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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909609/emergency-difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-severe-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Ahmet Selim Özkan, Gülay Erdoğan Kayhan, Sedat Akbaş, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by vesiculobullous lesions with minimal trauma to the skin and mucous membranes. Bleeding, scar tissue, contractures, oedema and lesions that can spread throughout the body can cause a difficult airway and vascular access in patients with EB. Therefore, anaesthetic management in patients with EB is a major problem even for experienced anaesthesiologists. Herein, we report a case of difficult airway management in a patient diagnosed with severe EB who presented for emergency tracheostomy because of respiratory failure under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891427/anaesthetic-management-of-a-case-of-down-s-syndrome-with-achalasia-cardia
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Neeta Santha, Madhusudan Upadya, Sravanthi Vishwanatham
Achalasia cardia is a disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by dilatation of the oesophagus and collection of food and fluids in the oesophagus leading to massive regurgitation and aspiration of gastric contents. Down's syndrome has multisystem effects which can also present as difficult airway. Here, we present a case of a 14-year-old girl, a case of Down's syndrome with Achalasia cardia and mitral valve prolapse posted for Heller's cardiomyotomy. Anaesthetic concerns were difficult airway due to Downs's syndrome, massive aspiration risks of Achalasia cardia and haemodynamic instability due to mitral regurgitation...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891426/palatonasal-fistula-repair-a-case-of-unanticipated-difficult-intubation
#4
Hemraj Tungaria, Lalit K Raiger, Rajkumar Paliwal, Shekhar Suman Saxena, Bishan Kumar Bairwa
Patients with present or previous history of facio-maxillary trauma will mostly be associated with a difficult airway. Surgical correction of these injuries might not always correct the altered airway. We report a case of palatonasal fistula following an old facio-maxillary fracture, which has led to interpretation of a difficult airway into a normal one. The patient was found to be having difficult airway during direct laryngoscopy which caused failure to intubate initially. Though, the patient was successfully intubated in the third attempt by senior anaesthesiologist making use of manoeuvres and equipment available, it made an impact for us to do a proper pre-op evaluation of patients with history of surgical correction of facial injuries and also for being prepared for can't ventilate and can't intubate situation in such type of cases...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887736/use-of-clarus-video-system-%C3%A2-in-expected-difficult-airway-in-a-patient-with-rett-syndrome
#5
L España Fuente, R E Méndez Redondo, J L González González
Difficult airway management remains one of the key points in our specialty, as the difficulty or impossibility of tracheal intubation is the main cause of morbidity/mortality attributable to anaesthesia. Rett syndrome is a severe and incapacitating neurological disease. We present the case of a 21-year-old girl affected by this syndrome, with significant psychomotor retardation and difficult airway predictors, who was scheduled to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anaesthesia. We decided on one attempt of Clarus Video System(®) fiberoptic intubation as primary intervention...
November 22, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884026/-awake-video-laryngoscopy-an-alternative-to-awake-fiberoptic-intubation
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Jana Lohse, Rüdiger Noppens
INTRODUCTION: Awake video laryngoscopy is a novel option in airway management that is drawing more and more attention as an alternative to awake endoscopic guided intubation.Main issues: Intubation under preserved spontaneous breathing is the safest method to secure the expected difficult airway. In direct comparisons to awake flexible endoscopic intubation, awake video laryngoscopy achieves satisfactory intubation times and a high acceptance of patients and anesthesiologists. Specific cases, in particular very limited mouth opening or sub-glottic masses, require awake flexible endoscopic intubation...
November 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882541/prediction-of-difficult-mask-ventilation-using-a-systematic-assessment-of-risk-factors-vs-existing-practice-a-cluster-randomised-clinical-trial-in-94-006-patients
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A K Nørskov, J Wetterslev, C V Rosenstock, A Afshari, G Astrup, J C Jakobsen, J L Thomsen, L H Lundstrøm
We compared implementation of systematic airway assessment with existing practice of airway assessment on prediction of difficult mask ventilation. Twenty-six departments were cluster-randomised to assess eleven risk factors for difficult airway management (intervention) or to continue with their existing airway assessment (control). In both groups, patients predicted as a difficult mask ventilation and/or difficult intubation were registered in the Danish Anaesthesia Database, with a notational summary of airway management...
November 24, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871589/trainee-experience-and-success-of-urgent-airway-management
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Thomas E Schulte, Kyle J Ringenberg, Steven J Lisco, Harlan Sayles, Sasha K Shillcutt
BACKGROUND: There are limited data regarding emergent, non-operating room, intubations performed by all levels of anesthesia residents. This study was a large retrospective review of all non-operating room emergent intubations performed at a single tertiary medical center. The study evaluated the rate of difficult intubations by level of resident training, compared success rates for direct versus video laryngoscopy and evaluated the rate and success of rescue video laryngoscopy following failed direct laryngoscopy...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871566/known-difficult-airway-in-a-patient-with-pheochromocytoma-a-case-report
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Laura Alonso Guardo, Carlos Cano Gala, Antonio Rodriguez Calvo, Adriana M Buritica Aguirre, Nadia A Dávila Arango, Elena García Fernández, Carmen Ruiz Chirosa, David Sánchez Poveda, Agustín Díaz Álvarez
: The manipulation of an airway is always a critical moment in the anesthetic management of patients with pheochromocytoma due to the high incidence of undesirable hemodynamic events in relation with the stimulus represented by the laryngoscopy. A known difficult airway in which it is necessary to carry out an orotracheal intubation while preserving spontaneous ventilation subjects the patient to a stressful situation. The objective is to obtain an acceptable level of comfort and sedation avoiding respiratory depression (Anesthesiol Clin 2015;33:233-40)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871545/fiberoptic-guided-intubation-after-insertion-of-the-i-gel-airway-device-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients-with-difficult-airway-predicted-a-prospective-observational-study
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Julian Arévalo-Ludeña, Jose Juan Arcas-Bellas, Rafael Alvarez-Rementería, Luis Enrique Muñoz Alameda
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the viability of performing fiberoptic-guided orotracheal intubation through the i-gel airway device previously inserted in spontaneously breathing patients with predicted difficult airway to achieve a patent airway. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Operating room in a tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty-five adult patients with at least 3 difficult airway predictors or difficult airway management history were included...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871535/lingual-tonsil-hypertrophy-rescuing-the-airway-with-videolaryngoscopy
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Fouad Ghazi Souki, Shweta Rahul Yemul-Golhar, Yosaf Zeyed, Ernesto A Pretto
Lingual tonsils are lymphatic tissues located at the base of the tongue that may hypertrophy causing difficulty and sometimes inability to ventilate or intubate during anesthesia. Routine airway assessment fails to diagnose lingual tonsil hypertrophy. There is limited experience with use of videolaryngoscopy in cases of lingual tonsil hypertrophy. We present a case of difficult airway due to unanticipated lingual tonsil hypertrophy successfully managed by atypical video laryngoscope positioning.
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871527/two-lost-airways-and-one-unexpected-problem-undiagnosed-tracheal-stenosis-in-a-morbidly-obese-patient
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Miguel A Cobas, Nicole D Martin, Heather B Barkin
Anesthetic care of the morbidly obese is complex due to anatomic and physiologic alterations. Airway management in particular can be challenging. High body mass index is predictive of difficult ventilation and possibly difficult intubation. Other airway anomalies, such as tracheal stenosis, add to the complexity of airway management. Tracheal stenosis, a form of central airway obstruction, may be challenging to diagnose, especially in the obese. Comorbidities can mask the diagnosis and routine imaging may fail to identify the pathology...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870588/assessment-of-paramedic-performance-on-difficult-airway-simulation
#13
Ashish R Panchal, Geoffrey Finnegan, David P Way, Thomas Terndrup
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a common, important intervention for critically ill patients in the United States. A key element of prehospital airway management is endotracheal intubation (ETI). Prehospital ETI success rates have been shown to be as low as 77% compared to in-hospital rates of 95%. Given these rates, the use of backup airway devices is a necessary precaution for patient safety. The extent to which paramedics integrate backup airway use into their airway algorithm is unknown...
November 21, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865877/cough-in-the-athlete-chest-guideline-and-expert-panel-report
#14
Louis-Philippe Boulet, Julie Turmel, Richard S Irwin
BACKGROUND: Cough is a common symptom experienced by athletes, particularly after exercise. We performed a systematic review to assess in this population: 1) the main etiologies of acute and recurrent cough, either exercise-induced or not; 2) how it is assessed; and 3) how cough is treated in this population. From the systematic review, suggestions for management were developed. METHOD: ology: This review was done according to the CHEST methodological guidelines and GRADE framework up to April 2015...
November 16, 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858851/a-comparison-of-a-traditional-endotracheal-tube-versus-etview-sl-in-endotracheal-intubation-during-different-emergency-conditions-a-randomized-crossover-cadaver-trial
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Zenon Truszewski, Paweł Krajewski, Marcin Fudalej, Jacek Smereka, Michael Frass, Oliver Robak, Bianka Nguyen, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
BACKGROUND: Airway management is a crucial skill essential to paramedics and personnel working in Emergency Medical Services and Emergency Departments: Lack of practice, a difficult airway, or a trauma situation may limit the ability of paramedics to perform direct laryngoscopy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Videoscope devices are alternatives for airway management in these situations. The ETView VivaSight SL (ETView; ETView Ltd., Misgav, Israel) is a new, single-lumen airway tube with an integrated high-resolution imaging camera...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842754/long-term-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Sarina Sahetya, Sarah Allgood, Peter C Gay, Noah Lechtzin
Although precise numbers are difficult to obtain, the population of patients receiving long-term ventilation has increased over the last 20 years, and includes patients with chronic lung diseases, neuromuscular diseases, spinal cord injury, and children with complex disorders. This article reviews the equipment and logistics involved with ventilation outside of the hospital. Discussed are common locations for long-term ventilation, airway and secretion management, and many of the potential challenges faced by individuals on long-term ventilation...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832551/anaesthetic-implications-of-the-changing-management-of-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis
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H A Hack, Rwm Walker, P Gardiner
The mucopolysaccharidoses are a group of inherited metabolic disorders that are renowned for presenting clinical problems, particularly related to cardiac, airway, and skeletal abnormalities, in children during anaesthesia. The changing clinical management of the mucopolysaccharidoses can be described in three phases. An initial phase of accumulation and dissemination of knowledge about the management of this rare disease with a growing recognition that untreated Hurler syndrome and more severe forms of other phenotypes such as Hunter syndrome and Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome were associated with severe complications under anaesthesia...
November 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829720/an-encounter-with-enalapril-induced-resistant-life-threatening-angioedema-at-rural-health-center-in-botswana
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Nikhil Anish, Abiy Mulugeta Gabremedhin
Angioedema, a rare, potentially fatal and usually self-limiting adverse effect of therapy with enalapril, is always a challenging encounter for an intensive care specialist in a rural setup. Here, we present a 74-year-old female, who presented to the Emergency Department of Sekgoma Memorial Hospital, Serowe village, Botswana, with progressive swelling of her face, tongue and breathing difficulty just 2 days after starting tablet enalapril. She failed to respond to usual treatment with adrenaline, steroids, and H1-antihistaminic agent, but she responded well with intravenous fresh-frozen plasma infusion...
October 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817798/advances-in-rhinitis-and-rhinosinusitis-in-2015
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REVIEW
Claus Bachert, Elien Gevaert
The last year has seen great progress in the understanding of upper airway disease and in its management. For allergic rhinitis, authors focused on the prediction of and effect on the natural course of disease. New evidence was published for the disease-modifying effect of allergen immunotherapy in terms of avoidance of new sensitizations and prevention of asthma in either randomized or real-life studies. Specifically, for patients with house dust mite allergies, which are often underestimated and difficult to diagnose, the efficacy of SQ house dust mite sublingual immunotherapy tablets has been demonstrated in patients with allergic rhinitis and asthma...
November 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816155/respiratory-considerations-including-airway-and-ventilation-issues-in-critical-care-obstetric-patients
#20
REVIEW
Holly Ende, Dirk Varelmann
Critical care management of the obstetric patient can present unique challenges. Parturients who present with respiratory distress can suffer from a multitude of etiologies, and each diagnosis must be pursued as appropriate to the clinical picture. Normal physiologic changes of pregnancy may obscure the presentation and diagnosis, and irrelevant of the cause, pregnancy may complicate the management of hypoxic and hypercarbic respiratory failure in this patient population. In addition to these concerns, both anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway management, including difficulty ventilating and intubating, are more common during pregnancy and may be encountered during endotracheal tube placement...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
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