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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527873/comparison-of-xenon-with-led-illuminant-in-difficult-and-inhalation-injury-airway-scenario-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-study
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Andreas Moritz, Johannes Prottengeier, Joachim Schmidt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of a Xenon halogen with a light-emitting diode (LED) laryngoscope light handle in a difficult airway scenario, as well as in an inhalation injury airway scenario that combines a difficult airway and a limited view. METHODS: We recruited forty-two anesthetists into a randomized crossover trial. Each performed tracheal intubation (TI) with a Xenon halogen and a LED light handle in the two manikin scenarios...
May 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525401/glidescope-versus-airtraq-dl-for-double-lumen-tracheal-tube-insertion-in-patients-with-a-predicted-or-known-difficult-airway-a-randomised-study
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Olivier Belze, Evan Lepage, Yvan Bazin, Pierre Kerourin, Jacques Fusciardi, Francis Remérand, Fabien Espitalier
BACKGROUND: Double-lumen tracheal tube (DLT) insertion can be managed with videolaryngoscopes such as the Glidescope or indirect laryngoscopes like the Airtraq DL. No study has compared both devices when a difficult intubation is predicted. OBJECTIVE: Our hypothesis was that the Glidescope is superior to the Airtraq for double-lumen tube insertion in patients with a predicted or known difficult airway. DESIGN: Adult patients scheduled for elective thoracic surgery with a predicted risk (evaluated preoperatively using the Arné score) or history of difficult intubation were allocated randomly to one of two groups: a Glidescope group and an Airtraq group...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523137/complex-multimodality-central-airway-management-of-aspergillus-pseudomembranous-tracheobronchitis
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Samjot Singh Dhillon, Marwan Saoud, Kassem Harris
A 69-year-old woman developed central airway obstruction due to invasive Aspergillus infection resulting in pseudomembranous tracheobronchitis (PTB). Several challenges were encountered in the airway management of this patient including her having relatively smaller airways which were more prone to obstruction by pseudomembranes and made airway interventions difficult. The patient had clinical deterioration in spite of antifungal therapy and bronchoscopic debridement. The multimodality airway techniques included the use of smaller biliary balloons for dilatation, using a hybrid stent to slowly dilate and maintain patency of right main stem and finally the insertion of right secondary carina peripheral Y stent, which resulted in clinical improvement and allowed time for antifungal therapy to take effect...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516246/aspergillus-species-in-bronchiectasis-challenges-in-the-cystic-fibrosis-and-non-cystic-fibrosis-airways
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REVIEW
Sanjay H Chotirmall, Maria Teresa Martin-Gomez
Bronchiectasis is a chronic irreversible airway abnormality associated with infectious agents that either cause or superinfect the airways. While the role of bacteria is well studied, much remains to be determined about fungi in both cystic fibrosis- and non-cystic fibrosis-related bronchiectasis. The airway is constantly exposed to inhaled ambient moulds of which Aspergillus represent the most ubiquitous. In a normal healthy host, this situation is of little consequence. The presence of anatomical or immunological abnormalities such as those in bronchiectasis leads to a range of fungal-related pathologies from asymptomatic airway colonization to fungal sensitization, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis or chronic pulmonary aspergillosis...
May 17, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515525/management-of-an-intraoperatively-damaged-endotracheal-tube-in-a-case-of-difficult-airway-using-fibre-optic-bronchoscope-with-minimal-apnoea-period
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Jayachandran Himarani, S Mary Nancy, V B Krishna Kumar Raja, S Shanmuga Sundaram
Damage to the endotracheal tube (ETT) is common in head and neck surgeries, especially in maxillary osteotomy. Airway management in such a crisis is crucial as there is risk of aspiration of blood into lungs, hypoxia and apnoea. This case illustrates a patient with an anticipated difficult airway who had an intraoperative damage to the ETT and was successfully managed by re-intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope in a minimal apnoea period of <15 s using a new technique.
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511478/recognition-of-small-airways-obstruction-in-asthma-and-copd-the-road-less-travelled
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REVIEW
Desh Deepak, Akhila Prasad, Swapndeep Singh Atwal, Kshitij Agarwal
The small airways, once regarded as the silent zone in the air conducting system of the lungs are now known to be one of the initial sites of involvement in diseases like asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Identification of the involvement of distal airways in these diseases is often difficult to assess, clinically as well as by conventional pulmonary function tests and therefore, usually remains undiscovered in early stages. Early recognition of their involvement in asthma and COPD and timely management may reduce long term morbidity in these conditions...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507892/a-case-of-massive-hemoptysis-following-transesophageal-echocardiogram
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Sean J Callahan, Robert M Jones, Dana Albon, Andrew D Mihalek
INTRODUCTION: Tracheal intubation leading to injury of the airway is a rare complication of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). Tracheal trauma is not a described complication of TEE, and safety literature for this procedure remains silent on the matter. We describe the case of a patient on systemic anticoagulation and antiplatelet therapy who underwent TEE and suffered massive hemoptysis requiring bronchial artery embolization (BAE). CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital with recently diagnosed atrial fibrillation and shortness of breath...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487824/significance-of-a-clean-tip-catheter-closed-suctioning-system-in-a-high-setting-ventilated-super-morbidly-obese-patient-with-profuse-respiratory-secretions
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Mohd Zulfakar Mazlan, Rhendra Hardy Mohd Zaini, Shamsul Kamalrujan Hassan, Saedah Ali, Sanihah Che Omar, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin Wan Hassan
INTRODUCTION: Closed suctioning is commonly used in the context of high-setting mechanical ventilation (MV), given its ability to prevent lung volume loss that otherwise accompanies open suctioning. However, closed suctioning systems (CSS) are not equivalent regarding components and capabilities, and thus this technique may be differentially effective to adequately clear patient secretions from an endotracheal tube (ETT), which is of paramount importance when the tube size makes the ETT particularly vulnerable to block by patient secretions...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448320/difficult-airway-management-resulting-from-local-anesthetic-allergy-during-emergent-cesarean-delivery-a-case-report
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Courtney L Maxey-Jones, Alec Palmerton, Jocelyn R Farmer, Brian T Bateman
Difficult airway management in the gravid patient is a well-described phenomenon. We present a case of emergent cesarean delivery complicated by a "cannot intubate, cannot ventilate" scenario that was later determined to be secondary to an allergic, IgE-mediated reaction to epidurally administered local anesthetic.
April 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443579/determining-the-efficiency-of-different-preoperative-difficult-intubation-tests-on-patients-undergoing-caesarean-section
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İlker Yıldırım, Mehmet Turan İnal, Dilek Memiş, F Nesrin Turan
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy induced anatomical and physiological changes in the airway makes airway management difficult in obstetric patients, thus the preoperative evaluation of the airway is important for obstetric patients. AIMS: The first aim was determine the effectiveness of the modified mallampati test, the interincisor, sternomental, thyromental distances, the upper limb bite tests and the second aim was to access the effectiveness of the combination of the upper limb bite test with the other tests in obstetric patients...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442965/unusual-airways-management-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-thoracic-surgery
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Paolo Primieri, Paolo Ancona, Elisabetta Gualtieri
Airways management in thoracic surgery is usually more difficult than in other surgery. We reported a case of a patient who underwent surgery of evacuation of empyema where after a correct insertion of a left double-lumen tube 37 Fr (DLT), one-lung ventilation was not permitted by the high airways pressure. In fact, the hole of bronchial tip was just against the left bronchial wall retracted probably from inflammatory process. We introduced blindly an Arndt blocker 9 Fr inside the tracheal lumen of DLT until the orifice of the right upper lobe bronchus, the distance was checked before...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442959/evaluation-of-different-doses-of-dexmedetomidine-alone-versus-the-combination-of-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-in-sedation-during-awake-fiberoptic-intubation-in-oral-cancer-surgery-patients-a-prospective-randomized-double-blind-clinical-trial
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Mohamed Elsayed Hassan, Essam Mahran
BACKGROUND: Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is one of the principal techniques in the management of difficult airway in oral cancer surgery. We hypothesized that the addition of a small dose of fentanyl could improve the sedative criteria of dexmedetomidine during AFOI technique, without the need to increase the dose of dexmedetomidine which may be associated with airway compromise. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1 and 2 patients planned for AFOI for oral cancer surgery patients were allocated into three groups (fifty patients each)...
April 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441505/error-detection-based-model-to-assess-educational-outcomes-in-crisis-resource-management-training-a-pilot-study
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Sarah Bouhabel, Emily Kay-Rivest, Carol Nhan, Ilana Bank, Peter Nugus, Rachel Fisher, Lily Hp Nguyen
Otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OTL-HNS) residents face a variety of difficult, high-stress situations, which may occur early in their training. Since these events occur infrequently, simulation-based learning has become an important part of residents' training and is already well established in fields such as anesthesia and emergency medicine. In the domain of OTL-HNS, it is gradually gaining in popularity. Crisis Resource Management (CRM), a program adapted from the aviation industry, aims to improve outcomes of crisis situations by attempting to mitigate human errors...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439444/airway-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-156-patients
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Sapna Annaji Nikhar, Ashima Sharma, Mahesh Ramdaspally, Ramachandran Gopinath
OBJECTIVE: Oral cancer patients have a potentially difficult airway, but if managed properly during the perioperative period, morbidity and mortality can be reduced or avoided. METHODS: The medical records of 156 patients who were operated for oral cancers were reviewed for airway management during the perioperative period. RESULTS: The surgical procedures ranged from excisions, wide local excisions with split skin graftings, hemiglossectomies and radical neck nodes dissections to pectoralis major myocutaneous or free fibular flaps...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422820/comparison-of-the-etview-single-lumen-and-macintosh-laryngoscopes-for-endotracheal-intubation-in-an-airway-manikin-with-immobilized-cervical-spine-by-novice-paramedics-a-randomized-crossover-manikin-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Pawel Gawlowski, Jacek Smereka, Marcin Madziala, Barak Cohen, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
CONTEXT: Management of the airway of a trauma victim is considered challenging. Various approaches have been described to achieve airway control in this setup; many of them include video-assited viewing of the larynx during intubation. ETView Single Lumen (SL) is a novice single-use endotracheal tube equiped with a video camera and a light source at its distal tip. Its use was previously described in seeral clinical and training setups. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of the VivaSight SL compared with classic direct laryngoscopy performed with a Macintosh blade in a manikin-simulated trauma setup presenting various degrees of airway challenge when performed by inexperienced physicians...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421631/subclinical-lower-airways-correlates-of-chronic-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis
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Ricardo J Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, Natalia A Lozano, Marina F Ponzio, Álvaro A Cruz
The upper and lower airways behave as a physiological and pathophysiological unit. Subclinical lower airways abnormalities have been described in patients with rhinitis without asthma. These are expressed as bronchial hyperreactivity, abnormalities in lung function and bronchial inflammation, likely as a result of the same phenomenon with systemic inflammatory impact that reaches both the nose and the lungs, which for unknown reasons does not always have a full clinical expression. Patients with rhinitis are at increased risk of developing asthma; therefore most authors suggest a careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients, especially if symptoms related to inflammation in the lower airways are observed...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413970/optimizing-the-management-of-uncontrolled-resistant-hypertension-the-importance-of-sleep-apnoea-syndrome
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Jacek Wolf, Krzysztof Narkiewicz
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) constitutes the most prevalent form of abnormal respiratory control during sleep in adults. Evidence linked OSA to cardiovascular disease, and the role of OSA in abnormal blood pressure (BP) control has been extensively studied. Although longitudinal trials suggest a causative role of OSA in the development of hypertension, the evidence is not fully consistent. Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) applied during sleep is well documented and a highly efficient therapeutic aid to eliminate OSA...
April 14, 2017: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413282/comparison-of-success-of-tracheal-intubation-using-macintosh-laryngoscope-assisted-bonfils-fiberscope-and-truview-video-laryngoscope-in-simulated-difficult-airway
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Bangaru Vivek, R Sripriya, Gayatri Mishra, M Ravishankar, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Restriction of head and neck movements prevents the alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal axes and increases the incidence of difficult tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine fractures. Video laryngoscopes have gained an important role in the management of difficult intubation, especially in situations with limited head and neck movements. This study compares the success of intubation using Macintosh laryngoscope assisted Bonfils(®) fiberscope (ML-BF) with Truview(PCD) video laryngoscope (TV) in patients with simulated restricted head and neck movements...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408096/local-treatment-of-a-pharyngocutaneous-fistula-secondary-to-osteoradionecrosis
#20
Olga González-Antolín
Radionecrosis is a late, and difficult to treat,complication of radiotherapy performed on head and neck tumours, and it is difficult to treat. This process causes significant damage, not only in the skin, but also in muscular, nervous, vascular, and bone structures. This, in turn, leads to airway and digestive tract involvement, as well as a functional loss and a cosmetic defect that usually requires reconstructive surgery. Therefore, this process is associated with a significant loss in the quality of life of patients and involves a long hospital stay for treatment, as well as the necessary support measures...
April 10, 2017: Enfermería Clínica
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