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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019893/rescue-therapeutic-strategy-combining-ultra-protective-mechanical-ventilation-with-extracorporeal-co2-removal-membrane-in-near-fatal-asthma-with-severe-pulmonary-barotraumas-a-case-report
#1
Arthur Pavot, Jihad Mallat, Nicolas Vangrunderbeeck, Didier Thevenin, Malcolm Lemyze
RATIONALE: Mechanical ventilation of severe acute asthma is still considered a challenging issue, mainly because of the gas trapping phenomenon with the potential for life-threatening barotraumatic pulmonary complications. PATIENT CONCERNS: Herein, we describe 2 consecutive cases of near-fatal asthma for whom the recommended protective mechanical ventilation approach using low tidal volume of 6 mL/kg and small levels of PEEP was rapidly compromised by giant pneumomediastinum with extensive subcutaneousemphysema...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994300/in-vitro-models-as-a-platform-to-investigate-traumatic-brain-injury
#2
REVIEW
Ashwin Kumaria
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) remains a significant cause of mortality and morbidity, affecting individuals of all age groups. Much remains to be learned about its complex pathophysiology, with a view to designing effective neuroprotective strategies to protect sublethally injured brain tissue that would otherwise die in secondary injury processes. Experimental in vivo models offer the potential to study TBI in the laboratory, however, treatments that were neuroprotective in animals have, thus far, largely failed to translate in human clinical studies...
September 2017: Alternatives to Laboratory Animals: ATLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28973363/effect-of-lung-recruitment-and-titrated-positive-end-expiratory-pressure-peep-vs-low-peep-on-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#3
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Alexandre Biasi Cavalcanti, Érica Aranha Suzumura, Ligia Nasi Laranjeira, Denise de Moraes Paisani, Lucas Petri Damiani, Helio Penna Guimarães, Edson Renato Romano, Marisa de Moraes Regenga, Luzia Noriko Takahashi Taniguchi, Cassiano Teixeira, Roselaine Pinheiro de Oliveira, Flavia Ribeiro Machado, Fredi Alexander Diaz-Quijano, Meton Soares de Alencar Filho, Israel Silva Maia, Eliana Bernardete Caser, Wilson de Oliveira Filho, Marcos de Carvalho Borges, Priscilla de Aquino Martins, Mirna Matsui, Gustavo Adolfo Ospina-Tascón, Thiago Simões Giancursi, Nelson Dario Giraldo-Ramirez, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira, Maria da Graça Pasquotto de Lima Assef, Mohd Shahnaz Hasan, Wojciech Szczeklik, Fernando Rios, Marcelo Britto Passos Amato, Otávio Berwanger, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro de Carvalho
Importance: The effects of recruitment maneuvers and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) titration on clinical outcomes in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remain uncertain. Objective: To determine if lung recruitment associated with PEEP titration according to the best respiratory-system compliance decreases 28-day mortality of patients with moderate to severe ARDS compared with a conventional low-PEEP strategy. Design, Setting, and Participants: Multicenter, randomized trial conducted at 120 intensive care units (ICUs) from 9 countries from November 17, 2011, through April 25, 2017, enrolling adults with moderate to severe ARDS...
October 10, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967810/scuba-diving-death-always-due-to-drowning-two-forensic-cases-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#4
I Aquila, F Pepe, M Manno, P Frati, S Gratteri, V Fineschi, P Ricci
Scuba diving is an increasingly common recreational activity. We describe the physiopathology of barotrauma in two cases where death was caused by pulmonary barotrauma while diving. An inspection and autopsy were carried out in both cases. The autopsy data were supported by post-mortem radiological investigation. Histological and toxicological analyses were also carried out, and dive computer and tank manometer analysis performed. In both cases, the cause of death was attributable to arterial gas embolism, resulting from pulmonary barotrauma subsequent to pulmonary over-distension...
January 1, 2017: Medico-legal Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880140/-diving-accident-induced-arterial-gas-embolism
#5
P D Nijk, T P van Rees Vellinga, J M van Lieshout, M I Gaakeer
BACKGROUND: During scuba diving, nitrogen dissolves into the body tissues due to elevated pressure under water. During a sudden drop in pressure due to a rapid return to the water surface, arterial gas embolism can arise from pulmonary barotrauma. In a later phase, nitrogen bubbles can also arise in the venous circulation (decompression sickness). Arterial bubbles can incur vascular damage, obstruction, hypoxia and infarction. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 53-year-old healthy sport diver presented at the emergency department in a hypovolemic shock with progressive paresis of all the extremities...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868602/ruptured-tympanic-membrane-from-underwater-impact-with-an-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar
#6
David Smart
An unusual case of tympanic membrane rupture in a diver due to impact from an Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar is described. The diver was treated conservatively and the injury fully healed by eight weeks after which the diver successfully returned to diving. The author contends that the appearances of such traumatic perforations differ from barotrauma in divers secondary to ear clearing problems on descent.
September 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868601/periorbital-emphysema-after-a-wet-chamber-dive
#7
Wei-Shih Tseng, Hui-Chieh Lee, Bor-Hwang Kang
Although periorbital emphysema (PE) is commonly associated with orbital fractures, it may develop without any fracture or significant trauma in circumstances such as post-surgery, infection, forceful nose blowing, sneezing, and weight lifting. We report on a healthy military diver who developed PE following a wet chamber dive. A diagnosis of PE secondary to sinus barotrauma was reached. He was treated conservatively without medication and his symptoms recovered completely within 10 days. To the best of our knowledge, only five cases of diving-related PE have been reported in the literature...
September 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846440/low-tidal-volume-versus-non-volume-limited-strategies-for-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Allan J Walkey, Ewan Goligher, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Carol Hodgson, Neill Kj Adhikari, Hannah Wunsch, Maureen O Meade, Elizabeth Uleryk, Dean Hess, Daniel S Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Roy G Brower, Eddy Fan
RATIONALE: Trials investigating use of lower tidal volumes and inspiratory pressures for patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have shown mixed results. OBJECTIVES: To compare clinical outcomes of mechanical ventilation strategies that limit tidal volumes and inspiratory pressures (LTV) to strategies with tidal volumes of 10-15 mL/kg among patients with ARDS. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials investigating LTV mechanical ventilation strategies...
August 28, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828361/driving-pressure-and-mechanical-power-new-targets-for-vili-prevention
#9
REVIEW
Tommaso Tonetti, Francesco Vasques, Francesca Rapetti, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Collino, Federica Romitti, Luigi Camporota, Massimo Cressoni, Paolo Cadringher, Michael Quintel, Luciano Gattinoni
Several factors have been recognized as possible triggers of ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI). The first is pressure (thus the 'barotrauma'), then the volume (hence the 'volutrauma'), finally the cyclic opening-closing of the lung units ('atelectrauma'). Less attention has been paid to the respiratory rate and the flow, although both theoretical considerations and experimental evidence attribute them a significant role in the generation of VILI. The initial injury to the lung parenchyma is necessarily mechanical and it could manifest as an unphysiological distortion of the extracellular matrix and/or as micro-fractures in the hyaluronan, likely the most fragile polymer embedded in the matrix...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815436/headache-attributed-to-airplane-travel-diagnosis-pathophysiology-and-treatment-a-systematic-review
#10
Sebastian Bao Dinh Bui, Parisa Gazerani
BACKGROUND: Headache attributed to airplane travel, also named "airplane headache" (AH) is a headache that occurs during take-off and landing. Today, there are still uncertainties about the pathophysiology and treatment of AH. This systematic review was performed to facilitate identification of the existing literature on AH in order to discuss the current evidence and areas that remain to be investigated in AH. METHODS: The systematic literature search was performed in 3 relevant medical databases; PubMed, Scopus, and Embase...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814580/ventrain-from-theory-to-practice-bridging-until-re-tracheostomy
#11
Bianca Maria Wahlen, Hassan Al-Thani, Ayman El-Menyar
Imminent upper airway obstruction due to life-threatening tracheal stenosis of any cause is challenging. A 77-year-old woman, with a history of temporal tracheostomy for prolonged mechanical ventilation, presented with life-threatening tracheal stenosis to the emergency department. After failed intubation with a 5.0 mm internal diameter endotracheal tube, the patient was ventilated via a tube exchanger using Ventrain. Ventrain is a manual ventilation device that, in addition to oxygen supply during inspiration, initiates expiration by actively removing gas from the lungs by suction...
August 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797173/sphenoid-sinus-barotrauma-in-diving-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#12
Jochen D Schipke, Sinclair Cleveland, Markus Drees
About 50% of scuba divers have suffered from barotrauma of the ears and about one-third from barotrauma of paranasal sinuses. The sphenoid sinuses are rarely involved. Vital structures, as internal carotid artery and optic nerve, adjoin the sphenoid sinus. Thus, barotrauma could lead to serious neurologic disorders, including blindness. After searching the literature (Medline) and other sources (Internet), we present some cases of sphenoid sinus barotrauma, because these injuries may be underreported and misdiagnosed due to the lack of awareness and knowledge...
August 10, 2017: Research in Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777900/incidence-of-middle-ear-barotrauma-in-staged-versus-linear-chamber-compression-during-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Andrew W A Ng, Reinhold Muller, John Orton
CONTEXT: Middle ear barotrauma (MEB) is common during chamber compression in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. However, little evidence exists on an optimal compression protocol to minimize the incidence and severity of MEB. OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of MEB during hyperbaric oxygen therapy using two different chamber compression protocols. DESIGN: Double-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, The Townsville Hospital, Queensland, Australia, September 2012 to December 2014...
March 2017: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine: Journal of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728546/successful-rescue-combination-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-and-prone-positioning-for-the-management-of-severe-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-pneumonia-complicated-by-pneumothorax-a-case-report-and
#14
Hangyong He, Hao Wang, Xuyan Li, Xiao Tang, Rui Wang, Bing Sun, Zhaohui Tong
BACKGROUND: To describe the experience of combination therapy with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation(ECMO), high-frequency oscillatory ventilation(HFOV) and prone positioning in treating severe respiratory failure caused by community acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus(CA-MRSA). CASE PRESENTATION: A 30-year-old female presented with fever and dyspnea for 3 days. She was diagnosed CA-MRSA pneumonia complicated by severe respiratory failure, pneumothorax and neutropenia...
July 20, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726587/repair-of-tympanic-membrane-perforations-with-customized-bioprinted-ear-grafts-using-chinchilla-models
#15
Che-Ying Kuo, Emmanuel Wilson, Andrew Fuson, Nidhi Gandhi, Reza Monfaredi, Audrey Jenkins, Maria Romero, Marco Santoro, John P Fisher, Kevin Cleary, Brian Reilly
The goal of this work is to develop an innovative method that combines bioprinting and endoscopic imaging to repair tympanic membrane perforations (TMPs). TMPs are a serious health issue because they can lead to both conductive hearing loss and repeated otitis media. TMPs occur in 3-5% of cases after ear tube placement, as well as in cases of acute otitis media (the second most common infection in pediatrics), chronic otitis media with or without cholesteatoma, or as a result of barotrauma to the ear. About 55,000 tympanoplasties, the surgery performed to reconstruct TMPs, are performed every year, and the commonly used cartilage grafting technique has a success rate between 43% and 100%...
September 1, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713509/mechanical-ventilation-practice-in-egyptian-pediatric-intensive-care-units
#16
Bassant Salah Meligy, Sally Kamal, Seham Awad El Sherbini
INTRODUCTION: Mechanical ventilation is one of the indispensable tools in pediatric intensive care units. Few studies addressed the epidemiology of pediatric patients on mechanical ventilation and the frequently used modes of ventilation. This is the first study to describe the practice of mechanical ventilation (MV) in Egyptian pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted from January 2014 to December 2014 in two pediatric intensive care units at Cairo University Pediatric Hospital...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701178/the-future-of-mechanical-ventilation-lessons-from-the-present-and-the-past
#17
REVIEW
Luciano Gattinoni, John J Marini, Francesca Collino, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Rapetti, Tommaso Tonetti, Francesco Vasques, Michael Quintel
The adverse effects of mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) arise from two main causes: unphysiological increases of transpulmonary pressure and unphysiological increases/decreases of pleural pressure during positive or negative pressure ventilation. The transpulmonary pressure-related side effects primarily account for ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) while the pleural pressure-related side effects primarily account for hemodynamic alterations. The changes of transpulmonary pressure and pleural pressure resulting from a given applied driving pressure depend on the relative elastances of the lung and chest wall...
July 12, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665929/effect-of-frequency-on-pressure-cost-of-ventilation-and-gas-exchange-in-newborns-receiving-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation
#18
Emanuela Zannin, Raffaele L Dellaca', Giulia Dognini, Lara Marconi, Martina Perego, Jane J Pillow, Paolo E Tagliabue, Maria Luisa Ventura
BackgroundWe hypothesized that ventilating at the resonant frequency of the respiratory system optimizes gas exchange while limiting the mechanical stress to the lung in newborns receiving high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV). We characterized the frequency dependence of oscillatory mechanics, gas exchange, and pressure transmission during HFOV.MethodsWe studied 13 newborn infants with a median (interquartile range) gestational age of 29.3 (26.4-30.4) weeks and body weight of 1.00 (0.84-1.43) kg. Different frequencies (5, 8, 10, 12, and 15 Hz) were tested, keeping carbon dioxide diffusion coefficient (DCO2) constant...
July 26, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641325/superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome-associated-with-scuba-diving
#19
Naoharu Kitajima, Akemi Sugita-Kitajima, Seiji Kitajima
A 28-year-old female diver presented with dizziness and difficulty clearing her left ear whilst scuba diving. Her pure-tone audiometry and tympanometry were normal. Testing of Eustachian tube function revealed tubal stenosis. Video-oculography revealed a predominantly torsional nystagmus while the patient was in the lordotic position. Fistula signs were positive. High-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) of the temporal bone revealed a diagnosis of bilateral superior semicircular canal dehiscence (SCDS). Cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential (cVEMP) testing showed that the amplitude of the cVEMP measured from her left ear was larger than that from the right...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641322/scuba-diving-and-otology-a-systematic-review-with-recommendations-on-diagnosis-treatment-and-post-operative-care
#20
REVIEW
Devon M Livingstone, Kristine A Smith, Beth Lange
Scuba diving is a popular recreational and professional activity with inherent risks. Complications related to barotrauma and decompression illness can pose significant morbidity to a diver's hearing and balance systems. The majority of dive-related injuries affect the head and neck, particularly the outer, middle and inner ear. Given the high incidence of otologic complications from diving, an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis and treatment of otic pathology is a necessity. We performed a systematic and comprehensive literature review including the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of otologic pathology related to diving...
June 2017: Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: the Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society
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