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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909609/emergency-difficult-airway-management-in-a-patient-with-severe-epidermolysis-bullosa
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Ahmet Selim Özkan, Gülay Erdoğan Kayhan, Sedat Akbaş, Osman Kaçmaz, Mahmut Durmuş
Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) is a rare disease characterised by vesiculobullous lesions with minimal trauma to the skin and mucous membranes. Bleeding, scar tissue, contractures, oedema and lesions that can spread throughout the body can cause a difficult airway and vascular access in patients with EB. Therefore, anaesthetic management in patients with EB is a major problem even for experienced anaesthesiologists. Herein, we report a case of difficult airway management in a patient diagnosed with severe EB who presented for emergency tracheostomy because of respiratory failure under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899469/emergency-surgical-airways-following-activation-of-a-difficult-airway-management-team-in-hospitalized-critically-ill-patients-a-case-series
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REVIEW
Joseph M Darby, Gregory Halenda, Courtney Chou, Joseph J Quinlan, Louis H Alarcon, Richard L Simmons
INTRODUCTION: An emergency surgical airway (ESA) is widely recommended for securing the airway in critically ill patients who cannot be intubated or ventilated. Little is known of the frequency, clinical circumstances, management methods, and outcomes of hospitalized critically ill patients in whom ESA is performed outside the emergency department or operating room environments. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all adult patients undergoing ESA in our intensive care units (ICUs) and other hospital units from 2008 to 2012 following activation of our difficult airway management team (DAMT)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887736/use-of-clarus-video-system-%C3%A2-in-expected-difficult-airway-in-a-patient-with-rett-syndrome
#3
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/27882541/prediction-of-difficult-mask-ventilation-using-a-systematic-assessment-of-risk-factors-vs-existing-practice-a-cluster-randomised-clinical-trial-in-94-006-patients
#4
A K Nørskov, J Wetterslev, C V Rosenstock, A Afshari, G Astrup, J C Jakobsen, J L Thomsen, L H Lundstrøm
We compared implementation of systematic airway assessment with existing practice of airway assessment on prediction of difficult mask ventilation. Twenty-six departments were cluster-randomised to assess eleven risk factors for difficult airway management (intervention) or to continue with their existing airway assessment (control). In both groups, patients predicted as a difficult mask ventilation and/or difficult intubation were registered in the Danish Anaesthesia Database, with a notational summary of airway management...
November 24, 2016: Anaesthesia
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/27870588/assessment-of-paramedic-performance-on-difficult-airway-simulation
#6
Ashish R Panchal, Geoffrey Finnegan, David P Way, Thomas Terndrup
OBJECTIVE: Airway management is a common, important intervention for critically ill patients in the United States. A key element of prehospital airway management is endotracheal intubation (ETI). Prehospital ETI success rates have been shown to be as low as 77% compared to in-hospital rates of 95%. Given these rates, the use of backup airway devices is a necessary precaution for patient safety. The extent to which paramedics integrate backup airway use into their airway algorithm is unknown...
November 21, 2016: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816155/respiratory-considerations-including-airway-and-ventilation-issues-in-critical-care-obstetric-patients
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REVIEW
Holly Ende, Dirk Varelmann
Critical care management of the obstetric patient can present unique challenges. Parturients who present with respiratory distress can suffer from a multitude of etiologies, and each diagnosis must be pursued as appropriate to the clinical picture. Normal physiologic changes of pregnancy may obscure the presentation and diagnosis, and irrelevant of the cause, pregnancy may complicate the management of hypoxic and hypercarbic respiratory failure in this patient population. In addition to these concerns, both anticipated and unanticipated difficult airway management, including difficulty ventilating and intubating, are more common during pregnancy and may be encountered during endotracheal tube placement...
December 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796837/emergency-ventilation-with-the-ventrain-%C3%A2-through-an-airway-exchange-catheter-in-a-porcine-model-of-complete-upper-airway-obstruction
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Michiel W P de Wolf, Reiner Gottschall, Niels P Preussler, Markus Paxian, Dietmar Enk
PURPOSE: During difficult airway management, oxygen insufflation through airway-exchange and intubating catheters (AEC/IC) can lead to life-threatening hyperinflation. Ventrain(®) was originally designed to facilitate emergency ventilation using active expiration through short, small-bore cannulas. Herein, we studied its efficacy (oxygenation and ventilation) and safety (avoidance of hyperinflation) in a long, small-bore AEC. METHODS: In six anesthetized pigs, the upper airway was obstructed, except for a 100 cm long, 3 mm internal diameter AEC...
October 28, 2016: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27697130/lack-of-national-consensus-in-preoperative-airway-assessment
#9
Anders K Nørskov, Charlotte V Rosenstock, Lars H Lundstrøm
INTRODUCTION: Difficult airway management is associated with an increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Several preoperative risk factors associated with airway management difficulties have been proposed; however, no clear guideline for airway assessments exists. We therefore hypothesised that Danish airway assessment was lacking uniformity. We aimed to examine whether multivariable risk assessment tools and predictors for difficult intubation and mask ventilation were used systematically...
October 2016: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27637970/supraglottic-jet-oxygenation-and-ventilation-assisted-fibre-optic-bronchoscope-intubation-in-patients-with-difficult-airways
#10
Caineng Wu, Jianqi Wei, Qingyun Cen, Xuefan Sha, Qingxiang Cai, Wuhua Ma, Ying Cao
A difficult airway may lead to hypoxia and brain damage. The WEI Nasal Jet Tube (WNJ) is a new nasal pharyngeal tube that applies supraglottic jet oxygenation and ventilation (SJOV) for patients during tracheal intubation without the need for mask ventilation. We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of SJOV-assisted fibre-optic bronchoscopy (FOB) using the WNJ in the management of difficult tracheal intubations. A total of 50 adult patients with Cormack-Lehane grade ≥3 and general anesthesia with tracheal intubation were randomly assigned to either the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or WNJ groups...
September 14, 2016: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629490/is-retrograde-intubation-more-successful-than-direct-laryngoscopic-technique-in-difficult-endotracheal-intubation
#11
Pitsucha Sanguanwit, Thavinee Trainarongsakul, Noppanan Kaewsawang, Kittisak Sawanyawisuth, Yuwares Sitthichanbuncha
BACKGROUND: Difficult airway intubation is an emergency condition both at the emergency department (ED) and in out-of-hospital situations. Retrograde intubation (RI) is another option for difficult airway management. There are limited data regarding the successful rate of RI compared with direct laryngoscopy (DL) intubation, the commonly used method in the ED. METHODS: This study was a randomized, controlled trial. Participants were randomly assigned to either the RI or the DL technique to attempt intubation on a difficult airway mannequin (Cormack and Lehane grades 3-4)...
August 30, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27576447/association-between-off-hour-presentation-and-endotracheal-intubation-related-adverse-events-in-trauma-patients-with-a-predicted-difficult-airway-a-historical-cohort-study-at-a-community-emergency-department-in-japan
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Yuko Ono, Takuya Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Chida, Tetsuya Sato, Hiroaki Kikuchi, Daiji Suzuki, Masakazu Ikeda, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: A reduction in medical staff such as occurs in hospitals during nights and weekends (off hours) is associated with a worse outcome in patients with several unanticipated critical conditions. Although difficult airway management (DAM) requires the simultaneous assistance of several appropriately trained medical caregivers, data are scarce regarding the association between off-hour presentation and endotracheal intubation (ETI)-related adverse events, especially in the trauma population...
2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555208/vivasight-a-new-era-in-the-evolution-of-tracheal-tubes
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REVIEW
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27555177/redesigning-an-airway-cart-using-lean-methodology
#14
Wade A Weigel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Use lean methodology to create a more efficient difficult airway management equipment transport and setup. DESIGN: The 5S steps of sort, set in order, sweep, standardize, and sustain were used to create a redesigned airway cart. The 5S steps provided the framework to separate the needed from unneeded equipment, logical equipment placement on the cart, and a plan to maintain improvements. Simulations were utilized to compare the revised airway cart to the previous airway equipment storage...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27468737/emergency-surgical-airway-management-in-denmark-a-cohort-study-of-452-461-patients-registered-in-the-danish-anaesthesia-database
#15
C V Rosenstock, A K Nørskov, J Wetterslev, L H Lundstrøm
BACKGROUND: The emergency surgical airway (ESA) is the final option in difficult airway management. We identified ESA procedures registered in the Danish Anaesthesia Database (DAD) and described the performed airway management. METHODS: We extracted a cohort of 452 461 adult patients undergoing general anaesthesia and tracheal intubation from the DAD from June 1, 2008 to March 15, 2014. Difficult airway management involving an ESA was retrieved for analysis and compared with hospitals files...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27464648/the-bariatric-patient-in-the-intensive-care-unit-pitfalls-and-management
#16
REVIEW
Carlos E Pompilio, Paolo Pelosi, Melina G Castro
The increasing number of bariatric/metabolic operations as important alternatives for the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes brought several concerns about the intensive care of patients undergoing those procedures. Intensive Care Unit admission criteria are needed in order to better allocate resources and avoid unnecessary interventions. Furthermore, well-established protocols, helpful in many clinical situations, are not directly applicable to obese patients. Indeed, difficult airway management, mechanical ventilation, fluid therapy protocols, prophylaxis, and treatment of venous thromboembolic events have unique aspects that should be taken into consideration...
September 2016: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27449997/a-proposal-for-a-new-scoring-system-to-predict-difficult-ventilation-through-a-supraglottic-airway
#17
T Saito, S T H Chew, W L Liu, K K Thinn, T Asai, L K Ti
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to propose and validate a new clinical score to predict difficult ventilation through a supraglottic airway device. METHODS: The score was proposed from our previously reported derivation data, and we prospectively validated the score in 5532 patients from November 2013 to April 2014. Predictive accuracy of the score was compared by the area under the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve (AUC). We assigned point values to each of the identified four risk factors: male, age >45 yr, short thyromental distance, and limited neck movement, their sum composing the score...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27366527/difficult-airway-management-in-field-conditions-somalia-experience
#18
Ahmet Selim Özkan, Serdar Nazif Nasır
Difficult airway is defined as having the patient's mask ventilation or difficult tracheal intubation of an experienced anaesthesiologist. A number of reasons, such as congenital or acquired anatomical anomalies, can cause difficult intubation and difficult ventilation. Keeping all equipment ready for airway management of patients will reduce mortality and complications. In this case, it is intended that the submission of difficult airway management who encountered in mandibular reconstruction for mandible bone defect repairing with reconstruction plates before at the field conditions in Somalia...
October 2015: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276783/laryngeal-chondrosarcoma-successful-use-of-video-laryngoscope-in-anticipated-difficult-airway-management
#19
Vladimir Dolinaj, Sanja Milošev, Dušanka Janjević
Laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare mesenchymal tumor, most frequently affecting cricoid cartilage. The objective of this report is to present successful video laryngoscope usage in a patient with anticipated difficult airway who refused awake fiberoptic endotracheal intubation (AFOI). A 59-year-old male patient was admitted in our hospital due to difficulty breathing and swallowing. On clinical examination performed by ENT surgeon, preoperative endoscopic airway examination (PEAE) could not be performed properly due to the patient's uncooperativeness...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27276779/airway-management-with-direct-laryngoscopy-in-a-child-with-goldenhar-syndrome
#20
Bibiana Vitković, Morena Milić
Goldenhar syndrome, also known as oculoauriculovertebral dysplasia, is a rare congenital condition characterized by facial, cranial, vertebral, ocular, auricular and cardiac abnormalities. This syndrome is associated with hemifacial microsomia due to inadequate growth of the mandible and vertebral anomaly of the cervical part of the spine. For anesthesiologists, airway management is of great interest because of facial and oral abnormalities such as mandibular hypoplasia and limitation of neck movement. Considering different conditions of Goldenhar syndrome, every patient should be preoperatively evaluated in order to make the plan for the anticipated difficult airway management...
March 2016: Acta Clinica Croatica
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