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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421631/subclinical-lower-airways-correlates-of-chronic-allergic-and-non-allergic-rhinitis
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Ricardo J Saranz, Alejandro Lozano, Natalia A Lozano, Marina F Ponzio, Álvaro A Cruz
The upper and lower airways behave as a physiological and pathophysiological unit. Subclinical lower airways abnormalities have been described in patients with rhinitis without asthma. These are expressed as bronchial hyperreactivity, abnormalities in lung function and bronchial inflammation, likely as a result of the same phenomenon with systemic inflammatory impact that reaches both the nose and the lungs, which for unknown reasons does not always have a full clinical expression. Patients with rhinitis are at increased risk of developing asthma; therefore most authors suggest a careful clinical evaluation and monitoring of these patients, especially if symptoms related to inflammation in the lower airways are observed...
April 19, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418347/difficult-cases-of-odontogenic-deep-neck-infections-a-report-of-three-patients
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Onur İsmi, Mesut Yeşilova, Cengiz Özcan, Yusuf Vayisoğlu, Kemal Görür
BACKGROUND: Deep neck infections are important otolaryngologic emergencies due to serious complications and the risk of airway compromise, which can lead to mortality. Although the most common causes among pediatric patients are tonsillitis and pharyngeal infections, odontogenic infections are an important cause in adults. CASE REPORT: We present three patients with multiple deep neck space abscess formation due to odontogenic infection. Two of them required tracheotomy due to airway compromise, and one had mediastinitis...
April 5, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393433/nasal-high-flow-oxygen-delivery-in-children-with-abnormal-airways
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Susan Humphreys, Derek Rosen, Tessa Housden, Julia Taylor, Andreas Schibler
BACKGROUND: Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange has been shown to safely prolong the safe apnea time in well children post induction of anesthesia and is rapidly becoming a new standard for apneic oxygenation in adults. The same oxygenation technique is described as nasal high flow and can be used in infants and children at risk of apnea during anesthesia. AIM: We investigated the use of nasal high flow oxygen delivery during anesthesia in children with abnormal airways requiring tubeless airway assessment or surgery...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349590/benzalkonium-chloride-a-bronchoconstricting-preservative-in-continuous-albuterol-nebulizer-solutions
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Sreekala Prabhakaran, Mutasim Abu-Hasan, Leslie Hendeles
BACKGROUND: For convenience, many pediatric hospitals are preparing solutions for continuous nebulized albuterol (CNA) using the 0.5% 20 mL multi-dose albuterol dropper bottle. This product contains benzalkonium chloride (BAC) which, by itself, produces bronchospasm that is dose-dependent and cumulative. The bronchoconstrictive effects of BA are greater in patients with more severe airway obstruction and increased airway responsiveness. CONCERNS: Use of BAC-containing albuterol during severe acute asthma exacerbations may antagonize the bronchodilator response to albuterol, prolong treatment, and increase the risk of albuterol-related systemic adverse effects...
March 28, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321993/metatropic-dysplasia-a-skeletal-dysplasia-with-challenging-airway-and-other-anesthetic-concerns
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Mary C Theroux, Martha Lopez, Patricia J Olszewsky, Sabina DiCindio, Lynda Arai, Colleen Ditro, Michael B Bober, Olubukola Opeyemi Olla, Tetsu Uejima, David W West, William G Mackenzie
BACKGROUND: Metatropic dysplasia is a rare form of skeletal dysplasia requiring multiple anesthetics for surgical and imaging procedures, most of which are orthopedic procedures. We provide centralized care to patients with skeletal dysplasia at our tertiary care pediatric hospital, and we were able to collect the largest number of metatropic dysplasia patients reported to date. AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to describe and characterize the anesthetic difficulties in this high-risk population...
March 21, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314972/-rare-diseases-with-clinical-relevance-the-silver-russell-syndrome
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C Neissner, C Schepp, W H Rösch
The Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a rare imprinting disease associated with pre- and postnatal growth retardation, craniofacial features, and asymmetry. Genitourinary abnormalities are seen in up to 20% of affected individuals. Apart from structural renal anomalies, cryptorchidism and hypospadias occur frequently in boys, while girls often have anomalies similar to those in Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome with congenital hypoplasia or aplasia of the uterus and upper part of the vagina. Frequently hypospadias repair and orchiopexy are difficult because of lack of buccal mucosa due to facial dysmorphism and intraabdominal position of the testicles, respectively...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302171/clinical-characteristics-and-real-life-diagnostic-approaches-in-all-danish-children-with-hereditary-angioedema
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Anne Aabom, Klaus E Andersen, Christina Fagerberg, Niels Fisker, Marianne A Jakobsen, Anette Bygum
BACKGROUND: With a potentially early onset, hereditary angioedema (HAE) requires special knowledge also in infancy and early childhood. In children from families with HAE, the diagnosis should be confirmed or refuted early, which can be difficult. Studies of childhood HAE and the diagnostic approaches are limited. Our aim was to investigate the entire Danish cohort of children with HAE and non-HAE children of HAE patients for diagnostic approaches and clinical characteristics. RESULTS: We included 41 children: 22 with HAE and 19 non-HAE...
March 16, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244630/implementation-of-nap4-emergency-airway-management-recommendations-in-a-quaternary-level-pediatric-hospital
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Elliot Long, Domenic Cincotta, Joanne Grindlay, Anastasia Pellicano, Michael Clifford, Stefan Sabato
Emergency airway management, particularly outside of the operating room, is associated with a high incidence of life-threatening adverse events. Based on the recommendations of the 4th National Audit Project, we aimed to develop hospital-wide systems changes to improve the safety of emergency airway management. We describe a framework for governance in the form of a hospital airway special interest group. We describe the development and implementation of the following systems changes: 1. A local intubation algorithm modified from the Difficult Airway Society's plan A-B-C-D approach, including clear pathways for airway escalation, and emphasizing the concepts of resuscitation prior to intubation, planning for failure, and avoidance of fixation error...
February 28, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217159/managing-tracheal-extubation-in-infants-with-stridor-and-congenital-neuraxial-anomalies
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Deepti Saigal, Pragati Ganjoo, Megha U Sharma, Daljit Singh
Stridor is a serious complication of congenital neuraxial anomalies, which though, can get completely resolved with early neurosurgical correction of the anomaly. However, stridor relief may or may not be achieved soon after surgery. Persistent postoperative stridor can potentially cause extubation failure that may be difficult to handle in small children. There are no extubation guidelines for difficult pediatric airways as yet, and fewer appropriate airway-assist devices for routine use. Management of an infant with occipital encephalocele, hydrocephalus and bilateral abductor vocal cord palsy, who developed post-extubation respiratory distress due to stridor is discussed, together with the relevant tracheal extubation issues in such cases...
October 2016: Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183579/determination-of-insertion-depth-of-flexible-laryngeal-mask-airway-in-pediatric-population-a-prospective-observational-study
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Ji-Hyun Lee, Hye-Won Oh, In-Kyung Song, Jin-Tae Kim, Chong-Sung Kim, Hee-Soo Kim
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the ideal insertion depth of the flexible laryngeal mask airway (FLMA) by elucidating the relationships between insertion depth and patient's age, body weight, height, and other parameters. We also evaluated an insertion technique that uses the change in intracuff pressure for proper positioning of the FLMA in cases where it is difficult to sense resistance during FLMA insertion. DESIGN: This study was a prospective observational study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159434/-and-if-it-happened-to-children-adapting-medical-care-during-terrorist-attacks-with-multiple-pediatric-victims
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L Alix-Séguin, N Lodé, G Orliaguet, E Chamorro, F Kerroué, C Lorge, A Moreira
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, we need to reconsider the organization of rescue and medical management and plan for an attack involving multiple pediatric victims. To ensure quick surgical management, but also to minimize risk for on-site teams (direct threats from secondary terrorist attacks targeting deployed emergency services), it is crucial to evacuate patients in a swift but orderly fashion. Children are vulnerable targets in terrorist attacks. Their anatomical and physiological characteristics make it likely that pediatric victims will suffer more brain injuries and require more, often advanced, airway management...
March 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130577/radiological-evaluation-of-tube-depth-and-complications-of-prehospital-endotracheal-intubation-in-pediatric-trauma-a-descriptive-study
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T Simons, T Söderlund, L Handolin
PURPOSE: Pediatric prehospital endotracheal intubation (PHETI) is a difficult and rarely performed procedure that remains the gold standard for prehospital airway management when ventilation and/or anesthesia is required, but high complications rates, including malposition continue to concern. We reviewed the experience in our institution of pediatric intubations with particular emphasis on the position of the endotracheal tube (ETT) tip within the trachea and related complications. METHOD: Intubated pediatric patients presenting directly from the scene to our level 1 trauma center, between 2006 and 2014, were included in our study...
January 27, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100946/management-of-young-patients-with-temporomandibular-joint-ankylosis-a-surgical-and-anesthetic-challenge
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REVIEW
Devalina Goswami, Sweta Singh, Ongkila Bhutia, Dalim Baidya, Chhavi Sawhney
Temporomandibular joint ankylosis is a unique disease where fracture of the mandibular condyle or any other cause leading to ankylosis of the joint can lead to multiple problems if not detected and treated early. If affected in early years of life, it may cause facial dysmorphism, restricted mouth opening, and difficulty in eating, speech, and sleep. Early surgery and physiotherapy can restore the joint function to a great extent. Anesthetizing a pediatric patient with this disorder is a definite challenge which needs expertise in difficult airway management...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752382/airway-management-in-a-patient-with-wolf-hirschhorn-syndrome
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John F Gamble, Dinesh J Kurian, Andrea G Udani, Nathaniel H Greene
We present a case of a 3-month-old female with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome (WHS) undergoing general anesthesia for laparoscopic gastrostomy tube placement with a focus on airway management. WHS is a rare 4p microdeletion syndrome resulting in multiple congenital abnormalities, including craniofacial deformities. Microcephaly, micrognathia, and glossoptosis are common features in WHS patients and risk factors for a pediatric airway that is potentially difficult to intubate. We discuss anesthesia strategies for airway preparation and management in a WHS patient requiring general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749629/bottle-tongue-entrapment-increasingly-popular-soda-becomes-airway-emergency
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Michael T Long, Matthew P Murray
Tongue entrapments within bottles are very rare childhood mishaps. The most immediate hazard in a tongue entrapment is airway obstruction. Tongue entrapment is an airway emergency; contingency planning to maintain airway patency, oxygenation, and ventilation is critical. Here, we report the case of a 5-year-old girl presenting to a pediatric emergency department with an increasingly popular novelty soda bottle, featuring a unique and dangerous design, entrapped on her tongue. Operative removal was anticipated...
September 30, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749021/is-impaired-glucose-metabolism-the-missing-piece-in-the-obesity-asthma-puzzle
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EDITORIAL
Tarig Ali-Dinar, Jason E Lang
Obesity is a major risk factor for several conditions including atherosclerotic disease, metabolic syndrome, and upper airway dysfunction. However, the purported link between obesity and asthma has remained more difficult to define, in part due to limitations in past epidemiologic studies and the inherent challenge in accurately defining asthma in children. It is possible that obesity leads to asthma only in the presence of a mediating variable such as an obesity-related conditions such as esophageal reflux or insulin resistance...
October 17, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726001/-perioperative-adverse-respiratory-events-in-overweight-and-obese-children
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J Ulrici, G Hempel, M Sasse, J Vollrath, C Höhne
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are increasing problems in pediatric anesthesia. This observational study was designed to examine how airway-related complications occur in overweight children and adolescents during general anesthesia and if this is a relevant problem in Germany. METHODS: From October 2008 until August 2009, at the university clinic in Leipzig, 504 in- and outpatients, aged 2-18 years, ASA I-III, undergoing elective procedures (ENT and pediatric surgery), were observed...
December 2016: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642743/-endotracheal-intubation-in-pediatric-patients
#19
Alexander Humberg, Wolfgang Göpel
Procedure of intubation of children is different to intubation in adults and requires specific considerations. Before intubation management of difficult airway problems should be anticipated. Risk of developing hypoxia is common in children usually due to a reduced apnea tolerance and demands skill of the medical team. Due to soft tissues of the upper airways and the V-shaped epiglottis several laryngoscopes are available. Attention should be kept on a physiological subglottic stenosis, which determines the size of the endotracheal tube...
September 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27530791/-application-of-electronic-bronchoscopy-in-pediatric-intensive-care-patients-with-difficult-ventilator-weaning
#20
Lu Gong, Lan Hu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of electronic bronchoscopy in the etiological diagnosis and treatment of pediatric intensive care patients with difficult ventilator weaning. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the clinical data of 92 pediatric intensive care patients with difficult ventilator weaning and underwent electronic bronchoscopy. RESULTS: Among all the 92 children, the most common underlying disease was respiratory system disease (39 children)...
August 2016: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
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