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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30011222/nasal-positive-airway-pressure-and-sleep-apnea-reflections-on-an-experimental-method-that-became-a-therapy
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Colin E Sullivan
Nasally applied continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, acting as a pneumatic splint, is a remarkably effective treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a therapy that rescues patients with life-threatening disease. By stabilizing the upper airway in sleep, nasal CPAP paved the way for the use of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, now the standard of care in chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. As a therapy, nasal CPAP has stood the test of time, remaining as the mainstay after 38 years...
July 16, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30009152/the-determination-of-an-appropriate-time-for-placement-of-the-classic-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-patients-undergoing-general-anesthesia
#2
Naghi Abedini, Masoud Parish, Haleh Farzin, Hojjat Pourfathi, Masume Akhsham
Background: The management of the airways is an essential component of anesthesia planning. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA) plays an important role in modern anesthesia, however, intubation by LMA has some complications. It may cause inadequate anesthesia depth, which can lead to adverse events. The aim of this study was to evaluate the optimal time for intubation by LMA under general anesthesia. Methods: This study was conducted on 96 patients, who underwent operation and were appropriate candidates for intubation with appropriate LMA...
April 2018: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29973963/inhalation-techniques-used-in-patients-with-respiratory-failure-treated-with-noninvasive-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Patrycja Rzepka-Wrona, Szymon Skoczynski, Dawid Wrona, Adam Barczyk
The administration of aerosolized medication is a basic therapy for patients with numerous respiratory tract diseases, including obstructive airway diseases (OADs), cystic fibrosis (CF), and infectious airway diseases. The management and care for patients requiring mechanical ventilation remains one of the greatest challenges for medical practitioners, both in intensive care units (ICUs) and pulmonology wards. Aerosol therapy is often necessary for patients receiving noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which may be stopped for the time of drug delivery and administered through a metered-dose inhaler or nebulizer in the traditional way...
2018: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29927812/managing-the-airway-in-acute-care-patients
#4
Heather Meissen, Laura Johnson
Understanding how to assess, secure, and manage an airway can save a patient's life in an emergent situation. This article briefly describes the basics of airway management in the acute care setting.
July 2018: Nurse Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907602/improvised-first-aid-techniques-for-terrorist-attacks
#5
EDITORIAL
Andrew Loftus, Harvey Pynn, Paul Parker
Terrorist acts occur every day around the world. Healthcare professionals are often present as bystander survivors in these situations, with none of the equipment or infrastructure they rely on in their day-to-day practice. Within several countries there has been a move to disseminate the actions to take in the event of such attacks: in the UK, Run, Hide, Tell , and in the USA, Fight Back This paper outlines how a very basic medical knowledge combined with everyday high-street items can render highly effective first aid and save lives...
June 15, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851190/choosing-wisely-in-pediatric-anesthesia-an-interpretation-from-the-german-scientific-working-group-of-paediatric-anaesthesia-wakka
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Karin Becke, Christoph Eich, Claudia Höhne, Martin Jöhr, Andreas Machotta, Markus Schreiber, Robert Sümpelmann
Inspired by the Choosing Wisely initiative, a group of pediatric anesthesiologists representing the German Working Group on Paediatric Anaesthesia (WAKKA) coined and agreed upon 10 concise positive ("dos") or negative ("don'ts") evidence-based recommendations. (i) In infants and children with robust indications for surgical, interventional, or diagnostic procedures, anesthesia or sedation should not be avoided or delayed due to the potential neurotoxicity associated with the exposure to anesthetics...
May 30, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716705/evaluation-for-airway-obstruction-in-adult-patients-with-stable-ischemic-heart-disease
#7
M Mahendra, Sunil Kumar S, Nagaraj Desai, Jayaraj Bs, Mahesh Pa
BACKGROUND: Ischemic heart disease (IHD) and chronic airway disease (COPD and Asthma) are major epidemics accounting for significant mortality and morbidity. The combination presents many diagnostic challenges. Clinical symptoms and signs frequently overlap. There is a need for airway evaluation in these patients to plan appropriate management. METHODS: Consecutive stable IHD patients attending the cardiology OPD in a tertiary care centre were interviewed for collecting basic demographic information, brief medical, occupational, personal history and risk factors for coronary artery disease and airway disease, modified medical research centre (MMRC) grade for dyspnea, quality of life-St...
March 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676534/consensus-based-european-guidelines-for-treatment-of-atopic-eczema-atopic-dermatitis-in-adults-and-children-part-i
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A Wollenberg, S Barbarot, T Bieber, S Christen-Zaech, M Deleuran, A Fink-Wagner, U Gieler, G Girolomoni, S Lau, A Muraro, M Czarnecka-Operacz, T Schäfer, P Schmid-Grendelmeier, D Simon, Z Szalai, J C Szepietowski, A Taïeb, A Torrelo, T Werfel, J Ring
This guideline was developed as a joint interdisciplinary European project, including physicians from all relevant disciplines as well as patients. It is a consensus-based guideline, taking available evidence from other guidelines, systematic reviews and published studies into account. This first part of the guideline covers methods, patient perspective, general measures and avoidance strategies, basic emollient treatment and bathing, dietary intervention, topical anti-inflammatory therapy, phototherapy and antipruritic therapy, whereas the second part covers antimicrobial therapy, systemic treatment, allergen-specific immunotherapy, complementary medicine, psychosomatic counselling and educational interventions...
May 2018: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644401/-skill-retention-using-extraglottic-airways-in-out-of-hospital-emergencies-efficacy-and-long-term-results-of-simulator-based-medical-education-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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V Mann, F Limberg, S T W Mann, S Little, M Müller, M Sander, R Röhrig
OBJECTIVE: For emergency medicine personnel (EMP), there is little evidence concerning the adequate timing for refresher courses to maintain routine in the application of extraglottic airways. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and long-term results of a simulator-based education concept teaching the basic airway management skills with extraglottic airways for EMP and also to draw conclusions concerning the adequate time interval for refresher courses. METHODS: By use of an explorative, prospective simulator-study with nonphysician EMP, airway management skills using the Larynxmaske Supreme® (LMA‑S) after an introduction lecture were examined...
April 11, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561288/to-intubate-or-not-to-intubate
#10
Christopher J R Gough, Jerry P Nolan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac arrest mortality remains high, and the impact on outcome of most advanced life support interventions is unclear. The optimal method for managing the airway during cardiac arrest remains unknown. This review will summarize and critique recently published evidence comparing basic airway management with the use of more advanced airway interventions [insertion of supraglottic airway (SGA) devices and tracheal intubation]. RECENT FINDINGS: Systematic reviews generally document an association between advanced airway management and worse neurological outcome but they are subject to considerable bias...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550157/standardised-simulation-based-emergency-and-intensive-care-nursing-curriculum-to-improve-nursing-students-performance-during-simulated-resuscitation-a-quasi-experimental-study
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Jie Chen, Jian Yang, Fen Hu, Si-Hong Yu, Bing-Xiang Yang, Qian Liu, Xiao-Ping Zhu
BACKGROUND: Simulation-based curriculum has been demonstrated as crucial to nursing education in the development of students' critical thinking and complex clinical skills during a resuscitation simulation. Few studies have comprehensively examined the effectiveness of a standardised simulation-based emergency and intensive care nursing curriculum on the performance of students in a resuscitation simulation. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of a standardised simulation-based emergency and intensive care nursing curriculum on nursing students' response time in a resuscitation simulation...
March 14, 2018: Intensive & Critical Care Nursing: the Official Journal of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538733/developing-collaborative-works-for-faster-progress-on-fungal-respiratory-infections-in-cystic-fibrosis
#12
Carsten Schwarz, Patrick Vandeputte, Amandine Rougeron, Sandrine Giraud, Thomas Dugé de Bernonville, Ludovic Duvaux, Amandine Gastebois, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Maria Teresa Martín-Gomez, Estrella Martin Mazuelos, Amparo Sole, Josep Cano, Javier Pemán, Guillermo Quindos, Françoise Botterel, Marie-Elisabeth Bougnoux, Sharon Chen, Laurence Delhaès, Loïc Favennec, Stéphane Ranque, Ludwig Sedlacek, Joerg Steinmann, Jose Vazquez, Craig Williams, Wieland Meyer, Solène Le Gal, Gilles Nevez, Maxime Fleury, Nicolas Papon, Françoise Symoens, Jean-Philippe Bouchara
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the major genetic inherited disease in Caucasian populations. The respiratory tract of CF patients displays a sticky viscous mucus, which allows for the entrapment of airborne bacteria and fungal spores and provides a suitable environment for growth of microorganisms, including numerous yeast and filamentous fungal species. As a consequence, respiratory infections are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in this clinical context. Although bacteria remain the most common agents of these infections, fungal respiratory infections have emerged as an important cause of disease...
April 1, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412485/advancing-the-management-of-obstructive-airways-diseases-through-translational-research
#13
REVIEW
C Porsbjerg, A Sverrild, K J Baines, A Searles, S Maltby, P S Foster, C Brightling, P G Gibson
Obstructive airways diseases (OAD) represent a huge burden of illness world-wide, and in spite of the development of effective therapies, significant morbidity and mortality related to asthma and COPD still remains. Over the past decade, our understanding of OAD has improved vastly, and novel treatments have evolved. This evolution is the result of successful translational research, which has connected clinical presentations of OAD and underlying disease mechanisms, thereby enabling the development of targeted treatments...
May 2018: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392357/thyromental-distance-patil-revisited-knowledge-and-performance-of-a-basic-airway-screening-tool-among-european-anesthetists
#14
H Ilper, A Grossbach, C Franz-Jäger, C Byhahn, M Klages, H H Ackermann, K Zacharowski, T Kunz
Predicting and managing the difficult airway is a lifesaving and vital basic task for the anesthetist. Current guidelines of all important societies include thyromental distance (TMD, "Patil") as a possible predictor for a difficult airway and includes two important aspects for airway management: the mandibular space and the flexibility of the cervical spine. We evaluated knowledge and execution regarding TMD for predicting a difficult airway on participants at the Euroanaesthesia (ESA) congress and German Anaesthesia Congress (DAC) in 2014...
March 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387622/knowledge-attitude-and-perceived-confidence-in-the-management-of-medical-emergencies-in-the-dental-office-a-survey-among-the-dental-students-and-interns
#15
Haifa Fahad Albelaihi, Athar Ibrahim Alweneen, Abeer Ettish, Faleh Ali Alshahrani
Aims and Objectives: Many situations in the dental office can provoke medical emergencies. Lack of training and inability to overcome the medical emergencies can lead to serious consequences and legal actions. The aim of the study is to investigate and assess the knowledge, attitude, and perceived confidence of dental students and interns in the management of medical emergency. Materials and Methods: A self-administered structured questionnaire was distributed to 153 of the undergraduate dental students and interns in Qassim province...
November 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364743/comparison-of-the-i-gel-supraglottic-and-king-laryngotracheal-airways-in-a-simulated-tactical-environment
#16
Juan A March, Theresa E Tassey, Noel B Resurreccion, Roberto C Portela, Stephen E Taylor
BACKGROUND: When working in a tactical environment there are several different airway management options that exist. One published manuscript suggests that when compared to endotracheal intubation, the King LT laryngotracheal airway (KA) device minimizes time to successful tube placement and minimizes exposure in a tactical environment. However, comparison of two different blind insertion supraglottic airway devices in a tactical environment has not been performed. This study compared the I-Gel airway (IGA) to the KA in a simulated tactical environment, to determine if one device is superior in minimizing exposure and minimizing time to successful tube placement...
May 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349487/lay-first-responder-training-in-eastern-uganda-leveraging-transportation-infrastructure-to-build-an-effective-prehospital-emergency-care-training-program
#17
Peter G Delaney, Richard Bamuleke, Yang Jae Lee
BACKGROUND: Though road traffic injuries (RTIs) are a major cause of mortality in East Africa, few countries have emergency medical services. The aim was to create a sustainable and efficient prehospital lay first responder program, creating a system with lay first responders spread through the 53 motorcycle taxi stages of Iganga Municipality. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four motorcycle taxi riders were taught a first aid curriculum in partnership with a local Red Cross first aid trainer and provided with a first aid kit following WHO guidelines for basic first aid...
January 18, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29347956/what-should-be-included-in-the-assessment-of-laypersons-paediatric-basic-life-support-skills-results-from-a-delphi-consensus-study
#18
Asbjørn Børch Hasselager, Torsten Lauritsen, Tim Kristensen, Cathrine Bohnstedt, Claus Sønderskov, Doris Østergaard, Martin Grønnebæk Tolsgaard
BACKGROUND: Assessment of laypersons' Paediatric Basic Life Support (PBLS) skills is important to ensure acquisition of effective PBLS competencies. However limited evidence exists on which PBLS skills are essential for laypersons. The same challenges exist with respect to the assessment of foreign body airway obstruction management (FBAOM) skills. We aimed to establish international consensus on how to assess laypersons' PBLS and FBAOM skills. METHODS: A Delphi consensus survey was conducted...
January 18, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217853/comprehensive-cardiopulmonary-life-support-ccls-for-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-by-trained-paramedics-and-medics-inside-the-hospital
#19
Rakesh Garg, Syed Moied Ahmed, Mukul Chandra Kapoor, Ssc Chakra Rao, Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra, M Venkatagiri Kalandoor, Baljit Singh, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia
The cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guideline of comprehensive cardiopulmonary life support (CCLS) for management of the patient with cardiopulmonary arrest in adults provides an algorithmic step-wise approach for optimal outcome of the patient inside the hospital by trained medics and paramedics. This guideline has been developed considering the infrastructure of healthcare delivery system in India. This is based on evidence in the international and national literature. In the absence of data from the Indian population, the extrapolation has been made from international data, discussed with Indian experts and modified accordingly to ensure their applicability in India...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185231/translating-asthma-dissecting-the-role-of-metabolomics-genomics-and-personalized-medicine
#20
Andrew Bush
The management of asthma has largely stagnated over the last 25 years, but we are at the dawning of a new age wherein -omics technology can help us manage the disease objectively and rationally. Even in this new scientific age, getting the basics of asthma management right remains essential. The new technologies which can be applied to multiple biological samples include genomics (study of the genome), transcriptomics (gene transcription), lipidomics, proteomics and metabolomics (lipids, proteins and metabolites, respectively) and breathomics, using exhaled breath as a source of biomarkers, which is of particular interest in view of its non-invasive nature in pediatrics...
November 29, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
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