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Christopher J R Gough, Jerry P Nolan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac arrest mortality remains high, and the impact on outcome of most advanced life support interventions is unclear. The optimal method for managing the airway during cardiac arrest remains unknown. This review will summarize and critique recently published evidence comparing basic airway management with the use of more advanced airway interventions [insertion of supraglottic airway (SGA) devices and tracheal intubation]. RECENT FINDINGS: Systematic reviews generally document an association between advanced airway management and worse neurological outcome but they are subject to considerable bias...
March 20, 2018: Current Opinion in Critical Care
Helmut Trimmel, Christoph Beywinkler, Sonja Hornung, Janett Kreutziger, Wolfgang G Voelckel
BACKGROUND: Competence in emergency airway management is key in order to improve patient safety and outcome. The scope of compulsory training for emergency physicians or paramedics is quite limited, especially in Austria. The purpose of this study was to review the difficult airway management performance of an emergency medical service (EMS) in a region that has implemented a more thorough training program than current regulations require, comprising 3 months of initial training and supervised emergency practice and 3 days/month of on-going in-hospital training as previously reported...
March 16, 2018: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Fanny Zulay Acero Brand, Nicolas Suter, Jean-Philippe Adam, Bernard Faulques, Antonio Maietta, Denis Soulières, Normand Blais
BACKGROUND: Pembrolizumab is an anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1) receptor monoclonal antibody that has shown activity as second line treatment for metastatic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). Immune-related adverse events are now well described complications of PD-1 inhibitors and most organ sites have been shown to be potentially affected. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a 69-year old patient with a relapsed squamous cell carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx with lung metastasis after receiving adjuvant concurrent cisplatin and radiotherapy...
March 16, 2018: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
Sang Hee Ha, Min-Soo Kim, Jiwoo Suh, Jong Seok Lee
PURPOSE: The self-pressurized air-Q® (air-Q SP) intubating laryngeal airway is a relatively new supraglottic airway (SGA) device. The intracuff pressure of air-Q dynamically equilibrates with the airway pressure and adjusts to the patient's pharyngeal and periglottic anatomy, potentially providing improved airway fit and seal. The aim of this prospective randomized study was to compare the clinical performance of air-Q to the LMA® Classic™ SGA. METHODS: Adult patients requiring general anesthesia for elective surgery were prospectively enrolled and randomly assigned to either air-Q SP or the LMA Classic SGA...
February 6, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Thomas J W Klein Nulent, Matthijs H Valstar, Bart de Keizer, Stefan M Willems, Laura A Smit, Abrahim Al-Mamgani, Ludwig E Smeele, Robert J J van Es, Remco de Bree, Wouter V Vogel
OBJECTIVES: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is used for detection and (re)staging of prostate cancer. However, healthy salivary, seromucous, and lacrimal glands also have high PSMA-ligand uptake. This study aimed to describe physiologic PSMA-ligand uptake distribution characteristics in the head and neck to aid in PSMA PET/CT interpretation and to identify possible new clinical applications for PSMA-ligand imaging. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty consecutive patients who underwent PSMA PET/CT for prostate cancer were evaluated...
January 31, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Sommer Nurkic, Tarik Nurkic, Christopher G Morris, Robert J Amdur, William M Mendenhall
OBJECTIVES: Examine the utility of pretreatment computed tomography in predicting local control (LC) in squamous cell carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx treated with primary radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: In total, 167 patients treated between 1983 and 2013 were reviewed. Patients had received pretreatment diagnostic computed tomographic imaging of the larynx and neck from which primary tumor volume (PrTV) was delineated. LC, larynx function at last follow-up, and RT complications were recorded...
March 8, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Ashley J Guthrie, Raymond L Chai
IMPORTANCE: Transoral robotic surgery has revolutionized the practice of head and neck surgery over the past decade, with indications now expanding to include laryngeal pathology. Although laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare entity, trends in otolaryngology literature suggest that it can frequently be managed with conservative approaches. We hope to inspire other head and neck surgeons to consider transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of such tumors so that outcomes data can be collected and studied...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Krupal B Patel, Anthony C Nichols, Kevin Fung, John Yoo, S Danielle MacNeil
OBJECTIVES: For early stage supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), single modality treatment either in the form of primary organ preservation surgery alone or radiation alone is recommended. Thus, a definite treatment strategy for early stage supraglottic SCC remains undefined. The primary objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis comparing the oncologic outcomes of surgery and radiotherapy in early stage (Stage I and II) T1 N0 and T2 N0 supraglottic SCC...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Minyoung Jang, Krystyne Basa, Jessica Levi
OBJECTIVE: Intubation has been associated with laryngeal injury that often resolves spontaneously without complication. We present a case of a child intubated for less than 48 hours, who presented with dysphonia and intermittent dyspnea two months after intubation due to epiglottic and vocal process granulomas. This is unusual in that multiple granulomas were found in the posterior glottis and supraglottis after short-term intubation. Our objective was to determine if there are risk factors for developing persistent post-intubation sequelae, including the delayed presentation and unusual location of post-intubation granulomas in our case...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Gemma Malpas, Orlando Hung, Ainslie Gilchrist, Chrison Wong, Blaine Kent, Gregory M Hirsch, Robert D Hart
While extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an effective method of oxygenation for patients with respiratory failure, further refinement of its incorporation into airway guidelines is needed. We present a case of severe glottic stenosis from advanced thyroid carcinoma in which gas exchange was facilitated by veno-arterial ECMO prior to achieving a definitive airway. We also conducted a systematic review of the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Web of Science databases, using the keywords "airway/ tracheal obstruction", "anesthesia", "extracorporeal", and "cardiopulmonary bypass" to identify reports where ECMO was initiated as the a priori method of oxygenation during difficult airway management...
March 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Hesameddin Modir, Esmail Moshiri, Bijan Yazdi, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Amirreza Modir
Adverse events following surgical operations are common complications due to removal of tracheal tube in contrast to the tracheal intubation. Awareness about the new methods and strategies for tracheal tube extubation is necessary for a safe and successful extubation. Therefore, we aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of laryngeal mask airway (LMA), streamlined liner of the pharyngeal airway (SLIPA) and I-gel in extubation time of tracheal tube. A one-single randomized clinical trial was conducted in 105 eligible patients in three groups including LMA, SLIPA and I-gel...
October 2017: Medical Gas Research
Massimiliano Sorbello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Guillermo Foncerrada, Derek M Culnan, Karel D Capek, Sagrario González-Trejo, Janos Cambiaso-Daniel, Lee C Woodson, David N Herndon, Celeste C Finnerty, Jong O Lee
Inhalation injury causes a heterogeneous cascade of insults that increase morbidity and mortality among the burn population. Despite major advancements in burn care for the past several decades, there remains a significant burden of disease attributable to inhalation injury. For this reason, effort has been devoted to finding new therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes for patients who sustain inhalation injuries.The three major injury classes are the following: supraglottic, subglottic, and systemic. Treatment options for these three subtypes differ based on the pathophysiologic changes that each one elicits...
February 15, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Qiong Zhang, Ying Xiong, Ling Lin, Kun Yuan
This study investigated the factors affecting the surgical treatment effect on patients with laryngeal cancer. The clinical data (including the sex, age, smoking index, drinking, primary tumor site, tumor (T) stage, lymph nodes (N) stage, tumor differentiation degree, tumor diameter, surgical method, lymph node metastasis and cervical lymph node dissection) of 215 patients with laryngeal cancer in The Central Hospital of Wuhan were analyzed retrospectively; the survival rate was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method; log-rank test was used for single-factor analysis, while Cox proportional hazard regression model was used for multiple-factor analysis...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
N Jagannathan, T Asai
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Ming-Ming Han, Fu-Shan Xue, Fang Kang, Xiang Huang, Juan Li
OBJECTIVE: The supraglottic airway device (SAD) can be used for airway management of spontaneous breathing patients, and propofol is commonly applied for the SAD placement. This study was designed to assess the effect of gender on median target effect-site concentration (Ce 50 ) of propofol for I-gel placement when combined with dexmedetomidine. MATERIAL AND METHOD: 19 males and 18 females, aged 18 to 59 and undergoing elective surgery, were enrolled. After intravenous infusion of dexmedetomidine 1...
February 13, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Sung-Ae Cho, Tae-Yun Sung, Choon-Kyu Cho, Young Seok Jee, Po-Soon Kang
Background: Propofol is used for supraglottic airway device insertion, often with the i-gel. However, the propofol requirement for i-gel insertion has not been explored in paralyzed patients. This study was performed to explore hemodynamic changes and sedation level with different propofol doses in healthy paralyzed patients when the i-gel was inserted. Methods: A total of 141 patients undergoing a urologic operation were randomly allocated to three groups depending on the propofol dose (1...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Marko Liker, Fiona E Gibbon
Although numerous studies have investigated supraglottal strategies for signalling voicing in fricatives, there is still no agreement about the precise characteristics of tongue-to-palate contact timing during voiced as opposed to voiceless fricatives. In this study we use electropalatography (EPG) to investigate articulatory and coarticulatory characteristics of tongue-to-palate contact timing during /s/ and /z/ in English. Five typically speaking participants, speakers of Southern British English, produced 500 trochaic words containing the intervocalic alveolar fricatives /s/ or /z/...
February 9, 2018: Phonetica
L Tao, L Zhou, H T Wu, H L Gong, X L Chen, X M Li, C Li, J Zhou
Objective: To evaluate the oncologic and functional outcomes of supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) in the treatment of laryngeal carcinoma. Methods: A total of 298 laryngeal carcinoma patients who underwent SCPL treatment from January 2005 to December 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Clinical data of demographic and clinical characteristics, postoperative complications, rehabilitation information, recurrence and metastasis were analysed. Survival and local control were used to evaluate the clinical outcome...
February 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Norhafiza Mat Lazim, Kahairi Abdullah, Baris Karakullukcu, Ing Bing Tan
INTRODUCTION: The concept of neck dissection (ND) in the management armamentarium of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma has evolved throughout the years. Nowadays, ND becomes more functional. METHODOLOGY: A retrospective study of 865 patients was performed at Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek Hospital to investigate the feasibility of selective ND (SND). All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and larynx who received primary radiation and underwent salvage ND were included in the study...
February 9, 2018: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
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