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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
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
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
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...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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
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
Kandukuri Mahesh Kumar, Indira Veligandla, A R Vijaya Lakshmi, Vanita Pandey
Teratomas are rare tumours which originate from all 3 germs cell layers namely endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm, with varying proportions of each component. The most common site of teratoma is in the sacro-coccygeal region. Teratomas are generally benign and have well appreciable clinical and histopathological features. Incidence of congenital teratoma is 1 in 4000. In head and neck region congenital teratomas usually associated with other anomalies like cystic hygroma and cleft palate with an incidence of 1 in 400...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
İrfan Kara, Halil Ulutabanca, Kerem Kökoğlu, Murat Salih Güneş, Sedat Çağlı
Pharyngeal foreign bodies are commonly encountered in otolaryngological practice. However, in certain instances, particularly in cases of penetrating injuries, major vascular damage leads to severe morbidity and mortality. Management of these cases includes airway protection, bleeding control, imaging of major vascular injury, and prophylactic antibiotics. The case of a 2-year-old patient with penetrating pharyngeal foreign body is described in the present report.
July 2016: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Bharat Bajantri, Muhammad Adrish
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopy with transbronchial and endobronchial biopsy and transbronchial needle aspiration is an important diagnostic tool in the pulmonologist's armamentarium. Safety in patients with pulmonary hypertension is controversial and many bronchoscopists consider this as a contraindication for the procedure. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate safety of bronchoscopy in patients with echocardiographic pulmonary hypertension and to compare with patients without it...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Anna See, Siti Radhziah Sudirman, Xin Yong Huang
BACKGROUND: Acquired haemophilia A is caused by the development of an autoantibody to factor VIII in a person with previously normal haemostasis. The most common clinical presentation in hereditary haemophilia is intra-articular bleeding. In contrast, acquired haemophilia more commonly presents with skin, soft tissue and mucosal haemorrhages. METHODS: We present a case of a patient with idiopathic acquired haemophilia A, whose initial presentation was that of spontaneous submental and submandibular haematoma which rapidly progressed to involve multiple sites in the airway, ultimately necessitating an emergent tracheotomy...
August 30, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Tetsuya Yumoto, Tatsushi Matsumura, Kohei Tsukahara, Keiji Sato, Toyomu Ugawa, Yoshihito Ujike
INTRODUCTION: Cricothyroidotomy is an emergency procedure that can be used to secure the airway in situations in which intubation and ventilation are not possible. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We describe a case of 79-year-old male presenting with facial trauma combined with massive upper airway bleeding and swelling in which cricothyroidotomy was required to open the airway in an elderly male patient taking antiplatelet agents who suffered a simple ground-level fall. DISCUSSION: Although emergency airway management is often required in patients with Le Fort fractures, mandibular condyle fractures exhibit a significant relationship with ground-level falls, which are not usually associated with emergency airway management...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Masanori Yasuo, Takashi Kobayashi, Mineyuki Hama, Takashi Ichiyama, Toshimichi Horiuchi, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Satoshi Kawakami, Kazutoshi Hamanaka, Takayuki Honda, Masayuki Hanaoka
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is frequently applied to the diagnosis of central airway lesions, and endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is mainly used for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions. However, there remains an unmet need to improve the diagnostic yields for peribronchial pulmonary lesions located along the secondary/tertiary and fourth/fifth bronchi (the "middle third zone" of the lungs), which neither EBUS-TBNA nor EBUS-GS can easily approach...
September 2016: Respiratory Investigation
Gabriela R Gomes, Fernanda Pg Calvete, Gabriela F Rosito, Márcio Vf Donadio
BACKGROUND: Acute viral bronchiolitis is an inflammatory disease of the lower respiratory tract. This study aimed to compare the immediate effects of retrograde rhinopharyngeal clearance with nasopharyngeal aspiration in children admitted with acute viral bronchiolitis. METHODS: This was a randomized controlled clinical trial with children admitted for acute viral bronchiolitis up to 12 months old. Subjects were divided into a nasopharyngeal aspiration group and a clearance group, submitted to retrograde rhinopharyngeal clearance with physiological solution (0...
August 23, 2016: Respiratory Care
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Trang D Nguyen, Marshall M Freilich, Bruce A Macpherson
PURPOSE: To assess morbidity and mortality associated with oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures requiring general anesthesia among children with aspiration tendency requiring enteral feeding. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of children surgically treated under general anesthesia by the oral and maxillofacial surgery service at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Medical and dental records over a 9-year period (January 1, 2000 to January 1, 2010) were reviewed...
June 2016: Journal—Canadian Dental Association, Journal de L'Association Dentaire Canadienne
Simon Sulser, Dirk Ubmann, Martin Schlaepfer, Martin Brueesch, Georg Goliasch, Burkhardt Seifert, Donat R Spahn, Kurt Ruetzler
BACKGROUND: Airway management in the emergency room can be challenging when patients suffer from life-threatening conditions. Mental stress, ignorance of the patient's medical history, potential cervical injury or immobilisation and the presence of vomit and/or blood may also contribute to a difficult airway. Videolaryngoscopes have been introduced into clinical practice to visualise the airway and ultimately increase the success rate of airway management. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the C-MAC videolaryngoscope improves first-attempt intubation success rate compared with direct laryngoscopy in patients undergoing emergency rapid sequence intubation in the emergency room setting...
August 16, 2016: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Kohei Tsukahara, Keiji Sato, Tetsuya Yumoto, Atsuyoshi Iida, Nobuyuki Nosaka, Michihisa Terado, Hiromichi Naito, Yorihisa Orita, Tomoyuki Naito, Kentaro Miki, Mayu Sugihara, Satoko Nagao, Toyomu Ugawa, Atsunori Nakao
INTRODUCTION: Massive bleeding from the thyroid gland causing airway compromise secondary to indirect neck trauma is rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 89-year-old woman was transferred to our emergency department due to anterior neck pain after a traffic accident. She had been propelled forward and struck her head on the front mirror during emergency braking. Airway patency was confirmed at the first contact. Although her vital signs were stable at presentation, she gradually suffered from respiratory distress and severe dyspnea, implying airway compression, therefore requiring endotracheal intubation...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
John D Cramer, Sandeep Samant, Evan Greenbaum, Urjeet A Patel
Importance: Airway management during microvascular reconstruction of the upper aerodigestive tract is of utmost importance; however, there is considerable debate about optimal management of the airway. Objective: To examine if free tissue transfer to the upper aerodigestive tract without tracheotomy was associated with an increased rate of airway complications or death. Design, Setting, and Participants: Cohort study of 861 patients undergoing microvascular reconstruction to sites in the oral cavity, oropharynx (excluding the base of tongue), and nasal and/or sinus cavity using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2005 to 2013...
July 20, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Rie Tsuboi, Masahide Oki, Hideo Saka, Yoshihito Kogure, Saori Oka, Masashi Nakahata, Kazumi Hori, Yasushi Murakami, Yuko Ise, Shimaa Nour Moursi Ahmed, Meimei Tao, Chiyoe Kitagawa
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma is one of the major endobronchial metastases, and it occasionally causes life-threatening airway obstruction. Rigid bronchoscopy is useful as a palliative intervention; however, its utility for metastatic renal cell carcinoma has not been elucidated. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of rigid bronchoscopic treatment for endobronchial metastasis of renal cell carcinoma. METHODS: Among 550 patients who underwent rigid bronchoscopic intervention at a single center from January 2005 to June 2015, 9 with metastatic renal cell carcinoma were retrospectively reviewed...
July 2016: Respiratory Investigation
Sabri T Shuker
With the progress of multidisciplinary vascular anomaly treatment, the use of radiotherapy, cryotherapy, laser therapy and medical treatments, the corticosteroid, sclerotherapy, and many more, the role of surgery has been refined. Surgical treatment has historically been the mainstay of treatment and will maintain.A miniature tourniquet technique applied to the tongue was successfully utilized in reducing bleeding to a minimum during surgical resection of a massive cavernous hemangioma involving the tongue and lower lip without any postoperative complications...
July 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
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