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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228872/ortner-syndrome-secondary-to-aortic-aneurysm
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Alexandre Semionov, John Kosiuk
Ortner syndrome refers to vocal cord paralysis resulting from compression of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve by abnormal mediastinal vascular structures. We report a case of Ortner syndrome in a 75-year-old male secondary to aortic arch aneurysm.
March 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226000/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-single-radiofrequency-ablation-of-solid-benign-non-functioning-thyroid-nodules
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Roberto Cesareo, Andrea Palermo, Valerio Pasqualini, Carla Simeoni, Alessandro Casini, Giuseppe Pelle, Silvia Manfrini, Giuseppe Campagna, Roberto Cianni
Objective: The objective of our study is to evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) for benign thyroid nodules (BTNs) over a 1-year follow-up. Subjects and methods: This is a monocentric retrospective study. Forty-eight patients with solid, non-functioning BTNs were treated by RFA using a 17G internally cooled electrode. We categorized thyroid nodules as small (≤ 12 mL), medium (12 to 30 mL), or large (over 30 mL). BTNs volume reduction, thyroid function, cosmetic and compressive score changes and side effect evaluation at 6 and 12 months were evaluated...
February 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219323/a-preliminary-assessment-of-the-lma-protector%C3%A2-in-non-paralysed-patients
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Ban Leong Sng, Farida Binte Ithnin, Deepak Mathur, Eileen Lew, Nian-Lin Reena Han, Alex Tiong-Heng Sia
BACKGROUND: The LMA Protector™ is the latest CE marked single use supraglottic airway device. This airway device provides access and functional separation of the respiratory and digestive tracts. There are two ports (male, female ports) to provide suction in the laryngeal region and insertion of the gastric tube. The aim of our study is to assess the ease of use, airway quality, device positioning, airway leak and complications associated with initial clinical experience in LMA Protector™ usage...
February 20, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219184/-the-differential-diagnosis-of-narrow-band-imaging-for-the-polyp-lesion-on-the-vocal-cord
#4
W Feng, X G Ni
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217159/managing-tracheal-extubation-in-infants-with-stridor-and-congenital-neuraxial-anomalies
#5
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/28216713/vocal-cord-closure-leading-to-inadequate-ventilation-with-laryngeal-mask-airway-proseal%C3%A2-in-a-paralysed-patient-during-laparoscopic-surgery
#6
Harihar Vishwanath Hegde, Krishna Sagar Sriram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208891/outcomes-of-capsular-dissection-technique-with-use-of-bipolar-electrocautery-in-total-thyroidectomy-a-rural-tertiary-center-experience
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Amal T Das, S B Prakash, V Priyadarshini
INTRODUCTION: Total thyroidectomy is one of the most routinely performed head and neck surgical procedures with extremely low mortality. This procedure has been associated with two major complications such as recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and hypocalcaemia due to parathyroid insufficiency. The use of bipolar electrocautery has not been widely accepted in view of thermal damage to adjacent structures. AIM: To study the outcomes and complications of capsular dissection technique along with use of bipolar electrocautery in total thyroidectomy...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207550/retrospective-analysis-of-vocal-cord-to-suprasternal-notch-distance-implications-for-preventing-endotracheal-tube-cuff-induced-vocal-cord-injury
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Hyerim Kim, Jee-Eun Chang, Jung-Hee Ryu, Haesun Jung, Seong-Won Min, Jung-Man Lee, Jin-Young Hwang
Endotracheal tube (ETT) positioning using the cuff ballottement test, which confirms that the inflated cuff is positioned at the suprasternal notch with squeezing or inflating a pilot balloon, has been reported to be a simple and reliable method of preventing endobronchial intubation. However, in patients with a short vocal cord-to-suprasternal notch, ETT placement using the cuff ballottement test can cause vocal cord injury. In the present study, we assessed the distance from a point 15 mm below the vocal cord to the suprasternal notch (VSD-15), the safe position for ETT cuff placement above the suprasternal notch, and investigated variables for predicting VSD-15...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190646/vocal-cord-paralysis-in-charcot-marie-tooth-type-4b1-disease-associated-with-a-novel-mutation-in-the-myotubularin-related-protein-2-gene-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Andrea Zambon, Maria Grazia Natali Sora, Giovanna Cantarella, Federica Cerri, Angelo Quattrini, Giancarlo Comi, Stefano Carlo Previtali, Alessandra Bolino
Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 4B1 (CMT4B1) is an autosomal recessive motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy characterized by the association of early-onset neurological symptoms and typical histological findings. The natural history and the clinical variability of the disease are still poorly known, thus further clarification of the different phenotypes is needed. We report on the case of a Pakistani girl born to consanguineous parents harboring a novel mutation in the MTMR2 gene. When aged 18 months, reduced limb tone, muscle wasting associated with proximal and distal weakness prevalent in lower limbs, absence of tendon reflexes, hoarseness and inspiratory stridor were detected...
January 16, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183095/clinical-impact-of-intrathoracic-herniation-of-gastric-tube-pull-up-via-the-retrosternal-route-following-esophagectomy
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Norihisa Uemura, Tetsuya Abe, Jiro Kawakami, Takahiro Hosoi, Seiji Ito, Yasuhiro Shimizu
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic herniation of gastric tube (IHGT) pull-up via the retrosternal route is a rare complication following esophagectomy, which is caused due to an injury in the parietal pleura during a blunt dissection of the retrosternal space. However, little is known regarding the clinical impact of IHGT pull-up via the retrosternal route. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical data of 231 patients receiving gastric tube reconstruction via the retrosternal route following esophagectomy were collected from medical charts...
February 10, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169008/relationship-of-medial-versus-superior-vocal-cord-location-of-t1-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-tumor-recurrence
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Uri Alkan, Yuval Nachalon, Aron Popovtzer, Sharon Tzelnick, Dan Yaniv, Jacob Shvero
OBJECTIVE: To determine if the clinical behavior of T1 glottic squamous cell carcinoma varies by its location on the medial free edge or upper aspect of the vocal cords. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort. SETTING: Single tertiary university-affiliated medical center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Clinical, treatment, and outcome data were collected for 104 patients with T1N0M0 glottic squamous cell carcinoma who were treated and followed at our center in 1995-2013...
February 2, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157060/risk-of-malignancy-in-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-in-patients-with-thyroid-nodules
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Alice Viktoria Egset, Camilla Holm, Stine Rosenkilde Larsen, Susanne Holm Nielsen, Jacob Bach, Jens Peter Helweg-Larsen, Louise Vølund Larsen, Jens Højberg Wanscher, Christian Godballe
INTRODUCTION: Fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) is the cornerstone of thyroid nodule evaluation. In most cases, FNAB can discriminate between benign and malignant disease. In other cases, it is only indicative of malignancy and the results are considered "suspicious". In Denmark, thyroid FNAB results are categorised into six groups: "inadequate", "cystic", "inconclusive", "benign", "suspicious" and "malignant". The risk of malignancy in the Danish "suspicious" group is of interest for patients as well as doctors participating in the diagnosis and treatment...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155703/numerical-study-of-the-effects-of-bronchial-structural-abnormalities-on-respiratory-flow-distribution
#13
Shen Yu, Jizhe Wang, Xiuzhen Sun, Yingxi Liu
BACKGROUND: The anatomical configurations of respiratory tract would be directly associated with their ventilatory function. It is necessary to fully understand the association between airway configurations and their functions as well as the interactions between different airway segments. In this study, we developed a respiratory airway model to investigate the effects of bronchial structural abnormalities on flow distribution in the bronchi and upper airway. METHODS: Derived from computed tomography (CT) scanner data, three-dimensional (3D) finite element (FE) models of healthy human respiratory tracts were developed with anatomically realistic configurations, including the nasal cavity, oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, and partial bronchi...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151886/impact-of-fiber-optic-laryngoscopy-on-the-weaning-process-from-mechanical-ventilation-in-high-risk-patients-for-postextubation-stridor
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Malcolm Lemyze, Emmanuelle Durville, Mehdi Meddour, Marie Jonard, Johanna Temime, Stéphanie Barailler, Didier Thevenin, Jihad Mallat
The objective of this study was to assess the impact of fiber-optic laryngoscopy (FOL) on the weaning process from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients with a positive cuff leak test (CLT) as compared with the current recommended strategy based on corticosteroids.In this prospective observational pilot study conducted over a 1-year period in a 15-bed ICU, CLT was systematically performed before extubation in all intubated patients having passed a spontaneous breathing trial (SBT). After the endotracheal tube cuff was deflated, cuff leak volume (CLVol) was assessed during assisted controlled ventilation...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149807/continuous-intraoperative-neural-monitoring-of-the-recurrent-nerves-in-thyroid-surgery-a-quantum-leap-in-technology
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Rick Schneider, Gregory W Randolph, Marcin Barczynski, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Che-Wei Wu, Feng-Yu Chiang, Andreas Machens, Dipti Kamani, Henning Dralle
The continuous intraoperative neural monitoring (CIONM) technique is increasingly acknowledged as a useful tool to recognize impending nerve injury and to abort the related manoeuvre to prevent nerve injury during thyroid surgery. CIONM provides valuable real-time information constantly, which is really useful during complex thyroid surgeries especially in the settings of unusual anatomy. Thus, CIONM overcomes the key methodological limitation inherent in intermittent nerve monitoring (IINOM); which is allowing the nerve to be at risk in between the stimulations...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149069/impact-of-yoga-in-a-case-of-vocal-cord-dysfunction-with-dysautonomia
#16
Rozina Wadhwania
A 23-year-old female with a past medical history of gastroesophageal reflux disease presented with shortness of breath induced by exercise and certain odors. She reported the symptoms of autonomic dysfunction including fatigue, chest pain, lightheadedness, headaches, numbness/tingling in the arms and legs, and exercise intolerance. Vital signs were significant for orthostatic intolerance. Volume flow loop in the pulmonary function tests showed a flattening of the inspiratory portion characteristic of vocal cord dysfunction...
January 2017: International Journal of Yoga
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145836/pediatric-thyroidectomy
#17
Curtis Hanba, Peter F Svider, Bianca Siegel, Anthony Sheyn, Mahdi Shkoukani, Ho-Sheng Lin, S Naweed Raza
Objectives/Hypothesis To evaluate hospital course and associated complications among pediatric patients undergoing thyroidectomy. Study Design and Setting Retrospective database review of the Kids' Inpatient Database (2009, 2012). Methods The Kids' Inpatient Database was evaluated for thyroidectomy patients for the years 2009 and 2012. Surgical procedure, patient demographics, length of stay, hospital charges (in US dollars), and surgical complications were evaluated. Results Of an estimated 1099 nationwide partial thyroidectomies and 1654 total thyroidectomies, females accounted for 73...
February 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144169/the-forgotten-cause-of-stridor-in-the-emergency-department
#18
Tian-Tee Ng
Paradoxical Vocal Fold Movement Disorder is where the larynx exhibits paradoxical vocal cords closure during respiration, creating partial airway obstruction. Causes of vocal fold movement disorder are multifactorial, and patients describe tightness of throat, difficulty getting air in, have stridor, and do not respond to inhalers. We propose using transnasal laryngoscopy examination, which will show narrowing of vocal cords on inspiration, and The Pittsburgh Vocal Cord Dysfunction Index with a cutoff score of ≥4 to distinguish vocal fold movement disorder from asthma and other causes of stridor...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
#19
Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139319/paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion-pvfm-in-pediatric-otolaryngology
#20
Blake Smith, Claudio Milstein, Bryan Rolfes, Samantha Anne
INTRODUCTION: Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a condition in which the vocal cords exhibit inappropriate inspiratory adduction, and it has been poorly studied in the pediatric population. METHODS: Pediatric patients diagnosed with PVCM by a pediatric otolaryngologist and doctor of speech pathology from 2008 to 2012 were reviewed. Patients in whom another cause for their respiratory disturbance was eventually identified were excluded. Patient demographics, characteristics, treatment, and outcomes were reviewed...
January 24, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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