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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782340/fatal-airway-obstruction-in-a-man-with-a-cystic-hygroma
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Cassandra Maria Wygant, Stephen D Cohle
We describe a 24-year-old man with a cystic hygroma of the left side of the lower neck that led to sudden death. Cystic hygroma (cystic lymphangioma) is a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. The patient, who had a tracheostomy because of airway obstruction from the cystic hygroma, was found dead with his tracheostomy tube on the floor next to him. Complications of cystic hygroma include infiltration of the neck causing airway obstruction, dysphagia, pain, and obstructive sleep apnea.
May 3, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781993/murine-salivary-functional-assessment-via-pilocarpine-stimulation-following-fractionated-radiation
#2
Jomy J Varghese, Isaac L Schmale, Mollie Eva Hansen, Shawn D Newlands, Danielle S W Benoit, Catherine E Ovitt
Hyposalivation is commonly observed in the autoimmune reaction of Sjögren's syndrome or following radiation injury to the major salivary glands. In these cases, questions remain regarding disease pathogenesis and effective interventions. An optimized technique that allows functional assessment of the salivary glands is invaluable for investigating exocrine gland biology, dysfunction, and therapeutics. Here, we present a step by step approach to performing pilocarpine stimulated saliva secretion, including tracheostomy and the dissection of the three major murine salivary glands...
May 4, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781361/erythromycin-combined-with-corticosteroid-reduced-inflammation-and-modified-trauma-induced-tracheal-stenosis-in-a-rabbit-model
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Qin Enyuan, Xu Mingpeng, Gan Luoman, Gan Jinghua, Li Yu, Li Wentao, Hou Changchun, Li Lihua, Meng Xiaoyan, Zhou Lei, Liu Guangnan
BACKGROUND: Patients with endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy are subject to benign tracheal stenosis (TS), for which current therapies are unsatisfactory. We conducted a preliminary investigation of drugs and drug combinations for the prevention and treatment of TS in a rabbit model. METHODS: Fifty-four rabbits were apportioned into nine groups according to treatment: sham-operated control; untreated TS model; amikacin; budesonide; erythromycin; penicillin; amikacin + budesonide; erythromycin + budesonide; and penicillin + budesonide...
January 2018: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780069/successful-rescue-of-a-ruptured-tracheoinnominate-fistula-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-endovascular-stents-and-debranching-surgical-bypass
#4
Yu-San Chien, Yen-Chun Chao, Kuo-Sheng Lee, Kung-Hong Hsu
We reported a case of ruptured tracheoinnominate fistula in a 14-year-old boy with history of repeated sternotomy. Tracheostomy was performed at age 2 years. Slide tracheoplasty was done at age 13 years. He presented to outpatient clinic with episodic hemosputum. Massive blood emanated from stoma during bronchoscopy evaluation. Venous-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was installed for resuscitation. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and angiography confirmed the diagnosis. Immediate control of bleeding was achieved by an endovascular stent graft deployed at innominate artery...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777669/repair-of-thoracic-and-thoracoabdominal-mycotic-aneurysms-and-infected-aortic-grafts-using-allograft
#5
Joel S Corvera, David Blitzer, Hannah Copeland, Daniel Murphy, Philip J Hess, Saila T Pillai, John W Fehrenbacher
BACKGROUND: Mycotic aneurysm of the thoracic or thoracoabdominal aorta and infection of thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic grafts are challenging problems with high mortality. In-situ reconstruction with cryopreserved allograft(CPA) avoids placement of prosthetic material in an infected field and avoids suppressive antibiotics or autologous tissue coverage. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with infection of a thoracic or thoracoabdominal aortic graft or mycotic aneurysm underwent resection and replacement with CPA from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776683/septic-arthritis-of-the-sternoclavicular-joint-a-unique-late-complication-after-tracheostomy
#6
Kayvon F Sharif, Fred M Baik, Ameya A Jategaonkar, Azita S Khorsandi, Mark L Urken
BACKGROUND: Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is a rare infection associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Several risk factors for septic arthritis have been reported in the literature ranging from immunodeficiency to intravenous drug use. CASE PRESENTATION: A 63-year-old male previously treated for synchronous squamous cell carcinomas of the epiglottis and floor of mouth presented with tenderness and swelling of the sternoclavicular joint two months after tracheostomy decannulation...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775015/-the-safety-study-of-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-in-a-large-sample
#7
X Zhai, J L Zhang, J C He, G Liu
Objective: The aim of this study is to analyze the safety of a large number cases of percutaneous dilatation tracheostomy. Method: Retrospective analyzed the clinical data of PDT (1 200 cases) and TT (326 cases) patients which were recruited. The postoperative complications were analyzed statistically. PDT and TT randomized controlled trials (PDT and TT) were conducted with 80 cases in each group. The intraoperative conditions (including operative time, intraoperative bleeding volume and incision size) and postoperative complications in the two groups were statistically analyzed...
February 2018: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771772/nasogastric-tube-syndrome-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Gyanaranjan Nayak, Ramandeep S Virk, Manvi Singh, Meenu Singh
BACKGROUND: Nasogastric tubes have been used in the pediatric age group to supplement nutrition in cases of malignancy and failure to thrive due to a variety of causes. Breathing difficulty may occur after the insertion of a nasogastric tube and it can have multiple causes. Here we discuss 2 patients of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) who developed a rare condition called the Sofferman syndrome (nasogastric tube syndrome). We will also briefly outline a diagnostic algorithm to facilitate its fast and correct diagnosis...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771360/patient-and-treatment-characteristics-by-infecting-organism-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-shunt-infection
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Tamara D Simon, Matthew P Kronman, Kathryn B Whitlock, Samuel R Browd, Richard Holubkov, John R W Kestle, Abhaya V Kulkarni, Marcie Langley, David D Limbrick, Thomas G Luerssen, Jerry Oakes, Jay Riva-Cambrin, Curtis Rozzelle, Chevis N Shannon, Mandeep Tamber, John C Wellons Iii, William E Whitehead, Nicole Mayer-Hamblett
Background: Previous studies of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection treatment have been limited in size and unable to compare patient and treatment characteristics by infecting organism. Our objective was to describe variation in patient and treatment characteristics for children with first CSF shunt infection, stratified by infecting organism subgroups outlined in the 2017 Infectious Disease Society of America's (IDSA) guidelines. Methods: We studied a prospective cohort of children <18 years of age undergoing treatment for first CSF shunt infection at one of 7 Hydrocephalus Clinical Research Network hospitals from April 2008 to December 2012...
May 15, 2018: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766943/brain-stem-hemangioblastomas-the-seemingly-innocuous-lesion-in-a-perilous-location
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Jeena Joseph, Sanjay Behari, Shruti Gupta, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Anish Gandhi, Arun Srivastava, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
Introduction: Hemangioblastomas [75% sporadic, 25% with Von Hippel Lindau (VHL) disease] are highly vascular, benign lesions. The surgical nuances, management, and complication avoidance in brain-stem hemangioblastomas (BHs) have been studied. Material and Methods: Over 18 years, 27(mean age: 29 years; range 15-60 years) consecutive cases of BH underwent microsurgical excision. All patients were assessed clinico-radiologically for neurological deficits and screened for VHL disease...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766739/lingual-thyroid-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-surgical-approaches-in-the-literature
#11
William Stokes, Eric Interval, Rusha Patel
INTRODUCTION: Lingual thyroid cancer is a rare entity with a paucity of literature guiding methods of surgical treatment. Its location presents anatomic challenges with access and excision. OBJECTIVE: We present a case of T4aN1b classical variant papillary thyroid carcinoma of the lingual thyroid that was removed without pharyngeal entry. We also present a review of the literature of this rare entity and propose a treatment algorithm to provide safe and oncologic outcomes...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766676/identification-of-hospitalized-tracheostomy-and-ventilator-dependent-patients-in-administrative-data
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Barbara K Giambra, Colleen Mangeot, Dan T Benscoter, Maria T Britto
BACKGROUND: Patients with established tracheostomy and ventilator dependence are hospitalized more frequently and use more healthcare resources than other patients with complex chronic conditions. However, data to compare variation in hospitalization and resource use among patients in this population across the United States is deficient, partly due to the lack of structured methods to query national databases. AIM: Determine the best method for identifying the subset of children with established tracheostomy and ventilator dependence in Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS)...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765893/successful-management-of-acquired-tracheomalacia-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-report-of-three-cases
#13
Jung Hyun Yang, Tae Wan Kim, Byeong Ju Lee, Jin A Yoon, Myung Jun Shin, Yong Beom Shin
Tracheomalacia is characterized by weakness of the tracheal walls and supporting cartilage. It results in dynamic compression of the airway, where the cross-sectional area of the trachea is reduced by expiratory compression. Acquired tracheomalacia results from complications associated with the use of endotracheal or tracheostomy tubes. In this report, we present three cases of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) successfully treated for tracheomalacia, including one case where the patient underwent surgery for combined tracheoesophageal fistula...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764024/-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-with-preservation-of-the-anesthesia-cannula
#14
X Zhai, J L Zhang, G Liu
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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/29756290/a-standardized-closed-loop-system-for-monitoring-pediatric-tracheostomy-related-adverse-events
#15
Mallory McKeon, Daphne Munhall, Brian K Walsh, Roger Nuss, Reza Rahbar, Mark Volk, Karen Watters
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Advancement in neonatal and pediatric intensive care has increased the need for chronic-care interventions, including tracheostomy. It is well established that children with a tracheostomy are at a high risk for adverse events, many of which are preventable. Despite this, there is no standardized method of monitoring tracheostomy-related adverse events (TRAEs). Our objective was to describe and assess a standardized, closed-loop system for monitoring TRAEs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective Study...
May 14, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752173/associations-of-coexisting-conditions-with-healthcare-spending-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Jay G Berry, Laurie Glader, Richard D Stevenson, Fareesa Hasan, Charis Crofton, Kinza Hussain, Matt Hall
OBJECTIVE: To determine which coexisting conditions have the strongest associations with healthcare use and spending among children with cerebral palsy (CP). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 16 695 children ages 0-18 years with CP - identified with International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes - using Medicaid from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 from 10 states in the Truven MarketScan Medicaid Database. Using generalized linear models, we assessed which coexisting conditions (including medical technology) identified with Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's Chronic Condition Indicators had the strongest associations with total healthcare spending across the healthcare continuum...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750668/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-an-update-on-the-role-of-distraction-osteogenesis
#17
Yiu Yan Leung, Karen Kar Yan Lai
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews the current literature on the use of distraction osteogenesis as a treatment for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). We reviewed the indications, surgical protocols and outcomes for distraction osteogenesis in paediatric and adult OSA cases described in the literature. RECENT FINDINGS: There is evidence that distraction osteogenesis is effective in treating children with OSA as a result of underdevelopment of jaws such as those with craniofacial syndromes...
May 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29749260/effectiveness-safety-and-economic-comparison-of-inhaled-flolan-and-veletri-in-cardiothoracic-surgery-patients
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Jaclyn M Hawn, Matthew Wanek, Seth R Bauer, Mahmoud A Ammar, Steven Insler, Ahmad Adi, Heather Torbic
BACKGROUND: No previous studies exist examining inhaled Flolan compared with inhaled Veletri in a homogeneous cardiothoracic surgery patient population. OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of inhaled Flolan and inhaled Veletri on the effectiveness, safety, or cost in cardiothoracic surgery patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, noninferiority study comparing inhaled Flolan and inhaled Veletri in cardiothoracic surgery patients...
May 1, 2018: Annals of Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747054/a-modification-of-the-bjork-flap-in-tracheostomies-for-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
#19
Panagiotis Stathopoulos, Leo Stassen
The etymology of the word tracheotomy derives from two Ancient Greek words: the word trachea (Greek τραχɛία tracheía) and the word stoma (Greek στóμα stóma) meaning "mouth," and refers to the making of an opening. It is believed that an early tracheostomy was performed by the Greek physician Asclepiades of Bithynia, in order to treat upper airway obstruction. A secure airway in the intraoperative and early postoperative period is of paramount importance for a number patients undergoing head and neck cancer surgery...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29742220/humidification-and-heating-of-inhaled-gas-in-patients-with-artificial-airway-a-narrative-review
#20
Gustavo Adrián Plotnikow, Matias Accoce, Emiliano Navarro, Norberto Tiribelli
Instrumentation of the airways in critical patients (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy cannula) prevents them from performing their function of humidify and heating the inhaled gas. In addition, the administration of cold and dry medical gases and the high flows that patients experience during invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation generate an even worse condition. For this reason, a device for gas conditioning is needed, even in short-term treatments, to avoid potential damage to the structure and function of the respiratory epithelium...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
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