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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352365/-anesthesia-problem-cards-indispensable-yet-problematic-nationwide-survey-on-experiences-from-clinical-practice
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M Schieren, A Böhmer, W Golbeck, J Defosse, F Wappler, H E Marcus
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic procedures may lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications (e. g. difficult airway, allergic reactions, malignant hyperthermia). Most complications can be avoided in future anesthetic procedures with adequate preparation (e. g. awake intubation, trigger-free anesthesia). In Germany, anesthesia problem cards were introduced two decades ago to identify patients at risk and to increase patient safety by creating a standardized documentation system for anesthesia-related complications...
January 19, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349776/effect-of-palpable-vs-impalpable-cricothyroid-membranes-in-a-simulated-emergency-front-of-neck-access-scenario
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C F Pairaudeau, C Mendonca, C Hillermann, I Qazi, P A Baker, R E Hodgson, S Radhakrishna
The Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines recommend and describe in detail a surgical cricothyroidotomy technique for the can't intubate, can't oxygenate (CICO) scenario, but this can be technically challenging for anaesthetists with no surgical training. Following a structured training session, 104 anaesthetists took part individually in a simulated can't intubate, can't oxygenate event using simulation and airway models to evaluate how well they could perform these front-of-neck access techniques. Main outcomes measures were: ability to correctly perform the technical steps; procedural time; and success rate...
January 19, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349354/awake-intubation-in-a-patient-with-huge-orocutaneous-fistula-a-case-report
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Hye-Jin Kim, So-Hyun Kim, Tae-Heung Kim, Ji-Young Yoon, Cheul-Hong Kim, Eun-Jung Kim
Mask ventilation, the first step in airway management, is a rescue technique when endotracheal intubation fails. Therefore, ordinary airway management for the induction of general anesthesia cannot be conducted in the situation of difficult mask ventilation (DMV). Here, we report a case of awake intubation in a patient with a huge orocutaneous fistula. A 58-year-old woman was scheduled to undergo a wide excision, reconstruction with a reconstruction plate, and supraomohyoid neck dissection on the left side and an anterolateral thigh flap due to a huge orocutaneous fistula that occurred after a previous mandibulectomy and flap surgery...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349352/learning-fiberoptic-intubation-for-awake-nasotracheal-intubation
#4
Hyuk Kim, Eunsun So, Myong-Hwan Karm, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kwang-Suk Seo
Background: Fiberoptic nasotracheal intubation (FNI) is performed if it is difficult to open the mouth or if intubation using laryngoscope is expected to be difficult. However, training is necessary because intubation performed by inexperienced operators leads to complications. Methods: Every resident performed intubation in 40 patients. Success of FNI was evaluated as the time of FNI. First intubation time was restricted to 2 min 30 s. If the second attempt was unsuccessful, it was considered a failed case, and a specialist performed nasotracheal intubation...
December 2017: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332445/stylet-angulation-of-70-degrees-reduces-the-time-to-intubation-with-the-glidescope%C3%A2-a-prospective-randomised-trial
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Yong-Cheol Lee, Jiwon Lee, Je-Do Son, Jae-Yoon Lee, Hyun-Chang Kim
Objective The GlideScope® videolaryngoscope provides a good view of the glottis. However, directing and inserting an endotracheal tube is sometimes difficult during intubation with the GlideScope®. In this study, we compared two GlideScope® stylet angulations (90° vs. 70°) in terms of the time to intubation. Methods In total, 162 patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia were randomly assigned to one of two groups. In the 90 group ( n = 79), a 90° stylet was used. In the 70 group ( n = 78), a 70° stylet was used...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331616/paediatric-video-laryngoscopy-and-airway-management-what-s-the-clinical-evidence
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Xue Fu-Shan, Liu Ya-Yang, Li Hui-Xian, Yang Gui-Zhen
The major complications of paediatric airway management are uncommon, but the outcomes are often severe. Over the last decade, additions and advancements in the devices and technology have significantly improved our ability to manage difficult paediatric airways safely. Videolaryngoscopy involves the use of video and optical technology to facilitate indirect visualisation of the larynx during intubation and has been seen as an evolutionary step in intubation technology. Over the past few years, video laryngoscopes have been receiving plenty of attention as new airway devices for use in paediatric patients...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331494/a-novel-difficult-airway-prediction-tool-for-emergency-airway-management-validation-of-the-heaven-criteria-in-a-large-air-medical-cohort
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Edward Kuzmack, Travis Inglis, David Olvera, Allen Wolfe, Kona Seng, Daniel Davis
BACKGROUND: Difficult-airway prediction tools help identify optimal airway techniques, but were derived in elective surgery patients and may not be applicable to emergency rapid sequence intubation (RSI). The HEAVEN criteria (Hypoxemia, Extremes of size, Anatomic abnormalities, Vomit/blood/fluid, Exsanguination, Neck mobility issues) may be more relevant to emergency RSI patients. OBJECTIVE: To validate the HEAVEN criteria for difficult-airway prediction in emergency RSI using a large air medical cohort...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317119/noninvasive-ventilation-during-endoscopic-procedures-rationale-clinical-use-and-devices
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Marina Pieri, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini
Endoscopic procedures, such as transesophageal echocardiography, gastroscopy, and airway fibroscopy, routinely are performed in a heterogenous population of patients for diagnostic/interventional purposes (eg, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, airway fibroscopies, and intubation). Sedation frequently is administered to achieve an appropriate degree of patient compliance and procedure success. Patients with reduced respiratory reserve or those who are overly sedated, however, may develop hypoxia and respiratory failure during endoscopies, necessitating premature termination of the examination itself...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315046/supraglottic-airway-devices-current-and-future-uses
#9
Lloyd E Kwanten, Pradeep Madhivathanan
Supraglottic airway devices have increasingly been used in anaesthesia since their invention in 1982. Now over half of general anaesthetic cases in the UK use them, and they have vital roles in difficult airway algorithms, pre-hospital use and emergency medicine. This article presents the current evidence regarding the complications of these devices, and compares these devices and endotracheal intubation. The technology of the newer generation devices has improved the safety profile, and they may be considered a better choice than endotracheal tubes in some cases...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311012/anesthetic-management-of-mosaic-turner-s-syndrome-posted-for-elective-cesarean-delivery-after-spontaneous-pregnancy
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K Kalopita, L Michala, C Theofanakis, D Valsamidis
Turner's syndrome, one of the most common sex chromosome abnormalities in females, is caused by loss of part or all of an X chromosome. We report a case of mosaic Turner's syndrome, posted for elective cesarean delivery under low-dose sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The unique features of this case were the combination of an anticipated difficult airway and both short stature and scoliosis in the lumbar region. A titrated combined spinal-epidural technique was performed in order to avoid hemodynamic instability, which could have been exacerbated in the presence of cardiovascular deformities that accompany this syndrome in many cases...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306264/management-of-right-main-bronchial-rupture-with-a-double-lumen-endotracheal-tube-in-a-patient-with-blunt-chest-trauma
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Seung Hwan Seol, Woon Jeong Lee, Seon Hee Woo, Dae Hui Kim, Jong Hui Suh
Tracheobronchial disruption is one of the most severe injuries caused by blunt chest trauma. It may cause airway obstruction and resulting life-threatening respiratory deficiency. However, the clinical presentations are variable and frequently difficult to diagnose. We report a case of a previously healthy 16-year-old man with complete right main bronchial transection sustained after a vehicular accident, who had progressive dyspnea, subcutaneous emphysema in the neck and anterior chest wall, and bilateral tension pneumothorax...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306118/diagnostic-accuracy-of-radiology-ct-x-ray-us-for-predicting-difficult-intubation-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Chao Ji, Qiang Ni, Wurong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall accuracy of radiological measurements in prediction of difficult airway and compare the diagnostic value between the radiological measurements and the modified Mallampati score through a meta-analysis of published studies. METHODS: A comprehensive electronic search of related literature was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Meta-DiSc 1.4 and STATA 12...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301562/technical-realization-of-a-sensorized-neonatal-intubation-skill-trainer-for-operators-retraining-and-a-pilot-study-for-its-validation
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Davide Panizza, Rosa T Scaramuzzo, Francesca Moscuzza, Ilaria Vannozzi, Massimiliano Ciantelli, Marzia Gentile, Ilaria Baldoli, Selene Tognarelli, Antonio Boldrini, Armando Cuttano
BACKGROUND: In neonatal endotracheal intubation, excessive pressure on soft tissues during laryngoscopy can determine permanent injury. Low-fidelity skill trainers do not give valid feedback about this issue. This study describes the technical realization and validation of an active neonatal intubation skill trainer providing objective feedback. METHODS: We studied expert health professionals' performances in neonatal intubation, underlining chance for procedure retraining...
January 4, 2018: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291467/obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-risk-factor-associated-with-difficult-airway-management-a-narrative-review
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Siaw May Leong, Akhilesh Tiwari, Frances Chung, David T Wong
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficult airway had been studied in various clinical trials but the relationship between the two conditions has not been clearly established. The objective of this narrative review is to determine if OSA is a risk factor associated with difficult airway. DESIGN: The OVID Medline in process, Medline (vis Pub Med), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science and SCOPUS were searched up to April 2016 using specific keywords...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
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Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284884/airway-considerations-in-case-of-a-large-multinodular-goiter
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Harpreet Kaur, Amar Parkash Kataria, Magila Muthuramalingapandian, Harjinder Kaur
Patients with large goiters pose a great challenge to the anesthesiologist regarding securing the airway without compromising the safety of the patient. The technique of intubation depends on the choice and expertise of anesthesiologist. Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is the preferred technique. We present the case of large multinodular goiter with difficult airway in which AFOI was successfully used to secure the airway. Proper assessment, planning, and preparation for airway management should be done preoperatively to ensure patient safety...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284880/securing-a-difficult-airway-tracheal-intubation-achieved-after-deliberate-placement-of-an-endotracheal-tube-in-esophagus-a-new-approach
#17
Vanilla Chopra, Nandita Mehta, Mohd Reidwan Dar
Enlarged thyroid gland with retrosternal extension has an increased incidence of difficult intubation, and it poses real airway challenge for the anesthesiologists. Here, we present a case of successful management of a difficult airway in a female patient of enlarged thyroid gland, planned for open reduction and internal fixation of the upper end of humerus. Endotracheal intubation was achieved after deliberate insertion of an endotracheal tube in esophagus. The patient was extubated over a ventilating bougie, with uneventful postoperative course...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284863/evaluation-of-effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-midazolam-combination-on-sedation-and-safety-during-awake-fiberoptic-intubation-a-randomized-comparative-study
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Abida Yousuf, Basharat Ahad, Aabid Hussain Mir, Abdul Waheed Mir, Juvera Gul Wani, Sheikh Quyoom Hussain
Background: Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is a recommended technique for anticipated difficult airway. An ideal regime should provide patient comfort, cooperation, amnesia, hemodynamic stability, and blunt airway reflexes and maintain a patent airway with spontaneous ventilation. The aim of our study was to compare intubation conditions between dexmedetomidine and fentanyl-midazolam combination during AFOI. Methods: This prospective, randomized study was conducted on a total of sixty patients of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II of either sex, in the age group of 18-60 years having predicted difficult intubation undergoing elective surgeries and the patients were allocated to two groups of thirty patients each...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284851/comparison-of-i-gel-versus-endotracheal-tube-in-patients-undergoing-elective-cesarean-section-a-prospective-randomized-control-study
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Manohar Panneer, Saravana Babu, Prakash Murugaiyan
Background and Aim: Physiological changes during pregnancy and the sympatho adrenalstimulation during larynoscopy and intubation leads to evaluation of safe devices to secure airway during cesarean section under general anesthesia. I-gel, recently emerging effective supra glottic device found safe during general anesthesia in cesarean section. Aim of the study is to compare the hemodynamic disturbances and airway related complications of I-gel and Endotracheal tube in patients undergoing cesarean section under general anesthesia...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279645/methadone-gastrobezoar-in-a-psychiatric-patient-presented-in-coma
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Alexandra Gavala, Despoina Manou, Vasiliki Psalida, Maria Nystatzaki, Christos Mavrogiannis, George Alevizopoulos, Pavlos Myrianthefs
A 43-year-old psychiatric patient was transferred in coma and hypercapnic respiratory failure at the emergency department. He was intubated for airway protection and transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Abdominal X-ray revealed a radiopaque mass; a pharmacobezoar was suspected and confirmed by gastroscopy; one large in the stomach fundus and a smaller one in the pylorus. Gastric lavage through the gastroscope and administration of gastro-kinetic drugs and laxatives were able to dilute the bezoars. Tablets retrieved from the stomach identified as methadone and toxicological tests of the gastric fluid confirmed the presence of methadone as the only organic chemical compound...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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