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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719483/difficult-intubation-and-ventilation-in-an-infant-with-retropharyngeal-abscess-with-mediastinal-extension
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Michael A Bruno, Tomas Drabek, Mioara D Manole
A previously healthy 7-month-old male infant presented for evaluation of fever, deceased oral intake, and intermittent noisy breathing. Physical examination revealed neck tenderness. Soft tissue neck radiographs and computed tomography (CT) scan supported a diagnosis of retropharyngeal swelling with extension to the superior mediastinum. Surgical exploration was planned, and endotracheal intubation was performed in the operating room. Significant cardiorespiratory derangements developed immediately after the tracheal tube was inserted, including hypotension, hypoxia, and bradycardia with signs of cardiac ischemia...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709415/assessing-anesthesiology-residents-out-of-the-operating-room-ooor-emergent-airway-management
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Lauryn R Rochlen, Michelle Housey, Ian Gannon, Shannon Mitchell, Deborah M Rooney, Alan R Tait, Milo Engoren
BACKGROUND: At many academic institutions, anesthesiology residents are responsible for managing emergent intubations outside of the operating room (OOOR), with complications estimated to be as high as 39%. In order to create an OOOR training curriculum, we evaluated residents' familiarity with the content and correct adherence to the American Society of Anesthesiologists' Difficult Airway Algorithm (ASA DAA). METHODS: Residents completed a pre-simulation multiple-choice survey measuring their understanding and use of the DAA...
July 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701849/blunt-trauma-neck-with-complete-tracheal-transection-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge-to-the-trauma-team
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K N J Prakash Raju, D Anandhi, R Surendar, Ashwith Shetty, Vinay R Pandit
Survival following trachea-esophageal transection is uncommon. Establishing a secure airway has the highest priority in trauma management. Airway management is a unique and a defining element to the specialty of emergency medicine. There is no doubt regarding the significance of establishing a patent airway in the critically ill patient in the emergency department. Cannot intubate and cannot ventilate situation is a nightmare to all emergency physicians. The most important take-home message from this case report is that every Emergency physician should have the ability to predict "difficult airway" and recognize "failed airway" very early and be skilled in performing rescue techniques when routine oral-tracheal intubation fails...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698964/iatrogenic-bilateral-hypoglossal-palsy-following-spinal-surgery
#4
Shrijit Panikkar, Govind Tol, Irfan Siddique
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral hypoglossal palsy is a rare complication during airway management in surgery. CASE PRESENTATION: Isolated bilateral hypoglossal palsy was noted post-operatively in a patient who underwent multiple spinal surgeries associated with prone anaesthesia. DISCUSSION: Risk factors include difficult, multiple intubations, prolonged surgical time, throat pack, and hyperextension of the neck during intubation. CONCLUSION: We aim to create awareness about this complication which has a significant morbidity and negative effect on patient outcomes...
July 11, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682951/preoperatively-screened-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-associated-with-worse-postoperative-outcomes-than-previously-diagnosed-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Karsten Bartels, Claudia Clavijo, Benjamin K Scott, Rachel Kacmar, Kenneth Bullard, Angela F D Moss, William Henderson, Elizabeth Juarez-Colunga, Leslie Jameson
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects up to 26% of US adults, is often undiagnosed, and increases perioperative morbidity. We hypothesized that patients screened on the day of surgery as moderate/high risk for OSA (S-OSA) present similar perioperative respiratory complications, hospital use, and mortality than patients with previously diagnosed OSA (D-OSA). Second, we hypothesized that both OSA groups have more respiratory complications than No-OSA patients. METHODS: The electronic medical database from 1 academic and 2 community hospitals was retrospectively queried to identify adults undergoing nonemergent inpatient surgery (January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014)...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665848/change-in-posterior-pharyngeal-space-after-counterclockwise-rotational-orthognathic-surgery-for-class-ii-dentofacial-deformity-diagnosed-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-based-on-cephalometric-analysis
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Woo Shik Jeong, Young Chul Kim, Yoo Sam Chung, Chang Yeol Lee, Jong Woo Choi
Although maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is an orthognathic surgical procedure used to manage obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in individuals who are noncompliant with continuous positive airway pressure therapy, simple MMA encounters problems in terms of aesthetic outcomes in Asian populations with preexisting dentoalveolar protrusion. Our current prospective investigation describes changes in posterior pharyngeal space and aesthetic outcomes after counterclockwise rotational orthognathic surgery, which is known to be quite difficult in terms of the maintenance of the skeletal stability in skeletal class II patients with OSA...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655959/management-of-predicted-difficult-airway-with-conventional-techniques-in-an-infant-with-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-upper-lip
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Kavya R Upadhya, Chandrika Y Ramavakoda, Madhavi Ravindra, Anuradha Ganigara
In paediatric patients, airway management can be challenging due to unique anatomical and physiological variations. Hence, a thorough history, examination and pre-operative planning are essential in securing difficult airway in paediatrics. We report a case of a 7-month-old infant with rhabdomyosarcoma of the upper lip with anticipated difficult airway. The airway was managed with three different conventional techniques (modified nasal trumpet, supraglottic airway and direct laryngoscopy) for three different procedures in the same infant...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651520/surgical-anesthesia-with-a-combination-of-t12-paravertebral-block-and-lumbar-plexus-sacral-plexus-block-for-hip-replacement-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-care-compliant-4-case-reports
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Xijian Ke, Ji Li, Yong Liu, Xi Wu, Wei Mei
BACKGROUND: Anesthesia management for patients with severe ankylosing spondylitis scheduled for total hip arthroplasty is challenging due to a potential difficult airway and difficult neuraxial block. We report 4 cases with ankylosing spondylitis successfully managed with a combination of lumbar plexus, sacral plexus and T12 paravertebral block. CASE PRESENTATION: Four patients were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty. All of them were diagnosed as severe ankylosing spondylitis with rigidity and immobilization of cervical and lumbar spine and hip joints...
June 26, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650415/videolaryngoscopy-versus-fiber-optic-intubation-through-a-supraglottic-airway-in-children-with-a-difficult-airway-an-analysis-from-the-multicenter-pediatric-difficult-intubation-registry
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Nicholas E Burjek, Akira Nishisaki, John E Fiadjoe, H Daniel Adams, Kenneth N Peeples, Vidya T Raman, Patrick N Olomu, Pete G Kovatsis, Narasimhan Jagannathan
BACKGROUND: The success rates and related complications of various techniques for intubation in children with difficult airways remain unknown. The primary aim of this study is to compare the success rates of fiber-optic intubation via supraglottic airway to videolaryngoscopy in children with difficult airways. Our secondary aim is to compare the complication rates of these techniques. METHODS: Observational data were collected from 14 sites after management of difficult pediatric airways...
June 23, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648141/anesthetic-management-of-spontaneous-cervical-epidural-hematoma-during-pregnancy-a-case-report
#10
Mehdi Samali, Abdelghafour Elkoundi, Achraf Tahri, Mustapha Bensghir, Charki Haimeur
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous spinal epidural hematoma during pregnancy is a quite rare event requiring emergent decompressive surgery in the majority of cases to prevent permanent neurological damage. Therefore, there is little data in the literature regarding anesthetic management of cervical localization during pregnancy. The potential for difficult airway management with the patient under general anesthesia is one of the major concerns that needs to be addressed to prevent further cord compression...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645320/acromegaly-discovered-during-a-routine-out-patient-surgical-procedure-a-case-report
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Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Julia M Bauerfeind, Cheri A Sulek, J Christopher Goldstein, Caleb A Awoniyi
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is a rare syndrome in which there is unregulated hypersecretion of growth hormone. The anesthetic management of patients with this disorder is particularly challenging due to pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction, as well as recognized difficulties with airway management. Because of the insidious progression of the disease and the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms, diagnosis is often made late when characteristic acromegalic features become apparent...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642187/cheiloplasty-associated-to-a-palatal-obturator-in-a-preterm-infant-with-a-cleft-lip-and-palate
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H Bénateau, A-S Trentesaux, A Chatellier, J Laurent, A Bellot, A Veyssiere
INTRODUCTION: Preterm infants are commonly treated by non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which are associated with fewer complications than nasotracheal intubation. In preterm infants with a cleft lip and palate, this method of respiratory management is difficult or impossible to perform because of air leakage through the cleft defect. CASE: We report a male infant who was born at 29 weeks of gestation with a left complete unilateral cleft lip and palate...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619016/clinical-application-of-a-novel-endoscopic-mask-a-randomized-controlled-multi-center-trial-in-patients-undergoing-awake-fiberoptic-bronchoscopic-intubation
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Tianxiao Zou, Zhenling Huang, Xiaoxue Hu, Guangyu Cai, Miao He, Shanjuan Wang, Ping Huang, Bin Yu
BACKGROUND: Awake fiberoptic bronchoscopic tracheal intubation is usually regarded as an effective method in the management of predicted difficult airway. Hypoxia during awake nasal fiberoptic bronchoscopic intubation leads to discontinuation of the procedure, prolonged manipulation time and increased risk of severe complications. The main aim of the study was to test whether the novel endoscopic mask is helpful for hypoxia during the intubation. METHODS: This was a randomized, controlled, multi-center study...
June 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614863/-anesthetic-management-in-thoracic-trauma-patients
#14
Alf Kozian, Astrid Bergmann, Thomas Hachenberg, Thomas Schilling
In daily practice, management of patients with blunt thoracic trauma is challenging for the anesthetist. Injuries of airways, lungs, diaphragm, heart and large vessels are the main difficulties.Respiratory and circulatory physiology in general is affected by general anesthesia, which may result in an increased number of perioperative complications. Therefore, anesthetic management of patients with thoracic trauma needs to address different clinical topics: management of difficult airways, intrinsic effects of anesthetics and mechanical ventilation on respiratory and cardiac function, the adequate replacement of blood loss as well as type and extent of the surgical intervention...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611887/derivation-and-validation-of-the-prehospital-difficult-airway-identificationtool-predait-a-predictive-model-for-difficult-intubation
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Jestin N Carlson, David Hostler, Francis X Guyette, Mark Pinchalk, Christian Martin-Gill
INTRODUCTION: Endotracheal intubation (ETI) in the prehospital setting poses unique challenges where multiple ETI attempts are associated with adverse patient outcomes. Early identification of difficult ETI cases will allow providers to tailor airway-management efforts to minimize complications associated with ETI. We sought to derive and validate a prehospital difficult airway identification tool based on predictors of difficult ETI in other settings. METHODS: We prospectively collected patient and airway data on all airway attempts from 16 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ground emergency medical services (EMS) agencies from January 2011 to October 2014...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606617/management-of-patients-with-predicted-difficult-airways-in-an-academic-emergency-department
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John C Sakles, Matthew J K Douglas, Cameron D Hypes, Asad E Patanwala, Jarrod M Mosier
BACKGROUND: Patients with difficult airways are sometimes encountered in the emergency department (ED), however, there is a little data available regarding their management. OBJECTIVES: To determine the incidence, management, and outcomes of patients with predicted difficult airways in the ED. METHODS: Over the 1-year period from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, data were prospectively collected on all patients intubated in an academic ED. After each intubation, the operator completed an airway management data form...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601212/awake-cricothyrotomy-a-novel-approach-to-the-surgical-airway-in-the-tactical-setting
#17
REVIEW
Robert L Mabry, Chetan U Kharod, Brad L Bennett
Airway obstruction on the battlefield is most often due to maxillofacial trauma, which may include bleeding and disrupted airway anatomy. In many of these cases, surgical cricothyrotomy (SC) is the preferred airway management procedure. SC is an emergency airway procedure performed when attempts to open an airway using nasal devices, oral devices, or tracheal intubation have failed, or when the risks from intubation are unacceptably high. The aim of this overview is to describe a novel approach to the inevitably surgical airway in which SC is the first and best procedure to manage the difficult or failed airway...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601203/the-care-of-thermally-injured-patients-in-operational-austere-and-mass-casualty-situations
#18
REVIEW
Booker T King, Wylan C Peterson
Burn injury affects a half million people in the United States annually. The severe thermal injury can have long-term debilitating effects. The management of burn patients in austere and operational environments is more complex. Mass casualty incidents can result in a large number of patients with multiple traumatic injuries, which often include burn injury. Appropriate triage of casualties is essential. Severely burned patients should be evacuated to a burn center if possible. Airway management and fluid resuscitation of burn patients present unique challenges...
June 2017: Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595790/trace-metals-in-fluids-lining-the-respiratory-system-of-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-diffuse-lung-diseases
#19
REVIEW
Elena Bargagli, Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi, Elisabetta Rosi, Antje Prasse, Emilia Rota, Luca Voltolini
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease with a poor prognosis and an undefined etiopathogenesis. Oxidative stress contributes to alveolar injury and fibrosis development and, because transition metals are essential to the functioning of most proteins involved in redox reactions, a better knowledge of metal concentrations and metabolism in the respiratory system of IPF patients may provide a valuable complementary approach to prevent and manage a disease which is often misdiagnosed or diagnosed in later stages...
July 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594858/factors-associated-with-delayed-defibrillation-in-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-prospective-simulation-study
#20
Christoph Castan, Alexander Münch, Moritz Mahling, Leopold Haffner, Jan Griewatz, Anne Hermann-Werner, Reimer Riessen, Jörg Reutershan, Nora Celebi
INTRODUCTION: Early defibrillation is an important factor of survival in cardiac arrest. However, novice resuscitators often struggle with cardiac arrest patients. We investigated factors leading to delayed defibrillation performed by final-year medical students within a simulated bystander cardiac arrest situation. METHODS: Final-year medical students received a refresher lecture and basic life support training before being confronted with a simulated cardiac arrest situation in a simulation ambulance...
2017: PloS One
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