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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321968/achalasia-with-massive-oesophageal-dilation-causing-tracheomalacia-and-asthma-symptoms
#1
Ana Gomez-Larrauri, Simon Galloway, Rob Niven
Achalasia is an uncommon oesophageal motor disorder characterized by failure of relaxation of the lower oesophageal sphincter and muscle hypertrophy, resulting in a loss of peristalsis and a dilated oesophagus. Gastrointestinal symptoms are invariably present in all cases of achalasia observed in adults. We report a case of a 34 year-old female patient with long standing history of asthma-like symptoms, labelled as uncontrolled and steroid resistant asthma with no gastrointestinal manifestations. Thoracic CT scan revealed a massive oesophagus due to achalasia, which caused severe tracheomalacia as a result of tracheal compression...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299746/laryngotracheal-anomalies-associated-with-esophageal-atresia-importance-of-early-diagnosis
#2
Pierre Fayoux, Martin Morisse, Rony Sfeir, Laurent Michaud, Sam Daniel
OBJECTIVE: Esophageal atresia (EA) is the most common congenital esophageal malformation. Airway pathology, in particular, tracheomalacia and laryngotracheal anomalies is a major cause of morbidity and mortalilty in patients with EA. The aim of this study was to report the incidence and type of laryngotracheal anomalies seen in a large series of patients with EA, and to evaluate their impact on the management of children with EA. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
January 4, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245173/patient-perception-of-disease-related-symptoms-and-complications-in-relapsing-polychondritis
#3
Marcela A Ferrada, Peter C Grayson, Shubhasree Banerjee, Keith Sikora, Robert Colbert, Ninet Sinaii, James D Katz
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient-reported symptoms and burden of disease in relapsing polychondritis (RP). METHODS: Patients with RP completed a disease-specific online survey to identify symptoms attributed to illness. Patients were divided into subgroups based upon presence or absence of ear/nose, airway, or joint involvement. Pathway to diagnosis, treatment, and disease-related complications were assessed within each subgroup. RESULTS: Data from 304 respondents were included in this analysis...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229483/outcomes-of-fundoplication-in-oesophageal-atresia-associated-gastrooesophageal-reflux-disease
#4
Antti I Koivusalo, Risto J Rintala, Mikko P Pakarinen
AIM OF THE STUDY: Conservative management of gastrooesophageal reflux (GORD) in oesophageal atresia (OA) is sometimes inefficient, and fundoplication is required. We assessed the outcomes of fundoplication among OA patients from 1980 to 2016. METHODS: After ethical consent, hospital records of 290 patients, including 22 referred patients, were reviewed. Included were 262 patients with end-to-end repair. Excluded were patients who underwent oesophageal reconstruction (n=23) or no repair (n=5)...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223669/experimental-use-of-new-absorbable-tracheal-stent
#5
Luciano F Schopf, José Carlos Fraga, Rodrigo Porto, Luis A Santos, Douglas R Marques, Paulo R Sanchez, Fabíola S Meyer, Jane M Ulbrich
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Silicone and metallic stents are not effective in children with tracheobronchial stenosis or tracheomalacia. Herein, we aimed to evaluate the clinical manifestations and histological reaction of rabbit trachea to the presence of a new poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) with polyisoprene (PLGA/PI) polymer absorbable stent. METHODS: Fourteen adult white rabbits (weight, 3.0-3.5kg) were randomly assigned to three groups: Group I (n=6): PLGA/PI spiral stent; Group II (n=6): PLGA/PI fragment; and Group III (n=2): controls...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217321/bronchoscopy-as-a-screening-tool-for-symptomatic-tracheomalacia-in-oesophageal-atresia
#6
Hemanshoo Thakkar, Manasvi Upadhyaya, Iain E Yardley
AIM: Oesophagealatresia/tracheo-oesophageal fistula (OA-TOF) is associated with tracheomalacia (TM). In our institution it is routine for OA-TOF patients to undergo dynamic flexible bronchoscopy (DFB) assessing both the site of the fistula and the presence or absence of TM. We aimed to determine the value of this investigation as a screening tool to predict subsequent symptomatic tracheomalacia in these patients. METHODS: All patients with OA-TOF who underwent DFB at the time of initial repair between June 2014 and November 2016 were included prospectively...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177550/how-to-care-for-patients-with-ea-tef-the-known-and-the-unknown
#7
REVIEW
Hayat Mousa, Usha Krishnan, Maheen Hassan, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Rachel Rosen, Frédéric Gottrand, Christophe Faure
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Guidelines were recently published highlighting why esophageal atresia (EA) patients are prone to complication risks, and the need for long-term follow-up. In this review, we will focus on how to investigate and treat potential complications, as well as the pros and cons of different investigative and treatment modalities, and what areas continue to need further research. RECENT FINDINGS: EA patients are at high risk for gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal strictures, and the sequela that result...
November 25, 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164080/the-incidence-and-short-term-outcomes-of-acute-respiratory-illness-with-cough-in-children-from-a-socioeconomically-disadvantaged-urban-community-in-australia-a-community-based-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Kerry K Hall, Anne B Chang, Jennie Anderson, Daniel Arnold, Vikas Goyal, Melissa Dunbar, Michael Otim, Kerry-Ann F O'Grady
Background: Acute respiratory illnesses with cough (ARIwC) are predominant causes of morbidity in Australian Indigenous children; however, data on disease burden in urban communities are scarce. This study aimed to determine the incidence of ARIwC, the predictors of recurrent (≥4 episodes) ARIwC, and development of chronic cough following an ARIwC in urban, predominantly Indigenous, children aged <5 years from northern Brisbane, Australia. Methods: Prospective cohort study of children aged <5 years registered with a primary healthcare center...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158939/mediastinal-tracheostoma-for-treatment-of-tracheostenosis-after-tracheostomy-in-a-patient-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-induced-tracheomalacia
#9
Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Kenichi Kobayashi, Shuichi Shinohara, Akihiro Taira, Yusuke Nabe, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Naoko Imanishi, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
Background: Treatment of tracheostenosis after tracheostomy in pediatric patients is often difficult. Mucopolysaccharidosis is a lysosomal storage disease that may induce obstruction of the airways. Case Presentation: A 16-year-old male patient underwent long-term follow-up after postnatal diagnosis of type II mucopolysaccharidosis. At 11 years of age, tracheostomy was performed for mucopolysaccharidosis-induced laryngeal stenosis. One week prior to presentation, he was admitted to another hospital on an emergency basis for major dyspnea...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148213/dynamic-expiratory-ct-an-effective-non-invasive-diagnostic-exam-for-fragile-children-with-suspected-tracheo-bronchomalacia
#10
Nicola Ullmann, Aurelio Secinaro, Laura Menchini, Serena Caggiano, Elisabetta Verrillo, Teresa Pia Santangelo, Renato Cutrera, Paolo Tomà
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchomalacia, defined as variable collapse of the airways, has been recognized as an important cause of respiratory morbidity but still widely underdiagnosed. Bronchoscopy is still considered as the gold standard, but numerous limitations are known, especially for fragile sick children. Moreover, information on parenchymal lung disease cannot be described. There is a real need for a reliable, non-invasive test to help detection of airway and parenchymal malformations in children, specifically when bronchoscopy cannot be performed...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147472/recurrent-dyspnea-and-wheezing-pulmonary-function-test-and-dynamic-computed-tomography-may-unfold-the-diagnosis-of-tracheobronchomalacia
#11
REVIEW
Ashish Kumar Roy, Moni Roy, Ghaly Kerolus
Tracheomalacia patients often present with nonspecific symptoms like cough, wheezing and dyspnea. Tracheomalacia diagnosis is usually attributed to alternative common conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease. Certain maneuvers, like forced expiration, or recumbent position may elicit subtle signs of tracheomalacia. Ordering novel pulmonary function testing in sitting upright and supine positions may provide additional clues to suspect tracheomalacia, which can be confirmed by either dynamic chest tomography or bronchoscopy...
2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127957/esophageal-atresia-and-upper-airway-pathology
#12
REVIEW
David C van der Zee, Maud Y A van Herwaarden, Caroline C C Hulsker, Marieke J Witvliet, Stefaan H A Tytgat
Esophageal atresia is an anomaly with frequently occurring sequelae requiring lifelong management and follow-up. Because of the complex issues that can be encountered, patients with esophageal atresia preferably should be managed in centers of expertise that have the ability to deal with all types of anomalies and sequelae and can perform rigorous lifelong follow-up. Tracheomalacia is an often-occurring concurrent anomaly that may cause acute life-threatening events and may warrant immediate management. In the past, major thoracotomies were necessary to carry out the aortopexy...
December 2017: Clinics in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124401/bronchoscopic-assessments-and-clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-with-tracheomalacia-and-bronchomalacia
#13
Yuichi Okata, Tomomi Hasegawa, Yuko Bitoh, Kosaku Maeda
BACKGROUND: Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia (TM/BM) are one of the serious causes of airway obstruction in infants and children. This study reviewed our bronchoscopic assessments and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients with TM/BM, and investigated risk factors of surgical intervention for TM/BM. METHODS: Fifty-seven consecutive patients who were diagnosed as TM/BM by bronchoscopy between 2009 and 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. They were divided into two groups according to the presence (group E, n = 26) or absence (group N, n = 31) of acute life-threatening events and extubation failure (ALTE/EF)...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081662/novel-strategy-of-stents-in-thyroid-mass-a-case-series-report-of-managing-severely-dyspneic-patients
#14
Adheesh Bhandari, Ying-Hao Wang, Shi-Xu Lv, Er-Jie Xia, Ou-Chen Wang
BACKGROUND: Tracheal and bronchial stenosis is a life-threatening condition causing difficulty in breathing and even severe respiratory distress. The silicone tracheobronchial stents were placed using the rigid bronchoscopy into the trachea of severe dyspneic patients and they exhibited symptomatic improvement as well as a rise in the saturation of oxygen. The bronchial stents were applicable to many extensive malignant airway stenosis patients, such as those with esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and laryngeal cancer...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965976/the-presence-of-diminished-white-matter-and-corpus-callosal-thinning-in-a-case-with-a-sox9-mutation
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Ayumi Matsumoto, Eri Imagawa, Noriko Miyake, Takahiro Ikeda, Mizuki Kobayashi, Masahide Goto, Naomichi Matsumoto, Takanori Yamagata, Hitoshi Osaka
SOX9 is responsible for campomelic dysplasia (CMPD). Symptoms of CMPD include recurrent apnea, upper respiratory infection, facial features, and shortening of the lower extremities. The variant acampomelic CMPD (ACMPD) lacks long bone curvature. A patient showed macrocephaly (+3.9 standard deviations [SD]) and minor anomalies, such as hypertelorism, palpebronasal fold, small mandible, and a cleft of soft palate without long bone curvature. From three months of age, he required tracheal intubation and artificial respiration under sedation because of tracheomalacia...
September 28, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933235/aortopexy-for-life-threatening-airway-obstruction-following-division-of-double-aortic-arch
#16
Katrina Hammond-Jack, Karthik Vaidyanathan Ramakrishnan, Dilip S Nath
Symptoms of airway compression secondary to double aortic arch are relieved by division of one of the two aortic arches. However, in some cases inherent tracheomalacia and other factors may result in persistence of symptoms. We report one such occurrence in our experience and describe the use of aortopexy as a curative procedure to tackle this problem.
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933231/temporary-tracheal-stenting-after-pulmonary-artery-sling-repair-in-a-newborn
#17
Sabrina Lueck, Michael Mohr, Claudius Werner, Christoph Schmidt, Edward Malec, Katarzyna Januszewska
Pulmonary artery sling (PAS) is a rare disease frequently associated with severe malacia and stenosis of the trachea. We present a two-day-old newborn that underwent urgent surgery for PAS and needed prolonged respiratory support afterward. Temporary airway stenting above the level of the tracheal bifurcation was performed five days after surgery to overcome severe airway obstruction caused by tracheomalacia and laceration of the tracheal mucosa after diagnostic bronchoscopy. Two days after the procedure, the child could be extubated and after two weeks the stent was removed without complications...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921522/extraluminal-biodegradable-splint-to-treat-upper-airway-anterior-malacia-a-preclinical-proof-of-principle
#18
François Gorostidi, Cécile Courbon, Marco Burki, Antoine Reinhard, Kishore Sandu
OBJECTIVE: Upper airway malacia highly complicates the treatment of benign laryngotracheal stenosis, and no ideal option is available to date. We here explore the use of extraluminal biodegradable splints in an animal model of long-segment anterior tracheomalacia (TM). We show the efficacy, as well as the tissue tolerance, of a custom-made biodegradable extraluminal device surgically inserted around the trachea. STUDY DESIGN: Preclinical animal study. METHODS: Anterior TM was induced in rabbits through an anterior neck approach by removing eight consecutive anterior tracheal rings without damaging the underlying mucosa...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895039/wheezing-in-infancy-an-overview-of-recent-literature
#19
REVIEW
Christine Muglia, John Oppenheimer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Wheezing in infancy is a common presentation with many potential causes. In writing this review, we sought to summarize the newest recommendations and testing available for the more common etiologies of wheezing. RECENT FINDINGS: Regarding the diagnosis of asthma, the modified asthma predictive index has recently been established as a useful predictive tool. Non-breath held multidetector CT with 3D volume rendering airway images is also a newer helpful diagnostic tool for tracheomalacia due to ease of use and its 100% positive predictive value...
September 11, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870218/respiratory-problems-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#20
Federica Porcaro, Laura Valfré, Lelia Rotondi Aufiero, Luigi Dall'Oglio, Paola De Angelis, Alberto Villani, Pietro Bagolan, Sergio Bottero, Renato Cutrera
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have chronic respiratory symptoms including recurrent pneumonia, wheezing and persistent cough. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical findings of a large group of children with EA and TEF surgically corrected and the instrumental investigation to which they have undergone in order to better understand the patient's needs and harmonize the care. METHODS: A retrospective data collection was performed on 105 children with EA and TEF followed at Department of Pediatric Medicine of Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Rome, Italy) between 2010 and 2015...
September 5, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
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