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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470378/preanesthesia-concerns-in-a-patient-with-a-thyroid-mass
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Gayle B Bodner, Ashley L Talbott
Preoperative evaluation helps identify patient comorbidities and surgical characteristics that increase perioperative risk, and also can help identify patients with potentially difficult airways. Identifying patients with difficult airways before surgery lets clinicians plan appropriate perioperative management and prepare for potential complications. This article focuses on management of a difficult airway in a patient undergoing surgery for a thyroid mass.
March 2018: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467082/national-survey-on-airway-and-difficult-airway-management-in-intensive-care-units
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M G Gómez-Prieto, M R Míguez-Crespo, J R Jiménez-Del-Valle, M D González-Caro, I Marmesat-Ríos, J Garnacho-Montero
OBJECTIVE: To know organization, management and training in airway (AW) in Spanish Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with special interest in difficult airway (DAW). DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study and χ2 subanalysis, conducted through a national survey from november 1th to december 15th, 2016. With the SEMICYUC's support, an online questionnaire of 27 items was sent to 179 ICUs. SETTING: ICUs of public, private centers, and consortia...
February 18, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465279/a-continuous-quality-improvement-airway-program-results-in-sustained-increases-in-intubation-success
#3
David J Olvera, David F E Stuhlmiller, Allen Wolfe, Charles F Swearingen, Troy Pennington, Daniel P Davis
INTRODUCTION: Airway management is a critical skill for air medical providers, including the use of rapid sequence intubation (RSI) medications. Mediocre success rates and a high incidence of complications has challenged air medical providers to improve training and performance improvement efforts to improve clinical performance. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research was to describe the experience with a novel, integrated advanced airway management program across a large air medical company and explore the impact of the program on improvement in RSI success...
February 21, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465200/-the-choice-of-tracheal-intubation-method-in-reconstructive-maxillo-facial-surgery-with-difficult-airways
#4
A Yu Zaytcev, K V Dubrovin, V A Svetlov
BACKGROUND: The development of modern video - and endoscopic equipment allows for revision and adjust to modern protocols for maintaining patency of the difficult airway, especially in maxillofacial or ENT -surgery. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: Comparison the efficacy ofvarious methods of maintaining the airway patency in the practice of reconstructive maxillofacial surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 89 patients, who were divided into 4 groups, were examined...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29459095/the-pharmacist-s-role-in-supporting-people-living-with-cystic-fibrosis
#5
Olufunmilola Abraham, Jenny S Li, Kathy E Monangai, Alison M Feathers, Daniel Weiner
OBJECTIVES: To describe the critical need for pharmacists' involvement in outpatient care for people living with cystic fibrosis (CF). DATA SOURCES: Not applicable. SUMMARY: CF is a pulmonary condition that affects more than 30,000 children and adults in the United States and 70,000 people worldwide. Various complex medication regimens are given to patients with CF, some depending on the type of mutation they have in their CF transmembrane conductance regulator protein...
February 16, 2018: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457112/anesthetic-management-during-a-cesarean-section-in-a-patient-with-cleidocranial-dysplasia-a-case-report
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Yumiko Nishio, Teruyuki Hiraki, Hiroko Taniguchi, Kazuo Ushijima
Background: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a type of skeletal dysplasia, which is primarily characterized by delayed ossification of skeletal structures. It causes facial and oral abnormalities, resulting in difficult airway management and neuraxial anesthesia. Case presentation: The patient was a 24-year-old primipara (height 138 cm, weight 42 kg) with a hypoplastic right clavicle, patent fontanelles, dental malalignment, and a high palate. She was diagnosed with cleidocranial dysplasia at birth, although gene examination has not been performed...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447809/difficult-airway-intubation-simulation-using-bonfils-fiberscope-and-rigid-fiberscope-for-surgical-training
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Harish Dharmarajan, Yi-Chun Carol Liu, Helena Karlberg Hippard, Binoy Chandy
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric otolaryngologists are frequently called to assist in difficult airway management in newborns with Pierre Robin Sequence (PRS) who have microretrognathia, glossoptosis, and an anterior larynx. The Bonfils fiberscope (BF) is a curved rigid scope designed to provide superior visualization in the anterior larynx. OBJECTIVE: (1) to assess whether BF provides an improvement in intubation success rate, time to intubation, or airway visualization as compared to rigid fiberscope (RF) in a difficult airway simulation setting and (2) to determine whether a training program for BF can improve time to intubation through practice trials...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445528/an-update-on-mandibular-advancement-devices-for-the-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnoea-syndrome
#8
REVIEW
Shadi Basyuni, Michal Barabas, Tim Quinnell
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the gold standard treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea syndrome (OSAHS). However, the high efficacy of CPAP is offset by intolerance and poor compliance, which can undermine effectiveness. This means that alternatives to CPAP are also necessary. In recent years, oral appliances have emerged as the leading alternative to CPAP. There is now a strong body of evidence supporting their use in OSAHS and clinical guidelines now recommend their use in mild OSAHS and in more severe cases when CPAP fails...
January 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437526/tracheotomy-for-difficult-airway-foreign-bodies-in-children
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Sheena Samra, James W Schroeder, Taher Valika, Kathleen R Billings
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430409/a-novel-and-modified-technique-in-the-prone-position-for-radiotherapy-processes-in-children
#10
Ozkan Onal, Emine Aslanlar, Cansu Ciftci, Merih Onal, Jale Bengi Celik
The i-gel has a thick airway tube and occasionally, achieving the airway can be difficult because of obstruction in the prone position. The authors aimed at solving this problem and used a modified i-gel airway in the prone position for radiotherapy processes in children.
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430408/using-bronchoscopy-to-detect-acquired-tracheoesophageal-fistula-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
#11
Michael S Green, Johann J Mathew, Lia J Michos, Parmis Green, Mansoor M Aman
Introduction: An acquired Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is commonly caused by a malignancy or trauma, with pulmonary infection or aspiration being the presenting symptom. However, in the critical care setting the presentation can be subtle and may present with difficult ventilation. High endotracheal tube cuff pressures can lead to tracheal erosions and thus increasing the chances for developing a TEF. Prolonged intubation in the presence of other risk factors like poor general state of health, episodic hypotension, nasogastric tubes, and repeated intubations can increase the likelihood of developing an acquired TEF...
August 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429929/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-assisted-airway-management-for-difficult-airways
#12
Kazuma Yunoki, Ikuko Miyawaki, Kazuo Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Mima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429553/intubation-in-two-patients-with-difficult-airway-management-and-tracheal-stenosis-after-tracheostomy-in-thoracic-surgery
#13
M Granell Gil, P Solís Albamonte, C Córdova Hernández, I Cobo, R Guijarro, J A de Andrés Ibañez
Lung isolation in thoracic surgery is a challenge, this is even more complex in the presence of unknown tracheal stenosis (TS). We report two cases of unknown TS and its airway management. TS appears most frequently after long term intubation close to the endotracheal tube cuff or in the stoma of tracheostomy that appears as a consequence of the granulation tissue after the surgical opening of the trachea. Clinical history, physical examination, difficult intubating predictors and imaging tests (CT scans) are crucial, however most of tracheal stenosis may be unnoticed and symptoms depend on the degree of obstruction...
February 8, 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427616/complex-tracheo-carinal-reconstructions-using-extrathoracic-muscle-flaps-as-airway-substitutes
#14
Jeanine Blatter, Thorsten Krueger, Hans-Beat Ris, Moira Baeriswyl, Alban Lovis, Mathieu Zellweger, Michel Gonzalez, Jean Yannis Perentes
BACKGROUND: Extrathoracic muscle flaps can be used as airway substitutes for the closure of complex broncho-pleural or tracheo-esophageal fistulas or in the context of tracheo-carinal reconstructions after resection for centrally localized tumors in order to alleviate excess anastomotic tension. METHODS: Evaluation of all patients undergoing tracheo-carinal reconstructions with extrathoracic muscle flap patches as airway substitutes in our institution from 1996 to 2016...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422029/ultrasound-guided-identification-of-the-cricothyroid-membrane-in-a-patient-with-a-difficult-airway-a-case-report
#15
Hiromu Okano, Kohji Uzawa, Kunitaro Watanabe, Akira Motoyasu, Joho Tokumine, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Tomoko Yorozu
BACKGROUND: Surgical cricothyroidotomy is considered to be the last resort for management of the difficult airway. A major point for a successful surgical cricothyroidotomy is to identify the location of the cricothyroid membrane. CASE PRESENTATION: We encountered a patient with progressive respiratory distress who was anticipated to have a difficult airway due to a large neck abscess. We prepared for both awake intubation and surgical cricothyroidotomy. The cricothyroid membrane could not be identified by palpation, but was readily identified using ultrasound...
February 8, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417920/emergency-airway-management-in-a-simulation-of-highly-contagious-isolated-patients-both-isolation-strategy-and-device-type-matter
#16
Eike Plazikowski, Robert Greif, Jonas Marschall, Tina H Pedersen, Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Roland Albrecht, Lorenz Theiler
OBJECTIVE To compare 6 airway-management devices in 3 isolation scenarios regarding their effect on airway management: portable isolation unit (PIU), personal protective equipment (PPE), and standard protection measures METHODS In total, 30 anesthesiologists working in emergency medical services performed airway management on mannequins in 3 isolation settings using 6 different airway management devices (in random order): (1) standard Macintosh laryngoscope; (2) Airtraq SP-video-laryngoscope; (3) i-gel; (4) LMA-Fastrach; (5) Ambu fiberoptic-aScope; and (6) Melker cricothyrotomy-set...
February 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416585/predicting-difficult-intubation-in-emergency-department-by-intubation-assessment-score
#17
Winchana Srivilaithon, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Yuwares Sittichanbuncha, Jayanton Patumanond
Background: The difficult intubation is associated with failure of emergency tracheal intubation. This study aimed to develop and validate a model for predicting difficult intubation in emergency department (ED). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the ED. We collected data from all consecutive adult patients who underwent emergency tracheal intubation. Patients were excluded if they were intubated by low experience intubator. The difficult intubation was defined by grade III or IV of Cormack and Lehane classification...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416492/split-nasopharyngeal-airway-as-a-conduit-for-oral-fiber-optic-intubation-in-a-case-of-difficult-airway
#18
Ravinder Kumar Pandey, Udismita Baruah, S Swetha, Meenu Batra, Jyotsna Punj, V Darlong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416487/a-reliable-alternative-of-fiberoptic-bronchoscope-in-unanticipated-difficult-airway-flexible-fiberoptic-cystoscope
#19
Muhammad Sohaib, Khalid Maudood Siddiqui, Muhammad Faisal Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416479/management-of-a-difficult-to-ventilate-and-difficult-to-intubate-airway-anesthetists-nightmare
#20
B Naveen Naik, Anudeep Jafra, Ankur Luthra, Savinder Sethi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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