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Percutaneous tracheostomy

Vinciya Pandian, Christoph T Hutchinson, Adam J Schiavi, David J Feller-Kopman, Elliott R Haut, Nicole A Parsons, Jessica S Lin, Chad Gorbatkin, Priya G Angamuthu, Christina R Miller, Marek A Mirski, Nasir I Bhatti, Lonny B Yarmus
PURPOSE: Few guidelines exist regarding the selection of a particular type or size of tracheostomy tube. Although nonstandard tubes can be placed over the percutaneous kit dilator, clinicians often place standard tracheostomy tubes and change to nonstandard tubes only after problems arise. This practice risks early tracheostomy tube change, possible bleeding, or loss of the airway. We sought to identify predictors of nonstandard tracheostomy tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this matched case-control study at an urban, academic, tertiary care medical center, we reviewed 1220 records of patients who received a tracheostomy...
June 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
Sebastian Pollandt, Bichun Ouyang, Thomas P Bleck, Katharina M Busl
PURPOSE: Subdural hematomas (SDH) are associated with seizures and epileptiform discharges, but little is known about the prevalence and impact of seizures, status epilepticus and epileptiform discharges on outcomes in patients with isolated acute SDH (aSDH). METHODS: Continuous EEG reports from 76 adult patients admitted to Rush University Medical Center with aSDH between 01/2009 and 03/2012 were reviewed. Clinical and radiographic findings, comorbidities, treatment, and outcome parameters mortality, discharge destination, need for tracheostomy/percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) placement and length of stay (LOS) were assessed...
June 20, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Tanel Laisaar, Eero Jakobson, Bruno Sarana, Silver Sarapuu, Jüri Vahtramäe, Mait Raag
OBJECTIVE: Percutaneous tracheostomy is a common procedure but varies considerably in approach. The aim of our study was to evaluate the need for intraoperative bronchoscopy and to compare various surgical techniques. METHODS: During 1 year all percutaneous tracheostomies in three intensive care units were prospectively documented according to a unified protocol. In one unit, bronchoscopy was used routinely and in others only during the study. RESULTS: A total of 111 subjects (77 males) with median age 64 (range, 18-86) years and body mass index 25...
2016: SAGE Open Medicine
Sebastián Fernández-Bussy, Gonzalo Labarca, Mario Lanza, Erik Folch, Adnan Majid
The use of thoracic ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the emergency department, intensive care unit or in patients with pulmonary diseases is increasing steadily. It is used to guide percutaneous tracheostomies, to assess pleural effusions, to rule out pneumothorax, and to guide the placement of endovascular and pleural catheters. It is also useful in the assessment of patients with dyspnea. The aim of this review is to provide the practical and technical basics for the use of this diagnostic tool among internists and specialists in pulmonary diseases...
July 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
Robert J Hardie
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique for translaryngeal percutaneous arytenoid lateralization (TPAL) and the effect on rima glottidis cross-sectional area using a canine cadaveric model. STUDY DESIGN: Ex vivo study. ANIMALS: Canine cadavers (n = 9). MATERIALS AND METHODS: With the aid of a laryngoscope, the larynx was visualized and a mattress suture (double-armed 2-0 polypropylene) was placed through the right arytenoid cartilage and exited the skin ventral to the jugular vein...
September 2016: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
C Sathananthan, M Cole, M Chapman, J Down, J Brookes
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Andreas Schaefer, Yvonne Schneeberger, Daniel Reichart, Alexander M Bernhardt, Mathias Kubik, Markus J Barten, Florian M Wagner, Stefan Kluge, Hermann Reichenspurner, Sebastian A Philipp
Over the last decade the number of heart transplantations declined and the number of implanted left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) markedly increased. Accordingly, common intensive care interventions rise and present their own challenges, especially due to the necessary anticoagulation regimen. One of these procedures is percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy (PDT). We herein report our experience with 34 patients with LVAD and established phrenprocoumon therapy (INR 2.1 ± 0.9, PTT 68.9 ± 19.0 sec...
August 22, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
Adi Osman, Kok Meng Sum
Upper airway ultrasound is a valuable, non-invasive, simple, and portable point of care ultrasound (POCUS) for evaluation of airway management even in anatomy distorted by pathology or trauma. Ultrasound enables us to identify important sonoanatomy of the upper airway such as thyroid cartilage, epiglottis, cricoid cartilage, cricothyroid membrane, tracheal cartilages, and esophagus. Understanding this applied sonoanatomy facilitates clinician to use ultrasound in assessment of airway anatomy for difficult intubation, ETT and LMA placement and depth, assessment of airway size, ultrasound-guided invasive procedures such as percutaneous needle cricothyroidotomy and tracheostomy, prediction of postextubation stridor and left double-lumen bronchial tube size, and detecting upper airway pathologies...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
Kah Poh Loh, Ankit Kansagra, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penelope Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan, Tara Lagu
BACKGROUND: In-hospital mortality is high for critically ill patients with metastatic cancer. To help patients, families, and clinicians make an informed decision about invasive medical treatments, we examined predictors of in-hospital mortality among patients with metastatic cancer who received critical care therapies (CCTs). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the 2010 California Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project: State Inpatient Databases to identify admissions of patients with metastatic cancer (age ≥18 years) who received CCTs, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV), tracheostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube, acute use of dialysis, and total parenteral nutrition (TPN)...
August 2016: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
Patrick Brass, Martin Hellmich, Angelika Ladra, Jürgen Ladra, Anna Wrzosek
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy formation is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in critically ill intensive care participants requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. Both surgical tracheostomies (STs) and percutaneous tracheostomies (PTs) are used in current surgical practice; but until now, the optimal method of performing tracheostomies in critically ill participants remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous techniques compared to surgical techniques commonly used for elective tracheostomy in critically ill participants (adults and children) to assess whether there was a difference in complication rates between the procedures...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Achim Lother, Tobias Wengenmayer, Christoph Benk, Christoph Bode, Dawid L Staudacher
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is recommended in case of prolonged mechanical ventilation. Therefore, most patients with an indication for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) will also have an indication for tracheostomy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report 2 cases of fatal air embolism into the ECMO system as complication of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy. Both patients had an AVALON ELITE® bi-caval cannula implanted draining blood from the vena cava superior and inferior...
2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Prakash K Dubey, Om P Sanjeev
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Saroj Kumar Pattnaik, Banambar Ray
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Gulnur Gollu, Ufuk Ates, Ozlem S Can, Tanil Kendirli, Aydin Yagmurlu, Murat Cakmak, Tanju Aktug, Hüseyin Dindar, Meltem Bingol-Kologlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to report prospective data of pediatric cases that underwent percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) to show that PT is a safe and feasible procedure in children even in small infants. PATIENTS AND METHODS: PT was done in 51 consecutive patients. Demographic data, indications, complications and outcome were recorded prospectively. Initial 6 PT was done by Giaglia technique whereas the Griggs technique was used in the consecutive 45 patients...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
A Gritsan, N Dovbish, G Gritsan, A Gazenkampf
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
J Ruiz Moreno, E González Marín, M J Esteve Paños, R Corcuera Romero de la Devesa, S Godayol Arias, M J Riba Ribalta, N Conesa Folch, F Baigorri González, A Artigas Raventós
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2015: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Tino Klancir, Višnja Nesek Adam, Viviana Mršić, Damjan Marin, Tatjana Goranović
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy is a common surgical procedure that is becoming the method of choice in critically ill patients whenever prolonged airway secure and/or ventilation support is needed. Although adverse events are relatively uncommon, serious life threatening complications can arise from this bedside procedure. We report a case of a 70-year-old female who developed extensive subcutaneous emphysema and bilateral pneumothorax immediately after a percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy procedure...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
Woosuk Chung, Byung Muk Kim, Sang-Il Park
When first introduced, percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) was performed using a bronchoscope. The bronchoscope itself, however, has several disadvantages, including interruption of ventilation. Modifications of the standard PDT technique have suggested that PDT can be safely performed without a bronchoscope. However, the safety of these modifications is unclear and many modifications have yet to be widely adopted. This study retrospectively evaluated the safety of a simplified PDT technique using the Cook® Ciaglia Blue Rhino™ in 186 patients...
June 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Kapil Dev Soni, Monica Jindal, Richa Aggarwal, Mangilal Deganwa, Jagdish Prasad
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
A F Fiorelli, F F Ferraro, R M Milione, R S Scarumuzzi, P I Imitazione, L M Marulli, A O Orsini, M S Santini
The ETView(®) tube is a standard endotracheal tube with an embedded miniature video camera that permits real-time video imaging of the tracheal lumen. We evaluated its use when performing percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) in an ex vivo animal model. The model consisted of a pig larynyx and trachea. The ETView tube was used as an alternative to bronchoscopy, to see all manoeuvres of PDT in real time. At the end of the PDT, operative time and any complications such as trauma to the cricoid cartilage, tracheal wall or tube cuff were assessed...
May 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
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