 20, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Edoardo Picetti, Michela Generali, Francesca Mensi, Giampaolo Neri, Roberta Damia, Giuseppe Lippi, Gianfranco Cervellin
A 55 years old man self-presented to our Emergency Department (ED) reporting an attempted suicide by cutting the left forearm veins and ingesting approximately 200 mL of an herbicide (Myrtos®, containing 36% of glyphosate as isopropylamine salt). Laboratory tests showed metabolic acidosis. Hydration with normal saline and alkalinization with sodium bicarbonate was started according to suggestion of the poison control center, since an antidote was unavailable. Cardiorespiratory condition gradually worsened, so that non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) was applied and infusion of fluids was established...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Igor Muzlovic, Janja Perme, David Stubljar
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to investigate whether polyurethane (PU) endotracheal tubes, continuous measurements of cuff pressure and aspiration of the subglottic space as a bundle of parameters could reduce patients' risk for developing ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: Two groups of patients that differed only in terms of endotracheal tubes and intubation intervention were compared. Group A was ventilated using PU tubes a with conical cuff; they also had continuous cuff pressure measurement and continuous subglottic aspiration...
January 16, 2018: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift
Jeremy Zaworski, Pierre-Yves Delannoy, Nicolas Boussekey, Damien Thellier, Hugues Georges, Olivier Leroy
Background: Lithium poisoning could trigger multiple complications. We report the case of a lithium poisoning with five complications that are described for the first time together. Case report: A 60-year-old woman was admitted in our intensive care unit for altered consciousness. Severe lithium intoxication was diagnosed (lithium plasmatic level 8.21 mmol/l) associated with acute oliguric kidney failure. Continuous renal replacement therapy was started immediately...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
M Taboada, A Calvo, P Doldán, M Ramas, D Torres, M González, A Rodríguez, M Lombardía, Cr Fernandez, A Baluja, P Otero, J Álvarez
OBJECTIVE: To compare the complications and the difficulty of orotracheal intubation procedures performed in the Intensive Care Unit during the off-hours period and the on-hours period. DESIGN: A prospective, observational and non-interventional cohort study covering a period of 27 months was carried out. Working days between 8:00 a. m. and 7:59 p. m. were considered «on-hours», while the remaining shifts were regarded as «off-hours». SCOPE: An 18-bed surgical in a Intensive Care Unit of a third-level hospital...
December 20, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
Akif Enes Arıkan, Serkan Teksöz, İsmail Ahmet Bilgin, Özge Tarhan, Ateş Özyeğin
Although vocal cord paralysis (VCP) following thyroidectomy is primarily associated with surgical trauma, it is not the sole etiology. Vocal cord paralysis following thyroidectomy can be caused by a vocal cord hematoma with an incidence of 1.4% due to direct injury during orotracheal intubation. In this article, we present a case of VCP caused by vocal cord hematoma. A 32-year-old male patient who has been receiving propylthiouracil treatment for toxic multinodular goiter since 10 years was admitted to our hospital to be operated because of persisting complaints...
2017: Turkish Journal of Surgery
Jaya Sharma, Shobha Purohit, Sonali Bhatia, Poonam Kalra, Mamta Sharma, Reema Meena
Background and Aims: Awake fibre-optic intubation (AFOI) is an integral part of anaesthetic management of difficult airways. Conscious sedation is essential to assist AFOI. This study compared two different doses of dexmedetomidine in combination with topical spray and airway blocks for awake orotracheal fibre-optic intubation in patients undergoing elective cervical spine surgery with rigid cervical collar in situ. Methods: A randomized, prospective, comparative study design was conducted in sixty patients divided into two groups: Group (L) (n = 30) patients received low dose of dexmedetomidine (0...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Francesco Mora, Francesco Missale, Fabiola Incandela, Marta Filauro, Giampiero Parrinello, Alberto Paderno, Palmiro Della Casa, Cesare Piazza, Giorgio Peretti
Background: Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for early to intermediate laryngeal squamous cell cancer (SCC) can be technically challenging when adequate exposure of the posterior laryngeal compartment is required due to the presence of the orotracheal tube. The goal of our study was to analyze the efficacy of high frequency jet ventilation (HFJV) in achieving appropriate laryngeal exposure and safe oncologic resection of lesions located in such a position. Methods: We reviewed the clinical records of 62 patients affected by Tis-T2 SCC of the posterior laryngeal compartment treated by TLM between 02/2012 and 12/2016...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
Aiji Sato Boku, Kazuya Sobue, Eisuke Kako, Naoko Tachi, Yoko Okumura, Mayuko Kanazawa, Mayumi Hashimoto, Jun Harada
BACKGROUND: McGrath MAC video laryngoscope offers excellent laryngosopic views and increases the success rate of orotracheal intubation in some cases. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of McGrath MAC for routine nasotracheal intubation by comparing McGrath MAC with Airway scope and Macintosh laryngoscope. METHODS: A total of 60 adult patients with ASA physical status class 1 or 2, aged 20-70 years were enrolled in this study. Patients were scheduled for elective oral surgery under general anesthesia with nasotracheal intubation...
December 1, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
Rebekah A Burns, Neil G Uspal
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to determine current practices in procedural training and skill assessment for attending physicians working in pediatric emergency departments within the United States and Canada and identify barriers to providing training and assessment. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey study. Members of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program directors and associate program directors Listserv were invited to participate in an anonymous survey about attending physician training and assessment practices for 9 specific procedures and barriers to training and assessment...
November 20, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
Alberto Ferreira da Silva Junior, Gustavo Silvestre de Magalhaes Rocha, Camila Fialho da Silva Neves de Araujo, Ademir Franco, Rhonan Ferreira Silva
Deep neck infections are associated with high morbidity rates in dentistry. Early diagnosis and intervention play an essential part in decreasing morbidity rates. The present study aims to report a case of odontogenic deep neck infection after third molar extraction. A 51-year-old male patient underwent extraction of the mandibular right third molar. Seven days later, the patient developed symptoms and signs of progressive infection. Laboratorial and radiologic examinations in association with clinical investigations confirmed deep neck infection...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
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