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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790158/change-in-mallampati-class-during-labor-hypertensive-versus-normotensive-parturients
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D Raza, S Ismail
BACKGROUND: Mallampati class has been shown to increase during labor. There are no prospective studies evaluating airway changes in hypertensive parturients during labor. The aim of our study was to observe the frequency of change in Mallampati class during labor in hypertensive compared to normotensive parturients. METHODS: In this prospective observational cohort study, 60 parturients were enrolled and divided into two groups of 30 each: hypertensive parturients and normotensive parturients...
May 22, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761867/airway-physical-examination-tests-for-detection-of-difficult-airway-management-in-apparently-normal-adult-patients
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REVIEW
Dominik Roth, Nathan L Pace, Anna Lee, Karen Hovhannisyan, Alexandra-Maria Warenits, Jasmin Arrich, Harald Herkner
BACKGROUND: The unanticipated difficult airway is a potentially life-threatening event during anaesthesia or acute conditions. An unsuccessfully managed upper airway is associated with serious morbidity and mortality. Several bedside screening tests are used in clinical practice to identify those at high risk of difficult airway. Their accuracy and benefit however, remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to characterize and compare the diagnostic accuracy of the Mallampati classification and other commonly used airway examination tests for assessing the physical status of the airway in adult patients with no apparent anatomical airway abnormalities...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756059/pre-selection-of-primary-intubation-technique-is-associated-with-a-low-incidence-of-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-a-bmi-of-35-kg-m-2-or-higher
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Tiberiu Ezri, Ronen Waintrob, Yuri Avelansky, Alexander Izakson, Katia Dayan, Mordechai Shimonov
Background: The incidence of difficult intubation (DI) in obese patients may reach a two-digit figure. No studies have assessed the effect of primary use of special intubation devices on lowering the incidence of DI. We assessed the effect of primary selection of special intubation techniques on the incidence of DI in patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher. Patients and methods: Data from 546 patients with a BMI of 35 kg/m2 or higher who underwent bariatric surgery at Wolfson Medical Center from 2010 through 2014 was retrospectively extracted and analyzed for demographics, predictors of DI and intubation techniques employed...
April 2018: Romanian Journal of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744251/comparison-of-different-cuff-pressure-use-with-the-supreme-laryngeal-mask-airway-on-haemodynamic-response-seal-pressure-and-postoperative-adverse-events-a-prospective-randomized-study
#4
Achmet Ali, Demet Altun, Nukhet Sivrikoz, Mesut Yornuk, Namigar Turgut, İbrahim Özkan Akıncı
Objective: The Supreme™ laryngeal mask airway (SLMA) is a supra glottic airway (SGA) device that is used as an alternative to endotracheal tubes. In the present study, we aimed to compare the use of the SLMA with normal cuff pressure and low cuff pressure, primarily for haemodynamic response. Methods: In the present study, 120 patients diagnosed with hypertension and scheduled for varicose vein or inguinal hernia operation were enrolled and 99 patients finished...
April 2018: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29706415/the-palatal-septal-cartilage-implantation-for-snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#5
Yi-Chan Lee, Li-Ang Lee, Hsueh-Yu Li
OBJECTIVE: Patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea frequently have nasal and palatal obstruction. The objective of this study was to investigate the safety and feasibility of a palatal septal cartilage implant (SCI) for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. METHODS: This was a preliminary study of 10 consecutive patients who were enrolled retrospectively from electronic charts. The patients had undergone a single-stage operation including septoturbinoplasty and palatal SCI at a tertiary referral hospital...
April 26, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29696123/comparative-analysis-of-the-usefulness-of-the-glidescope-%C3%A2-macintosh-and-mccoy-laryngoscopes-for-endotracheal-intubation-in-patients-with-obesity-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#6
Seyed Reza Akbarzadeh, Maryar Taghavi Gillani, Masoumeh Tabari, Negar Morovatdar
Background: Difficult intubation is dangerous and sometimes fatal, especially in patients with obesity. In difficult intubation cases the best device should be applied to decrease the risk of complications. The current study aimed at comparing laryngoscopes, Macintosh, McCoy, GlideScope® and devices for intubation purposes. Methods: A total of 102 patients with obesity and ASA (American society of anesthesiologists) class I or II, and body mass index (BMI) of > 30 kg/m2 were selected...
December 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687341/correlation-of-neck-circumference-with-difficult-mask-ventilation-and-difficult-laryngoscopy-in-morbidly-obese-patients-an-observational-study
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Aylin Özdilek, Cigdem Akyol Beyoglu, Şafak Emre Erbabacan, Birsel Ekici, Fatiş Altındaş, Suphi Vehid, Güniz Meyancı Köksal
PURPOSE: Mask ventilation and laryngoscopy can be challenging in morbidly obese patients because of excessive fat tissue. There are studies suggesting that neck circumference is associated with difficult mask ventilation, difficult laryngoscopy, and difficult intubation. The primary aim of our study is to evaluate predictive value of neck circumference for difficult mask ventilation and difficult laryngoscopy in female and male morbidly obese patients separately. METHODS: This observational cross-sectional study was performed in the period between March 2015 and December 2015...
April 23, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667336/optimal-breastfeeding-durations-for-hiv-exposed-infants-the-impact-of-maternal-art-use-infant-mortality-and-replacement-feeding-risk
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Divya Mallampati, Rachel L MacLean, Roger Shapiro, Francois Dabis, Barbara Engelsmann, Kenneth A Freedberg, Valeriane Leroy, Shahin Lockman, Rochelle Walensky, Nigel Rollins, Andrea Ciaranello
INTRODUCTION: In 2010, the WHO recommended women living with HIV breastfeed for 12 months while taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) to balance breastfeeding benefits against HIV transmission risks. To inform the 2016 WHO guidelines, we updated prior research on the impact of breastfeeding duration on HIV-free infant survival (HFS) by incorporating maternal ART duration, infant/child mortality and mother-to-child transmission data. METHODS: Using the Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC)-Infant model, we simulated the impact of breastfeeding duration on 24-month HFS among HIV-exposed, uninfected infants...
April 2018: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660267/recovery-process-and-determinants-of-adverse-event-occurrence-in-bronchoscopic-procedures-performed-under-general-anesthesia
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Derya Özden Omaygenç, Nermin Ünal, Saadet İpek Edipoğlu, Tuğçe Barca Şeker, Mehmet Akif Özgül, Demet Turan, Cengiz Özdemir, İbrahim Oğuz Karaca, Erdoğan Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVE: Regarding the fact that rigid bronchoscopy is generally performed under general anesthesia and this patient subgroup is remarkably morbid, encountering procedure and/or anesthesia related complications are highly likely. Here, we aimed to assess factors influencing recovery and detect possible determinants of adverse event occurence during these operations performed in a tertiary referral centre. METHODS: 81 consecutive ASA I-IV patients were recruited for this investigation...
April 16, 2018: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643625/formulation-of-a-multivariate-predictive-model-for-difficult-intubation-a-double-blinded-prospective-study
#10
Anoop Kanwal Chhina, Richa Jain, Parshotam Lal Gautam, Jony Garg, Nidhi Singh, Anju Grewal
Background and Aims: Various models were devised for prediction of difficult intubation but have low positive predictive value, sensitivity and specificity. We aimed to predict difficult intubation from various airway predictive indices, in isolation and combination, and to formulate a multivariate model that can aid in accurate prediction of difficult intubation. Material and Methods: A prospective double blinded study was conducted on 500 adult patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anaesthesia...
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29628567/comparison-of-upper-lip-bite-test-and-ratio-of-height-to-thyromental-distance-with-other-airway-assessment-tests-for-predicting-difficult-endotracheal-intubation
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D Shobha, Maitri Adiga, D Devika Rani, Sudheesh Kannan, S S Nethra
Background and Aims: Unanticipated difficult intubation or the failed intubation in operating room and in emergency department is an imperative source of anesthesia-related patient's mortality. The aim of this study is to compare the predictive value of upper lip bite test (ULBT) and ratio of height to thyromental distance (RHTMD) with other commonly used preoperative airway assessment tests for predicting difficult intubation in Indian population. Materials and Methods: In this prospective, single-blinded observational study, 260 adult patients of either sex, belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists physical Status I and II undergoing elective surgical procedure under general anesthesia were included in the study...
January 2018: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618189/cervical-collar-makes-difficult-airway-a-simulation-study-using-the-lemon-criteria
#12
Moonsu Yuk, Woonhyung Yeo, Kangeui Lee, Jungin Ko, Taejin Park
OBJECTIVE: Endotracheal intubation is extremely difficult to perform in patients wearing a cervical collar for a head and neck injury. Therefore, we analyzed actual measurements using the look externally, evaluate 3-3-2, Mallampati score, obstruction, and neck mobility (LEMON) criteria before and after cervical collar application to investigate the causes of a difficult airway. METHODS: This simulation study was performed in 76 healthy volunteers. We measured the mouth opening, modified Mallampati classification, and neck extension before and after cervical collar application...
March 2018: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609706/gestational-obstructive-sleep-apnea-biomarker-screening-models-and-lack-of-postpartum-resolution
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Linda M Street, Carol A Aschenbrenner, Timothy T Houle, Clark W Pinyan, James C Eisenach
STUDY OBJECTIVES: To measure prevalence and severity of third trimester obstructive sleep apnea and evaluate postpartum resolution. To assess a novel biomarker for screening for obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy. METHODS: This prospective observational study was performed at Wake Forest School of Medicine obstetrics clinics between April 2014 and December 2015. Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurements and sleep studies were obtained and compared at 32 0/7 to 35 6/7 weeks gestation and postpartum...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560077/higher-mallampati-scores-are-not-associated-with-more-adverse-events-during-pediatric-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia
#14
Maya S Iyer, Raymond D Pitetti, Melissa Vitale
Introduction: Procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA) is used by non-anesthesiologists (NAs) outside of the operating room for several types of procedures. Adverse events during pediatric PSA that pose the most risk to patient safety involve airway compromise. Higher Mallampati scores may indirectly indicate children at risk for airway compromise. Medical governing bodies have proposed guidelines for PSA performed by NAs, but these recommendations rarely suggest using Mallampati scores in pre-PSA evaluations...
March 2018: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506860/-anesthesia-for-cesarean-delivery-in-a-patient-with-klippel-trenaunay-syndrome
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Clara Elisa Frare de Avelar Teixeira, Angélica de Fátima de Assunção Braga, Franklin Sarmento da Silva Braga, Vanessa Henriques Carvalho, Rafael Miranda da Costa, Giselle Ioná Teixeira Brighenti
INTRODUCTION: Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome is a rare congenital vascular disease characterized by cutaneous hemangiomas, varicosities, and limb asymmetry, which may evolve with coagulation disorders and hemorrhage as more frequent complications in pregnant patients. Pregnancy is not advised in women with this syndrome due to increased obstetric risk. CASE REPORT: Female patient, 29 years old, 99kg, 167cm, BMI 35.4kg.m-2 , physical status ASA III, with 27 weeks of gestational age and diagnosis of Klippel-Trenaunay syndrome...
March 2, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502798/correlation-of-preoperative-findings-in-computed-axial-tomography-with-the-presence-of-difficult-airway-in-patients-undergoing-head-and-neck-otorhinolaryngological-surgery
#16
J C Gutiérrez, S Merino, P de la Calle, C Perrino, M Represa, P Moral
OBJECTIVES: To establish a correlation between 4 measurements made on preoperative computed axial tomography and the presence of difficult airway, as well as its clinical prediction in patients undergoing otorhinolaryngological surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective, observational study was carried out using the information gathered from the clinical notes of 104 patients undergoing general anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation for oncological otorhinolaryngological surgery over a period of 36 months...
May 2018: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29482304/using-illness-rating-systems-to-predict-discharge-location-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
#17
Sarah Rudasill, Jonathan R Dattilo, Jiabin Liu, Ari Clements, Charles L Nelson, Atul F Kamath
Purpose: Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is increasing in frequency and cost. Optimization of discharge location may reduce total expenditure while maximizing patient outcomes. Although preoperative illness rating systems-including the American Society for Anesthesiologists Physical Classification System (ASA), severity of illness scoring system (SOI), and Mallampati rating scale (MP)-are associated with patient morbidity and mortality, their predictive value for discharge location, length of stay (LOS), and total costs remains unclear...
March 1, 2018: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481427/neuraxial-anesthesia-during-cesarean-delivery-for-placenta-previa-with-suspected-morbidly-adherent-placenta-a-retrospective-analysis
#18
John C Markley, Michaela K Farber, Nicola C Perlman, Daniela A Carusi
BACKGROUND: General anesthesia (GA) is often selected for cesarean deliveries (CD) with placenta previa and suspected morbidly adherent placenta (MAP) due to increased risk of hemorrhage and hysterectomy. We reviewed maternal outcomes and risk factors for conversion to GA in a cohort of patients undergoing CD and hysterectomy under neuraxial anesthesia (NA). METHODS: We performed a single-center, retrospective cohort study of parturients undergoing nonemergent CD for placenta previa with suspected MAP from 1997 to 2015...
February 23, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467082/national-survey-on-airway-and-difficult-airway-management-in-intensive-care-units
#19
M G Gómez-Prieto, M R Míguez-Crespo, J R Jiménez-Del-Valle, M D González-Caro, I Marmesat-Ríos, J Garnacho-Montero
OBJECTIVE: To know organization, management and training in airway (AW) in Spanish Intensive Care Units (ICUs), with special interest in difficult airway (DAW). DESIGN: Descriptive cross-sectional study and χ2 subanalysis, conducted through a national survey from november 1th to december 15th, 2016. With the SEMICYUC's support, an online questionnaire of 27 items was sent to 179 ICUs. SETTING: ICUs of public, private centers, and consortia...
February 18, 2018: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416461/does-neck-circumference-help-to-predict-difficult-intubation-in-obstetric-patients-a-prospective-observational-study
#20
Waleed Riad, Tarek Ansari, Nanda Shetty
Background: Failed intubation in obstetrics remains the most common cause of death directly related to anesthesia. Neck circumference has been shown to be a predictor for difficult intubation in morbidly obese patients. The aim of this study was to determine an optimal cutoff point of neck circumference for prediction of difficult intubation in obstetric patients. Methods: Ninety-four parturients scheduled for cesarean section under general anesthesia were included in the study...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
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