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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771772/nasogastric-tube-syndrome-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Gyanaranjan Nayak, Ramandeep S Virk, Manvi Singh, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tubes have been used in the pediatric age group to supplement nutrition in cases of malignancy and failure to thrive due to a variety of causes. Breathing difficulty may occur after the insertion of a nasogastric tube and it can have multiple causes. Here we discuss 2 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed a rare condition called the Sofferman syndrome (nasogastric tube syndrome). We will also briefly outline a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate its fast and correct diagnosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764391/practice-and-outcomes-of-neonatal-resuscitation-for-newborns-with-birth-asphyxia-at-kakamega-county-general-hospital-kenya-a-direct-observation-study
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Duncan N Shikuku, Benson Milimo, Elizabeth Ayebare, Peter Gisore, Gorrette Nalwadda
BACKGROUND: About three - quarters of all neonatal deaths occur during the first week of life, with over half of these occurring within the first 24 h after birth. The first minutes after birth are critical to reducing neonatal mortality. Successful neonatal resuscitation (NR) has the potential to prevent these perinatal mortalities related to birth asphyxia. This study described the practice of NR and outcomes of newborns with birth asphyxia in a busy referral hospital. METHODS: Direct observations of 138 NRs by 28 healthcare providers (HCPs) were conducted using a predetermined checklist adapted from the national pediatric resuscitation protocol...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757757/use-of-an-airway-exchange-catheter-assisted-extubation-with-continuous-end-tidal-carbon-dioxide-monitoring-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-a-known-difficult-airway-a-case-report
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Courtney C Yegian, Lana M Volz, Richard E Galgon
Tracheal extubation in children with known difficult airways is associated with an increased risk of adverse events. Currently, there is no reliable measure to predict the need for emergent reintubation due to airway inadequacy. Airway exchange catheter-assisted extubation has been shown to be a useful adjunct in decreasing the risk of adverse events due to failed extubation. We report a case of using an airway exchange catheter-assisted extubation with continuous end-tidal carbon dioxide monitoring for a pediatric patient with a known difficult airway...
May 11, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752170/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-the-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann C Halbower, Jelena Klawitter, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea/nocturnal hypoxia on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity and oxidative stress. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsy proven participants (n = 9) with NAFLD and obstructive sleep apnea/hypoxia were studied before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep disordered breathing, including laboratory testing and markers of oxidative stress, urine F(2)-isoprostanes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750689/a-prospective-observational-study-of-technical-difficulty-with-glidescope-guided-tracheal-intubation-in-children
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Bin Zhang, Harshad G Gurnaney, Paul A Stricker, Jorge A Galvez, Rebecca S Isserman, John E Fiadjoe
BACKGROUND: The GlideScope Cobalt is one of the most commonly used videolaryngoscopes in pediatric anesthesia. Although visualization of the airway may be superior to direct laryngoscopy, users need to learn a new indirect way to insert the tracheal tube. Learning this indirect approach requires focused practice and instruction. Identifying the specific points during tube placement, during which clinicians struggle, would help with targeted education. We conducted this prospective observational study to determine the incidence and location of technical difficulties using the GlideScope, the success rates of various corrective maneuvers used, and the impact of technical difficulty on success rate...
May 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743805/outcomes-after-endoscopic-dilation-of-laryngotracheal-stenosis-an-analysis-of-acs-nsqip
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Avni Bavishi, Emily Boss, Rahul K Shah, Jennifer Lavin
Importance: Endoscopic management of pediatric subglottic stenosis (SGS) is common, however no multi-institutional studies have assessed its perioperative outcomes. The American College of Surgeon's National Surgical Quality Improvement Program - Pediatric (ACS-NSQIP-P) represents a source of such data. Design: Current procedural terminology (CPT) codes were queried for endoscopic or open airway reconstruction in the ACS-NSQIP-P Public Use File (PUF). Demographics and 30-day events were abstracted to compare open to endoscopic techniques and to assess for risk factors for varied outcomes after endoscopic dilation...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management: JCOM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734976/characterizing-decisional-conflict-for-caregivers-of-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-without-tonsillar-hypertrophy
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Amy M Manning, Angela L Duggins, Karin A Tiemeyer, Lisa A Mullen, Joseph A Crisalli, Aliza P Cohen, Stacey L Ishman
STUDY OBJECTIVES: The goals of this study were to (1) evaluate the degree of decisional conflict (DC) experienced by caregivers of children with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) without tonsillar hypertrophy; and (2) describe the association between DC, quality of life (QOL), and OSA severity. METHODS: This study comprised children evaluated in the multidisciplinary upper airway center at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center from December 2014 to May 2016...
April 30, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728167/protocol-incorporating-airway-ct-decreases-negative-bronchoscopy-rates-for-suspected-foreign-bodies-in-pediatric-patients
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Omar G Ahmed, Robert P Guillerman, Carla M Giannoni
BACKGROUND: Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is the 4th leading cause of death in children between the ages 1-5. Although direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy (DL&B) is the reference standard for diagnosis of pediatric airway foreign bodies, there is a high negative bronchoscopy rate, exposing patients to unnecessary operative and anesthetic risks and costs. METHODS: A clinical care protocol entailing the selective use of low-dose non-contrast airway computed tomography (CT) for children with an intermediate risk for FBA on the basis of clinical exam and chest radiography was implemented to decrease the negative DL&B rate...
June 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721538/upper-airway-obstruction-in-neonates-does-sleep-exacerbate-symptoms
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Tyler Van Heest, Bridget Ebert, Brianne Barnett Roby, James Sidman
Objective: Describe the factors that exacerbate upper airway obstructions (UAOs) in neonates. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: Pediatric tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods: All neonates hospitalized between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/2014 diagnosed with either: 1) laryngomalacia, 2) Pierre Robin sequence, or 3) vocal cord paralysis were included in this study. Patient charts were reviewed to determine factors that exacerbated symptoms of airway obstruction...
April 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717916/risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-acquired-airway-disease-after-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Andrew J Matisoff, Pranathi Ari, David Zurakowski, Alexandra G Espinel, Nina Deutsch, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVE: In this single-center, retrospective review, we sought to determine the risk factors associated with the development of severe acquired airway disease (AAD; vocal cord paralysis [VCP] or subglottic stenosis [SGS]) in pediatric patients who had undergone surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) with cardiopulmonary bypass. All patients who required surgical treatment for CHD using cardiopulmonary bypass at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed. We defined severe AAD as either clinically significant VCP, SGS, or both, requiring consultation with the otolaryngology (ENT) service for evaluation...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717653/double-carina-a-novel-tracheo-bronchial-anomaly-found-during-a-pediatric-airway-evaluation
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Nicholas R Mildenhall, Eileen M Raynor
OBJECTIVES: To present a novel pediatric airway anomaly encountered on direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, further characterized with computed tomography imaging of the chest. STUDY DESIGN: Case report and literature review. METHODS: Review of the clinical presentation, operative findings, and imaging findings of an infant who presented with respiratory distress in the setting of multiple congenital abnormalities. A brief literature review supplements the case presentation...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712504/preliminary-assessment-of-dynamic-voice-ct-in-post-airway-reconstruction-patients
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Mathieu Bergeron, Robert J Fleck, Caleb Middlebrook, Stephanie Zacharias, Shea Tolson, Liran Oren, David Smith, Alessandro de Alarcon
Objectives To compare the ability of the dynamic voice computed tomography (CT) scan to characterize laryngeal function in airway reconstruction patients vs bedside endoscopic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy and videolaryngostroboscopy. Study Design Case series with chart review. Settings Pediatric tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods Retrospective case series of children and young adults with a history of complex airway surgeries with subsequent dysphonia. We analyzed clinical data for all patients who underwent an airway reconstruction procedure between January 1, 2010, and April 30, 2016, and also had a dynamic voice CT and bedside endoscopic exam during the same period...
April 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709387/the-fork-in-the-road-a-laryngeal-filter-airway-foreign-body
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Jacob E Kuperstock, J Pieter Noordzij
OBJECTIVE: Upper aero-digestive tract foreign body management can be complicated and life threatening in both adult and pediatric populations. The variation seen with foreign bodies including shape, material, and duration of ingestion can impact clinical decision making and management. The objective of this report is to demonstrate a complicated case of upper airway obstruction by a plastic fork. METHOD: This case report presents an adult with ingestion of an intact plastic fork with acute laryngeal and cervical esophageal obstruction...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705031/-3-he-diffusion-mri-in-human-lungs
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Jason C Woods, Mark S Conradi
Hyperpolarized 3 He gas allows the air spaces of the lungs to be imaged via MRI. Imaging of restricted diffusion is addressed here, which allows the microstructure of the lung to be characterized through the physical restrictions to gas diffusion presented by airway and alveolar walls in the lung. Measurements of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of 3 He at time scales of milliseconds and seconds are compared; measurement of acinar airway sizes by determination of the microscopic anisotropy of diffusion is discussed...
April 25, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703020/flumazenil-reduces-respiratory-complications-during-anesthesia-emergence-in-children-with-preoperative-upper-respiratory-tract-infections
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Ruiqiang Sun, Guolin Wang, Xuesong Gao, Shuzhen Wang
Despite its benignity, upper respiratory infections (URIs) 1 increase the risk of postoperative respiratory complications during the perioperative and postoperative periods. Flumazenil could improve the symptoms of respiratory obstruction.To evaluate the effect of flumazenil on the occurrence of respiratory complications during anesthesia emergence of children with preoperative URI.This was a prospective study of 164 consecutive pediatric patients who underwent strabismus surgery under general anesthesia at the Tianjin Eye Hospital between August 2016 and April 2017...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697466/perioperative-considerations-for-airway-management-and-drug-dosing-in-obese-children
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Jerrold Lerman, Karin Becke
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Childhood obesity, a phenomenon that is increasing globally, holds substantial relevance for pediatric anesthesia. In particular, understanding the nuances of airway management and drug dosing in obese children can be daunting. RECENT FINDINGS: Respiratory adverse events and challenges in managing the airway may be anticipated. In addition, drug-dosing strategies for the obese child are complex and poorly understood although recent advances have clarified the optimal dosing for anesthetics in these children...
June 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29692622/identifying-agents-triggering-bronchiolitis-in-the-state-of-qatar
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Mohamed A Hendaus, Ahmed H Alhammadi, Prem Chandra, Eshan Muneer, Mohamed S Khalifa
Background: Bronchiolitis is considered as the most frequent lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children. This disorder is marked by acute inflammation, edema, damage of epithelial cells lining small airways, and augmentation of mucus production. Objective: The goal of the study was to identify agents triggering bronchiolitis in the State of Qatar. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study was performed at Hamad Medical Corporation, the only tertiary and academic medical center in the State of Qatar...
2018: International Journal of General Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690950/safety-of-tracheal-intubation-in-the-presence-of-cardiac-disease-in-paediatric-icus
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Eleanor A Gradidge, Adnan Bakar, David Tellez, Michael Ruppe, Sarah Tallent, Geoffrey Bird, Natasha Lavin, Anthony Lee, Vinay Nadkarni, Michelle Adu-Darko, Jesse Bain, Katherine Biagas, Aline Branca, Ryan K Breuer, Calvin Brown, Kris Bysani, Guillaume Emeriaud, Sandeep Gangadharan, John S Giuliano, Joy D Howell, Conrad Krawiec, Jan Hau Lee, Simon Li, Keith Meyer, Michael Miksa, Natalie Napolitano, Sholeen Nett, Gabrielle Nuthall, Alberto Orioles, Erin B Owen, Margaret M Parker, Simon Parsons, Lee A Polikoff, Kyle Rehder, Osamu Saito, Ron C Sanders, Asha Shenoi, Dennis W Simon, Peter W Skippen, Keiko Tarquinio, Anne Thompson, Iris Toedt-Pingel, Karen Walson, Akira Nishisaki
IntroductionChildren with CHD and acquired heart disease have unique, high-risk physiology. They may have a higher risk of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events, as compared with children with non-cardiac disease.Materials and methodsWe sought to evaluate the occurrence of adverse tracheal-intubation-associated events in children with cardiac disease compared to children with non-cardiac disease. A retrospective analysis of tracheal intubations from 38 international paediatric ICUs was performed using the National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS) quality improvement registry...
April 25, 2018: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687659/effectiveness-and-safety-of-nasal-mask-versus-binasal-prongs-for-providing-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-in-preterm-infants-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Bonny Jasani, Abu Ismail, Shripada Rao, Sanjay Patole
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) delivered via binasal prongs has been the cornerstone of respiratory management in preterm infants. Though effective, the use of binasal prongs is associated with nasal trauma, and CPAP failure. To overcome these issues, nasal masks are increasingly used to deliver CPAP in preterm infants. The aim was to conduct a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing nasal mask versus binasal prongs to deliver CPAP in preterm infants. Medline, Embase, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cumulative Index of Nursing, and Allied Health Literature, and E-abstracts from the Pediatric Academic Society meetings were searched in May 2017...
April 23, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687523/safety-of-anesthesia-for-children-with-mucopolysaccharidoses-a-retrospective-analysis-of-54-patients
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Vittorio Scaravilli, Alberto Zanella, Valentina Ciceri, Mariagrazia Bosatra, Claudia Flandoli, Alessia La Bruna, Simone Sosio, Rossella Parini, Serena Gasperini, Antonio Pesenti, Alessandra Moretto
BACKGROUND: Complications are common during anesthesia for patients with mucopolysaccharidoses. San Gerardo Hospital (Italy) is a reference center for mucopolysaccharidoses with a dedicated pediatric anesthesia service. AIMS: This study aims to evaluate the safety of anesthesia for mucopolysaccharidoses patients, describe their anesthetic management at our institution, and assess risk factors for complications. METHODS: The anesthetic charts of mucopolysaccharidoses patients admitted from January 1999 to December 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
April 23, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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