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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352365/-anesthesia-problem-cards-indispensable-yet-problematic-nationwide-survey-on-experiences-from-clinical-practice
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M Schieren, A Böhmer, W Golbeck, J Defosse, F Wappler, H E Marcus
BACKGROUND: Anesthetic procedures may lead to severe and potentially life-threatening complications (e. g. difficult airway, allergic reactions, malignant hyperthermia). Most complications can be avoided in future anesthetic procedures with adequate preparation (e. g. awake intubation, trigger-free anesthesia). In Germany, anesthesia problem cards were introduced two decades ago to identify patients at risk and to increase patient safety by creating a standardized documentation system for anesthesia-related complications...
January 19, 2018: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349776/effect-of-palpable-vs-impalpable-cricothyroid-membranes-in-a-simulated-emergency-front-of-neck-access-scenario
#2
C F Pairaudeau, C Mendonca, C Hillermann, I Qazi, P A Baker, R E Hodgson, S Radhakrishna
The Difficult Airway Society 2015 guidelines recommend and describe in detail a surgical cricothyroidotomy technique for the can't intubate, can't oxygenate (CICO) scenario, but this can be technically challenging for anaesthetists with no surgical training. Following a structured training session, 104 anaesthetists took part individually in a simulated can't intubate, can't oxygenate event using simulation and airway models to evaluate how well they could perform these front-of-neck access techniques. Main outcomes measures were: ability to correctly perform the technical steps; procedural time; and success rate...
January 19, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349680/ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-airway-in-the-ed-a-feasibility-study
#3
Elizabeth A Hall, Ibrahim Showaihi, Frances S Shofer, Nova L Panebianco, Anthony J Dean
BACKGROUND: Recognition of the difficult airway is a critical element of emergency practice. Mallampati score and body mass index (BMI) are not always predictive and they may be unavailable in critically ill patients. Ultrasonography provides high-resolution images that are rapidly obtainable, mobile, and non-invasive. Studies have shown correlation of ultrasound measurements with difficult laryngoscopy; however, none have been performed in the Emergency Department (ED) using a consistent scanning protocol...
January 18, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338895/feasibility-of-total-intravenous-anesthesia-by-cardiologists-with-the-support-of-anesthesiologists-during-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation
#4
Takanori Yamaguchi, Yusuke Shimakawa, Shinji Mitsumizo, Akira Fukui, Yuki Kawano, Toyokazu Otsubo, Yuya Takahashi, Kei Hirota, Takeshi Tsuchiya, Kenichi Eshima
BACKGROUND: The optimal methodology for sedation and anesthesia during atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation has not been well established. We assessed the feasibility of total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA) by cardiologists with support from anesthesiologists during AF ablation and quality of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) and single procedure success rate at 12 months. METHODS: TIVA was performed by cardiologists using IV propofol and fentanyl under controlled ventilation via i-gel™ without neuromuscular blocking drugs in 160 consecutive patients (80 nonparoxysmal) with no anticipated difficult airway or other severe diseases...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331494/a-novel-difficult-airway-prediction-tool-for-emergency-airway-management-validation-of-the-heaven-criteria-in-a-large-air-medical-cohort
#5
Edward Kuzmack, Travis Inglis, David Olvera, Allen Wolfe, Kona Seng, Daniel Davis
BACKGROUND: Difficult-airway prediction tools help identify optimal airway techniques, but were derived in elective surgery patients and may not be applicable to emergency rapid sequence intubation (RSI). The HEAVEN criteria (Hypoxemia, Extremes of size, Anatomic abnormalities, Vomit/blood/fluid, Exsanguination, Neck mobility issues) may be more relevant to emergency RSI patients. OBJECTIVE: To validate the HEAVEN criteria for difficult-airway prediction in emergency RSI using a large air medical cohort...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328747/critical-incident-analysis-equip-to-avoid-failure
#6
Naomi Potts, Daphne Se Martin, Leontia Hoy
This work is set in the context of perioperative practice in difficult airway management. It integrates a root cause analysis and fish bone technique to investigate a critical incident in temporary yet crucial equipment failure. Risk management and incident reporting is analysed alongside human factors in the operating theatre environment. Finally, recommendations for risk reduction, vigilance and checking vital airway equipment are made in anaesthetic practice.
April 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322502/systematic-review-of-benefits-or-harms-of-routine-anaesthetist-inserted-throat-packs-in-adults-practice-recommendations-for-inserting-and-counting-throat-packs-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement-by-the-difficult-airway-society-das-the-british-association
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REVIEW
V Athanassoglou, A Patel, B McGuire, A Higgs, M S Dover, P A Brennan, A Banerjee, B Bingham, J J Pandit
Throat packs are commonly inserted by anaesthetists after induction of anaesthesia for dental, maxillofacial, nasal or upper airway surgery. However, the evidence supporting this practice as routine is unclear, especially in the light of accidentally retained throat packs which constitute 'Never Events' as defined by NHS England. On behalf of three relevant national organisations, we therefore conducted a systematic review and literature search to assess the evidence base for benefit, and also the extent and severity of complications associated with throat pack use...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317119/noninvasive-ventilation-during-endoscopic-procedures-rationale-clinical-use-and-devices
#8
REVIEW
Marina Pieri, Giovanni Landoni, Luca Cabrini
Endoscopic procedures, such as transesophageal echocardiography, gastroscopy, and airway fibroscopy, routinely are performed in a heterogenous population of patients for diagnostic/interventional purposes (eg, transfemoral aortic valve replacement, airway fibroscopies, and intubation). Sedation frequently is administered to achieve an appropriate degree of patient compliance and procedure success. Patients with reduced respiratory reserve or those who are overly sedated, however, may develop hypoxia and respiratory failure during endoscopies, necessitating premature termination of the examination itself...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315046/supraglottic-airway-devices-current-and-future-uses
#9
Lloyd E Kwanten, Pradeep Madhivathanan
Supraglottic airway devices have increasingly been used in anaesthesia since their invention in 1982. Now over half of general anaesthetic cases in the UK use them, and they have vital roles in difficult airway algorithms, pre-hospital use and emergency medicine. This article presents the current evidence regarding the complications of these devices, and compares these devices and endotracheal intubation. The technology of the newer generation devices has improved the safety profile, and they may be considered a better choice than endotracheal tubes in some cases...
January 2, 2018: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311012/anesthetic-management-of-mosaic-turner-s-syndrome-posted-for-elective-cesarean-delivery-after-spontaneous-pregnancy
#10
K Kalopita, L Michala, C Theofanakis, D Valsamidis
Turner's syndrome, one of the most common sex chromosome abnormalities in females, is caused by loss of part or all of an X chromosome. We report a case of mosaic Turner's syndrome, posted for elective cesarean delivery under low-dose sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The unique features of this case were the combination of an anticipated difficult airway and both short stature and scoliosis in the lumbar region. A titrated combined spinal-epidural technique was performed in order to avoid hemodynamic instability, which could have been exacerbated in the presence of cardiovascular deformities that accompany this syndrome in many cases...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306118/diagnostic-accuracy-of-radiology-ct-x-ray-us-for-predicting-difficult-intubation-in-adults-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Chao Ji, Qiang Ni, Wurong Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the overall accuracy of radiological measurements in prediction of difficult airway and compare the diagnostic value between the radiological measurements and the modified Mallampati score through a meta-analysis of published studies. METHODS: A comprehensive electronic search of related literature was performed in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. Meta-DiSc 1.4 and STATA 12...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299973/how-anaesthesiologists-understand-difficult-airway-guidelines-an-interview-study
#12
Kati Knudsen, Ulrika Pöder, Ulrica Nilsson, Marieann Högman, Anders Larsson, Jan Larsson
BACKGROUND: In the practice of anaesthesia, clinical guidelines that aim to improve the safety of airway procedures have been developed. The aim of this study was to explore how anaesthesiologists understand or conceive of difficult airway management algorithms. METHODS: A qualitative phenomenographic design was chosen to explore anaesthesiologists' views on airway algorithms. Anaesthesiologists working in three hospitals were included. Individual face-to-face interviews were conducted...
January 4, 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291467/obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-risk-factor-associated-with-difficult-airway-management-a-narrative-review
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Siaw May Leong, Akhilesh Tiwari, Frances Chung, David T Wong
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficult airway had been studied in various clinical trials but the relationship between the two conditions has not been clearly established. The objective of this narrative review is to determine if OSA is a risk factor associated with difficult airway. DESIGN: The OVID Medline in process, Medline (vis Pub Med), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science and SCOPUS were searched up to April 2016 using specific keywords...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
#14
Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284887/difficult-airway-in-a-case-of-gross-hydrocephalus-for-shunt-surgery
#15
Raghavendra Vagyannavar, Vandna Bharti, Mohammad Hashim
Children with gross hydrocephalus for emergency ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt present challenges to anesthesiologist due to increase in circumference of head, associated congenital anomalies. Here is a case report of child with gross hydrocephalus with Type 2 Arnold chiari malformation posted for emergency VP shunt placement possessed a difficult airway.
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284884/airway-considerations-in-case-of-a-large-multinodular-goiter
#16
Harpreet Kaur, Amar Parkash Kataria, Magila Muthuramalingapandian, Harjinder Kaur
Patients with large goiters pose a great challenge to the anesthesiologist regarding securing the airway without compromising the safety of the patient. The technique of intubation depends on the choice and expertise of anesthesiologist. Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is the preferred technique. We present the case of large multinodular goiter with difficult airway in which AFOI was successfully used to secure the airway. Proper assessment, planning, and preparation for airway management should be done preoperatively to ensure patient safety...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284883/anesthetic-issues-and-difficult-airway-management-in-a-case-of-grisel-s-syndrome
#17
Ajit Gupta, Jay Prakash, Pawan Kumar, Niraj Narain Singh
Grisel's syndrome is a nontraumatic subluxation of atlanto-axial joint which is associated with inflammatory conditions of head and neck and occurs primarily in children. Anesthetic management is such cases constitute a multitude of challenges, especially related to the airway management. We presented here a case of 16-year-old male child weighing 23 kg, came to our hospital for the treatment of torticollis who was previously treated with intravenous antibiotics for rhinopharyngitis and diagnosed as a case of Grisel's syndrome...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284880/securing-a-difficult-airway-tracheal-intubation-achieved-after-deliberate-placement-of-an-endotracheal-tube-in-esophagus-a-new-approach
#18
Vanilla Chopra, Nandita Mehta, Mohd Reidwan Dar
Enlarged thyroid gland with retrosternal extension has an increased incidence of difficult intubation, and it poses real airway challenge for the anesthesiologists. Here, we present a case of successful management of a difficult airway in a female patient of enlarged thyroid gland, planned for open reduction and internal fixation of the upper end of humerus. Endotracheal intubation was achieved after deliberate insertion of an endotracheal tube in esophagus. The patient was extubated over a ventilating bougie, with uneventful postoperative course...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284863/evaluation-of-effectiveness-of-dexmedetomidine-and-fentanyl-midazolam-combination-on-sedation-and-safety-during-awake-fiberoptic-intubation-a-randomized-comparative-study
#19
Abida Yousuf, Basharat Ahad, Aabid Hussain Mir, Abdul Waheed Mir, Juvera Gul Wani, Sheikh Quyoom Hussain
Background: Awake fiberoptic intubation (AFOI) is a recommended technique for anticipated difficult airway. An ideal regime should provide patient comfort, cooperation, amnesia, hemodynamic stability, and blunt airway reflexes and maintain a patent airway with spontaneous ventilation. The aim of our study was to compare intubation conditions between dexmedetomidine and fentanyl-midazolam combination during AFOI. Methods: This prospective, randomized study was conducted on a total of sixty patients of the American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II of either sex, in the age group of 18-60 years having predicted difficult intubation undergoing elective surgeries and the patients were allocated to two groups of thirty patients each...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282535/percutaneous-versus-surgical-strategy-for-tracheostomy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-perioperative-and-postoperative-complications
#20
Rosa Klotz, Pascal Probst, Marlene Deininger, Ulla Klaiber, Kathrin Grummich, Markus K Diener, Markus A Weigand, Markus W Büchler, Phillip Knebel
PURPOSE: Tracheostomy is one of the most frequently performed procedures in intensive care medicine. The two main approaches are open surgical tracheostomy (ST) and percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT). This systematic review summarizes and analyzes the existing evidence regarding perioperative and postoperative parameters of safety. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted in the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, LILACS, and MEDLINE to identify all randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing complications of ST and PDT and to define the strategy with the lower risk of potentially life-threatening events...
December 27, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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