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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764020/-effect-of-cricothyroid-and-thyroarytenoid-muscle-botulinum-toxin-injection-on-patients-with-dyspnea-caused-by-bilateral-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-paresis
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X L Xu, J M Lai, T Qiu, Y L Ma, Y C Jiao, P Y Zhuang
Objective: To discuss the clinical effect of small dose of botulinum toxin injection in cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle on patients with incomplete bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paresis. Methods: Six patients were selected with Ⅰor Ⅱ or Ⅲ degree of dyspnea diagnosed as bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve injury by laryngeal electromyography, and small dose of botulinum toxin injection was performed in cricothyroid muscle and thyroarytenoid muscle as a treatment. Degree of dyspnea was assessed one month before and after the treatment, and the stroboscopic laryngoscope results, acoustic parameters and CT image of the patients were collected in the 6 patients...
May 7, 2018: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756700/use-of-ultrasonography-as-a-noninvasive-decisive-tool-to-determine-the-accurate-endotracheal-tube-size-in-anesthetized-children
#2
Gulnur Gollu, A Onat Bermede, Farid Khanmammadov, Ufuk Ates, Sinan Genc, Ozlem Selvi Can, Suat Fitoz, Zekeriyya Alanoglu, Aydin Yagmurlu
BACKGROUND: It is hard to determine the appropriate size and correct tracheal position of endotracheal tube (ETT) in children. The aim of this study is to determine tracheal diameter in children by using ultrasonography technique as objective tool and compare it with commonly used aged based formulas for the ETT size estimation. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients undergoing elective surgery in a tertiary children's hospital were prospectively enrolled. The subglottic transverse tracheal diameter was determined by ultrasonography...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752957/early-human-motor-development-from-variation-to-the-ability-to-vary-and-adapt
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REVIEW
Mijna Hadders-Algra
This review summarizes early human motor development. From early fetal age motor behavior is based on spontaneous neural activity: activity of networks in the brainstem and spinal cord that is modulated by supraspinal activity. The supraspinal activity, first primarily brought about by the cortical subplate, later by the cortical plate, induces movement variation. Initially, movement variation especially serves exploration; its associated afferent information is primarily used to sculpt the developing nervous system, and less to adapt motor behavior...
May 9, 2018: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750689/a-prospective-observational-study-of-technical-difficulty-with-glidescope-guided-tracheal-intubation-in-children
#4
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/29740589/cervical-hyperostosis-leading-to-dyspnea-aspiration-and-dysphagia-strategies-to-improve-patient-management
#5
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/29737736/-the-diagnostic-value-of-laryngeal-electromyography-in-vocal-fold-paralysis-and-arytenoid-dislocation
#6
Peng Cheng Yu, Nan Gao, Xu Mao Li, Xia Zhao, Guang Bin Sun
OBJECTIVES: To identify diagnostic value of laryngeal electromyography (LEMG) in differentiating vocal fold paralysis (VFP) from arytenoid dislocation. METHODS: The history, laryngeal morphologic characteristics and LEMG of 36 patients with VFP and 10 patients with arytenoid dislocation were compared and analyzed. RESULTS: The most common cause of 36 VFP patients was surgical damage (24 cases), and the most common cause of 10 arytenoid dislocation patients was history of endotracheal intubation (9 cases)...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737733/-utility-of-preoperative-voice-therapy-on-the-voice-recovery-of-vocal-cord-polyps-patients-undergoing-the-microsurgery
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Ling Gao, Rui Qing Wang, Xu Ge Huang, Wei Feng Chen, Yan Chao Jiao, Yan Li Ma, Pei Yun Zhuang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the therapeutic effect on the voice recovery of patients with vocal cord polyps undergoing the microsurgery of preoperative voice therapy. METHODS: Twenty-six patients diagnosed with unilateral vocal cord polyp under stroboscope, who needed to undergo vocal cord loss resection under supportive laryngoscope, were randomly divided into control group (non-voice training) and treatment group (voice training), with each group of 13 patients. Patients in control group were just treated with surgical operation...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737732/-clinical-analysis-of-arytenoid-cartilage-reposition-with-snake-mouth-forceps-for-the-arytenoid-cartilage-dislocation
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Qing Xiang Zhang, Shuang Ba He, Zi Gang Che, Hui Ying Hu, Ya Qun Liu, Yuan Yuan Lu, Zhen Kun Yu
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical effect of the arytenoid cartilage reposition using snake mouth reduction forceps under general anesthesia. METHODS: Data of twenty-six cases accepted arytenoid cartilage reposition under intravenous general anesthesia were analyzed, nineteen cases accepted laryngeal CT scan and cricoarytenoid joint reconstruction, all patients underwent endolaryngeal muscle electromyography examination. According to the position of cartilage dislocation prompted by laryngoscope and CT, the arytenoid cartilage was repositoned under the visual laryngoscope using special snake mouth reduction forceps...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729441/laryngeal-dysfunction-in-cough-hypersensitivity-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-observational-study
#9
Anne E Vertigan, Sarah M Kapela, Emily K Kearney, Peter G Gibson
BACKGROUND: Chronic refractory cough(CRC), a phenotype of Cough Hypersensitivity Syndrome(CHS), is a disabling problem. Laryngeal dysfunction may be important in CC and CHS because laryngeal symptoms are common and CC, however the role of laryngeal dysfunction in CHS has not been systematically examined. OBJECTIVE: To determine the nature of laryngeal dysfunction in patients with CC and compare with the related laryngeal conditions of Vocal Cord Dysfunction(VCD) and Muscle Tension Dysphonia(MTD)...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29727011/postoperative-laryngeal-morbidity-and-intubating-conditions-using-the-mcgrath%C3%A2-mac-videolaryngoscope-with-or-without-neuromuscular-blockade-a-randomised-double-blind-non-inferiority-trial
#10
T Nakanishi, M Yoshimura, S Sakamoto, T Toriumi
Tracheal intubation without neuromuscular blockade may be associated with worse intubating conditions and increased laryngeal morbidity. We hypothesised that tracheal intubation using the McGRATH™ MAC videolaryngoscope would not increase postoperative hoarseness, even without neuromuscular blockade. In this prospective, randomised, parallel-group, double-blind, non-inferiority trial, 248 patients were randomly assigned to tracheal intubation with or without neuromuscular blockade using rocuronium. Hoarseness and sore throat were evaluated at 24 h and 48 h postoperatively...
May 4, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29726122/interstitial-microdeletion-of-the-1p34-3p34-2-region
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Joseph E Jacher, Jeffrey W Innis
BACKGROUND: Interstitial microdeletions of chromosome 1p34.3p34.2 are rare, but are continuing to be identified by the use of chromosome microarray. There have been fewer than 10 individuals identified who have deletions of the 1p34.3p34.2 region; all of these previously described individuals have deletions of the AGO1, AGO3, GRIK3, SLC2A1, or RIMS3 genes. Haploinsufficiency of these genes has been associated with neurodevelopmental delays. METHODS: Chromosome microarray, quantitative PCR, and fluorescence in situ hybridization were performed with DNA extracted from peripheral blood...
May 3, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725537/association-of-laryngeal-cancer-with-vocal-cord-leukoplakia-and-associated-risk-factors-in-1-184-patients-diagnosed-in-otorhinolaryngology-practices-in-germany
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Karel Kostev, Louis E C Jacob, Matthias Kalder, Andreas M Sesterhenn, David Ulrich Seidel
The aim of the present study was to analyze the association between laryngeal cancer and vocal cord leukoplakia in a large nationwide practice database. The study sample included 1,184 patients aged 18-90 years from 113 otorhinolaryngology practices in Germany who were diagnosed with vocal cord leukoplakia between 2007 and 2014. The rates of laryngeal cancer diagnosis within 5 years and the associated risk factors were analyzed. Within 6 months of initial diagnosis of vocal cord leukoplakia, 11% of the patients were diagnosed with laryngeal cancer...
May 2018: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721538/upper-airway-obstruction-in-neonates-does-sleep-exacerbate-symptoms
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Tyler Van Heest, Bridget Ebert, Brianne Barnett Roby, James Sidman
Objective: Describe the factors that exacerbate upper airway obstructions (UAOs) in neonates. Study Design: Retrospective chart review. Setting: Pediatric tertiary care hospital. Subjects and Methods: All neonates hospitalized between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/2014 diagnosed with either: 1) laryngomalacia, 2) Pierre Robin sequence, or 3) vocal cord paralysis were included in this study. Patient charts were reviewed to determine factors that exacerbated symptoms of airway obstruction...
April 2018: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721446/a-contemporary-review-of-evidence-for-transoral-robotic-surgery-in-laryngeal-cancer
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REVIEW
Philippe Gorphe
Numerous studies have shown that transoral robotic surgery (TORS) for oropharyngeal cancers is safe and that it yields satisfactory functional and oncological outcomes. For many teams worldwide, it is therefore a standard surgical approach with eligible patients. In the same time, TORS is increasingly being used and described in the context of laryngeal cancer surgery. It is proposed as an alternative to open approaches, which may yield inconsistent functional results and significant rates of postoperative complications...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717916/risk-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-acquired-airway-disease-after-congenital-heart-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#15
Andrew J Matisoff, Pranathi Ari, David Zurakowski, Alexandra G Espinel, Nina Deutsch, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVE: In this single-center, retrospective review, we sought to determine the risk factors associated with the development of severe acquired airway disease (AAD; vocal cord paralysis [VCP] or subglottic stenosis [SGS]) in pediatric patients who had undergone surgery for congenital heart disease (CHD) with cardiopulmonary bypass. All patients who required surgical treatment for CHD using cardiopulmonary bypass at our institution between 2010 and 2015 were reviewed. We defined severe AAD as either clinically significant VCP, SGS, or both, requiring consultation with the otolaryngology (ENT) service for evaluation...
April 1, 2018: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717359/serious-complications-after-button-battery-ingestion-in-children
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Hilde Krom, Margot Visser, Jessie M Hulst, Victorien M Wolters, Anita M Van den Neucker, Tim de Meij, Hubert P J van der Doef, Obbe F Norbruis, Marc A Benninga, Margot J M Smit, Angelika Kindermann
Serious and fatal complications after button battery ingestion are increasing worldwide. The aim of this study is to describe serious complications after battery ingestion in children in the Netherlands.All pediatric gastroenterologists in the Netherlands performing upper endoscopies were asked to report all serious complications after battery ingestion in children (0-18 years) between 2008 and 2016 retrospectively.Sixteen serious complications were reported: death after massive bleeding through esophageal-aortal fistula (n = 1), esophageal-tracheal fistula (n = 5), stenosis after (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 5), (suspected) perforation and mediastinitis (n = 3), vocal cord paralysis (n = 1), and required reintubation for dyspnea and stridor (n = 1)...
May 2, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
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
#17
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/29708920/airway-management-in-a-patient-with-tracheal-disruption-due-to-penetrating-neck-trauma-with-hollow-point-ammunition-a-case-report
#18
Angela M Johnson, James L Hill, Dave J Zagorski, Joseph M McClain, Nicole C Maronian
Rapid sequence induction and intubation was performed for a patient in respiratory distress after a gunshot wound to the neck. Resistance was noted distal to vocal cords. With a bronchoscope unavailable, the endotracheal tube was advanced with a corkscrew maneuver. Subcutaneous emphysema had developed. The endotracheal tube was advanced into the right mainstem with adequate ventilation. Imaging illustrated tracheoesophageal injury. The patient was emergently explored. An intraluminal bullet was removed, lateral wall tracheal defect was repaired, and a tracheostomy was placed...
May 1, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707319/perioperative-management-and-outcomes-of-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-case-study-of-a-high-volume-tertiary-center-in-taiwan
#19
Tzu Chang, Po-Ni Hsiao, Man-Yin Tsai, Pei-Ming Huang, Ya-Jung Cheng
Background: Mortality and complication rates for surgical esophagectomy remain high despite progress in surgical techniques and perioperative care. Minimally invasive surgery and intraoperative goal-directed fluid management are gaining popularity in Taiwan; however, perioperative complications and short-term outcomes have been rarely reported. In this retrospective study, we analyzed the surgical procedures performed as well as the perioperative outcomes and treatments after esophagectomy in a high-volume medical center in Taiwan...
March 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701761/size-of-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-as-a-new-risk-factor-for-postoperative-vocal-cord-paralysis
#20
Y Saito, H Takeuchi, K Fukuda, K Suda, R Nakamura, N Wada, H Kawakubo, Y Kitagawa
Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis (RLNP) is a frequent and serious complication following esophageal cancer surgery. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the correlation between recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) size and RLNP. This was a retrospective study of esophageal cancer patients who underwent thoracoscopic esophagectomy from January 2012 to December 2014. Eighty-four patients were included in the primary analysis. Diameter of the RLN was measured using the digital video recording of surgical procedures by the ratio between scissor and RLN...
April 26, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
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