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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913238/contemporary-ureteroscopic-management-of-renal-stones
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S Proietti, T Knoll, G Giusti
The advancements in the endourological armamentarium and the evolution of ureteroscopes with the advent of fiberoptic first and then digital technology, the introduction of holmium laser lithotripters, together with the increasing number of requests for minimally invasive procedures has ameliorated outcomes, patients' safety and comfort, making the use of flexible ureteroscopy for urinary calculi increasingly attractive and widespread among urological community. Due to its high stone-free rates and low morbidity, flexible ureteroscopy has become a viable option for the treatment of renal stones...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891428/fiberoptic-guided-retrograde-intubation-in-an-anticipated-difficult-airway-revival-of-an-antiquated-technique
#2
Samarjit Dey, Marie Ninu, Md Yunus, Newstar Syiemiong
Retrograde intubation is an invaluable technique which can be helpful in anticipated difficult airway situation. In this advanced era where fiberoptic intubation and video laryngoscopes are in abundant use, retrograde intubation is a forgotten technique. However, it may be useful in various difficult airway situations in this advanced era. In our case the patient had a bitter experience with previous fiberoptic intubation. Owing to that we had planned and performed a fiber optic guided retrograde intubation, where we had kept the fiberoptic bronchoscope in the pharynx keeping larynx and vocal cords in the focus to facilitate the emergence of guide wire through one of the nostrils as well as direct visual confirmation of intubation...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887758/blind-nasal-intubation-revisited-no-longer-a-blind-technique
#3
Prakash K Dubey, Preksha Dubey, Niranjan Kumar, Gautam Bhardwaj, Neeraj Kumar
BACKGROUND: Advancements in airway management have made the practice of blind nasal intubation obsolete. We report on successful blind nasal intubation performed with the help of capnography and real-time ultrasonography in two patients with tempormandibular joint ankylosis. CASE REPORT: Blind nasal intubation was performed in a 12-year-old patient and a 17-year old patient under general anesthesia with spontaneous respiration. Capnography was used as an aid during insertion and dynamic ultrasonography was performed to guide and confirm proper tracheal tube placement...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887736/use-of-clarus-video-system-%C3%A2-in-expected-difficult-airway-in-a-patient-with-rett-syndrome
#4
L España Fuente, R E Méndez Redondo, J L González González
Difficult airway management remains one of the key points in our specialty, as the difficulty or impossibility of tracheal intubation is the main cause of morbidity/mortality attributable to anaesthesia. Rett syndrome is a severe and incapacitating neurological disease. We present the case of a 21-year-old girl affected by this syndrome, with significant psychomotor retardation and difficult airway predictors, who was scheduled to have a laparoscopic cholecystectomy under general anaesthesia. We decided on one attempt of Clarus Video System(®) fiberoptic intubation as primary intervention...
November 22, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884026/-awake-video-laryngoscopy-an-alternative-to-awake-fiberoptic-intubation
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Jana Lohse, Rüdiger Noppens
INTRODUCTION: Awake video laryngoscopy is a novel option in airway management that is drawing more and more attention as an alternative to awake endoscopic guided intubation.Main issues: Intubation under preserved spontaneous breathing is the safest method to secure the expected difficult airway. In direct comparisons to awake flexible endoscopic intubation, awake video laryngoscopy achieves satisfactory intubation times and a high acceptance of patients and anesthesiologists. Specific cases, in particular very limited mouth opening or sub-glottic masses, require awake flexible endoscopic intubation...
November 2016: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880056/bronchial-biopsy-and-reactivity-in-patients-with-chest-tightness-relieved-with-bronchodilator
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Hirokazu Taniguchi, Hideaki Furuse, Yuko Nakanishi, Takeshi Tsuda, Kiyoto Totsuka, Yasuaki Masaki, Kensuke Suzuki, Shin Ishizawa, Hideki Miyazawa
OBJECTIVE: It has been hypothesized that some patients with chest tightness of unknown origin can be successfully treated with a bronchodilator and that they should be diagnosed with chest pain variant asthma. We conducted a prospective study to characterize newly diagnosed patients with chest tightness relieved with bronchodilator use and without characteristic bronchial asthma attacks. METHODS: Eleven patients were registered following recurrent positive responses of chest tightness to inhalation of a ß2-agonist...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878598/implementing-the-free-water-protocol-does-not-result-in-aspiration-pneumonia-in-carefully-selected-patients-with-dysphagia-a-systematic-review
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Anna Gillman, Renata Winkler, Nicholas F Taylor
The Frazier Free Water Protocol was developed with the aim of providing patients with dysphagia an option to consume thin (i.e. unthickened) water in-between mealtimes. A systematic review was conducted of research published in peer-reviewed journals. An electronic search of the EMBASE, CINAHL and MEDLINE databases was completed up to July 2016. A total of 8 studies were identified for inclusion: 5 randomised controlled trials, 2 cohort studies with matched cases and 1 single group pre-post intervention prospective study...
November 23, 2016: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873090/evaluating-the-psychometric-properties-of-the-eating-assessment-tool-eat-10-using-rasch-analysis
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R Cordier, A Joosten, P Clavé, A Schindler, M Bülow, N Demir, S Serel Arslan, R Speyer
Early and reliable screening for oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) symptoms in at-risk populations is important and a crucial first stage in effective OD management. The Eating Assessment Tool (EAT-10) is a commonly utilized screening and outcome measure. To date, studies using classic test theory methodologies report good psychometric properties, but the EAT-10 has not been evaluated using item response theory (e.g., Rasch analysis). The aim of this multisite study was to evaluate the internal consistency and structural validity and conduct a preliminary investigation of the cross-cultural validity of the EAT-10; floor and ceiling effects were also checked...
November 21, 2016: Dysphagia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872470/hereditary-amyloidosis-with-recurrent-lung-infiltrates
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Alberto E Revelo, Crischelle Magaspi, George Maguire, Wilbert S Aronow
BACKGROUND Amyloidosis is a protein conformational disorder characterized by extracellular deposition of amyloid fibrils in extracellular tissue. Lung involvement is most commonly caused by secondary AL amyloidosis. The familial autosomal-dominant senile transthyretin (ATTR) disease manifests mainly as polyneuropathy and restrictive cardiomyopathy denoting the name familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP). Rarely, this form manifests with clinical and radiologically relevant respiratory tract symptoms and lung involvement...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871601/effects-of-low-dose-propofol-vs-ketamine-on-emergence-cough-in-children-undergoing-flexible-bronchoscopy-with-sevoflurane-remifentanil-anesthesia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Tulun Ozturk, Arzu Acıkel, Ozge Yılmaz, Ismet Topçu, Eralp Çevıkkalp, Hasan Yuksel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of low-dose ketamine and propofol on cough during emergence and the recovery period when administered at emergence in children undergoing fiberoptic bronchoscopy for bronchoalveolar lavage (FOBL) with sevoflurane-remifentanil anesthesia. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Operating room, postoperative recovery area. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight children aged 1 to 8 years old undergoing elective diagnostic FOBL...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871600/comparison-of-a-new-visual-stylet-discopo-guided-laryngeal-mask-airway-placement-vs-conventional-blind-technique-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Linlin Zhao, Junfeng Zhang, Quanhong Zhou, Wei Jiang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the ease of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) insertion and fiberoptic view of LMA after placement using the Discopo visual stylet-guided insertion and conventional blind technique. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized controlled study. SETTING: Operating room in a university hospital. PATIENTS: One hundred adult patients scheduled for elective surgery under LMA general anesthesia were enrolled. INTERVENTIONS: Patients were randomly allocated to 2 groups: GLMA group using a visual stylet-guided technique (n=50) and BLMA group using standard blind technique (n=50)...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871545/fiberoptic-guided-intubation-after-insertion-of-the-i-gel-airway-device-in-spontaneously-breathing-patients-with-difficult-airway-predicted-a-prospective-observational-study
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Julian Arévalo-Ludeña, Jose Juan Arcas-Bellas, Rafael Alvarez-Rementería, Luis Enrique Muñoz Alameda
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the viability of performing fiberoptic-guided orotracheal intubation through the i-gel airway device previously inserted in spontaneously breathing patients with predicted difficult airway to achieve a patent airway. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Operating room in a tertiary care hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty-five adult patients with at least 3 difficult airway predictors or difficult airway management history were included...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868188/patency-of-paediatric-endotracheal-tubes-for-airway-instrumentation
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J Elfgen, P K Buehler, J Thomas, M Kemper, S Imach, M Weiss
BACKGROUND: Airway exchange catheters (AEC) and fiberoptic bronchoscopes (FOB) for tracheal intubation are selected so that there is only a minimal gap between their outer and inner diameter of endotracheal tube (ETT) to minimize the risk of impingement during airway instrumentation. This study aimed to test the ease of passage of FOBs and AECs through paediatric ETT of different sizes and from different manufacturers when using current recommendations for dimensional equipment compatibility taken from text books and manufacturers information...
November 20, 2016: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867133/fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-and-remifentanil-target-controlled-infusion-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-hypoxaemic-respiratory-failure-a-descriptive-study
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Saïda Rezaiguia-Delclaux, Florent Laverdure, Talna Kortchinsky, Léa Lemasle, Audrey Imbert, François Stéphan
INTRODUCTION: Sedation optimizes patient comfort and ease of execution during fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB). Our objective was to describe the safety and efficacy of remifentanil-TCI during FOB in non-intubated, hypoxaemic, thoracic-surgery ICU patients. METHODS: Consecutive spontaneously breathing adults requiring FOB after thoracic surgery were included if they had hypoxaemia (PaO2/FiO2 < 300mmHg or need for non-invasive ventilation [NIV]) and prior FOB failure under topical anaesthesia...
November 17, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27850816/1180-flexible-fiberoptic-versus-video-larygoscopy-insights-on-difficult-airway-success-and-complications
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Katelin Morrissette, Jarrod Mosier, Elaine Cristan, Rebecca Milligan, Jeremy Greenberg, Bhupinder Natt, John Sakles, Cameron Hypes
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December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847515/the-ambu%C3%A2-aura-i%C3%A2-laryngeal-mask-and-lma-supreme%C3%A2-a-randomized-trial-of-clinical-performance-and-fibreoptic-positioning-in-unparalysed-anaesthetised-patients-by-novices
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Zanahriah Yahaya, Wendy H Teoh, Nora A Dintan, Ravi Agrawal
Introduction. Manikin studies' data cannot accurately be extrapolated to real-life scenarios and inherent differences in design and materials of newer products may affect their clinical performance. Methods. Hence, we compared the AMBU® Aura-i™ and LMA Supreme™ in this randomized trial involving 100 ASA 1-2 unparalysed anaesthetised patients undergoing minor gynaecological surgery. Investigators had <20 Aura-i insertions. Primary outcome was time to achieve effective ventilation and secondarily insertion parameters, oropharyngeal leak pressures (OLP), fibreoptic positioning, and pharyngeal morbidity...
2016: Anesthesiology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843856/induced-sputum-versus-bronchial-washings-in-the-diagnosis-of-sputum-negative-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#17
Gopathi Nageswar Rao, Mandava Venu, Namballa Usha Rani, Makala Sravani
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most important public health problems worldwide. Detecting patients with active pulmonary TB (PT) is an important component of TB control programs. However, at times in patients even with a compatible clinical picture, sputum smears do not reveal acid-fast bacilli (AFB) and smear-negative PT remains a common problem. This study compares the results of induced sputum (IS) and bronchial washings (BWs) in detecting sputum negative PT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective study conducted from June 2014 to June 2015, comprising 120 patients fulfilling study criteria...
April 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833699/point-of-care-sonographic-findings-in-acute-upper-airway-edema
#18
Michael Schick, Kendra Grether-Jones
We describe a case where a patient presented with acute angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor (ACE-I) induced angioedema without signs or symptoms of upper airway edema beyond lip swelling. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) was used as an initial diagnostic test and identified left-sided subglottic upper airway edema that was immediately confirmed with indirect fiberoptic laryngoscopy. ACE-I induced angioedema and the historical use of ultrasound in evaluation of the upper airway is briefly discussed. To our knowledge, POCUS has not been used to identify acute upper airway edema in the emergency setting...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833498/unusual-case-of-inhaled-metallic-dental-bur-during-dental-procedure-in-a-healthy-adult
#19
W M Hajjar, R S Aljurayyad, N I Al-Jameel, I S Shaheen, S A Al-Nassar
Bronchial foreign body aspiration (BFBA) is not a rare incident in children. It can be managed successfully with flexible bronchoscopy in most of the cases, except for some cases, which require rigid bronchoscopy or even surgical intervention such as thoracotomy. Here, we report an unusual case of BFBA of metallic dental bur in a healthy 24-year-old dental nurse assistant, who was herself undergoing a dental procedure to remove dental caries, and suddenly the foreign body which was "diamond metallic dental bur" has slipped into her mouth and was aspirated to the bronchial tree...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828867/a-simple-blind-placement-of-the-left-sided-double-lumen-tubes
#20
Zhi Jun Zong, Qi Ying Shen, Yao Lu, Yuan Hai Li
One-lung ventilation (OLV) has been commonly provided by using a double-lumen tube (DLT). Previous reports have indicated the high incidence of inappropriate DLT positioning in conventional maneuvers.After obtaining approval from the medical ethics committee of First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University and written consent from patients, 88 adult patients belonging to American society of anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status grade I or II, and undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring a left-side DLT for OLV were enrolled in this prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled study...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
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