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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133271/rescue-transtracheal-jet-ventilation-during-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-upper-airway-cancer
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G Bouroche, C Motamed, J M de Guibert, D Hartl, J L Bourgain
INTRODUCTION: The failure rates of intubation and/or mask ventilation are higher in patients with neck or upper airway disease. To ensure oxygenation, Rescue Trans-Tracheal Jet ventilation (RTTJV) may be used. In this critical situation, a high rate of complications has been reported. The aim of this study was to report RTTJV performed by a jet ventilator with an end-expiratory pressure control in an experienced institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a computerised database of 63905 anaesthesia cases, the anaesthetic reports of patients who underwent emergency RTTJV during intubation were studied retrospectively...
November 10, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101956/anesthesia-for-routine-and-advanced-upper-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures
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REVIEW
Christopher D Sharp, Ezekiel Tayler, Gregory G Ginsberg
This article aims to detail the breadth and depth of advanced upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures. It will focus on sedation and airway management concerns pertaining to this emerged and emerging class of minimally invasive interventions. The article will also cover endoscopic hemostasis, endoscopic resection, stenting and Barrett eradication therapy plus endoscopic ultrasound. It additionally will address the nuances of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and new natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery procedures including endoscopic cystgastrostomy and the per-oral endoscopic myotomy procedure...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045097/management-of-airway-obstruction-and-stridor-in-pediatric-patients
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Ashley Marchese, Melissa L. Langhan
Stridor is a result of turbulent air-flow through the trachea from upper airway obstruction, and although in children it is often due to croup, it can also be caused by noninfectious and/or congenital conditions as well as life-threatening etiologies. The history and physical examination guide initial management, which includes reduction of airway inflammation, treatment of bacterial infection, and, less often, imaging, emergent airway stabilization, or surgical management. This issue discusses the most common as well as the life-threatening etiologies of acute and chronic stridor and its management in the emergency department...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28983829/mechanical-ventilation-during-resuscitation-how-manual-chest-compressions-affect-a-ventilator-s-function
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Tillmann Speer, Wolfgang Dersch, Björn Kleine, Christian Neuhaus, Clemens Kill
INTRODUCTION: Guidelines for resuscitation recommend positive-pressure ventilation with a fixed ventilation rate as provided by an automated transport ventilator during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with a secured airway. We investigated the influence of manual chest compressions (CC) on the accuracy of ventilator presets and the quality of CC with intermittent positive-pressure ventilation (IPPV), bilevel ventilation (BiLevel), and the novel ventilation mode chest compression synchronized ventilation (CCSV) in a simulation model...
October 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950264/an-abc-of-the-warning-signs-of-hereditary-angioedema
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Anete Sevciovic Grumach, Natasha Ferraroni, Maria Margarita Olivares, Maria Concepción López-Serrano, Anette Bygum
Hereditary angioedema (HAE) with C1 inhibitor deficiency is a genetic disorder that clinically manifests with attacks of angioedema in the subcutaneous and submucosal tissues, mainly in the extremities, abdomen, and upper airway. During attacks, vascular permeability is increased due to increased bradykinin (BK). This means that special therapies are needed for attacks that do not respond to traditional antiallergic therapies involving antihistamines, corticosteroids, and epinephrine. The recurring attacks may disable patients and lead to frequent visits to emergency rooms where misdiagnoses are common...
2017: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930929/avoidance-of-tracheostomy-using-mandibular-distraction-in-an-infant-with-severe-condylar-dysplasia-and-airway-obstruction
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Anthony J Archual, Jonathan S Black
Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a common craniofacial anomaly characterized by asymmetric malformation of the mandible, ear, and other structures including the upper airway. The degree of mandibular hypoplasia is classified using a scheme developed by Pruzansky and modified by Kaban. Severe condylar dysplasia is the hallmark of Pruzansky-Kaban types IIB and III. Distraction osteogenesis has emerged as a treatment modality for mandibular hypoplasia in this setting for the treatment of asymmetry and airway obstruction...
November 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913912/streptococcus-pneumoniae-colonization-of-the-nasopharynx-is-associated-with-increased-severity-during-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-in-young-children
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Jaelle C Brealey, Keith J Chappell, Sally Galbraith, Emmanuelle Fantino, Jane Gaydon, Sarah Tozer, Paul R Young, Patrick G Holt, Peter D Sly
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is the most significant cause of acute respiratory infection (ARI) in early life. RSV and other respiratory viruses are known to stimulate substantial outgrowth of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the upper airways of young children. However, the clinical significance of interactions between viruses and bacteria is currently unclear. The present study aimed to clarify the effect of viral and bacterial co-detections on disease severity during paediatric ARI...
September 15, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905252/human-and-equipment-resources-for-difficult-airway-management-airway-education-programs-and-capnometry-use-in-japanese-emergency-departments-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Yuko Ono, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Yano, Kotaro Sorimachi, Ryota Inokuchi, Jiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: Although human and equipment resources, proper training, and the verification of endotracheal intubation are vital elements of difficult airway management (DAM), their availability in Japanese emergency departments (EDs) has not been determined. How ED type and patient volume affect DAM preparation is also unclear. We conducted the present survey to address this knowledge gaps. METHODS: This nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted from April to September 2016...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
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REVIEW
Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
November 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882637/successful-retrograde-intubation-after-failed-fiberoptic-intubation-and-percutaneous-cricothyrotomy
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Stephanie Brenman, Sachin Gupta, Stephanie Tseeng
BACKGROUND: An obstructive neck lesion presents an airway challenge for any emergency physician. Retrograde intubation is an infrequently used airway alternative that can be employed in the difficult airway algorithm that requires little training and is less invasive than surgical cricothyrotomy. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with respiratory distress progressing to respiratory failure from upper airway obstruction. The patient had significant tracheal thickening at the level of the thyroid gland based on a computed tomography report from 3 weeks prior to his presentation...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864483/cadaveric-study-of-movement-in-the-unstable-upper-cervical-spine-during-emergency-management-tracheal-intubation-and-cervical-spine-immobilisation-a-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-randomised-crossover-trial
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Shiyao Liao, Erik Popp, Petra Hüttlin, Frank Weilbacher, Matthias Münzberg, Niko Schneider, Michael Kreinest
INTRODUCTION: Emergency management of upper cervical spine injuries often requires cervical spine immobilisation and some critical patients also require airway management. The movement of cervical spine created by tracheal intubation and cervical spine immobilisation can potentially exacerbate cervical spinal cord injury. However, the evidence that previous studies have provided remains unclear, due to lack of a direct measurement technique for dural sac's space during dynamic processes...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818177/angioedema
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Janina Hahn, Thomas K Hoffmann, Bastian Bock, Melanie Nordmann-Kleiner, Susanne Trainotti, Jens Greve
BACKGROUND: Acute angioedema of the upper airways can be life-threatening. An important distinction is drawn between mast-cell-mediated angioedema and bradykinin-mediated angioedema; the treatment of these two entities is fundamentally different. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent articles retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and on guidelines concerning the treatment of angioedema. The authors draw on their own clinical experience in their assessment of the literature...
July 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814580/ventrain-from-theory-to-practice-bridging-until-re-tracheostomy
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Bianca Maria Wahlen, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
Imminent upper airway obstruction due to life-threatening tracheal stenosis of any cause is challenging. A 77-year-old woman, with a history of temporal tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation, presented with life-threatening tracheal stenosis to the emergency department. After failed intubation with a 5.0 mm internal diameter endotracheal tube, the patient was ventilated via a tube exchanger using Ventrain. Ventrain is a manual ventilation device that, in addition to oxygen supply during inspiration, initiates expiration by actively removing gas from the lungs by suction...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808821/-airway-anatomy-relevant-structures-in-emergency-medicine
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M Schulze, A Wree
The subject of this article is the anatomy of the respiratory tract with an emphasis on the larynx. A differentiation is made between the upper and lower airways according to topographical and functional aspects, the limits of which are marked by the lower section of the larynx. The focus is on the anatomy of the structures involved, which are relevant for emergency medicine.
September 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798877/previously-undiagnosed-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-as-a-cause-of-airway-obstruction-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy
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Miyuki Niki, Taihei Tachikawa, Yuka Sano, Hiroki Miyawaki, Aisa Matoi, Yukari Okano, Nobutaka Kariya, Tsuneo Tatara, Munetaka Hirose
BACKGROUND: Preoperative vocal cord paralysis is a risk factor for postoperative respiratory distress following extubation after general anesthesia. We present an unusual case where a geriatric patient developed airway obstruction after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old male, who had suffered from left vocal cord paralysis of unknown etiology, was scheduled for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). General anesthesia was performed without any problems...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770235/respiratory-muscle-dysfunction-in-animal-models-of-hypoxic-disease-antioxidant-therapy-goes-from-strength-to-strength
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REVIEW
Ken D O'Halloran, Philip Lewis
The striated muscles of breathing play a critical role in respiratory homeostasis governing blood oxygenation and pH regulation. Upper airway dilator and thoracic pump muscles retain a remarkable capacity for plasticity throughout life, both in health and disease states. Hypoxia, whatever the cause, is a potent driver of respiratory muscle remodeling with evidence of adaptive and maladaptive outcomes for system performance. The pattern, duration, and intensity of hypoxia are key determinants of respiratory muscle structural-, metabolic-, and functional responses and adaptation...
2017: Hypoxia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761563/the-emerging-role-of-the-eosinophil-and-its-measurement-in-chronic-cough
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REVIEW
Mahboobeh H Sadeghi, Alyn H Morice
Although the aetiology of chronic cough in guidelines is clearly stated as asthma and related syndromes, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), and upper airways disease, the inflammatory mechanisms underlying these conditions differ. Recent studies on asthma have increasingly focused on its molecular phenotypes instead of clinical characteristics. Here, we proposed the hypothesis that divides cough into two groups; the eosinophilic and neutrophilic. This division will enhance our ability to recognise the type of airway inflammation which, as a consequence will lead us to more targeted and personalized treatment approaches...
2017: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754091/-visually-impaired-elderly-patient-ingests-pill-desiccant-leading-to-acute-hypoxic-respiratory-failure-requiring-intubation
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Wendy Gerstein, Ziyang Liu
BACKGROUND: A significant percentage of elderly patients suffer from both polypharmacy and visual impairment. This combination can increase the risk of an adverse event related to medication. This case highlights an unusual, but potentially deadly, medication adverse event. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old male, visually impaired, ingested a pill desiccant, believing it was the ampicillin/sulbactam tablet he was prescribed for an infected diabetic foot ulcer. He presented to the emergency room with inability to swallow, and imaging revealed the pill desiccant lodged in his upper esophagus...
July 28, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706720/endotype-driven-treatment-in-chronic-upper-airway-diseases
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REVIEW
Glynnis De Greve, Peter W Hellings, Wytske J Fokkens, Benoit Pugin, Brecht Steelant, Sven F Seys
Rhinitis and rhinosinusitis are the two major clinical entities of chronic upper airway disease. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergic rhinitis (AR) affect respectively up to 10 and 30% of the total population, hence being associated with an important socio-economic burden. Different phenotypes of rhinitis and CRS have been described based on symptom severity and duration, atopy status, level of control, comorbidities and presence or absence of nasal polyps in CRS. The underlying pathophysiological mechanisms are diverse, with different, and sometimes overlapping, endotypes being recognized...
2017: Clinical and Translational Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705229/brugada-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Anusha Battineni, Rohit Gummi, Naresh Mullaguri, Raghav Govindarajan
BACKGROUND: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a fatal neuromuscular disorder characterized by progressive death of the upper and lower motor neurons in the central nervous system. Patients with this disease die mostly as a result of respiratory failure; however, owing to prolonged survival through assisted ventilation, cardiovascular causes are increasingly responsible for mortality. We report what is to the best of our knowledge the first case of type 2 Brugada syndrome causing ventricular tachyarrhythmia and cardiac arrest in a patient with upper limb onset amyotrophic lateral sclerosis...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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