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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29473105/the-use-of-throat-packs-in-pediatric-cleft-lip-palate-surgery-a-retrospective-study
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B J A Smarius, C H A L Guillaume, G Jonker, A B Mink van der Molen, C C Breugem
OBJECTIVES: Throat packs are commonly used to prevent ingestion or aspiration of blood and other debris during cleft lip/palate surgery. However, dislodgement or (partial) retainment after extubation could have serious consequences. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of omitting pharyngeal packing during cleft lip/palate surgery on the incidence of early postoperative complications in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on all children who underwent cleft lip/palate surgery at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital...
February 22, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468052/prevalence-of-staphylococcus-spp-nasal-colonization-among-doctors-of-podiatric-medicine-and-associated-risk-factors-in-spain
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Sheila de Benito, Luis Alou, Ricardo Becerro-de-Bengoa-Vallejo, Marta Elena Losa-Iglesias, María Luisa Gómez-Lus, Luis Collado, David Sevillano
Background: This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of methicillin-susceptible and -resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA and MRSA) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) nasopharyngeal carriage among Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (Podiatrists) and to determine the potential risk factors. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 2016-2017 among 239 podiatrists in Spain. The presence of MSSA, MRSA, and MRSE was determined by microbiological analysis of nasal exudate and antimicrobial susceptibility was determined...
2018: Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465462/fatal-diesel-poisoning-a-case-report-and-brief-review-of-literature
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Abilash Srinivasa Murthy, Siddhartha Das, Srinivas Bheemanathi Hanuman
Hydrocarbons are volatile substances that are used in routine life activities for cooking or as automobile fuel. Diesel is one of the commonly used automobile fuels obtained from crude oil. Death due to poisoning by diesel is rarely reported. Most commonly affected is the respiratory system either after aspiration or ingestion. The most common presentation is chemical pneumonitis or aspiration pneumonitis from which patient usually recovers. Gas chromatography techniques help in the detection of volatile substances like diesel...
February 21, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29463618/evaluation-of-the-role-of-stat3-in-antibody-and-t-h-17-mediated-responses-to-pneumococcal-immunization-and-infection-using-a-mouse-model-of-autosomal-dominant-hyper-ige-syndrome
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Kristin Moffitt, Elaine Cheung, John Manis, Richard Malley
Loss-of-function mutations in Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 gene ( stat3 ) result in Autosomal Dominant Hyper IgE Syndrome (AD-HIES), a condition in which patients have recurrent debilitating infections, including frequent pneumococcal and staphylococcal pneumonias. Stat3 mutations cause defective adaptive TH 17-cellular responses, an immune mechanism believed to be critical for clearance of pneumococcal colonization, and diminished antibody responses. Here we wished to evaluate the role of stat3 in clearance of pneumococcal carriage and immunity using mice with a stat3 mutation recapitulating AD-HIES...
February 20, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456862/thin-laryngeal-foreign-bodies-in-infants-diagnostic-potential-of-mdct
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Antonella Concerto, Marco Cavallaro, Carmela Visalli, Anna Maria Bagnato, Ugo Barbaro, Ignazio Salamone
A laryngeal foreign body (FB) is a significant, life-threatening event in the paediatric population. Incomplete airways obstruction by a thin, laminar, radiolucent FB lodged in the glottis or supraglottis is a rare occurrence that may present with non-specific symptoms, absence of chest findings, and normal radiographic investigations, resulting in misdiagnosis, delay in diagnosis, or prolonged recovery. We report two cases of 10-month-old male infants, each with a thin radiolucent FB lodged between the vocal folds that was detected with low-dose multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and thin-slice reconstruction...
April 2018: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455825/urgent-surgical-approach-to-mediastinal-cyst-causing-life-threatening-tracheal-obstruction
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Lin Cheng, Ai Huang, Ke Jiang, Shijie Xing, Jianjun Wang, Jun Nie
This case describes an urgent surgical approach to a patient with symptoms of rapid progressive respiratory compromise resulting from a massive mediastinal cyst. To relieve tracheal compression, ultrasound-guided percutaneous fine-needle aspiration was performed as an urgent procedure, which immediately improved the patient's airway obstruction and facilitated double-lumen endotracheal intubation. Methylene blue was injected into the cyst through the puncturing needle and accurately marked the margins of the cyst...
March 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452731/submersion-injuries-in-the-united-states-patients-characteristics-and-predictors-of-mortality-and-morbidity
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Rayan El Sibai, Rana Bachir, Mazen El Sayed
INTRODUCTION: Drowning leads to 372,000 deaths annually worldwide and to severe morbidity secondary to asphyxiation or aspiration. Previous studies described submersion injuries mainly in the pediatric population. This study describes characteristics of patients presenting with submersion injuries to United States emergency departments (EDs) and identifies predictors of poor outcomes (death or long term neurologic deficits) after drowning. METHODS: This retrospective cross-sectional study included ED visits for submersion injuries from the United States 2013 Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) dataset using discharge data (CCS diagnosis codes)...
February 13, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449944/dexmedetomidine-use-during-epiduroscopy-reduces-fentanyl-use-and-postoperative-nausea-and-vomiting-a-single-center-retrospective-study
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Takashi Suzuki, Ryota Inokuchi, Kazuo Hanaoka, Machi Suka, Hiroyuki Yanagisawa
Objectives: Minimally invasive epiduroscopy has recently been reported as an effective treatment procedure for chronic and intractable low back pain. However, no study has determined safe anesthetics for monitored anesthesia care during epiduroscopy. We aimed to compare and evaluate conventional monitored anesthesia care drugs with dexmedetomidine. Methods: A retrospective study including all patients who underwent epiduroscopy at the JR Tokyo General Hospital from April 2011 to March 2016 was designed...
2018: SAGE Open Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447827/a-novel-approach-for-comparing-patterns-of-foreign-body-injuries-across-countries-a-case-study-comparing-european-countries-and-bosnia-and-herzegovina
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Giulia Lorenzoni, Sekib Umihanić, Danila Azzolina, Emiliano Manza, Fuad Brkić, Dario Gregori
OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at analyzing the characteristics of FB injuries from Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H), a rapidly growing newly industrialized country, and to compare them with cases from European countries. METHODS: The analysis is based on FB injury cases included in the Susy Safe registry. Cases from the Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) Clinic, University Clinical Center of Tuzla (B&H) were compared with cases from European countries participating in the Susy Safe project...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447204/comparison-of-viral-infection-in-healthcare-associated-pneumonia-hcap-and-community-acquired-pneumonia-cap
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Eun Sun Kim, Kyoung Un Park, Sang Hoon Lee, Yeon Joo Lee, Jong Sun Park, Young-Jae Cho, Ho Il Yoon, Choon-Taek Lee, Jae Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Although viruses are known to be the second most common etiological factor in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), the respiratory viral profile of the patients with healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) has not yet been elucidated. We investigated the prevalence and the clinical impact of respiratory virus infection in adult patients with HCAP. METHODS: Patients admitted with HCAP or CAP, between January and December 2016, to a tertiary referral hospital in Korea, were prospectively enrolled, and virus identification was performed using reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444701/a-case-series-on-common-cold-to-severe-bronchiolitis-and-pneumonia-in-children-following-human-metapneumovirus-infection-in-sri-lanka
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J A A S Jayaweera, F Noordeen, S Kothalaweala, F N N Pitchai, M L M Rayes
OBJECTIVES: The prevalence of hMPV infections in Sri Lanka has not been reported and here we report a case series of hMPV infection in children less than 5 years. Patients with ARTI were included from Teaching Hospital, Anuradhapura from March 2013 to August 2014. Indirect fluorescence assay was performed on nasopharyngeal aspirates for the identification of respiratory viruses [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), parainfluenza virus 1, 2 and 3, influenza A and B and hMPV]. Moreover, reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was done to further confirm the hMPV infection...
February 14, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443104/absorption-of-nasal-and-bronchial-fluids-precision-sampling-of-the-human-respiratory-mucosa-and-laboratory-processing-of-samples
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Ryan S Thwaites, Hannah C Jarvis, Nehmat Singh, Akhilesh Jha, Andy Pritchard, Hailing Fan, Tanushree Tunstall, Joan Nanan, Simon Nadel, Onn Min Kon, Peter J Openshaw, Trevor T Hansel
The methods of nasal absorption (NA) and bronchial absorption (BA) use synthetic absorptive matrices (SAM) to absorb the mucosal lining fluid (MLF) of the human respiratory tract. NA is a non-invasive technique which absorbs fluid from the inferior turbinate, and causes minimal discomfort. NA has yielded reproducible results with the ability to frequently repeat sampling of the upper airway. By comparison, alternative methods of sampling the respiratory mucosa, such as nasopharyngeal aspiration (NPA) and conventional swabbing, are more invasive and may result in greater data variability...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433478/case-report-of-severe-myocarditis-in-an-immunocompromised-child-with-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection
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Hiroki Miura, Fumihiko Hattori, Hidetoshi Uchida, Tadayoshi Hata, Kazuko Kudo, Masatoki Sato, Tetsushi Yoshikawa
BACKGROUND: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection is common and may be severe among patients with preexisting cardiac anomalies, but direct involvement of myocardial damage is not common in those patients. Additionally, myocardial involvement has been rarely described among immune compromised children. CASE PRESENTATION: A 4-year-old girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who received maintenance chemotherapy in an outpatient clinic developed systemic inflammatory response syndrome...
February 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425465/excess-mucin-impairs-subglottic-epithelial-host-defense-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Jason Powell, James Garnett, Michael W Mather, Faye A H Cooles, Andrew Nelson, Bernard Verdon, Jon Scott, Kasim Jiwa, Marie-Hélène Ruchaud-Sparagano, Stephen P Cummings, John D Perry, Stephen E Wright, Janet A Wilson, Jeffrey Pearson, Chris Ward, A John Simpson
RATIONALE: Aspiration of infective subglottic secretions causes ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in mechanically ventilated patients. Mechanisms underlying subglottic colonization in critical illness have not been defined, limiting strategies for targeted prevention of VAP. OBJECTIVES: To characterize subglottic host defense dysfunction in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). To determine whether subglottic mucin contributes to neutrophil phagocytic impairment and bacterial growth...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424916/role-of-surgical-setting-and-patients-related-factors-in-predicting-the-occurrence-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-after-abdominal-surgery
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V Perilli, P Aceto, P Ancona, R De Cicco, D Papanice, S Magalini, G Pepe, V Cozza, D Gui, C Lai, L Sollazzi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the role of surgical setting (urgent vs. elective) and approach (open vs. laparoscopic) in affecting postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) prevalence in patients undergoing abdominal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: After local Ethical Committee approval, 409 patients who had undergone abdominal surgery between January and December 2014 were included in the final analysis. PPCs were defined as the development of one of the following new findings: respiratory failure, pulmonary infection, aspiration pneumonia, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, atelectasis on chest X-ray, bronchospasm or un-planned urgent re-intubation...
January 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420904/unstable-inflation-causing-injury-insight-from-prone-position-and-paired-ct-scans
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Yi Xin, Maurizio Cereda, Hooman Hamedani, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Sarmad Siddiqui, Natalie Meeder, Stephen Kadlecek, Ian Duncan, Harrilla Profka, Jennia Rajaei, Nicholas J Tustison, James C Gee, Brian P Kavanagh, Rahim R Rizi
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear how prone positioning improves survival in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Using serial computed tomography (CT), we previously reported that 'unstable' inflation, i.e. partial aeration with large tidal density swings (indicating increased local strain) is associated with injury progression. We prospectively tested whether prone position contains the early propagation of experimental lung injury by stabilizing inflation. METHODS: Injury was induced by tracheal hydrochloric acid (HCl) in rats; after randomization to supine or prone position, injurious ventilation was commenced using high tidal volume and low PEEP...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420583/controlled-hypothermia-may-improve-surfactant-function-in-asphyxiated-neonates-with-or-without-meconium-aspiration-syndrome
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Chiara Autilio, Mercedes Echaide, Daniele De Luca, Jesús Pérez-Gil
BACKGROUND: Whole-body hypothermia (WBH) is used to improve neurological outcomes in perinatal asphyxia. Recent studies suggested a beneficial effect of hypothermia for some types of acute respiratory failure. However, no data are available about the biophysical function of human surfactant during WBH. We investigated whether WBH improves surfactant biophysical properties in asphyxiated neonates with or without meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS). METHODS: Non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) has been collected from 10 asphyxiated neonates (2 with MAS, 8 with no lung disease (NLD)) at different time-points (pre-WBH, 24h, 48h, 72h of WBH and post-WBH)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419660/continuous-cervical-epidural-block-treatment-for-intractable-hiccups
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Jung Eun Kim, Mi Kyoung Lee, Dong Kyu Lee, Sang Sik Choi, Jong Sun Park
Intractable hiccups, although rare, may result in severe morbidity, including sleep deprivation, poor food intake, respiratory muscle fatigue, aspiration pneumonia, and death. Despite these potentially fatal complications, the etiology of intractable hiccups and definitive treatment are unknown. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of continuous cervical epidural block in the treatment of intractable hiccups.Records from 28 patients with a history of unsuccessful medical and invasive treatments for hiccups were evaluated...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416730/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-contribute-to-the-pathogenesis-of-acid-aspiration-induced-ali-ards
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Haitao Li, Xiaoting Zhou, Hongyi Tan, Yongbin Hu, Lemeng Zhang, Shuai Liu, Minhui Dai, Yi Li, Qian Li, Zhi Mao, Pinhua Pan, Xiaoli Su, Chengpin Hu
Background: Acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) is a manifestation of systemic inflammation in the lungs, but the factors that trigger inflammation in ALI/ARDS are unclear. We hypothesized that neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) contribute to the pathogenesis of acid aspiration-induced ALI/ARDS. Results: Analysis of bronchial aspirates from ARDS patients showed that NETs were significantly correlated with the degree of ARDS (r = -0...
January 5, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409542/to-eat-or-to-breathe-the-answer-is-both-nutritional-management-during-noninvasive-ventilation
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EDITORIAL
Pierre Singer, Sornwichate Rattanachaiwong
Treating respiratory distress is a priority when managing critically ill patients. Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is increasingly used as a tool to prevent endotracheal intubation. Providing oral or enteral nutritional support during NIV may be perceived as unsafe because of the possible risk of aspiration so that these patients are frequently denied adequate caloric and protein intake. Newly available therapies, such as high-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) may allow for more appropriate oral feeding.
February 6, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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