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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765893/successful-management-of-acquired-tracheomalacia-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-report-of-three-cases
#1
Jung Hyun Yang, Tae Wan Kim, Byeong Ju Lee, Jin A Yoon, Myung Jun Shin, Yong Beom Shin
Tracheomalacia is characterized by weakness of the tracheal walls and supporting cartilage. It results in dynamic compression of the airway, where the cross-sectional area of the trachea is reduced by expiratory compression. Acquired tracheomalacia results from complications associated with the use of endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes. In this report, we present three cases of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) successfully treated for tracheomalacia, including one case where the patient underwent surgery for combined tracheoesophageal fistula...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744388/airway-management-during-general-anesthesia-in-an-intellectually-disabled-patient-with-undiagnosed-tracheomalacia
#2
Sooil Shin, Seungoh Kim
In cases of intellectually disabled patients, there is sometimes difficult to obtain sufficient information due to the intellectual disorder, even though the patient has significant medical problems. Herein, we report a case of decreased oxygen saturation and inadequate air exchange during general anesthesia in an intellectually disabled patient. We also describe the subsequent management, including the diagnosis of tracheomalacia (TM) using bronchoscopy, and the management of airway compromise with manual and/or controlled respiration, which led to the prevention of complications...
April 2018: Journal of Dental Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29732908/airway-anomalies-in-patients-with-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-5-year-review
#3
Joel W Jones, Meghan Tracy, Mollie Perryman, Jill M Arganbright
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the frequency of airway anomalies in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS). METHODS: Retrospective review of patients with 22q11DS who had undergone microlaryngoscopy/bronchoscopy (MLB) for aerodigestive symptoms at a tertiary care children's hospital from 2011 to 2016. RESULTS: Thirty patients underwent an MLB due to the following indications: aspiration (11), stridor (10), chronic respiratory failure due to ventilator dependence (8), and difficult intubation (1)...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707504/tracheobronchoplasty-for-tracheomalacia
#4
Cameron D Wright, Douglas J Mathisen
Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon acquired disorder of the central airways. Common symptoms include dyspnea, constant coughing, inability to raise secretions and recurrent respiratory infections. Evaluation includes an inspiratory-expiratory chest computed tomography (dynamic CT), an awake functional bronchoscopy and pulmonary function studies. Patients with significant associated symptoms and severe collapse on CT and bronchoscopy are offered membraneous wall plication. Tracheobronchoplasty is performed through a right thoracotomy...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627045/advanced-technologies-for-imaging-and-visualization-of-the-tracheobronchial-tree-from-computed-tomography-and-mri-to-virtual-endoscopy
#5
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Micheal C McInnis, Gordon Weisbrod, Heidi Schmidt
Advanced imaging plays an increasingly important role in the evaluation of the trachea. The use of computed tomography (CT) has evolved to include multi-planar reconstructions and 3-dimensional reconstructions for the evaluation of benign and malignant disease of the trachea. Advanced applications of CT include dynamic expiratory imaging for the diagnosis of tracheomalacia and virtual endoscopy as a complementary or alternative examination to flexible bronchoscopy. MRI of the trachea has limited applications but may see increased use in the future...
May 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622320/laryngomalacia-tracheomalacia-and-bronchomalacia
#6
Erik B Hysinger
Airway malacia can occur in the larynx (larygomalacia), trachea (tracheomalacia), or bronchi (bronchomalacia). As a group these are the most common congenital abnormalities of the pediatric airway and are characterized by increased airway compliance, resulting in excessive dynamic collapse during the respiratory cycle. While a diagnosis can be suspected based on clinical history and physical examination, definitive evaluation is based of nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and/or bronchoscopy. Observation and conservative management are typically all that are required...
April 3, 2018: Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600046/bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-microbiota-dysbiosis-in-infants-with-protracted-bacterial-bronchitis
#7
Yanmin Bao, Yinhu Li, Chuangzhao Qiu, Wenjian Wang, Zhenyu Yang, Lu Huang, Xin Feng, Yanhong Liu, Jing Li, Qian Zhou, Heping Wang, Dongfang Li, Hongmei Wang, Wenkui Dai, Yuejie Zheng
Background: Protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB) is a chronic purulent bronchitis which could cause recurrent coughing and wheezing in infants. Based on previous reports, main pathogens which caused PBB were identified in the patients, but their impacts on lung microbiota dysbiosis remain unclear. Methods: In this study, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) was collected from PBB infants and tracheomalacia (TM) infants younger than 3 years old under the instruction of Shenzhen Children's Hospital, and 12 samples were randomly selected for 16S rDNA analysis in each group...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29524603/descending-aortopexy-and-posterior-tracheopexy-for-severe-tracheomalacia-and-left-mainstem-bronchomalacia
#8
Hester F Shieh, C Jason Smithers, Thomas E Hamilton, David Zurakowski, Gary A Visner, Michael A Manfredi, Russell W Jennings, Christopher W Baird
Posterior descending aortopexy can relieve posterior intrusion of the left mainstem bronchus that may limit the effectiveness of posterior tracheobronchopexy. We review outcomes of patients undergoing both descending aortopexy and posterior tracheopexy for severe tracheobronchomalacia with posterior intrusion and left mainstem compression to determine if there were resolution of clinical symptoms and bronchoscopic evidence of improvement in airway collapse. All patients who underwent both descending aortopexy and posterior tracheopexy from October 2012 to October 2016 were retrospectively reviewed...
March 7, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514258/aortopexy-for-the-treatment-of-tracheobronchomalacia-in-100-children-a-10-year-single-centre-experience
#9
Friso M Rijnberg, Colin R Butler, Christian Bieli, Sonia Kumar, Reza Nouraei, Joshua Asto, Eimear McKavanagh, Paolo de Coppi, Nagarajan Muthialu, Martin J Elliott, Richard J Hewitt
OBJECTIVES: Our study describes and analyses the results from aortopexy for the treatment of airway malacia in children. METHODS: Demographic data, characteristics and preoperative, operative and outcome details, including the need for reintervention, were collected for children undergoing aortopexy between 2006 and 2016. RESULTS: One hundred patients [median age 8.2 months, interquartile range (IQR) 3.3-26.0 months] underwent aortopexy...
March 5, 2018: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483471/-tracheal-injury-successfully-treated-without-surgery-report-of-a-case
#10
Toshihiro Ikeda, Jun Nakano, Hiroyasu Yokomise
A 73-year-old man was injured after crashing his automobile into a concrete wall, and was admitted to our hospital with breathing difficulties. Chest computed tomography showed extensive mediastinal emphysema, right traumatic pneumothorax, and a suspected tracheal injury at the membranous region. Because of the associated tracheomalacia, the site of the tracheal injury was difficult to find by bronchoscopy. In addition, as the patient's respiratory condition was stable, surgical treatment was not chosen. Due to the continuous air leakage from the right lung, the patient underwent surgery after mediastinal and subcutaneous emphysema improved...
February 2018: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482923/noninvasive-ventilation-as-a-temporizing-measure-in-critical-fixed-central-airway-obstruction-a-case-report
#11
Lenard Tai Win Cheng, Tiong Beng Sim, Win Sen Kuan
BACKGROUND: Critical central airway obstruction (CAO) requires emergent airway intervention, but current guidelines lack specific recommendations for airway management in the emergency department (ED) while awaiting rigid bronchoscopy. There are few reports of the use of noninvasive ventilation (NIV) in tracheomalacia, but its use as a temporizing treatment option in fixed, malignant CAO has not, to the best of our knowledge, been reported. CASE REPORT: An 84-year-old woman presented to the ED in respiratory distress, too breathless to speak and using her accessory muscles of respiration, with bilateral rhonchi throughout the lung fields...
February 23, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429770/structural-airway-abnormalities-contribute-to-dysphagia-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia-and-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#12
Katherine J Baxter, Lauren M Baxter, April M Landry, Mark L Wulkan, Amina M Bhatia
BACKGROUND: Long-term dysphagia occurs in up to 50% of repaired esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) patients. The underlying factors are unclear and may include stricture, esophageal dysmotility, or associated anomalies. Our purpose was to determine whether structural airway abnormalities (SAA) are associated with dysphagia in EA/TEF. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of children who underwent EA/TEF repair in our hospital system from 2007 to 2016...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321968/achalasia-with-massive-oesophageal-dilation-causing-tracheomalacia-and-asthma-symptoms
#13
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
#14
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...
February 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245173/patient-perception-of-disease-related-symptoms-and-complications-in-relapsing-polychondritis
#15
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
#16
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)...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223669/experimental-use-of-new-absorbable-tracheal-stent
#17
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
#18
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...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177550/how-to-care-for-patients-with-ea-tef-the-known-and-the-unknown
#19
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
#20
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
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