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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865221/-massive-upper-airway-bleeding-a-rare-case-of-aortobronchial-fistula
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Paola Gudiel Arriaza, Amparo Sánchez Serrano, Jorge Marques do Vale, Isabel Gil Pereira, António Simões Torres, Maria José Martín Sánchez
Clinical presentation of haemoptysis and haematemesis often generates confusion, becoming a difficult task to determine the source of upper airway bleeding. Aortobronchial fistula is a rare entity, but has been a reported complication in patients that have undergone aortic vascular surgery. A high clinical suspicion is fundamental to making this diagnosis. A 69 year old male, with a previous diagnosis of chronic gastritis, is admitted to the emergency room for vomiting blood. In the first 24 hours after admission, the patient develops respiratory insufficiency after an episode of massive bleeding from his mouth...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849653/the-role-of-aspirin-desensitization-in-the-management-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Joseph S Schwartz, John V Bosso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, and respiratory reactions to medications that inhibit the cyclooxygenase pathway. Aspirin desensitization has proven to be an effective tool in the management of this disease when used in a multidisciplinary setting. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding AERD, aspirin desensitization, and share our opinion regarding the most optimal multidisciplinary approach to these complex patients...
November 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833745/advances-in-real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-vocal-tract-for-speech-science-and-technology-research
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Asterios Toutios, Shrikanth S Narayanan
Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (rtMRI) of the moving vocal tract during running speech production is an important emerging tool for speech production research providing dynamic information of a speaker's upper airway from the entire mid-sagittal plane or any other scan plane of interest. There have been several advances in the development of speech rtMRI and corresponding analysis tools, and their application to domains such as phonetics and phonological theory, articulatory modeling, and speaker characterization...
2016: APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833699/point-of-care-sonographic-findings-in-acute-upper-airway-edema
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Michael Schick, Kendra Grether-Jones
We describe a case where a patient presented with acute angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) induced angioedema without signs or symptoms of upper airway edema beyond lip swelling. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was used as an initial diagnostic test and identified left-sided subglottic upper airway edema that was immediately confirmed with indirect fiberoptic laryngoscopy. ACE-I induced angioedema and the historical use of ultrasound in evaluation of the upper airway is briefly discussed. To our knowledge, POCUS has not been used to identify acute upper airway edema in the emergency setting...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810460/bystander-cricothyroidotomy-with-household-devices-a-fresh-cadaveric-feasibility-study
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Christian Braun, Ulrich Kisser, Astrid Huber, Klaus Stelter
INTRODUCTION: In various motion pictures, medical TV shows and internet chatrooms, non-medical devices were presented as tools for life-saving cricothyroidotomies. However, there is uncertainty about whether it is possible for a bystander to perform a cricothyroidotomy and maintain gas exchange using improvised household items. This study examines the ability of bystanders to carry out an emergency cricothyroidotomy in fresh human cadavers using only a pocket knife and a ballpoint pen...
November 1, 2016: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804108/tracheal-extubation-of-the-adult-intensive-care-patient-with-a-predicted-difficult-airway-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
D J Sturgess, K B Greenland, S Senthuran, F A Ajvadi, A van Zundert, M G Irwin
Management of the difficult airway is an important, but as yet poorly-studied, component of intensive care management. Although there has been a strong emphasis on prediction and intubation of the difficult airway, safe extubation of the patient with a potentially difficult airway has not received the same attention. Extubation is a particularly vulnerable time for the critically ill patient and, because of the risks involved and the consequences of failure, it warrants specific consideration. The Royal College of Anaesthetists 4th National Audit Project highlighted differences in the incidence and consequences of major complications during airway management between the operating room and the critical care environment...
November 2, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796837/emergency-ventilation-with-the-ventrain-%C3%A2-through-an-airway-exchange-catheter-in-a-porcine-model-of-complete-upper-airway-obstruction
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Michiel W P de Wolf, Reiner Gottschall, Niels P Preussler, Markus Paxian, Dietmar Enk
PURPOSE: During difficult airway management, oxygen insufflation through airway-exchange and intubating catheters (AEC/IC) can lead to life-threatening hyperinflation. Ventrain(®) was originally designed to facilitate emergency ventilation using active expiration through short, small-bore cannulas. Herein, we studied its efficacy (oxygenation and ventilation) and safety (avoidance of hyperinflation) in a long, small-bore AEC. METHODS: In six anesthetized pigs, the upper airway was obstructed, except for a 100 cm long, 3 mm internal diameter AEC...
October 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777546/pre-burn-centre-management-of-the-airway-in-patients-with-face-burns
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D Costa Santos, F Barros, M Frazão, M Maia
Face burns expose patients to a higher respiratory risk, and early prophylactic intubation before they enter the burn unit might be life-saving. However, unnecessary intubation may compromise their clinical evolution. Hence, the decision to perform pre-burn centre endotracheal intubation remains a clinical challenge. A retrospective study was developed to characterize the experience of the tertiary burn unit of the Hospital da Prelada with face burn patients arriving endotracheally-intubated between January 2009 and September 2013...
December 31, 2015: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769694/cuff-pressure-monitoring-by-manual-palpation-in-intubated-patients-how-accurate-is-it-a-manikin-simulation-study
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Dr Gian Domenico Giusti, Dr Cecilia Rogari, Dr Alessio Gili, Dr Fulvio Nisi
BACKGROUND: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) for mechanical ventilation has a central role in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). ETI is one of the main risk factors for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) as its presence reduces the natural defences of the upper airway and allows the micro-suction of secretions in the airways. In order to minimise such complications, it is fundamental to maintain a suitable pressure inside the tube cuff. AIM AND SCOPE: The main objective of the present study is to evaluate the effectiveness and reliability of palpation method, performed with the operators fingers, for detecting the tube cuff pressure...
October 18, 2016: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769614/allergic-reaction-to-ketamine-as-monotherapy-for-procedural-sedation
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Tammy T Nguyen, Bethany Baker, Jeffrey D Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Ketamine is a cyclohexamine derivative that acts as a noncompetitive N-methyl D-aspartate receptor antagonist. Its use for procedural sedation is recommended by national clinical policy. However, its immunogenic potential is not well documented. CASE REPORT: We report a case of allergic reaction associated with the administration of intravenous ketamine for procedural sedation in a 16-year-old male. Minutes after administration, the patient developed a morbilliform, erythematous rash that extended to the upper and lower torso and resolved with intravenous diphenhydramine...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755128/residual-neuromuscular-blockade-management-and-impact-on-postoperative-pulmonary-outcome
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Thomas Fuchs-Buder, Réka Nemes, Denis Schmartz
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To revise the current literature on concepts for neuromuscular block management. Moreover, consequences of incomplete neuromuscular recovery on patients' postoperative pulmonary outcome are evaluated as well. RECENT FINDINGS: The incidence of residual paralysis may be as high as 70% and even small degrees of residual paralysis may have clinical consequences. Neostigmine should not be given before return of the fourth response of the train-of-four-stimulation and no more than 40-50 μg/kg should be given...
December 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752627/upper-airway-obstruction-resulting-from-acute-mucosal-injury-induced-by-direct-ingestion-of-sodium-picosulfate-magnesium-citrate-powder
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Gyeong Bo Kim, Sung Yeon Hwang, Tae Gun Shin, Tae Rim Lee, Won Chul Cha, Min Seob Sim, Ik Joon Jo, Keun Jeong Song, Joong Eui Rhee, Yeon Kwon Jeong
A 59-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of sore throat after swallowing sodium picosulfate/magnesium citrate powder for bowel preparation, without first dissolving it in water. The initial evaluation showed significant mucosal injury involving the oral cavity, pharynx, and epiglottis. Endotracheal intubation was performed for airway protection in the emergency department, because the mucosal swelling resulted in upper airway compromise. After conservative treatment in the intensive care unit, he underwent tracheostomy because stenosis of the supraglottic and subglottic areas was not relieved...
June 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749292/airway-management-of-a-3-year-old-child-with-a-penetrating-oropharyngeal-foreign-body-risking-vascular-injury
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Jenny Feldman Eskildsen, Brian D Thorp, Hemanth A Baboolal
Management of anesthesia for a child with an upper airway foreign body is fraught with particular challenges. We present the case of a 3-year-old girl who presented to the emergency department with a 12-cm sewing needle protruding from her mouth and unknown vascular involvement. We were faced with establishing a secure airway despite exclusion of mask ventilation or use of a laryngeal mask airway. Moreover, peripheral intravenous access was lost before adequate sedation. Ultimately, we were able to safely induce anesthesia and achieve endotracheal intubation...
October 5, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729114/asthma-outcomes-after-adenotonsillectomy-a-systematic-review
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Nikita Kohli, Dana DeCarlo, Nira A Goldstein, Joshua Silverman
OUTCOME OBJECTIVE: For over fifty years, otolaryngologists, allergists, and immunologists have debated the effect of adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy on asthma outcomes in children. Although some have suggested that adenotonsillectomy may contribute to the subsequent development of asthma in children, others have argued that a common mechanism may cause both upper and lower airway disease, and that children who have symptoms severe enough to warrant adenotonsillectomy are also at increased risk of asthma and atopic disease...
November 2016: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27633511/a-novel-high-throughput-assay-to-quantify-the-vaccine-induced-inhibition-of-bordetella-pertussis-adhesion-to-airway-epithelia
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Elisa Zanaboni, Vanessa Arato, Mariagrazia Pizza, Anja Seubert, Rosanna Leuzzi
BACKGROUND: Pertussis or whooping cough is an acute respiratory illness caused by the Gram-negative pathogen Bordetella pertussis. Despite high vaccination coverage whooping cough is currently re-emerging in many developed countries. Although the causes of pertussis resurgence are matter of debate, emerging evidences suggest that acellular vaccines efficiently protect against the hallmark symptoms of pertussis disease but fail to prevent colonization. This presumably impacts on increased risk of bacterial transmission and consequent spread throughout the population...
September 15, 2016: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617473/hereditary-angioedema-44-years-of-diagnostic-delay
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M P Peterson, A Bygum
We report a 64-year-old man who suffered from recurrent visible swelling attacks since the age of 20 as well as episodes with severe upper airway edema, resulting in 4 emergency tracheotomies. Eventually after 44 years he was diagnosed with hereditary angioedema (HAE) type II. The aims of this report is to emphasize the importance of awareness concerning HAE, which does not respond to traditional anti-allergic therapy, and remind physicians to test for functional C1-INH deficiency.
2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608941/the-introduction-of-emergency-cricothyroidotomy-simulation-training-in-zimbabwe-contributed-to-the-saving-of-two-lives
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M B Avnstorp, P V F Jensen, T Dzongodza, N Matinhira, C Chidziva, J Melchiors, C Von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: In developing countries with limited access to ENT services, performing emergency cricothyroidotomy in patients with upper airway obstruction may be a life-saving last resort. An established Danish-Zimbabwean collaboration of otorhinolaryngologists enrolled Zimbabwean doctors into a video-guided simulation training programme on emergency cricothyroidotomy. This paper presents the positive effect of this training, illustrated by two case reports. CASE REPORTS: A 56-year-old female presented with upper airway obstruction due to a rapidly progressing infectious swelling of the head and neck progressing to cardiac arrest...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573210/a-case-of-cricothyroidotomy-for-facial-trauma-in-a-patient-taking-antiplatelet-agents-after-a-simple-ground-level-fall
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Tetsuya Yumoto, Tatsushi Matsumura, Kohei Tsukahara, Keiji Sato, Toyomu Ugawa, Yoshihito Ujike
INTRODUCTION: Cricothyroidotomy is an emergency procedure that can be used to secure the airway in situations in which intubation and ventilation are not possible. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of 79-year-old male presenting with facial trauma combined with massive upper airway bleeding and swelling in which cricothyroidotomy was required to open the airway in an elderly male patient taking antiplatelet agents who suffered a simple ground-level fall. DISCUSSION: Although emergency airway management is often required in patients with Le Fort fractures, mandibular condyle fractures exhibit a significant relationship with ground-level falls, which are not usually associated with emergency airway management...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27522309/acute-management-of-paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-vocal-cord-dysfunction
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Nizhoni Denipah, Christopher M Dominguez, Erik P Kraai, Tania L Kraai, Paul Leos, Darren Braude
Paradoxical vocal fold motion disorder, also commonly termed vocal cord dysfunction, is a poorly understood cause of acute upper airway obstruction. Patients with paradoxical vocal fold motion frequently present to the emergency department (ED) with acute respiratory distress and stridor. Lack of familiarity with this disorder may lead to delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis and unnecessary intubations or surgical airway procedures. Although long-term management of paradoxical vocal fold motion is well described, there is a paucity of information about acute evaluation and management...
August 10, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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