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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315046/supraglottic-airway-devices-current-and-future-uses
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Lloyd E Kwanten, Pradeep Madhivathanan
Supraglottic airway devices have increasingly been used in anaesthesia since their invention in 1982. Now over half of general anaesthetic cases in the UK use them, and they have vital roles in difficult airway algorithms, pre-hospital use and emergency medicine. This article presents the current evidence regarding the complications of these devices, and compares these devices and endotracheal intubation. The technology of the newer generation devices has improved the safety profile, and they may be considered a better choice than endotracheal tubes in some cases...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302698/out-of-hospital-airway-management-during-manual-compression-or-automated-chest-compression-devices-a%C3%A2-registry-based-analysis
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M Bernhard, N H Behrens, J Wnent, S Seewald, S Brenner, T Jantzen, A Bohn, J T Gräsner, M Fischer
BACKGROUND: Airway management during resuscitation is pivotal for treating hypoxia and inducing reoxygenation. This German Resuscitation Registry (GRR) analysis investigated the influence of the type of airway used in patients treated with manual chest compression (mCC) and automated chest compression devices (ACCD) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Out of 42,977 patients (1 January 2010-30 June 2016) information on outcome, airway management and method of chest compressions were available for 27,544 patients...
January 4, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291467/obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-risk-factor-associated-with-difficult-airway-management-a-narrative-review
#3
Siaw May Leong, Akhilesh Tiwari, Frances Chung, David T Wong
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficult airway had been studied in various clinical trials but the relationship between the two conditions has not been clearly established. The objective of this narrative review is to determine if OSA is a risk factor associated with difficult airway. DESIGN: The OVID Medline in process, Medline (vis Pub Med), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science and SCOPUS were searched up to April 2016 using specific keywords...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291091/laryngeal-airway-reconstruction-indicates-that-rodent-ultrasonic-vocalizations-are-produced-by-an-edge-tone-mechanism
#4
Tobias Riede, Heather L Borgard, Bret Pasch
Some rodents produce ultrasonic vocalizations (USVs) for social communication using an aerodynamic whistle, a unique vocal production mechanism not found in other animals. The functional anatomy and evolution of this sound production mechanism remains unclear. Using laryngeal airway reconstruction, we identified anatomical specializations critical for USV production. A robust laryngeal cartilaginous framework supports a narrow supraglottal airway. An intralaryngeal airsac-like cavity termed the ventral pouch was present in three muroid rodents (suborder Myomorpha), but was absent in a heteromyid rodent (suborder Castorimorpha) that produces a limited vocal repertoire and no documented USVs...
November 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
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Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284832/application-of-discharge-criteria-for-home-readiness-using-bispectral-and-supraglottic-airway-devices-in-day-care-surgery-without-using-muscle-relaxants
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Joginder Pal Attri, Manjit Singh, Hemchandra Bhatt, Kamal Jyoti, Harjinder Kaur
Introduction: The availability of rapid and short-acting intravenous and volatile anesthetics has facilitated early recovery that is why nowadays ambulatory surgery is becoming more common. If the criteria used to discharge patients from the Postanesthesia Care Unit (PACU) are met in the operating room (OR), it would be appropriate to consider bypassing the PACU and transferring the patient directly to the step-down unit. This process is known as "fast-tracking" after ambulatory surgery...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277351/estimation-of-source-filter-interaction-regions-based-on-electroglottography
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Anil Palaparthi, Lynn Maxfield, Ingo R Titze
Source-filter interaction is a phenomenon in which acoustic airway pressures influence the glottal airflow at the source (level 1) and the vibration pattern of the vocal folds (level 2). This interaction is most significant when dominant source harmonics are near airway resonances. The influence of acoustic airway pressures on vocal fold vibration (level 2) was studied systematically by changing the supraglottal vocal tract length in human subjects with tube extensions. The subjects were asked to perform fundamental frequency (fo) glides while phonating through tubes of various lengths...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242648/enhancing-airway-assessment-of-patients-with-head-and-neck-pathology-using-virtual-endoscopy
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Imran Ahmad, Oliver Keane, Sarah Muldoon
Studies have demonstrated that poor assessment and planning contribute to airway complications and that current airway assessment strategies have a poor diagnostic accuracy in predicting difficult intubation in the general population. Patients with head and neck pathology are at higher risk for difficulties during airway management and are more likely to need emergency surgical access. Therefore, thorough assessment of this group of patients is mandatory. The addition of virtual endoscopy (VE) to clinical history and computerised tomography imaging has been shown to improve diagnostic accuracy for supraglottic, glottic and infraglottic lesions and has a positive influence in formulating a more cautious and thorough airway management strategy in this high-risk group of patients...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217156/air-q%C3%A2-versus-lma-fastrach%C3%A2-for-fiberoptic-guided-intubation-a-randomized-cross-over-manikin-trial
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M Portas, M I Canal, M Barrio, M Alonso, P Cabrerizo, M López-Gil, M Zaballos
INTRODUCTION: Airway management is still a major cause of anesthesia-associated morbidity and mortality. Supraglottic devices are recommended in difficult airway management guidelines. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the Air-Q® and the LMA Fastrach™ for fiberoptic guided tracheal intubation. METHODS: Thirty-three anesthesia trainees participated in this randomized crossover study. Time to insert the dedicated airways (insertion of the airway into the manikin and delivery of two breaths), time to tracheal intubation (fiberoptic-guided tracheal intubation), time to remove the dedicated airway (removal of the Air-Q®/LMA Fastrach™ over the tracheal tube) and the opinion of the ease of use of the anesthesia trainees were measured...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214634/a-case-of-hypoglossal-nerve-stimulator-resistant-obstructive-sleep-apnea-cured-with-the-addition-of-a-chin-strap
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Apoorva T Ramaswamy, Carol Li, Maria V Suurna
A population of appropriately selected patients does not respond, or does not achieve cure, with hypoglossal nerve stimulation (HGNS). We describe the case of nonresponder whose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) resolved with the addition of chin strap. After initial placement and titration of HGNS implant, follow-up sleep study demonstrated persistent moderate OSA. Drug-induced sleep endoscopy demonstrated supraglottic collapse with activate neurostimulation. With mouth closure and change of stimulation settings to unipolar from bipolar, the airway collapse and desaturations improved...
December 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210033/strategies-for-the-prevention-of-airway-complications-a-narrative-review
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T M Cook
Despite being infrequent, complications of airway management remain an important contributor to morbidity and mortality during anaesthesia and care of the critically ill. Developments in the last three decades have made anaesthesia safer, and this has been mirrored in the equipment and techniques available for airway management. Modern technology including novel oxygenation modalities, widespread availability of capnography, second-generation supraglottic airway devices and videolaryngoscopy provide the tools to make airway management safer still...
January 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179689/the-optimum-sevoflurane-concentration-for-supraglottic-airway-device-blockbuster%C3%A2-insertion-with-spontaneous-breathing-in-obese-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
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Haixia Wang, Xue Gao, Wei Wei, Huihui Miao, Hua Meng, Ming Tian
BACKGROUND: Airway management of the obese patient presenting for surgery is more likely to be a challenging problem. Supraglottic airway device has been adopted as a bridge to connect ventilation and tracheal intubation in obese patients who would be suffered with difficult intubation. The optimum sevoflurane concentration for supraglottic airway device insertion allowing spontaneous breathing in 50% of obese patients (ED50) is not known. The purpose of this study was to determine the ED50 of sevoflurane for supraglottic airway device Blockbuster™ insertion with spontaneous breathing in obese patients requiring general anesthesia...
November 28, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175355/an-assessment-of-ventilation-and-perfusion-markers-in-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-patients-receiving-mechanical-cpr-with-endotracheal-or-supraglottic-airways
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Torben K Becker, Aric W Berning, Arjun Prabhu, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christian Martin-Gill
AIM OF THE STUDY: Mechanical chest compression (MCPR) devices are considered equivalent to manual compressions in patient outcomes in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, recent data suggest possible harm in patients with a supraglottic airway device (SGA) during MCPR. The aim of this study was to evaluate differences in direct and indirect markers of ventilation and perfusion in patients with cardiac arrest receiving MCPR and who had their airway managed with an endotracheal tube (ETT) or SGA...
January 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171300/tubeless-total-intravenous-anesthesia-spontaneous-ventilation-for-adult-suspension-microlaryngoscopy
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Mi Jin Yoo, Aaron M Joffe, Tanya K Meyer
INTRODUCTION: Maintaining spontaneous ventilation (SV) under total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) without an endotracheal tube provides uninterrupted and unobstructed surgical access for suspension microlaryngoscopy (SML). This study describes the method and outcome of adults who underwent SML under tubeless TIVA-SV. METHODS: Retrospective review of adults who underwent SML between June 2014 and September 2016 using TIVA-SV without an endotracheal tube. RESULTS: Sixty-six cases in 36 patients were included with mean age of 50...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161401/the-evolution-of-airway-management-new-concepts-and-conflicts-with-traditional-practice
#15
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/29156040/response-to-failed-supraglottic-airway-an-algorithm-for-suboptimally-placed-supraglottic-airway-devices-based-on-videolaryngoscopy
#16
P Thomas, J Turnbull, J Roberts, A Patel, A Brain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152934/a-prospective-randomised-trial-of-the-ambu-auragain-laryngeal-mask-versus-the-lma-protector-airway-in-paralysed-anaesthetised-adult-men
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Berthold Moser, Laurent Audigé, Christian Keller, Joseph Brimacombe, Lukas Gasteiger, Heinz R Bruppacher
BACKGROUND: We hypothesise that oropharyngeal leak pressures differ between the LMA® ProtectorTM and the AuraGainTM, two novel supraglottic airway devices offering the possibility of intubation. METHODS: 98 male patients ASAI-II were randomly assigned to the AuraGainTM or ProtectorTM group. Oropharyngeal leak pressure was measured by incrementing cuff volume in 10 ml steps from 10 ml to 40 ml. The primary outcome was oropharyngeal leak pressure at 40 ml cuff volume...
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152930/the-search-for-perfect-supraglottic-airway-device-but-i-still-haven-t-found-what-i-am-looking-for
#18
Vittorio Pavoni, Lara Gianesello, Ida DI Giacinto, Massimiliano Sorbello
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 17, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122412/determining-the-role-of-nasolaryngoscopy-in-the-initial-evaluation-for-upper-airway-injury-in-patients-with-facial-burns
#19
Daniel Freno, James Sahawneh, Sarah Harrison, Tim Sahawneh, Scott Patterson, Steven A Kahn
BACKGROUND: Upper airway injuries can be fatal in burn patients if not recognized, a scenario that causes a significant amount of anxiety for physicians providing initial assessment of burn patients. Early elective intubation is often performed; sometimes unnecessarily. However, some providers employ nasolaryngoscopy for patients presenting with facial burns or signs/symptoms of upper airway injury in order to assess the need for intubation, but this practice is not considered standard of care and may also be unnecessary...
November 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121317/an-algorithm-for-suboptimally-placed-supraglottic-airway-devices-the-choice-of-videolaryngoscope
#20
S P Tobin, D G Maloney, J D Walker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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