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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785297/determination-of-the-intersegmental-plane-using-the-slip-knot-method
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Makoto Endoh, Hiroyuki Oizumi, Hirohisa Kato, Jun Suzuki, Hikaru Watarai, Akira Hamada, Katsuyuki Suzuki, Kenta Nakahashi, Mitsuaki Sadahiro
Background: Visualization of intersegmental planes in the lung is desirable for precise anatomical lung segmentectomy. We developed the slip-knot method for creating inflation-deflation lines. This study aimed to assess relevant data for thoracoscopic segmentectomy performed using this method. Methods: In the slip-knot method, the objective segmental bronchus is looped with a monofilament thread. One end of the thread is then pulled during temporary bilateral ventilation, causing the knot to slip toward the bronchus...
April 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782482/trauma-patients-are-safe-to-fly-72-hours-after-tube-thoracostomy-removal
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David Zonies, Joel Elterman, Christopher Burns, Vincent Paul, John Oh, Jeremy Cannon
BACKGROUND: Current recommendations for safe air travel following traumatic pneumothorax are 2-3 weeks after radiographic resolution. These recommendations are based on several small observational studies and expert consensus which cite a theoretical risk of recurrence and hypoxia due to decreased oxygen tension at altitude. We sought to systematically study the timing of chest drain removal after traumatic pneumothorax and risk of recurrence in relation to air travel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of consecutively admitted patients who sustained a traumatic chest injury treated with tube thoracostomy over a 5-year period was undertaken...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778994/heart-rate-changes-during-positive-pressure-ventilation-after-asphyxia-induced-bradycardia-in-a-porcine-model-of-neonatal-resuscitation
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Maria Liza Espinoza, Po-Yin Cheung, Tze-Fun Lee, Megan O'Reilly, Georg M Schmölzer
BACKGROUND: The Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) states that if adequate positive pressure ventilation (PPV) was given for a low heart rate (HR), the infant's HR should increase within the first 15 s of PPV. OBJECTIVE: To assess changes in HR in piglets with asphyxia-induced bradycardia. METHODS: Term newborn piglets (n=30) were anaesthetised, intubated, instrumented and exposed to 50 min normocapnic hypoxia followed by asphyxia. Asphyxia was achieved by clamping the tube until severe bradycardia (defined as HR at <u><</u>25% of baseline)...
May 19, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770192/safety-and-efficacy-of-n-acetyl-cysteine-for-prophylaxis-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
#4
Mojtaba Sharafkhah, Ali Abdolrazaghnejad, Nader Zarinfar, Abolfazl Mohammadbeigi, Ali Massoudifar, Sahand Abaszadeh
Ventilator-associated-pneumonia (VAP) is characterized by morbidity, mortality, and prolonged length of stay in intensive care unit (ICU). The present study aimed to examine the effect of N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) in preventing VAP in patients hospitalized in ICU. We performed a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 60 mechanically ventilated patients at high risk of developing VAP. NAC (600 mg/twice daily) and placebo (twice daily) were administered to NAC group ( n = 30) and control group ( n = 30), respectively, through the nasogastric tube in addition to routine care...
January 2018: Medical Gas Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764778/lower-beclin-1-mrna-levels-in-pediatric-compared-with-adult-patients-with-otitis-media-with-effusion
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Kim Sang Hoon, Kim Myung Gu, Shim Haeng Seon, Kim Sung Su, Kim Young Il, Yeo Seung Geun
OBJECTIVES: The role of autophagy in the pathophysiology of otitis media with effusion (OME) remains unclear, particularly regarding the difference between pediatric and adult patients. The present study analyzed the expression levels of autophagy-associated mRNAs in effusion fluids obtained from pediatric and adult patients with OME. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Middle ear fluid samples were collected from 76 pediatric patients and 41 adult patients with OME, and the levels of mRNAs encoding autophagy-related genes were measured using real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction...
April 2018: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764722/middle-ear-disease-in-children-with-cleft-palate
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REVIEW
Tulasi Kota Karanth, Kenneth R Whittemore
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this review is to summarize all aspects of middle ear diseases in children with cleft palate (CP). METHODS: PubMed, Scopus, The Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL) and The Cochrane Library were searched for English-language randomized control trials (RCTs), meta-analyses, systematic reviews and observational studies published through 31st July 2017. RESULTS: Epidemiology and pathogenesis of middle ear diseases in children with cleft palate have been discussed in this review...
May 12, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
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/29757793/technique-utilizing-a-modified-oral-ring-adair-elwyn-tube-to-provide-continuous-oxygen-and-sevoflurane-delivery-during-nasotracheal-intubation-in-an-infant-with-a-difficult-airway-a-case-report
#8
Janice Y Man, John E Fiadjoe, Grace Hsu
Managing the airway of an infant with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) is particularly challenging for anesthesiologists. Patients with PRS have the triad of micrognathia, glossoptosis, and airway obstruction that potentially and frequently leads to difficulty with both ventilation and intubation. Thus continuous oxygenation and spontaneous ventilation during intubation are essential. We describe a new method to deliver continuous oxygen and volatile anesthetic during nasotracheal intubation in an infant with PRS...
May 15, 2018: A&A practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756744/monitoring-the-oxygen-reserve-index-can-contribute-to-the-early-detection-of-deterioration-in-blood-oxygenation-during-one-lung-ventilation
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Wakana Koishi, Motoi Kumagai, Shohei Ogawa, Shuhei Hongo, Kenji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia can occur during one-lung ventilation (OLV), but monitoring blood oxygenation using percutaneous oxygen saturation (SpO2) can be limited by detection latency, and SpO2 sometimes does not change during OLV. The Oxygen Reserve Index (ORiTM) is a novel index reported to detect impending desaturation before this is observed with SpO2 monitoring. This study assessed whether the ORi decreased earlier than SpO2 during OLV and evaluated its correlation with the partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) during OLV...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753496/an-evidence-based-protocol-for-managing-neonatal-middle-ear-effusions-in-babies-who-fail-newborn-hearing-screening
#10
Brittany C Weber, Scott M Whitlock, Kaidi He, Blake S Kimbrell, Craig S Derkay
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prevalence of middle ear disease in infants referred for failed newborn hearing screening (NBHS) and to review patient outcomes after intervention in order to propose an evidence-based protocol for management of newborns with otitis media with effusion (OME) who fail NBHS. METHODS: 85 infants with suspected middle ear pathology were retrospectively reviewed after referral for failed NBHS. All subjects underwent a diagnostic microscopic exam with myringotomy with or without placement of a ventilation tube in the presence of a middle ear effusion and had intra-operative auditory brainstem response (ABR) testing or testing at a later date...
April 12, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753454/response-of-a-local-hospital-to-a-burn-disaster-contributory-factors-leading-to-zero-mortality-outcomes
#11
Eng-Kean Yeong, Ciaran P O'Boyle, Hui-Fu Huang, Hao-Chih Tai, Yen-Chun Hsu, Shu-Yang Chuang, Yu-Feng Wu, Che-Wei Chang, Tom J Liu, Hong-Shiee Lai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the outcomes of a local healthcare system in managing a burn mass casualty incident (BMCI). METHODS: Thirty-three victims admitted to the National Taiwan University Hospital within 96h of the explosion were included in the study. Data were recorded on: patient demographics, Baux score, laboratory data, management response, treatment strategies, and outcomes. Case notes from June 27, 2015 to November 2015 were reviewed with a focus on fluid resuscitation, ventilation support, nutrition, infection control, sepsis treatment, and wound closure plan...
May 9, 2018: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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/29744656/pediatric-pulmonary-artery-rehabilitation-a-review-of-our-experience-and-a-novel-approach-using-bronchial-blockers
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Peter D Winch, Dmitry Tumin, Jeffrey Moore, Samantha J Vizzini, Darren P Berman, Aymen N Naguib
Recent advances in the field of pediatric interventional cardiology have resulted in therapies for patients in need of augmented pulmonary artery (PA) flow. Catheter-based PA rehabilitation can be performed safely but not without the potential risk of pulmonary hemorrhage. When severe, this bleeding has the ability to contaminate the bronchi and trachea, and possibly occlude the endotracheal tube. This can result in a critical inability to ventilate and oxygenate these patients. Herein, we review our institutional experience with pulmonary hemorrhage associated with these procedures and the feasibility of predicting this outcome...
May 9, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
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
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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/29742220/humidification-and-heating-of-inhaled-gas-in-patients-with-artificial-airway-a-narrative-review
#15
Gustavo Adrián Plotnikow, Matias Accoce, Emiliano Navarro, Norberto Tiribelli
Instrumentation of the airways in critical patients (endotracheal tube or tracheostomy cannula) prevents them from performing their function of humidify and heating the inhaled gas. In addition, the administration of cold and dry medical gases and the high flows that patients experience during invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation generate an even worse condition. For this reason, a device for gas conditioning is needed, even in short-term treatments, to avoid potential damage to the structure and function of the respiratory epithelium...
March 2018: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741289/grommets-ventilation-tubes-for-recurrent-acute-otitis-media-in-children
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REVIEW
Roderick P Venekamp, Paul Mick, Anne Gm Schilder, Desmond A Nunez
BACKGROUND: Acute otitis media (AOM) is one of the most common childhood illnesses. While many children experience sporadic AOM episodes, an important group suffer from recurrent AOM (rAOM), defined as three or more episodes in six months, or four or more in one year. In this subset of children AOM poses a true burden through frequent episodes of ear pain, general illness, sleepless nights and time lost from nursery or school. Grommets, also called ventilation or tympanostomy tubes, can be offered for rAOM...
May 9, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741076/monitoring-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-patients-with-severe-brain-injury-on-first-access-to-intensive-neurological-rehabilitation-first-year-of-observation
#17
Gianfranco Beghi, Antonio De Tanti, Paolo Serafini, Chiara Bertolino, Antonietta Celentano, Graziella Taormina
Nosocomial or hospital acquired pneumonia (HAP) is an illness contracted during a hospital stay, generally with onset 48 hours or more after admission to hospital, or within 14 days of discharge from hospital. HAP is divided into subgroups: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), accounting for 86% of hospital acquired pneumonia, and stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP). The incidence of SAP in neurological intensive care units (NICUs) is 4.1-56.6%, in medical intensive care units (MICUs) it is 17-50%, in stroke units it is 3...
May 9, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739649/desaturation-times-between-dogs-preoxygenated-via-face-mask-or-flow-by-technique-before-induction-of-anesthesia
#18
Barbara Ambros, Maria Valentina Carrozzo, Teela Jones
OBJECTIVE: To compare time to desaturation after induction of anesthesia following administration of oxygen via face mask or flow-by for 3 minutes. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized crossover study. ANIMALS: A group of six healthy adult dogs weighing 15.0 ± 3.4 kg. METHODS: Dogs were anesthetized twice separated by 14 days. Intramuscular administration of dexmedetomidine (4 μg kg-1 ), acepromazine (0.01 mg kg-1 ) and butorphanol (0...
April 10, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29733972/application-of-an-inline-dry-powder-inhaler-to-deliver-high-dose-pharmaceutical-aerosols-during-low-flow-nasal-cannula-therapy
#19
Dale Farkas, Michael Hindle, P Worth Longest
Inline dry powder inhalers (DPIs) offer a potentially effective option to deliver high dose inhaled medications simultaneously with mechanical ventilation. The objective of this study was to develop an inline DPI that is actuated using a low volume of air (LV-DPI) to efficiently deliver pharmaceutical aerosols during low flow nasal cannula (LFNC) therapy. A characteristic feature of the new inline LV-DPIs was the use of hollow capillary tubes that both pierced the capsule and provided a pathway for inlet air and exiting aerosol...
May 5, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29728102/stenting-the-eustachian-tube-to-treat-chronic-otitis-media-a-feasibility-study-in-sheep
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Friederike Pohl, Robert A Schuon, Felicitas Miller, Andreas Kampmann, Eva Bültmann, Christian Hartmann, Thomas Lenarz, Gerrit Paasche
BACKGROUND: Untreated chronic otitis media severely impairs quality of life in affected individuals. Local destruction of the middle ear and subsequent loss of hearing are common sequelae, and currently available treatments provide limited relief. Therefore, the objectives of this study were to evaluate the feasibility of the insertion of a coronary stent from the nasopharynx into the Eustachian tube in-vivo in sheep and to make an initial assessment of its positional stability, tolerance by the animal, and possible tissue reactions...
May 4, 2018: Head & Face Medicine
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