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Ashley J Guthrie, Raymond L Chai
IMPORTANCE: Transoral robotic surgery has revolutionized the practice of head and neck surgery over the past decade, with indications now expanding to include laryngeal pathology. Although laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare entity, trends in otolaryngology literature suggest that it can frequently be managed with conservative approaches. We hope to inspire other head and neck surgeons to consider transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of such tumors so that outcomes data can be collected and studied...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Jessica M Pisegna, James C Borders, Asako Kaneoka, Wendy J Coster, Rebecca Leonard, Susan E Langmore
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of residue ratings on Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES). We also examined rating differences based on experience to determine if years of experience influenced residue ratings. A group of 44 raters watched 81 FEES videos representing a wide range of residue severities for thin liquid, applesauce, and cracker boluses. Raters were untrained on the rating scales and simply rated their overall impression of residue amount on a visual analog scale (VAS) and a five-point ordinal scale in a randomized fashion across two sessions...
March 7, 2018: Dysphagia
Roman Dudaryk, Danielle B Horn, J Marshall Green
A patient with recent jaw reconstruction presented for treatment of postoperative oropharyngeal hemorrhage. Asleep nasal fiberoptic intubation was attempted, but a rare and unanticipated complication ensued: rupture of right facial artery pseudoaneurysm. The difficult airway algorithm was followed up to the point of surgical airway. While nasal or oral fiberoptic intubation is often perceived as the safest approach for management of a difficult airway, we discuss alternative treatment strategies for patients with a facial pseudoaneurysm...
2018: Anesthesia Progress
Jun Sheng, Jaydev P Desai
This paper presents the development of a meso-scale fiberoptic rotation sensor for a shape memory alloy (SMA) torsion actuator for neurosurgical applications. Within the sensor, a rotary head with a reflecting surface is capable of modulating the light intensity collected by optical fibers when the rotary head is coupled to the torsion actuator. The mechanism of light intensity modulation is modeled, followed by experimental model verification. Meanwhile, working performances for different rotary head designs, optical fibers, and fabrication materials are compared...
January 2018: IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters
Ashley P O'Connell Ferster, Tom Shokri, Michele Carr
IMPORTANCE: Paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) is a disorder often misdiagnosed in children presenting with shortness of breath and stridor. In infants, little is known about the clinical course and best approach for treatment of PVFM. This retrospective study assesses the approach to treatment and outcomes for infants with PVFM. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the clinical course of paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM) in infants. DESIGN: Retrospective review...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Iclal Ocak, Gideon Bollino, Carl Fuhrman
Ulcerative colitis can cause inflammation of small and large airways, characterized by mucosal inflammation, tracheobronchial stenosis, bronchiestasis, and bronchiolitis. We present a case of tracheobronchitis and bronchiolitis associated with ulcerative colitis in a 58-year-old nonsmoking man, 17 years after the total colectomy and complete resolution of intestinal findings. Computed tomography demonstrated wall thickening of trachea and left main stem bronchus, and multiple bronchi around the both hilum with mild to moderate stenosis...
December 2017: Radiology Case Reports
Tingdong Li, Xiaoyi Guo, Mingfang Ji, Fugui Li, Han Wang, Weimin Cheng, Honglin Chen, Munhon Ng, Shengxiang Ge, Yong Yuan, Ningshao Xia
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), which is closely associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), is one of the most prevalent cancers in southeast China. Most NPC patients are diagnosed at late stage due to inconspicuous symptoms at the early stage, and the prognosis of these patients is poor. The early diagnosis rate of NPC could be significantly increased by serological screening, but the positive predictive value (PPV) is relatively low. A simple two-step serological screening scheme was established to improve the PPV of the screening strategy and was validated by a prospective cohort...
February 25, 2018: Cancer Medicine
Paul Muhle, Sonja Suntrup-Krueger, Rainer Dziewas, Tobias Warnecke
Varicella zoster virus reactivation is a rare cause of pharyngeal dysphagia with long-term sequelae persisting in most cases. A 76-year-old immunocompetent woman presented with a 4-week history of dysphagia and dysphonia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging displayed a negative finding. Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing showed a severe dysphagia leading to a percutaneous gastrostomy eventually. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed a lymphocytic pleocytosis and polymerase chain reaction amplified Varicella zoster virus DNA...
2018: SAGE Open Medical Case Reports
A S Ozkan, S Akbas
Background: The aim of our study was to compare the hemodynamic responses and adverse events associated with nasotracheal intubation (NTI) using a fiberoptic bronchoscope (FOB) and a direct laryngoscope (DLS) in children undergoing general anesthesia for outpatient dental surgery. Methods: Eighty children (aged 5-15 years) were scheduled to undergo outpatient dental surgery under general anesthesia and of these children those who required NTI were included. Results: NTI was significantly longer in the FOB group (P = 0...
February 2018: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
Giulia Rigamonti, Valentina Bello, Sabina Merlo
For answering the growing demand of innovative micro-fluidic devices able to measure the refractive index of samples in extremely low volumes, this paper presents an overview of the performances of a micro-opto-fluidic sensing platform that employs rectangular, miniature hollow glass tubings. The operating principle is described by showing the analytical model of the tubing, obtained as superposition of different optical cavities, and the optical readout method based on spectral reflectivity detection. We have analyzed, in particular, the theoretical and experimental optical features of rectangular tubings with asymmetrical geometry, thus with channel depth larger than the thickness of the glass walls, though all of them in the range of a few tens of micrometers...
February 16, 2018: Sensors
Yoon Chan Lee, Kyoung Seop Yoon, Sang Yoong Park, So Ron Choi, Chan Jong Chung
Background: The i-gel™ (i-gel) and Laryngeal Mask Airway Supreme™ (LMA Supreme) have been safely used in children. We compared the airway performance of the i-gel and LMA Supreme in infants undergoing general anesthesia. Methods: Sixty infants with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I or II were randomly assigned to place either the i-gel or the LMA Supreme. The size 1 or 1.5 of each airway was selected by the weight of infants. The primary outcome variable was oropharyngeal leak pressure (OLP)...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
Shekhar Kunal, Sudhir Jain, Ashok Shah
Lepidic adenocarcinoma previously known as bronchioloalveolar carcinoma (BAC) is a non-small cell lung cancer with an indolent presentation. Bronchial anthracofibrosis (BAF) is caused by long-standing exposure to biomass fuel smoke often in poorly ventilated kitchen. Middle lobe syndrome (MLS) due to BAF is not uncommon however, lepidic adenocarcinoma then known as BAC, presenting as MLS has been documented only once before in the Polish literature. A 68-year-old never-smoker female with biomass fuel smoke exposure presented with cough and breathlessness...
December 19, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Nicole Pizzorni, Antonio Schindler, Marco Fantini, Andy Bertolin, Giuseppe Rizzotto, Federico Ambrogi, Giovanni Succo, Erika Crosetti
BACKGROUND: Several studies have previously analyzed the relationship between QOL and signs of dysphagia in patients treated for head and neck cancer and have reported heterogeneous findings. To the best of our knowledge, no study has previously investigated this relationship among patients who underwent open partial horizontal laryngectomy (OPHL). The aim of the study is to determine if patient-reported swallowing-related QOL can discriminate between safe and unsafe swallowing in OPHL patients...
February 8, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Eike Plazikowski, Robert Greif, Jonas Marschall, Tina H Pedersen, Maren Kleine-Brueggeney, Roland Albrecht, Lorenz Theiler
OBJECTIVE To compare 6 airway-management devices in 3 isolation scenarios regarding their effect on airway management: portable isolation unit (PIU), personal protective equipment (PPE), and standard protection measures METHODS In total, 30 anesthesiologists working in emergency medical services performed airway management on mannequins in 3 isolation settings using 6 different airway management devices (in random order): (1) standard Macintosh laryngoscope; (2) Airtraq SP-video-laryngoscope; (3) i-gel; (4) LMA-Fastrach; (5) Ambu fiberoptic-aScope; and (6) Melker cricothyrotomy-set...
February 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Ebru Karaca Umay, Fatih Karaahmet, Eda Gurcay, Fatma Balli, Erhan Ozturk, Ozgur Karaahmet, Yasemin Eren, Tijen Ceylan
We evaluated swallowing function in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) with or without dysphagia symptoms using different evaluation parameters and compared the results with those of healthy subjects. A total of 36 patients with MG and 25 healthy volunteers were included in the study. The subjects were classified into three groups; patients without dysphagia (group 1), patients with dysphagia (group 2), and healthy participants (group 3). The presence and severity of dysphagia, the oropharyngeal, pharyngeal, pharyngoesophageal, and esophageal phases were assessed using a screening test, manometric test, electrophysiologic studies [electroneuromyography (EMG)], fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES), and barium swallow pharyngeal esophagography (BSPE), respectively...
February 7, 2018: Acta Neurologica Belgica
Kyle Zanocco, David J Kaltman, James X Wu, Abbey Fingeret, Keith S Heller, James A Lee, Michael W Yeh, Julie Ann Sosa, Cord Sturgeon
BACKGROUND: Some surgeons perform flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL) in all patients prior to thyroid cancer operations. Given the low likelihood of recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) or aerodigestive invasion in clinically low-risk thyroid cancers, the value of routine FFL in this group is controversial. We hypothesized that routine preoperative FFL would not be cost effective in low-risk differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). METHODS: A decision model was constructed comparing preoperative FFL versus surgery without FFL in a clinical stage T2 N0 DTC patient without voice symptoms...
February 7, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
Muhammad Sohaib, Khalid Maudood Siddiqui, Muhammad Faisal Khan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Julian Arevalo Ludena, Jose Juan Arcas Bellas, Rafael Alvarez-Rementeria, Luis Enrique Munoz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Ipek Erdem, Dildar Duman, Selma Eroglu, Meltem Agca, Aykut Erdagi, Hatice Turker, Armagan Hazar
A first case of endobronchial mucosal neuroma with sarcoidosis is hereby reported. A 67-year female patient, who was diagnosed as sarcoidosis previously, was admitted to our hospital with symptoms of dyspnea, chest pain and fatigue. Middle lobe atelectasis and endobronchial lesion were observed in thorax computed tomography (CT). Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed polypoid lesions and histopathological examination of biopsy material showed clustered nerve bundles consistent with mucosal neuroma and non-necrotising granulomas consistent with sarcoidosis...
February 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Reinie Cordier, Renée Speyer, Antonio Schindler, Emilia Michou, Bas Joris Heijnen, Laura Baijens, Ayşe Karaduman, Katina Swan, Pere Clavé, Annette Veronica Joosten
The Swallowing Quality of Life questionnaire (SWAL-QOL) is widely used clinically and in research to evaluate quality of life related to swallowing difficulties. It has been described as a valid and reliable tool, but was developed and tested using classic test theory. This study describes the reliability and validity of the SWAL-QOL using item response theory (IRT; Rasch analysis). SWAL-QOL data were gathered from 507 participants at risk of oropharyngeal dysphagia (OD) across four European countries. OD was confirmed in 75...
February 1, 2018: Dysphagia
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