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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153249/accurate-surgical-skills-evaluation-does-it-mandate-raters-have-a-medical-background
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Muhammad Zeb, Apram Jyot, Eduardo Abbott, Miguel Gomez, Mohamed Baloul, David Farley
BACKGROUND: Surgeons rarely have time to assess/rate trainee performance. From a 10 year-experience of implementing OSCE style assessments, we hypothesize that the accurate scoring of interns in selected tests is not affected by the rater's medical background. METHODS: A prospective collection of quantitative scoring data by both medical school graduates and college students was compared. Each rater underwent training and then watched three videos of actors performing in each of two OSCE stations and individually scored them...
November 11, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135805/failure-of-invasive-airway-placement-on-the-first-attempt-is-associated-with-progression-to-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-compromise
#2
Hannah R Stinson, Vijay Srinivasan, Alexis A Topjian, Robert M Sutton, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Tia T Raymond
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the proportion of acute respiratory compromise events in hospitalized pediatric patients progressing to cardiopulmonary arrest, and the clinical factors associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest. We hypothesized that failure of invasive airway placement on the first attempt (defined as multiple attempts at tracheal intubation, and/or laryngeal mask airway placement, and/or the creation of a new tracheostomy or cricothyrotomy) is independently associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest...
November 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077240/training-and-assessing-critical-airway-breathing-and-hemorrhage-control-procedures-for-trauma-care-live-tissue-versus-synthetic-models
#3
Danielle Hart, Robert Rush, Gregory Rule, Joseph Clinton, Gregory Beilman, Shilo Anders, Rachel Brown, Mary Ann McNeil, Troy Reihsen, Jeffrey Chipman, Robert Sweet
INTRODUCTION: Optimal teaching and assessment methods and models for emergency airway, breathing and hemorrhage interventions are not currently known. The University of Minnesota Combat Casualty Training consortium (UMN CCTC) was formed to explore the strengths and weaknesses of synthetic training models (STMs) versus Live tissue (LT) models. In this study, we compare the effectiveness of best in class STMs versus an anesthetized caprine (goat) model for training and assessing 7 procedures: Junctional hemorrhage control, Tourniquet (TQ) placement, Chest seal, Needle thoracostomy (NCD), Nasopharyngeal airway (NPA), Tube thoracostomy, and Cricothyrotomy (Cric)...
October 27, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910462/prehospital-cricothyrotomy-kits-used-in-combat
#4
Steven G Schauer, Michael D April, Cord W Cunningham, Adrianna N Long, Robert Carter
BACKGROUND: Surgical cricothyrotomy remains the only definitive airway management modality for the tactical setting recommended by Tactical Combat Casualty Care guidelines. Some units have fielded commercial cricothyrotomy kits to assist Combat Medics with surgical cricothyrotomy. To our knowledge, no previous publications report data on the use of these kits in combat settings. This series reports the the use of two kits in four patients in the prehospital combat setting. METHODS: Using the Department of Defense Trauma Registry and the Prehospital Trauma Registry, we identified four cases of patients who underwent prehospital cricothyrotomy with the use of commercial kits...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895500/anesthetic-management-of-a-patient-with-tracheal-dehiscence-post-tracheal-resection-surgery
#5
Sang Kim, Maryna Khromava, Jeron Zerillo, George Silvay, Adam I Levine
We present a case of a patient with complete tracheal dehiscence and multiple false passages after recent tracheal resection and anastomosis. Loss of tracheal continuity after disruption of anastomosis with distal stump retraction presents a unique anesthetic challenge given lack of access to the trachea and the need for adequate anesthesia and analgesia for surgical neck dissection. Traditional airway management, including awake fiberoptic intubation, intubation via direct laryngoscopy, needle cricothyrotomy, and awake tracheostomy are not viable options...
September 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882637/successful-retrograde-intubation-after-failed-fiberoptic-intubation-and-percutaneous-cricothyrotomy
#6
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/28686377/-airways-access-in-cannot-intubate-situation-cricothyrotomy
#7
Frédéric Heymans, Pavel Dulguerov
In case of impossible intubation /oxygenation because of an upper airways obstruction, a cricothyrotomy is indicated. It is a relative simple and safe procedure that may be life saving. A blade, a tube and one's index finger are the only tools needed. The procedure can be done anywhere and every physician should be able to perform it. Several devices have been developed to try to improve it's success rate ; on the contrary, they render the task more complicated and lead to double failure rates with associated lesions, as described in our comparative study...
October 5, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601212/awake-cricothyrotomy-a-novel-approach-to-the-surgical-airway-in-the-tactical-setting
#8
REVIEW
Robert L Mabry, Chetan U Kharod, Brad L Bennett
Airway obstruction on the battlefield is most often due to maxillofacial trauma, which may include bleeding and disrupted airway anatomy. In many of these cases, surgical cricothyrotomy (SC) is the preferred airway management procedure. SC is an emergency airway procedure performed when attempts to open an airway using nasal devices, oral devices, or tracheal intubation have failed, or when the risks from intubation are unacceptably high. The aim of this overview is to describe a novel approach to the inevitably surgical airway in which SC is the first and best procedure to manage the difficult or failed airway...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599040/intubation-of-the-right-atrium-during-an-attempted-modified-surgical-airway-in-a-pig
#9
Jason Bowman, Andrew Juergens, Matthew McClure, Dave Spear
In modern medicine, the surgical cricothyrotomy is an airway procedure of last resort. In austere environments, however, its simplicity may make it a more feasible option than carrying a full complement of laryngoscopes. To create a Transportation Security Agency-compliant compact first-response bag, we attempted to establish a surgical cricothyrotomy in a pig, using trauma shears, basic medical scissors, a pocket bougie, and an endotracheal tube. Bougies can provide tactile feedback via the "tracheal ring sign" and "stop sign" to indicate positive tracheal placement during orotracheal intubation...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463474/the-height-of-the-cricothyroid-membrane-on-computed-tomography-scans-in-trauma-patients
#10
T Nutbeam, R Clarke, T Luff, D Enki, D Gay
Emergency cricothyrotomy is a common feature in all difficult airway algorithms. It is the final step following a 'can't intubate, can't oxygenate' scenario. It is rarely performed and has a significant failure rate. There is variation in the reported size of the cricothyroid membrane, especially across population groups. Procedural failure may result from attempting to pass a device with too large an external diameter through the cricothyroid membrane. We aimed to determine the maximum height of the cricothyroid membrane in a UK trauma population...
May 2, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460647/-cannot-ventilate-cannot-intubate-situation-after-penetration-of-the-tongue-root-through-to-the-epipharynx-by-a-surfboard-a-case-report
#11
Yuko Ono, Miha Kunii, Tomohiro Miura, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Surfing is an increasingly popular activity and surfing-related injuries have increased accordingly. However, to the best of our knowledge, there are no reports of penetrating upper airway injuries in surfers. We present a "cannot ventilate, cannot intubate" situation following penetrating neck injury by a surfboard fin. CASE PRESENTATION: A previously healthy 29-year-old Japanese man was swept off his board by a large wave and his left mandible, tongue root, and right epipharynx were penetrated by the surfboard fin...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273224/emergency-cricothyrotomy-temporary-measure-or-definitive-airway-a-systematic-review
#12
Marina Barguil Macêdo, Ruggeri Bezerra Guimarães, Sahâmia Martins Ribeiro, Kátia Maria Marabuco DE Sousa
Being a fast and safe method in the hands of well trained professionals in both prehospital and intrahospital care, Cricothyrotomy has been broadly recommended as the initial surgical airway in the scenario "can't intubate, can't ventilate", and is particularly useful when the obstruction level is above or at the glottis. Its prolonged permanence, however, is an endless source of controversy. In this review we evaluate the complications of cricothyrotomy and the need of its routine conversion to tracheotomy through a search on PubMed, LILACS and SciELO electronic databases with no restriction to the year or language of the publication...
December 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110989/emergency-department-airway-management-of%C3%A2-severe-angioedema-a-video-review-of-45%C3%A2-intubations
#13
Brian E Driver, John W McGill
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Angioedema is an uncommon but important cause of airway obstruction. Emergency airway management of angioedema is difficult. We seek to describe the course and outcomes of emergency airway management for severe angioedema in our institution. METHODS: We performed a retrospective, observational study of all intubations for angioedema performed in an urban academic emergency department (ED) between November 2007 and June 2015. We performed a structured review of video recordings of each intubation...
May 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785883/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-first-pass-success-rates-in-emergency-department-intubation-creating-a-benchmark-for-emergency-airway-care
#14
Louise Park, Irene Zeng, Andrew Brainard
OBJECTIVE: Many EDs have begun to evaluate their airway performance. The first-pass success (FPS) rate is a commonly used marker of proficiency, and has been associated with rates of adverse events. The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to quantify the ED FPS rates and summarise the rates of adverse events associated with endotracheal intubation. METHODS: A structured literature search was performed through MEDLINE and EMBASE. Research published since 2000 was included if it prospectively collected data on all patients intubated in the ED and reported the FPS rates...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769777/improvised-cricothyrotomy-on-a-mountain-using-hiking-gear
#15
Clare A Johnson, Diana S Goodwine, Ingrid Passier
We present a case of a 57-year-old man who fell while climbing a mountain in California and sustained severe facial trauma. Three firefighters and 2 emergency physicians witnessed the fall and resuscitated the patient. The patient ultimately required a surgical cricothyrotomy performed with a pocket knife and Platypus hydration pack. The physicians made a makeshift positive pressure airway device using the Platypus hydration pack. We believe this is the first case report describing an improvised cricothyrotomy performed in the wilderness using only hiking gear...
December 2016: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669029/anesthetic-management-for-pediatric-awake-tracheostomy
#16
Ian Yuan, Benjamin B Bruins, Eleanor P Kiell, Luv R Javia, Jorge A Galvez
Awake tracheostomy is indicated for acute upper airway obstruction, when other methods of securing the airway, such as intubation and cricothyrotomy, have failed or are inappropriate. This option is rarely considered in pediatrics because of the concerns of patient cooperation and safety and has not been described in the literature. We describe the anesthetic management of an awake tracheostomy performed on a 7-year-old girl, with a large supraglottic mass obstructing the laryngeal introitus.
December 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27607408/impaired-ventilation-and-oxygenation-after-emergency-cricothyrotomy-recommendations-for-the-management-of-suboptimal-invasive-airway-access
#17
Matthew A Warner, Hugh M Smith, Martin D Zielinski
Invasive airway access by emergent cricothyrotomy remains an essential treatment modality in "can't intubate/can't ventilate" scenarios. Although numerous commercial devices are available, limited comparative data exist with regard to the ventilation and oxygenation parameters of these devices. We report a case of severely compromised respiratory function while using the Quicktrach II, a commercially available emergency cricothyrotomy device. Because of oxygenation and ventilatory insufficiency, our patient required emergent removal of the device and surgical tracheostomy to improve respiratory function...
November 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555619/compensating-artificial-airway-resistance-via-active-expiration-assistance
#18
Steffen Wirth, Luc Seywert, Johannes Spaeth, Stefan Schumann
BACKGROUND: Artificial airway resistance as provided by small-lumen tracheal tubes or catheters increases the risk of intrinsic PEEP (PEEPi). We hypothesized that by active expiration assistance, larger minute volumes could be generated without causing PEEPi compared with conventional mechanical ventilation when using small-lumen tracheal tubes or a cricothyrotomy catheter. METHODS: We investigated the active expiration assistance in a physical model of the respiratory system and estimated its hypothetical performance in terms of maximal flow generated with endotracheal tubes ranging from 3...
December 2016: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27450602/literature-evidence-on-live-animal-versus-synthetic-models-for-training-and-assessing-trauma-resuscitation-procedures
#19
REVIEW
Danielle Hart, Mary Ann McNeil, Cullen Hegarty, Robert Rush, Jeffery Chipman, Joseph Clinton, Troy Reihsen, Robert Sweet
There are many models currently used for teaching and assessing performance of trauma-related airway, breathing, and hemorrhage procedures. Although many programs use live animal (live tissue [LT]) models, there is a congressional effort to transition to the use of nonanimal- based methods (i.e., simulators, cadavers) for military trainees. We examined the existing literature and compared the efficacy, acceptability, and validity of available models with a focus on comparing LT models with synthetic systems...
December 0: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437121/situational-analysis-of-essential-surgical-care-management-in-iran-using-the-who-tool
#20
Rohollah Kalhor, Nastaran Keshavarz Mohamadi, Nader Khalesi, Mehdi Jafari
BACKGROUND: Surgery is an essential component of health care, yet it has usually been overlooked in public health across the world. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to perform a situational analysis of essential surgical care management at district hospitals in Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This research was a descriptive and cross-sectional study performed at 42 first-referral district hospitals of Iran in 2013. The World Health Organization (WHO) Tool for the situational analysis of emergency and essential care was used for data collection in four domains of facilities and equipment, human resources, surgical interventions, and infrastructure...
May 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
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