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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911294/potential-for-inadvertent-airway-delivery-of-carbon-dioxide-with-humidified-high-flow-oxygen-circuit
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C M Ironfield, D A Scott
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905528/humidifier-disinfectant-associated-lung-injury-six-years-after-the-tragic-event
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REVIEW
Won Young Kim, Sang Bum Hong
In 2011, a cluster of peripartum patients were admitted to the intensive care unit of a tertiary hospital in Seoul with signs and symptoms of severe respiratory distress of unknown etiology. Subsequent epidemiological and animal studies suggested that humidifier disinfectant (HD) might represent the source of this pathology. Epidemiological studies, animal studies, and dose-response analysis demonstrated a strong association between HD use and lung injuries. The diagnostic criteria for HD-associated lung injury (HDALI) was defined on the basis of the clinical, pathological, and radiological attributes of the patients...
September 1, 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905374/heat-and-moisture-exchangers-versus-heated-humidifiers-for-mechanically-ventilated-adults-and-children
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REVIEW
Donna Gillies, David A Todd, Jann P Foster, Bisanth T Batuwitage
BACKGROUND: Invasive ventilation is used to assist or replace breathing when a person is unable to breathe adequately on their own. Because the upper airway is bypassed during mechanical ventilation, the respiratory system is no longer able to warm and moisten inhaled gases, potentially causing additional breathing problems in people who already require assisted breathing. To prevent these problems, gases are artificially warmed and humidified. There are two main forms of humidification, heat and moisture exchangers (HME) or heated humidifiers (HH)...
September 14, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904484/effectiveness-of-humidification-with-heat-and-moisture-exchanger-booster-in-tracheostomized-patients
#4
Isabel Gonzalez, Pilar Jimenez, Jorge Valdivia, Antonio Esquinas
BACKGROUND: The two most commonly used types of humidifiers are heated humidifiers and heat and moisture exchange humidifiers. Heated humidifiers provide adequate temperature and humidity without affecting the respiratory pattern, but overdose can cause high temperatures and humidity resulting in condensation, which increases the risk of bacteria in the circuit. These devices are expensive. Heat and moisture exchanger filter is a new concept of humidification, increasing the moisture content in inspired gases...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902710/a-novel-method-of-organotypic-spinal-cord-slice-culture-in-rats
#5
Jing-Jie Liu, Ya-Juan Huang, Li Xiang, Feng Zhao, Sheng-Li Huang
This study was undertaken to establish a method for the culture of organotypic spinal cord slices. A long-term organotypic spinal cord slice culture was conducted from postnatal rats. Lumbar spinal cord was isolated, and meninges were removed from the spinal cord. The spinal cord was embedded in 4% agarose, and was sectioned by vibratome into slices. Then the slices were cultured on the surface of the membrane inserts, which were placed in six-well plates containing 1 ml of growth medium at 37°C in an incubator with 5% humidified carbon dioxide...
September 11, 2017: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900356/humidifiers-for-oxygen-therapy-what-risk-for-reusable-and-disposable-devices
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REVIEW
V La Fauci, G B Costa, A Facciolà, A Conti, R Riso, R Squeri
INTRODUCTION: Nosocomial pneumonia accounts for the vast majority of healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Although numerous medical devices have been discussed as potential vehicles for microorganisms, very little is known about the role played by oxygen humidifiers as potential sources of nosocomial pathogens. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the safety of the reuse of humidifiers by analysing the rate of microbial contamination in reusable and disposable oxygen humidifiers used during therapy, and then discuss their potential role in the transmission of respiratory pathogens...
June 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900123/effects-of-low-intraperitoneal-pressure-and-a-warmed-humidified-carbon-dioxide-gas-in-laparoscopic-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sachiko Matsuzaki, Lise Vernis, Martine Bonnin, Celine Houlle, Aurelie Fournet-Fayard, Giuseppe Rosano, Anne Laure Lafaye, Christian Chartier, Agnes Barriere, Brigitte Storme, Jean-Etienne Bazin, Michel Canis, Revaz Botchorishvili
Laparoscopic surgery technology continues to advance. However, much less attention has been focused on how alteration of the laparoscopic surgical environment might improve clinical outcomes. We conducted a randomized, 2 × 2 factorial trial to evaluate whether low intraperitoneal pressure (IPP) (8 mmHg) and/or warmed, humidified CO2 (WH) gas are better for minimizing the adverse impact of a CO2 pneumoperitoneum on the peritoneal environment during laparoscopic surgery and for improving clinical outcomes compared to the standard IPP (12 mmHg) and/or cool and dry CO2 (CD) gas...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882385/lung-deposition-and-systemic-bioavailability-of-different-aerosol-devices-with-and-without-humidification-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Islam O F Moustafa, Mohammed R A-A Ali, Moataz Al Hallag, Hoda Rabea, James B Fink, Patricia Dailey, Mohamed E A Abdelrahim
BACKGROUND: During mechanical ventilation medical aerosol delivery has been reported to be upto two fold greater with dry inhaled gas than with heated humidity. Urine levels at 0.5 h post dose (URSAL0.5%) has been confirmed as an index of lung deposition and 24 h (URSAL24%) as index of systemic absorption. Our aim was to determine the effect of humidification and aerosol device type on drug delivery to ventilated patients using urine levels. METHODS: In a randomized crossover design, 36 (18female) mechanically ventilated patients were assigned to one of three groups...
September 4, 2017: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880765/the-development-and-validation-of-an-in-vitro-airway-model-to-assess-realistic-airway-deposition-and-drug-permeation-behavior-of-orally-inhaled-products-across-synthetic-membranes
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Bao K Huynh, Daniela Traini, Dale R Farkas, P Worth Longest, Michael Hindle, Paul M Young
BACKGROUND: Current in vitro approaches to assess lung deposition, dissolution, and cellular transport behavior of orally inhaled products (OIPs) have relied on compendial impactors to collect drug particles that are likely to deposit in the airway; however, the main drawback with this approach is that these impactors do not reflect the airway and may not necessarily represent drug deposition behavior in vivo. The aim of this article is to describe the development and method validation of a novel hybrid in vitro approach to assess drug deposition and permeation behavior in a more representative airway model...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870355/mechanical-ventilation-state-of-the-art
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REVIEW
Tài Pham, Laurent J Brochard, Arthur S Slutsky
Mechanical ventilation is the most used short-term life support technique worldwide and is applied daily for a diverse spectrum of indications, from scheduled surgical procedures to acute organ failure. This state-of-the-art review provides an update on the basic physiology of respiratory mechanics, the working principles, and the main ventilatory settings, as well as the potential complications of mechanical ventilation. Specific ventilatory approaches in particular situations such as acute respiratory distress syndrome and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are detailed along with protective ventilation in patients with normal lungs...
September 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858552/nitrous-oxide-inhalation-sedation-through-a-nasal-high-flow-system-the-possibility-of-a-new-technique-in-dental-sedation
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Takuro Sanuki, Gaku Mishima, Kensuke Kiriishi, Shinji Kurata, Ichiro Okaysu, Mari Kawai, Toshihiro Watanabe, Mizuki Tachi, Nobuyasu Komasawa, Takao Ayuse
High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) systems are increasingly used for patients with both acute and chronic respiratory failure because of the clinical effectiveness and patient comfort associated with their use. Recently, HFNC has been used not only as a respiratory support device, but also as a drug delivery system. HFNC is designed to administer heated and humidified inspiratory oxygen flows (100% relative humidity at 37°C). Therefore, HFNC can provide high flows (up to 60 L/min) without discomfort. Moreover, HFNC improves oxygenation by exerting physiologic effects such as (a) dead-space washout and (b) moderate positive airway pressure...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834650/interfacial-water-drives-improved-proton-transport-in-siliceous-nanocomposite-nafion-thin-films
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Pieter-Jan Goossens, Brecht Vallaey, Jesse Verlinden, Johan A Martens, Jan Rongé
Nafion proton exchange membranes dehydrate when they are used in gas phase and high temperature applications, such as fuel cells and (photo)electrolysis. Retaining a high level of membrane hydration under such conditions can be achieved by using inorganic fillers, but was never demonstrated for thin films. In this work, several types of siliceous nanoparticles were incorporated for the first time into Nafion thin films. For composite Nafion materials, increased water uptake does not always induce increased proton conductivity...
August 23, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829202/effect-of-heat-moisture-exchanger-on-aerosol-drug-delivery-and-airway-resistance-in-simulated-ventilator-dependent-adults-using-jet-and-mesh-nebulizers
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Arzu Ari, Truong Dang, Fahad H Al Enazi, Mohammed M Alqahtani, Abdulrahman Alkhathami, Rowaida Qoutah, Ahmad S Almamary, James B Fink
BACKGROUND: Placement of a heat moisture exchanger (HME) between aerosol generator and patient has been associated with greatly reduced drug delivery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of filtered and nonfiltered HMEs placed between nebulizer and patient on aerosol deposition and airway resistance (Raw) in simulated ventilator-dependent adults. METHODS: An in vitro lung model was developed to simulate a mechanically ventilated adult (Vt 500 mL, RR 15/min, and PEEP 5 cmH2O, using two inspiratory flow rates 40 and 50 L/min) using an intubated adult manikin with an endotracheal tube (8 mmID)...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828372/high-flow-nasal-oxygen-therapy-and-noninvasive-ventilation-in-the-management-of-acute-hypoxemic-respiratory-failure
#14
REVIEW
Jean-Pierre Frat, Rémi Coudroy, Nicolas Marjanovic, Arnaud W Thille
High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) oxygen therapy is a recent technique delivering a high flow of heated and humidified gas. HFNC is simpler to use and apply than noninvasive ventilation (NIV) and appears to be a good alternative treatment for hypoxemic acute respiratory failure (ARF). HFNC is better tolerated than NIV, delivers high fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2), generates a low level of positive pressure and provides washout of dead space in the upper airways, thereby improving mechanical pulmonary properties and unloading inspiratory muscles during ARF...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822407/-clinical-observation-on-the-effect-of-glucocorticoid-insensitivity-on-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-patients
#15
J Hou, H Qi, Y H Dai, X M Wei, L Lu, J G Wang, W D She
Objective: To investigate the correlation between the proliferation inhibition effect of glucocorticoid (GC) on peripheral blood mononuclear cell (PBMC) and the pure tone average (PTA) improvement in SSNHL patients. Methods: Sixty inpatients with SSNHL were included from July 2013 to October 2015 in Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Medical School of Nanjing University. Peripheral venous blood was collected before receiving treatment, then the PBMC was isolated for GC proliferation inhibition. PBMCs of each patient were cultivated into 4 groups: Group A: PBMCs+ Medium; Group B: PBMCs+ Medium+ lipopolysaccharide (LPS, 1 μmol/L); Group C: PBMCs+ Medium+ LPS+ Dexamethasone; Group D: Medium...
August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818509/the-use-of-high-flow-nasal-cannula-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#16
REVIEW
Katherine N Slain, Steven L Shein, Alexandre T Rotta
OBJECTIVES: To summarize the current literature describing high-flow nasal cannula use in children, the components and mechanisms of action of a high-flow nasal cannula system, the appropriate clinical applications, and its role in the pediatric emergency department. SOURCES: A computer-based search of PubMed/MEDLINE and Google Scholar for literature on high-flow nasal cannula use in children was performed. DATA SUMMARY: High-flow nasal cannula, a non-invasive respiratory support modality, provides heated and fully humidified gas mixtures to patients via a nasal cannula interface...
August 15, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817882/re-warmed-and-humidified-carbon-dioxide-for-abdominal-laparoscopic-surgery-meta-analysis-of-the-current-literature
#17
Jeffrey A Cadeddu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813621/improvement-of-an-in-vitro-model-to-assess-delivered-dose-and-particle-size-for-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-during-mechanical-ventilation
#18
Nani Kadrichu, Derek Daniher
BACKGROUND: In an in vitro model of mechanical ventilation with gravity-dependent filter position we observed artificially high delivered doses resulting from liquid droplet collection and precipitation of aerosolized drug. We sequentially modified the model to obtain accurate reproducible measurements of delivered dose and particle size at endotracheal tube exit. METHODS: Stepwise changes in the model included (1) altering the endotracheal tube position to a gravity-independent position, (2) adding fluid traps, (3) humidifying air near the test lung, and (4) simplifying test lung and filters...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794144/nasal-high-flow-therapy-a-novel-treatment-rather-than-a-more-expensive-oxygen-device
#19
REVIEW
Eleni Ischaki, Ioannis Pantazopoulos, Spyros Zakynthinos
Nasal high flow is a promising novel oxygen delivery device, whose mechanisms of action offer some beneficial effects over conventional oxygen systems. The administration of a high flow of heated and humidified gas mixture promotes higher and more stable inspiratory oxygen fraction values, decreases anatomical dead space and generates a positive airway pressure that can reduce the work of breathing and enhance patient comfort and tolerance. Nasal high flow has been used as a prophylactic tool or as a treatment device mostly in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure, with the majority of studies showing positive results...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768499/simultaneous-primary-invasive-cutaneous-aspergillosis-in-two-preterm-twins-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Floriane Gallais, Julie Denis, Olfa Koobar, Laurence Dillenseger, Dominique Astruc, Raoul Herbrecht, Ermanno Candolfi, Valérie Letscher-Bru, Marcela Sabou
BACKGROUND: Primary invasive cutaneous aspergillosis is a rare fungal infection that occurs mostly in immunocompromised patients. Newborns of very low birth weight present a high risk for this type of infection due to an immaturity of the cutaneous barrier and of the immune system. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe here a case of simultaneous invasive cutaneous aspergillosis in two preterm twins. Two male preterm bichorionic biamniotic twins (A & B) were born at a general hospital by spontaneous normal delivery at 24 weeks and 6 days of gestation...
August 2, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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