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Neha Hasija, Suniti Kale, Kiran Kumar Girdhar
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May 15, 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756059/pre-selection-of-primary-intubation-technique-is-associated-with-a-low-incidence-of-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-a-bmi-of-35-kg-m-2-or-higher
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Tiberiu Ezri, Ronen Waintrob, Yuri Avelansky, Alexander Izakson, Katia Dayan, Mordechai Shimonov
Background: The incidence of difficult intubation (DI) in obese patients may reach a two-digit figure. No studies have assessed the effect of primary use of special intubation devices on lowering the incidence of DI. We assessed the effect of primary selection of special intubation techniques on the incidence of DI in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher. Patients and methods: Data from 546 patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher who underwent bariatric surgery at Wolfson Medical Center from 2010 through 2014 was retrospectively extracted and analyzed for demographics, predictors of DI and intubation techniques employed...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750689/a-prospective-observational-study-of-technical-difficulty-with-glidescope-guided-tracheal-intubation-in-children
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Bin Zhang, Harshad G Gurnaney, Paul A Stricker, Jorge A Galvez, Rebecca S Isserman, John E Fiadjoe
BACKGROUND: The GlideScope Cobalt is one of the most commonly used videolaryngoscopes in pediatric anesthesia. Although visualization of the airway may be superior to direct laryngoscopy, users need to learn a new indirect way to insert the tracheal tube. Learning this indirect approach requires focused practice and instruction. Identifying the specific points during tube placement, during which clinicians struggle, would help with targeted education. We conducted this prospective observational study to determine the incidence and location of technical difficulties using the GlideScope, the success rates of various corrective maneuvers used, and the impact of technical difficulty on success rate...
May 9, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747958/emergency-department-intubation-success-with-succinylcholine-versus-rocuronium-a-national-emergency-airway-registry-study
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Michael D April, Allyson Arana, Daniel J Pallin, Steven G Schauer, Andrea Fantegrossi, Jessie Fernandez, Joseph K Maddry, Shane M Summers, Mark A Antonacci, Calvin A Brown
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Although both succinylcholine and rocuronium are used to facilitate emergency department (ED) rapid sequence intubation, the difference in intubation success rate between them is unknown. We compare first-pass intubation success between ED rapid sequence intubation facilitated by succinylcholine versus rocuronium. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data from the National Emergency Airway Registry, a multicenter registry collecting data on all intubations performed in 22 EDs...
May 7, 2018: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740589/cervical-hyperostosis-leading-to-dyspnea-aspiration-and-dysphagia-strategies-to-improve-patient-management
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Georgios Psychogios, Monika Jering, Johannes Zenk
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is a rare but well known cause of dysphagia. In very few cases aspiration and dyspnea are described as a clinical manifestation. An 82-year-old man presented himself in our clinic with severe dyspnea, aspiration, and pneumonia. After performing a microlaryngoscopy an emergency tracheotomy became necessary. In laryngoscopy a severe bulging of the posterior oropharyngeal and hypopharyngeal wall was detected. The glottis area was not observable and immobilisation of the right vocal cord could be detected...
2018: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728167/protocol-incorporating-airway-ct-decreases-negative-bronchoscopy-rates-for-suspected-foreign-bodies-in-pediatric-patients
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Omar G Ahmed, Robert P Guillerman, Carla M Giannoni
BACKGROUND: Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is the 4th leading cause of death in children between the ages 1-5. Although direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy (DL&B) is the reference standard for diagnosis of pediatric airway foreign bodies, there is a high negative bronchoscopy rate, exposing patients to unnecessary operative and anesthetic risks and costs. METHODS: A clinical care protocol entailing the selective use of low-dose non-contrast airway computed tomography (CT) for children with an intermediate risk for FBA on the basis of clinical exam and chest radiography was implemented to decrease the negative DL&B rate...
June 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717653/double-carina-a-novel-tracheo-bronchial-anomaly-found-during-a-pediatric-airway-evaluation
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Nicholas R Mildenhall, Eileen M Raynor
OBJECTIVES: To present a novel pediatric airway anomaly encountered on direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, further characterized with computed tomography imaging of the chest. STUDY DESIGN: Case report and literature review. METHODS: Review of the clinical presentation, operative findings, and imaging findings of an infant who presented with respiratory distress in the setting of multiple congenital abnormalities. A brief literature review supplements the case presentation...
April 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29710208/comparison-between-patient-perceived-voice-changes-and-quantitative-voice-measures-in-the-first-postoperative-year-after-thyroidectomy-a-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Heidi Kletzien, Cameron L Macdonald, Jason Orne, David O Francis, Glen Leverson, Elizabeth Wendt, Rebecca S Sippel, Nadine P Connor
Importance: Voice changes after thyroidectomy are typically attributed to recurrent laryngeal nerve injury. However, most postoperative voice changes occur in the absence of clinically evident vocal fold paralysis. To date, no study has compared the prevalence, duration, and consequences of voice-related disability from the patient perspective with use of quantitative vocal measures. Objectives: To assess the quality-of-life consequences of postthyroidectomy voice change from the perspective of patients with thyroid cancer and to compare patient-perceived voice changes with changes in quantitative vocal variables at 5 time points in the first postoperative year...
April 18, 2018: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709387/the-fork-in-the-road-a-laryngeal-filter-airway-foreign-body
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Jacob E Kuperstock, J Pieter Noordzij
OBJECTIVE: Upper aero-digestive tract foreign body management can be complicated and life threatening in both adult and pediatric populations. The variation seen with foreign bodies including shape, material, and duration of ingestion can impact clinical decision making and management. The objective of this report is to demonstrate a complicated case of upper airway obstruction by a plastic fork. METHOD: This case report presents an adult with ingestion of an intact plastic fork with acute laryngeal and cervical esophageal obstruction...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707505/acute-airway-management
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Nikhil Panda, Dean M Donahue
Acute airway management has challenged clinicians for nearly four millennia. History underscores the discoveries of surgeons and anesthesiologists, whose advances in technology and surgical technique have transformed management algorithms from primarily surgical tracheostomy, to transoral endotracheal intubation under direct laryngoscopy. Despite this progress and a better understanding of airway anatomy, physiology and pathogenesis of disease, the acute airway, whether obstructed, traumatically disrupted, or externally compressed, remains a life-threatening challenge...
March 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701428/anaesthetic-management-in-a-duchennne-muscle-dystrophy-patient-for-treatment-of-recurrent-pneumothorax
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Sara Mota, Liuba Germanova, Joana Cortesão, Teresa Paiva
INTRODUCTION: Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an x linked recessive disorder. Long term prognosis is ominous, with development of respiratory distress and cardiomyopathy in advanced stage of the disease and expected death in the teens-to-mid 20s due to respiratory or cardiac failure. Peri-operative management of this patients is challenging due to difficult airway anatomy (macroglossia, limited neck and mandibular mobility). Additionally, they are at risk of developing malignant hyperthermia, rhabdomyolysis and hyperkalemic cardiac arrest when exposed to halogenated inhalational anaesthetics and depolarizing muscle relaxants...
July 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia Cardio-torácica e Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696123/comparative-analysis-of-the-usefulness-of-the-glidescope-%C3%A2-macintosh-and-mccoy-laryngoscopes-for-endotracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-obesity-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Seyed Reza Akbarzadeh, Maryar Taghavi Gillani, Masoumeh Tabari, Negar Morovatdar
Background: Difficult intubation is dangerous and sometimes fatal, especially in patients with obesity. In difficult intubation cases the best device should be applied to decrease the risk of complications. The current study aimed at comparing laryngoscopes, Macintosh, McCoy, GlideScope® and devices for intubation purposes. Methods: A total of 102 patients with obesity and ASA (American society of anesthesiologists) class I or II, and body mass index (BMI) of > 30 kg/m2 were selected...
December 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29683824/a-randomized-trial-comparing-the-effect-of-fiberoptic-selection-and-guidance-versus-random-selection-blind-insertion-and-direct-laryngoscopy-on-the-incidence-and-severity-of-epistaxis-after-nasotracheal-intubation
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Jeffrey Leighton Tong, Avery Tung
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis, or nasal bleeding, is a common complication after nasotracheal intubation (NTI). Because such bleeding is likely related to trauma during intubation, use of fiberoptic visualization and guidance rather than direct laryngoscopy may affect the incidence and severity of epistaxis. We compared the incidence of epistaxis after NTI using a fiberoptic versus a direct laryngoscopy approach. METHODS: Seventy patients who were able to breathe easily through unobstructed nostrils and required NTI as part of their anesthetic management were recruited...
April 19, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649032/airway-management-practice-in-adults-with-an-unstable-cervical-spine-the-harborview-medical-center-experience
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Michael G Holmes, Armagan Dagal, Bryan A Feinstein, Aaron M Joffe
BACKGROUND: Airway management in the presence of acute cervical spine injury (CSI) is challenging. Because it limits cervical spine motion during tracheal intubation and allows for neurological examination after the procedure, awake fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) has traditionally been recommended. However, with the widespread availability of video laryngoscopy (VL), its use has declined dramatically. Our aim was to describe the frequency of airway management techniques used in patients with CSI at our level I trauma center and report the incidence of neurological injury attributable to airway management...
April 11, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643554/effectiveness-of-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-versus-traditional-preoxygenation-followed-by-apnoeic-oxygenation-in-delaying-desaturation-during-apnoea-a-preliminary-study
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Sunil Rajan, Nandhini Joseph, Pulak Tosh, Dilesh Kadapamannil, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
Background and Aims: Transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange (THRIVE) during apnoea has shown to delay desaturation. The primary objective was to compare time to desaturate to <90% during apnoea with THRIVE versus traditional preoxygenation followed by apnoeic oxygenation. Methods: This prospective, randomised, single-blinded study was conducted in 10 adult patients presenting for direct laryngoscopy under general anaesthesia without endotracheal intubation...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605361/combined-nd-yag-laser-and-bleomycin-sclerotherapy-under-the-same-anesthesia-for-cervicofacial-venous-malformations-a-safe-and-effective-treatment-option
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Stacie Gregory, Patricia E Burrows, Herodotos Ellinas, Michael Stadler, Robert H Chun
INTRODUCTION: Extensive cervicofacial venous malformations (VM) pose significant challenges to a patient's quality of life (altered breathing, dysphagia, dysarthria). Treatment options include: 1) Surgical debulking; 2) Sclerotherapy; 3) laser therapy; or 4) Combined modalities. Recent studies have demonstrated the importance of multimodality and multidisciplinary management of these patients. However, no studies have described combined single anesthetic laser and sclerotherapy treatment...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605340/endoscopic-percutaneous-suture-lateralization-for-neonatal-bilateral-vocal-fold-immobility
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Glenda Lois Montague, Randall A Bly, Garani S Nadaraja, David E Conrad, Sanjay R Parikh, Dylan K Chan
OBJECTIVE: Bilateral vocal-fold immobility (BFVI) is a rare but significant cause of severe respiratory distress in neonates. The primary aim of treatment is to provide an adequate airway while minimizing adverse effects such as aspiration and dysphonia. Our objective here is to describe the outcomes of a series of neonates undergoing percutaneous endoscopic suture lateralization for BVFI using a novel technique. METHODS: In this retrospective case series, we present 6 neonates (mean age: 18 days) with BVFI from three tertiary academic medical centers...
May 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587754/retrograde-intubation-in-a-dog-with-severe-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-case-report
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Verónica Vieitez, Luis Javier Ezquerra, Víctor López Rámis, Massimo Santella, Ignacio Álvarez Gómez de Segura
BACKGROUND: Orotracheal intubation in dogs is a common and easily-performed procedure that provides a patent airway during anaesthesia. In dogs with temporomandibular joint ankylosis or pseudo-ankylosis, airway management can be a challenging procedure since these dogs have a limited ability to open their mouth. Methods to provide safe, uneventful intubation in such patients may include minimally invasive techniques such as retrograde intubation using a guide wire and fibre-optic-aided laryngoscopy...
March 27, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576821/video-versus-direct-laryngoscopy-on-successful-first-pass-endotracheal-intubation-in-icu-patients
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Yong-Xia Gao, Yan-Bo Song, Ze-Juan Gu, Jin-Song Zhang, Xu-Feng Chen, Hao Sun, Zhen Lu
BACKGROUND: Airway management in intensive care unit (ICU) patients is challenging. The aim of this study was to compare the rate of successful first-pass intubation in the ICU by using the direct laryngoscopy (DL) and that by using the video laryngoscopy (VL). METHODS: A randomized, non-blinded trial comparing first-pass success rate of intubation between VL and DL was performed. Patients were recruited in the period from August 2014 to August 2016. All physicians working at ICU received hands-on training in the use of the video and direct laryngoscope...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576112/videolaryngoscopy-versus-direct-laryngoscopy-for-emergency-orotracheal-intubation-outside-the-operating-room-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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N Arulkumaran, J Lowe, R Ions, M Mendoza, V Bennett, M W Dunser
Videolaryngoscopy (VL) may improve the success of orotracheal intubation compared with direct laryngoscopy (DL). We performed a systematic search of PubMed, Embase, and CENTRAL databases for studies comparing VL and DL for emergency orotracheal intubations outside the operating room. The primary outcome was rate of first-pass intubation, with subgroup analyses by location, device used, clinician experience, and clinical scenario. The secondary outcome was complication rates. Data are presented as [odds ratio (95% confidence intervals); P-values]...
April 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
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