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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938303/optimizing-education-in-difficult-airway-management-meeting-the-challenge
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Sheila N Myatra, Rupali S Kalkundre, Jigeeshu V Divatia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last 2 decades have seen a vast change in the science and technology of airway management. As a result, there is an increasing need to equip anesthesiologists with the new knowledge and skills for the safe management of a difficult airway. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to knowledge and expertise, human factors and nontechnical skills (NTS), including situational awareness, communication and team work, play an important role during difficult airway management and contribute to the outcome...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928595/a-novel-use-of-gum-elastic-bougie-to-manage-an-unanticipated-difficult-airway-due-to-vallecular-cyst
#2
Mohd Rameez Riaz, Vansh Priya, Avinash Patro, Sandeep Sahu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928590/arteriovenous-malformation-of-face-a-challenge-to-anesthesiologists
#3
S Neeta, Rammoorthi Rao, Madhusudan Upadya, P Keerthi
Arteriovenous (AV) malformations of the face are rare presentations. Endovascular coiling is one of the treatment modalities. We report a case of a 65-year-old lady who presented with a large AV malformation of the face located around the nasal bride and alae nasae posted for coiling under general anesthesia. Anesthetic management of the case was a challenge as it was an anticipated difficult airway situation. Furthermore, any pressure on the swelling can lead to rupture and hemorrhage as the skin above swelling was unhealthy...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928561/periprocedural-management-of-vein-of-galen-aneurysmal-malformation-patients-an-11-year-experience
#4
Ajay Prasad Hrishi, Karen Ruby Lionel
CONTEXT: The vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a rare arteriovenous malformation where a dilated median prosencephalic vein provides a low-resistance conduit for intracerebral blood flow resulting in high-output cardiac failure, severe pulmonary hypertension, with or without central nervous system symptoms secondary to hydrocephalus, in the neonatal and pediatric population. AIM: This study aims to analysis of the anesthetic management of this unique subset of patients with VGAM...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928551/a-survey-of-current-practice-of-supraglottic-airway-devices-in-pediatric-anesthesia-from-india
#5
Suvarna Kaniyil, P B Smithamol, Elizabeth Joseph, A Krishnadas, K T Ramadas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Supraglottic airway devices (SADs) have revolutionized the pediatric anesthetic practice and got a key role in difficult airway (DA) management. Several modifications of SADs design had come up to improve their safety. AIM: The aim of this survey was to determine the current usage of SADs in pediatric anesthetic practice, their availability, and to know any difficulties noted in practice. METHODS: It was a questionnaire survey among the anesthesiologists who attended the National Pediatric Anesthesia Conference-2016...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920633/noninvasive-ventilation-in-difficult-endotracheal-intubation-systematic-and-review-analysis
#6
Igor Barjaktarevic, Antonio M Esquinas, Frances Mae West, Jeffrey Albores, David Berlin
Noninvasive ventilation has been widely used in the management of acute respiratory failure in appropriate clinical settings. In addition to known benefit of alleviating the need for invasive mechanical ventilation, recent literature suggested its beneficial use in the process of endotracheal intubation. Search of the PubMed database and manual review of selected articles investigating the methods and outcomes of endotracheal intubation in difficult airway due to hypoxemic respiratory failure and the role of noninvasive ventilation in this process...
September 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905252/human-and-equipment-resources-for-difficult-airway-management-airway-education-programs-and-capnometry-use-in-japanese-emergency-departments-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
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Yuko Ono, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Yano, Kotaro Sorimachi, Ryota Inokuchi, Jiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: Although human and equipment resources, proper training, and the verification of endotracheal intubation are vital elements of difficult airway management (DAM), their availability in Japanese emergency departments (EDs) has not been determined. How ED type and patient volume affect DAM preparation is also unclear. We conducted the present survey to address this knowledge gaps. METHODS: This nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted from April to September 2016...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893016/comparison-of-intubating-conditions-using-fentanyl-plus-propofol-versus-fentanyl-plus-midazolam-during-fiberoptic-laryngoscopy
#8
Parmod Kumar, Tripat Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur Atwal, Jatinderpaul Singh Bhupal, Ajay Kumar Basra
INTRODUCTION: Awake nasal or oral flexible fiberoptic intubation is the airway management technique of choice in known or anticipated difficult airway, unstable cervical fracture, limited mouth opening (as in temporomandibular joint disease), mandibular-maxillary fixation and severe facial burns. Both optimal intubating condition and patient comfort are important for fiberoptic intubation. Optimal intubating conditions provided by an ideal sedation regimen would ensure haemodynamic stability, patient comfort, attenuation of airway reflexes and amnesia...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890562/efficacy-of-atomised-local-anaesthetic-versus-transtracheal-topical-anaesthesia-for-awake-fibreoptic-intubation
#9
Bindu K Vasu, Sunil Rajan, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Successful awake fibreoptic intubation (AFOI) depends on adequate topical anaesthesia of the airway. We aimed to compare efficacy of atomised local anaesthetic versus transtracheal topical anaesthesia for AFOI. METHODS: It was a prospective, randomised controlled study of 33 patients with the American Society of Anesthesiologists' physical status 1-3 with anticipated difficult airway requiring AFOI. The primary objective was to compare the patient comfort after topical anaesthesia of the airway using atomiser with transtracheal injection of the local anaesthetic agent for AFOI in patients with anticipated difficult airway...
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890554/difficult-airway-challenges-phobias-and-options
#10
EDITORIAL
Goneppanavar Umesh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882637/successful-retrograde-intubation-after-failed-fiberoptic-intubation-and-percutaneous-cricothyrotomy
#11
Stephanie Brenman, Sachin Gupta, Stephanie Tseeng
BACKGROUND: An obstructive neck lesion presents an airway challenge for any emergency physician. Retrograde intubation is an infrequently used airway alternative that can be employed in the difficult airway algorithm that requires little training and is less invasive than surgical cricothyrotomy. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 31-year-old male patient who presented with respiratory distress progressing to respiratory failure from upper airway obstruction. The patient had significant tracheal thickening at the level of the thyroid gland based on a computed tomography report from 3 weeks prior to his presentation...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879322/difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-a-thin-mandible
#12
Hong-Seok Choi, Jong-Shik Oh, Eun-Jung Kim, Ji-Young Yoon, Ji-Uk Yoon, Cheul-Hong Kim
A 47-year-old woman was referred for surgical treatment of osteomyelitis of the mandible. She had already undergone three previous surgeries. Pre-anesthetic airway evaluation predicted a difficult airway, due to the thin, retro-positioned mandible, tongue, and atrophic changes in the lips and soft tissue. We inserted packing gauzes in the buccal mucosa for easier mask fitting and ventilation. During direct laryngoscopic intubation with a nasotracheal tube (NTT), fracture of a thin mandible can easily occur...
December 2016: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879321/perioperative-airway-management-of-a-patient-with-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
#13
Masanori Tsukamoto, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
Airway obstruction in pediatric patients always poses a challenge for anesthesiologists. Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome causes various abnormalities such as macroglossia and omphalocele. Patients with these abnormalities often need corrective surgeries. Management of difficult airway caused by conditions such as macroglossia in patients with this syndrome could be challenging. We encountered a case of difficult airway in an infant with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome. It was predicted that macroglossia might cause difficult ventilation, intubation, and extubation...
December 2016: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868170/clinical-experiences-with-the-front-formula-for-pre-operative-airway-assessment-and-documentation-a-multi-centre-study
#14
Calin Mitre, Ileana Mitre, Zoltán Gyöngyösi, Béla Fülesdi, Claudiu Zdrehus, Caius Breazu, Peter Biro
OBJECTIVE: The prediction of difficult airway is one of the most important challenges before general anaesthesia. This study aimed to assess the clinical usefulness of the FRONT score, a recently developed scoring system to predict and document airway difficulties. METHODS: This multi-centre, inter-observer, prospective and double-blinded study included 976 patients from two university centres. The pre-operative evaluation of the patients was performed by a pre-operative team of anaesthesiologists (team A) who evaluated and scored the expected difficulty of airway management...
August 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865448/pediatric-supraglottic-airway-devices-in-clinical-practice-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Anne Gottfried, Sabine Nabecker, Robert Greif, Malte Book, Lorenz Theiler
BACKGROUND: Supraglottic airway devices (SGA) are commonly used in pediatric anesthesia and serve as primary or back-up devices for difficult airway management. Most SGA are marketed without proper clinical evaluation. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the performance of the pediatric LMA Supreme™, Air-Q® and Ambu® Aura-i™. METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed at Bern University Hospital, Switzerland. With ethics committee approval and a waiver for written informed consent 240 children undergoing elective surgery with an ASA class I-III and a weight of 5-30 kg were included...
September 2, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860875/extraglottic-airway-devices-technology-update
#16
REVIEW
Bimla Sharma, Chand Sahai, Jayashree Sood
Extraglottic airway devices (EADs) have revolutionized the field of airway management. The invention of the laryngeal mask airway was a game changer, and since then, there have been several innovations to improve the EADs in design, functionality, safety and construction material. These have ranged from changes in the shape of the mask, number of cuffs and material used, like rubber, polyvinylchloride and latex. Phthalates, which were added to the construction material in order to increase device flexibility, were later omitted when this chemical was found to have serious adverse reproductive outcomes...
2017: Medical Devices: Evidence and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855783/an-evolving-difficult-airway
#17
N Midhun Mohan, S M Linu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827261/evaluation-of-the-mcgrath-mac-and-macintosh-laryngoscope-for-tracheal-intubation-in-2000-patients-undergoing-general-anaesthesia-the-randomised-multicentre-emma-trial-study-protocol
#18
Marc Kriege, Christian Alflen, Irene Tzanova, Irene Schmidtmann, Tim Piepho, Ruediger R Noppens
INTRODUCTION: The direct laryngoscopy technique using a Macintosh blade is the first choice globally for most anaesthetists. In case of an unanticipated difficult airway, the complication rate increases with the number of intubation attempts. Recently, McGrath MAC (McGrath) video laryngoscopy has become a widely accepted method for securing an airway by tracheal intubation because it allows the visualisation of the glottis without a direct line of sight. Several studies and case reports have highlighted the benefit of the video laryngoscope in the visualisation of the glottis and found it to be superior in difficult intubation situations...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816881/the-shikani-optical-stylet-as-an-alternative-to-awake-fiberoptic-intubation-in-patients-at-risk-of-secondary-cervical-spine-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#19
Rabab S S Mahrous, Aly M M Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Conventional intubation of the trachea and consequent prone positioning of anesthetized patients with cervical spine instability may result in secondary neurological injury. Historically, flexible fiberoptics used to be the chief choice for patients presenting with cervical spine instability surgery with difficult airway. Recently, the rigid optical stylets have shown promise in assisting difficult intubations. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of Shikani optical stylet (SOS) with the flexible fiberscope for awake intubation in patients with cervical spine instability...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797305/improved-success-rates-using-videolaryngoscopy-in-unexperienced-users-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-airway-manikins
#20
Hendrik Eismann, Lion Sieg, Nicola Etti, Lars Friedrich, Christian Schröter, Philipp Mommsen, Christian Krettek, Christian Zeckey
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has been proven to be a safe procedure managing difficult airways in the hands of airway specialists. Information about the success rates in unexperienced users of videolaryngoscopy compared to conventional laryngoscopy is sparse. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if there might be more success in securing an airway if the unexperienced provider is using a videolaryngoscope in simulated airways in a randomized manikin study. Differences between commonly used videolaryngoscopes were elucidated...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
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