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Decannulation protocol AND dysphagia

Marco Pozzi, Sara Galbiati, Federica Locatelli, Emilio Clementi, Sandra Strazzer
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the performance of a tracheostomy decannulation protocol privileging safety over quickness, in pediatric patients undergoing rehabilitation from severe acquired brain injury. We analyzed factors associated with decannulation timing and possibility and examined cases of failure. HYPOTHESIS: A safe decannulation protocol should minimize failures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. PATIENT SELECTION: Patients aged 0-17 admitted to rehabilitation with tracheostomy in the last 15 years (n = 123)...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
Alejandro Castro, Isabel Sanchez-Cuadrado, Ricardo Bernaldez, Antonio Del Palacio, Javier Gavilan
BACKGROUND: Supracricoid partial laryngectomy is a surgical technique that preserves laryngeal function. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical records identified 41 patients that underwent supracricoid partial laryngectomy at our institution since 1998. In all, 26 patients with a minimum follow-up of 3 months were alive with a functioning larynx. All of them accepted participation in a functional evaluation. RESULTS: Ninety-seven percent of the patients were decannulated, and every patient achieved oral intake...
February 2012: Head & Neck
Naika Scalabrino, Laura Crespi, Monica Bosco, Emanuele Troisi, Gaia Vezzaro, Massimo Baravelli, Anna Picozzi, Andrea Rossi, Paolo Cattaneo, Cristina Rossi, Claudio Anzà
SCOPE: Patients with tracheostomy tube after major cardiac surgery undergoing Cardiac Rehabilitation Program often present swallowing disorders that need a specific evaluation. This study aimed at validating the usefulness of a swallowing screen protocol in order to obtain an early assessment of dysphagia and to prevent aspiration, malnutrition and dehydration risks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The protocol has been applied to 38 consecutive patients with tracheostomy tube after cardiac surgery between September 2007 and December 2009...
June 2010: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Lee P Smith, Staci E Otto, Kathrine A Wagner, Linda Chewaproug, Ian N Jacobs, Karen B Zur
OBJECTIVES: To systematically evaluate perioperative management of oral feeding in children undergoing airway reconstruction. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent open airway reconstruction from February 1, 2006 through July 31, 2008 at a tertiary care children's hospital. METHODS: During the study period, a multidisciplinary protocol for perioperative management of alimentation was instituted. Swallowing function was evaluated pre- and postoperatively as part of a clinical management protocol...
May 2009: Laryngoscope
David S Verschueren, R Bryan Bell, Shahrokh C Bagheri, Eric J Dierks, Bryce E Potter
PURPOSE: Laryngeal fractures can occur in association with maxillofacial injuries and may lead to life-threatening airway obstruction. Because of a low incidence and a paucity of peer-reviewed information, there is no universally accepted treatment protocol and few clinicians have extensive experience with complex laryngo-tracheal trauma. The purpose of this retrospective analysis is to validate a treatment protocol for the management of laryngo-tracheal injuries occurring in severely injured patients by assessing the outcome of a consecutive series of patients who were treated by the same surgeons over a 12-year period...
February 2006: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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