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C T Lau, A Kan, N Shek, P Tam, K K Y Wong
BACKGROUND: Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is an increasingly recognized disease with potential mortality. Owing to limited published studies, the true incidence is yet to be determined. We carried out this prospective study with the aim to estimate its true incidence on a population basis. METHODS: An antenatal ultrasonography program was implemented since 2009. Fetuses with suspected intra-thoracic lesions were monitored by regular follow-ups...
October 21, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
Kanika Gupta, Bhuvaneswari Venkatesan, Kiruba Shankar Manoharan, Vaithianathan Rajalakshmi, Maya Menon
Congenital high airway obstruction syndrome is a rare fetal anomaly with characteristic constellation of prenatal findings on ultrasound and MRI. The typical triad of imaging features are enlarged and echogenic lungs, flattening or inversion of diaphragm and fetal hydrops. Early prenatal recognition of congenital high airway obstruction syndrome by ultrasound and/or MRI is mandatory for the appropriate perinatal management. We report a case of a male fetus with typical imaging findings of congenital high airway obstruction syndrome on ultrasound and MRI at 19 weeks of gestation...
August 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
Kaicheng Song, Jie Yi, Wei Liu, Shuang Huang, Yuguang Huang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to validate ultrasound against other established methods of confirming laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: A university teaching hospital, operating department. PATIENTS: Fifty-eight patients undergoing general anesthesia using an LMA Supreme supraglottic airway device. INTERVENTIONS: The position of the LMA was assessed by ultrasound in 3 planes: the pharynx, the larynx, and along the cranial-caudal axis in the midline...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
N Marathe, B Canavan
The study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Lukes General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Lukes Hospital were studied. Total 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common Indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24...
February 19, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
A Reynolds, J O'Driscoll, S Quinn, D Coughlan
The study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Lukes General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Lukes Hospital were studied. Total 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common Indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24...
2016: Irish Medical Journal
Sung Hye Byun, So Young Lee, Seong Yeon Hong, Taeha Ryu, Baek Jin Kim, Jin Yong Jung
INTRODUCTION: In fetuses who are predicted to be at risk of catastrophic airway obstruction at delivery, the ex utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure is useful for securing the fetal airway while maintaining fetal oxygenation via placental circulation. Factors, including poor posture of the fetus and physician, narrow visual field, and issues of contamination in the aseptic surgical field, make fetal intubation during the EXIT procedure difficult. Herein, we report our experience of the usefulness of the GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL) for intubation during the EXIT procedure...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohannad Abu Omar, Emily Tylski, Mouhanna Abu Ghanimeh, Ashraf Gohar
Congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) is a rare congenital abnormality with unknown exact aetiology or clear genetic association. It is characterised by a failure of bronchial development and localised glandular overgrowth. Typically, it is diagnosed on prenatal ultrasound, only infrequently in children, and even less commonly in adults. We present a case of a 25-year-old man, with no previous lung diseases who presented with right-sided chest pain, fever and cough suggestive of pulmonary infection...
September 26, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Amit Kumar Mittal, Namrata Gupta
In the era of evidence-based medicine, ultrasonography has emerged as an important and indispensable tool in clinical practice in various specialties including critical care. Lung ultrasound (LUS) has a wide potential in various surgical and clinical situations for timely and easy detection of an impending crisis such as pulmonary edema, endobronchial tube migration, pneumothorax, atelectasis, pleural effusion, and various other causes of desaturation before it clinically ensues to critical level. Although ultrasonography is frequently used in nerve blocks, airway handling, and vascular access, LUS for routine intraoperative monitoring and in crisis management still necessitates recognition...
July 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Yuka Miura, Gojiro Nakagami, Koichi Yabunaka, Haruka Tohara, Koji Hara, Hiroshi Noguchi, Taketoshi Mori, Hiromi Sanada
AIMS: Prevention of aspiration pneumonia is a great concern in the era of global aging. The assessment of pharyngeal post-swallow residue is important because remaining food and liquid in the pharyngeal area has a possibility of flowing into the lower airway which can cause aspiration pneumonia. Ultrasound examination has been recently used to assess swallowing disorders because of its noninvasiveness. The aim of this study was to investigate the performance for detecting pharyngeal post-swallow residue using an ultrasound examination by comparing with those using a fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of a swallowing study as a reference...
September 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
Jean-Philippe Baguet
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease, often present in "cardiovascular or metabolic patients". OSA favours the occurrence of arterial lesions, all the more if severe. There is a strong relationship between OSA and acute aortic syndromes (AAS). This relationship is in part explained by aortic dilatation linked to OSA. The presence of repeated episodes of sudden variation of transmural pressure applied on aortic wall seems to play a major role in this dilatation. All OSA patients should have a search of aortic dilatation by ultrasound (at a thoracic and abdominal level)...
September 7, 2016: La Presse Médicale
Antonia Troillet, Denny Böttcher, Walter Brehm, Doreen Scharner
OBJECTIVE: To describe the presentation, presurgical diagnostic findings, treatment, and outcome of horses with histologically confirmed, unilateral thyroid neoplasia. The complications, particularly laryngeal hemiplegia, were investigated. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned horses (n=14). METHODS: Medical records of horses presenting with a unilateral thyroid mass due to neoplasia from 2003-2015 were reviewed...
October 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Bharat Bajantri, Muhammad Adrish
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopy with transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy and transbronchial needle aspiration is an important diagnostic tool in the pulmonologist's armamentarium. Safety in patients with pulmonary hypertension is controversial and many bronchoscopists consider this as a contraindication for the procedure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate safety of bronchoscopy in patients with echocardiographic pulmonary hypertension and to compare with patients without it...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Corliss A E Best, Sandeep Dhaliwal, Samantha Tam, T Hubert Low, Brian Hughes, Kevin Fung, S Danielle MacNeil
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous thyroid hemorrhage is a rare occurrence that results in pain, discomfort, and occasionally compressive symptoms. Infrequently, extensive thyroid hemorrhage can result in a rapidly expanding hematoma resulting in airway compromise. This is a case of an otherwise healthy young woman, 3 months postpartum, with a slowly expanding spontaneous thyroid hemorrhage that measured at 7 × 5.5 × 5 cm by computed tomography. She ultimately required intubation to manage respiratory distress and subsequently a hemithyroidectomy for definitive treatment...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Masanori Yasuo, Takashi Kobayashi, Mineyuki Hama, Takashi Ichiyama, Toshimichi Horiuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kawakami, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Takayuki Honda, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is frequently applied to the diagnosis of central airway lesions, and endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is mainly used for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions. However, there remains an unmet need to improve the diagnostic yields for peribronchial pulmonary lesions located along the secondary/tertiary and fourth/fifth bronchi (the "middle third zone" of the lungs), which neither EBUS-TBNA nor EBUS-GS can easily approach...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
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
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
Gabriele Tonni, Roberta Granese, Eduardo Félix Martins Santana, José Pedro Parise Filho, Isabela Bottura, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Annamaria Giacobbe, Andrea Azzerboni, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: The aim of this study was to review prenatally diagnosed tumors of the head and neck in the fetus and to report antenatal and postnatal outcomes. METHODS: PubMed/Medline, EMBASE/SCOPUS, Cochrane database and Google Scholar were reviewed over the last 20 years. No language or article type restriction was used. RESULTS: A total of 1940 record were retrieved. Of the 713 records screened, 566 full-text articles were assessed for eligibility...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Nikhil Meena, Cidney Hulett, Setu Patolia, Thaddeus Bartter
BACKGROUND: Effective use of the convex curvilinear ultrasound bronchoscope in the esophagus (EUS-B) for fine needle aspiration biopsy of mediastinal structures is now well described. In contrast, there is little to no reporting, depending on the site of EUS-B for access to sub-diaphragmatic structures. Our practice has been accessing sub-diaphragmatic sites for years. This review documents our experience with EUS-B to biopsy liver, left adrenal glands, and coeliac lymph nodes. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board's approval, all endosonographic procedures performed by interventional pulmonary between July 2013 and June 2015 were reviewed...
July 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
Katarzyna Gorska, Piotr Korczynski, Michal Mierzejewski, Justyna Kosciuch, Malgorzata Zukowska, Marta Maskey-Warzechowska, Rafal Krenke
INTRODUCTION: Airway remodeling in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) results in bronchial wall thickening. Bronchial wall thickness (BWT) can be assessed in high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS). AIMS: To compare BWT measured by EBUS and HRCT in patients with mild-to-moderate asthma and COPD, and to evaluate the relationship between the BWT and pulmonary function. METHODS: The study included patients with mild-to-moderate asthma (n = 24), COPD (n = 36) and controls (n = 12)...
August 2016: Respiratory Medicine
Steven Hardee, Lea Tuzovic, Cicero T Silva, Robert A Cowles, Joshua Copel, Raffaella A Morotti
Congenital cystic lung lesions (CCLL) are a group of rare pathologies that are usually diagnosed in the pre-natal period. The majority of these lesions are diagnosed at pathology examination as congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAM) and bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS). These lesions are typically managed by surgical intervention within the first year of life and have an excellent prognosis. We examined the evolution of imaging appearances from prenatal diagnosis to postnatal work-up of these lesions and correlate imaging and pathological findings...
August 4, 2016: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
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