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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342574/ultrasound-findings-in-tension-pneumothorax-a-case-report
#1
Maxine Inocencio, Jeannine Childs, Mikaela L Chilstrom, Kristin Berona
BACKGROUND: Delayed recognition of tension pneumothorax can lead to a mortality of 31% to 91%. However, the classic physical examination findings of tracheal deviation and distended neck veins are poorly sensitive in the diagnosis of tension pneumothorax. Point-of-care ultrasound is accurate in identifying the presence of pneumothorax, but sonographic findings of tension pneumothorax are less well described. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 21-year-old man with sudden-onset left-sided chest pain...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330688/management-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum-are-hospitalization-and-prophylactic-antibiotics-needed
#2
Masatomo Ebina, Akira Inoue, Akihiro Takaba, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is defined as the presence of free air in the mediastinum without any apparent concomitant factors or disease. It is uncommon but usually benign and self-limiting. Generally, patients with spontaneous pneumomediastinum are admitted to hospital, and occasionally, prophylactic antibiotics are administered to prevent mediastinitis. The purpose of this study was to describe practices concerning the feasibility of outpatient treatment and follow-up of spontaneous pneumomediastinum and the necessity of prophylactic antibiotics...
March 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286390/early-postoperative-malignant-subcutaneous-emphysema-report-and-review
#3
N K Sahoo, Shivinder Singh, I D Roy, Amit Bhandari
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous emphysema is defined as presence of air or gas in subcutaneous tissue layer. It may be localized or generalized due to various aetiological factors. Although SE and pneumomediastinum are self-limiting conditions, life-threatening complications may develop. Escape of air into both pleural cavity causing bilateral pneumothorax and tension pneumothorax can be termed as malignant emphysema. PURPOSE: To report a case of malignant generalized subcutaneous emphysema in early postoperative phase following palatoplasty...
March 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263791/accuracy-of-point-of-care-focused-echocardiography-in-predicting-outcome-of-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Po-Yang Tsou, Jeantte Kurbedin, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Eric H Chou, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Matthew Chien-Hung Lee, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
OBJECTIVE: We aim to summarize current evidence on the value of point-of-care (POC) focused echocardiography in the assessment of short-term survival in patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched from inception to July 2016 for eligible studies that evaluated the utility of POC echocardiography in patients with cardiac arrest. Modified QUADAS was used to appraise the quality of included studies. A random-effect bivariate model and a hierarchical summary receiving operating curve were used to summarize the performance characteristics of focused echocardiography...
March 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252382/pneumothorax-in-pediatric-patients-management-strategies-to-improve-patient-outcomes
#5
Matthew Harris, Joshua Rocker
The clinical presentation of pneumothorax is highly variable. Spontaneous pneumothoraces may present with subtle symptoms when a small air leak is present, but can progress to hemodynamic instability in the setting of tension physiology. The etiologies are broad and the severity can vary greatly. A trauma patient with a pneumothorax may also have the added complexity of other potentially life-threatening injuries. While there is a wealth of evidence-based guidelines for the management of pneumothoraces in the adult literature, the approach to pediatric patients is largely extrapolated from that literature without a significant evidence base...
March 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216708/post-intubation-tension-pneumothorax-and-pneumoperitoneum-in-a-low-birth-weight-neonate-with-giant-epulis
#6
Tanvir Samra, Ranvinder Kaur, Lalitha Chaudhary, Kavita Meena
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164043/pneumothorax-after-shoulder-arthroscopy-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication
#7
Sven Bamps, Daan Renson, Stefaan Nijs, Sermon
INTRODUCTION: Arthroscopy has become a major diagnostic tool and treatment option for shoulder pathology. However rare, respiratory complications such as a pneumothorax have been reported in patients undergoing shoulder arthroscopy. Surgery - as well as anesthesiology-related factors and respiratory comorbidity have been hypothesized to intervene in the onset of respiratory complications. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 42-year-old male patient who underwent an arthroscopy of the left shoulder...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144067/stenting-of-critical-tracheal-stenosis-with-adjuvant-cardio-pulmonary-bypass
#8
Himanshu Bhardwaj, Ahmed Awab, Houssein A Youness, Brent Brown
Severe and critical central airway obstruction causing impaired ventilation and/or oxygenation can impose tremendous challenges on the interventional pulmonologist. Near total airway obstruction can rapidly evolve into potentially fatal complete airway occlusion during bronchoscopic airway manipulation under moderate sedation; as well as during the induction of the general anesthesia. Although there are currently interventional pulmonary procedures available to tackle the critical airway obstruction in extreme situations, cardio-pulmonary bypass should be considered prior to the intervention to maintain the adequate gas exchange during the procedure...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116675/anesthetic-considerations-for-patients-with-esophageal-achalasia-undergoing-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-a-retrospective-case-series-review
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Benjamin Löser, Yuki B Werner, Mark A Punke, Bernd Saugel, Sebastian Haas, Daniel A Reuter, Oliver Mann, Anna Duprée, Guido Schachschal, Thomas Rösch, Martin Petzoldt
PURPOSE: Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a novel technique for treating esophageal achalasia. During POEM, carbon dioxide (CO2) is insufflated to aid surgical dissection, but it may inadvertently track into surrounding tissues, causing systemic CO2 uptake and tension capnoperitoneum. This in turn may affect cardiorespiratory function. This study quantified these cardiorespiratory effects and treatment by hyperventilation and percutaneous abdominal needle decompression (PND). METHODS: One hundred and seventy-three consecutive patients who underwent POEM were included in this four-year retrospective study...
January 23, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039614/tuberculosis-related-giant-bullae-mimicking-tension-pneumothorax
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EDITORIAL
Ming-Tsung Chen, Shih-En Tang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 30, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013308/neonatal-pneumothorax-a-descriptive-regional-danish-study
#11
Louise Vibede, Emil Vibede, Mette Bendtsen, Lia Pedersen, Finn Ebbesen
BACKGROUND: Neonatal pneumothorax (PTX) can occur due to underlying pulmonary disease and/or ventilatory support. PTX can also develop at the onset of respiration. PTX can be life-threatening, and prompt diagnosis is essential to reduce mortality. OBJECTIVE: To analyse aetiology, demographic aspects, age at diagnosis, required treatment (specifically drainage), and prognosis of all cases of neonatal PTX observed in the North Jutland Region of Denmark from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2014...
December 24, 2016: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939518/failure-rate-of-prehospital-chest-decompression-after-severe-thoracic-trauma
#12
Alexander Kaserer, Philipp Stein, Hans-Peter Simmen, Donat R Spahn, Valentin Neuhaus
INTRODUCTION: Chest decompression can be performed by different techniques, like needle thoracocentesis (NT), lateral thoracostomy (LT), or tube thoracostomy (TT). The aim of this study was to report the incidence of prehospital chest decompression and to analyse the effectiveness of these techniques. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this retrospective case series study, all medical records of adult trauma patients undergoing prehospital chest decompression and admitted to the resuscitation area of a level-1 trauma center between 2009 and 2015 were reviewed and analysed...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936877/-a-rare-ecg-manifestation-of-left-sided-pneumothorax-inferior-stemi-with-precordial-brugada-pattern
#13
Attila Frigy, Ildikó Kocsis, Lajos Fehérvári, Lehel Máthé
Recognition and identification of the cause of non-coronary ST elevation is important in daily practice, mainly for avoiding unnecessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In this case, a rare cause, spontaneous, left sided tension pneumothorax was in the background of the suddenly appearing, complex ECG changes - ST elevation mimicking inferior wall myocardial infarction associated with type 1 Brugada pattern ("coved" ST-segment elevation ≥ 2 mm) in the precordial leads. The clinical picture and course, the differential diagnostic problems related to the case and the possible causes of the ECG changes will be presented...
December 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851550/1915-delayed-tension-pneumothorax-after-transbronchial-biopsy
#14
Faraz Siddiqui, Dikshya Sharma, Michel Chalhoub, Tahir Khan, Amina Saqib
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851249/1614-tension-pneumothorax-presenting-with-st-segment-elevation
#15
Aditya Chada, Naga Venkata Krishna Pothineni, Deepa Raghavan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833504/tension-pneumothorax-as-a-complication-of-colonic-perforation-during-colonoscopy-an-anesthesiologist-s-nightmare
#16
Kelika Prakash, Anshuman Singh, Sandeep Sharma, Vijay Kant Pandey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833502/is-it-safe-to-use-frova-airway-intubating-device-during-tracheal-intubation-in-difficult-airway-patient-with-multiple-and-chest-trauma
#17
Waseem M Hajjar, Nourah Alsubaie, Thamer A Nouh, Sami A Al-Nassar
Traumatic chest injury is one of the leading causes of death in motor vehicle accident (MVA). A complete tracheobronchial injury occurred in 1% of trauma cases and most of the cases died before arrival to the emergency department. We report a 37-year-old female involved in MVA presented to the emergency room (ER) with normal vital signs. Ten minutes later, her saturation dropped to 75%, which required ventilation; however, two attempts for endotracheal intubation failed. The third time frova airway intubating introducer used and succeeded...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821822/-tension-pneumothorax-developing-hemothorax-after-chest-tube-drainage
#18
Takehiro Sakai, Masahiro Sawada, Yutaka Sato, Futoshi Kimura, Nobuo Yagihashi, Tadashi Iwabuchi, Daisuke Kimura, Takao Tsushima, Ryo Hatanaka
A 61-year-old man visited a physician complaining of progressive chest pain and dyspnea. The chest radiography showed complete collapse of the right lung suggesting tension pneumothorax. The patient was transferred to our hospital. A small amount of the right pleural effusion was also seen in addition to pulmonary collapse on the chest radiography. Chest drainage was performed, and continuous air leakage was seen. At 2 hours later, air leakage was disappeared but the bloody effusion was noted. The chest radiography revealed massive effusion and the enhanced computed tomography showed active bleeding...
November 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792446/tension-pneumothorax-recurrence-in-copd-a-care-study
#19
Nicholas Woolfe Loftus, Tracey Bowden
This care study concerns a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who endures the recurrence of a tension pneumothorax. A holistic and evidence-based approach is employed to critically discuss his assessment, pathophysiology, and nursing care. These discussions facilitate extrapolation of implications pertinent to nursing practice.
October 27, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787569/-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-following-trauma
#20
B A Leidel, K-G Kanz
For decades, survival rates of cardiac arrest following trauma were reported between 0 and 2 %. Since 2005, survival rates have increased with a wide range up to 39 % and good neurological recovery in every second person injured for unknown reasons. Especially in children, high survival rates with good neurologic outcomes are published. Resuscitation following traumatic cardiac arrest differs significantly from nontraumatic causes. Paramount is treatment of reversible causes, which include massive bleeding, hypoxia, tension pneumothorax, and pericardial tamponade...
November 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
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