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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337769/accuracy-intra-and-inter-rater-reliability-of-three-scoring-systems-for-the-glottic-view-at-videolaryngoscopy
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E J O'Loughlin, A D Swann, J D English, R Ramadas
An accurate and reproducible recording of laryngoscopic view at tracheal intubation is an important aspect of anaesthetic practice. Unlike direct laryngoscopy, in which the view achieved by the line of sight directly relates to the ease of intubating the trachea, videolaryngoscopy can create a situation in which the view is good, but intubation difficult or impossible. Communicating this to a subsequent anaesthetist is important. We compared three scoring systems: Cormack and Lehane; POGO (percentage of glottic opening); and the Fremantle score, as used by 74 critical care doctors rating 30 anonymised videos of videolaryngoscopic intubations...
March 24, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336412/a-pilot-prospective-randomized-trial-of-video-versus-direct-laryngoscopy-for-paramedic-endotracheal-intubation
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Scott Ducharme, Brandon Kramer, David Gelbart, Caroline Colleran, Brian Risavi, Jestin N Carlson
BACKGROUND: Prehospital intubation poses several unique challenges. Video assisted laryngoscopy has been shown to help increase intubation success in the hospital setting; however, little prospective data have examined video assisted laryngoscopy in traditional ground ambulance agencies. METHODS: We performed a randomized, cross-over, non-blinded trial in ground ambulances comparing first attempt success and overall intubation success between video assisted laryngoscopy using the King Video Laryngoscope (KVL) and direct laryngoscopy (DL)...
March 20, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325351/flexible-fiber-optic-high-speed-imaging-of-vocal-fold-vibration-a-preliminary-report
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Peak Woo, Peter Baxter
OBJECTIVE: High-speed video (HSV) imaging of vocal fold vibration has been possible only through the rigid endoscope. This study reports that a fiberscope-based high-speed imaging system may allow HSV imaging of naturalistic voicing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two subjects were recorded using a commercially available black and white high-speed camera (Photron Motion Tools, 256 × 120 pixel, 2000 frames per second, 8 second acquisition time). The camera gain is set to +6 db...
March 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323237/comparison-of-the-mcgrath-%C3%A2-mac-video-laryngoscope-with-direct-macintosh-laryngoscopy-for-novice-laryngoscopists-in-children-without-difficult-intubation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Antoine Giraudon, Maryline Bordes-Demolis, Barbara Blondeau, Nadia Sibai de Panthou, Nathan Ferrand, Maeva Bello, Victoria Dahlet, François Semjen, Matthieu Biais, Karine Nouette-Gaulain
INTRODUCTION: Airway management and tracheal intubation are routinely performed in paediatric anaesthesia and yet are associated with preventable adverse events. The McGrath(®) MAC is a video laryngoscope with a curved blade similar to the Macintosh blade, which has not been previously described in first intention paediatric tracheal intubation. We aimed to compare direct laryngoscopy to the McGrath(®) MAC video laryngoscope among novice laryngoscopists. METHODS: Six paediatric anaesthesia residents with novice skills in paediatric laryngoscopy were randomly assigned to perform tracheal intubation using either direct Macintosh laryngoscopy (DL) or the McGrath(®) MAC video laryngoscope (MM) as the first attempted device in children weighing between 10 and 20kg without difficult intubation...
March 17, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322456/seasonality-of-auricular-amputations-in-rabbits
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Kathleen Yaremchuk, Vigen Darian, Amy M Williams
This retrospective observational analysis hypothesizes that an increase occurs in online reports and images of auricular amputations of confectionary rabbits during the spring. Using the online search engine Google, online content and visual portrayals of confectionary rabbit auricular amputations from 2012 to 2017 were identified and trended against seasonal variations. To determine incidence, commercial availability of chocolate rabbits in retail facilities were assayed. A statistically significant increase in mention of rabbit auricular amputations occurred during the spring...
April 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322454/long-term-local-control-rates-of-patients-with-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-managed-by-surgery-and-postoperative-radiation
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Safina Ali, Frank L Palmer, Nora Katabi, Nancy Lee, Jatin P Shah, Snehal G Patel, Ian Ganly
OBJECTIVES: To report long-term local control in patients with adenoid cystic cancer (ACC) of the head and neck managed by surgery and identify factors predictive for local failure. STUDY DESIGN: Single-institution retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients who had surgery for ACC between 1985 and 2009 were identified. Patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics were recorded. Local recurrence-free survival (LRFS) was recorded by the Kaplan-Meier method...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322453/radio-anatomical-analysis-of-the-pericranial-flap-money-box-approach-for-ventral-skull-base-reconstruction
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Alfonso Santamaría, Cristóbal Langdon, Mauricio López-Chacon, Arturo Cordero, Joaquim Enseñat, Ricardo Carrau, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isam Alobid
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the versatility of the pericranial flap (PCF) to reconstruct the ventral skull base, using the frontal sinus as a gate for its passage into the sinonasal corridor "money box approach." STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic-radiological study and case series. METHODS: Various approaches and their respective defects (cribriform, transtuberculum, clival, and craniovertebral junction) were completed in 10 injected specimens...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322450/patient-compliance-following-isolated-mandibular-fracture-repair
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J Paul Radabaugh, Adam Van Horn, Stephen A Chan, Jared M Shelton, Thomas J Gal
OBJECTIVE: Compliance with postoperative care in the maxillofacial trauma population often is considered poor. This lack of follow-up does not seem to be a function of decreased access to care but rather its anticipated lack of utilization. The goal of this study is to identify what factors are associated with increased compliance in postoperative management of mandible fractures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Using Current Procedural Terminology codes to identify maxillofacial injuries requiring operative repair, a subset of isolated mandibular fractures was identified...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322448/superior-turbinate-eosinophilia-correlates-with-olfactory-deficit-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis-patients
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Jennifer Lavin, Jin-Young Min, Alcina K Lidder, Julia He Huang, Atsushi Kato, Kent Lam, Eric Meen, Joan S Chmiel, James Norton, Lydia Suh, Mahboobeh Mahdavinia, Kathryn E Hulse, David B Conley, Rakesh K Chandra, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Robert C Kern, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if molecular markers of eosinophilia in olfactory-enriched mucosa are associated with olfactory dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study of tissue biopsies from 99 patients, and an additional 30 patients who underwent prospective olfactory testing prior to sinonasal procedures. METHODS: Tissue biopsies were processed for analysis of inflammatory markers using quantitative real time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR)...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322446/increased-long-term-risk-of-hearing-loss-in-patients-with-traumatic-brain-injury-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Wei-Chuan Shangkuan, Hung-Che Lin, Cheng-Ping Shih, Chun-An Cheng, Hueng-Chuen Fan, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Fu-Huang Lin, Chang-Huei Tsao, Wu-Chien Chien
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: We investigated incidences of hearing loss among patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) to evaluate whether they had a higher risk of hearing loss than the general population. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study. METHODS: Inpatient data from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010 were recorded. Patients with TBI and a retrospective comparison cohort were analyzed. Each subject was individually traced from their index date to identify subjects who subsequently received a diagnosis of hearing loss...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319476/anesthesia-in-patients-with-infectious-disease-caused-by-multi-drug-resistant-bacteria
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Sharon Einav, Yonit Wiener-Well
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Up to 50% of specific bacterial strains in healthcare admission facilities are multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). Involvement of anesthesiologists in management of patients carrying/at risk of carrying MDROs may decrease transmission in the Operating Room (OR). RECENT FINDINGS: Anesthesiologists, their work area and tools have all been implicated in MDRO outbreaks. Causes include contamination of external ventilation circuits and noncontribution of filters to prevention, inappropriate decontamination procedures for nondisposable equipment (e...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318455/airway-management-in-disaster-response-a-manikin-study-comparing-direct-and-video-laryngoscopy-for-endotracheal-intubation-by-prehospital-providers-in-level-c-personal-protective-equipment
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Sami Yousif, Jason T Machan, Yasser Alaska, Selim Suner
Introduction Airway management is one of many challenges that medical providers face in disaster response operations. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in particular, was found to be associated with higher failure rates and a prolonged time to achieve airway control. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to determine whether video laryngoscopy could facilitate the performance of endotracheal intubation by disaster responders wearing Level C PPE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, crossover study, a convenience sample of practicing prehospital providers were recruited...
March 20, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304096/insertion-depth-impacts-speech-perception-and-hearing-preservation-for-lateral-wall-electrodes
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Brendan P O'Connell, Jacob B Hunter, David S Haynes, Jourdan T Holder, Matt M Dedmon, Jack H Noble, Benoit M Dawant, George B Wanna
OBJECTIVES: 1) Examine angular insertion depths (AID) and scalar location of Med-El (GmbH Innsbruck, Austria) electrodes; and 2) determine the relationship between AID and audiologic outcomes controlling for scalar position. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Postlingually deafened adults undergoing cochlear implantation with Flex 24, Flex 28, and Standard electrode arrays (Med-El) were identified. Patients with preoperative and postoperative computed tomography scans were included so that electrode location and AID could be determined...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304095/postoperative-complications-of-total-laryngectomy-in-diabetic-patients
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Andrey Filimonov, Jacob S Brady, Aparna Govindan, Aziz Merchant, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Analyze postoperative complications of total laryngectomies (TL) in patients with diabetes mellitus and apply these data toward preoperative management of diabetic patients undergoing TL. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of surgical outcomes database METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database was queried for TL performed between 2005 and 2013. Comparison of demographics, preoperative comorbidities, and postoperative outcomes in a diabetic versus a nondiabetic cohort was conducted using SPSS software...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304089/phosphorylated-fadd-is-not-prognostic-for-local-control-in-t1-t2-supraglottic-laryngeal-carcinoma-treated-with-radiotherapy
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Jan E Wachters, Michiel L Schrijvers, Lorian Slagter-Menkema, Mirjam Mastik, Johannes A Langendijk, Geertruida H de Bock, Jan L Roodenburg, Bernard F A M van der Laan, Jacqueline E van der Wal, Ed Schuuring
OBJECTIVE: The Fas-Associated Death Domain (FADD) gene is located in the chromosome 11q13-region and frequently is amplified in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Expression of FADD and its phosphorylated isoform (pFADD) have been associated with aggressive tumor growth, lymph node metastasis, and overall survival. Previously, we demonstrated that pFADD expression was related to a significantly improved local control in early stage (tumor [T]1 to T2) glottic laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC)...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304087/feasibility-of-endoscopic-submandibular-ganglion-neurectomy-for-drooling
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Kayhan Ozturk, Omer Erdur, Osman Gul, Ayse Olmez
We performed endoscopic transoral neurectomy of the submandibular and sublingual glands to treat drooling. We bilaterally operated two adult cases with treatment-resistant drooling. In these patients, conventional treatment had failed. Repeated botilinum toxin type A (BOTOX®, Abdi Ibrahim Pharmaceutical Company, Istanbul, Turkey) injections had been effective but were becoming less so. The patients benefited from surgery in that their saliva scores decreased. No issue emerged over 6 months of follow-up. Endoscopic transoral neurectomy of the submandibular and sublingual glands reduces saliva production and allows management of drooling in treatment-resistant patients...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304083/influence-of-human-papillomavirus-on-the-clinical-presentation-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma-in-the-united-states
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Matthew H Stenmark, Dean Shumway, Cui Guo, Jeffrey Vainshtein, Michelle Mierzwa, Reshma Jagsi, Jennifer J Griggs, Mousumi Banerjee
OBJECTIVE: Much of what is known about the significance of human papillomavirus (HPV) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is derived from single-institution retrospective studies, post hoc analyses of tissue specimens from clinical trials, and tissue bank studies with a small sample size. The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of HPV on the frequency and clinical presentation of oropharyngeal carcinoma in a large, national sample with information from patients who underwent HPV testing...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304079/endoscope-or-microscope-guided-pediatric-tympanoplasty-comparison-of-grafting-technique-and-outcome
#18
Adrian L James
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To review experience from the introduction of totally endoscopic ear surgery (TEES) to a pediatric tympanoplasty practice to identify factors influencing technique selection and successful outcome. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Analysis of prospectively acquired data from a consecutive series of 295 surgeries for tympanic membrane perforation over a 12-year period. Success of perforation closure was compared between microscope and TEES grafting techniques...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304076/sexual-dimorphism-in-laryngeal-muscle-fibers-and-ultrasonic-vocalizations-in-the-adult-rat
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Charles Lenell, Aaron M Johnson
OBJECTIVE: The human voice is sexually dimorphic in obvious ways, such as differences in fundamental frequency and gross laryngeal anatomy, but also in less apparent ways, such as in the prevalence and types of voice disorders and the manifestation of voice changes in advanced age. Differences between males and females are rarely explored, however, in mechanistic animal studies. The goal of this study was to explore sexual dimorphism in laryngeal function and structure in adult rats by examining ultrasonic vocalization acoustics and muscle fiber size and type in the thyroarytenoid muscle...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304075/steroid-intracochlear-distribution-differs-by-administration-method-systemic-versus-intratympanic-injection
#20
Jong Joo Lee, Jeong Hun Jang, Oak-Sung Choo, Hye Jin Lim, Yun-Hoon Choung
OBJECTIVE: Steroids have been widely used to treat inner-ear diseases such as sudden sensorineural hearing loss, tinnitus, and Meniere's disease. They can be given via either systemic or intratympanic (IT) injection. The purpose of the present study was to explore differences in intracochlear steroid distribution by the administration method employed (systemic vs. IT injection). STUDY DESIGN: Animal study. METHODS: Twenty-three Sprague-Dawley rats were given fluorescein isothiocyanate-labeled dexamethasone (FITC-DEX) three times (on successive days) via intraperitoneal (IP) or IT injection...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
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