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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114419/unanticipated-difficult-airway-in-a-neonate-are-we-prepared-for-this-chaos
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Priyanka Pradeep Karnik, Nandini Malay Dave, Madhu Garasia
Unanticipated difficult airway in a neonate is a challenging situation with many difficulties because of inherent anatomical variations. To complicate the situation there is a lack of appropriate equipment, expertise and established guidelines on the management of difficult airway in neonates and infants. There are few published reports regarding the use of available devices for emergency front-of-neck access. We report the case of airway management of a neonate with an unanticipated finding of subglottic stenosis...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110850/nanoparticle-targeted-folate-receptor-1-enhanced-photodynamic-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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Tatsuya Kato, Cheng S Jin, Hideki Ujiie, Daiyoon Lee, Kosuke Fujino, Hironobu Wada, Hsin-Pei Hu, Robert A Weersink, Juan Chen, Mitsuhito Kaji, Kichizo Kaga, Yoshiro Matsui, Brian C Wilson, Gang Zheng, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
OBJECTIVE: Despite modest improvements, the prognosis of lung cancer patients has still remained poor and new treatment are urgently needed. Photodynamic therapy (PDT), the use of light-activated compounds (photosensitizers) is a treatment option but its use has been restricted to central airway lesions. Here, we report the use of novel porphyrin-lipid nanoparticles (porphysomes) targeted to folate receptor 1 (FOLR1) to enhance the efficacy and specificity of PDT that may translate into a minimally-invasive intervention for peripheral lung cancer and metastatic lymph nodes of advanced lung cancer...
November 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095310/sonography-used-in-the-infantile-desmoid-fibromatosis-of-postcricoid-area-a-case-report
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Chunxia Xia, Qiang Zhu, Changli Yue, Minxia Hu, Pingdong Li, Zheng Li
RATIONALE: Infantile desmoid fibromatosis of the postcricoid area is a rare disease and is characterized by a proliferation of fibrous tissue with non-metastasis, local infiltration, and a high rate of recurrence after surgical resection. Currently, ultrasound is scarcely used in the hypopharynx and larynx area. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 4-year-old boy presented with hoarseness, deep voice and snoring for 2∼4 years without any surgical history. On sonography, the lesion was found in the postcricoid area, and the left larynx showed impaired mobility in real time observation...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28949025/perinatal-diagnosis-and-management-of-oropharyngeal-fetus-in-fetu-a-case-report
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Yangyang R Yu, Jimmy Espinoza, Deepak K Mehta, Sundeep G Keswani, Timothy C Lee
Fetus in fetu is an extremely rare congenital anomaly. We describe the perinatal diagnosis and management of a fetus with oropharyngeal and cervical fetus in fetu. High-resolution ultrasonography with 3-dimensional rendering can identify increased risks of airway obstruction in utero. Early identification allows a multidisciplinary team to be assembled for a scheduled ex utero intrapartum treatment procedure. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2017.
September 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900521/effectiveness-of-ultrasonography-and-computed-tomography-in-assessing-thyroid-cartilage-invasion-in-laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancers
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Nilu Malpani Dhoot, B Choudhury, A C Kataki, L Kakoti, S Ahmed, J Sharma
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the adequacy of ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography (CT) in the assessment of thyroid cartilage invasion in patients with airway cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-two consecutive patients referred to our institute underwent US and CT to stage laryngeal (n = 27) or hypopharyngeal (n = 35) cancer in this prospective study. Two radiologists, who were blinded to the patients' clinical histories and histopathology, evaluated thyroid cartilage invasion on US and CT separately and independently...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818179/multiple-trauma-and-emergency-room-management
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Michael Frink, Philipp Lechler, Florian Debus, Steffen Ruchholtz
BACKGROUND: The care of severely injured patients remains a challenge. Their initial treatment in the emergency room is the essential link between first aid in the field and definitive in-hospital treatment. METHODS: We present important elements of the initial in-hospital care of severely injured patients on the basis of pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and the current German S3 guideline on the care of severely and multiply traumatized patients, which was last updated in 2016...
July 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757854/vocal-cord-dysfunction-ultrasonography-aided-diagnosis-during-routine-airway-examination
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Amarjeet Kumar, Chandni Sinha, Akhilesh Kumar Singh, Umesh Kumar Bhadani
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757830/a-feasibility-study-to-assess-vallecula-and-pyriform-sinus-using-protocol-based-ultrasonic-evaluation-of-floor-of-mouth-and-upper-airway
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Kulvinder Singh, Saru Singh, Ruchi Gupta, Chiranjeev Gathwal, Pranav Bansal, Manjeet Singh
PURPOSE: The current study aimed to systematically evaluate the sonoanatomy of floor of the mouth and upper airway using protocol-based ultrasonography (USG); and to assess the feasibility of imaging the valleculae and pyriform fossae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional prospective observational study was planned on fifty volunteers of all ages and both sexes, attending outpatient department for nonairway-related diseases. Protocol for ultrasonographic systemic evaluation was designed before starting the trial...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701601/an-antenatal-diagnosis-congenital-high-airway-obstruction
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S Miital, A Mittal, R Singal, S Singal, G Sekhon
Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS) is a rare lethal fetal malformation characterised by obstruction to the fetal upper airway, which can be partial or complete. Antenatal diagnosis of CHAOS is important due to recent management options. Diagnosis is made with secondary changes such as hyperechoic enlarged lungs resulting in mediastinal compression, ascites, hydrops, flattened or everted diaphragms and dilated distal airways. We reported a case of CHAOS, antenatally on ultrasonography (USG) at 20 weeks of gestation...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693057/-the-value-of-the-excursion-of-diaphragm-tested-by-ultrosonography-to-predict-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-icu-patients
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L X Liu, D Su, Z J Hu
Objective: To evaluate the excursion of the diaphragm and analyze the value in predicting weaning from mechanical ventilation in intensive care unit patients. Methods: The patients with mechanical ventilation (>48 hours) in ICU at Hebei Forth Medical University Hospital from June 2014 to December were classified into a success group or a failure group according to the weaning outcome. T-piece spontaneous breathing (SBT), airway occlusion pressure at 0.1 sec (P(0.1)) and maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) and P(0...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658880/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-endotracheal-tube-size-in-paediatric-patients-and-its-comparison-with-physical-indices-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
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Jagadish G Sutagatti, Ranjana Raja, Madhuri S Kurdi
INTRODUCTION: Choosing the correct Endotracheal Tube (ETT) size is important in paediatric anaesthesia. The subglottic diameter being the narrowest diameter of the paediatric upper airway plays an important role in appropriate ETT size selection. AIM: This study was planned to determine the accuracy of Ultrasonography (USG) to assess the appropriate ETT size and compare it with physical indices based formulae. The secondary outcome was to assess the number of times the tube was changed based on air leak test for USG estimated tube size...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655954/end-tidal-capnography-and-upper-airway-ultrasonography-in-the-rapid-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-placement-in-patients-requiring-intubation-for-general-anaesthesia
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Chintamani Abhishek, Kartik Munta, S Manimala Rao, C N Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Confirmation of correct endotracheal tube placement is essential immediately after intubation for general anaesthesia. In this study, we have compared upper airway ultrasonography (USG) with reference to capnography for rapid confirmation of endotracheal tube placement after general anaesthesia. METHODS: A prospective, single centre, observational study was conducted on 100 patients requiring tracheal intubation for general anaesthesia. Both capnography and upper airway USG were performed immediately after intubation to confirm the endotracheal tube (ETT) placement...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655950/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-anatomical-landmark-guided-technique-for-superior-laryngeal-nerve-block-to-aid-awake-fibre-optic-intubation-a-prospective-randomised-clinical-study
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Uday S Ambi, B K Arjun, Shilpa Masur, Archana Endigeri, Vinod Hosalli, S Y Hulakund
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ultrasonography has emerged as a novel, portable, non-invasive tool encouraging airway assessment and procedural interventions. This study assesses the feasibility of ultrasound for block of internal branch of superior laryngeal nerve (ibSLN) block during upper airway anaesthesia to aid awake fibre-optic intubation. METHODS: Forty American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status I-II patients, aged 18-60 years, deemed to have a difficult airway (modified Mallampati class III-IV or inter-incisor distance <2...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642639/foregut-duplication-cysts-in-children
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Keshawadhana Balakrishnan, Frances Fonacier, Shilpa Sood, Natasha Bamji, Howard Bostwick, Gustavo Stringel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Duplications of the alimentary tract are rare anomalies. We report our experience with foregut duplication cysts including their clinical presentation, diagnostic modalities, and surgical management. METHODS: We report a 20-year retrospective review of all foregut duplication cysts managed at our institution. RESULTS: Twelve patients with 13 foregut duplication cysts were identified. The ages of the children at the time of surgery ranged from infancy to adolescence, with a mean age of 7...
April 2017: JSLS: Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471973/a-randomized-comparison-of-volume-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-in-children-with-the-i-gel-effects-on-peak-inspiratory-pressure-oropharyngeal-leak-pressure-and-gastric-insufflation
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Jin Ha Park, Ji Young Kim, Kyoungun Park, Hae Keum Kil
BACKGROUND: The i-gel provides good airway sealing but gastric insufflation may occur when peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) exceeds the sealing pressure of the i-gel without a gastric tube. Pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) provides lower PIP compared with volume-controlled ventilation (VCV) and low PIP may reduce the incidence of gastric insufflation in children during positive pressure ventilation. This study was designed to evaluate PIP, oropharyngeal leak pressure, and gastric insufflation during VCV or PCV in children undergoing general anesthesia with i-gel without a gastric tube in situ...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403413/can-tongue-thickness-measured-by-ultrasonography-predict-difficult-tracheal-intubation
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W Yao, Bin Wang
Background.: Increased tongue thickness is likely to be associated with difficult airways. However, no methods to evaluate tongue thickness were available. Currently, tongue thickness can be measured by ultrasonography. The present study investigated the predictive value of tongue thickness to predict difficult tracheal intubation. Methods.: Adult patients undergoing tracheal intubation and general anaesthesia were enrolled in the study. Tongue thickness was assessed using submental ultrasonography in the median sagittal plane before anaesthesia...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365065/infantile-hemangiopericytoma-of-the-tongue-efficacy-of-ex-utero-intrapartum-treatment-procedure-and-combined-modality-therapy
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Takenori Ogawa, Ryo Ishii, Daiki Ozawa, Takeshi Rikiishi, Hajime Usubuchi, Mika Watanabe, Yoshimichi Imai, Kenichi Sato, Masatoshi Saito, Yoji Sasahara, Tadashi Matsuda, Shigeo Kure, Yukio Katori
Here we present an extremely rare case of giant infantile hemangiopericytoma (HPC) of the tongue diagnosed prenatally by fetal ultrasonography and MR imaging. Due to airway stenosis, the patient was delivered by the ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure at 36 weeks of pregnancy. Initial diagnosis was infantile hemangioma based on physical examination, diagnostic imaging and the high incidence of hemangioma. The tumor was resistant to conservative treatments. Due to severe tumor hemorrhage, the nutrient vessel was embolized by endovascular treatment on the 73th day after birth...
March 29, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215134/drainage-of-pleural-effusion-improves-diaphragmatic-function-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Michele Umbrello, Giovanni Mistraletti, Andrea Galimberti, Ilaria R Piva, Ottavia Cozzi, Paolo Formenti
BACKGROUND: Pleural effusion adversely affects the pressuregenerating capacity of the diaphragm. It uncouples the lung and chest wall, which may result in diaphragmatic dysfunction. Information on the effects of effusion drainage on diaphragmatic function is limited, but several studies report relief of dyspnoea after drainage, which was attributed to improved diaphragmatic mechanics, even if this issue was never formally addressed. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of drainage of unilateral pleural effusion on diaphragmatic function...
March 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141659/altered-plasma-fibrin-clot-properties-in-hypertensive-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-are-improved-by-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-treatment
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Katarzyna Jóźwik-Plebanek, Aleksander Prejbisz, Ewa Wypasek, Barbara Pręgowska-Chwała, Katarzyna Hanus, Anna M Kaszuba, Magdalena Januszewicz, Przemysław Bieleń, Marek Kabat, Mariusz Kruk, Piotr Dobrowolski, Anna Klisiewicz, Paweł Śliwiński, Andrzej Januszewicz, Anetta Undas
AIM: We investigated plasma fibrin clot properties in high-risk hypertensive patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and assessed the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment on clot phenotype. METHODS: We studied 50 hypertensive patients with clinically significant OSA (age 50.0 ± 8.8 years, 39 M, 11 F). In total, 38 hypertensive patients without OSA balanced for age, sex, blood pressure, cardiovascular risk factors, and metabolic status served as controls...
May 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058141/ultrasonographic-measurement-of-subglottic-diameter-for-paediatric-cuffed-endotracheal-tube-size-selection-feasibility-report
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Demet Altun, Mukadder Orhan Sungur, Achmet Ali, Emre Sertaç Bingül, Tülay Özkan Seyhan, Emre Çamcı
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this feasibility study was to investigate the first attempt success of ultrasonography (USG) in paediatric patients in predicting an appropriate cuffed endotracheal tube (ETT) size. METHODS: Fifty children who were 1-10 years of age and who received general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation for adenoidectomy or adenotonsillectomy were enrolled in the study. In all participants, the transverse diameter of the subglottic airway was measured with USG at the cricoid level without ventilation...
December 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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