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Sonya Marcus, Micah Timen, Gregory R Dion, Mark A Fritz, Ryan C Branski, Milan R Amin
OBJECTIVE: Given that financial considerations play an increasingly prominent role in clinical decision-making, we sought (1) to determine the cost-effectiveness of in-office biopsy for the patient, the provider, and the health-care system, and (2) to determine the diagnostic accuracy of in-office biopsy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, financial analyses were performed. METHODS: Patients who underwent in-office (Current Procedural Terminology Code 31576) or operative biopsy (CPT Code 31535) for laryngopharyngeal lesions were included...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
T T Liu, L Li, L Wan, C H Zhang, W L Yao
Double-lumen intubation is more difficult than single-lumen tracheal intubation. Videolaryngoscopes have many advantages in airway management. However, the advantages of videolaryngoscopy for intubation with a double-lumen tube remain controversial compared with traditional Macintosh laryngoscopy. In this study, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and the Web of Science for randomised controlled trials comparing videolaryngoscopy with Macintosh laryngoscopy for double-lumen tube intubation. We found that videolaryngoscopy provided a higher success rate at first attempt for double-lumen tube intubation, with an odds ratio (95%CI) of 2...
February 6, 2018: Anaesthesia
T M Cook, N J Boniface, C Seller, J Hughes, C Damen, L MacDonald, F E Kelly
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy (VL) is increasingly used, but not yet routine practice, for tracheal intubation. Few departments formally trial equipment before adopting it into practice. We describe the decision-making and implementation processes that our department used when introducing universal VL, with the C-MAC© (Karl Storz, Germany), throughout our anaesthesia and intensive care departments. METHODS: We used a structured process to assess the feasibility of a change to universal VL...
January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
R M Cooper
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January 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Luca Cabrini, Giovanni Landoni, Martina Baiardo Radaelli, Omar Saleh, Carmine D Votta, Evgeny Fominskiy, Alessandro Putzu, Cézar Daniel Snak de Souza, Massimo Antonelli, Rinaldo Bellomo, Paolo Pelosi, Alberto Zangrillo
BACKGROUND: We performed a systematic review of randomized controlled studies evaluating any drug, technique or device aimed at improving the success rate or safety of tracheal intubation in the critically ill. METHODS: We searched PubMed, BioMed Central, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Clinical Trials and references of retrieved articles. Finally, pertinent reviews were also scanned to detect further studies until May 2017. The following inclusion criteria were considered: tracheal intubation in adult critically ill patients; randomized controlled trial; study performed in Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department or ordinary ward; and work published in the last 20 years...
January 20, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
P Biro, E Fried, M Schlaepfer, M S Kristensen
This single-centre, prospective trial was designed to assess the efficacy of a new retrograde transillumination device called the 'Infrared Red Intubation System' (IRRIS) to aid videolaryngoscopic tracheal intubation. We included 40 adult patients, who were undergoing elective urological surgery under general anaesthesia. We assessed the ability to differentiate the transilluminated glottis from other structures and found a median (IQR [range]) larynx recognition time of 8 (5-14 [3-28]) s. The difference in laryngeal visibility on the screen between the deactivated vs...
January 18, 2018: Anaesthesia
Xue Fu-Shan, Liu Ya-Yang, Li Hui-Xian, Yang Gui-Zhen
The major complications of paediatric airway management are uncommon, but the outcomes are often severe. Over the last decade, additions and advancements in the devices and technology have significantly improved our ability to manage difficult paediatric airways safely. Videolaryngoscopy involves the use of video and optical technology to facilitate indirect visualisation of the larynx during intubation and has been seen as an evolutionary step in intubation technology. Over the past few years, video laryngoscopes have been receiving plenty of attention as new airway devices for use in paediatric patients...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
S Ångerman, H Kirves, J Nurmi
Results using videolaryngoscopy in pre-hospital rapid sequence intubation are mixed. A bougie is not commonly used with videolaryngoscopy. We hypothesised that using videolaryngoscopy and a bougie as core elements of a standardised protocol that includes a drugs and a laryngoscopy algorithm would result in a high first-pass tracheal intubation success rate. We employed videolaryngoscopy (C-MAC) combined with a bougie (Frova intubating introducer) in an anaesthetist-staffed helicopter emergency medical service...
January 8, 2018: Anaesthesia
Michael R King, Narasimhan Jagannathan
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December 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
M A Ryabova
The present study was carried out based at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of I.P. Pavlov First State Medical University of Saint-Petersburg. The objective of this work was to elucidate the efficacy and safety of fenspiride therapy for the treatment of exacerbation of chronic laryngitis associated with an acute respiratory infection. The patients comprising the main group received fenspiride (Eurespal, 'Servier', France) at the standard dose in addition to the conventional therapy with the use of antibiotics, inhalation, and voice rest...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
Erol Cavus, Sebastian Janssen, Florian Reifferscheid, Amke Caliebe, Andreas Callies, Martin von der Heyden, Peer G Knacke, Volker Doerges
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy is a valuable technique for endotracheal intubation. When used in the perioperative period, different videolaryngoscopes vary both in terms of technical use and intubation success rates. However, in the prehospital environment, the relative performance of different videolaryngoscopic systems is less well studied. METHODS: We conducted this prospective, randomized, multicenter study at 4 German prehospital emergency medicine centers...
December 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Randal C Paniello, Neel K Bhatt, Rebecca Chernock
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: In animal studies, intramuscular vincristine injections have been shown to block reinnervation of the denervated target muscle. This application could be used selectively to influence recovery patterns following injury of recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLNs). However, vincristine is currently Food and Drug Administration approved only for intravenous use. A formal toxicity trial of intramuscular injections was performed. STUDY DESIGN: Animal study...
December 8, 2017: Laryngoscope
Jennifer F Ha, Lisa N Vitale, Marie A Pfarr, Yu Kawai, David A Zopf
A 16-year-old boy with Chiari 1 malformation presented for an elective suboccipital craniectomy and C1 laminectomy. His intraoperative course was uneventful. At the conclusion of the procedure, he met extubation criteria and followed commands. After extubation, he developed progressive upper airway obstruction and became obtunded. He was reintubated via videolaryngoscopy, which showed edema not only to the tongue, but also to the posterior pharynx and blisters over the vocal folds and epiglottis. The patient was transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit intubated and sedated...
November 27, 2017: A & A Case Reports
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
Stephen R Collins, Brian J Titus, Javier H Campos, Randal S Blank
One-lung ventilation is routinely used to facilitate exposure for thoracic surgical procedures and can be achieved via several lung isolation techniques. The optimal method for lung isolation depends on a number of factors that include (1) the indication for lung isolation, (2) anatomic features of the upper and lower airway, (3) availability of equipment and devices, and (4) the anesthesiologist's proficiency and preferences. Though double-lumen endobronchial tubes (DLTs) are most commonly utilized to achieve lung isolation, the use of endobronchial blockers offer advantages in patients with challenging airway anatomy...
November 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
J E Kim, H J Kwak, W S Jung, M Y Chang, S Y Lee, J Y Kim
BACKGROUND: This prospective, randomised, controlled study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of the McGrath VL compared with Macintosh laryngoscopy in children with expected normal airway during endotracheal intubation, by comparing the time to intubation and difficulty of intubation. METHODS: Eighty-four patients aged 1-10 years who underwent endotracheal intubation for elective surgery were randomly assigned to the McGrath group (n = 42) or the Macintosh group (n = 42)...
March 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Hiroshi Hoshijima, Yohei Denawa, Asako Tominaga, China Nakamura, Toshiya Shiga, Hiroshi Nagasaka
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Videolaryngoscopy has become more common since the 2000s. Despite several anecdotal reports in the literature, it remains unclear whether videolaryngoscopy is superior to direct Macintosh laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in adults with obesity. This systematic review and meta-analysis focused on prospective randomised trials comparing videolaryngoscopes with the Macintosh laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in adults with obesity. DESIGN: Systematic review, Meta-analysis SETTING: Operating room, Obesity patients MEASUREMENTS: Data on success rate, intubation time, and glottic visualisation during tracheal intubation were extracted from the identified studies...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
P Thomas, J Turnbull, J Roberts, A Patel, A Brain
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December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Joyce E O'Shea, Prakash Loganathan, Marta Thio, C Omar Farouk Kamlin, Peter G Davis
OBJECTIVES: Neonatal intubation is a difficult skill to learn and teach. If an attempt is unsuccessful, the intubator and instructor often cannot explain why. This study aims to review videolaryngoscopy recordings of unsuccessful intubations and explain the reasons why attempts were not successful. STUDY DESIGN: This is a descriptive study examining videolaryngoscopy recordings obtained from a randomised controlled trial that evaluated if neonatal intubation success rates of inexperienced trainees were superior if they used a videolaryngoscope compared with a laryngoscope...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
F E Kelly, T M Cook
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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