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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146179/soft-palate-reconstruction-after-radionecrosis-combined-anterolateral-thigh-adipofascial-and-nasoseptal-flaps
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Joseph Zenga, Jeffrey D Sharon, Jennifer Gross, Jay Gantz, Patrik Pipkorn
Although radiation-based treatment for nasopharyngeal cancer may achieve excellent long term oncologic results, late effects of therapy may lead to soft tissue radionecrosis and velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI). Repair of these oro- and nasopharyngeal defects presents a complex reconstructive challenge. We present a case of a long-term survivor treated with chemoradiotherapy for nasopharyngeal cancer who developed progressive dysphagia, velopharyngeal insufficiency, and radionecrosis of the nasopharynx and soft palate, leading to tracheostomy and gastrostomy tube dependence...
November 13, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138486/the-impact-of-a-specialized-spinal-cord-injury-center-as-compared-with-non-specialized-centers-on-the-acute-respiratory-management-of-patients-with-complete-tetraplegia-an-observational-study
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Andréane Richard-Denis, Debbie Feldman, Cynthia Thompson, Martin Albert, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. OBJECTIVES: To compare the proportion of tracheostomy placement and duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) in patients with a complete cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) that were managed early or lately in a specialized acute SCI-center. The second objective was to determine the impact of the timing of admission to the SCI-center on the MV support duration. SETTING: A single Level-1 trauma center specialized in SCI care in Quebec (Canada)...
November 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135805/failure-of-invasive-airway-placement-on-the-first-attempt-is-associated-with-progression-to-cardiac-arrest-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-compromise
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Hannah R Stinson, Vijay Srinivasan, Alexis A Topjian, Robert M Sutton, Vinay M Nadkarni, Robert A Berg, Tia T Raymond
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe the proportion of acute respiratory compromise events in hospitalized pediatric patients progressing to cardiopulmonary arrest, and the clinical factors associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest. We hypothesized that failure of invasive airway placement on the first attempt (defined as multiple attempts at tracheal intubation, and/or laryngeal mask airway placement, and/or the creation of a new tracheostomy or cricothyrotomy) is independently associated with progression of acute respiratory compromise to cardiopulmonary arrest...
November 10, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129346/bleeding-complications-associated-with-percutaneous-tracheostomy-insertion-in-patients-supported-with-venovenous-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygen-support-a-10-year-institutional-experience
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Natalie Kruit, Kamen Valchanov, Gregoire Blaudszun, Jo-Anne Fowles, Alain Vuylsteke
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the bleeding complications associated with percutaneous tracheostomy while a patient is receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygen (VV ECMO) support. DESIGN: Retrospective, observational analysis. SETTING: Single-center, tertiary, academic institution. PARTICIPANTS: All consecutive patients on VV ECMO over a 10 year-period undergoing percutaneous tracheostomy. INTERVENTIONS: Percutaneous tracheostomy...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124031/successful-lung-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-myasthenia-gravis
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Kangmin Kim, Hyun Joo Lee, Samina Park, Yoohwa Hwang, Young Whan Kim, Young Tae Kim
A 47-year-old man with myasthenia gravis (MG) was admitted for a lung transplant. He had bronchiolitis obliterans after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation due to acute myeloid leukemia. MG developed after stem cell transplantation. Bilateral sequential lung transplantations and a total thymectomy were performed. The patient underwent right diaphragmatic plication simultaneously due to preoperatively diagnosed right diaphragmatic paralysis. A tracheostomy was performed and bilevel positive airway pressure (BiPAP) was applied on postoperative days 8 and 9, respectively...
October 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123910/management-of-pediatric-cannot-intubate-cannot-oxygenate
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Yohei Okada, Wataru Ishii, Norio Sato, Hirokazu Kotani, Ryoji Iiduka
Case: "Cannot intubate, cannot oxygenate" (CICO) is a rare, life-threatening situation. We describe a pediatric case of CICO and highlight some educational points.A 3-year-old boy who collapsed in the bathtub came to our emergency department. On admission, he went into cardiac arrest probably because of an airway obstruction. We judged his condition as CICO and carried out an emergent tracheostomy after several attempts to perform a cricothyroidotomy failed. We continued resuscitation; however, circulation did not return spontaneously...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120096/the-association-between-oral-health-status-and-respiratory-pathogen-colonization-with-pneumonia-risk-in-institutionalized-adults
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Chl Hong, M M Aung, K Kanagasabai, C A Lim, S Liang, K S Tan
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to assess the oral health and the prevalence of pre-existing oral colonization with respiratory pathogens in dependent elderly, and whether these factors influence pneumonia development. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants residing in a long-term care facility received bedside oral examinations, and information on their oral health (caries status, calculus index and debris index) was obtained. Samples from the tongue and teeth were collected at baseline and at time of pneumonia development...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119320/total-or-subtotal-glossectomy-with-laryngeal-preservation-a-national-study-of-29-patients
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Harri Keski-Säntti, Leif Bäck, Patrik Lassus, Petri Koivunen, Ilpo Kinnunen, Henry Blomster, Antti A Mäkitie, Katri Aro
Total glossectomy remains a controversial procedure as it often leads to notorious sequalae in swallowing and speaking functions. Disease entities indicating total glossectomy tend to have poor prognosis. We evaluated whether this type of surgery can be concidered justified based on our national series. We reviewed all total and subtotal glossectomies with laryngeal preservation performed in Finland between 2005 and 2014 in terms of overall survival (OS), disease-specific survival (DSS), locoregional control (LRC), and functional outcome as assessed by gastric tube or tracheostomy dependence and ability to produce intelligible speech...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111352/use-of-antibiotics-in-paediatric-long-term-care-facilities
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Meghan T Murray, Candace L Johnson, Bevin Cohen, Olivia Jackson, Laney K Jones, Lisa Saiman, Elaine L Larson, Natalie Neu
BACKGROUND: Adult long term care (LTC) have high rates of antibiotic use, raising concerns about antimicrobial resistance. Few studies have examined antibiotic use in paediatric LTC. AIM: We sought to describe antibiotic use in three paediatric LTC facilities and to describe the factors associated with use. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted September 2012 - December 2015 in three paediatric LTC facilities. Medical records were reviewed for demographics, healthcare-associated infections (HAI), antimicrobial use, and diagnostic testing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110572/tracheostomy-as-a-comfort-measure-in-children-with-life-limiting-conditions
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Valerie Marshall, Francesca Holt, Suzanne Crowe
Palliative care for children who can expect only a short life has expanded over the last decade. Greater understanding of the measures required to ensure comfort and acceptable quality of life within the critical care environment has grown in tandem. Some more invasive interventions may be considered a "step too far" by some practitioners, including feeding gastrostomy, contracture release, and tracheostomy. Tracheostomy can facilitate a number of measures, which may enhance the brief life of the child and their family...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109556/management-of-mechanical-ventilation-in-patients-with-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Radovan Uvizl, Tomas Herkel, Katerina Langova, Petr Jakubec
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in intensive care patients is a frequent reason for mechanical ventilation (MV). The management of MV and ventilator weaning vary, depending on the type of lung inflammation. This retrospective, observational study screened the data from all patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of the Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Palacky University Olomouc between 2011 and 2016...
November 2, 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106315/the-paradox-of-end-of-life-hospital-treatment-intensity-among-black-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Amber E Barnato, Chung-Chou H Chang, Judith R Lave, Derek C Angus
OBJECTIVE: Black patients are more likely than white patients to die in the hospital with intensive care and life-sustaining treatments and less likely to use hospice. Regional concentration of high end-of-life (EOL) treatment intensity practice patterns may disproportionately affect black patients. We calculated and compared race-specific hospital-level EOL treatment intensity in Pennsylvania. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort analysis of Pennsylvania acute care hospital admissions, 2001-2007, among black and white admissions ≥21 years old at high probability of dying (HPD) (≥15% predicted probability of dying at admission)...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105161/non-motor-manifestations-in-als-patients-with-tracheostomy-and-invasive-ventilation
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Yuki Nakayama, Toshio Shimizu, Chiharu Matsuda, Michiko Haraguchi, Kentaro Hayashi, Yoko Mochizuki, Masahiro Nagao, Akihiro Kawata, Eiji Isozaki
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to investigate non-motor manifestations in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients with tracheostomy and invasive ventilation (TIV) and their relevance to disease progression. METHODS: Sixty-seven ALS patients with TIV were enrolled, and followed-up prospectively. The patients were classified at the final evaluation into two subgroups according to the duration of TIV use or disease stage measured by communication impairment. We identified non-motor manifestations and investigated their frequencies and differences across the stages...
November 3, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100647/subglottic-stenosis-in-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-the-role-of-laryngotracheal-resection
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Christina L Costantino, John L Niles, Cameron D Wright, Douglas J Mathisen, Ashok Muniappan
BACKGROUND: Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is associated with development of subglottic stenosis in about one-fourth of all patients. Although endoscopic management is the primary treatment method for tracheobronchial stenosis, some patients have refractory disease, and tracheostomy is required. It is unclear if laryngotracheal resection and reconstruction (LTRR) can be safely performed in patients with GPA. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 11 patients with GPA undergoing LTRR...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098448/incidence-of-airway-complications-in-patients-using-endotracheal-tubes-with-continuous-aspiration-of-subglottic-secretions
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Jordi Vallés, Susana Millán, Emili Díaz, Eva Castanyer, Xavier Gallardo, Ignacio Martín-Loeches, Marta Andreu, Mario Prenafeta, Paula Saludes, Jorge Lema, Montse Batlle, Néstor Bacelar, Antoni Artigas
BACKGROUND: Continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions is effective in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia, but it involves a risk of mucosal damage. The main objective of our study was to determine the incidence of airway complications related to continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions. METHODS: In consecutive adult patients with continuous aspiration of subglottic secretions, we prospectively recorded clinical airway complications during the period after extubation...
November 2, 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098005/foreign-body-aspiration-in-northern-ghana-a-review-of-pediatric-patients
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Theophilus Adjeso, Michael Chanalu Damah, James Patrick Murphy, Theophilus Teddy Kojo Anyomih
Background: Foreign body (FB) aspiration requires a high index of suspicion for diagnosis and prompt management to avoid morbidity and mortality. This retrospective study was conducted to review pediatric foreign body aspiration at the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH). Materials and Methods: The theater records of children managed for foreign body aspiration from January 2010 to December 2016 at the ENT Unit of TTH were retrieved and data summarized with respect to age, gender, indications for bronchoscopy, nature of foreign body, location of foreign body, and outcome of the bronchoscopy procedure...
2017: International Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097138/does-length-of-intubation-before-tracheostomy-affect-intensive-care-unit-length-of-stay
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Shaun R Young, Gary F Bouloux, Sebastian D Perez, Shelly Abramowicz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine if length of intubation before tracheotomy (LIT) affects length of stay in the intensive care unit (ICU). STUDY DESIGN: This was a retrospective case series of patients who had open tracheotomies at Grady Memorial Hospital by the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) service. Medical records were reviewed to document patient demographic characteristics, etiology for ventilator dependence, and complications. The primary predictor variable was LIT and primary outcome variable was length of stay in ICU after tracheotomy...
September 27, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096887/definitive-airway-management-after-prehospital-supraglottic-rescue-airway-in-pediatric-trauma
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Matthew C Hernandez, Ryan M Antiel, Karthik Balakrishnan, Martin D Zielinski, Denise B Klinkner
INTRODUCTION: Supraglottic airway (SGA) use and outcomes in pediatric trauma are poorly understood. We compared outcomes between patients receiving prehospital SGA versus bag mask ventilation (BVM). METHODS: We reviewed pediatric multisystem trauma patients (2005-2016), comparing SGA and BVM. Primary outcome was adequacy of oxygenation and ventilation. Additional measures included tracheostomy, mortality and abbreviated injury scores (AIS). RESULTS: Ninety patients were included (SGA, n=17 and BVM, n=73)...
October 6, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095187/defining-the-role-of-free-flaps-for-transoral-robotic-surgery
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Kyle M Hatten, Robert M Brody, Gregory S Weinstein, Jason G Newman, Andres M Bur, Ara A Chalian, Bert W OʼMalley, Christopher H Rassekh, Steven B Cannady
BACKGROUND: Transoral surgical techniques for oropharyngeal tumors have been widely accepted, yet often results in a significant functional deficit. Current reports on the safety, feasibility, and swallowing performance after microvascular reconstruction are limited to small volume case series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of 42 consecutive patients, between December 2013 and May 2016, who underwent transoral robotic surgery oropharyngectomy followed by microvascular reconstruction...
October 31, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091036/a-prospective-descriptive-study-to-assess-nursing-staff-perceptions-of-and-interventions-to-prevent-medical-device-related-pressure-injury
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Ayişe Karadag, Seval C Hanönü, Evrim Eyikara
Nurses play an important role in identifying patients at risk for medical device-related (MDR) pressure injuries and preventing their occurrence. A prospective, descriptive study was conducted across 6 hospitals in Ankara, Turkey between December 2014 and June 2015 to assess nursing perceptions about and interventions used for the pre- vention of MDR pressure ulcers. A questionnaire was used to collect demographic information and data on experience with MDR pressure ulcers; in addition, participants completed a Nursing Interventions Form that included 10 statements regarding basic nursing interventions to prevent MDR pressure ulcers; answer options were I perform, I partly perform, I do not perform...
October 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
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