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Emanuele Bernardi, Lara Pisani, Luca Fasano, Giuseppe Lauria, Vittoria Comellini, Lorenzo Appendini, Giorgio Conti, Francesco Tosello, Elisa Pizzolato, Stefano Nava
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March 20, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
K Schneider
The radiographic technique of pediatric chest X‑rays is substantially different from that in adults. In nearly all cases ap/pa X‑rays are sufficient and lateral radiographs are rarely needed. In the first years of life the thymus may overshadow the heart, the great vessels and the lung hila. The most important anatomical structures essential for diagnosing pathological findings of the lungs and mediastinum are the trachea with the bifurcation and the main bronchi with the adjacent great vessels. For the assessment of distended lungs and intrathoracic consolidations, fundamental knowledge of the anatomy in childhood and malformations which can involve the airways, the lungs, the heart, as well as systemic and pulmonary vessels are indispensable...
March 19, 2018: Der Radiologe
Zhao-Wen Zong, Lian-Yang Zhang, Hao Qin, Si-Xu Chen, Lin Zhang, Lei Yang, Xiao-Xue Li, Quan-Wei Bao, Dao-Cheng Liu, Si-Hao He, Yue Shen, Rong Zhang, Yu-Feng Zhao, Xiao-Zheng Zhong
The accurate assessment and diagnosis of combat injuries are the basis for triage and treatment of combat casualties. A consensus on the assessment and diagnosis of combat injuries was made and discussed at the second annual meeting of the Professional Committee on Disaster Medicine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). In this consensus agreement, the massive hemorrhage, airway, respiration, circulation and hypothermia (MARCH) algorithm, which is a simple triage and rapid treatment and field triage score, was recommended to assess combat casualties during the first-aid stage, whereas the abbreviated scoring method for combat casualty and the MARCH algorithm were recommended to assess combat casualties in level II facilities...
February 13, 2018: Military Medical Research
Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Ritesh Agarwal, Vijay Hadda, Gopi C Khilnani, Randeep Guleria
Background: There is a lack of contemporaneous data on the practices of flexible bronchoscopy in India. Aim: The aim of the study was to study the prevalent practices of flexible bronchoscopy across India. Methods: The "Indian Bronchoscopy Survey" was a 98-question, online survey structured into the following sections: general information, patient preparation and monitoring, sedation and topical anesthesia, procedural/technical aspects, and bronchoscope disinfection/staff protection...
March 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Cezar I Betianu, Augustin Dima, Giorgiana Pavaloiu
Extramarginal zone lymphoma of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) is a non-Hodgkin lymphoma of low-grade malignancy. The most common localization is the stomach, and the common nongastric sites are salivary glands, the skin, orbits, the conjunctiva, the lung, breasts, upper airways, other gastrointestinal sites, and the liver. Primary hepatic MALT lymphoma is a rare disease and the diagnostic can be challenging. The clinical presentation is nonspecific and may range from no symptoms to end-stage liver disease...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Erkman Sanri, Ebru Unal Akoglu, Sinan Karacabey, Ural Verimli, Haldun Akoglu, Umit Sehirli, Arzu Denizbasi
OBJECTIVES: Confirmation of the endotracheal tube placement (CoETP) has the utmost importance in the management of an airway. Visualization of tracheal rings or carina with a fiber-optical bronchoscope (FOB) has considered to be a reliable method for the CoETP. However, FOB is expensive, time-consuming, and not always practical. Inexpensive endoscopic USB-cameras were shown to aid intubation successfully and reliably. On the other hand, there have been no studies investigating their use for the CoETP...
February 17, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Lin Cheng, Ai Huang, Ke Jiang, Shijie Xing, Jianjun Wang, Jun Nie
This case describes an urgent surgical approach to a patient with symptoms of rapid progressive respiratory compromise resulting from a massive mediastinal cyst. To relieve tracheal compression, ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration was performed as an urgent procedure, which immediately improved the patient's airway obstruction and facilitated double-lumen endotracheal intubation. Methylene blue was injected into the cyst through the puncturing needle and accurately marked the margins of the cyst...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
David Fielding, Noriaki Kurimoto
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA) is fundamental to the diagnosis of lung cancer, as many patients present with more advanced stages of lung cancer, with enlarged hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes. It also represents a way to sample pulmonary masses directly to make the diagnosis, whereby no other accessible tissue is present and the mass sits adjacent to a large central airway. Very importantly also, EBUS TBNA is the widely accepted first procedure in lung cancer staging...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Hiromu Okano, Kohji Uzawa, Kunitaro Watanabe, Akira Motoyasu, Joho Tokumine, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Tomoko Yorozu
BACKGROUND: Surgical cricothyroidotomy is considered to be the last resort for management of the difficult airway. A major point for a successful surgical cricothyroidotomy is to identify the location of the cricothyroid membrane. CASE PRESENTATION: We encountered a patient with progressive respiratory distress who was anticipated to have a difficult airway due to a large neck abscess. We prepared for both awake intubation and surgical cricothyroidotomy. The cricothyroid membrane could not be identified by palpation, but was readily identified using ultrasound...
February 8, 2018: BMC Emergency Medicine
Michael J Romano, Jacques S Lee, Jordan Chenkin
PURPOSE: Ultrasound has been shown to be a highly accurate adjunct for confirming endotracheal tube (ETT) placement, however there is no universally accepted scanning technique. The objective of this study was to determine which ultrasound technique provides the highest rate of adequate airway visualisation in a sample of stable emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study using a convenience sample of ED patients. Airway imaging was performed using the following five techniques: 1) transcricothryoid membrane (TCM), 2) suprasternal notch (SSN) without transducer pressure, 3) SSN with pressure, 4) SSN with pressure to the left of the trachea and 5) SSN with pressure to the right of the trachea...
February 4, 2018: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Shai Shrot, Clark T Johnson, W Christopher Golden, Ahmet A Baschat, Janine E Bullard, Aylin Tekes, Andrea Poretti, Emily Dunn, Thierry A G M Huisman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Persistent hyperextension of the fetal craniocervical junction or neck is one of several fetal positions commonly observed on prenatal imaging. Underlying fetal structural etiologies such as fetal neck masses and iniencephaly can be detected as causes of hyperextension. Caesarean delivery is considered in cases of vaginal delivery or obstructed labor for fear of cervical spinal cord injury. In this case series, we describe the prenatal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and their potential role in obstetric management and discuss postnatal outcomes in fetuses demonstrating prenatal imaging findings of persistent extreme hyperextension of the neck...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
L Harlaar, P Ciet, A T van der Ploeg, E Brusse, N A M E van der Beek, P A Wielopolski, M de Bruijne, H A W M Tiddens, P A van Doorn
Respiratory muscle weakness frequently occurs in patients with neuromuscular disease. Measuring respiratory function with standard pulmonary function tests provides information about the contribution of all respiratory muscles, the lungs and airways. Imaging potentially enables the study of different respiratory muscles, including the diaphragm, separately. In this review, we provide an overview of imaging techniques used to study respiratory muscles in neuromuscular disease. We identified 26 studies which included a total of 573 patients with neuromuscular disease...
November 24, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
Daniel Bainbridge, Brie McConnell, Colin Royse
PURPOSE: To perform a narrative review of the current trials examining the use of perioperative ultrasound to diagnose common issues related to the heart, lungs, stomach, and airway. METHOD: A review of the current literature was conducted in June 2017 on all trials involving ultrasound, including both surface and transesophageal ultrasound, in the perioperative period. The search included the terms 'ultrasonography', 'perioperative care', 'point-of-care', and 'bedside'...
February 2, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Vivienne Ng, Jennifer Plitt, David Biffar
Introduction: Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most common deep space infection of the head and neck presenting to emergency departments.1 No commercial PTA task trainer exists for simulation training. Thus, resident physicians often perform their first PTA needle aspiration in the clinical setting, knowing that carotid artery puncture and hemorrhage are serious and devastating complications. While several low-fidelity PTA task trainers have been previously described, none allow for ultrasound image acquisition...
January 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Steven M Lee, Jacek A Wojtczak, Davide Cattano
Introduction: Internal neck anatomy landmarks and their relation after placement of an extraglottic airway devices have not been studied extensively by the use of ultrasound. Based on our group experience with external landmarks as well as internal landmarks evaluation with other techniques, we aimed use ultrasound to analyze the internal neck anatomy landmarks and the related changes due to the placement of the Laryngeal Mask Airway Unique. Methods: Observational pilot investigation...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
Julio César Gómez-Tamayo, Jorge Iván Puerta-Guarín, Claudia Marcela Rojas-Camejo, Juan Pablo Caicedo, José Andrés Calvache
INTRODUCTION: Sonography has gained a broad field of applications in current anesthetic practice. During airway management, it could have an important role, because it allows real-time measurement of anatomical aspects and a functional evaluation with high safety profile. However, assessment of the reliability and precision of these measurements is critical if sonography is used as a clinical diagnostic tool. The aim of the study was to estimate inter-rater and intra-rater reliability of the airway diameter measured by sonography in heathy volunteers...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
Monica Pennisi, Alessandro Conti, Renato Farina, Pietro Valerio Foti, Giuseppe Cocuzza, Andrea Boncoraglio, Valeria Costanzo, Giuliana Costanzo
Generally, small quantities of adipose tissue is present in the thyroid gland. The adenolipoma of the thyroid gland is considered a rare finding. It consists in a benign, encapsulated neoplasm composed of mature adipose tissue and glandular elements. We report a case of a 71 year-old female patient presenting with swelling of the anterior neck and history of airway obstruction. Ultrasound (US) examination showed a bulky multinodular goiter which caused dislocation and compression of the trachea. The scans performed at the level of the isthmic region showed the presence of a hyperechoic oval formation with a homogeneous echostructure and regular contours; these characteristics suggested the lipomatous nature of the nodule...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
January 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Kong Eric You-Ten, Naveed Siddiqui, Wendy H Teoh, Michael S Kristensen
Airway management is a critical skill in the practice of several medical specialities including anesthesia, emergency medicine, and critical care. Over the years mounting evidence has showed an increasing role of ultrasound (US) in airway management. The objective of this narrative review is to provide an overview of the indications for point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the upper airway. The use of US to guide and assist clinical airway management has potential benefits for both provider and patient. Ultrasound can be utilized to determine airway size and predict the appropriate diameter of single-lumen endotracheal tubes (ETTs), double-lumen ETTs, and tracheostomy tubes...
January 18, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Elizabeth A Hall, Ibrahim Showaihi, Frances S Shofer, Nova L Panebianco, Anthony J Dean
BACKGROUND: Recognition of the difficult airway is a critical element of emergency practice. Mallampati score and body mass index (BMI) are not always predictive and they may be unavailable in critically ill patients. Ultrasonography provides high-resolution images that are rapidly obtainable, mobile, and non-invasive. Studies have shown correlation of ultrasound measurements with difficult laryngoscopy; however, none have been performed in the Emergency Department (ED) using a consistent scanning protocol...
January 18, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
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