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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29910492/direct-and-indirect-low-skill-fibre-optic-intubation-a-randomised-crossover-manikin-study-of-six-supraglottic-airway-devices
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Sau Yee Chow, Yan Ru Tan, Theodore Gar Ling Wong, Vui Kian Ho, Abey Matthew Matthews, Hui Hua Li, Patrick Wong
Background and Aims: Fibre-optic intubation (FOI) through supraglottic airway devices (SADs) is useful in the management of the difficult airway. We compared two methods of FOI through seven SADs in a randomised crossover manikin study to assess each device's performance and discuss implications on SAD selection. Methods: Thirty anaesthetsiologists, 15 seniors and 15 juniors, each performed low skill FOI (LSFOI) with seven SADs using both 'direct' and 'indirect' methods...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29907602/improvised-first-aid-techniques-for-terrorist-attacks
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EDITORIAL
Andrew Loftus, Harvey Pynn, Paul Parker
Terrorist acts occur every day around the world. Healthcare professionals are often present as bystander survivors in these situations, with none of the equipment or infrastructure they rely on in their day-to-day practice. Within several countries there has been a move to disseminate the actions to take in the event of such attacks: in the UK, Run, Hide, Tell , and in the USA, Fight Back This paper outlines how a very basic medical knowledge combined with everyday high-street items can render highly effective first aid and save lives...
June 15, 2018: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29891124/retention-of-cricothyrotomy-skills-by-paramedics-using-a-wire-guided-technique
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J A March, M J Kiemeney, J De Guzman, J D Ferguson
INTRODUCTION: Cricothyrotomy may be necessary for airway management when a patient's airway cannot be maintained through standard techniques such as oral airway placement, blind insertion airway device, or endotracheal intubation. Wire-guided cricothyrotomy is one of many techniques used to perform a cricothyrotomy. Although there is some controversy over which cricothyrotomy technique is superior, there is no published data regarding long term retention rates. The purpose of this study is to determine whether ground based paramedics can be taught and are able to retain the skills necessary to successfully perform a wire-guided cricothyrotomy...
May 31, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29883562/gold-nanoparticle-modified-poly-vinyl-chloride-surface-with-improved-antimicrobial-properties-for-medical-devices
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Angelika Kwiatkowska, Ludomira H Granicka, Anna Grzeczkowicz, Radosław Stachowiak, Paweł Bącal, Kamil Sobczak, Marek Darowski, Maciej Kozarski, Jacek Bielecki
Despite the significant technological progress achieved in the past decades in the medical field, device-related infections carry a heavy social and economic burden. Surface modification of medical equipment is one of the most interesting approaches employed to improve the antibacterial activity of a material. Herein, we developed a process for the gold nanoparticle modification of a poly(vinyl chloride) laryngeal tube, which typically serves as an airway management device. In our study, we focused specifically on increasing the antimicrobial properties of the material while maintaining its biocompatibility...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29866144/standardised-data-reporting-from-pre-hospital-advanced-airway-management-a-nominal-group-technique-update-of-the-utstein-style-airway-template
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G A Sunde, A Kottmann, J K Heltne, M Sandberg, M Gellerfors, A Krüger, D Lockey, S J M Sollid
BACKGROUND: Pre-hospital advanced airway management with oxygenation and ventilation may be vital for managing critically ill or injured patients. To improve pre-hospital critical care and develop evidence-based guidelines, research on standardised high-quality data is important. We aimed to identify which airway data were most important to report today and to revise and update a previously reported Utstein-style airway management dataset. METHODS: We recruited sixteen international experts in pre-hospital airway management from Australia, United States of America, and Europe...
June 4, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29794208/an-update-on-the-global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-2017-guidelines-with-a-focus-on-classification-and-management-of-stable-copd
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Robert M Burkes, James F Donohue
The 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines offer important changes to the assessment and management of stable COPD of importance to practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, and nurses who care for patients with COPD. Therapies are now chosen based on the burden of symptoms and the history of COPD exacerbations, and inhaler regimens are modifiable based on continual clinical reassessment. Although identifying the degree of airway obstruction remains important for informing the clinical status of the patient with COPD, FEV1 is no longer used to direct the therapeutic approach...
June 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791610/what-do-cochrane-systematic-reviews-say-about-cardiac-arrest-management
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Rafael Leite Pacheco, Juliana Trevizo, Caio Augusto de Souza, Gabriel Alves, Bruno Sakaya, Luciana Thiago, Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Góis, Rachel Riera
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Cardiac arrest is associated with high morbidity and mortality and imposes a significant burden on the healthcare system. Management of cardiac arrest patients is complex and involves approaches with multiple interventions. Here, we aimed to summarize the available evidence regarding the interventions used in cardiac arrest cases. DESIGN AND SETTING: Review of systematic reviews (SRs), conducted in the Discipline of Evidence-Based Medicine, Escola Paulista de Medicina, Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
March 2018: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757778/a-contemporary-analysis-of-medicolegal-issues-in-obstetric-anesthesia-between-2005-and-2015
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Vesela P Kovacheva, Ethan Y Brovman, Penny Greenberg, Ellen Song, Arvind Palanisamy, Richard D Urman
BACKGROUND: Detailed reviews of closed malpractice claims have provided insights into the most common events resulting in litigation and helped improve anesthesia care. In the past 10 years, there have been multiple safety advancements in the practice of obstetric anesthesia. We investigated the relationship among contributing factors, patient injuries, and legal outcome by analyzing a contemporary cohort of closed malpractice claims where obstetric anesthesiology was the principal defendant...
May 10, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746013/accuracy-of-oscillatory-pressure-measured-by-mechanical-ventilators-during-high-frequency-oscillatory-ventilation-in-newborns
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Chiara Veneroni, Marta Tossici, Emanuela Zannin, Ilaria Milesi, Raffaele L Dellaca'
BACKGROUND: Oscillatory pressure (ΔP) measurement during high frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV) is technically challenging and influenced by all the components of the measurement system. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the differences between the ΔP delivered at the inlet of the endotracheal tube and those displayed by commercial neonatal mechanical ventilators and monitoring devices and to characterize how the ventilator circuit and the flowmeter proximal to the patient affect these differences...
May 10, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720752/current-practice-patterns-of-supraglottic-airway-device-usage-in-paediatric-patients-amongst-anaesthesiologists-a-nationwide-survey
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Ruchi A Jain, Devangi A Parikh, Anila D Malde, Bhuvneshwari Balasubramanium
Background and Aims: Supraglottic airway devices (SGADs) are increasingly being used for airway management in paediatric patients undergoing general anaesthesia. This survey was designed to assess the nationwide practice patterns of SGAD usage in paediatric patients. Methods: A questionnaire of 28 questions was circulated amongst 16,532 members of the Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists through online survey engine Google Forms® and served manually to 500 delegates attending the Asian Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiologists conference 2017...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717414/primary-central-sleep-apnea-and-anesthesia-a-retrospective-case-series
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Alexandru Alexa, Meghna P Mansukhani, Bhargavi Gali, Atousa Deljou, Juraj Sprung, Toby N Weingarten
PURPOSE: Primary (idiopathic) central sleep apnea (PCSA) is a rare central sleep-related breathing disorder characterized by increased chemoreceptor sensitivity to partial pressure of carbon dioxide, which manifests as hyperventilation followed by apnea during non-rapid eye movement sleep. The purpose of this retrospective study was to describe the postoperative course of patients who had PCSA and underwent procedures requiring anesthetic management. METHODS: Patients who received a diagnosis of PCSA at our institution and required procedural anesthesia between 1 January 2010 and 1 June 2016 underwent a comprehensive review of their health records with a focus on identifying respiratory complications...
May 1, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29714527/comparison-of-the-force-required-for-dislodgement-between-secured-and-unsecured-airways
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Curtis Davenport, Christian Martin-Gill, Henry E Wang, James Mayrose, Jestin N Carlson
INTRODUCTION: Airway device placement and maintenance are of utmost importance when managing critically ill patients. The best method to secure airway devices is currently unknown. STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the force required to dislodge 4 types of airways with and without airway securing devices. METHODS: We performed a prospective study using 4 commonly used airway devices (endotracheal tube [ETT], laryngeal mask airway [LMA], King laryngeal tube [King], and iGel) performed on 5 different mannequin models...
May 1, 2018: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693949/analysis-of-preoperative-airway-examination-with-the-cmos-video-rhino-laryngoscope
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Masanori Tsukamoto, Takashi Hitosugi, Takeshi Yokoyama
BACKGROUND: Endoscopy is one of the most useful clinical techniques in difficult airway management Comparing with the fibroptic endoscope, this compact device is easy to operate and can provide the clear image. In this study, we investigated its usefulness in the preoperative examination of endoscopy. METHODS: Patients undergoing oral maxillofacial surgery were enrolled in this study. We performed preoperative airway examination by electronic endoscope (The CMOS video rhino-laryngoscope, KARL STORZ Endoscopy Japan, Tokyo)...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678782/early-feasibility-of-hypoglossal-nerve-upper-airway-stimulator-in-patients-with-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-and-continuous-positive-airway-pressure-intolerant-severe-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Valay Parikh, Erica Thaler, Masanari Kato, M Boyd Gillespie, Shaun Nguyen, Kirk Withrow, David Calhoun, Ryan Soose, Damien Stevens, Suzanne Stevens, Chris Larsen, Madhu Reddy, Dhanunjaya Lakkireddy
BACKGROUND: Implantable hypoglossal nerve upper airway stimulation (HNS) is a novel strategy approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the management of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in patients with continuous positive airway pressure therapy intolerance or failure. Because of the proximity of a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) to this stimulator, interaction between these devices is theoretically possible. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess interactions between an implantable HNS device and a CIED...
April 18, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651626/current-topics-in-the-management-of-acute-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Christopher D Shank, Beverly C Walters, Mark N Hadley
Acute traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) affects more than 250,000 people in the USA, with approximately 17,000 new cases each year. It continues to be one of the most significant causes of trauma-related morbidity and mortality. Despite the introduction of primary injury prevention education and vehicle safety devices, such as airbags and passive restraint systems, traumatic SCI continues to have a substantial impact on the healthcare system. Over the last three decades, there have been considerable advancements in the management of patients with traumatic SCI...
April 12, 2018: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644401/-skill-retention-using-extraglottic-airways-in-out-of-hospital-emergencies-efficacy-and-long-term-results-of-simulator-based-medical-education-a-prospective-follow-up-study
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V Mann, F Limberg, S T W Mann, S Little, M Müller, M Sander, R Röhrig
OBJECTIVE: For emergency medicine personnel (EMP), there is little evidence concerning the adequate timing for refresher courses to maintain routine in the application of extraglottic airways. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and long-term results of a simulator-based education concept teaching the basic airway management skills with extraglottic airways for EMP and also to draw conclusions concerning the adequate time interval for refresher courses. METHODS: By use of an explorative, prospective simulator-study with nonphysician EMP, airway management skills using the Larynxmaske Supreme® (LMA‑S) after an introduction lecture were examined...
April 11, 2018: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643624/effectiveness-of-proseal-laryngeal-mask-airway-and-laryngeal-tube-suction-in-elective-non-laparoscopic-surgeries-of-up-to-ninety-minutes-duration-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Swapnil Verma, S P Sharma
Background and Aims: Proseal laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and laryngeal tube suction (LTS) are both supraglottic devices with an esophageal suction port. In the present prospective, randomized study, the effectiveness of airway seal, hemodynamic variables, ability to pass orogastric tube, and postoperative complications with the two devices were evaluated. Material and Methods: This was a prospective, randomized, single-blind study conducted in a hospital-based setting...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628601/i-gel%C3%A2-may-be-the-device-of-choice-for-controlled-ventilation-in-patients-with-hemophilia-undergoing-abdominal-laparoscopic-surgery
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Sreyashi Sen, Koel Mitra, Shanta Ganguli, Sudakshina Mukherji
Haemophilia is an inherited bleeding disorder with variable deficiency of Factor VIII in the plasma and is characterised by bleeding into joints, muscles and tissues either spontaneously or in response to trivial trauma. Perioperative care requires multidisciplinary involvement. Perioperative management involves the risk of excessive bleeding from surgical site as well as spontaneous bleeding into the brain in response to surgical stress in patients with previous history of intracerebral haemorrhage. Airway management of such patients during anaesthetic intervention is a challenge and entails the risk of life threatening haemorrhage into the airway...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628566/comparison-of-the-laryngeal-mask-airways-laryngeal-mask-airway-classic-and-laryngeal-mask-airway-proseal-in-children
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Chetan B Bhat, Kiran A Honnannavar, Mallanna B Police Patil, Mahantesh S Mudakanagoudar
Introduction: In the past 25 years with the development of various supraglottic airway devices, the armamentarium for airway management has increased. In our study, the laryngeal mask airway (LMA)-ProSeal is compared with the LMA-Classic with respect to as follows: (a) Ease of insertion and number of insertion attempts, (b) Device positional stability and possible oropharyngeal leak, (c) Airway trauma, and (d) Hemodynamic changes; in children aged 3-15 years undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia, hypothesizing that these would be different...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29623556/anesthesia-for-interventional-pulmonology-procedures-a-review-of-advanced-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-bronchoscopy
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Andres de Lima, Fayez Kheir, Adnan Majid, John Pawlowski
PURPOSE: Interventional pulmonology is a growing subspecialty of pulmonary medicine with flexible and rigid bronchoscopies increasingly used by interventional pulmonologists for advanced diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. This review discusses different technical aspects of anesthesia for interventional pulmonary procedures with an emphasis placed on pharmacologic combinations, airway management, ventilation techniques, and common complications. SOURCE: Relevant medical literature was identified by searching the PubMed and Google Scholar databases for publications on different anesthesia topics applicable to interventional pulmonary procedures...
April 5, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
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