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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611883/altitude-related-change-in-endotracheal-tube-cuff-pressures-in-helicopter-ems
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Stacy N Weisberg, Jonathan C McCall, Joseph Tennyson
INTRODUCTION: Over-inflation of endotracheal tube (ETT) cuffs has the potential to lead to scarring and stenosis of the trachea.1, 2,3, 4 The air inside an ETT cuff is subject to expansion as atmospheric pressure decreases, as happens with an increase in altitude. Emergency medical services helicopters are not pressurized, thereby providing a good environment for studying the effects of altitude changes ETT cuff pressures. This study aims to explore the relationship between altitude and ETT cuff pressures in a helicopter air-medical transport program...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585161/is-18-f-fdg-pet-useful-for-predicting-r0-resection-after-induction-therapy-for-initially-unresectable-locally-advanced-esophageal-carcinoma
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Keijiro Sugimura, Hiroshi Miyata, Masahiko Yano, Yoshitomo Yanagimoto, Moon Jeong Ho, Shogo Kobayashi, Hidenori Takahashi, Takeshi Omori, Masayuki Ohue, Masato Sakon
OBJECTIVE: Induction therapy followed by surgery is a promising strategy for esophageal cancer patients with invasion of the trachea/bronchus or aorta. However, no diagnostic criteria have been established to diagnose whether R0 resection can be performed. We investigated whether (18)F-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET) and other modalities are useful for predicting R0 resection. METHODS: Fifty-seven patients with esophageal cancer invading the trachea/bronchus or aorta who underwent induction therapy followed by surgery were enrolled...
June 5, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579789/a-retrograde-y-stenting-of-the-trachea-for-treatment-of-mediastinal-fistula-in-an-unusual-situation
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Wolfgang Hohenforst-Schmidt, Paul Zarogoulidis, Michael Steinheimer, Thomas Schneider, Naim Benhassen, Holger Rupprecht, Lutz Freitag
INTRODUCTION: Stents have been used for quite some time for the treatment of benign and malignant airway stenosis. Silicon stents are preferred for benign situations, whereas metallic self-expanding stents are preferred for malignant comorbidities. PATIENT AND METHODS: In general, stents can be placed in different approach directions, although in pulmonary medicine it is logical to apply only antegrade techniques - until now. A 63-year-old patient, 168 cm height and 53 kg weight on referral, suffered chronical diseases...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544662/tracheal-replacement-therapy-with-a-stem-cell-seeded-graft-lessons-from-compassionate-use-application-of-a-gmp-compliant-tissue-engineered-medicine
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Martin J Elliott, Colin R Butler, Aikaterini Varanou-Jenkins, Leanne Partington, Carla Carvalho, Edward Samuel, Claire Crowley, Peggy Lange, Nicholas J Hamilton, Robert E Hynds, Tahera Ansari, Paul Sibbons, Anja Fierens, Claire McLaren, Derek Roebuck, Colin Wallis, Nagarajan Muthialu, Richard Hewitt, David Crabbe, Sam M Janes, Paolo De Coppi, Mark W Lowdell, Martin A Birchall
Tracheal replacement for the treatment of end-stage airway disease remains an elusive goal. The use of tissue-engineered tracheae in compassionate use cases suggests that such an approach is a viable option. Here, a stem cell-seeded, decellularized tissue-engineered tracheal graft was used on a compassionate basis for a girl with critical tracheal stenosis after conventional reconstructive techniques failed. The graft represents the first cell-seeded tracheal graft manufactured to full good manufacturing practice (GMP) standards...
June 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542051/critical-airway-stenosis-in-an-adolescent-male-with-pompe-disease-and-thoracic-lordosis-a-case-report
#5
B Randall Brenn, Mary T Theroux, Suken A Shah, William G Mackenzie, Robert Heinle, Mena T Scavina
An adolescent male with late-onset Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II) presented with a history of restrictive airway disease and a near-cardiorespiratory arrest during anesthesia for a liver biopsy initially thought to be due to bronchospasm. During a subsequent posterior spinal fusion procedure, he suffered cardiorespiratory arrest resulting in the procedure being aborted. Bronchoscopy performed shortly after resuscitation revealed an undiagnosed narrowing of the distal trachea and bronchi. This is the first description of a patient with lateonset Pompe disease with undiagnosed critical tracheal stenosis due to the progression of thoracic lordosis, which was ultimately relieved by posterior spinal fusion...
May 23, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538020/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-hypoxemia-during-interventional-rigid-bronchoscopy-under-spontaneous-assisted-ventilation
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Saowapark Chumpathong, Jamsak Tscheikuna, Thanatporn Boonsombat, Saipin Muangman, Choopong Luansritisakul
BACKGROUND: Interventional rigid bronchoscopy for tracheobronchial stenosis can be performed under total intravenous anesthesia and spontaneous-assisted ventilation. Intraoperative hypoxemia can occur during this procedure, but the incidence and risk factors have not yet been determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients who underwent rigid bronchoscopy for the treatment of tracheobronchial stenosis under total intravenous anesthesia and spontaneous-assisted ventilation during the study period from January 2011 to December 2012 were retrospectively reviewed...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515752/extended-resection-of-the-trachea-in-a-patient-with-cicatricial-tracheal-stenosis-after-tracheostomy-complicated-with-esophageal-tracheal-fistula-and-extensive-defect-of-the-frontal-tracheal-wall
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Shukhrat Khudaybergenov, Otabek Eshonkhodjaev, Sodiqjon Abdusalomov, Bakhrom Amanov
We present a case of one-stage radical surgical treatment of a 24-year-old female patient with cicatricial granulating tracheal stenosis after tracheostomy complicated by esophageal-tracheal fistula and an extensive defect of the anterior wall of the trachea after numerous unsuccessful attempts to correct the narrowing of the trachea and eliminate the fistula by endoscopic and open surgical techniques. The patient underwent extended tracheal resection with end-to-end anastomosis with liquidation of the esophageal-tracheal fistula and elimination of the defect of the anterior wall of the trachea by cervical access...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502210/-esophageal-complications-of-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease-consequences-or-defensive-reactions
#8
Örs Péter Horváth, Laura Bognár, András Papp, András Vereczkei
Gastroesophageal reflux disease affects more than 10% of the adult population. Most patients can be effectively treated with lifestyle changes and adequate acid-reducing therapy. However, about 10% of the patients remain symptomatic despite treatment and severe complications may develop. Interestingly, some of these complications seem to be a sort of defensive mechanism that may either alleviate the patient's symptoms or prevent developing further complications. In Barrett's esophagus, which can be unambigously considered as a complication of gastroesophageal reflux disease, reflux symptoms ruining the quality of life may significantly improve, since the metaplastic Barrett epithelium is much more resistent to gastric acid, than the normal epithelial lining of the esophagus...
May 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485188/quantification-of-inflammatory-markers-in-laryngotracheal-stenosis
#9
Kevin M Motz, Linda X Yin, Idris Samad, Dacheng Ding, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Alexander T Hillel
Objectives (1) Develop a novel method for serial assessment of gene and protein expression in laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS). (2) Assess cytokine expression and determine an immunophenotype in LTS. Study Design A matched comparison of endolaryngeal brush biopsy samples from laryngotracheal scar and normal airway. Setting Tertiary care hospital, 2015-2016. Methods Brush biopsy specimens of laryngotracheal scar and normal trachea were obtained from 17 patients with LTS at the time of operating room dilation and were used for protein and RNA extraction...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459406/-application-of-modified-percutaneous-rotating-dilative-tracheostomy-with-fiberoptic-bronchoscope-in-critical-patients-of-icu-a-control-study-for-four-kinds-of-tracheostomy
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Hong Zhang, Yanmin Xu, Haihong Li, Yao Zhang, Lunmeng Cui, Linlin Zhao, Qinghuan Yao, Fengjie Xie
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical application of modified percutaneous rotating dilative tracheostomy with fiberoptic bronchoscope (MPRDT-FOB) in critical patients of intensive care unit (ICU) by comparing it with percutaneous dilative tracheostomy (PDT), modified percutaneous dilative tracheostomy (MPDT), and percutaneous dilative tracheostomy with fiberoptic bronchoscope (PDT-FOB). METHODS: A prospective control study was conducted. 240 critical patients underwent tracheotomy admitted to ICU of Mudanjiang Medical University Hongqi Hospital from February 2011 to November 2016 were enrolled, and they were randomly divided into four groups with 60 patients in each group...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444377/primary-chondrosarcoma-of-the-trachea-with-extensive-extralumenal-growth
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Andrey Ryabov, Oleg Pikin, Victor Sokolov, Nadezda Volchenko
Primary chondrosarcoma of the trachea is an extremely rare non-epithelial neoplasm with only few cases published in the literature. We present a rare case of tracheal chondrosarcoma with extensive extralumenal growth. We operated a patient with obstructive tumour of the upper third of the trachea via partial sternotomy. Before surgery, a Hanarostent was put into the trachea to treat a life-threatening stenosis. Postoperative period was uneventful. We discuss the incidence, clinical presentation and treatment options in patients with rare tracheal tumours...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443268/complicated-postoperative-course-after-pulmonary-artery-sling-repair-and-slide-tracheoplasty
#12
Angelika Weber, Birgit Donner, Marie-Hélène Perez, Stefano Di Bernardo, Daniel Trachsel, Kishore Sandu, Nicole Sekarski
Pulmonary artery sling (PAS) is a rare congenital condition in which the left pulmonary artery (LPA) arises from the right pulmonary artery, and then passes between the trachea and the esophagus to reach the left lung, thereby forming a sling around the airway. It is often associated with intrinsic tracheal stenosis due to complete cartilaginous rings. Therapeutic management nowadays consists of one-stage reimplantation of the LPA and tracheoplasty with cardiopulmonary bypass support. Here, we present a 7-week-old boy with PAS and long-segment tracheal stenosis (LSTS) who underwent surgical intervention consisting of reimplantation of the LPA and slide tracheoplasty...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419806/tracheal-t-tubes-for-long-term-management-of-the-unreconstructable-trachea-in-adults
#13
Mark A Varvares
Management of tracheostenosis in adult patients who are either medically unreconstructable due to significant comorbidities or surgically unreconstructable remains a challenge. The tracheal T-tube offers an excellent permanent solution to the problem of the unreconstructable trachea. This article reviews 3 patients who underwent tracheofissure and placement of a tracheal T-tube after failed prior attempts at repair of tracheal stenosis. The tracheal T-tubes have been maintained for 13, 15, and 36 years, and these patients have enjoyed adequate phonatory and respiratory functions with the T-tube plugged and functioning as an airway stent...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418345/cricotracheal-resection-in-a-patient-with-severe-subglottic-stenosis-advantages-of-a-temporary-non-cannulated-tracheostomy
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Todor Miroslavov Popov, Tzvetomir Marinov, Julian Rangachev, Dimitar Konov, Maya Belitova
BACKGROUND: Stenosis in the area of the cricotracheal segment is still a challenging problem to be dealt with. Post-intubational cases mark an increase in recent years due to the advances in intensive care, thoracic surgery and neurosurgery departments. CASE REPORT: This paper describes a case report of a patient with severe subglottic stenosis (grade III according to the Cotton-Myer scale), introduces a new option in cricotracheal resections - postoperative temporary non-cannulated tracheostomy and describes its advantages...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414605/use-of-a-novel-surgical-approach-for-treatment-of-complete-bilateral-membranous-choanal-atresia-in-an-alpaca-cria
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Karine Pader, Patrick M Burns, Anne-Claire Brisville, Marjolaine Rousseau, Laurent Blond, Geoffrey Truchetti, Hélène Lardé, Catherine Lapointe, David Francoz
CASE DESCRIPTION A 4-hour-old 6.3-kg (13.9-lb) female alpaca cria was evaluated because of severe respiratory distress and difficulty nursing since birth. CLINICAL FINDINGS The cria had open-mouth breathing and cyanotic membranes, with no airflow evident from either nostril. Supplemental oxygen was delivered, and the patient was anesthetized and intubated orotracheally; a CT evaluation of the head confirmed bilateral membranous obstruction of the nasal cavities, consistent with complete bilateral choanal atresia...
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413394/significant-amelioration-of-tracheal-stenosis-following-lenvatinib-in-a-patient-who-has-anaplastic-thyroid-carcinoma-with-bronchomediastinal-infiltration-a-case-report
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Takahiro Fukuhara, Ryohei Donishi, Satoshi Koyama, Naritomo Miyake, Eriko Matsuda, Kazunori Fujiwara, Hiroya Kitano, Hiromi Takeuchi
BACKGROUND: Anaplastic thyroid carcinoma has an extremely poor prognosis, and no known drugs have exhibited acceptable efficacy. In recent years, novel anticancer tyrosine kinase inhibitors have been developed. We encountered a case of tracheal stenosis due to mediastinal and tracheal infiltration of anaplastic carcinoma for which lenvatinib exhibited remarkable effects; owing to this, airway management could be performed, even though the patient's condition was considered critical. CASE REPORT: A 55-year-old man presented with locally advanced anaplastic thyroid carcinoma that was observed to have mediastinal infiltration...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394008/large-thoracic-tumor-without-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Patelis, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Ioannis Tomos, Anna Garmpi, Michael Spartalis, Efstathios A Antoniou, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos
A 62 year-old male with long-standing smoking history presented with hemoptysis. Plain chest x-ray showed abnormal findings proximate to the right pulmonary hilum. Bronchoscopy revealed a fragile exophytic tumor of the right wall of the lower third of the trachea, infiltrating the right main bronchus (75% stenosis) and the right upper lobar bronchus (near total occlusion). Contrast-enhanced chest CT demonstrated a 7.2x4.9 cm tumor contiguous to the above-mentioned structures, mediastinal lymph node pathology, and a vessel coursing inferiorly to the left of the aortic arch and anterior to the left hilum...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391759/current-treatment-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#18
Changzhi Zhou, Yi Hu, Yang Xiao, Wen Yin
Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) often occur with esophageal or bronchial carcinoma. Currently, we rely on implantation of delicate devices, such as self-expanding and silicone stents, in the esophagus or trachea to cover the fistula and expand the stenosis in order to relieve patient pain. However, because each case is different, our approach may not be effective for every patient. Consequently, new devices and technology have emerged to address these situations, such as degradable stents, Amplatzer(®) devices, endobronchial one-way umbrella-shaped valves, and transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389860/a-novel-self-expandable-radioactive-airway-stent-loaded-with-125-i-seeds-a-feasibility-and-safety-study-in-healthy-beagle-dog
#19
Yong Wang, Jin-He Guo, Guang-Yu Zhu, Hai-Dong Zhu, Li Chen, Jian Lu, Chao Wang, Gao-Jun Teng
PURPOSE: Airway stent placement is an effective treatment for the immediate palliation of malignant airway obstruction. However, restenosis caused by tumor ingrowth and/or overgrowth after stenting is common. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and safety of a novel self-expandable stent loaded with (125)I seeds in healthy beagle dog. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Under fluoroscopic guidance, forty-eight self-expandable airway stents loaded with (125)I seeds were perorally placed in the main trachea of 48 healthy beagle dogs, who were randomly divided into four groups (Group A: 0...
July 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349784/fibroblasts-in-hypoxic-conditions-mimic-laryngotracheal-stenosis
#20
Linda X Yin, Kevin M Motz, Idris Samad, Madhavi Duvvuri, Michael Murphy, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Objective To elucidate the role of hypoxia and inflammatory pathways in the pathogenesis of iatrogenic laryngotracheal stenosis (iLTS). Study Design (1) Examination of mucosal surface gene expression in human iLTS. (2) In vitro comparison of normal and scar laryngotracheal fibroblasts under normoxic and hypoxic conditions. Setting Tertiary care hospital in a research university (2012-2016). Subjects and Methods Brush biopsies were obtained from normal laryngotracheal tissue and scar in iLTS patients; gene expression was compared...
May 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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