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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099401/vocal-cord-palsy-in-children-with-cancer-a-10-year-analysis-of-uk-pediatric-intensive-care-admissions
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Anna Capsomidis, Andrew Hall, Hamid Daya, Jonathan Round, Donna Lancaster, Jessica Bate
Vocal cord palsy (VCP) is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication in children with cancer. This study reviews UK Intensive Care admissions for children with cancer and VCP using data obtained from the Pediatric Intensive Care Audit Network (PICANet) database. 26 children with cancer and VCP were admitted to intensive care from 2002 to 2012. The majority of admissions (23/26) required respiratory intervention (17 invasive ventilation, 8 noninvasive ventilation, and 5 tracheostomy). VCP should be considered early in children with cancer who present with signs of upper airway obstruction, especially in those receiving vinca-alkaloids as VCP is likely to be reversible...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099139/quantitative-eeg-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-syndrome-a-review-of-the-literature
#2
Szilvia Puskás, Norbert Kozák, Dóra Sulina, László Csiba, Mária Tünde Magyar
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is characterized by the recurrent cessation (apnea) or reduction (hypopnea) of airflow due to the partial or complete upper airway collapse during sleep. Respiratory disturbances causing sleep fragmentation and repetitive nocturnal hypoxia are responsible for a variety of nocturnal and daytime complaints of sleep apnea patients, such as snoring, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, or impaired cognitive functions. Different techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and positron emission tomography, are used to evaluate the structural and functional changes in OSAS patients...
January 18, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095968/catathrenia-nocturnal-groaning-a-social-media-survey-and-state-of-the-art-review
#3
Jose Alonso, Macario Camacho, Dinesh K Chhetri, Christian Guilleminault, Soroush Zaghi
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Catathrenia is an underrecognized nocturnal vocalization phenomenon that can be a source of perplexity to patients, bed partners, and medical providers. Catathrenia is distinct from both sleep talking (a parasomnia with loud talking during sleep) and snoring (noise due to vibration of upper airway soft tissues related to variations in airway resistance). The objective of this review is to provide an evidence-based resource to help the practitioner reliably evaluate and manage patients with this condition...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094865/long-term-side-effects-on-the-temporomandibular-joints-and-orofacial-function-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treated-with-a-mandibular-advancement-device
#4
Sofie W Knappe, Merete Bakke, Palle Svanholt, Arne Petersson, Liselotte Sonnesen
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in long-term treatment with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) to increase the upper airway space, may develop changes in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the orofacial function due to the protruded jaw position during sleep. The aim was to investigate the influence of long-term MAD treatment on the TMJs, orofacial function and occlusion. This prospective study included 30 men and 13 women (median age 54) with OSA (Apnoea-Hypopnoea Index (AHI): 7-57). They were examined with the Nordic Orofacial Test Screening (NOT-S), the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) of the TMJs...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064430/influence-of-interface-and-position-on-upper-airway-collapsibility-assessed-by-negative-expiratory-pressure
#5
Raquel Pastrello Hirata, Fabiane Kayamori, Fabiola Schorr, Henrique Takachi Moriya, Salvatore Romano, Giuseppe Insalaco, Eloisa Gebrim, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Pedro Rodrigues Genta, Geraldo Lorenzi-Filho
PURPOSE: Negative expiratory pressure (NEP) is a simple technique for the evaluation of upper airway collapsibility in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Most studies evaluated NEP using a mouthpiece that may exclude the cephalic portion of the upper airway. We hypothesize that NEP determination is influenced by interface and position. METHODS: We evaluated patients with suspected OSA using polysomnography, NEP (-5 cmH2O in sitting and supine position with mouthpiece and nasal mask)...
January 7, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063275/a-survey-of-sleep-medicine-physician-perceptions-on-the-surgical-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Jonathan J Swope, Marcus A Couey, James W Wilson, Jonathon S Jundt
PURPOSE: Surgical treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) varies by specialty. Our survey sought to answer 3 principal questions: 1) To which surgical specialists are sleep physicians referring patients for upper airway surgery? 2) Which surgical treatment do sleep specialists find to be most effective in treating OSA? 3) Do sleep medicine physicians believe that maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) is worthwhile to patients who are surgical candidates? MATERIALS AND METHODS: We formulated a cross-sectional survey...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060973/evaluation-of-morphological-changes-in-pharynx-with-dynamic-ct-and-mri-in-snoring-patients
#7
Fatma Aktaş, Turan Aktaş, Zafer Özmen, Hüseyin Akan, Tolga Aksöz, Aysegül Altunkaş
BACKGROUND: Identifying the craniofacial abnormalities that cause snoring and the narrowest area of the upper airway creating obstructions can help to determine the proper method of treatment. AIM: To identify the factors that can cause snoring and the areas of the airway that are the most likely to collapse with upper airway imaging. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Axial pharynx examinations with CT (computerized tomography) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed to 38 patients complaining of snoring and 12 patients who did not complain of snoring...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060257/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-dise-with-target-controlled-infusion-tci-and-bispectral-analysis-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#8
Maximilian Traxdorf, Klaus Tschaikowsky, Claudia Scherl, Judith Bauer, Heinrich Iro, Florian Angerer
The aim of this study was to establish a standardized protocol for drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) to differentiate obstruction patterns in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Target-controlled infusion (TCI) of the sedative propofol was combined with real-time monitoring of the depth of sedation using bispectral analysis. In an observational study 57 patients (mean age 44.8 years, ± SD 10.5; mean apnea hypopnea Index (AHI) 30.8/hr, ± SD 21.6, mean BMI 28.2 kg/m(2), ± SD 5.3) underwent cardiorespiratory polysomnography followed by DISE with TCI and bispectral analysis...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056905/determinants-of-chronic-otitis-media-with-effusion-in-preschool-children-a-case-control-study
#9
Rebecca E Walker, Jim Bartley, David Flint, John M D Thompson, Edwin A Mitchell
BACKGROUND: Chronic otitis media with effusion (COME) is a prevalent upper airway infection resulting in hearing loss. The aim of this research was to determine risk factors for COME in preschool children. METHODS: A case-control design was conducted in Auckland, New Zealand from May 2011 until November 2013. The cases were children aged 3 and 4 years referred for tympanostomy tube placement due to a diagnosis of COME (n = 178). The controls were a random sample of healthy children aged 3 and 4 years from primary care practices (n = 209)...
January 6, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053912/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-a-treacher-collins-syndrome-patient-using-distraction-osteogenesis-of-the-mandible
#10
İbrahim Damlar, Ahmet Altan, Berk Turgay, Soydan Kiliç
In this study, we present the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Treacher Collins syndrome. A 10-year-old girl with a past history of Treacher Collins syndrome presented to our clinic with her parents for respiratory distress and insomnia. The patient was referred to a sleep laboratory where she was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, which was a consequence of her Treacher Collins syndrome. The patient underwent mandibular distraction osteogenesis under general anesthesia. The mandible was expanded by 15 mm using internal bilateral distractors...
December 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052557/adenotonsillectomy-to-treat-obstructive-sleep-apnea-is-it-enough
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A Boudewyns, F Abel, E Alexopoulos, M Evangelisti, A Kaditis, S Miano, M P Villa, S L Verhulst
Although adenotonsillectomy is the first line treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (0SAS),(1) improvement in objectively documented outcomes is often inadequate and a substantial number of children have residual disease. Early recognition and treatment of children with persistent OSAS is required to prevent long-term morbidity. The management of these children is frequently complex and a multidisciplinary approach is required as most of them have additional risk factors for OSAS and comorbidities...
January 3, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049119/bilateral-brachiocephalic-vein-compression-an-unusual-and-rare-presentation-of-multinodular-goitre
#12
Caitlin Jane McNeill, Joseph Dalby Sinnott, David Howlett
An interesting and rare case where a longstanding multinodular goitre causes sudden onset symptoms of superior vena cava obstruction. The symptoms were caused by bilateral brachiocephalic vein compression against the first rib. The patient's symptoms included upper limb and facial swelling, whereas her lower limbs were not oedematous (figure 1). The patient underwent CT imaging which showed a multinodular retrosternal thyroid filling the space created by the first rib, sometimes known as the thoracic outlet...
October 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033685/clinical-anatomy-and-surgical-significance-of-the-lingual-foramina-and-their-canals
#13
REVIEW
Puhan He, Mindy K Truong, Nimer Adeeb, R Shane Tubbs, Joe Iwanaga
The lingual foramina and canals can be categorized as medial or lateral based on their relation to the midline of the mandible. Investigation of the mandibular lingual region is often done with gross anatomical dissections of cadavers, 2D panoramic radiographic imaging, CT and cone beam CT (CBCT). While gross studies are the most reliable at qualifying canal contents and course, CBCT proved to be superior to other radiographic techniques for visualizing lingual foramina and canals. The submental and sublingual arteries, and their branches are found in the lingual vascular canals...
December 29, 2016: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029756/when-and-why-to-treat-the-child-who-snores
#14
Hui-Leng Tan, Maria Luz Alonso Alvarez, Marina Tsaoussoglou, Silke Weber, Athanasios G Kaditis
Obstructive sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) can result in cardiovascular and neurocognitive morbidity as well as adversely affect behavior, growth, quality of life, and nocturnal continence. This article summarizes the latest evidence regarding the morbidity related to obstructive SDB, commenting on the impact of severity of obstruction, that is, the difference in effects seen of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) compared to those of mild OSAS or primary snoring. The impact of therapy is discussed, focusing on which children are likely to benefit from treatment interventions; namely those with moderate or severe OSAS irrespective of the presence of morbidity, children with mild OSAS with associated morbidity or predictors of SDB persistence such as obesity, and children with complex conditions accompanied by upper airway obstruction like craniosynostosis and Prader-Willi syndrome...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025918/outcomes-of-upper-airway-stimulation-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-a-multicenter-german-postmarket-study
#15
Clemens Heiser, Joachim T Maurer, Benedikt Hofauer, J Ulrich Sommer, Annemarie Seitz, Armin Steffen
Objective Selective stimulation of the hypoglossal nerve is a new surgical therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, with proven efficacy in well-designed clinical trials. The aim of the study is to obtain additional safety and efficacy data on the use of selective upper airway stimulation during daily clinical routine. Study Design Prospective single-arm study. Setting Three tertiary hospitals in Germany (Munich, Mannheim, Lübeck). Subjects and Methods A multicenter prospective single-arm study under a common implant and follow-up protocol took place in 3 German centers (Mannheim, Munich, Lübeck)...
December 1, 2016: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025608/specified-data-for-tonsil-surgery-in-germany
#16
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: Tonsillectomy rates vary considerably among different states, regions, and times. This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of "chronic" tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, hypertrophy of the tonsils with and without adenoids in absolute and relative numbers in an 80 million people nation. Moreover, the number and rates of different surgical procedures to resolve either "chronic" tonsillitis, peritonsillar abscess, or upper airway obstruction due to (adeno)tonsillar hypertrophy over several years was evaluated in this study (tonsillectomy, adenotonsillectomy, tonsillotomy, abscess tonsillectomy, transoral incision and drainage)...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012827/comparison-of-level-and-degree-of-upper-airway-obstruction-by-m%C3%A3-ller-s-maneuver-and-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-in-obstructive-sleep-apnea-patients
#17
Ah Ra Jung, Tae Kyung Koh, Su Jin Kim, Kun Hee Lee, Joong Saeng Cho, Sung Wan Kim
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare and analyze the level and degree of observed upper airway obstruction in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) using Müller's maneuver (MM) and drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE). We sought to find a method for evaluating the upper airway that could be used to determine surgical sites. METHODS: This study included 80 OSA patients who visited Kyung Hee Medical Center and underwent polysomnography (PSG) from March 2013 to March 2014...
December 21, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009638/the-effect-of-head-rotation-on-efficiency-of-face-mask-ventilation-in-anaesthetised-apnoeic-adults-a-prospective-randomised-crossover-study
#18
Taiga Itagaki, Jun Oto, Sara M Burns, Yandong Jiang, Robert M Kacmarek, Jeremi R Mountjoy
BACKGROUND: Upper airway obstruction occurs commonly after induction of general anaesthesia. It is the major cause of difficult mask ventilation. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine whether head rotation improves the efficiency of mask ventilation of anaesthetised apnoeic adults. DESIGN: A prospective crossover study. SETTING: Single university teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Forty patients, aged 18 to 75 years with a BMI 18...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009035/unilateral-hypertransparency-on-chest-radiograph-the-congenital-poland-syndrome
#19
Ioannis Tomos, Andriana I Papaioannou, Aikaterini Vlami, Vasiliki Apollonatou, Effrosyni D Manali, Spyros A Papiris
Unilateral hypertransparent hemithorax requires a particular diagnostic approach as it can be the result of diverse pulmonary diseases, including pneumothorax, large pulmonary embolus, unilateral large bullae, mucous plag, airway obstruction and contralateral pleural effusion. Congenital syndromes with chest wall abnormalities, are rare, but often underdiagnosed causes. Poland Syndrome consists of such a rare, congenital anomaly and is characterized by the absence of the pectoralis major muscle and upper limb ipsilateral abnormalities...
2016: Adv Respir Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008627/clinically-small-tonsils-are-typically-not-obstructive-in-children-during-drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy
#20
Craig Miller, Patricia L Purcell, John P Dahl, Kaalan Johnson, David L Horn, Maida L Chen, Dylan K Chan, Sanjay R Parikh
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the degree of lateral pharyngeal wall (LPW) obstruction on pediatric drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) correlates with preprocedure tonsillar hypertrophy score on physical examination, and to determine if clinically small tonsils are obstructive. METHODS: Retrospective review of 154 patients who underwent DISE at a single pediatric tertiary care center over a 4-year period. Inclusion criteria were documentation of Brodsky tonsil score on preoperative physical examination...
December 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
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