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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148179/clinical-implications-of-de-barsy-syndrome
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Lindsay L Warner, David A Olsen, Hugh M Smith
BACKGROUND: De Barsy syndrome is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by cutis laxa, progeroid appearance, ophthalmic opacification, skeletal malformations, growth delays, and intellectual disability. AIMS: The aim of this case series is to identify the anesthetic considerations in the clinical management of patients with de Barsy syndrome. METHODS: A retrospective case review from 1968 to 2016 was performed at a single tertiary medical center to identify patients with de Barsy syndrome who underwent anesthesia for diagnostic and surgical procedures...
November 17, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141315/-clinical-efficacy-of-one-lung-ventilation-in-treatment-of-children-postoperatively-intractable-atelectasis
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J M Huo, K Bai, Y Q Fu, C J Liu, F Xu
Objective: To investigate the effect of fiberoptic bronchoscope-guided one-lung ventilation (OLV) on treatment of intractable atelectasis in children. Method: This retrospective cohort study was conducted in Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Children's Hospital of Chongqing Medical University from December 2014 to May 2017. Six patients with intractable atelectasis of left lung were included. Three cases were male and three female with the age from 1.5 to 11.0 years. The endotracheal tube was intubated to the left main bronchus for OLV by the guidance of fiberoptic bronchoscopy...
November 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133271/rescue-transtracheal-jet-ventilation-during-difficult-intubation-in-patients-with-upper-airway-cancer
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G Bouroche, C Motamed, J M de Guibert, D Hartl, J L Bourgain
INTRODUCTION: The failure rates of intubation and/or mask ventilation are higher in patients with neck or upper airway disease. To ensure oxygenation, Rescue Trans-Tracheal Jet ventilation (RTTJV) may be used. In this critical situation, a high rate of complications has been reported. The aim of this study was to report RTTJV performed by a jet ventilator with an end-expiratory pressure control in an experienced institution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From a computerised database of 63905 anaesthesia cases, the anaesthetic reports of patients who underwent emergency RTTJV during intubation were studied retrospectively...
November 10, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123875/indications-of-early-intubation-for-patients-with-inhalation-injury
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Shinya Onishi, Akinori Osuka, Yuichi Kuroki, Masashi Ueyama
Aim: For patients with inhalation injury, the indications for early intubation are diverse. The purpose of this study was to identify the most reliable symptoms, physical findings, and medical examinations with which to determine the indications for early intubation in patients with inhalation injury. Methods: We retrospectively collected patient data from medical records. Collected data included age, sex, burn size, symptoms, physical findings, carboxyhemoglobin levels (COHb), and bronchial wall thickness (BWT) determined from chest computed tomography images...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122412/determining-the-role-of-nasolaryngoscopy-in-the-initial-evaluation-for-upper-airway-injury-in-patients-with-facial-burns
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Daniel Freno, James Sahawneh, Sarah Harrison, Tim Sahawneh, Scott Patterson, Steven A Kahn
BACKGROUND: Upper airway injuries can be fatal in burn patients if not recognized, a scenario that causes a significant amount of anxiety for physicians providing initial assessment of burn patients. Early elective intubation is often performed; sometimes unnecessarily. However, some providers employ nasolaryngoscopy for patients presenting with facial burns or signs/symptoms of upper airway injury in order to assess the need for intubation, but this practice is not considered standard of care and may also be unnecessary...
November 6, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117819/role-of-ultrasound-in-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-in-neonates-a-review
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Deepak Sharma, Seyyed Ahmad Tabatabaii, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Tracheal intubation is a commonly done procedure in neonatal intensive care unit and delivery room during resuscitation. The confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) position should be done quickly as tube malposition is associated with various serious adverse outcomes like hypoxemia, right upper lobe collapse, atelectasis, air leak syndromes and esophageal intubation. ETT position can be confirmed by various methods like clinical sign, chest radiography, capnography, external digital tracheal palpation, ultrasonography (USG), respiratory function monitor, video-laryngoscope and fiberoptic devices...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110221/transoral-robotic-surgery-for-oncocytic-ductal-cyst-of-hypopharynx-a-lesion-with-a-high-probability-of-recurrence
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Enrique Cadena, Alfredo Romero-Rojas, Ricardo Guerra, Carlos Pérez-Mitchell
Hypopharyngeal cysts are very uncommon pathology. They are presented in adult people over 60 years. Although oncocytic cysts are benign tumors, an incomplete resection causes recurrence. The symptoms are not specific, but the more frequent are dyspnea and foreign body sensation upon swallowing. Diagnosis usually is under general anesthesia during intubation. A flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy could be insufficient; the trumpet maneuver during this examination can reveled occult cysts. To perform a total resection, the surgeon must have a complete exposition of the operative field...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109646/ludwig-s-angina-in-children-anesthesiologist-s-nightmare-case-series-and-review-of-literature
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Maitree Pandey, Manpreet Kaur, Manoj Sanwal, Aruna Jain, Sunil K Sinha
Ludwig's angina is potentially lethal, rapidly spreading cellulitis of the floor of mouth and neck. The anticipated difficult airway becomes even more challenging when it occurs in children. In children, the larynx is positioned relatively higher in the neck, and one does not have the option for blind nasal intubation or awake fiberoptic, which otherwise is the technique of choice in adult patients. We present the clinical course of 16 children and highlight various problems encountered during the anesthetic management of six children who required emergency surgical drainage under general anesthesia...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107445/-apple-far-from-the-tree-comparative-effectiveness-of-fiberoptic-single-operator-cholangiopancreatoscopy-fsocp-and-digital-socp-dsocp
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Meir Mizrahi, Tawfik Khoury, Yan Wang, Jonah Cohen, Jennifer Sheridan, Ram Chuttani, Tyler M Berzin, Mandeep S Sawhney, Douglas K Pleskow
BACKGROUND: While the fiberoptic single-operator cholangiopancreatoscopy (FSOCP) system has demonstrated efficacy in the diagnosis and management of pancreaticobiliary diseases, the digital SOCP (DSOCP) appears to provide higher resolution digital imaging, however a comparison of these devices has not been established. The aim of this work was to compare the efficacy of FSOCP and DSOCP in biliary stone disease and indeterminate biliary strictures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a prospective cohort was performed in patients undergoing FSOCP or DSOCP demographics included indication, diagnostic yield, procedure time, radiation dose, and complications...
October 26, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106865/benign-rolandic-epilepsy-presenting-like-paradoxical-vocal-fold-motion
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Jennifer H Gross, Mary Bertrand, Keiko Hirose
Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is characterized by vocal fold adduction during respiration. Benign Rolandic epilepsy (BRE) is the most common childhood epilepsy and can cause oropharyngolaryngeal or facial manifestations. A 9-year-old male presented with intermittent apnea lasting 30-60 seconds and presumed PVFM. The patient's physical and fiberoptic exam were normal. He was admitted and found to have episodes of oxygen desaturation, neck twitching, and tongue burning. An EEG revealed focal epilepsy. After starting anti-epileptic medications, he had resolution of symptoms...
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099730/benign-vocal-fold-lesions-update-on-nomenclature-cause-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Matthew R Naunheim, Thomas L Carroll
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The management of benign vocal fold lesions (BVFLs) continues to evolve. This article will review the recent literature surrounding the nomenclature, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of BVFLs, including polyps, nodules, cysts, and reactive lesions. RECENT FINDINGS: The taxonomy of vocal fold lesions has been refined, and it serves as a common descriptive language for diagnosis, treatment algorithms, and reporting of outcomes. Though these lesions are known to be the result of phonotrauma, investigation into inflammatory mediators, apoptosis, and laryngopharyngeal reflux provide further elucidation of their underlying pathophysiology...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097046/detection-of-voice-changes-due-to-aspiration-via-acoustic-voice-analysis
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Young Ae Kang, Jaeock Kim, Sung Ju Jee, Cheol Woo Jo, Bon Seok Koo
OBJECTIVE: Aspiration can occur during swallowing. The present study investigated the feasibility of identifying aspiration risk (AR) via acoustic voice parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total, 165 patients scheduled for a videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) were included. The patients were divided into two groups (AR and non-AR) based on their VFSS results. The AR group, which had ingested materials on or below the vocal folds, included 59 patients (42 males and 17 females)...
October 30, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092747/pediatric-airway-study-endoscopic-grading-system-for-quantifying-tonsillar-size-in-comparison-to-standard-adenotonsillar-grading-systems
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Neha A Patel, Kristen Carlin, Joseph M Bernstein
SIGNIFICANCE: Current grading systems may not allow clinicians to reliably document and communicate adenotonsillar size in the clinical setting. A validated endoscopic grading system may be useful for reporting tonsillar size in future clinical outcome studies. This is especially important as tonsillar enlargement is the cause of a substantial health care burden on children. OBJECTIVE: To propose and validate an easy-to-use flexible fiberoptic endoscopic grading system that provides physicians with a more accurate sense of the three-dimensional relationship of the tonsillar fossa to the upper-airway...
October 29, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29090253/fiberoptic-bronchoscope-and-c-mac-video-laryngoscope-assisted-nasal-oral-tube-exchange-two-case-reports
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Sungmi Ji, Jaegyok Song, Seok Kon Kim, Moon-Young Kim, Sangyun Kim
In cases of multiple facial trauma and other specific cases, the anesthesiologist may be asked to convert an oral endotracheal tube to a nasal endotracheal tube or vice versa. Conventionally, the patient is simply extubated and the endotracheal tube is re-inserted along either the oral or nasal route. However, the task of airway management can become difficult due to surgical trauma or worsening of the airway condition. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy was considered a novel method of airway conversion but this method is not useful when there are secretions and bleeding in the airway, or if the anesthesiologist is inexperienced in using this device...
September 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078671/use-of-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-in-stopping-massive-hemoptysis-at-the-lung-center-of-the-philippines-a-pilot-study
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Armand Gregorio C Sarmiento, Jose Luis J Danguilan, Zenaida M Mariano, Maria Teresa A Barzaga
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to determine the effect of using autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) in patients having massive hemoptysis within a period of one week. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study involving 20 consecutive patients admitted who met the criteria for massive hemoptysis from July to October 2011. After stabilizing the patient, fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) was performed for localization of bleeding within 6 hours from diagnosis...
2017: J Vis Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074128/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-the-use-of-video-double-lumen-endobronchial-tubes-versus-double-lumen-endobronchial-tubes-in-thoracic-surgery
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Jagtar Singh Heir, Shu-Lin Guo, Ronaldo Purugganan, Tim A Jackson, Anupamjeet Kaur Sekhon, Kazim Mirza, Javier Lasala, Lei Feng, Juan P Cata
OBJECTIVE: To compare the incidence of fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) use (1) during verification of initial placement and (2) for reconfirmation of correct placement following repositioning, when either a double-lumen tube (DLT) or video double-lumen tube (VDLT) was used for lung isolation during thoracic surgery. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SETTING: Single-center university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 80 patients who were 18 years or older requiring lung isolation for surgery...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066919/differentiating-vocal-cord-dysfunction-from-asthma
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Andrew Fretzayas, Maria Moustaki, Ioanna Loukou, Konstantinos Douros
Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD)-associated symptoms are not rare in pediatric patients. Dyspnea, wheezing, stridor, chest pain or tightness and throat discomfort are the most commonly encountered symptoms. They may occur either at rest or more commonly during exercise in patients with VCD, as well as in asthmatic subjects. The phase of respiration (inspiration rather than expiration), the location of the wheezing origin, the rapid resolution of symptoms, and the timing occurring in relation to exercise, when VCD is exercise induced, raise the suspicion of VCD in patients who may have been characterized as merely asthmatics and, most importantly, had not responded to the appropriate treatment...
2017: Journal of Asthma and Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29062363/diffuse-idiopathic-skeletal-hyperostosis-persistent-sore-throat-and-dysphagia-in-an-elderly-smoker-male
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Ana Goico-Alburquerque, Beenish Zulfiqar, Ranae Antoine, Mohammed Samee
Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) is rarely symptomatic. However, it can present with dyspnea, hoarseness, dysphagia, and stridor. An 80-year-old chronic smoker male presented with 6-month history of sore throat and progressive dysphagia. Computed tomography of the neck revealed bulky anterior bridging syndesmophytes along the anterior aspect of the cervical spine and facet effusion involving four contiguous vertebrae consistent with DISH. Dysphagia secondary to DISH was diagnosed. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy showed bilateral vocal cord paralysis...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28990962/two-stage-technique-used-to-manage-severe-upper-airway-obstruction-and-avoid-surgical-tracheostomy-a-case-report
#19
Desire N Onwochei, Kariem El-Boghdadly, Imran Ahmad
Severe upper airway obstruction is commonly managed with surgical tracheostomy under local anesthesia. We present a 49-year-old woman with postradiotherapy laryngeal fixation and transglottic stenosis for dilation of a pharyngeal stricture who refused elective tracheostomy. A 2-stage technique was used, which involved an awake fiberoptic intubation, followed by the transtracheal insertion of a Cricath needle and ventilation using an ejector-based Ventrain device. We discuss management aspects of this clinical scenario and the principles by which the Ventrain works...
October 5, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984098/role-of-flexible-fiberoptic-laryngoscopy-in-predicting-difficult-intubation
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Ying Guo, Yufang Feng, Hui Liang, Rubo Zhang, Xiaolan Cai, Xinliang Pan
BACKGROUND: The ability to precisely predict which intubations will be difficult during administration of anesthesia is an importantpart of preoperative preparation. This study's goal is to accurately identify patients who will be difficult to intubate using the number of tracheal rings observed preoperatively by fiberoptic laryngoscopy. METHODS: We enrolled 994 adult patients in our study who required general anesthesia and orotracheal intubation for their elective surgeries...
October 4, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
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