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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439444/airway-management-of-patients-undergoing-oral-cancer-surgery-a-retrospective-analysis-of-156-patients
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Sapna Annaji Nikhar, Ashima Sharma, Mahesh Ramdaspally, Ramachandran Gopinath
OBJECTIVE: Oral cancer patients have a potentially difficult airway, but if managed properly during the perioperative period, morbidity and mortality can be reduced or avoided. METHODS: The medical records of 156 patients who were operated for oral cancers were reviewed for airway management during the perioperative period. RESULTS: The surgical procedures ranged from excisions, wide local excisions with split skin graftings, hemiglossectomies and radical neck nodes dissections to pectoralis major myocutaneous or free fibular flaps...
April 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429117/a-comparison-of-mcgrath-mac%C3%A2-and-standard-direct-laryngoscopy-in-simulated-immobilized-cervical-spine-pediatric-intubation-a-manikin-study
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Marcin Madziala, Jacek Smereka, Marek Dabrowski, Steve Leung, Kurt Ruetzler, Lukasz Szarpak
Emergency airway management in children is generally considered to be challenging, and endotracheal intubation requires a high level of personal skills and experience. Immobilization of the cervical spine is indicated in all patients with the risk of any cervical spine injury but significantly aggravates endotracheal intubation. The best airway device in this setting has not been established yet, although the use of videolaryngoscopes is generally promising. Seventy-five moderately experienced paramedics of the Emergency Medical Service of Poland performed endotracheal intubations in a pediatric manikin in three airway scenarios: (A) normal airway, (B) manual in-line cervical immobilization, and (C) cervical immobilization using a Patriot cervical extrication collar and using two airway techniques: (1) McGrath videolaryngoscope and (2) Macintosh blade in a randomized sequence...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413282/comparison-of-success-of-tracheal-intubation-using-macintosh-laryngoscope-assisted-bonfils-fiberscope-and-truview-video-laryngoscope-in-simulated-difficult-airway
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Bangaru Vivek, R Sripriya, Gayatri Mishra, M Ravishankar, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Restriction of head and neck movements prevents the alignment of the oral, pharyngeal, and laryngeal axes and increases the incidence of difficult tracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine fractures. Video laryngoscopes have gained an important role in the management of difficult intubation, especially in situations with limited head and neck movements. This study compares the success of intubation using Macintosh laryngoscope assisted Bonfils(®) fiberscope (ML-BF) with Truview(PCD) video laryngoscope (TV) in patients with simulated restricted head and neck movements...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405043/anaesthetic-management-of-a-child-with-stone-man-syndrome-look-before-you-leap
#4
Geeta Kamal, Anju Gupta, Sapna Batla, Nishkarsh Gupta
Stone Man syndrome or fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare (1 in 2 million) genetic disorder characterised by ectopic ossification of the skeletal and connective tissues leading to progressive fusion of axial and appendicular skeleton. Surgery and anaesthesia-induced trauma can lead to disease flare-up if due precautions are not taken and disable the patient further. However, rarity of the disease may lead to its common misdiagnosis and anaesthesiologist may be caught unaware. There is relative paucity of literature regarding anaesthetic management of children with FOP...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405036/rapidity-and-efficacy-of-ultrasonographic-sliding-lung-sign-and-auscultation-in-confirming-endotracheal-intubation-in-overweight-and-obese-patients
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Sunil Rajan, Jayasankar Surendran, Jerry Paul, Lakshmi Kumar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obese individuals are predisposed to difficult airway and intubation. They usually yield confusing or misleading auscultatory findings. We aimed to assess the rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic (USG) sliding lung sign for confirming endotracheal intubation in normal as well as overweight and obese surgical patients. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was performed in forty surgical patients. Twenty patients with body mass index (BMI) <25 were recruited to Group A, whereas twenty patients with BMI ≥25 constituted Group B...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403414/a-national-survey-of-videolaryngoscopy-in-the-united-kingdom
#6
T M Cook, F E Kelly
Background.: There are increasing numbers of videolaryngoscopes marketed and increasing interest in the technology. The Difficult Airway Society's 2015 guidelines recommend that videolaryngoscopes should be immediately available at all times and that all anaesthetists should be trained and skilled in their use. Methods.: An electronic survey was sent to all UK National Health Service hospitals to examine availability, use, and attitudes to videolaryngoscopy, and closed in January 2014...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403413/can-tongue-thickness-measured-by-ultrasonography-predict-difficult-tracheal-intubation
#7
W Yao, Bin Wang
Background.: Increased tongue thickness is likely to be associated with difficult airways. However, no methods to evaluate tongue thickness were available. Currently, tongue thickness can be measured by ultrasonography. The present study investigated the predictive value of tongue thickness to predict difficult tracheal intubation. Methods.: Adult patients undergoing tracheal intubation and general anaesthesia were enrolled in the study. Tongue thickness was assessed using submental ultrasonography in the median sagittal plane before anaesthesia...
April 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402089/perioperative-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review
#8
Ruggero Corso, Vincenzo Russotto, Cesare Gregoretti, Davide Cattano
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the leading sleep disordered breathing condition, with a prevalence rate of moderate to severe OSA of approximately 10 - 17% in the general population. Its prevalence in the surgical population seems to be higher. However, a proportion of up to 60% of patients may not have a formal diagnosis at the moment of preoperative visit. OSA is associated with a number of comorbidities and increased perioperative risks. However, most interventions for the perioperative management of OSA patients lack high quality evidence...
April 11, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400693/ludwig-s-angina-a-nightmare-worsened-by-adverse-drug-reaction-to-antibiotics
#9
Mohamed Hisham, Mundilipalayam N Sivakumar, R S Senthil Kumar, P Nandakumar
A 52-year-old obese gentleman presented to the hospital with complaints of fever and shortness of breath for 10 days. He was admitted in the ward and treated for acute exacerbation of asthma. He was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for persistent fever, neck swelling, airway obstruction and desaturation. Ludwig's angina was suspected and computed tomography of neck confirmed it. A difficult airway was anticipated and preceded with surgical tracheostomy. The patient had hypersensitivity reactions to piperacillin/tazobactam; hence, he was treated with clindamycin and metronidazole...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400685/republication-all-india-difficult-airway-association-2016-guidelines-for-tracheal-intubation-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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Sheila Nainan Myatra, Syed Moied Ahmed, Pankaj Kundra, Rakesh Garg, Venkateswaran Ramkumar, Apeksh Patwa, Amit Shah, Ubaradka S Raveendra, Sumalatha Radhakrishna Shetty, Jeson Rajan Doctor, Dilip K Pawar, Singaravelu Ramesh, Sabyasachi Das, Jigeeshu Vasishtha Divatia
Tracheal intubation (TI) is a routine procedure in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is often lifesaving. In contrast to the controlled conditions in the operating room, critically ill patients with respiratory failure and shock are physiologically unstable. These factors, along with under evaluation of the airway and suboptimal response to preoxygenation, are responsible for a high incidence of life-threatening complications such as severe hypoxemia and cardiovascular collapse during TI in the ICU. The All India Difficult Airway Association (AIDAA) proposes a stepwise plan for safe management of the airway in critically ill patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393782/thyromental-height-test-for-prediction-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgical-procedure
#11
Nilesh Jain, Sucharita Das, Muralidhar Kanchi
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) procedures have higher incidence of difficult laryngoscopy and intubation than general surgery population. Accurate prediction of difficult laryngoscopy in CABG patients is desirable to reduce the hemodynamic response and myocardial oxygen requirements. Recently, thyromental height test (TMHT) has been proposed as one of the highly sensitive and specific bedside tests to predict difficult airway. We, in our prospective observational study, evaluated the accuracy of the TMHT in predicting difficult laryngoscopy...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393433/nasal-high-flow-oxygen-delivery-in-children-with-abnormal-airways
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Susan Humphreys, Derek Rosen, Tessa Housden, Julia Taylor, Andreas Schibler
BACKGROUND: Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange has been shown to safely prolong the safe apnea time in well children post induction of anesthesia and is rapidly becoming a new standard for apneic oxygenation in adults. The same oxygenation technique is described as nasal high flow and can be used in infants and children at risk of apnea during anesthesia. AIM: We investigated the use of nasal high flow oxygen delivery during anesthesia in children with abnormal airways requiring tubeless airway assessment or surgery...
April 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382880/a-comparison-of-three-maneuvers-and-their-effect-on-laryngoscopic-view-time-to-intubate-and-intubation-outcome-by-novice-intubators-in-a-simulated-airway
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Christopher Stein, Louis Gerber, Denis Curtin, Nicole Oberem, Mike Wells
Aim The goal of this study was to compare the relative effectiveness of three adjunctive maneuvers - head elevation (HE), forward laryngoscope traction (FT), and external laryngeal manipulation (ELM) - on laryngoscopic view, intubation time, and intubation success performed by a sample of novice intubators using a simulated airway. METHODS: Twenty-two second year university paramedic students were required to perform laryngoscopy and intubation on a simulator four times on two separate days...
April 6, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379868/double-dilemma-management-of-a-pregnant-patient-with-a-difficult-airway-presenting-with-undiagnosed-placenta-percreta-a-case-report
#14
Yewande A Omowanile, Luke N Weiler, Jill M Mhyre, Faiza A Khan
Patients with abnormal placentation should undergo planned cesarean delivery with the option for hysterectomy based on severity. We report a case of a multigravida with a known difficult airway presenting for cesarean delivery. She was found to have an undiagnosed placenta percreta at the start of surgery after the epidural was placed. After team discussion, the procedure was aborted and rescheduled electively 2 days later under general anesthesia with preoperative placement of internal iliac artery balloon catheters...
April 4, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376741/neck-circumference-to-inter-incisor-gap-ratio-a-new-predictor-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-cervical-spondylosis-patients
#15
Yong-Zheng Han, Yang Tian, Mao Xu, Cheng Ni, Min Li, Jun Wang, Xiang-Yang Guo
BACKGROUND: Preoperative airway assessment help anticipate a difficult airway. We hypothesized that a close association existed between difficult laryngoscopy and the neck circumference/inter-incisor gap ratio (RNIIG). Our aim was to determine its utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy in cervical spondylosis patients. METHODS: Two hundred thirteen consecutive patients, aged 20-70 years, scheduled to undergo cervical spine surgery under general anesthesia, were recruited...
April 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376246/non-technical-skills-of-surgeons-and-anaesthetists-in-simulated-operating-theatre-crises
#16
A G Doumouras, M Hamidi, K Lung, C L Tarola, M W Tsao, J W Scott, D S Smink, S Yule
BACKGROUND: Deficiencies in non-technical skills (NTS) have been increasingly implicated in avoidable operating theatre errors. Accordingly, this study sought to characterize the impact of surgeon and anaesthetist non-technical skills on time to crisis resolution in a simulated operating theatre. METHODS: Non-technical skills were assessed during 26 simulated crises (haemorrhage and airway emergency) performed by surgical teams. Teams consisted of surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses...
April 4, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366293/procedural-difficulties-during-successful-intubation-in-octogenarians-a-prospective-observational-study
#17
Y F Bryan, K N Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Octogenarians undergo anatomic and physiopathologic degradation, making airway management problematic, specific to intubation, bag mask ventilation, leading to desaturation and aspiration. Our study's aim was to examine the process of airway management regarding the steps involved in intubation and any deviations or delays in the tasks. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An institutional review board-approved difficult airway prospective observational study in older adults was conducted...
March 30, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362531/comparison-between-simulation-based-training-and-lecture-based-education-in-teaching-situation-awareness-a-randomized-controlled-study
#18
Alfredo Lee Chang, Andrew A Dym, Carla Venegas-Borsellino, Maneesha Bangar, Massoud Kazzi, Dmitry Lisenenkov, Nida Qadir, Adam Keene, Lewis Ari Eisen
RATIONALE: Situation awareness has been defined as the perception of the elements in the environment within volumes of time and space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of their status in the near future. Intensivists often make time-sensitive critical decisions, and loss of situation awareness can lead to errors. It has been shown that simulation-based training is superior to lecture-based training for some critical scenarios. Because the methods of training to improve situation awareness have not been well studied in the medical field, we compared the impact of simulation vs...
April 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359172/efficacy-of-a-new-device-to-optimize-positive-pressure-ventilation-via-face-mask-in-edentulous-patients-a-randomized-trial
#19
Maria C Niño, Andres Pauwels, Fernando Raffan, Enrique Arango, David J Romero, Daniel Benitez
BACKGROUND: Mask ventilation is routinely performed during anesthesia. Under some circumstances, it might be difficult to perform, such as in edentulous patients, due to inadequate mask seal. We developed a new device called NIPARA and studied its use For ventilation optimization in edentulous patients. METHODS: This randomized controlled trial included edentulous adults who had no other predictors of difficult airway, scheduled to undergo general anesthesia. Patients were assigned either to the NIPARA device group or to the control group (oral airway only)...
April 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358178/time-to-intubation-in-obese-patients-a-randomized-study-comparing-direct-laryngoscopy-and-videolaryngoscopy-in-experienced-anaesthetists
#20
Fredrik Ander, Anders Magnuson, Lars Berggren, Rebecca Ahlstrand, Alex de Leon
BACKGROUND: Airway management may be difficult in obese patients. Moreover, during prolonged intubation, oxygen desaturation develops rapidly. Videolaryngoscopy improves the view of the larynx, and the Storz® C-MACTM has been shown to be superior to other videolaryngoscopes in terms of intubation time in obese patients. However, no effort has been made to compare the Storz® C-MACTM with direct laryngoscopy. The aim of the study was to evaluate if the use of Storz® C-MACTM may reduce intubation time when compared to direct laryngoscopy (classic Macintosh® blade)...
March 28, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
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