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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208859/diphtheroids-important-nosocomial-pathogens
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Reshmi Chandran, Dinju Raj Puthukkichal, Ethel Suman, Shashidhar Kotian Mangalore
INTRODUCTION: Diphtheroids are defined as aerobic, non-sporulating, pleomorphic Gram-positive bacilli which are more uniformly stained than Corynebacterium diphtheriae, lack the metachromatic granules and are arranged in a palisade manner. They are usually commensals of the skin and mucous membranes. They differ from C.diphtheriae in biochemical rea-ctions as well as in toxin production. Since, they are usually found as commensals on the skin, they are often considered as mere contaminants when isolated from clinical samples...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203439/evolutional-trends-in-the-management-of-tracheal-and-bronchial-injuries
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REVIEW
Brendan Patrick Madden
Tracheal and Bronchial injuries are potentially life threatening complications which require urgent diagnosis and therapeutic intervention. They typically occur in association with blunt and penetrating chest trauma although they are increasingly being encountered in patients following endobronchial intervention and percutaneous tracheostomy insertion. Their precise incidence is unknown. Presenting features include dyspnoea, stridor, respiratory and haemodynamic compromise, haemoptysis, surgical emphysema, pneumothorax and persistent significant airleak...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199137/patient-and-hospital-characteristics-associated-with-inter-hospital-transfer-for-adults-with-ventilator-dependent-respiratory-failure
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Nandita R Nadig, Andrew J Goodwin, Annie N Simpson, Kit N Simpson, Jeremy Richards, Dee W Ford
RATIONALE: Patients with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure have improved outcomes at centers with greater expertise, yet most patients are not treated in such facilities. Efforts to align care for respiratory failure and hospital capability would necessarily require inter-hospital transfer. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the prevalence and patient and hospital factors associated with inter-hospital transfer of adults residing in Florida with ventilator-dependent respiratory failure...
February 15, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197044/the-impact-of-early-tracheostomy-in-neurotrauma-patients-a-retrospective-study
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Kapil G Zirpe, Deepali Vishnu Tambe, Abhijit M Deshmukh, Sushma K Gurav
BACKGROUND: Although majority of neurotrauma patients require long term ventilatory support but the timing of tracheostomy in such patients is controversial. METHOD: This retrospective study was conducted at a Tertiary Care Hospital, Pune, India. Patients >18 years of age, who underwent percutaneous tracheostomy (PCT) from June 2010 to November 2014 at neurotrauma unit (NTU) of hospital, were included. Patients were divided in two groups according to the timing of tracheostomy, early tracheostomy (ET) group (≤5 days; N=100) and late tracheostomy (LT) group (>5 days; N=64)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195000/prevention-of-tracheostomy-related-hospital-acquired-pressure-ulcers
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Thomas R O'Toole, Natalie Jacobs, Brian Hondorp, Laura Crawford, Lisa R Boudreau, Jill Jeffe, Brian Stein, Phillip LoSavio
Objective To determine if standardization of perioperative tracheostomy care procedures decreased the incidence of hospital-acquired tracheostomy-related pressure ulcers. Methods All patients at least 18 years old who underwent placement of a tracheostomy tube in the operating room from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015, were cared for postoperatively through an institutionally adopted quality improvement protocol. This included 4 elements: (1) placement of a hydrocolloid dressing underneath the tracheostomy flange in the postoperative period, (2) removal of plate sutures within 7 days of the tracheostomy procedure, (3) placement of a polyurethane foam dressing after suture removal, and (4) neutral positioning of the head...
February 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190872/upper-airway-obstruction-requiring-emergent-tracheostomy-secondary-to-laryngeal-sarcoidosis-a-case-report
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Changwan Ryu, Erica L Herzog, Hongyi Pan, Robert Homer, Mridu Gulati
BACKGROUND Laryngeal sarcoidosis is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation of sarcoidosis, accounting for 0.33-2.1% of cases. A life-threatening complication of laryngeal sarcoidosis is upper airway obstruction. In this report we describe our experience in the acute and chronic care of a patient who required an emergent tracheostomy, with the aim to provide further insight into this difficult to manage disease. CASE REPORT A 37-year-old African American female with a 10-year history of stage 1 sarcoidosis presented with severe dyspnea...
February 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188061/evidence-based-guides-in-tracheostomy-use-in-critical-patients
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N Raimondi, M R Vial, J Calleja, A Quintero, A Cortés Alban, E Celis, C Pacheco, S Ugarte, J M Añón, G Hernández, E Vidal, G Chiappero, F Ríos, F Castilleja, A Matos, E Rodriguez, P Antoniazzi, J M Teles, C Dueñas, J Sinclair, L Martínez, I Von der Osten, J Vergara, E Jiménez, M Arroyo, C Rodriguez, J Torres, S Fernandez-Bussy, J L Nates
OBJECTIVES: Provide evidence based guidelines for tracheostomy in critically ill adult patients and identify areas needing further research. METHODS: A task force composed of representatives of 10 member countries of the Pan-American and Iberic Federation of Societies of Critical and Intensive Therapy Medicine and of the Latin American Critical Care Trial Investigators Network developed recommendations based on the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation system...
February 7, 2017: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187797/airway-management-and-mechanical-ventilation-in-acute-brain-injury
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D B Seder, J Bösel
Patients with acute neurologic disease often develop respiratory failure, the management of which profoundly affects brain physiology and long-term functional outcomes. This chapter reviews airway management and mechanical ventilation of patients with acute brain injury, offering practical strategies to optimize treatment of respiratory failure and minimize secondary brain injury. Specific concerns that are addressed include physiologic changes during intubation and ventilation such as the effects on intracranial pressure and brain perfusion; cervical spine management during endotracheal intubation; the role of tracheostomy; and how ventilation and oxygenation are utilized to minimize ischemia-reperfusion injury and cerebral metabolic distress...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185629/the-role-of-adjunctive-procedures-in-reducing-postoperative-tracheobronchial-obstruction-in-single-lung-patients-with-congenital-tracheal-stenosis-undergoing-slide-tracheoplasty
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Akiko Yokoi, Yoshihiro Oshima, Eiji Nishijima
PURPOSE: Congenital tracheal stenosis (CTS) and a single right lung treated with slide tracheoplasty (ST) has relatively high rates of mortality and morbidity. We report a single institution's experience with adjunctive procedures at the time of ST to reduce postoperative tracheal obstruction in patients with a single right lung and CTS. METHODS: With IRB approval, 8 patients with a single right lung and CTS who underwent ST in our institution between 2008 and 2016 were reviewed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181997/inter-center-variation-in-death-or-tracheostomy-placement-in-infants-with-severe-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia
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K Murthy, N F M Porta, J M Lagatta, I Zaniletti, W E Truog, T R Grover, L D Nelin, R C Savani
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the presence and sources of inter-center variation (ICV) in the risk of death or tracheostomy placement (D/T) among infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (sBPD)Study design:We analyzed the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Database between 2010 and 2013 to identify referred infants born <32 weeks' gestation with sBPD. The association between center and the primary outcome of D/T was analyzed by multivariable modeling. Hypothesized diagnoses/practices were included to determine if these explained any observed ICV in D/T...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181947/fiberoptic-guided-blue-rhino-dilator-assisted-dilation-of-postintubation-tracheal-stenosis-a-case-report-about-a-novel-technique
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Nishkarsh Gupta, Prasant Sahoo, Karan Madan, Sachidanand Jee Bharti
Posttracheostomy tracheal stenosis is a rare complication of prolonged tracheal intubation. Treatment modalities that may be used include surgical resection and anastomosis, endoscopic tracheal dilation, laser resection, and tracheal stenting. We describe a novel salvage modality for dilation of a symptomatic tracheal stenosis using a percutaneous tracheostomy dilator wherein rigid bronchoscopic dilation was not feasible and balloon tracheal dilation had failed.
February 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181294/adverse-outcomes-associated-with-postoperative-atrial-arrhythmias-after-lung-transplantation-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Nathan H Waldron, Rebecca Y Klinger, Matthew G Hartwig, Laurie D Snyder, James P Daubert, Joseph P Mathew
BACKGROUND: Postoperative atrial arrhythmias (AAs) are common after lung transplantation but studies are mixed regarding their impact on outcomes. We therefore performed this systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether AAs after lung transplantation impede postoperative recovery. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, and the Cochrane Register were searched to identify studies comparing outcomes in adult patients undergoing lung transplantation who experienced postoperative AAs in the immediate postoperative period versus those without postoperative AAs...
February 9, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180115/airway-management-of-a-post-tracheostomy-stenosis-patient-with-respiratory-difficulty-make-sure-you-have-fibre-optic-guidance-before-administering-a-muscle-relaxant
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Naveen Yadav, Suma Rabab Ahmad, Niraj Kumar, Biplab Mishra
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July 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177327/functional-outcomes-of-supraglottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-treated-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery-compared-with-horizontal-supraglottic-laryngectomy-in-patients-younger-and-older-than-65-years
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C M Chiesa Estomba, F A Betances Reinoso, A I Lorenzo Lorenzo, J L Fariña Conde, J Araujo Nores, C Santidrian Hidalgo
The treatment of supraglottic carcinoma remains a controversial issue. Five accepted surgical and non-surgical oncological treatments have been currently established: standard horizontal supraglottic laryngectomy (HSL), supraglottic CO2 laser microsurgery (TLM), transoral robotic surgery, radiotherapy alone and radiotherapy in combination with chemotherapy. Some studies have shown that complications of head and neck surgeries increase significantly in patients over 65 years compared to younger patients. We designed a retrospective analysis to assess the rate of complications and functional outcomes of patients treated by TLM and HSL in cases of T1-T3 supraglottic squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) in a tertiary University Hospital...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177326/supracricoid-laryngectomy-for-recurrent-laryngeal-cancer-after-chemoradiotherapy-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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C A Leone, P Capasso, D Topazio, G Russo
Residual or recurrent laryngeal cancer after irradiation is a difficult clinical problem with a rate that ranges from 13% to 36% of cases. Supracricoid laryngectomy (SCL) with cricohyoidopexy (CHP) or cricohyoidoepiglottopexy (CHEP) provide reliable oncological and functional results for selected primary and recurrent patients with glottic and supraglottic carcinomas. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the oncological and functional outcomes of patients treated with open partial horizontal laryngectomy types IIa and IIb (CHEP, CHP) in terms of the recurrence of squamocellular cancer of the larynx after radiotherapy failure...
December 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175990/starplasty-tracheostomy-case-series-and-literature-review
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Yehuda Schwarz, Nidal Muhanna, David Raveh, Chanan Shaul, Sarit Shahroor, Uri Peleg, Pierre Attal, Jean-Yves Sichel
OBJECTIVES: The starplasty tracheostomy (SPT) technique has been suggested to reduce the short-term complications of tracheostomy, including accidental decannulation and pneumothorax. The aim of the present study was to conduct a review of key parameters prior to and following treatment of neonates and children with the SPT technique, including indications, complications, perioperative department stay, and overall length of stay in one University-Affiliated Medical Center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children under the age of 18 underwent SPT in a single center between February 2006 and January 2012...
February 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174184/multiple-myeloma-presenting-with-bilateral-ankle-pain-microangiopathy-and-complicated-by-streptococcal-meningitis-and-pneumocystis-carinii-pneumonia
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Louise Dunphy, Neeraj Singh, Elizabeth Keating
Multiple myeloma is characterised by the neoplastic proliferation of a single clone of plasma cells producing a monoclonal immunoglobulin. This clone of plasma cells proliferates in the bone marrow, resulting in extensive skeletal destruction with osteolytic lesions, osteopenia and pathological fractures. Additional disease-related complications include hypercalcaemia, renal insufficiency, anaemia and infection. We present the case of a 64-year-old woman presenting with rapid onset, painful distal symmetrical lower limb weakness and an acute kidney injury...
February 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168558/intravenous-poison-hemlock-injection-resulting-in-prolonged-respiratory-failure-and-encephalopathy
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Douglas Brtalik, Jason Stopyra, Jennifer Hannum
BACKGROUND: Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is a common plant with a significant toxicity. Data on this toxicity is sparse as there have been few case reports and never a documented poisoning after intravenous injection. OBJECTIVES: We present a case of intravenous poison hemlock injection encountered in the emergency department. CASE REPORT: We describe a 30-year-old male who presented to the emergency department after a brief cardiac arrest after injecting poison hemlock...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164411/medical-care-focused-time-study-of-the-care-for-medically-dependent-smid
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Tadashi Matsubasa, Hiroshi Mitsubuchi, Akihiko Kimura, Makoto Shinohara, Fumio Endo
BACKGROUND: Improvements in neonatal medicine and pediatric emergency medicine has led to increasing number of children with severe disabilities requiring medical care, such as tracheal suction, on a daily basis. Most of these children, discharged directly from hospitals to their parents' homes, need home medical support. To provide data for the establishment of appropriate support systems we analyzed the care for such children through a time study conducted at an institution. METHODS: We performed a minute-by -minute time study of the work of 33 staff members in a ward for patients (medically-dependent SMID) requiring frequent medical care over 48 hours in order to analyze patient care...
February 6, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164143/a-predictive-model-for-prognosis-in-motor-neuron-disease
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Mirian Conceicao Moura, Luiz Augusto Casulari, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes
OBJECTIVES: There have been attempts to establish biomarkers for motor neuron disease, without success. The study aim to seek possible markers to be used in the clinical routine evaluation, to optimize timing for palliative interventions. METHODS: A cohort study evaluated clinical, respiratory and neurophysiological variables every 3-4 months across 20 months in 101 patients with motor neuron disease using riluzole. Primary endpoint was death or tracheostomy. The most significant parameters in cox regression analysis created a predictive model...
December 2016: Journal of Neurological Disorders
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