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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761867/airway-physical-examination-tests-for-detection-of-difficult-airway-management-in-apparently-normal-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Dominik Roth, Nathan L Pace, Anna Lee, Karen Hovhannisyan, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Jasmin Arrich, Harald Herkner
BACKGROUND: The unanticipated difficult airway is a potentially life-threatening event during anaesthesia or acute conditions. An unsuccessfully managed upper airway is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Several bedside screening tests are used in clinical practice to identify those at high risk of difficult airway. Their accuracy and benefit however, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to characterize and compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Mallampati classification and other commonly used airway examination tests for assessing the physical status of the airway in adult patients with no apparent anatomical airway abnormalities...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757778/a-contemporary-analysis-of-medicolegal-issues-in-obstetric-anesthesia-between-2005-and-2015
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Vesela P Kovacheva, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Detailed reviews of closed malpractice claims have provided insights into the most common events resulting in litigation and helped improve anesthesia care. In the past 10 years, there have been multiple safety advancements in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. We investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741715/forward-surgical-team-experience-fste-is-associated-with-increased-confidence-with-combat-surgeon-trauma-skills
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D Joshua Mancini, Brian P Smith, Travis M Polk, C William Schwab
Introduction: Little is known regarding the confidence of military surgeons prior to combat zone deployment. Military surgeons are frequently deployed without peers experienced in combat surgery. We hypothesized that forward surgical team experience (FSTE) increases surgeon confidence with critical skill sets. Methods: We conducted a national survey of military affiliated personnel. We used a novel survey instrument that was piloted and validated by experienced military surgeons to collect demographics, education, practice patterns, and confidence parameters for trauma and surgical critical care skills...
May 8, 2018: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728730/awake-tracheostomy-indications-complications-and-outcome
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Doron Sagiv, Yuval Nachalon, Jobran Mansour, Eran Glikson, Eran E Alon, Arkadi Yakirevitch, Gideon Bachar, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
BACKGROUND: Awake tracheostomy (AT) is aimed at securing the airway of patients with upper airway obstruction when other means are not feasible or have failed. Reports on AT in the literature are scarce. The goal of this study was to review our experience with the indications, complications and outcome of AT. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all ATs performed between 2010 and 2016 in two university-affiliated, tertiary medical centers. Data on demographics, indications, techniques, urgency and postoperative complications were retrieved from the medical charts...
May 4, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717916/risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-acquired-airway-disease-after-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Andrew J Matisoff, Pranathi Ari, David Zurakowski, Alexandra G Espinel, Nina Deutsch, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVE: In this single-center, retrospective review, we sought to determine the risk factors associated with the development of severe acquired airway disease (AAD; vocal cord paralysis [VCP] or subglottic stenosis [SGS]) in pediatric patients who had undergone surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) with cardiopulmonary bypass. All patients who required surgical treatment for CHD using cardiopulmonary bypass at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed. We defined severe AAD as either clinically significant VCP, SGS, or both, requiring consultation with the otolaryngology (ENT) service for evaluation...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707505/acute-airway-management
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Nikhil Panda, Dean M Donahue
Acute airway management has challenged clinicians for nearly four millennia. History underscores the discoveries of surgeons and anesthesiologists, whose advances in technology and surgical technique have transformed management algorithms from primarily surgical tracheostomy, to transoral endotracheal intubation under direct laryngoscopy. Despite this progress and a better understanding of airway anatomy, physiology and pathogenesis of disease, the acute airway, whether obstructed, traumatically disrupted, or externally compressed, remains a life-threatening challenge...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687523/safety-of-anesthesia-for-children-with-mucopolysaccharidoses-a-retrospective-analysis-of-54-patients
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Vittorio Scaravilli, Alberto Zanella, Valentina Ciceri, Mariagrazia Bosatra, Claudia Flandoli, Alessia La Bruna, Simone Sosio, Rossella Parini, Serena Gasperini, Antonio Pesenti, Alessandra Moretto
BACKGROUND: Complications are common during anesthesia for patients with mucopolysaccharidoses. San Gerardo Hospital (Italy) is a reference center for mucopolysaccharidoses with a dedicated pediatric anesthesia service. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the safety of anesthesia for mucopolysaccharidoses patients, describe their anesthetic management at our institution, and assess risk factors for complications. METHODS: The anesthetic charts of mucopolysaccharidoses patients admitted from January 1999 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 23, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29684995/successful-airway-management-with-combined-use-of-mcgrath%C3%A2-mac-video-laryngoscope-and-fiberoptic-bronchoscope-in-a-severe-obese-patient-with-huge-goiter-a-case-report
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Mee Young Chung, Byunghoon Park, Jaeho Seo, Chang Jae Kim
Huge goitor can lead to tracheal compression and hence difficulty in intubation. This is compounded by severe obesity. Failed tracheal intubation in difficult intubation is a serious event that may lead to increased patient morbidity and mortality. Current intubation rescue techniques and combination of different rescue techniques may increase the success rate of difficult intubation. In a 47-year-old female patient, with severe obesity and a huge goiter, our attempts at intubation using direct laryngoscope, video laryngoscope, and awake fiberoptic bronchoscope had failed...
April 24, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661380/relationship-between-severe-obesity-and-depth-to-the-cricothyroid-membrane-in-third-trimester-non-labouring-parturients-a-prospective-observational-study
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K Gadd, K Wills, R Harle, N Terblanche
BACKGROUND: Severely obese parturients have increased 'cannot intubate, cannot oxygenate' risk during Caesarean section under general anaesthesia. Front-of-neck access (FONA) at the cricothyroid membrane (CTM) is definitive management; however, attempted FONA can fail. Point-of-care ultrasonography may provide useful information about CTM depth to aid FONA in obesity. This study determined the difference in CTM depth between severely obese and non-obese parturients, utilising ultrasonography...
May 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29616491/management-of-sleep-disordered-breathing-in-patients-with-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Connor P Oates, Manjula Ananthram, Stephen S Gottlieb
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This paper reviews treatment options for sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with heart failure. We sought to identify therapies for SDB with the best evidence for long-term use in patients with heart failure and to minimize uncertainties in clinical practice by examining frequently discussed questions: what is the role of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in patients with heart failure? Is adaptive servo-ventilation (ASV) safe in patients with heart failure? To what extent is SDB a modifiable risk factor? RECENT FINDINGS: Consistent evidence has demonstrated that the development of SDB in patients with heart failure is a poor prognostic indicator and a risk factor for cardiovascular mortality...
April 3, 2018: Current Heart Failure Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605364/management-of-complex-pediatric-laryngotracheal-stenosis-with-skin-graft-reconstruction
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Sarah N Bowe, Carissa J Wentland, G S Sandhu, Christopher J Hartnick
OBJECTIVES: For pediatric patients with laryngotracheal stenosis, the ultimate goal is creation of a safe, functional airway. Unfortunately, wound healing in a hollow structure can complicate repair attempts, leading to restenosis. Herein, we present our experience using skin-grafting techniques in two complex pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis cases, leading to successful decannulation or speech production. METHODS: A chart review was performed examining the evaluation and management of two pediatric patients with laryngotracheal stenosis despite prior reconstructive attempts...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578248/incidence-and-related-factors-for-intraoperative-failed-spinal-anaesthesia-for-lower-limb-arthroplasty
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E K Aasvang, M B Laursen, J Madsen, M Krøigaard, S Solgaard, P Kjaersgaard-Andersen, H Mandøe, T B Hansen, J U Nielsen, N Krarup, A E Skøtt, H Kehlet
BACKGROUND: Spinal anaesthesia is the preferred choice for total hip- and knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA), due to the claimed superior outcome profile, relative simple technique and without the need for advanced airway support. However, choosing and informing about spinal anaesthesia should also include the risk for intraoperative failed spinal anaesthesia with associated pain, discomfort and suboptimal settings for airway management. Small-scale studies suggest incidences from 1 to 17%; however, no multi-institutional large data exists on failed spinal incidence and related factors during THA/TKA, hindering evidence-based information and potential anaesthesia stratification...
March 26, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556460/retrograde-intubation-through-nasal-route-in-patients-with-limited-mouth-opening-undergoing-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgery
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Ashwant Kumar Vadepally, Ramen Sinha, A V S S Subramanya Kumar
Background: Patients with limited mouth opening (LMO) often associated with difficult intubation. Retrograde intubation is an alternative technique of establishing definitive airway in these patients when blind nasal intubation fails and fiberoptic bronchoscope is not available. We tested the retrograde intubation through nasal route in patients with LMO less than 2 cm. Materials and methods: The procedure was performed with some modification with regard to retrograde guide on 18 patients requiring maxillofacial surgical procedures to increase mouth opening...
January 2018: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549460/success-rates-of-pre-hospital-difficult-airway-management-a-quality-control-study-evaluating-an-in-hospital-training-program
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Helmut Trimmel, Christoph Beywinkler, Sonja Hornung, Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang G Voelckel
BACKGROUND: Competence in emergency airway management is key in order to improve patient safety and outcome. The scope of compulsory training for emergency physicians or paramedics is quite limited, especially in Austria. The purpose of this study was to review the difficult airway management performance of an emergency medical service (EMS) in a region that has implemented a more thorough training program than current regulations require, comprising 3 months of initial training and supervised emergency practice and 3 days/month of on-going in-hospital training as previously reported...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504951/videographic-assessment-of-pediatric-tracheal-intubation-technique-during-emergency-airway-management
#15
Yuko Shiima, Ting-Chang Hsieh, Andrew Long, Aaron Donoghue
OBJECTIVES: To examine technical aspects of pediatric tracheal intubation using video recording and to determine the association between tracheal intubation technique and procedural outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Emergency department resuscitation bay in single tertiary pediatric center. PATIENTS: Children undergoing emergent tracheal intubation under videorecorded conditions. INTERVENTIONS: None...
March 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501297/tracheal-paraganglioma-presenting-as-stridor-in-a-pediatric-patient-case-report-and-literature-review
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REVIEW
Amy L Dimachkieh, Allison Dobbie, Damon R Olson, Mark A Lovell, Jeremy D Prager
OBJECTIVE: To review tracheal paragangliomas and describe the clinical presentation, radiologic findings, operative management, and histologic findings of a pediatric patient who presented with stridor refractory to traditional asthma therapy. METHODS: Chart review of an 8-year-old male who presented to a tertiary care pediatric hospital and literature review of tracheal paragangliomas. RESULTS: We present the case of an 8-year-old male who presented with new-onset of wheezing and dyspnea on exertion...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486039/effect-of-bag-mask-ventilation-vs-endotracheal-intubation-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-on-neurological-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiorespiratory-arrest-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Patricia Jabre, Andrea Penaloza, David Pinero, Francois-Xavier Duchateau, Stephen W Borron, Francois Javaudin, Olivier Richard, Diane de Longueville, Guillem Bouilleau, Marie-Laure Devaud, Matthieu Heidet, Caroline Lejeune, Sophie Fauroux, Jean-Luc Greingor, Alessandro Manara, Jean-Christophe Hubert, Bertrand Guihard, Olivier Vermylen, Pascale Lievens, Yannick Auffret, Celine Maisondieu, Stephanie Huet, Benoît Claessens, Frederic Lapostolle, Nicolas Javaud, Paul-Georges Reuter, Elinor Baker, Eric Vicaut, Frédéric Adnet
Importance: Bag-mask ventilation (BMV) is a less complex technique than endotracheal intubation (ETI) for airway management during the advanced cardiac life support phase of cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with out-of-hospital cardiorespiratory arrest. It has been reported as superior in terms of survival. Objectives: To assess noninferiority of BMV vs ETI for advanced airway management with regard to survival with favorable neurological function at day 28...
February 27, 2018: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29476191/characteristics-of-macrolide-responders-in-persistent-post-surgical-rhinosinusitis
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G M Oakley, J M Christensen, R Sacks, P Earls, R J Harvey
INTRODUCTION: The anti-inflammatory effects of long term low dose macrolide therapy have shown benefit in the management of diffuse panbronchiolitis. Dramatic responses to macrolide in the upper airway are seen but our understanding of the patient phenotype predisposing to macrolide response in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is poor. METHODS: A case control study was performed in a tertiary level rhinology practice of consecutive chronic rhinosinusitis patients placed on a 3-month low dose macrolide therapy after failing at least 3 months of corticosteroid irrigation therapy post-endoscopic sinus surgery...
February 24, 2018: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416454/a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-c-mac-d-blade-and-macintosh-laryngoscope-for-nasotracheal-intubation-in-patients-undergoing-surgeries-for-head-and-neck-cancer
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Hrishikesh Hazarika, Anudeep Saxena, Pradeep Meshram, Ajay Kumar Bhargava
Purpose: Several devices are available to take care of difficult airway, but C-MAC D-Blade has scant evidence of its use in nasotracheal intubation in a difficult airway scenario. Aims and Objectives: We compared the C-MAC D-Blade videolaryngoscope™ , and the standard Macintosh laryngoscope for nasal intubation in patients with difficult airways selected by El-Ganzouri risk index using parameters of time and attempts required for intubation, glottic view in terms of Cormack-Lehane grade, ease of intubation, success rate, use of accessory maneuvers, incidence of complications, and hemodynamic changes...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29408317/measurement-of-fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-in-real-world-clinical-practice-alters-asthma-treatment-decisions
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Nicola A Hanania, Marc Massanari, Neal Jain
BACKGROUND: Assessment of asthma using clinical measures alone often fails to detect underlying airway inflammation. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) is a recognized biomarker of type 2 airway inflammation in asthma. Measurement of FeNO is instrumental in the assessment and management of patients with corticosteroid-sensitive asthma. OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of measuring FeNO on asthma management in real-world clinical practices. METHODS: Clinicians from 337 US practices performed a clinical assessment and recorded treatment plans before and after measuring FeNO in 7,901 patients with asthma...
April 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
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