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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924196/nasogastric-tube-insertion-using-airway-tube-exchanger-in-anesthetized-and-intubated-patients
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Hyae-Jin Kim, Hyeon Jeong Lee, Hyun-Jun Cho, Hae-Kyu Kim, Ah-Reum Cho, Narae Oh
BACKGROUND: A nasogastric tube (NGT) is commonly inserted into patients undergoing abdominal surgery to decompress the stomach during or after surgery. However, for anatomic reasons, the insertion of NGTs into anesthetized and intubated patients may be challenging. We hypothesized that the use of a tube exchanger for NGT insertion could increase the success rate and reduce complications. METHODS: One hundred adult patients, aged 20-70 years, who were scheduled for gastrointestinal surgeries with general anesthesia and NGT insertion were enrolled in our study...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919470/spontaneous-sublingual-haematoma-in-acquired-haemophilia-case-report
#2
T Spindler, N Mc Goldrick, J McMahon, R Campbell Tait
Acquired haemophilia is a rare disease in which bleeding is more severe than in hereditary haemophilia and usually occurs in the soft tissues, the gastrointestinal tract, or the mucous membranes. There have been only a few presentations of spontaneous sublingual haematoma in acquired haemophilia, but prompt management of the airway and identification of the underlying cause was crucial in all.
December 2, 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909609/emergency-difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-severe-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Ahmet Selim Özkan, Gülay Erdoğan Kayhan, Sedat Akbaş, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by vesiculobullous lesions with minimal trauma to the skin and mucous membranes. Bleeding, scar tissue, contractures, oedema and lesions that can spread throughout the body can cause a difficult airway and vascular access in patients with EB. Therefore, anaesthetic management in patients with EB is a major problem even for experienced anaesthesiologists. Herein, we report a case of difficult airway management in a patient diagnosed with severe EB who presented for emergency tracheostomy because of respiratory failure under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885513/the-comparison-of-the-quality-of-life-and-intranasal-edema-between-the-patients-with-or-without-nasal-packing-after-septoplasty
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B Kayahan, S Ozer, A E Suslu, O Ogretmenoglu, M Onerci
Septoplasty is one of the most common operations performed in otolaryngology and anterior nasal packing is done routinely to prevent postoperative bleeding, septal hematoma or nasal synechia. Currently, transseptal sutures have gained a broader application area, not only for preventing the complications such as septal hematoma and bleeding but also closing any accidental tears of septal mucosa and providing additional support for the cartilage pieces retained in septoplasty. We evaluated the quality of life of the patients in early postoperative period (in the first postoperative week), intranasal edema with endoscopic examination and the intranasal changes with acoustic rhinometry...
November 24, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865221/-massive-upper-airway-bleeding-a-rare-case-of-aortobronchial-fistula
#6
Paola Gudiel Arriaza, Amparo Sánchez Serrano, Jorge Marques do Vale, Isabel Gil Pereira, António Simões Torres, Maria José Martín Sánchez
Clinical presentation of haemoptysis and haematemesis often generates confusion, becoming a difficult task to determine the source of upper airway bleeding. Aortobronchial fistula is a rare entity, but has been a reported complication in patients that have undergone aortic vascular surgery. A high clinical suspicion is fundamental to making this diagnosis. A 69 year old male, with a previous diagnosis of chronic gastritis, is admitted to the emergency room for vomiting blood. In the first 24 hours after admission, the patient develops respiratory insufficiency after an episode of massive bleeding from his mouth...
June 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856033/salvage-transoral-videolaryngoscopic-surgery-for-radiorecurrent-hypopharyngeal-and-supraglottic-cancer
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Masayuki Tomifuji, Koji Araki, Taku Yamashita, Akihiro Shiotani
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility of Transoral Videolaryngoscopic Surgery (TOVS) for radiorecurrent supraglottic and hypopharyngeal cancer, and to compare survival and complications between primary and radiorecurrent cases. METHODS: Twelve cases of salvage TOVS for radiorecurrent cancer and 53 cases of TOVS as an initial treatment (primary cases) were evaluated. Days to resume soft diet, Functional Outcomes of Swallowing Scale (FOSS), postoperative complications, epithelization days and survival outcomes were assessed by retrospective chart review...
November 14, 2016: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842753/the-changing-role-for-tracheostomy-in-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Kamran Mahmood, Momen M Wahidi
Tracheostomy is performed in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation or have upper airway instability. Percutaneous tracheostomy with Ciaglia technique is commonly used and rivals the surgical approach. Percutaneous technique is associated with decreased risk of stomal inflammation, infection, and bleeding along with reduction in health resource utilization when performed at bedside. Bronchoscopy and ultrasound guidance improve the safety of percutaneous tracheostomy. Early tracheostomy decreases the need for sedation and intensive care unit stay but may be unnecessary in some patients who can be extubated later successfully...
December 2016: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835072/the-outcomes-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-cardiac-arrest-at-emergency-department-a-real-world-experience-in-a-developing-country
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Winchana Srivilaithon, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa
Targeted temperature management (TTM) is indicated for comatose survivors of cardiac arrest to improve outcomes. However, the benefit of TTM was verified by rigid controlled clinical trials. This study aimed at evaluating its effects in real-world practices. A prospective observational study was done at the emergency department of tertiary care, Thammasat Hospital, from March 2012 until October 2015. We included all who did not obey verbal commands after being resuscitated from cardiac arrest regardless of initial cardiac rhythm...
November 11, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829946/double-stenting-for-malignant-oesophago-respiratory-fistula
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Janusz Włodarczyk, Jarosław Kużdżał
INTRODUCTION: The close anatomical relationship between the oesophagus and bronchial tree results in formation of an oesophago-respiratory fistula in a subset of patients with advanced oesophageal or lung cancer. In those patients stenting of both the oesophagus and tracheobronchial tree is a valid option of palliative treatment. AIM: To determine the effectiveness, tolerance, quality of life, safety and survival after double stenting procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database was performed, concerning consecutive patients with oesophago-respiratory fistulas treated with double stenting...
2016: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828805/aspergilloma-of-the-lung-strategy-to-prevent-endobronchial-spillage
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Preety Mittal Roy, Sangeeta Khanna, Yatin Mehta, Ali Zamir Khan
Aspergilloma of the lung eroding into the airway may lead to perioperative endobronchial spillage and contamination of the normal lung. Our aim in this group of patients who are undergoing robotic- or video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy is to protect the contralateral lung and, if possible, uninvolved lobes of ipsilateral lung. Double-lumen endobronchial tubes do provide lung protection to the contralateral lung intraoperatively, but there is no protection to the ipsilateral lung lobes not involved by the disease process...
September 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811051/comparison-of-the-use-of-ligasure-versus-a-standard-technique-for-tonsillectomy-in-dogs
#12
A Belch, M Matiasovic, R Rasotto, J Demetriou
The principal aim of this study was to document the effectiveness of tonsillectomy in dogs using a vessel-sealing device compared with a standard technique with tonsillectomy forceps. A secondary aim of the study was to document histopathological changes of the excised tonsillar tissue in dogs with brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome. 20 dogs were studied. The time taken to remove a tonsil using LigaSure was a mean of 44.8 seconds (sd 15 seconds, 95 per cent CI 40  to 57 seconds) and with the standard technique a mean of 305...
November 3, 2016: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788023/argon-plasma-coagulation-combined-with-a-flexible-electronic-bronchoscope-for-treating-foreign-body-granulation-tissues-in-children-s-deep-bronchi-nine-case-reports
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Linhua Shu, Yijing Hu, Rong Wei
Deep bronchial obstruction in children caused by foreign bodies is a medical emergency frequently accompanied by the formation of granulation tissue in the airway mucosa, which is resected during removal of the foreign body. Argon plasma coagulation (APC), initially developed to achieve hemostasis in gastrointestinal bleeding during endoscopic procedures, is also used for interventional bronchoscopic therapies of malignant airway tumors. In this pilot study, we describe successful alternative resections of granulation tissues during foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy through concomitant APC applications in 9 children aged from 16 months to 4 years old...
December 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787569/-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-following-trauma
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B A Leidel, K-G Kanz
For decades, survival rates of cardiac arrest following trauma were reported between 0 and 2 %. Since 2005, survival rates have increased with a wide range up to 39 % and good neurological recovery in every second person injured for unknown reasons. Especially in children, high survival rates with good neurologic outcomes are published. Resuscitation following traumatic cardiac arrest differs significantly from nontraumatic causes. Paramount is treatment of reversible causes, which include massive bleeding, hypoxia, tension pneumothorax, and pericardial tamponade...
October 27, 2016: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756050/predicting-the-need-for-nonstandard-tracheostomy-tubes-in-critically-ill-patients
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Vinciya Pandian, Christoph T Hutchinson, Adam J Schiavi, David J Feller-Kopman, Elliott R Haut, Nicole A Parsons, Jessica S Lin, Chad Gorbatkin, Priya G Angamuthu, Christina R Miller, Marek A Mirski, Nasir I Bhatti, Lonny B Yarmus
PURPOSE: Few guidelines exist regarding the selection of a particular type or size of tracheostomy tube. Although nonstandard tubes can be placed over the percutaneous kit dilator, clinicians often place standard tracheostomy tubes and change to nonstandard tubes only after problems arise. This practice risks early tracheostomy tube change, possible bleeding, or loss of the airway. We sought to identify predictors of nonstandard tracheostomy tubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this matched case-control study at an urban, academic, tertiary care medical center, we reviewed 1220 records of patients who received a tracheostomy...
June 4, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755056/a-comparison-between-the-conventional-and-the-laryngoscope-assisted-lightwand-intubation-techniques-in-patients-with-cervical-immobilization-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Eugene Kim, Byung-Gun Kim, Young-Jin Lim, Young-Tae Jeon, Jung-Won Hwang, Seo-Yun Lee, Hee-Pyoung Park
BACKGROUND: Positioning of a lightwand in the midline of the oral cavity can be challenging in patients with cervical immobilization. Direct laryngoscopy may permit the lightwand tip to more easily access the glottic opening. We tested our hypothesis that a laryngoscope-assisted lightwand technique allows more successful endotracheal intubation than does a conventional lightwand approach. METHODS: A total of 162 patients requiring cervical immobilization during intubation for cervical spine surgery were allocated randomly to 2 groups...
October 11, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720369/extubation-failure-in-neonates-after-cardiac%C3%A2-surgery-prevalence-etiology-and%C3%A2-risk-factors
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Shinya Miura, Nao Hamamoto, Masaki Osaki, Satoshi Nakano, Chisato Miyakoshi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to explore the prevalence, etiology, and risk factors of extubation failure (EF) in post-cardiac surgery neonates. METHODS: Neonates (30 days old or younger) who underwent cardiac surgery and were admitted to the cardiac intensive care unit between September 2010 and February 2016 were included. The prevalence and etiology of EF, defined as reintubation within 48 hours, were reviewed. Demographic, operative, and perioperative data were retrospectively collected...
October 6, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27687173/airway-management-of-a-patient-with-an-acute-floor-of-the-mouth-hematoma-after-dental-implant-surgery-in-the-lower-jaw
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Maarten J J B Vehmeijer, Naomi Verstoep, Jan E H Wolff, Engelbert A J M Schulten, Bas van den Berg
BACKGROUND: Over the last decades, dental implants have become increasingly popular in the prosthetic rehabilitation of patients. This has subsequently led to an increase of perioperative complications. Obstruction of the airway as a result of a floor of mouth hematoma after dental implant surgery is a rare but life-threatening complication. CASE REPORT: A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a compromised airway caused by a hematoma in the floor of the mouth that occurred during dental implant surgery in the edentulous anterior mandible...
December 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670422/-an-update-on-tonsillotomy-studies
#19
J P Windfuhr, K Savva
BACKGROUND: Tonsillotomy procedures (TT) are being increasingly performed owing to the low postoperative morbidity compared with extracapsular tonsillectomy (TE). Patients may experience regrowth of tonsillar tissue or tonsillitis in the tonsillar remnants eventually resulting in a secondary tonsillectomy. OBJECTIVES: A review of the literature was undertaken to evaluate the current indications and contraindications, surgical instruments, risks of surgery, and the need for further research related to TT...
September 26, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651480/primary-open-rhinoplasty
#20
Arash Momeni, Ronald P Gruber
Rhinoplasty is perhaps the most complex cosmetic surgery procedure performed today. It is characterized by an intricate interplay between form and function, with patient satisfaction being dependent not only on improvement of nasal appearance but also resolution of preexisting airway symptoms. The prerequisite for successful execution of this challenging procedure is a thorough understanding of nasal anatomy and physiology. Hence, a thorough preoperative evaluation is at least as important and the surgical skill in performing the operation...
October 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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