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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815972/assessing-the-ideal-microwave-duration-for-disinfection-of-sinus-irrigation-bottles-a-quantitative-study
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E Nikolaou, E Mitsi, D M Ferreira, A Bartolo, S C Leong
OBJECTIVES: Saline irrigation of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses by one-way valved sinus containers has a recognised role in the management of chronic rhinosinusitis. However, bacterial recontamination of irrigation bottles through backflow from the sinonasal cavity is a concern in recurrent sinus cavity infections. While patients are encouraged to clean the irrigation bottles regularly, there remains significant concern that the use of contaminated bottles may perpetuate chronic rhinosinusitis...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814254/bronchiolitis-care-in-the-hospital
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Jennifer Orr Vincent, Huay-Ying Lo, Susan Wu
BACKGROUND: Viral bronchiolitis is a common cause of hospitalization in young children, but despite a variety of therapeutic options, the mainstay of treatment remains supportive care. OBJECTIVE: To examine the most recent evidence for supportive care measures and pharmacologic options in the treatment of bronchiolitis in the hospital setting Methods: MEDLINE search with expert medical librarian for publications on management and therapies for bronchiolitis Results: Evidence does not support the use of bronchodilators, racemic epinephrine, deep suctioning, systemic corticosteroids, or antibiotics in the absence of a concomitant bacterial infection, as these treatments do not change the course of illness or shorten length of stay (LOS)...
August 16, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796094/patulous-eustachian-tube-dysfunction-patient-demographics-and-comorbidities
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Bryan K Ward, Yehia Ashry, Dennis S Poe
OBJECTIVE: The objective is to describe a large cohort of patients presenting with patulous Eustachian tube (pET) dysfunction. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective patient series. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: All outpatient visits (2004-2016) that were assigned ICD9 code (381.7-Patulous Eustachian tube) were screened. Only patients with observed tympanic membrane movements during ipsilateral nasal breathing or acoustic reflex decay testing demonstrating transmitted nasal breathing were included (n = 190, n = 239 ears)...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793390/interventions-for-maintaining-nasogastric-feeding-after-stroke-an-integrative-review-of-effectiveness-and-acceptability
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REVIEW
Catherine Mahoney, Linda Veitch
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effectiveness and acceptability of interventions for maintaining nasogastric tubes (NGT) in adult stroke patients. BACKGROUND: Internationally, incidence of Cerebral Vascular Disease (CVD) continues to increase and stroke is the largest cause of complex disability in adults. Dysphagia is common following a stroke which necessitates feeding via a NGT. NGT are not well tolerated by stroke patients and may be frequently dislodged...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767574/increased-risk-of-eustachian-tube-disorders-in-patients-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
#5
Meng-Shih Chou, Wen-Dien Chang, Che-Chen Lin, Yu-Fen Li, Yung-An Tsou
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and Eustachian tube disorders (ETDs) share the same risk factors. The specific aim of this study was to determine the correlation between these 2 conditions and to determine whether treatments for SDB reduce the risk of ETD.This is a retrospective and large population-based cohort study. According to Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database, out of 1,000,000 insured patients, 24,251 patients were newly diagnosed with SDB from year 2000 through 2009. The control group for this study comprised 96,827 patients without SDB who were randomly selected from the same database at a ratio of 1:4, frequency matched for sex, age, and index year of SDB...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765755/airway-support-using-a-pediatric-intubation-tube-in-adult-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-simple-and-unique-method-to-prevent-heart-movement-during-catheter-ablation-under-continuous-deep-sedation
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Masateru Takigawa, Atsushi Takahashi, Taishi Kuwahara, Kenji Okubo, Emiko Nakashima, Yuji Watari, Kazuya Yamao, Jun Nakajima, Yasuaki Tanaka, Katsumasa Takagi, Shigeki Kimura, Hiroyuki Hikita, Kenzo Hirao, Mitsuaki Isobe
BACKGROUND: The present study aimed to elucidate the safety and effectiveness of a noble and unique airway management technique in which a pediatric intubation tube is used in adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing catheter ablation (CA) under continuous deep sedation. METHODS: In total, 246 consecutive patients with AF (mean age, 65±10 years; 60 women) underwent CA under dexmedetomidine-based continuous deep sedation. A 4-mm pediatric intubation tube guided by a 10-French intratracheal suction tube was inserted smoothly, and the tip of the tube was located at the base of the epiglottis...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757935/cleft-palate-only-current-concepts
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L Tettamanti, A Avantaggiato, M Nardone, J Silvestre-Rangil, A Tagliabue
Cleft palate only (CPO) is one of the most common congenital malformations worldwide. The etiopathogenesis of CPO is not completely understood. Environmental factors, such as smoking, alcohol consumption, intake of drugs during pregnancy, advanced paternal age, have been demonstrated to be a risk of CPO, but conflicting results have also been published. Insufficient intake of folic acid during the pregnancy has been suggested to increase the risk for CPO. The demonstrated risk for siblings and the higher risk for monozygotic twins suggest a genetic etiopathogenesis for CPO...
January 2017: Oral & Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717301/simplified-technique-to-change-the-endotracheal-tube-from-nasal-to-oral-cavity
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Vivekanand S Kattimani, Meka Sridhar, Taj Nizam Shakeel Shaik
We introduce modified nasal to oral tube switch technique for modified alar cinching to prevent alar flare after orthognathic and nasal corrective surgeries. The technique is beneficial to prevent alar flare. Modified alar base cinching is effective in patients with modified tube switch technique. It increased positive results. The technique of tube switch is effective in prevention of alar flare. We suggest multi center randomized studies to know the technical difficulties of tube switch for cinching.
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706779/evaluation-of-modified-nasal-to-oral-endotracheal-tube-switch-for-modified-alar-base-cinching-after-maxillary-orthognathic-surgery
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Taj Nizam Shakeel Shaik, Sridhar Meka, Pavan Kumar Ch, Naga Neelima Devi Kolli, P Srinivas Chakravarthi, Vivekanand S Kattimani, Krishna Prasad L
BACKGROUND: Soft tissue changes secondary to Maxillary orthognathic surgery are many fold. The alar flare is one among them, which affects the appearance of the patient. Cinch suture has been used to prevent alar flare; but the presence of anaesthetic tube hinders cinching. So, the study was aimed to assess an efficacy of modified nasal to oral tube switch technique for modified alar cinching to prevent alar flare after orthognathic and nasal corrective surgeries. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients were randomly allocated in each group, who underwent modified alar base cinching with and without nasal to oral tube switch...
May 2017: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705661/canaliculorhinostomy-indications-and-surgical-results
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Jung Hye Lee, Stephanie Ming Young, Yoon-Duck Kim, Kyung In Woo, Jung-Hoon Yum
PURPOSE: To report the surgical results of canaliculorhinostomy for patients with distal canalicular obstruction and lacking a structurally functional lacrimal sac who would otherwise require a conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy(CDCR) with Jones tube placement. DESIGN: Retrospective observational case series. METHODS: • Setting: Single tertiary institution. • Period: November 1994 to June 2011. • Patient Population: 16 patients with canalicular obstruction at or beyond 8 mm from the punctum, with an absent or unidentifiable lacrimal sac...
July 10, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700565/nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-influences-bottle-feeding-in-preterm-lambs
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Nathalie Samson, Audrey Michaud, Rahmeh Othman, Charlène Nadeau, Stéphanie Nault, Danny Cantin, Michaël Sage, Céline Catelin, Jean-Paul Praud
BACKGROUND: In preterm infants, the time from initiation to full oral feeding can take weeks, which represents a very worrisome problem in neonatal medicine. Although current knowledge suggests that oral feeding should be introduced early, this is often delayed due to the need for prolonged nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP). Indeed, most caregivers fear that nCPAP could disrupt sucking-swallowing-breathing coordination and induce tracheal aspiration. The goal of the present study was to assess the impact of nCPAP delivered by the Infant Flow System on the physiology of sucking-swallowing-breathing coordination during bottle-feeding in preterm lambs over 24 h...
July 12, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674858/self-made-cryopreservative-fibrin-glue-applied-in-pterygium-surgery-a-novel-practical-technique
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Jing-Wen Gong, Jun-Hao Chen, Ting Shen, Jin Jiang
PURPOSE: To introduce a novel practical technique of self-made cryopreservative fibrin glue (SMC) applied in pterygium surgery and to assess its safety and efficacy. METHODS: Forty-eight eyes of 48 patients with nasal primary pterygium were enrolled. The patients were equally assigned to 6 groups. Self-made fibrin glue was subpackaged and, respectively, cryopreserved for 3, 7, 15 days and 1, 2 and 3 months. At each time point, the asepsis of SMC was confirmed by bacterial culture and colony counting...
July 3, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671107/volatile-compounds-in-blood-headspace-and-nasal-breath
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Brian M Ross, Randa Babgi
Breath analysis is a form of metabolomics that utilises the identification and quantification of volatile chemicals to provide information about physiological or pathological processes occurring within the body. An inherent assumption of such analyses is that the concentration of the exhaled gases correlates with the concentration of the same gas in the tissue of interest. In this study we have investigated this assumption by quantifying some volatile compounds in peripheral venous blood headspace, and in nasal breath collected in Tedlar bags obtained at the same time from 30 healthy volunteers, prior to analysis by Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653270/revision-adenoidectomy-in-children-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-taiwan
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Chia-Hsuan Lee, Wei-Hsiu Chang, Jenq-Yuh Ko, Te-Huei Yeh, Wei-Chung Hsu, Kun-Tai Kang
There is a lack of population-level analysis of revision adenoidectomy in children. This study reveals the revision rates and factors associated with paediatric revision adenoidectomy in Taiwan. From the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified all in-hospital children (age <18 years) who underwent adenoidectomy between 2000 and 2007. All children had received at least 5 years of follow-up from the index date, and the clinical records until 2012 were examined. Factors affecting the paediatric revision adenoidectomy were analysed using the multivariable Cox proportional hazards model...
June 26, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640722/stroke-ineffective-tube-securement-reduces-nutrition-and-drug-treatment
#15
Sophie Brazier, Stephen J Taylor, Kaylee Allan, Rowan Clemente, Deirdre Toher
Stroke patients with dysphagia often depend on nutrition, hydration and medication via nasogastric (NG) feeding tubes. Securing tubes using tape is associated with repeated tube loss. In this study, the authors determined cause and effect by auditing tube placement methods, delays incurred, duration and costs. Of 202 NG tube placements in 75 patients, 67 placements occurred in 17 patients over a full course of enteral nutrition (EN) and 40 of these placements were tracked. Tubes were secured by tape in 100%, mittens 31% and special observation 5...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631871/efficacy-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastro-jejunostomy-peg-j-decompression-therapy-for-patients-with-chronic-intestinal-pseudo-obstruction-cipo
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H Ohkubo, A Fuyuki, J Arimoto, T Higurashi, T Nonaka, Y Inoh, H Iida, M Inamori, T Kaneda, A Nakajima
BACKGROUNDS: Chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction (CIPO) is an intractable rare digestive disease manifesting persistent small bowel distension without any mechanical cause. Intestinal decompression is a key treatment, but conventional method including a trans-nasal small intestinal tube is invasive and painful. Therefore, a less invasive and tolerable new decompression method is urgently desired. We conducted a pilot study and assessed the efficacy and safety of percutaneous endoscopic gastro-jejunostomy (PEG-J) decompression therapy in CIPO patients...
June 20, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616364/recurrent-acute-otitis-media-what-are-the-options-for-treatment-and-prevention
#17
REVIEW
Anna Granath
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To survey current strategies for treatment and prevention of recurrent acute otitis media (rAOM). RECENT FINDINGS: Treatment with systemic antibiotics is required in recurrent episodes of acute otitis media. A cautious attitude is recommended due to antibiotic resistance. Antibiotics also provide effective prophylaxis for rAOM. Topical treatment with ear drops is recommended in rAOM with otorrhea from tympanostomy tubes. Pneumococcal conjugated vaccines seem to have a moderate reductive effect on overall otitis media...
2017: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604091/risk-factors-for-pressure-ulcers-at-the-ala-of-nose-in-oral-surgery
#18
Masanori Tsukamoto, Miwa Kobayashi, Takeshi Yokoyama
A quality review revealed pressure ulcers at the ala of nose in 16 cases (2.2%) over 3 years. We therefore retrospectively investigated the risk factors for alar pressure ulcers from nasal tubes. Male gender was the highest risk factor (odds ratio = 9.1411; 95% confidence interval = 1.680-170.58), and the second highest risk factor was duration of anesthesia (odds ratio = 1.0048/min of anesthesia; 95% confidence interval = 1.0034-1.0065). Male gender and duration of anesthesia appear to be risk factors for nasal tube pressure ulcers at the ala of nose in patients...
2017: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598961/adjustable-dual-muscle-speculum-for-simplified-placement-of-a-350-baerveldt-implant
#19
Davinder S Grover, Ronald L Fellman
The authors have designed a muscle hook speculum that simultaneously allows the surgeon to isolate and expose both rectus muscles (either the superior and temporal or medial and inferior) for ease of placement of a 350-mm Baerveldt implant. This instrument facilitates the exposure and subsequent placement of either a superior-temporal tube or an infero-nasal tube in a more independent manner. By using the dual muscle hook speculum, an individual surgeon, without a glaucoma-trained assistant, can hook typically both the superior and lateral recti muscles while gaining simultaneous exposure of the quadrant...
July 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583512/comprehensive-management-of-congenital-choanal-atresia
#20
Pierre Brihaye, Isabelle Delpierre, Andrée De Villé, Anne-Britt Johansson, Dominique Biarent, Anne-Laure Mansbach
OBJECTIVES: To present results of a one-stage minimally invasive surgical procedure for congenital choanal atresia (CCA). Seven outcome measures were applied. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective study conducted between 1999 and 2015. The same endonasal endoscopic approach with multiflaps and no stenting was used on 36 children. The flaps were attached with fibrine glue. There were 50% unilateral and 50% bilateral cases, 70% primary and 30% secondary surgery. The mean age at primary surgery for bilateral atresia was 10 days and for unilateral atresia 4 years...
July 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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