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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161401/the-evolution-of-airway-management-new-concepts-and-conflicts-with-traditional-practice
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A F McNarry, A Patel
In the last 25 yr, there have been several advances in the safe management of the airway. Videolaryngoscopes and supraglottic airways, now in routine use by new trainees in anaesthesia, have had their genesis in the recent past. The 4th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society published in 2011 a seminal report that has influenced airway management worldwide . Understanding how the report's recommendations were constructed and how clinical guidelines compliment rather than contradict them is important in understanding the tenets of safe airway management...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159491/-algorithm-for-securing-an-unexpected-difficult-airway-user-analysis-on-a-simulator
#2
T Ott, K Truschinski, M Kriege, M Naß, S Herrmann, V Ott, S Sellin
BACKGROUND: Critical incidents in difficult airway management are still a main contributory factor for perioperative morbidity and mortality. Many national associations have developed algorithms for management of these time critical events. For implementation of these algorithms the provision of technical requirements and procedure-related training are essential. Severe airway incidents are rare events and clinical experience of the individual operators is limited; therefore, simulation is an adequate instrument for training and evaluating difficult airway algorithms...
November 20, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159029/case-report-unusual-cause-of-difficulty-in-intubation-and-ventilation-with-asthmatic-like-presentation-of-endobronchial-tuberculosis
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S Praveena Seevaunnamtum, Nazhan Afeef Mohd Ariff Ghazali, Wan Mohd Nazaruddin, Alwi Muhd Besari, N H Nik Fariza, Sanihah Che Omar, Saedah Ali, M Z Rhendra Hardy, Mohd Erham Mat Hassan, N M Nik Abdullah
Endobronchial Tuberculosis is hazardous in causing circumferential narrowing of tracheobronchial tree despite the eradication of tubercle bacilli in the initial insult from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. They may present as treatment resistant bronchial asthma and pose challenge to airway management in the acute setting. We present a 25 year-old lady who was newly diagnosed bronchial asthma with a past history of Pulmonary Tuberculosis that had completed treatment. She presented with sudden onset of difficulty breathing associated with noisy breathing for 3 days and hoarseness of voice for 6 months...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158939/mediastinal-tracheostoma-for-treatment-of-tracheostenosis-after-tracheostomy-in-a-patient-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-induced-tracheomalacia
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Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Kenichi Kobayashi, Shuichi Shinohara, Akihiro Taira, Yusuke Nabe, Shinji Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Soichi Oka, Ayako Hirai, Kazue Yoneda, Koji Kuroda, Naoko Imanishi, Yoshinobu Ichiki, Fumihiro Tanaka
Background: Treatment of tracheostenosis after tracheostomy in pediatric patients is often difficult. Mucopolysaccharidosis is a lysosomal storage disease that may induce obstruction of the airways. Case Presentation: A 16-year-old male patient underwent long-term follow-up after postnatal diagnosis of type II mucopolysaccharidosis. At 11 years of age, tracheostomy was performed for mucopolysaccharidosis-induced laryngeal stenosis. One week prior to presentation, he was admitted to another hospital on an emergency basis for major dyspnea...
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157546/radiographic-evaluation-of-sleep-disordered-breathing
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REVIEW
Douglas D Steffy, Clarence S Tang
Sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea are becoming more prevalent in today's population. Management of these conditions can be difficult and this diagnosis is often overlooked by clinicians. An increased awareness and understanding of craniofacial structures and anatomic relationships can aid the clinician in identifying at-risk patients, and improve treatment outcomes. An airway review of 3-dimensional computed tomography imaging can identify (1) anatomic variations that contribute to obstructive airway complications, and (2) measurable dimensions to identify at risk patients...
January 2018: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152207/endotracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-difficult-airway-using-laryngeal-mask-airway-with-bougie-versus-video-laryngoscopy
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Hesameddin Modir, Esmail Moshiri, Bita Malekianzadeh, Gholamreza Noori, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi
Airway management is essential for safe anesthesia and endotracheal intubation is the most important procedure by which critically ill patients can be better managed, especially if done quickly and successfully. This study aimed to compare the techniques of intubation through laryngeal mask airway (LMA) using a bougie versus video laryngoscopy (VL) regarding to intubation success and the quality of intubation indices in patients with difficult airways. This randomized clinical trial was performed on 96 patients aged 16-76 years with Mallampati class 3 or 4 who underwent elective surgery...
July 2017: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148179/clinical-implications-of-de-barsy-syndrome
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Lindsay L Warner, David A Olsen, Hugh M Smith
BACKGROUND: De Barsy syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by cutis laxa, progeroid appearance, ophthalmic opacification, skeletal malformations, growth delays, and intellectual disability. AIMS: The aim of this case series is to identify the anesthetic considerations in the clinical management of patients with de Barsy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective case review from 1968 to 2016 was performed at a single tertiary medical center to identify patients with de Barsy syndrome who underwent anesthesia for diagnostic and surgical procedures...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148123/donohue-syndrome-a-review-of-literature-case-series-and-anesthetic-considerations
#8
REVIEW
Alana Kirkwood, Grant Stuart, Louise Harding
BACKGROUND: Donohue syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of insulin resistance, causing a functional defect in insulin receptor function, and affecting the ability of the insulin to bind the receptor. Features include severe hyperinsulinism and fasting hypoglycemia, along with severe failure to thrive despite feeding. An accelerated fasting state results in muscle wasting, decreased subcutaneous fat, and an excess of thick skin. A reduced thoracic diameter is accentuated by increased abdominal distension, which impacts on respiratory reserve...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147912/tracheal-agenesis-optimization-of-computed-tomography-diagnosis-by-airway-ventilation
#9
REVIEW
Marirosa Cristallo Lacalamita, Sebastien Fau, Aurelie Bornand, Isabelle Vidal, Antonella Martino, Isabelle Eperon, Seema Toso, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Sylviane Hanquinet
Tracheal agenesis is a rare and often lethal congenital defect that leads to airway emergency at birth. Computed tomography (CT) is the modality of choice to evaluate anomalous tracheal anatomy. The absence of spontaneous aeration of the tracheobronchial tree in children with tracheal agenesis makes CT interpretation difficult. We describe a procedure of airway management applied in two newborns with suspected tracheal agenesis. Correct airway management was performed immediately prior to CT examination by airway ventilation, with bag-valve mask alone in one case, and attached to an endotracheal tube placed into the esophagus in the other case...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137579/assessment-of-the-reliability-of-intubation-and-ease-of-use-of-the-cook-staged-extubation-set-an-observational-study
#10
C Furyk, M L Walsh, I Kaliaperumal, S Bentley, C Hattingh
The Staged Extubation Set has recently been introduced by Cook Medical for the management of difficult airway patients who potentially require reintubation; however, its reliability for intubation and ease of use is not reported in the literature. The set contains a wire and reintubation catheter with a central lumen for the wire and oxygenation if required. Reintubation is by a two-stage Seldinger-like technique. After induction of general anaesthesia, 23 low-risk elective surgical patients had the Staged Extubation Wire from the Cook set inserted into their trachea under direct laryngoscopy...
November 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123910/management-of-pediatric-cannot-intubate-cannot-oxygenate
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Yohei Okada, Wataru Ishii, Norio Sato, Hirokazu Kotani, Ryoji Iiduka
Case: "Cannot intubate, cannot oxygenate" (CICO) is a rare, life-threatening situation. We describe a pediatric case of CICO and highlight some educational points.A 3-year-old boy who collapsed in the bathtub came to our emergency department. On admission, he went into cardiac arrest probably because of an airway obstruction. We judged his condition as CICO and carried out an emergent tracheostomy after several attempts to perform a cricothyroidotomy failed. We continued resuscitation; however, circulation did not return spontaneously...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114419/unanticipated-difficult-airway-in-a-neonate-are-we-prepared-for-this-chaos
#12
Priyanka Pradeep Karnik, Nandini Malay Dave, Madhu Garasia
Unanticipated difficult airway in a neonate is a challenging situation with many difficulties because of inherent anatomical variations. To complicate the situation there is a lack of appropriate equipment, expertise and established guidelines on the management of difficult airway in neonates and infants. There are few published reports regarding the use of available devices for emergency front-of-neck access. We report the case of airway management of a neonate with an unanticipated finding of subglottic stenosis...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111843/experience-of-using-non-invasive-ventilation-as-an-adjunct-to-airway-clearance-techniques-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-qualitative-study
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Maria Cecilia Rodriguez Hortal, Anna Hedborg, Gabriele Biguet, Malin Nygren-Bonnier
BACKGROUND: Adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) suffer from abnormally thick mucus that is difficult to clear from the airways. Different airway clearance techniques (ACTs) can be used to clear secretions and non-invasive ventilation (NIV) can be used as an adjunct to these techniques. ACTs are ideally introduced at the time of diagnosis and thereafter modified throughout the patient's lifespan and disease progress. PURPOSE: The research aim was to describe adult patients' views and experiences with using NIV as an adjunct to ACT...
November 7, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109646/ludwig-s-angina-in-children-anesthesiologist-s-nightmare-case-series-and-review-of-literature
#14
Maitree Pandey, Manpreet Kaur, Manoj Sanwal, Aruna Jain, Sunil K Sinha
Ludwig's angina is potentially lethal, rapidly spreading cellulitis of the floor of mouth and neck. The anticipated difficult airway becomes even more challenging when it occurs in children. In children, the larynx is positioned relatively higher in the neck, and one does not have the option for blind nasal intubation or awake fiberoptic, which otherwise is the technique of choice in adult patients. We present the clinical course of 16 children and highlight various problems encountered during the anesthetic management of six children who required emergency surgical drainage under general anesthesia...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108938/fractional-exhaled-nitric-oxide-as-a-predictor-of-response-to-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-patients-with-non-specific-respiratory-symptoms-and-insignificant-bronchodilator-reversibility-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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David B Price, Roland Buhl, Adrian Chan, Daryl Freeman, Elizabeth Gardener, Clifford Godley, Kevin Gruffydd-Jones, Lorcan McGarvey, Ken Ohta, Dermot Ryan, Jörgen Syk, Ngiap Chuan Tan, TzeLee Tan, Mike Thomas, Sen Yang, Priyanka Raju Konduru, Marcus Ngantcha, Martina Stagno d'Alcontres, Therese S Lapperre
BACKGROUND: Chronic non-specific respiratory symptoms are difficult to manage. This trial aimed to evaluate the association between baseline fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) and the response to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with non-specific respiratory symptoms. METHODS: In this double-blind randomised placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled undiagnosed patients, aged 18-80 years, with cough, wheeze, or dyspnoea and less than 20% bronchodilator reversibility across 26 primary care centres and hospitals in the UK and Singapore...
November 3, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099429/the-society-for-obstetric-anesthesia-and-perinatology-consensus-statement-on-the-anesthetic-management-of-pregnant-and-postpartum-women-receiving-thromboprophylaxis-or-higher-dose-anticoagulants
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Lisa Leffert, Alexander Butwick, Brendan Carvalho, Katherine Arendt, Shannon M Bates, Alex Friedman, Terese Horlocker, Timothy Houle, Ruth Landau, Heloise Dubois, Roshan Fernando, Tim Houle, Sandra Kopp, Douglas Montgomery, Joseph Pellegrini, Richard Smiley, Paloma Toledo
Venous thromboembolism is recognized as a leading cause of maternal death in the United States. Thromboprophylaxis has been highlighted as a key preventive measure to reduce venous thromboembolism-related maternal deaths. However, the expanded use of thromboprophylaxis in obstetrics will have a major impact on the use and timing of neuraxial analgesia and anesthesia for women undergoing vaginal or cesarean delivery and other obstetric surgeries. Experts from the Society of Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and hematology have collaborated to develop this comprehensive, pregnancy-specific consensus statement on neuraxial procedures in obstetric patients receiving thromboprophylaxis or higher dose anticoagulants...
November 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090253/fiberoptic-bronchoscope-and-c-mac-video-laryngoscope-assisted-nasal-oral-tube-exchange-two-case-reports
#17
Sungmi Ji, Jaegyok Song, Seok Kon Kim, Moon-Young Kim, Sangyun Kim
In cases of multiple facial trauma and other specific cases, the anesthesiologist may be asked to convert an oral endotracheal tube to a nasal endotracheal tube or vice versa. Conventionally, the patient is simply extubated and the endotracheal tube is re-inserted along either the oral or nasal route. However, the task of airway management can become difficult due to surgical trauma or worsening of the airway condition. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was considered a novel method of airway conversion but this method is not useful when there are secretions and bleeding in the airway, or if the anesthesiologist is inexperienced in using this device...
September 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082910/the-use-of-intubating-lightwand-in-difficult-airway-patients-with-limited-management-options
#18
Olumuyiwa A Bamgbade
The intubating lightwand is a recommended airway management tool in patients with failed direct laryngoscopy or intubation; but the device is under-utilised. This study reports successful lightwand intubation in a cohort of 22 consecutive adult patients with difficult airway; who required endotracheal general anaesthesia, in the presence of limited management options. Patients underwent different procedures: tonsillectomy (2), pharyngeal biopsy (6), abdominal surgery (5), thoracoscopy (3) and maxillofacial surgery (6)...
July 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080306/retrospective-analysis-of-obstetric-and-anesthetic-management-of-patients-with-placenta-accreta-spectrum-disorders
#19
Efrain Riveros-Perez, Cristina Wood
OBJECTIVE: To assess the management and maternal outcomes of placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients diagnosed with PAS disorders (placenta creta, increta, or percreta) who were treated at a US tertiary care center between February 1, 2011, and January 31, 2016. Obstetric management, anesthetic management, and maternal outcomes were analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 43 cases were identified; placenta previa was diagnosed among 33 (77%)...
October 28, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079071/occult-spinal-cord-injury-after-blunt-force-trauma-in-a-patient-with-achondroplasia-a-case-report-and-review-of-trauma-management-strategy
#20
Martin Huecker, Zach Harris, Eric Yazel
BACKGROUND: Achondroplastic dwarfism is associated with anatomic abnormalities that can predispose to occult injury and challenges in trauma management. Airway anatomy is problematic due to macrocephaly, midface hypoplasia, and a narrow nasopharynx. Manipulation of the neck is very dangerous due to the high likelihood of preexisting cervicomedullary stenosis. Restrictive lung disease and obstructive sleep apnea may complicate respiratory status. Peripheral and central venous access can be difficult to obtain...
October 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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