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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646524/risk-factors-for-severe-respiratory-depression-from-prescription-opioid-overdose
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Lindsay M Fox, Robert S Hoffman, David Vlahov, Alex F Manini
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Prescription opioid overdose is a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the US. We aimed to identify characteristics associated with clinical severity in emergency department patients with prescription opioid overdose. DESIGN: This was a secondary data analysis of adult prescription opioid overdoses from a large prospective cohort of acute overdoses. We examined elements of a typical emergency department evaluation using a multivariable model to determine which characteristics were associated with clinical severity, specifically severe respiratory depression (SRD)...
June 23, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645982/a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-non-inferiority-trial-comparing-nasal-high-flow-with-nasal-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-as-primary-support-for-newborn-infants-with-early-respiratory-distress-born-in-australian-non-tertiary-special-care-nurseries
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Brett J Manley, Calum T Roberts, Gaston R B Arnolda, Ian M R Wright, Louise S Owen, Kim M Dalziel, Jann P Foster, Peter G Davis, Adam G Buckmaster
INTRODUCTION: Nasal high-flow (nHF) therapy is a popular mode of respiratory support for newborn infants. Evidence for nHF use is predominantly from neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). There are no randomised trials of nHF use in non-tertiary special care nurseries (SCNs). We hypothesise that nHF is non-inferior to nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) as primary support for newborn infants with respiratory distress, in the population cared for in non-tertiary SCNs. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: The HUNTER trial is an unblinded Australian multicentre, randomised, non-inferiority trial...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645320/acromegaly-discovered-during-a-routine-out-patient-surgical-procedure-a-case-report
#3
Chukwudi O Chiaghana, Julia M Bauerfeind, Cheri A Sulek, J Christopher Goldstein, Caleb A Awoniyi
BACKGROUND: Acromegaly is a rare syndrome in which there is unregulated hypersecretion of growth hormone. The anesthetic management of patients with this disorder is particularly challenging due to pre-existing cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction, as well as recognized difficulties with airway management. Because of the insidious progression of the disease and the presence of nonspecific signs and symptoms, diagnosis is often made late when characteristic acromegalic features become apparent...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645181/the-clinical-benefits-of-perioperative-antioxidant-vitamin-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis
#4
Jun Geng, Ju Qian, Weijun Si, Hao Cheng, Fuhai Ji, Zhenya Shen
The clinical benefits of perioperative antioxidant vitamin therapy in cardiac patients remain controversial. Here, we conducted a meta-analysis to determine the strength of the evidence supporting the perioperative use of antioxidant vitamins in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. We searched 4 databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Science Citation Index and Cochrane Library) for randomized controlled trials that reported the effects of antioxidant vitamin therapy on patients undergoing cardiac surgery until 6 June 2016...
June 22, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645011/transient-portal-venous-gas-associated-with-reversible-non-occlusive-mesenteric-ischemia-a-case-report
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Gaël Piton, Brice Paquette, Eric Delabrousse, Gilles Capellier
OBJECTIVES: To report the utility of abdominal ultrasonography (US) to identify the presence of portal venous gas (PVG) during non-occlusive mesenteric ischemia (NOMI), and to follow the disappearance of portal venous gas after resolution of the NOMI. DATA SOURCES: This was a clinical observation of a patient, with images of abdominal computed tomography (CT), and a video of portal venous gas identified by ultrasonography. DATA SYNTHESIS: We describe the case of an adult patient admitted to our ICU for NOMI developing 48h after cardiac surgery...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644314/prone-or-left-for-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-prone-versus-left-sided-starting-position-for-colonoscopy
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Nikhil Vergis, Alexander J Scarborough, James A Morris, Jonathan M Hoare
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data have emerged supporting the right-lateral starting position in reducing time to cecum and improving patient comfort for minimally sedated colonoscopy. We aimed to test whether prone starting position results in similar advantages in procedure time and patient tolerability in comparison to traditional left-sided starting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial in which patients were randomized to begin in either the prone or left-lateral (LL) position...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644052/a-little-dab-will-do-ya-in-a-case-report-of-neuro-and-cardiotoxicity-following-use-of-cannabis-concentrates
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Shannon S Rickner, Dazhe Cao, Kurt Kleinschmidt, Steven Fleming
CONTEXT: The use of marijuana and cannabis concentrates is increasing, especially following decriminalization in several states. Psychosis and cardiotoxicity have been reported following cannabis use; however, myocardial injury from "dabbing" has not yet been reported. We report a case of hyperthermia, tachycardia, hypertension, severe agitation, neuro-, and cardiotoxicity following the use of "dabs" where there is concomitant confirmatory biological and sample testing. CASE DETAILS: A 17-year-old athletic man developed agitation requiring sedation and intubation for safety, with peak systolic blood pressures in the 190s and hyperthermia (to 102 °F)...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643999/dexmedetomidine-and-general-anesthesia-a-narrative-literature-review-of-its-major-indications-for-use-in-adults-undergoing-non-cardiac-surgery
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Arthur Davy, Julien Fessler, Marc Fischler, Morgan le Guen
BACKGROUND: In Europe, dexmedetomidine has marketing approval only for sedation in intensive care units. However, its use during general anesthesia has been widely reported. The aim of this narrative review is to draw a picture of potential indications in anesthesia. METHODS: We searched in MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials using the keywords "Dexmedetomidine, Dexdor, Precedex and Dexdomitor". The research ended in December 2016...
June 22, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642187/cheiloplasty-associated-to-a-palatal-obturator-in-a-preterm-infant-with-a-cleft-lip-and-palate
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H Bénateau, A-S Trentesaux, A Chatellier, J Laurent, A Bellot, A Veyssiere
INTRODUCTION: Preterm infants are commonly treated by non-invasive ventilation (NIV) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which are associated with fewer complications than nasotracheal intubation. In preterm infants with a cleft lip and palate, this method of respiratory management is difficult or impossible to perform because of air leakage through the cleft defect. CASE: We report a male infant who was born at 29 weeks of gestation with a left complete unilateral cleft lip and palate...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642178/neurological-outcome-after-decompressive-craniectomy-predictors-of-outcome-in-different-pathologies
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Taco Goedemans, Dagmar Verbaan, Bert A Coert, Bertjan Kerklaan, René van den Berg, Jonathan M Coutinho, Tessa van Middelaar, Paul J Nederkoorn, W Peter Vandertop, Pepijn van den Munckhof
OBJECTIVE: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) has been proposed as lifesaving treatment in patients with elevated intracranial pressure, but its effectiveness on reaching favorable neurological outcome remains unclear. We identified predictors of outcome in a large, single-center cohort of patients undergoing DC for different pathologies. METHODS: This retrospective study included all patients undergoing DC from 2006-2014. One-year outcome, assessed using the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS), was dichotomized into favorable (GOS 4-5) and unfavorable (GOS 1-3) outcome...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641231/association-between-timing-of-intubation-and-outcome-in-critically-ill-patients-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-icon-audit
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Philippe R Bauer, Ognjen Gajic, Rahul Nanchal, Rahul Kashyap, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Yasser Sakr, Stephan M Jakob, Bruno François, Xavier Wittebole, Richard G Wunderink, Jean-Louis Vincent
PURPOSE: The optimal timing of endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients requiring invasive mechanical ventilation remains undefined. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a secondary analysis of the large, prospective ICON database, we used a piecewise proportional hazards model to compare outcomes in patients who underwent intubation early (within two days after intensive care unit [ICU] admission) or later. RESULTS: After excluding 5340 patients already intubated on admission or with therapeutic limitation, 4729 patients were analyzed, of whom 4074 never underwent intubation...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640930/orotracheal-intubation-in-infants-performed-with-a-stylet-versus-without-a-stylet
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REVIEW
Joyce E O'Shea, Jennifer O'Gorman, Aakriti Gupta, Sanjay Sinhal, Jann P Foster, Liam Af O'Connell, C Omar F Kamlin, Peter G Davis
BACKGROUND: Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a common and potentially life-saving intervention. It is a mandatory skill for neonatal trainees, but one that is difficult to master and maintain. Intubation opportunities for trainees are decreasing and success rates are subsequently falling. Use of a stylet may aid intubation and improve success. However, the potential for associated harm must be considered. OBJECTIVES: To compare the benefits and harms of neonatal orotracheal intubation with a stylet versus neonatal orotracheal intubation without a stylet...
June 22, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638421/item-selection-and-content-validity-of-the-risk-factors-of-post-intubation-tracheal-stenosis-observation-questionnaire-for-icu-admitted-patients
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Roya Farzanegan, Behrooz Farzanegan, Maryam Alehashem, Mahdi Zangi, Sharareh R Niakan Kalhori, Kambiz Sheikhy, Habib Emami, Mohammad Behgam Shadmehr
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis as a late complication of prolonged endotracheal intubation is a life-threatening event. In order to determine the related risk factors for this complication, which may vary among different countries, designing a valid questionnaire is necessary. The aim of this study was to select the items and evaluate the face and content validities of a questionnaire developed for assessment of risk factors of post-intubation tracheal stenosis (PITS) in patients admitted in the intensive care unit...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638419/diagnostic-yield-of-a-direct-quantitative-smear-of-lower-respiratory-tract-secretions-in-patients-with-suspected-pneumonia-compared-to-a-semi-quantitative-culture
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Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Maryam Sadeghi, Latif Gachkar, Samaneh Dolatshahi
BACKGROUND: Microorganism isolation from respiratory tract specimens is the standard of care in patients with suspected nosocomial and ventilator associated pneumonia. However, these methods are time-consuming and are influenced by several factors. A direct quantitative smear (DQS) with proper staining may be an easy, cost-effective, rapid method. We evaluated the diagnostic yield of direct smears compared to semi-quantitative culture methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospitalized, intubated patients with clinically suspected pneumonia and patients who underwent diagnostic bronchoscopic alveolar lavage (BAL) and trans-endotracheal aspiration (TEA) were enrolled in a prospective study...
2017: Tanaffos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638218/new-endoscopes-and-add-on-devices-to-improve-colonoscopy-performance
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REVIEW
Paraskevas Gkolfakis, Georgios Tziatzios, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer prevention; however, it is still an imperfect modality. Precancerous lesions can be lost during screening examinations, thus increasing the risk of interval cancer. A variety of factors either patient-, or endoscopist dependent or even the procedure itself may contribute to loss of lesions. Sophisticated modalities including advanced technology endoscopes and add-on devices have been developed in an effort to eliminate colonoscopy's drawbacks and maximize its ability to detect potentially culprit polyps...
June 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638060/epidural-dexmedetomidine-reduces-the-requirement-of-propofol-during-total-intravenous-anaesthesia-and-improves-analgesia-after-surgery-in-patients-undergoing-open-thoracic-surgery
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Xianzhang Zeng, Jingjing Jiang, Lingling Yang, Wengang Ding
The aim of this study was to assess the systemic and analgesic effects of epidural dexmedetomidine in thoracic epidural anaesthesia (TEA) combined with total intravenous anaesthesia during thoracic surgery. Seventy-one patients undergoing open thoracotomy were included in this study and randomly divided into three groups: Control group (Group C): patients received TEA with levobupivacaine alone and were intravenously infused with saline; Epidural group (Group E): patients received TEA with levobupivacaine and dexmedetomidine, and were intravenously infused with saline; Intravenous group (group V): patients received TEA with levobupivacaine alone and were intravenously infused with dexmedetomidine...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637440/acute-airway-compromise-due-to-parathyroid-tumour-apoplexy-an-exceptionally-rare-and-potentially-life-threatening-presentation
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Aoife Garrahy, David Hogan, James Paul O'Neill, Amar Agha
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma is a rare and potentially life-threatening presentation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 45 year old female recently diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism who presented with chest discomfort and acute airway compromise due to spontaneous extracapsular haemorrhage into a parathyroid adenoma. Computed tomography (CT) imaging showed a hypopharyngeal haematoma extending 10 cm into the superior mediastinum...
June 21, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636875/effects-of-prenatal-binge-like-ethanol-exposure-and-maternal-stress-on-postnatal-morphological-development-of-hippocampal-neurons-in-rats
#18
Ewa Jakubowska-Dogru, Birsen Elibol, Ilknur Dursun, Sinan Yürüker
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is one of the most commonly used drugs of abuse negatively affecting human health and it is known as a potent teratogen responsible for fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which is characterized by cognitive deficits especially pronounced in juveniles but ameliorating in adults. Searching for the potential morphological correlates of these effects, in this study, we compared the course of developmental changes in the morphology of principal hippocampal neurons in fetal-alcohol (A group), intubated control (IC group), and intact control male rats (C group) over a protracted period of the first two postnatal months...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635201/hamman-rich-syndrome-a-forgotten-entity
#19
William Newmarch, Angelica Puopolo, Madina Weiler, Brian Casserly
The following report outlines the case of a 76-year-old gentleman who presented to the hospital with acute interstitial pneumonitis, a rare and rapidly progressive type of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia. The patient initially presented with a three-week history of progressive shortness of breath and cough which was diagnosed as community acquired pneumonia. Treatment with oral antibiotics was unsuccessful resulting in re-presentation the following week with type one respiratory failure. Investigations revealed widespread inflammatory changes consistent with an acute inflammatory process...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634749/the-king-laryngeal-tube-a-mimic-of-esophageal-intubation-in-the-emergency-department
#20
Daniel B Green, Christopher W Root, Ian R Drexler, Alan C Legasto, Jonathan St George
The King Airway is a temporary airway device used primarily in the pre-hospital setting and typically exchanged for an endotracheal tube upon arrival to the emergency department. Since this usually occurs before imaging, many radiologists are unfamiliar with the King Airway. This lack of familiarity can have important consequences for the patient and treating team. The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of the King Airway among radiologists, emphasize appropriate positioning, and review the imaging complications of incorrect positioning...
June 20, 2017: Emergency Radiology
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