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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167615/vocal-cord-paralysis-and-laryngeal-trauma-in-cardiac-surgery
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Yung-Yuan Chen, Yeo-Yee Chia, Pa-Chun Wang, Hsiu-Yen Lin, Chiu-Ling Tsai, Shaw-Min Hou
Background: Cardiac surgery - associated iatrogenic laryngeal trauma is often overlooked. We investigated the risk factors of vocal cord paralysis in cardiac surgery. Methods: Medical records were reviewed from 169 patients who underwent elective or emergency cardiac surgeries. Patients had transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) placed either under video fiberscopic image guidance (guided group) or blind placement (blind group). Routine postoperative otolaryngologist consultation with video laryngoscopic recording were performed...
November 2017: Acta Cardiologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127153/analysis-of-unsuccessful-intubations-in-neonates-using-videolaryngoscopy-recordings
#2
Joyce E O'Shea, Prakash Loganathan, Marta Thio, C Omar Farouk Kamlin, Peter G Davis
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal intubation is a difficult skill to learn and teach. If an attempt is unsuccessful, the intubator and instructor often cannot explain why. This study aims to review videolaryngoscopy recordings of unsuccessful intubations and explain the reasons why attempts were not successful. STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive study examining videolaryngoscopy recordings obtained from a randomised controlled trial that evaluated if neonatal intubation success rates of inexperienced trainees were superior if they used a videolaryngoscope compared with a laryngoscope...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883098/randomised-trial-of-estimating-oral-endotracheal-tube-insertion-depth-in-newborns-using-weight-or-vocal-cord-guide
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Irwin Gill, Aisling Stafford, Madeleine C Murphy, Aisling R Geoghegan, Miranda Crealey, Eoghan Laffan, Colm Patrick Finbarr O'Donnell
BACKGROUND: When intubating newborns, clinicians aim to position the endotracheal tube (ETT) tip in the midtrachea. The depth to which ETTs should be inserted is often estimated using the infant's weight. ETTs are frequently incorrectly positioned in newborns, most often inserted too far. Using the vocal cord guide (a mark at the distal end of the ETT) to guide insertion depth has been recommended. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether estimating ETT insertion depth using the vocal cord guide rather than weight results in more correctly positioned ETT tips...
September 7, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727542/single-session-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-for-persistent-or-relapsed-graves-disease-preliminary-experience-in-a-prospective-study
#4
Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Ian Yat-Hin Wong, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
Purpose To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasonography (US)-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation as a treatment for medically refractory Graves disease (GD). Materials and Methods After ethics approval, a prospective trial (NCT02685514) was performed from November 2015 to February 2016. Thirty patients underwent ablation of the entire right and left thyroid lobes, with areas near the tracheal-esophageal groove and common carotid artery left unablated. Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), antithyroid autoantibodies, and TSH receptor (TSHR) antibody levels were evaluated afterward, and US color Doppler, US volumetry, and eye assessment were performed...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490006/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-presenting-as-a-thyroid-mass-and-brief-literature-review
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REVIEW
Sadegh Shirian, Maryam Maghbool, Azita Aledavood, Shahrzad Negahban, Bijan Khademi, Yahya Daneshbod
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the larynx and trachea is very rare. CASE: A 45-year-old man with ACC of the larynx presenting as a thyroid mass is reported in this study. Physical examination revealed a large solid thyroid nodule in the left lobe without any lymphadenopathy. A technetium thyroid scan showed multinodular goiter with cold nodules in the left lobe, isthmus, and functioning nodules in the right lobe. A large thyroid mass originating from the left side of the larynx, mostly the left vocal cord and the infraglottic part, was seen using enhanced magnetic resonance imaging after rupture of the thyroid cartilage on the left side...
2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328160/co-morbidities-in-severe-asthma-clinical-impact-and-management
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REVIEW
Celeste Porsbjerg, Andrew Menzies-Gow
Patients with severe asthma represent a minority of the total asthma population, but carry a majority of the morbidity and healthcare costs. Achieving better asthma control in this group of patients is therefore of key importance. Systematic assessment of patients with possible severe asthma to identify treatment barriers and triggers of asthma symptoms, including co-morbidities, improves asthma control and reduces healthcare costs and is recommended by international guidelines on management of severe asthma...
March 22, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151886/impact-of-fiber-optic-laryngoscopy-on-the-weaning-process-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-high-risk-patients-for-postextubation-stridor
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Malcolm Lemyze, Emmanuelle Durville, Mehdi Meddour, Marie Jonard, Johanna Temime, Stéphanie Barailler, Didier Thevenin, Jihad Mallat
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of fiber-optic laryngoscopy (FOL) on the weaning process from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with a positive cuff leak test (CLT) as compared with the current recommended strategy based on corticosteroids.In this prospective observational pilot study conducted over a 1-year period in a 15-bed ICU, CLT was systematically performed before extubation in all intubated patients having passed a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). After the endotracheal tube cuff was deflated, cuff leak volume (CLVol) was assessed during assisted controlled ventilation...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139309/comparison-of-macintosh-and-intubrite-laryngoscopes-for-intubation-performed-by-novice-physicians-in-a-difficult-airway-scenario
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny
INTRODUCTION: In the difficult airway, the intubation skills are critically important. In selected cases, particularly in airway edema, laryngeal or tongue edema, endotracheal intubation can turn out very difficult, and repeated attempts may even worsen the airway edema, causing trauma and bleeding, and finally leading to complete airway obstruction and inability to ventilate the patient. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of endotracheal intubation performed by novice physicians using a standard Macintosh laryngoscope and an Intubrite videolaryngoscope...
May 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891428/fiberoptic-guided-retrograde-intubation-in-an-anticipated-difficult-airway-revival-of-an-antiquated-technique
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Samarjit Dey, Marie Ninu, Md Yunus, Newstar Syiemiong
Retrograde intubation is an invaluable technique which can be helpful in anticipated difficult airway situation. In this advanced era where fiberoptic intubation and video laryngoscopes are in abundant use, retrograde intubation is a forgotten technique. However, it may be useful in various difficult airway situations in this advanced era. In our case the patient had a bitter experience with previous fiberoptic intubation. Owing to that we had planned and performed a fiber optic guided retrograde intubation, where we had kept the fiberoptic bronchoscope in the pharynx keeping larynx and vocal cords in the focus to facilitate the emergence of guide wire through one of the nostrils as well as direct visual confirmation of intubation...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889843/a-randomized-comparison-of-the-ambu-auragain-versus-the-lma-supreme-in-patients-undergoing-gynaecologic-laparoscopic-surgery
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Ana M Lopez, Merce Agusti, Pedro Gambus, Montserrat Pons, Teresa Anglada, Ricard Valero
Second generation supraglottic airway devices providing high seal airway pressures are suitable for patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopy. We compared the seal pressure achieved by the new Ambu AuraGain™ versus LMA Supreme™ following pneumoperitoneum in the Trendelenburg position. Sixty female patients were randomly allocated to ventilation with either the AuraGain or the Supreme. A target-controlled system was used to administer total intravenous anesthesia. Intracuff pressure was maintained below 60 cm H2O...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865877/cough-in-the-athlete-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
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REVIEW
Louis-Philippe Boulet, Julie Turmel, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom experienced by athletes, particularly after exercise. We performed a systematic review to assess the following in this population: (1) the main causes of acute and recurrent cough, either exercise-induced or not, (2) how cough is assessed, and (3) how cough is treated in this population. From the systematic review, suggestions for management were developed. METHODS: This review was performed according to the CHEST methodological guidelines and Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation framework until April 2015...
February 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863075/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t2-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-local-control-outcomes
#12
L Warner, K Lee, J J Homer
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing treatment of early glottic cancer with transoral surgery or radiotherapy demonstrate similar oncological outcomes. Most studies of 'early-stage' laryngeal cancer include Tis, T1a, T1b and T2 cases. The data are dominated by patients with T1 and Tis tumours, although extrapolating these results and applying them for T2 cases may be inappropriate. No previous systematic reviews have focused on T2 cancers as a separate group. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review compares local control outcomes for T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma, treated with transoral microsurgery or external beam radiotherapy...
June 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819021/nonrecurrent-laryngeal-nerve-in-the-era-of-intraoperative-nerve-monitoring
#13
Emin Gurleyik, Gunay Gurleyik
Nonrecurrent laryngeal nerve (non-RLN) is an anatomical variation increasing the risk of vocal cord palsy. Prediction and early identification of non-RLN may minimize such a risk of injury. This study assessed the effect of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) on the detection of non-RLN. A total of 462 (236 right) nerves in 272 patients were identified and totally exposed, and all intraoperative steps of IONM were sequentially applied on the vagus nerve (VN) and RLN. Right predissection VN stimulation at a distal point did not create a sound signal in three cases (3/236; 1...
2016: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808413/a-new-solution-for-neonatal-bilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-endoscopic-arytenoid-abduction-lateropexy
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Shahram Madani, Ádám Bach, Vera Matievics, Eszter Erdélyi, Balázs Sztanó, Ilona Szegesdi, Paul F Castellanos, László Rovó
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in early childhood is a life-threatening condition, which often requires immediate intervention. One of the treatment options is a quick, reversible simple suture vocal cord lateralizing technique, whereby the arytenoid cartilage is directly lateralized to the normal abducted position. Considering pediatric laryngeal anatomy, a small endolaryngeal thread guide instrument was designed for precise suture insertion. STUDY DESIGN: New instrument validation...
July 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770513/cytology-diagnosis-of-metastatic-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-synchronous-to-pancreas-and-metachronous-to-thyroid-and-contralateral-adrenal-report-of-a-case-and-literature-review
#15
REVIEW
Aqiba Bokhari, Patricia G Tiscornia-Wasserman
Renal cell carcinoma metastases to pancreas, thyroid, and contralateral adrenal gland are decidedly uncommon. Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (CCRCC) is the most frequent subtype. Cytology diagnosis may be challenging. A 74-year-old male with remote history of vocal cord malignancy and hypertension presented with abdominal pain. Computed tomography (CT) revealed 8.4 cm left renal mass highly suspicious for renal cell carcinoma, a 1.8 cm mass within vessels near left adrenal and a 2.5 cm mass in pancreatic tail...
February 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760899/small-nonfunctional-parathyroid-cysts-single-institution-experience
#16
Ljubica Fustar Preradovic, Davorin Danic, Radan Dzodic
Parathyroid cysts (PCs) account for less than 1% of all parathyroid lesions and are most commonly located along thyroid lobes, rarely at ectopic sites. PCs are important because they can pose a differential diagnostic challenge against other cystic formations of the neck. PCs can be functional (elevated serum parathyroid hormone level) and nonfunctional. Four cases of nonfunctional PCs are presented. All four female patients underwent physical examination and ultrasonography of the neck with ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy (UG-FNA)...
February 27, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614374/utilization-of-a-gum-elastic-bougie-to-facilitate-single-lung-intubation
#17
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael Gottlieb, Vibhu Sharma, John Field, Michael Rozum, John Bailitz
INTRODUCTION: Patients with severe pulmonary hemorrhage due to unilateral trauma or a bleeding cancer often present to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress. Although it is generally recommended to perform single lung intubation, most emergency department providers do not have access to or are not familiar with double-lumen endotracheal tubes, and blind insertion of an endotracheal tube to maximum depth does not ensure that the proper (nonhemorrhagic) lung is ventilated...
December 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517526/navigated-odontoid-screw-placement-using-the-o-arm-technical-note-and-case-series
#18
Jared M Pisapia, Nikhil R Nayak, Ryan D Salinas, Luke Macyszyn, John Y K Lee, Timothy H Lucas, Neil R Malhotra, H Isaac Chen, James M Schuster
OBJECTIVE As odontoid process fractures become increasingly common in the aging population, a technical understanding of treatment approaches is critical. 3D image guidance can improve the safety of posterior cervical hardware placement, but few studies have explored its utility in anterior approaches. The authors present in a stepwise fashion the technique of odontoid screw placement using the Medtronic O-arm navigation system and describe their initial institutional experience with this surgical approach...
January 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27510647/specific-patterns-of-laryngeal-electromyography-during-wakefulness-are-associated-to-sleep-disordered-breathing-and-nocturnal-stridor-in-multiple-system-atrophy
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E Alfonsi, M Terzaghi, G Cosentino, C Tassorelli, R Manni, N Pozzi, R De Icco, G Bertino, M Todisco, E Alvisi, M Fresia, C Pacchetti, R Zangaglia, P Prunetti, A Moglia
BACKGROUND: Nocturnal stridor and respiratory abnormalities are important features of multiple system atrophy (MSA) with relevance to patient survival, and they are detected and evaluated mainly through video-polysomnography (video-PSG). Diurnal laryngoscopy seems to yield abnormal findings only in the presence of significant vocal cord (VC) dysfunction. AIM: To assess whether specific electrophysiological patterns of diurnal EMG of VC muscles may indicate nocturnal stridor or respiratory dysfunctions in MSA patients...
October 2016: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27228533/ultrasound-guided-phrenic-nerve-block-for-intractable-hiccups-following-placement-of-esophageal-stent-for-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
David Arsanious, Spiro Khoury, Edgar Martinez, Ali Nawras, Gregory Filatoff, Hossam Ajabnoor, Umar Darr, Joseph Atallah
UNLABELLED: Hiccups are actions consisting of sudden contractions of the diaphragm and intercostals followed by a sudden inspiration and transient closure of the vocal cords. They are generally short lived and benign; however, in extreme and rare cases, such as esophageal carcinoma, they can become persistent or intractable, up to and involving significant pain, dramatically impacting the patient's quality of life. This case involves a 60-year-old man with a known history of squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus...
May 2016: Pain Physician
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