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J Ulrici, G Hempel, M Sasse, J Vollrath, C Höhne
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are increasing problems in pediatric anesthesia. This observational study was designed to examine how airway-related complications occur in overweight children and adolescents during general anesthesia and if this is a relevant problem in Germany. METHODS: From October 2008 until August 2009, at the university clinic in Leipzig, 504 in- and outpatients, aged 2-18 years, ASA I-III, undergoing elective procedures (ENT and pediatric surgery), were observed...
October 10, 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Kathleen Yaremchuk
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty was the first surgical procedure described, other than tracheostomy, for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in 1981. It was recognized then that there were responders who were cured of OSA with the procedure and others that were not. It took many years for a staging system to be described that categorized patients based on Mallampati score, tonsil size, and body mass index to better predict success rates. It was recognized that individuals with retro-palatal obstruction as the cause of the airway obstruction responded well but that the morbidity associated with the inpatient procedure was often problematic...
October 6, 2016: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Jureerat Khongkaew, Dujdao Sahasthas, Tharrittawadha Potat, Phatchara Thammawirat
BACKGROUND: The transesophageal echocardiograhpy (TEE) has been studied worldwide. However, identifying additional factors on top of operator's experience and patient's cooperation which could influence the success of the procedure in unsedated patients with heart disease  is not well documented. METHODS: Under the cross-sectional descriptive design, 85 target patients were fulfilling the criteria: being Thai national at the age of at least 20-year-old, being performed TEE by the study participant's cardiologists, being able to communicate verbally...
October 5, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
Anders K Nørskov, Charlotte V Rosenstock, Lars H Lundstrøm
INTRODUCTION: Difficult airway management is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Several preoperative risk factors associated with airway management difficulties have been proposed; however, no clear guideline for airway assessments exists. We therefore hypothesised that Danish airway assessment was lacking uniformity. We aimed to examine whether multivariable risk assessment tools and predictors for difficult intubation and mask ventilation were used systematically...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
Shadab Kamal, Qazi Ehsan Ali, Syed Hussain Amir, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Krochi Pal
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Anticipated and unanticipated difficult airways are often encountered by anesthesiologists in their clinical practice. There are various devices available in such situations. We aim to compare King Vision video laryngoscope and Lightwand for their performance as an intubating device in predicted difficult intubation. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, single blind study. SETTING: Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. PATIENTS: Sixty ASA 1 and 2 with Mallampati grade III and IV...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Nguyen Thi Thanh Truc, Chi-Hyeon Lee, Byeong-Kyu Lee, Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) containing chlorine can release highly toxic materials and persistent organic pollutants if improperly disposed of. The combined technique of powder activated carbon (PAC) coating and mild heat treatment has been found to selectively change the surface hydrophobicity of PVC, enhancing its wettability and thereby promoting its separation from heavy plastic mixtures included polycarbonate (PC), polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), polystyrene (PS) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) by means of froth flotation...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Hazardous Materials
Azho Kezo, Rajendra D Patel, Shraddha Mathkar, Sonal Butada
BACKGROUND: We report the management of two patents from the Indian subcontinent with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presenting with anticipated difficult airway. A Macintosh blade was used to secure the airway after using various instruments designed for difficult airway. To the best of our knowledge, no case has previously been reported in which a Macintosh blade was used successfully in patients with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction with a difficult airway. CASE PRESENTATION: Two women (case 1 and case 2) of South Asian ethnicity with extrahepatic portal vein obstruction presented for an elective splenorenal shunt...
2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Irtaza Khan, Arjun B Chatterjee, Christina R Bellinger, Edward Haponik
BACKGROUND: Bronchoscopy is a safe and minimally invasive diagnostic tool, but no studies have reported prospectively on sedation and outcomes in patients with objectively defined obesity. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the study is to determine if obese patients require more sedation or had more procedural complications during bronchoscopy under moderate sedation than non-obese patients. METHODS: We evaluated complications and sedation requirements in non-obese versus obese patients, defined by multiple criteria including body mass index (BMI), neck circumference, abdominal height, and Mallampati scores...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
I Belda, M A Ayuso, X Sala-Blanch, M Luis, R Bergé
BACKGROUND: In 2003 a simple test to detect difficult intubation (DI) in patients underwent laryngeal microsurgery was described. The present study was conducted to validate the test. METHODS: Patients with laryngeal disease scheduled for laryngeal microsurgery were included. The variables evaluated were eleven parameters: Mallampati Score ≥III, thyromental distance <6.5cm, mouth opening <40mm, limitation of the temporomandibular joint, pathological dentition, arched paladet, maxillary deficiency, neck mobility <90°, body mass index, symptoms of laryngeal dysfunction, and tumour of supraglottic region...
September 1, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
Mordechai Shimonov, Pinhas Schechter, Mona Boaz, Ronen Waintrob, Tiberiu Ezri
BACKGROUND: The effect of body mass index (BMI) reduction following bariatric surgery on subsequent airway management has not been investigated. This study aimed to investigate the association between BMI reduction and airway assessment and management measured by Mallampati class (MC) and laryngoscopy grade (LG). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study over 6 years to compare the BMI changes, MC and LG in patients having weight reduction bariatric surgery followed by subsequent surgery...
August 29, 2016: Obesity Surgery
D W Healy, E J LaHart, E E Peoples, E S Jewell, R J Bettendorf, S K Ramachandran, M Kleine-Brueggeney, R Greif, P Schoettker, G L Savoldelli, S Nabecker, L G Theiler
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September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Duraiswamy Sankar, Radhika Krishnan, Muthusubramanian Veerabahu, Bhaskara Pandian Vikraman, J A Nathan
AIM: The aim was to determine the morbidity or mortality associated with the blind awake intubation technique in temporomandibular ankylosis patients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A total of 48 cases with radiographically and clinically confirmed cases of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis were included in the study for evaluation of anesthetic management and its complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Airway assessment was done with standard proforma including Look externally, evaluate 3-3-2 rule, Mallampati classification, Obstruction, Neck mobility (LEMON) score assessment in all TMJ ankylosis patients...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati, Byoung Ho Lee, Yoshiharu Mitoma, Cristian Simion
Simultaneous immobilization of heavy metals and decomposition of halogenated organic compounds in different fractions of automobile shredder residue (ASR) were achieved with a nano-sized metallic calcium through a 60-min ball milling treatment. Heavy metal (HM) immobilization and chlorinated/brominated compound (CBC) decomposition efficiencies both reached 90-100 %, after ball milling with nanometallic calcium/calcium oxide (Ca/CaO) dispersion, regardless of ASR particle size (1.0, 0.45-1.0, and 0.250 mm)...
August 26, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
William B Landry, Bobby D Nossaman
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze previously reported airway risk factors in the performance of Miller laryngoscopy and orotracheal intubation. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Operating rooms. PATIENTS: A total of 978 American Society of Anesthesiologists I-III adults requiring general orotracheal anesthesia for elective surgery. INTERVENTIONS: None. MEASUREMENTS: Nine previously reported airway risk factors used in predicting difficult laryngoscopy, modified McCormack-Lehane views observed during initial unaided Miller blade laryngoscopy, and number of attempts or need for alternate airway tools to facilitate orotracheal intubation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Arunotai Siriussawakul, Sirirat Rattana-arpa, Sukanya Jirachaipitak, Anan Chatsiriphattana, Akarin Nimmannit, Nujira Wong-in
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: There is conflicting evidence as to whether neck circumference (NC) is related to a difficult laryngoscopy in obese patients. The objectives of this study were to determine the performance of the NC in defining a difficult laryngoscopy, and to identify factors predicting a difficult laryngoscopy among those obese patients. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This prospective study was conducted in adult patients with a body mass index (BM) of greater or equal to 30 kg/m² who underwent conventional endotracheal intubation...
May 2016: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, Chotmaihet Thangphaet
Shuncong Wang, Huanhuan Sun, Zhinan Xie, Jie Li, Guobin Hong, Dan Li, Saradhi Mallampati, Xiuling Zhou, Cuiling Zhou, Hongyu Zhang, Zhibin Cheng, Hong Shan, Haiqing Ma
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), accounting for the majority of liver cancer, is a highly aggressive malignancy with poor prognosis and therefore adds up the financial burden. Incidence data of HCC in three decades during 1983-2012 were extracted from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database with incidence rates of 1.9, 3.1 and 4.9 per 100,000 respectively. In addition, to evaluate the survival changes in the same period, a total of 63,640 HCC cancer cases were accessed from SEER database...
July 29, 2016: Oncotarget
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<strong>Objective </strong>To identify the characteristics of anesthesia and perioperative management for ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). <strong>Methods </strong>Totally 63 patients scheduled for single THA in PUMC Hospital from January 1st 2013 to June 1st 2015 were included in this retrospective analysis,among whom 21 patients were diagnosed of AS. The perioperative clinical data included:demographic data,American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) classification,medical history,airway assessment,preoperative laboratory examinations,electrocardiogram,pulmonary function tests,intubation information,operation time,intraoperative intake and output volume,postoperative hospital stay,and postoperative complications...
June 10, 2016: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
Supanigar Ruangsri, Teekayu Plangkoon Jorns, Subin Puasiri, Thitisan Luecha, Chariya Chaithap, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep breathing disorder. Untreated OSA may lead to a number of cardiovascular complications. Dentists may play an important role in OSA detection by conducting careful oral examinations. This study focused on the correlation of oral anatomical features in Thai patients who presented with OSA. METHODS: We conducted a prospective comparative study at a sleep/hypertension clinic and a dental clinic at Khon Kaen University in Thailand...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
Rudrashish Haldar, Shashi Srivastava, Gaurav Misra, Prabhat K Singh
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July 19, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Ahmet Selim Özkan, Mehmet Ali Erdoğan, Mukadder Şanlı, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş, Cemil Çolak
OBJECTIVE: Most dental procedures can be performed with local anaesthesia, however noncompliant paediatric patients, patients with mental retardation or psychiatric disorders, severe anxiety, severe craniofacial anomalies and orofacial trauma may need general anaesthesia. In these patients accompanying central nervous system diseases and airway problems increase the risk of complications. Anaesthesia records of 467 cases of dental surgery performed under general anaesthesia between 2011-2014 is reported with information from the recent literature...
October 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
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