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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909609/emergency-difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-severe-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Ahmet Selim Özkan, Gülay Erdoğan Kayhan, Sedat Akbaş, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by vesiculobullous lesions with minimal trauma to the skin and mucous membranes. Bleeding, scar tissue, contractures, oedema and lesions that can spread throughout the body can cause a difficult airway and vascular access in patients with EB. Therefore, anaesthetic management in patients with EB is a major problem even for experienced anaesthesiologists. Herein, we report a case of difficult airway management in a patient diagnosed with severe EB who presented for emergency tracheostomy because of respiratory failure under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905186/severe-asthma-current-management-targeted-therapies-and-future-directions-a-roundtable-report
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REVIEW
Vanessa M McDonald, Steven Maltby, Helen K Reddel, Gregory G King, Peter A B Wark, Lorraine Smith, John W Upham, Alan L James, Guy B Marks, Peter G Gibson
Asthma is a chronic respiratory disease characterized by respiratory symptoms, airway inflammation, airway obstruction and airway hyper-responsiveness. Asthma is common and directly affects 10% of Australians, 1-5% of adults in Asia and 300 million people worldwide. It is a heterogeneous disorder with many clinical, molecular, biological and pathophysiological phenotypes. Current management strategies successfully treat the majority of patients with asthma who have access to them. However, there is a subset of an estimated 5-10% of patients with asthma who have severe disease and are disproportionately impacted by symptoms, exacerbations and overall illness burden...
November 30, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891026/anaesthesia-management-in-craniovertebral-junctional-anomalies
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REVIEW
Oswald Mascarenhas
Craniovertebral Junctional (CVJ) anomalies are developmental disorders that affect the skeleton and enclosed neuraxis at the junction of cranium and cervical spine. The high prevalence of airway obstruction and restrictive pulmonary disease in combination with cardiovascular manifestations poses a high anaesthetic risk to these patients. This article provides a discussion of management of anaesthesia in patients with craniovertebral anomalies, the evaluation of risk factors in these patients and their management, including emergency airway issues...
October 2016: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887758/blind-nasal-intubation-revisited-no-longer-a-blind-technique
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Prakash K Dubey, Preksha Dubey, Niranjan Kumar, Gautam Bhardwaj, Neeraj Kumar
BACKGROUND: Advancements in airway management have made the practice of blind nasal intubation obsolete. We report on successful blind nasal intubation performed with the help of capnography and real-time ultrasonography in two patients with tempormandibular joint ankylosis. CASE REPORT: Blind nasal intubation was performed in a 12-year-old patient and a 17-year old patient under general anesthesia with spontaneous respiration. Capnography was used as an aid during insertion and dynamic ultrasonography was performed to guide and confirm proper tracheal tube placement...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884665/airway-management-for-cesarean-delivery-performed-under-general-anesthesia
#6
S Rajagopalan, M Suresh, S L Clark, B Serratos, S Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND: With the increasing popularity of neuraxial anesthesia, there has been a decline in the use of general anesthesia for cesarean delivery. We sought to examine the incidence, outcome and characteristics associated with a failed airway in patients undergoing cesarean delivery under general anesthesia. METHODS: A retrospective review of airway management in women undergoing cesarean delivery under general anesthesia over an eight-year period from 2006-2013 at an academic medical center was conducted...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879534/physician-provided-prehospital-critical-care-effect-on-patient-physiology-dynamics-and-on-scene-time
#7
Bjørn O Reid, Marius Rehn, Oddvar Uleberg, Andreas J Krüger
INTRODUCTION: Improved physiologic status can be seen as a surrogate measure of improved outcome and a field-friendly prognostic model such as the Mainz Emergency Evaluation Score (MEES) could quantify the effect on physiological response. We aim to examine the dynamic physiological profile as measured by this score on patients managed by physician-manned helicopter emergency medical services and how this profile was related to on-scene time expenditure and critical care interventions...
November 22, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871589/trainee-experience-and-success-of-urgent-airway-management
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Thomas E Schulte, Kyle J Ringenberg, Steven J Lisco, Harlan Sayles, Sasha K Shillcutt
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding emergent, non-operating room, intubations performed by all levels of anesthesia residents. This study was a large retrospective review of all non-operating room emergent intubations performed at a single tertiary medical center. The study evaluated the rate of difficult intubations by level of resident training, compared success rates for direct versus video laryngoscopy and evaluated the rate and success of rescue video laryngoscopy following failed direct laryngoscopy...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861934/the-burden-of-angioedema-on-united-states-emergency-departments-2006-2010
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Aaron Smith, Meredith Ray, Nikhita Jain, Hongmei Zhang, Merry Sebelik
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Angioedema (AE) is a condition that may prompt a visit to an emergency department (ED), and can quickly progress to airway obstruction. To optimize treatment of AE, it is necessary to understand epidemiology and practice patterns. This study measured the magnitude of AE ED visits and characterized demographics, management, frequency of airway interventions, and mortality. STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of two national data sets. METHODS: From the Nationwide Emergency Department Sample and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, we identified all patients presenting from 2006 to 2010 with a primary diagnosis of AE, characterized by the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification code 995...
November 15, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858851/a-comparison-of-a-traditional-endotracheal-tube-versus-etview-sl-in-endotracheal-intubation-during-different-emergency-conditions-a-randomized-crossover-cadaver-trial
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Zenon Truszewski, Paweł Krajewski, Marcin Fudalej, Jacek Smereka, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak, Bianka Nguyen, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: Airway management is a crucial skill essential to paramedics and personnel working in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments: Lack of practice, a difficult airway, or a trauma situation may limit the ability of paramedics to perform direct laryngoscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Videoscope devices are alternatives for airway management in these situations. The ETView VivaSight SL (ETView; ETView Ltd., Misgav, Israel) is a new, single-lumen airway tube with an integrated high-resolution imaging camera...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849653/the-role-of-aspirin-desensitization-in-the-management-of-aspirin-exacerbated-respiratory-disease
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Bobby A Tajudeen, Joseph S Schwartz, John V Bosso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease (AERD) is a progressive inflammatory disease of the upper and lower airways characterized by marked eosinophilic nasal polyposis, asthma, and respiratory reactions to medications that inhibit the cyclooxygenase pathway. Aspirin desensitization has proven to be an effective tool in the management of this disease when used in a multidisciplinary setting. The purpose of this article is to review the current literature regarding AERD, aspirin desensitization, and share our opinion regarding the most optimal multidisciplinary approach to these complex patients...
November 15, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836871/patient-safety-events-in-out-of-hospital-paediatric-airway-management-a-medical-record-review-by-the-csi-ems
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Matthew Hansen, Garth Meckler, William Lambert, Caitlin Dickinson, Kathryn Dickinson, Joshua Van Otterloo, Jeanne-Marie Guise
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and characterise the nature of patient safety events in paediatric out-of-hospital airway management. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cross-sectional medical record review of all 'lights and sirens' emergency medicine services transports from 2008 to 2011 in patients <18 years of age in the Portland Oregon metropolitan area. A chart review tool (see online supplementary appendix) was adapted from landmark patient safety studies and revised after pilot testing...
November 11, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835072/the-outcomes-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest-at-emergency-department-a-real-world-experience-in-a-developing-country
#13
Winchana Srivilaithon, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa
Targeted temperature management (TTM) is indicated for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest to improve outcomes. However, the benefit of TTM was verified by rigid controlled clinical trials. This study aimed at evaluating its effects in real-world practices. A prospective observational study was done at the emergency department of tertiary care, Thammasat Hospital, from March 2012 until October 2015. We included all who did not obey verbal commands after being resuscitated from cardiac arrest regardless of initial cardiac rhythm...
November 11, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829720/an-encounter-with-enalapril-induced-resistant-life-threatening-angioedema-at-rural-health-center-in-botswana
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Nikhil Anish, Abiy Mulugeta Gabremedhin
Angioedema, a rare, potentially fatal and usually self-limiting adverse effect of therapy with enalapril, is always a challenging encounter for an intensive care specialist in a rural setup. Here, we present a 74-year-old female, who presented to the Emergency Department of Sekgoma Memorial Hospital, Serowe village, Botswana, with progressive swelling of her face, tongue and breathing difficulty just 2 days after starting tablet enalapril. She failed to respond to usual treatment with adrenaline, steroids, and H1-antihistaminic agent, but she responded well with intravenous fresh-frozen plasma infusion...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824001/pneumomediastinum-secondary-to-foreign-body-aspiration-clinical-features-and-treatment-explorement-in-39-pediatric-patients
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Xiao-Jian Yang, Jie Zhang, Ping Chu, Yong-Li Guo, Jun Tai, Ya-Mei Zhang, Li-Xing Tang, Xin Ni
BACKGROUND: Pneumomediastinum (PM) secondary to foreign body aspiration (FBA) is rare in children. Although it is mainly benign, some cases may be fatal. Due to the rare nature of this clinical entity, proper assessment and management have been poorly studied so far. Here, we characterized the presentation and management of this clinical entity and provided an evaluation system for the management. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed children with PM secondary to FBA, who were treated in Beijing Children's Hospital from January 2010 to December 2015...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821212/neurofibromatosis-clinic-a-report-on-patient-demographics-and-evaluation-of-the-clinic
#16
Alireza Mansouri, Saber Ghadakzadeh, Talha Maqbool, Carolina Barnett, Karolyn Au, Paul Kongkham, Vera Bril, Zadeh Gelareh
BACKGROUND: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is a common single-gene disorder. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of NF1 patients is necessitated by the heterogeneity of clinical manifestations. Although multidisciplinary paediatric clinics have been well established, there is a dearth of such resources for adults with NF1. Herein we report our one-year institutional experience with a multidisciplinary adult NF1 clinic. METHODS: A multidisciplinary team was assembled, and an NF Patient Registry Initiative questionnaire was adapted to collect patient-reported data during clinics...
November 8, 2016: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820746/role-of-biologics-targeting-type-2-airway-inflammation-in-asthma-what-have-we-learned-so-far
#17
Amit D Parulekar, Zuzana Diamant, Nicola A Hanania
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Severe asthma is a heterogeneous syndrome that can be classified into distinct phenotypes and endotypes. In the type 2 (T2)-high endotype, multiple cytokines are produced that lead to eosinophilic inflammation. These cytokines and their receptors are targets for biologic therapies in patients with severe asthma who do not respond well to standard therapy with inhaled corticosteroids. RECENT FINDINGS: In the last decade, an increasing number of biologic therapies have been developed targeting T2 inflammation...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811586/verbal-communication-during-airway-management-and-emergent-endotracheal-intubation-observations-of-team-behavior-among-multi-institutional-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-in-situ-simulations
#18
Ranna A Rozenfeld, Anna P Nannicelli, Alexandra R Brown, Walter J Eppich, Donna M Woods, Steven O Lestrud, Zehava L Noah, Jane L Holl
OBJECTIVE: To assess health-care teams' verbal communication, an observable teamwork behavior, during simulations involving pediatric emergency airway management and intubation. METHODS: We conducted video-recorded, risk-informed in situ simulations at 5 hospitals with pediatric intensive care units in the Chicago, Illinois, area. Clinicians participated in their clinical roles (eg, attending physician, bedside nurse) and had access to hospital operational systems (eg, electronic health record, medical imaging, laboratory services)...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807149/impact-of-high-diversity-of-achromobacter-spp-populations-within-cystic-fibrosis-sputum-samples-on-antimicrobial-susceptibility-testing
#19
Chloé Dupont, Estelle Jumas-Bilak, Anne-Laure Michon, Raphaël Chiron, Hélène Marchandin
Chronic colonization by environmental opportunistic bacteria is frequent in the airways of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients. Studies on Pseudomonas aeruginosa evolution during persistence have highlighted the emergence of patho-adaptive genotypes and phenotypes leading to complex and diversified in-patient colonizing populations also observed at the intra-specimen level. Such diversity, including heterogeneity in resistance profiles, has been considered as an adaptive strategy devoted to host persistence. Longitudinal genomic diversity has been shown for the emergent opportunistic pathogen Achromobacter but phenotypic and genomic diversity has not yet been studied within a simple CF sputum sample...
November 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804108/tracheal-extubation-of-the-adult-intensive-care-patient-with-a-predicted-difficult-airway-a-narrative-review
#20
REVIEW
D J Sturgess, K B Greenland, S Senthuran, F A Ajvadi, A van Zundert, M G Irwin
Management of the difficult airway is an important, but as yet poorly-studied, component of intensive care management. Although there has been a strong emphasis on prediction and intubation of the difficult airway, safe extubation of the patient with a potentially difficult airway has not received the same attention. Extubation is a particularly vulnerable time for the critically ill patient and, because of the risks involved and the consequences of failure, it warrants specific consideration. The Royal College of Anaesthetists 4th National Audit Project highlighted differences in the incidence and consequences of major complications during airway management between the operating room and the critical care environment...
November 2, 2016: Anaesthesia
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