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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546013/-comparison-of-different-methods-of-nasogastric-tube-insertion-in-anesthetized-and-intubated-patients
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Ali Sait Kavakli, Nilgun Kavrut Ozturk, Arzu Karaveli, Asuman Arslan Onuk, Lutfi Ozyurek, Kerem Inanoglu
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tube insertion may be difficult in anesthetized and intubated patients with head in the neutral position. Several techniques are available for the successful insertion of nasogastric tube. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the difference in the first attempt success rate of different techniques for insertion of nasogastric tube. Secondary aim was to investigate the difference of the duration of insertion using the selected technique, complications during insertion such as kinking and mucosal bleeding...
May 22, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539007/videolaryngoscopy-versus-direct-laryngoscopy-for-tracheal-intubation-in-children-excluding-neonates
#2
REVIEW
Ibtihal S Abdelgadir, Robert S Phillips, Davinder Singh, Michael P Moncreiff, Joanne L Lumsden
BACKGROUND: Direct laryngoscopy is the method currently used for tracheal intubation in children. It occasionally offers unexpectedly poor laryngeal views. Indirect laryngoscopy involves visualizing the vocal cords by means other than obtaining a direct sight, with the potential to improve outcomes. We reviewed the current available literature and performed a meta-analysis to compare direct versus indirect laryngoscopy, or videolaryngoscopy, with regards to efficacy and adverse effects...
May 24, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537983/comparison-of-the-mallampati-classification-in-sitting-and-supine-position-to-predict-difficult-tracheal-intubation-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
#3
Jean-Luc Hanouz, Vincent Bonnet, Clément Buléon, Thérèse Simonet, Dorothée Radenac, Guillaume Zamparini, Marc Olivier Fischer, Jean-Louis Gérard
BACKGROUND: The Mallampati classification (MLPT) is normally evaluated in the sitting position. However, many patients cannot be evaluated in the sitting position for medical reasons. Thus, we compared the MLPT in sitting and supine positions in predicting difficult tracheal intubation (DTI). We hypothesized that the diagnostic accuracy of the MLPT performed in sitting and supine positions would differ. METHODS: We performed a single-center prospective observational study in adult patients who received general anesthesia and orotracheal intubation for noncardiac surgery...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527873/comparison-of-xenon-with-led-illuminant-in-difficult-and-inhalation-injury-airway-scenario-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-study
#4
Andreas Moritz, Johannes Prottengeier, Joachim Schmidt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a Xenon halogen with a light-emitting diode (LED) laryngoscope light handle in a difficult airway scenario, as well as in an inhalation injury airway scenario that combines a difficult airway and a limited view. METHODS: We recruited forty-two anesthetists into a randomized crossover trial. Each performed tracheal intubation (TI) with a Xenon halogen and a LED light handle in the two manikin scenarios...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526471/-comparison-of-different-stylets-used-for-intubation-with-the-c-mac-d-blade-%C3%A2-videolaryngoscope-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Dilek Ömür, Başak Bayram, Şule Özbilgin, Volkan Hancı, Bahar Kuvaki
OBJECTIVE: The angle of the C-MAC D-Blade(®) videolaryngoscope, which is used for difficult airway interventions, is not compatible with routinely used endotracheal tubes. METHODS: A prospective randomized crossover study was performed comparing five intubation methods for use with standardized airways, including using different stylets or no stylet: Group HS, hockey-stick stylet; Group DS, D-blade type stylet; Group CS, CoPilot(®) videolaryngoscope rigid stylet(®); Group GEB, gum elastic bougie; and Group NS, no stylet...
May 17, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525401/glidescope-versus-airtraq-dl-for-double-lumen-tracheal-tube-insertion-in-patients-with-a-predicted-or-known-difficult-airway-a-randomised-study
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Olivier Belze, Evan Lepage, Yvan Bazin, Pierre Kerourin, Jacques Fusciardi, Francis Remérand, Fabien Espitalier
BACKGROUND: Double-lumen tracheal tube (DLT) insertion can be managed with videolaryngoscopes such as the Glidescope or indirect laryngoscopes like the Airtraq DL. No study has compared both devices when a difficult intubation is predicted. OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis was that the Glidescope is superior to the Airtraq for double-lumen tube insertion in patients with a predicted or known difficult airway. DESIGN: Adult patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery with a predicted risk (evaluated preoperatively using the Arné score) or history of difficult intubation were allocated randomly to one of two groups: a Glidescope group and an Airtraq group...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515525/management-of-an-intraoperatively-damaged-endotracheal-tube-in-a-case-of-difficult-airway-using-fibre-optic-bronchoscope-with-minimal-apnoea-period
#7
Jayachandran Himarani, S Mary Nancy, V B Krishna Kumar Raja, S Shanmuga Sundaram
Damage to the endotracheal tube (ETT) is common in head and neck surgeries, especially in maxillary osteotomy. Airway management in such a crisis is crucial as there is risk of aspiration of blood into lungs, hypoxia and apnoea. This case illustrates a patient with an anticipated difficult airway who had an intraoperative damage to the ETT and was successfully managed by re-intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope in a minimal apnoea period of <15 s using a new technique.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515523/comparison-of-endotracheal-intubation-time-in-neutral-position-between-c-mac-%C3%A2-and-airtraq-%C3%A2-laryngoscopes-a-prospective-randomised-study
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Syed Moied Ahmed, Kashmiri Doley, Manazir Athar, Nadeem Raza, Obaid Ahmad Siddiqi, Shahna Ali
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In the recent past, many novel devices such as AirTraq(®) and C-MAC(®) video laryngoscope (VL) have been introduced in an attempt to reduce anaesthetic morbidity and mortality associated with difficult intubation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate and compare C-MAC(®) VL with a standard Macintosh blade and the AirTraq(®) optical laryngoscope as a intubating devices with the patient's head in neutral position. METHODS: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status I-II patients were randomly assigned to be intubated with C-MAC(®) VL (Group CM; n = 30) or AirTraq(®) (Group AT; n = 30) in the neutral position, with or without the application of optimization manoeuvres...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513831/avoidance-versus-use-of-neuromuscular-blocking-agents-for-improving-conditions-during-tracheal-intubation-or-direct-laryngoscopy-in-adults-and-adolescents
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REVIEW
Lars H Lundstrøm, Christophe Hv Duez, Anders K Nørskov, Charlotte V Rosenstock, Jakob L Thomsen, Ann Merete Møller, Søren Strande, Jørn Wetterslev
BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation during induction of general anaesthesia is a vital procedure performed to secure a patient's airway. Several studies have identified difficult tracheal intubation (DTI) or failed tracheal intubation as one of the major contributors to anaesthesia-related mortality and morbidity. Use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBA) to facilitate tracheal intubation is a widely accepted practice. However, because of adverse effects, NMBA may be undesirable. Cohort studies have indicated that avoiding NMBA is an independent risk factor for difficult and failed tracheal intubation...
May 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
#10
Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504991/tablet-e-logbooks-four-thousand-clinical-cases-and-complications-e-logged-by-14-nondoctor-anesthesia-providers-in-nepal
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Shristi Shah, Oliver Ross, Stephen Pickering, Stephen Knoble, Indra Rai
BACKGROUND: To meet the need for essential surgery across rural Nepal, anesthesia at district level is delivered by nondoctor anesthetists. They require support to maintain confidence and competence, and upgraded professional registration to secure their status. To meet these needs, a distance-blended learning course was pioneered and delivered. A core course requirement was to log all clinical cases; these were logged on a new e-logbook. METHODS: Fourteen nondoctor anesthesia providers working in 12 different districts across Nepal were enrolled in the 1-year course...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492404/trend-and-outcomes-of-video-laryngoscope-use-across-picus
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Jocelyn R Grunwell, Pradip P Kamat, Michael Miksa, Ashwin Krishna, Karen Walson, Dennis Simon, Conrad Krawiec, Ryan Breuer, Jan Hau Lee, Eleanor Gradidge, Keiko Tarquinio, Asha Shenoi, Justine Shults, Vinay Nadkarni, Akira Nishisaki
OBJECTIVE: Video (indirect) laryngoscopy is used as a primary tracheal intubation device for difficult airways in emergency departments and in adult ICUs. The use and outcomes of video laryngoscopy compared with direct laryngoscopy has not been quantified in PICUs or cardiac ICUs. DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected observational data from a multicenter tracheal intubation database (National Emergency Airway Registry for Children) from July 2010 to June 2015...
May 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487139/a-multicenter-randomized-trial-of-ramped-position-versus-sniffing-position-during-endotracheal-intubation-of-critically-ill-adults
#13
Matthew W Semler, David R Janz, Derek W Russell, Jonathan D Casey, Robert J Lentz, Aline N Zouk, Bennett P deBoisblanc, Jairo I Santanilla, Yasin A Khan, Aaron M Joffe, William S Stigler, Todd W Rice
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia is the most common complication during endotracheal intubation of critically ill adults. Intubation in the ramped position has been hypothesized to prevent hypoxemia by increasing functional residual capacity and decreasing the duration of intubation, but has never been studied outside of the operating room. METHODS: Multicenter, randomized trial comparing ramped position (head of the bed elevated to 25 degrees) to sniffing position (torso supine, neck flexed, head extended) among 260 adults undergoing endotracheal intubation by Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows in four intensive care units between July 22, 2015 and July 19, 2016...
May 6, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463474/the-height-of-the-cricothyroid-membrane-on-computed-tomography-scans-in-trauma-patients
#14
T Nutbeam, R Clarke, T Luff, D Enki, D Gay
Emergency cricothyrotomy is a common feature in all difficult airway algorithms. It is the final step following a 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate' scenario. It is rarely performed and has a significant failure rate. There is variation in the reported size of the cricothyroid membrane, especially across population groups. Procedural failure may result from attempting to pass a device with too large an external diameter through the cricothyroid membrane. We aimed to determine the maximum height of the cricothyroid membrane in a UK trauma population...
May 2, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460858/analysis-of-out-of-hospital-pediatric-intubation-by%C3%A2-an-australian-helicopter-emergency-medical%C3%A2-service
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Brian J Burns, Joanna B Watterson, Sandra Ware, Luke Regan, Cliff Reid
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We examine first-look success in emergency pediatric intubation by a physician-staffed helicopter emergency medical service (EMS). METHODS: A database analysis of all pediatric (<16 years) intubations during a 64-month period was undertaken, using data from a prospectively enrolled electronic airway registry form. Recorded findings included patient demographics, operator background, airway intervention including intubation attempts, complications, and critical timings...
April 28, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460647/-cannot-ventilate-cannot-intubate-situation-after-penetration-of-the-tongue-root-through-to-the-epipharynx-by-a-surfboard-a-case-report
#16
Yuko Ono, Miha Kunii, Tomohiro Miura, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Surfing is an increasingly popular activity and surfing-related injuries have increased accordingly. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of penetrating upper airway injuries in surfers. We present a "cannot ventilate, cannot intubate" situation following penetrating neck injury by a surfboard fin. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 29-year-old Japanese man was swept off his board by a large wave and his left mandible, tongue root, and right epipharynx were penetrated by the surfboard fin...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459735/frequency-and-type-of-situational-awareness-errors-contributing-to-death-and-brain-damage-a-closed-claims-analysis
#17
Christian M Schulz, Amanda Burden, Karen L Posner, Shawn L Mincer, Randolph Steadman, Klaus J Wagner, Karen B Domino
BACKGROUND: Situational awareness errors may play an important role in the genesis of patient harm. The authors examined closed anesthesia malpractice claims for death or brain damage to determine the frequency and type of situational awareness errors. METHODS: Surgical and procedural anesthesia death and brain damage claims in the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project database were analyzed. Situational awareness error was defined as failure to perceive relevant clinical information, failure to comprehend the meaning of available information, or failure to project, anticipate, or plan...
May 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448320/difficult-airway-management-resulting-from-local-anesthetic-allergy-during-emergent-cesarean-delivery-a-case-report
#18
Courtney L Maxey-Jones, Alec Palmerton, Jocelyn R Farmer, Brian T Bateman
Difficult airway management in the gravid patient is a well-described phenomenon. We present a case of emergent cesarean delivery complicated by a "cannot intubate, cannot ventilate" scenario that was later determined to be secondary to an allergic, IgE-mediated reaction to epidurally administered local anesthetic.
April 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443579/determining-the-efficiency-of-different-preoperative-difficult-intubation-tests-on-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section
#19
İlker Yıldırım, Mehmet Turan İnal, Dilek Memiş, F Nesrin Turan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy induced anatomical and physiological changes in the airway makes airway management difficult in obstetric patients, thus the preoperative evaluation of the airway is important for obstetric patients. AIMS: The first aim was determine the effectiveness of the modified mallampati test, the interincisor, sternomental, thyromental distances, the upper limb bite tests and the second aim was to access the effectiveness of the combination of the upper limb bite test with the other tests in obstetric patients...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443290/comparison-of-a-supraglottic-airway-device-v-gel-%C3%A2-with-blind-orotracheal-intubation-in-rabbits
#20
Sarah Engbers, Amy Larkin, Nicolas Rousset, Melanie Prebble, Mahesh Jonnalagadda, Cameron G Knight, Daniel S J Pang
INTRODUCTION: Achieving a secure airway in rabbits is generally considered more difficult than in cats or dogs. Their relatively large tongue, small oropharyngeal cavity and glottis limit direct visualization. A rabbit-specific supraglottic airway device (SGAD) may offer benefits over blind orotracheal intubation. ANIMALS AND METHODS: Fifteen adult New Zealand white rabbits were randomized to SGAD or orotracheal intubation (ETT). All animals were sedated with dexmedetomidine (0...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
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