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Fiberoptic intubation

Jung-In Ko, Sang Ook Ha, Min Seok Koo, Miyoung Kwon, Jieun Kim, Jin Jeon, So Hee Park, Sangwoo Shim, Youjin Chang, Taejin Park
OBJECTIVE: Airway management in patients with suspected cervical spine injury is classified as a "difficult airway." The best device for managing difficult airways is not known. Therefore, we conducted an intubation study simulating patients with cervical spine injury using three devices: a conventional Macintosh laryngoscope, a video laryngoscope (GlideScope), and a fiberoptic bronchoscope (MAF-TM). Success rates, intubation time, and complication rates were compared. METHODS: Nine physician experts in airway management participated in this study...
December 2015: Clin Exp Emerg Med
Radhe Sharan, Brij Mohan, Harkomal Kaur, Anju Bala
BACKGROUND: Fiberoptic intubation is a technique commonly used for difficult airways. Conscious sedation is desirable to make this procedure tolerable, and it is essential that patients are cooperative, relaxed, and comfortable especially when difficult airway anatomy or pathology is encountered. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and efficacy of propofol versus midazolam in oral fiberoptic endotracheal intubation in terms of hemodynamic changes, level of sedation, ease of intubation, and patient comfort and complications...
September 2016: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Jung-Min Hong, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Eun Soo Kim, Hae-Kyu Kim, Soeun Jeon, Hyae-Jin Kim
Proteus syndrome (PS) is a rare congenital hamartomatous disorder with multisystem involvement. PS shows highly clinical variability due to overgrowth of the affected areas, and several features can make anesthetic management challenging. Little is known about the airway problem associated with anesthesia in PS patients. An 11-year-old girl with PS was scheduled for ear surgery under general anesthesia. She had features complicating intubation including facial asymmetry and disproportion, abnormal teeth, limitation of neck movement due to torticollis, and thoracolumbar scoliosis...
October 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Benjamin Nicholson, Harinder Dhindsa, Louis Seay
BACKGROUND: Blunt injuries to the cervical trachea remain rare but present unique and challenging clinical scenarios for prehospital providers. These injuries depend on prehospital providers either definitively securing the injured airway or bridging the patient to a treatment facility that can mobilize the necessary resources. CASE SUMMARY: The case presented here involves a clothesline injury to a pediatric patient that resulted in complete tracheal transection and partial esophageal transection...
October 4, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
Ricardo Fuentes, Juan Carlos De la Cuadra, Hector Lacassie, Alejandro González
: Neonates and small infants with craniofacial malformation may be very difficult or impossible to mask ventilate or intubate. We would like to report the fiberoptic intubation of a small infant with Treacher Collins Syndrome using the technique described by Ellis et al. CASE REPORT: An one month-old infant with Treacher Collins Syndrome was scheduled for mandibular surgery under general endotracheal anesthesia. Direct laryngoscopy for oral intubation failed to reveal the glottis...
September 27, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Lakshmi N Kurnutala, Gurneet Sandhu, Sergio D Bergese
A 62-year-old man with a left temporal lobe tumor was scheduled for a semiurgent craniotomy for tumor excision. Previously, the patient had a laryngeal carcinoma that was resected and treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy and a history of laryngeal biopsy with awake fiberoptic intubation. Because a difficult airway was anticipated, awake fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy of the airway was performed under topical anesthesia in the operating room. This revealed a narrow glottic opening with no supraglottic pathology or friable tissue...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Nathan H Waldron, Bryant W Stolp, Michael P Ogilvie, David B Powers, Michael R Shaughnessy
We present the case report of a 49-year-old gentleman with a history of adenoid cystic carcinoma of the left nare status post curative bifrontal craniotomy, left lateral rhinotomy and medial maxillectomy, adjuvant radiotherapy, and orbital exenteration for optic neuropathy, complicated by medial wall dehiscence. His course was also complicated by severe radiation trismus, for which he was scheduled to undergo bilateral mandibular coronoidectomies. Given his limited mouth opening, the surgeon requested a nasal endotracheal tube...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Maarten J J B Vehmeijer, Naomi Verstoep, Jan E H Wolff, Engelbert A J M Schulten, Bas van den Berg
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades, dental implants have become increasingly popular in the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients. This has subsequently led to an increase of perioperative complications. Obstruction of the airway as a result of a floor of mouth hematoma after dental implant surgery is a rare but life-threatening complication. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a compromised airway caused by a hematoma in the floor of the mouth that occurred during dental implant surgery in the edentulous anterior mandible...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Fangfan Ye, Gaoyin Kong, Jia Huang
INTRODUCTION: Scleroderma is a progressive fibrotic disorder of connective tissue which can present multiple anesthetic challenges to anesthetists, especially airway management. Awake intubation with fiberoptic bronchoscope is widely accepted and implemented for progressive systematic scleroderma patients. With the development and improvement of intubation devices these years, there is no report addressing other intubation methods for sclerotic patients. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 47 year-old, 42-kg man with 1-year history of localized scleroderma was scheduled for the operation of inner fixation after 6 days of his acetabular fracture...
2016: SpringerPlus
Michael Gottlieb, Vibhu Sharma, John Field, Michael Rozum, John Bailitz
INTRODUCTION: Patients with severe pulmonary hemorrhage due to unilateral trauma or a bleeding cancer often present to the emergency department in acute respiratory distress. Although it is generally recommended to perform single lung intubation, most emergency department providers do not have access to or are not familiar with double-lumen endotracheal tubes, and blind insertion of an endotracheal tube to maximum depth does not ensure that the proper (nonhemorrhagic) lung is ventilated...
August 27, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Matilde Zaballos, María Dolores Ginel, Maite Portas, María Barrio, Ana María López
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The decision whether to manage an ambulatory patient with a previously documented difficult airway with a supraglottic device remain controversial. We report an awake insertion of a Laryngeal Mask Airway Proseal™ in a patient with known difficult airway scheduled for ambulatory surgery. CASE REPORT: A 46-yr-old woman was programmed as a day case surgery for breast nodule resection. Her anesthetic record included an impossible intubation with cancelation of surgery and subsequent awake fibroscopic intubation...
September 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Kati Knudsen, Ulrica Nilsson, Marieann Högman, Ulrika Pöder
BACKGROUND: Awake fiberoptic intubation is an alternative procedure for securing the airway and is a recommended option when a difficult airway is expected. The aim of the present study was to describe patient experiences with this procedure. METHODS: A qualitative, descriptive design was used and patients were recruited from three county hospitals and one university hospital in Sweden. Data was collected by semi-structured interviews with 13 patients who underwent awake fiberoptic intubation...
2016: BMC Anesthesiology
Mordechai Shimonov, Pinhas Schechter, Mona Boaz, Ronen Waintrob, Tiberiu Ezri
BACKGROUND: The effect of body mass index (BMI) reduction following bariatric surgery on subsequent airway management has not been investigated. This study aimed to investigate the association between BMI reduction and airway assessment and management measured by Mallampati class (MC) and laryngoscopy grade (LG). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study over 6 years to compare the BMI changes, MC and LG in patients having weight reduction bariatric surgery followed by subsequent surgery...
August 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Hui Li, Wu Wang, Ya-Ping Lu, Yan Wang, Li-Hua Chen, Li-Pei Lei, Xiang-Ming Fang
BACKGROUND: There is an unmet need for a reliable method of airway management for patients in the lateral position. This prospective randomized controlled two-center study was designed to evaluate the feasibility of intubation using a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope in the lateral position during surgery. METHODS: Seventy-two patients scheduled for elective nonobstetric surgery in the lateral decubitus position requiring tracheal intubation under general anesthesia at Lishui Central Hospital of Zhejiang Province and Jiaxing First Hospital of Zhejiang Province from April 1, 2015, to September 30, 2015, were enrolled in this study...
2016: Chinese Medical Journal
Duraiswamy Sankar, Radhika Krishnan, Muthusubramanian Veerabahu, Bhaskara Pandian Vikraman, J A Nathan
AIM: The aim was to determine the morbidity or mortality associated with the blind awake intubation technique in temporomandibular ankylosis patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A total of 48 cases with radiographically and clinically confirmed cases of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis were included in the study for evaluation of anesthetic management and its complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Airway assessment was done with standard proforma including Look externally, evaluate 3-3-2 rule, Mallampati classification, Obstruction, Neck mobility (LEMON) score assessment in all TMJ ankylosis patients...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Martin Krause, Bahareh Khatibi, Jacklynn F Sztain, Pariza Rahman, Anna B Shapiro, NavParkash S Sandhu
We describe a novel technique of real-time ultrasound-guided superior laryngeal nerve and translaryngeal blocks in 4 patients with anticipated difficult airways. All patients had altered neck anatomy, and 1 had a prior unsuccessful awake fiberoptic bronchoscopic intubation. For block performance, an 11-mm broadband curved array transducer with a scanning frequency between 8 and 5 MHz (Sonosite, Bothell, WA) was used for anatomical structure identification, needle guidance toward each superior laryngeal nerve and through the cricothyroid membrane, and deposition of local anesthetic in the appropriate location...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Scott Masson, Matthew Villerot, Bhavinkumar Dalal
Hydromorphone, unlike other opioids associated with histamine release, has never been reported to cause angioedema. We report a rare case of hydromorphone-induced angioedema in a 34-year-old woman with history of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism who presented with leg swelling and pain after trauma. Hydromorphone was administered with subsequent rapid development of stridor and edematous changes of the tongue, uvula, and surrounding mucosa. The difficult airway response team was activated, and the airway was secured by emergent awake fiberoptic intubation in the operating room...
August 22, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Lei Heng, Ming-Yu Wang, Hou-Liang Sun, Shan-Shan Zhu
Anesthesia followed by placement in the prone position takes time and may result in complications. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of awake nasotracheal fiberoptic intubation and self-positioning followed by anesthesia induction in prone-positioned patients under general anesthesia.Sixty-two patients (ASA physical status I-II) scheduled for awake nasotracheal fiberoptic intubation and prone self-positioning before surgery under general anesthesia were selected. Patient preparation began with detailed preoperative counseling regarding the procedure...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Sung Hye Byun, Su Hwang Kang, Jong Hae Kim, Taeha Ryu, Baek Jin Kim, Jin Yong Jung
BACKGROUND: Double-lumen endotracheal tubes (DLTs) are often displaced during change from the supine to the lateral decubitus position. The aim of this study was to determine whether Rescuefix, a recently developed tube-holder device, is more effective than the traditional tape-tying method for tube security during lateral positioning. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to a Rescuefix (R) group (n = 22) or a tape (T) group (n = 22). After intubation with a left-sided DLT and adjustment of the appropriate DLT position using a fiberoptic bronchoscope, the DLT was fixed firmly at the side of the mouth by either Rescuefix or Durapore tape...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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