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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318136/pleural-tuberculosis-medical-thoracoscopy-greatly-increases-the-diagnostic-accuracy
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Angelo Gianni Casalini, Pier Anselmo Mori, Maria Majori, Miriam Anghinolfi, Enrico Maria Silini, Letizia Gnetti, Federica Motta, Sandra Larini, Sara Montecchini, Roberta Pisi, Adriana Calderaro
Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a standardised work-up in the diagnosis of pleural tuberculosis (TB) that included fibreoptic bronchoscopy and medical thoracoscopy. A consecutive series of 52 pleural TB patients observed during the period 2001-2015 was evaluated retrospectively. 20 females, mean (range) age 39.7 (18-74) years, and 32 males, mean (range) age 45.75 (21-83) years, were included (28 non-EU citizens (53.8%)). The diagnosis of TB infections was established by identification (using stains, culture or molecular tests) of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the pleura, sputum and/or bronchial specimens, or by evidence of caseous granulomas on pleural biopsies...
January 2018: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240505/hoarseness-in-children
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Salil Sood, Ian Street, Adam Donne
Hoarseness or dysphonia are terms used to describe a change in the quality of the voice. The voice quality can be raspy, breathy, strained, fatigued, rough, tremulous or weak. There may be a change in pitch, restriction of range, voice breaks, decreased projection, or abnormal resonance. It is important to remember that a voice disorder is not a disease in itself but rather a presentation of an underlying pathology. Clinicians' knowledge of paediatric hoarseness is limited as it can be difficult to examine children using fibreoptic laryngoscopy and the child may not comprehend the need for detailed examination...
December 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238683/flexible-laryngoscopy-in-management-of-congenital-stridor
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Prasanna Kumar Saravanam, Vinoth Manimaran
The incidence of congenital stridor is on rise due to improved neonate and infant survival rate. The gold standard investigation for evaluation of stridor is rigid laryngotracheobronchoscopy, but this is invasive and requires general anesthesia. Flexible fibreoptic laryngoscopy, a relatively simple and less invasive procedure can be done under topical anaesthesia for evaluation of stridor. In this study, we have presented our experience of flexible laryngoscopy in children with congenital stridor, their results and management...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207760/epituberculosis-revisited-case-report-and-review
#4
Lavina Vishnu Mirchandani, Sindhu S Kamath, Jayalakshami Thelapurath Kutty, Aparna Iyer
Primary pulmonary tuberculosis can involve regional lymph nodes which may resolve spontaneously or on treatment; or they may enlarge causing extrinsic bronchial compression; or cause endobronchial inflammation and ulceration; or a node may erode through the bronchial wall with extrusion of caseous materials into the bronchial tree, causing focal or lobar pneumonia. This erosion is seen radiologically as hilar lymphadenopathy, with atelectasis and consolidation and described as "epituberculosis". It is more common in infants than older children...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202349/chondrometaplasia-of-the-vocal-cord-in-an-adult-male
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Hamoud Al Arouj, Abdulmohsen Kamel AlBader, Imtiyaz Nawaz Bhat
INTRODUCTION: (Chondrometaplasia of the larynx is a rare disease. We report a case that presented at the otolaryngology department in our institute in 2015.) PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62year old man without any history of trauma presented with progressive dysphonia, dyspnoea, without any dysphagia. A fibreoptic laryngoscopic examination revealed nodular mass arising at the junction of anterior 1/3rd and posterior 2/3rd of left vocal cord. DISCUSSION: A computed tomography scan of the neck region showed a rounded and circumscribed mass without infiltration of the surrounding tissues...
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090731/human-cadavers-preserved-using-thiel-s-method-for-the-teaching-of-fibreoptically-guided-intubation-of-the-trachea-a-laboratory-investigation
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C J László, Z Szűcs, Á Nemeskéri, G Baksa, A Szuák, M Varga, E Tassonyi
We assessed the suitability of human cadavers preserved using Thiel's method for teaching flexible fibreoptic tracheal intubation. Thirty-one anaesthetists unacquainted with this technique received didactic teaching followed by handling of the fibrescope on the Oxford teaching box. They then carried out fibreoptic intubations in two cadavers to establish a baseline sample of their intubation skills. Thereafter, we randomly assigned the trainees to two groups to practice fibreoptic intubation either on two distinct cadavers or on two airway manikins...
November 1, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054944/anaesthesia-and-orphan-disease-airway-and-anaesthetic-management-in-huntington-s-disease
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Phuong Thao Nguyen, Daveena Meeks, Despoina Liotiri
We present a case that highlights the issues surrounding the delivery of a safe general anaesthetic to a patient with Huntington's disease (HD) and bulbar dysfunction. In the case of a 46-year-old patient undergoing laparoscopic percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube insertion, we discuss the rationale behind our chosen method and anaesthetic agents as well as airway issues specific to HD. In a patient whose condition would not allow for an awake fibreoptic intubation, we opted for a modified rapid sequence induction...
October 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028928/effectiveness-of-tip-rotation-in-fibreoptic-bronchoscopy-under-different-experimental-conditions-an-in-vitro-crossover-study
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T Piegeler, N G Clausen, M Weiss, Takashi Asai
Background: Proper manipulation of fibreoptic bronchoscopes is essential for successful tracheal intubation or diagnostic bronchoscopy. Failure of proper navigation and rotation of the fibrescope may lead to difficulties in advancing the fibrescope and might also be responsible for (unnecessary) difficulties and delays in fibreoptic tracheal intubation, with subsequent hypoxaemia. The present study, therefore, aimed to assess the effectiveness of tip rotation in flexible bronchoscopes in different experimental conditions...
December 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984089/airway-management-with-fastrach-laryngeal-mask-versus-spritztube-a-prospective-randomised-manikin-based-study
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Silvia DE Rosa, Fiorenza Ferrari, Stefano Carboni Checcacci, Alessandro Rigobello, Paolo Gennaro, Daniele DE Luca, Mirco Primadei, Federico Politi, Adriano Pellizzari, Raffaele Bonato
BACKGROUND: A new promising device, the Spritztube (ST), was developed combining the ability to perform both supraglottic ventilation and orotracheal fibreoptic intubation using the same device, allowing an easy passage from supraglottic ventilation to tracheal ventilation avoiding apnea. The present study aims to compare the speed and the subjective ease of in- sertion of the novel tracheal tube (Spritztube ®) compared to the intubating laryngeal mask airway FastrachTM [FT-LMA] in a simulation environment...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981579/comparison-of-the-paediatric-blade-of-the-pentax-aws-and-ovassapian-airway-in-fibreoptic-tracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-limited-mouth-opening-and-cervical-spine-immobilization-by-a-semi-rigid-neck-collar-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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D H Kim, J Y Yoo, S Y Ha, Y J Chae
Background: We compared the performances of the paediatric blade of a Pentax Airway Scope and an Ovassapian airway in fibreoptic tracheal intubation in patients whose necks were stabilized by semi-rigid neck collars. Methods: Ninety patients were enrolled in this prospective, open-label, randomized controlled trial. Patients were randomly allocated to one of two groups (Group OVA-FOB and Group AWS-FOB). The time to tracheal intubation, success rate of tracheal intubation, number of optimization manoeuvres (jaw thrust), and difficulty of manipulation of the fibreoptic bronchoscope were compared between the groups...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890562/efficacy-of-atomised-local-anaesthetic-versus-transtracheal-topical-anaesthesia-for-awake-fibreoptic-intubation
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Bindu K Vasu, Sunil Rajan, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Successful awake fibreoptic intubation (AFOI) depends on adequate topical anaesthesia of the airway. We aimed to compare efficacy of atomised local anaesthetic versus transtracheal topical anaesthesia for AFOI. METHODS: It was a prospective, randomised controlled study of 33 patients with the American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status 1-3 with anticipated difficult airway requiring AFOI. The primary objective was to compare the patient comfort after topical anaesthesia of the airway using atomiser with transtracheal injection of the local anaesthetic agent for AFOI in patients with anticipated difficult airway...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857785/comparison-of-the-laryngeal-mask-airway-supreme-and-the-i-gel-in-paralysed-elderly-patients-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Myoung H Kim, Jae H Lee, Yong S Choi, Sujung Park, Seokyung Shin
BACKGROUND: The laryngeal mask airway supreme (LMA-S) and i-gel are both popular second-generation supraglottic airway devices that have been widely studied in surgical patients, but their differences in clinical performance in the elderly are not clear. OBJECTIVE: We compared the efficacy and safety of the LMA-S and i-gel in anaesthetised and paralysed elderly patients. DESIGN: A prospective, randomised and parallel study. SETTING: Single-centre trial, study period January 2014 from to October 2016...
August 28, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835120/the-body-mass-index-of-flexible-ureteroscopes
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Silvia Proietti, Bhaskar Somani, Mario Sofer, Amelia Pietropaolo, Marco Rosso, Giuseppe Saitta, Franco Gaboardi, Olivier Traxer, Guido Giusti
OBJECTIVE: To assess the "body mass index" (BMI) (weight and length) of 12 flexible ureteroscopes (digital and fiber optic) along with the light cables and camera heads, to make the best use of our instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve different brand-new flexible ureteroscopes from four different manufacturers, along with eight camera heads and three light cables were evaluated. Each ureteroscope, camera head, and light cable was weighted; the total length of each ureteroscope, shaft, handle, flexible end-tip, and cable were all measured...
October 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829632/frequency-of-and-factors-associated-with-emergency-department-intracranial-pressure-monitor-placement-in-severe-paediatric-traumatic-brain-injury
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Nithya Kannan, Alex Quistberg, Jin Wang, Jonathan I Groner, Richard B Mink, Mark S Wainwright, Michael J Bell, Christopher C Giza, Douglas F Zatzick, Richard G Ellenbogen, Linda Ng Boyle, Pamela H Mitchell, Monica S Vavilala
OBJECTIVE: To examine the frequency of and factors associated with emergency department (ED) intracranial pressure (ICP) monitor placement in severe paediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: Retrospective, multicentre cohort study of children <18 years admitted to the ED with severe TBI and intubated for >48 hours from 2007 to 2011. RESULTS: Two hundred and twenty-four children had severe TBI and 75% underwent either ED, operating room (OR) or paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) ICP monitor placement...
2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822609/transient-vocal-cord-paralysis-following-central-venous-hemodialysis-catheter-insertion
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Gül Pamukçu Günaydın, Selahattin Gürü, Elif Aslan Taş, Fatih Tanrıverdi, Gülhan Kurtoğlu Çelik
In this article, we present a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy not caused by nerve injury but due to local anesthetic infiltration that was applied prior to central venous catheterization. A 47-year-old female patient was admitted to emergency room with fatigue and nausea and was diagnosed with acute renal failure. Right jugular venous catheterization was performed for emergency hemodialysis with Seldinger technique using middle approach. Within minutes and immediately after the procedure the patient complained of hoarseness and shortness of breath, and she had stridor in her physical exam...
November 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804889/a-randomised-trial-comparing-real-time-double-lumen-endobronchial-tube-placement-with-the-disposcope-%C3%A2-with-conventional-blind-placement
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P T Chen, C K Ting, M Y Lee, H W Cheng, K H Chan, W K Chang
Double-lumen endobronchial tube placement is challenging. This study compared double-lumen tube placement with the Disposcope(®) , a wireless videostylet allowing real-time visualisation, with conventional blind placement. Patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery with normal airways requiring one-lung ventilation were randomly allocated into two groups (27 patients in each group). The Disposcope was used to assist left-sided double-lumen tube placement in one group, and conventional blind placement was performed in the control group...
September 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688160/unilateral-vocal-cord-paralysis-after-surgical-closure-of-a-patent-ductus-arteriosus-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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Pramod Pharande, Sathiyapriya Karthigeyan, Karen Walker, Daphne D'Cruz, Nadia Badawi, Melissa Luig, David Winlaw, Himanshu Popat
AIM: Left vocal cord paralysis (LVCP) is variably reported post ligation of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). Our objective was to determine the incidence of LVCP and identify predictive factors and associated morbidities in preterm infants post PDA ligation. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of infants less than 29 weeks gestational age from 2006 to 2014 who underwent PDA ligation. Infants with laryngeal symptoms underwent flexible fibreoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy to evaluate vocal cord function...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681742/the-effect-of-sensory-level-electrical-stimulation-of-the-masseter-muscle-in-early-stroke-patients-with-dysphagia-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Ebru K Umay, Atilay Yaylaci, Guleser Saylam, Ibrahim Gundogdu, Eda Gurcay, Dehen Akcapinar, Zeynep Kirac
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a serious cause of morbidity and mortality in stroke patients. AIMS: As the first study in literature, we aimed to evaluate the effects of sensory-level electrical stimulation (SES) to bilateral masseter muscles in early stroke patients with dysphagia. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This study was conducted at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic of our hospital between 2013 and 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-eight patients with dysphagia within the first month after ischemic stroke were included in this study...
July 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654141/current-practice-for-awake-fibreoptic-intubation-some-unanswered-questions
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T Murphy, B Howes
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June 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654138/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-awake-fibreoptic-intubation-practice-at-a-tertiary-centre
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K El-Boghdadly, D N Onwochei, J Cuddihy, I Ahmad
Contemporary data are lacking for procedural practice, training provision and outcomes for awake fibreoptic intubation in the UK. We performed a prospective cohort study of awake fibreoptic intubations at a tertiary centre to assess current practice. Data from 600 elective or emergency awake fibreoptic intubations were collected to include information on patient and operator demographics, technical performance and complications. This comprised 1.71% of patients presenting for surgery requiring a general anaesthetic, with the majority occurring in patients presenting for head and neck surgery...
June 2017: Anaesthesia
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