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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822609/transient-vocal-cord-paralysis-following-central-venous-hemodialysis-catheter-insertion
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Gül Pamukçu Günaydın, Selahattin Gürü, Elif Aslan Taş, Fatih Tanrıverdi, Gülhan Kurtoğlu Çelik
In this article, we present a case of recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy not caused by nerve injury but due to local anesthetic infiltration that was applied prior to central venous catheterization. A 47-year-old female patient was admitted to emergency room with fatigue and nausea and was diagnosed with acute renal failure. Right jugular venous catheterization was performed for emergency hemodialysis with Seldinger technique using middle approach. Within minutes and immediately after the procedure the patient complained of hoarseness and shortness of breath, and she had stridor in her physical exam...
August 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822020/polysomnographic-determinants-of-requirement-for-advanced-positive-pressure-therapeutic-options-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Anupama Gupta, Garima Shukla
BACKGROUND: A small percentage of adult patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been recognized to be extraordinarily difficult to treat with conventional continuous or Bi-level positive airway pressure (together referred to as PAP) therapy. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics, which may help predict the requirement for advanced therapeutic options for OSA. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PAP titration at our sleep laboratory over a 2-year period were included...
August 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816881/the-shikani-optical-stylet-as-an-alternative-to-awake-fiberoptic-intubation-in-patients-at-risk-of-secondary-cervical-spine-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rabab S S Mahrous, Aly M M Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Conventional intubation of the trachea and consequent prone positioning of anesthetized patients with cervical spine instability may result in secondary neurological injury. Historically, flexible fiberoptics used to be the chief choice for patients presenting with cervical spine instability surgery with difficult airway. Recently, the rigid optical stylets have shown promise in assisting difficult intubations. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to compare the efficacy of Shikani optical stylet (SOS) with the flexible fiberscope for awake intubation in patients with cervical spine instability...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813613/methacholine-challenge-comparison-of-airway-responsiveness-produced-by-a-vibrating-mesh-nebulizer-versus-a-jet-nebulizer
#4
Christianne M Blais, Donald W Cockcroft, Justine Veilleux, Marie-Ève Boulay, Louis-Philippe Boulet, Gail M Gauvreau, Tara X Scime, Richard M Watson, Paul M O'Byrne, Beth E Davis
BACKGROUND: The latest methacholine challenge testing (MCT) guidelines published by the European Respiratory Society recommend the characterization of nebulizers before their use in clinics and research. Such investigations are necessary for accurately determining the provocative dose of methacholine causing a 20% fall in FEV1 (PD20) delivered by a given device. The standard English Wright (Wright) jet nebulizer recommended in the 1999 guidelines by the American Thoracic Society has become difficult to obtain and possesses some characteristics that complicate the calculation of dose delivery from this device (e...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810278/-infections-in-patients-with-home-ventilation
#5
Christian Giesa, Fabian Wolter, Santiago Ewig
In patients with home ventilation, there is a markedly higher probability for lower respiratory infections or pneumonia and severe courses due to comorbidity. Tracheobronchitis and pneumonia are often difficult to distinguish. Tracheobronchitis with pronounced secretion which can't be controlled otherwise can be an indication for antimicrobial therapy.There are no data available in order to establish a recommendation for the initial empiric calculated antimicrobial therapy in patients with home ventilation...
August 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801782/common-pediatric-medical-emergencies-in-office-practice
#6
Bharat Mehra, Suresh Gupta
General Practitioners frequently see children with medical conditions that may evolve into an emergency if not promptly attended to. The most common emergencies encountered in pediatric office practice are respiratory distress, dehydration, anaphylaxis, seizures and trauma. Assessment of children is sometimes difficult as the signs and symptoms might be subtle and not markedly expressed. Also, normal value of vital signs vary with age, thus their interpretation requires discrete knowledge of age appropriate values...
August 12, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797305/improved-success-rates-using-videolaryngoscopy-in-unexperienced-users-a-randomized-crossover-study-in-airway-manikins
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Hendrik Eismann, Lion Sieg, Nicola Etti, Lars Friedrich, Christian Schröter, Philipp Mommsen, Christian Krettek, Christian Zeckey
BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopy has been proven to be a safe procedure managing difficult airways in the hands of airway specialists. Information about the success rates in unexperienced users of videolaryngoscopy compared to conventional laryngoscopy is sparse. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate if there might be more success in securing an airway if the unexperienced provider is using a videolaryngoscope in simulated airways in a randomized manikin study. Differences between commonly used videolaryngoscopes were elucidated...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793002/laryngeal-tube-suction-for-airway-management-during-in-hospital-emergencies
#8
Haitham Mutlak, Christian Friedrich Weber, Dirk Meininger, Colleen Cuca, Kai Zacharowski, Christian Byhahn, Richard Schalk
OBJECTIVE: The role of supraglottic airway devices in emergency airway management is highlighted in international airway management guidelines. We evaluated the application of the new generation laryngeal tube suction (LTS-II/LTS-D) in the management of in-hospital unexpected difficult airway and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. METHODS: During a seven-year period, patients treated with a laryngeal tube who received routine anesthesia and had an unexpected difficult airway (Cormack Lehane Grade 3-4), who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation outside the operating room and had a difficult airway were evaluated...
July 2017: Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781848/successful-difficult-airway-management-of-a-child-with-coffin-siris-syndrome
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Ahmet Selim Ozkan, Sedat Akbas, Mehmet Ridvan Yalin, Emine Ozdemir, Zeynep Koylu
Management of airway in patients who have Coffin-Siris syndrome (CSS) is often problematic because most of these patients have difficult airway. NTI via C-MAC VL is an useful alternative to direct laryngoscope for orotracheal intubation in airway and anesthetic management in a case of CSS. Alternative airway devices should be readily available.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781841/perioperative-airway-management-of-a-16-year-old-boy-with-progressive-airway-obstruction-due-to-juvenile-nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma
#10
Kei Kamiyama, Maiko Satomoto, Kotaro Minami, Yukiko Baba, Koshi Makita
Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma (JNA) involves difficult anesthetic management because of the risk of massive bleeding, while airway management is rarely a problem in JNA. This report presents an unusual case of JNA causing airway obstruction.
August 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780895/the-use-of-pulmonary-clearance-medications-in-the-acutely-ill-patient
#11
Michael F Papacostas, Peter Luckett, Susan Hupp
Retention of airway secretions occurs in disease, leading to airway plugging, atelectasis, and worsened respiratory mechanics, making airway clearance an important therapeutic target. Areas Covered: Many medications designed to enhance clearance of airway secretions are available. We will review the medications available to enhance airway clearance, their mechanisms of action, and the evidence available for their use in acutely ill patients. Expert Commentary: In the cystic fibrosis (CF) population, beneficial effects have been shown in pulmonary function with the use of some of these agents...
August 7, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776555/induction-of-anesthesia-with-dexmedetomidine-and-sevoflurane-for-a-pediatric-difficult-airway
#12
Ling-Xin Wei, Xiao-Ming Deng, Jing-Hu Sui, Lei Wang
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August 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775071/the-acute-effects-of-long-acting-bronchodilators-on-small-airways-detected-in-copd-patients-by-single-breath-n2-test-and-lung-p-v-curve
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Matteo M Pecchiari, Pierachille Santus, Dejan Radovanovic, Edgardo Giacomo D'Angelo
Small airways represent the key factor of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) pathophysiology. The effect of different classes of bronchodilators on small airways is still poorly understood and difficult to assess. Hence, the acute effects of tiotropium (18 µg) and indacaterol (150 µg) on closing volume (CV) and ventilation inhomogeneity were investigated and compared in 51 stable patients (mean age (SD): 70±7 years; 82% males) with moderate to very severe COPD. Patients underwent body-plethysmography, arterial blood gas-analysis, tidal expiratory flow limitation (EFL), dyspnea assessment, and simultaneous recording of single breath nitrogen test (SBN) and transpulmonary pressure-volume curve (PL-V), before and one hour after drug administration...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771680/safety-and-efficacy-of-rescue-flexible-bronchoscopic-intubation-using-the-bentson-floppy-tip-guidewire-via-a-supraglottic-airway-in-critically-ill-children
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D Cross, A Nyman, P James, A Durward
Difficulty in tracheal intubation in paediatric intensive care patients is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Delays to intubation and interruption to oxygenation and ventilation are poorly tolerated. We developed a safe and atraumatic tracheal intubation technique. A floppy-tipped guidewire and airway exchange catheter were placed to a pre-determined length under bronchoscopic guidance while oxygenation and ventilation was maintained via a supraglottic airway device (SAD). We performed a retrospective review of this technique on patients who were either known to have or who had an unexpected difficultly in intubation...
August 3, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767471/high-flow-nasal-oxygen-in-patient-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-undergoing-awake-craniotomy-a-case-report
#15
Jaclyn W M Wong, Amy H S Kong, Sau Yee Lam, Peter Y M Woo
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea are frequently considered unsuitable candidates for awake craniotomy due to anticipated problems with oxygenation, ventilation, and a potentially difficult airway. At present, only a handful of such accounts exist in the literature. Our report describes the novel use of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy for a patient with moderate obstructive sleep apnea who underwent an awake craniotomy under deep sedation. The intraoperative application of high-flow nasal oxygen therapy achieved satisfactory oxygenation, maintained the partial carbon dioxide pressure within a reasonable range even during periods of deep sedation, permitted responsive patient monitoring during mapping, and provided excellent patient and surgeon satisfaction...
August 1, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766039/fungal-and-bacterial-diversity-of-airway-microbiota-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-concordance-between-conventional-methods-and-ultra-deep-sequencing-and-their-practical-use-in-the-clinical-laboratory
#16
Françoise Botterel, Cécile Angebault, Odile Cabaret, Franziska A Stressmann, Jean-Marc Costa, Frédéric Wallet, Benoit Wallaert, Kenneth Bruce, Laurence Delhaes
Given the complexity of the airway microbiota in the respiratory tract of cystic fibrosis (CF) patients, it seems crucial to compile the most exhaustive and exact list of the microbial communities inhabiting CF airways. The aim of the present study was to compare the bacterial and fungal diversity of sputa from adult CF patients during non-exacerbation period by culture-based and molecular methods, and ultra-deep-sequencing (UDS). Sputum samples from four CF patients were cultured and analysed by DNA extractions followed by terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism analysis through resolution of bacterial ribosomal gene (rDNA) fragments, and cloning plus sequencing of part of fungal rRNA genes...
August 1, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763154/best-practices-in-peri-operative-management-of-patients-with-skeletal-dysplasias
#17
Klane K White, Viviana Bompadre, Michael J Goldberg, Michael B Bober, Tae-Joon Cho, Julie E Hoover-Fong, Melita Irving, William G Mackenzie, Shawn E Kamps, Cathleen Raggio, Gregory J Redding, Samantha S Spencer, Ravi Savarirayan, Mary C Theroux
Patients with skeletal dysplasia frequently require surgery. This patient population has an increased risk for peri-operative complications related to the anatomy of their upper airway, abnormalities of tracheal-bronchial morphology and function; deformity of their chest wall; abnormal mobility of their upper cervical spine; and associated issues with general health and body habitus. Utilizing evidence analysis and expert opinion, this study aims to describe best practices regarding the peri-operative management of patients with skeletal dysplasia...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757825/sternomental-distance-and-sternomental-displacement-as-predictors-of-difficult-laryngoscopy-and-intubation-in-adult-patients
#18
Smita Prakash, Parul Mullick, Shyam Bhandari, Amitabh Kumar, Anoop Raj Gogia, Rajvir Singh
BACKGROUND: Several morphometric airway measurements have been used to predict difficult laryngoscopy (DL). This study evaluated sternomental distance (SMD) and sternomental displacement (SMDD, difference between SMD measured in neutral and extended head position), as predictors of DL and difficult intubation (DI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 610 adult patients scheduled to receive general anesthesia with tracheal intubation. SMD, SMDD, physical, and airway characteristics were measured...
July 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753704/-sleep-apnea-and-mechanical-ventilation-impact-on-clinical-course-and-perioperative-management
#19
S Keymel, S Krüger, S Steiner
There is a high prevalence of sleep related breathing disorders in critical ill patients and in perioperative settings. Nevertheless, less is known about their impact on clinical course and therapeutic strategies in this context. Intensive care physicians should be aware of difficult airway, weaning- and post-extubation failure and negative impact of SRBD on hemodynamics. Sedatives and analgetics might worsen SRBD and their use should be restricted as far as possible, furthermore the use of NIV might be beneficial...
July 28, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748861/current-evidences-for-the-use-of-uescope-in-airway-management
#20
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Fu-Shan Xue, Ben-Quan Yang, Ya-Yang Liu, Hui-Xian Li, Gui-Zhen Yang
OBJECTIVE: UEscope is a new angulated videolaryngoscope (VL). This review aimed to describe the features of UEscope and provide clinical evidences regarding the efficacy and safety of this video device in adult tracheal intubation and its roles in airway management teaching. DATA SOURCES: The Wan Fang Data, CNKI, PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Google Scholar were searched for relevant English and Chinese articles published up to January 15, 2017, using the following keywords: "HC video laryngoscope", "UE videolaryngoscope", "video laryngoscope", and "videolaryngoscopy"...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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