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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930929/avoidance-of-tracheostomy-using-mandibular-distraction-in-an-infant-with-severe-condylar-dysplasia-and-airway-obstruction
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Anthony J Archual, Jonathan S Black
Craniofacial microsomia (CFM) is a common craniofacial anomaly characterized by asymmetric malformation of the mandible, ear, and other structures including the upper airway. The degree of mandibular hypoplasia is classified using a scheme developed by Pruzansky and modified by Kaban. Severe condylar dysplasia is the hallmark of Pruzansky-Kaban types IIB and III. Distraction osteogenesis has emerged as a treatment modality for mandibular hypoplasia in this setting for the treatment of asymmetry and airway obstruction...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929061/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-as-a-selection-tool-for-surgical-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome-our-personal-experience
#2
M B Bharathi, J Rajendra Prasad, K Satish
The role of Drug-induced sleep endoscopy as a selection tool for surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. SOURCE OF DATA: Polysomnography proved OSA patients, who are planned for surgery in dept. of ENT AND HEAD& NECK, JSS Hospital, Mysore. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. METHOD: 30 Polysomnography proved OSA patients, age between 20 and 60 years have been selected for Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) after taking informed consent for proposed surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929056/clinico-pathological-profile-of-deep-neck-space-infection-a-prospective-study
#3
Rumpa Das, Gorakh Nath, Anupam Mishra
Deep neck space infections (DNI) has been a common and serious disease, involving several spaces created by planes of greater and lesser resistance between the fascial layers of the neck. Infection of deep neck space has been dangerous due to its potential ease of spread from one space to other space, associated sepsis and upper airway obstruction. This prospective study was done in 45 patients of DNI over a period of 1 year. Patients with age of 1 month to 80 years of both the sexes were included. Patient's particular, clinical presentation and associated co-morbid conditions, physical examination, routine laboratory investigations and radiological investigations were analyzed...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
#4
Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915135/otolaryngologic-management-of-down-syndrome-patients-what-is-new
#5
Ethan C Bassett, Mary F Musso
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of children with Down syndrome as it pertains to the otolaryngologist continues to evolve. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has dominated the recent literature, but other topics including hearing loss, swallowing, and perioperative considerations are also reported. RECENT FINDINGS: The prevalence of OSA in children with Down syndrome ranges from 57 to 73% in certain cohorts, and, whereas adentonsillectomy can decrease Apnea-Hypopnea Index, up to 80% may have persistent OSA...
September 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910892/-study-on-pharyngeal-wall-floppiness-of-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-hypopnea-syndrome-attributable-to-non-structural-factors
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Z Q Lin, K L Jiang, L Zhao, S N Li, S Shao, W Qian, Z Z Tao
Objective: Acoustic pharyngealmetry technology is utilized to evaluate the change and clinical significance of obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) patients caused by non-upper airway structural factor and normal individuals' PWF(pharyngeal wall floppiness). Methods: Acoustic pharyngealmetry instrument of Ecconvision was utilized to examine 102 OSAHS patients and 50 normal individuals, separately recorded their volume of pharyngeal cavity in sit or supine position, calculated PWF in sit or supine position, and SPSS 12...
September 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906336/interobserver-consistency-of-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-in-diagnosing-obstructive-sleep-apnea-using-a-vote-classification-system
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Ahmet Altintaş, Burak Olgun, Yakup Yegin, Mustafa Çelik, Kamil Hakan Kaya, Arzu Karaman Koç, Fatma Tülin Kayhan
OBJECTIVES: To explore the interobserver consistency of drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) for patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and review the current literature. METHODS: In total, 55 patients with an apnea-hypopnea index >5, as determined by on overnight sleep study, were included in this study, 45 males and 10 females, with an average age of 46.87 ± 10.06 years old (range, 19-71). For all OSAS patients, DISE was performed by the same surgeon, which was recorded digitally...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901388/inhibitory-effects-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-or-a-resveratrol-dimer-on-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-in-genioglossus-myoblasts-involvement-of-er%C3%AE-and-its-downstream-p38%C3%A2-mapk-pathways
#8
Yuanyuan Li, Yuehua Liu, Yun Lu, Bingjiao Zhao
Deficiency in the functioning of the genioglossus, which is one of the upper airway dilator muscles, is an important cause of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS). Estrogens have been reported to inhibit hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) expression in hypoxia, regulating its target genes and exerting protective effects on the genioglossus in chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH). This study aimed to investigate the role of 17β-estradiol (E2) and a resveratrol dimer (RD) on HIF-1α and the underlying mechanism...
September 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901030/treating-osa-current-and-emerging-therapies-beyond-cpap
#9
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Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho, Fernanda R Almeida, Patrick J Strollo
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is the standard treatment for moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). However, adherence to CPAP is limited and non-CPAP therapies are frequently explored. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is currently widely used for the treatment of snoring, mild, moderate and severe OSA. The most commonly used and studied OA consists of a maxillary and mandibular splint which hold the lower jaw forward during sleep. The efficacy of OA is inferior to CPAP; however, the effectiveness as measured by sleepiness, quality of life, endothelial function and blood pressure is similar likely due to higher acceptance and subjective adherence...
September 12, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891836/feasibility-and-safety-of-flexible-bronchoscopy-performed-via-tracheal-tubes-in-patients-with-tracheostomies-a-retrospective-single-center-experience
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Gustavo Ferrer, Chi Chan Lee, Sameer Shaharyar, Osman Perez, Molly Moor, Frank Gomez, Fanny Tse, Hamid Feiz, Mauricio Danckers
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is commonly performed to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with respiratory disease, and is typically performed via transnasal or transoral approaches. FB can be performed via tracheal tubes in patients with tracheostomies; however, the safety and technical feasibility has not been established. The present study evaluates the safety and feasibility of performing FB via tracheal tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 45 patients underwent 56 procedures involving FB via tracheal tubes at a single institution from November 2013 to November 2014 and were included in this retrospective case series...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882637/successful-retrograde-intubation-after-failed-fiberoptic-intubation-and-percutaneous-cricothyrotomy
#11
Stephanie Brenman, Sachin Gupta, Stephanie Tseeng
BACKGROUND: An obstructive neck lesion presents an airway challenge for any emergency physician. Retrograde intubation is an infrequently used airway alternative that can be employed in the difficult airway algorithm that requires little training and is less invasive than surgical cricothyrotomy. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with respiratory distress progressing to respiratory failure from upper airway obstruction. The patient had significant tracheal thickening at the level of the thyroid gland based on a computed tomography report from 3 weeks prior to his presentation...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881101/nasal-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-impairs-heated-humidification-a-neonatal-bench-study
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Tim L Ullrich, Christoph Czernik, Christoph Bührer, Gerd Schmalisch, Hendrik S Fischer
OBJECTIVE: Nasal high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (nHFOV) is a novel mode of non-invasive ventilation used in neonates. However, upper airway obstructions due to viscous secretions have been described as specific adverse effects. We hypothesized that high-frequency oscillations reduce air humidity in the oropharynx, resulting in upper airway desiccation. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the effects of nHFOV ventilatory settings on oropharyngeal gas conditions. METHODS: NHFOV or nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP) was applied, along with heated humidification, to a previously established neonatal bench model that simulates oropharyngeal gas conditions during spontaneous breathing through an open mouth...
September 7, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879332/anesthetic-management-for-simultaneous-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-and-maxillomandibular-advancement-in-a-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#13
Tae Seong Kuk, Eunsun So, Myong-Hwan Karm, Jimin Kim, Seong In Chi, Hyun Jeong Kim, Kwang-Suk Seo, Sung Woon On, Jin-Young Choi
Drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) is used to identify areas of upper airway obstruction, which occurs when patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) snore. DISE enables effective diagnosis and appropriate treatment of the obstruction site. Among surgical treatment methods for OSA, maxillomandibular advancement surgery (MMA) is performed to move a jaw forward; the surgery has a high success rate for OSA treatment. In DISE, anesthetics such as propofol and midazolam must be administered to induce snoring while the patient is deeply sedated for an accurate diagnosis to be made...
March 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871620/oropharyngeal-surfactant-can-improve-initial-stabilisation-and-reduce-rescue-intubation-in-infants-born-below-25-weeks-of-gestation
#14
Tereza Lamberska, Eva Settelmayerova, Jan Smisek, Marketa Luksova, Gabriela Maloskova, Richard Plavka
AIM: Minimally aggressive and easily performed techniques that facilitate spontaneous respiratory stabilisation are required to reduce rescue intubation in extremely premature infants. This study evaluated the feasibility and safety of administering surfactant into the pharynx of infants born at less than 25 weeks immediately after birth. METHODS: This study of 19 infants was conducted from January 2013 to July 2014 in a tertiary perinatal centre in Prague. We administered 1...
September 4, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870268/multi-level-obstruction-in-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-prevalence-severity-and-predictive-factors
#15
C Q Phua, W X Yeo, C Su, P K H Mok
OBJECTIVES: To characterise multi-level obstruction in terms of prevalence, obstructive sleep apnoea severity and predictive factors, and to collect epidemiological data on upper airway morphology in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of 250 obstructive sleep apnoea patients. RESULTS: On clinical examination, 171 patients (68.4 per cent) had multi-level obstruction, 49 (19.6 per cent) had single-level obstruction and 30 (12 per cent) showed no obstruction...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865707/effect-of-airway-surface-liquid-on-the-forces-on-the-pharyngeal-wall-experimental-fluid-structure-interaction-study
#16
Jernej Pirnar, Brane Širok, Andrej Bombač
Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) is a breathing disorder with a multifactorial etiology. The respiratory epithelium is lined with a thin layer of airway surface liquid preventing interactions between the airflow and epithelium. The effect of the liquid lining in OSAS pathogenesis remains poorly understood despite clinical research. Previous studies have shown that the physical properties of the airway surface liquid or altered stimulation of the airway mechanoreceptors could alleviate or intensify OSAS; however, these studies do not provide a clear physical interpretation...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863405/phantom-study-evaluating-detection-of-simulated-upper-airway-occlusion-using-piezoelectric-ultrasound-transducers
#17
Mohammad Al-Abed, Peter Antich, Donald E Watenpaugh, Khosrow Behbehani
Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is characterized by repetitive narrowing or full collapse of the upper airway concomitant with continued respiratory effort during sleep lasting 10s or more. OSAHS is the most prevalent form of sleep-disordered breathing, affecting more than 17% of the middle-aged U.S. POPULATION: Hence, many individuals need to be tested for having OSAHS. Currently, detection of airway occlusion due to OSAHS is achieved by indirect measurements, often requiring multiple sensor types, such as a flow transducer combined with chest and abdomen plethysmography...
August 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860332/negative-pressure-ventilation-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-failure
#18
Amanda B Hassinger, Ryan K Breuer, Kirsten Nutty, Chang-Xing Ma, Omar S Al Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: The objective of this work was to describe the use of negative-pressure ventilation (NPV) in a heterogeneous critically ill, pediatric population. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients admitted to a pediatric ICU with acute respiratory failure supported with NPV from January 1, 2012 to May 15, 2015. RESULTS: Two hundred thirty-three subjects at a median age of 15.5 months were supported with NPV for various etiologies, most commonly bronchiolitis (70%)...
August 31, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856422/are-the-epworth-sleepiness-scale-and-stop-bang-model-effective-at-predicting-the-severity-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-osa-in-particular-osa-requiring-treatment
#19
Binita Panchasara, Alan J Poots, Gary Davies
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a condition characterised by repetitive upper airway collapse during sleep. The condition carries a range of health sequelae that can prove fatal in cases with co-existing risk factors for the condition, such as obesity and hypertension. Utilisation of a high-performance screening tool for OSA is thus important. A retrospective audit using the ESS and Stop-Bang scores, alongside Apnoea-Hypopnea Index values, for patients who underwent polysomnography over 1 year. Multinomial logistic regression was used to compare the predictive abilities of ESS, SBM, and body mass index (BMI) for the patient outcome groups, "None" (No OSA), "Notreat" (OSA not requiring treatment) and "treat" (OSA requiring treatment)...
August 30, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853428/obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-osas-evaluation-and-treatment-of-odontostomatological-problems
#20
Gaetano Ierardo, Valeria Luzzi, Antonella Polimeni
The Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) is a breathing disorder characterized by repeated episodes of apnea/hypopnea occurring during sleep and caused by the obstruction of the upper airway. As OSAS can have a significant impact on quality of life, an early diagnosis and a multi-specialized recognition become important. Therapeutic proposals include the Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs), intraoral devices that induce a mandibular advancement during the night to eliminate snoring and apnea. Italian guidelines on dental aspects of OSAS in adults and children focus primarily on anamnestic and clinical methods by which the dentist, in a role of epidemiological sentinel, can first identify a patient with OSAS and then participate in the therapeutic process using specific orthodontic intraoral devices...
August 28, 2017: La Medicina del Lavoro
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