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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328747/critical-incident-analysis-equip-to-avoid-failure
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Naomi Potts, Daphne Se Martin, Leontia Hoy
This work is set in the context of perioperative practice in difficult airway management. It integrates a root cause analysis and fish bone technique to investigate a critical incident in temporary yet crucial equipment failure. Risk management and incident reporting is analysed alongside human factors in the operating theatre environment. Finally, recommendations for risk reduction, vigilance and checking vital airway equipment are made in anaesthetic practice.
April 2017: Journal of Perioperative Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311012/anesthetic-management-of-mosaic-turner-s-syndrome-posted-for-elective-cesarean-delivery-after-spontaneous-pregnancy
#2
K Kalopita, L Michala, C Theofanakis, D Valsamidis
Turner's syndrome, one of the most common sex chromosome abnormalities in females, is caused by loss of part or all of an X chromosome. We report a case of mosaic Turner's syndrome, posted for elective cesarean delivery under low-dose sequential combined spinal epidural anesthesia. The unique features of this case were the combination of an anticipated difficult airway and both short stature and scoliosis in the lumbar region. A titrated combined spinal-epidural technique was performed in order to avoid hemodynamic instability, which could have been exacerbated in the presence of cardiovascular deformities that accompany this syndrome in many cases...
November 26, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299973/how-anaesthesiologists-understand-difficult-airway-guidelines-an-interview-study
#3
Kati Knudsen, Ulrika Pöder, Ulrica Nilsson, Marieann Högman, Anders Larsson, Jan Larsson
BACKGROUND: In the practice of anaesthesia, clinical guidelines that aim to improve the safety of airway procedures have been developed. The aim of this study was to explore how anaesthesiologists understand or conceive of difficult airway management algorithms. METHODS: A qualitative phenomenographic design was chosen to explore anaesthesiologists' views on airway algorithms. Anaesthesiologists working in three hospitals were included. Individual face-to-face interviews were conducted...
January 4, 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291467/obstructive-sleep-apnea-as-a-risk-factor-associated-with-difficult-airway-management-a-narrative-review
#4
Siaw May Leong, Akhilesh Tiwari, Frances Chung, David T Wong
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and difficult airway had been studied in various clinical trials but the relationship between the two conditions has not been clearly established. The objective of this narrative review is to determine if OSA is a risk factor associated with difficult airway. DESIGN: The OVID Medline in process, Medline (vis Pub Med), EMBASE, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Web of Science and SCOPUS were searched up to April 2016 using specific keywords...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286529/unanticipated-difficult-airway-management-in-children-the-consensus-statement-of-the-paediatric-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-care-section-and-the-airway-management-section-of-the-polish-society-of-anaesthesiology-and-intensive-therapy-and-the-polish-so
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Wojciech Walas, Dawid Aleksandrowicz, Maria Borszewska-Kornacka, Tomasz Gaszyński, Ewa Helwich, Marek Migdał, Andrzej Piotrowski, Grażyna Siejka, Tomasz Szczapa, Alicja Bartkowska-Śniatkowska
Tracheal intubation may be defined as an artificial airway established in order to provide mechanical ventilation of the lungs during surgical procedures under general anaesthesia, treatment in an intensive care unit, as well as in emergency situations. Difficulties encountered during intubation may cause hypoxia, hypoxic brain injury and, in extreme situations, may result in the patient's death. There may be unanticipated and anticipated difficult airway. Children form a specific group of patients as there are significant differences in both anatomy and physiology...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284883/anesthetic-issues-and-difficult-airway-management-in-a-case-of-grisel-s-syndrome
#6
Ajit Gupta, Jay Prakash, Pawan Kumar, Niraj Narain Singh
Grisel's syndrome is a nontraumatic subluxation of atlanto-axial joint which is associated with inflammatory conditions of head and neck and occurs primarily in children. Anesthetic management is such cases constitute a multitude of challenges, especially related to the airway management. We presented here a case of 16-year-old male child weighing 23 kg, came to our hospital for the treatment of torticollis who was previously treated with intravenous antibiotics for rhinopharyngitis and diagnosed as a case of Grisel's syndrome...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245289/perioperative-management-of-a-patient-with-coffin-lowry-syndrome-complicated-by-severe-obesity-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#7
Mikako Hirakawa, Tasuku Nishihara, Kazuo Nakanishi, Sakiko Kitamura, Sonoko Fujii, Keizo Ikemune, Kentaro Dote, Yasushi Takasaki, Toshihiro Yorozuya
RATIONALE: Coffin-Lowry syndrome (CLS) is a rare inherited disease with specific clinical features, such as mental retardation, facial dysmorphism, and cardiac abnormality. In particular, the characteristic facial features of CLS, including retrognathia and large tongue, are associated with difficult ventilation and/or intubation, which is a serious problem of anesthesia management. However, case reports on anesthesia management of CLS are very limited as there are only two published English reports till date...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217156/air-q%C3%A2-versus-lma-fastrach%C3%A2-for-fiberoptic-guided-intubation-a-randomized-cross-over-manikin-trial
#8
M Portas, M I Canal, M Barrio, M Alonso, P Cabrerizo, M López-Gil, M Zaballos
INTRODUCTION: Airway management is still a major cause of anesthesia-associated morbidity and mortality. Supraglottic devices are recommended in difficult airway management guidelines. The aim of this study was to compare the performance of the Air-Q® and the LMA Fastrach™ for fiberoptic guided tracheal intubation. METHODS: Thirty-three anesthesia trainees participated in this randomized crossover study. Time to insert the dedicated airways (insertion of the airway into the manikin and delivery of two breaths), time to tracheal intubation (fiberoptic-guided tracheal intubation), time to remove the dedicated airway (removal of the Air-Q®/LMA Fastrach™ over the tracheal tube) and the opinion of the ease of use of the anesthesia trainees were measured...
December 4, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194060/cervical-deformity-and-potential-difficult-airway-management-in-klippel-feil-syndrome
#9
Mamta Chura, Nadine Odo, Edward Foley, Vaibhav Bora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189274/lung-isolation-in-the-patient-with-a-difficult-airway
#10
Stephen R Collins, Brian J Titus, Javier H Campos, Randal S Blank
One-lung ventilation is routinely used to facilitate exposure for thoracic surgical procedures and can be achieved via several lung isolation techniques. The optimal method for lung isolation depends on a number of factors that include (1) the indication for lung isolation, (2) anatomic features of the upper and lower airway, (3) availability of equipment and devices, and (4) the anesthesiologist's proficiency and preferences. Though double-lumen endobronchial tubes (DLTs) are most commonly utilized to achieve lung isolation, the use of endobronchial blockers offer advantages in patients with challenging airway anatomy...
November 17, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29183351/thyroid-gland-hemorrhage-after-blunt-neck-trauma-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
Johannes Lemke, Markus N Schreiber, Doris Henne-Bruns, Gregor Cammerer, Andreas Hillenbrand
BACKGROUND: Thyroid hemorrhage is considered to be an uncommon complication following blunt trauma to the neck. This condition is potentially life-threatening due to airway compression and may therefore require emergency airway management and surgical intervention in some cases. CASE PRESENTATION: We present the case of a 52-year-old woman who experienced a traumatic thyroid gland rupture (right lobe) with subsequent active arterial bleeding from branches of the inferior thyroid artery...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176376/anticipated-and-unanticipated-difficult-airway-management
#12
Zeping Xu, Wuhua Ma, Douglas L Hester, Yandong Jiang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Management of difficult airway is far from optimal despite of continuous progress in science and technology. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current research in the field and bring readers up to date. RECENT FINDINGS: New technologies for intubation make providers more confident to handle difficult airways, but there is lack of evidence indicating the reduction in incidence of 'cannot intubate cannot ventilate (CICV)'. Optimization of mask ventilation should reduce the incidence of difficult mask ventilation but it is greatly underappreciated...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159491/-algorithm-for-securing-an-unexpected-difficult-airway-user-analysis-on-a-simulator
#13
T Ott, K Truschinski, M Kriege, M Naß, S Herrmann, V Ott, S Sellin
BACKGROUND: Critical incidents in difficult airway management are still a main contributory factor for perioperative morbidity and mortality. Many national associations have developed algorithms for management of these time critical events. For implementation of these algorithms the provision of technical requirements and procedure-related training are essential. Severe airway incidents are rare events and clinical experience of the individual operators is limited; therefore, simulation is an adequate instrument for training and evaluating difficult airway algorithms...
November 20, 2017: Der Anaesthesist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063583/infrared-red-intubation-system-irris-guided-flexile-videoscope-assisted-difficult-airway-management
#14
M S Kristensen, E Fried, P Biro
BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation with a flexible scope is a cornerstone technique in patients with severely difficult airways, but may fail. We report on a technique, Infrared Red Intubation System (IRRIS), that seems to facilitate the identification of the glottis. METHODS: The IRRIS is placed over the patient's cricothyroid membrane and emits blinking infrared light through the patient's skin into the subglottic space. When a flexible videoscope (one that does not filter infrared light) is introduced into the airway, it will display this as a blinking white light emerging from the glottis, retrograde transillumination, showing the pathway to the trachea...
October 24, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28991116/incidence-and-operative-factors-associated-with-discretional-postoperative-mechanical-ventilation-after-general-surgery
#15
Juliet J Ray, Meredith Degnan, Krishnamurti A Rao, Jonathan P Meizoso, Charles A Karcutskie, Danielle B Horn, Luis Rodriguez, Richard P Dutton, Carl I Schulman, Roman Dudaryk
BACKGROUND: Mechanical ventilation after general surgery is associated with worse outcomes, prolonged hospital stay, and increased health care cost. Postoperatively, patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be categorized into 1 of 3 groups: extubated patients (EXT), patients with objective medical indications to remain ventilated (MED), and patients not meeting these criteria, called "discretional postoperative mechanical ventilation" (DPMV). The objectives of this study were to determine the incidence of DPMV in general surgery patients and identify the associated operative factors...
October 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987399/review-of-difficult-airway-management-in-thoracic-surgery
#16
M Granell, M J Parra, M J Jiménez, L Gallart, A Villalonga, O Valencia, M C Unzueta, A Planas, J M Calvo
The management of difficult airway (DA) in thoracic surgery is more difficult due to the need for lung separation or isolation and frequent presence of associated upper and lower airway problems. We performed an article review analysing 818 papers published with clinical evidence indexed in Pubmed that allowed us to develop an algorithm. The best airway management in predicted DA is tracheal intubation and independent bronchial blockers guided by fibroscopy maintaining spontaneous ventilation. For unpredicted DA, the use of videolaryngoscopes is recommended initially, and adequate neuromuscular relaxation (rocuronium/sugammadex), among other maneuvers...
October 4, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961559/the-technology-of-video-laryngoscopy
#17
Lauren C Berkow, Timothy E Morey, Felipe Urdaneta
Tracheal intubation via laryngeal exposure has evolved over the past 150 years and has greatly expanded in the last decade with the introduction and development of newer, more sophisticated optical airway devices. The introduction of indirect and video-assisted laryngoscopes has significantly impacted airway management as evidenced by the presence of these devices in the majority of published difficult airway algorithms. However, it is quite possible that many airway managers do not have a thorough comprehension of how these devices actually function, an understanding that is vital not only for their use but also for assessing the devices' limitations...
September 28, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957878/difficult-airway-management-and-training-simulation-communication-and-feedback
#18
Bastian Grande, Michaela Kolbe, Peter Biro
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Successful and sustainable training and learning of the management of difficult and normal airway is essential for all clinically active anesthesiologists. We emphasize the importance of a continuously updated learning and training environment based on actual knowledge, best available equipment, standardized procedures, and educational theory. RECENT FINDINGS: In the past, most of the training were based on 'learning by doing' under the supervision of superiors or experienced colleagues...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938303/optimizing-education-in-difficult-airway-management-meeting-the-challenge
#19
Sheila N Myatra, Rupali S Kalkundre, Jigeeshu V Divatia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The last 2 decades have seen a vast change in the science and technology of airway management. As a result, there is an increasing need to equip anesthesiologists with the new knowledge and skills for the safe management of a difficult airway. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to knowledge and expertise, human factors and nontechnical skills (NTS), including situational awareness, communication and team work, play an important role during difficult airway management and contribute to the outcome...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905252/human-and-equipment-resources-for-difficult-airway-management-airway-education-programs-and-capnometry-use-in-japanese-emergency-departments-a-nationwide-cross-sectional-study
#20
Yuko Ono, Koichi Tanigawa, Kazuaki Shinohara, Tetsuhiro Yano, Kotaro Sorimachi, Ryota Inokuchi, Jiro Shimada
BACKGROUND: Although human and equipment resources, proper training, and the verification of endotracheal intubation are vital elements of difficult airway management (DAM), their availability in Japanese emergency departments (EDs) has not been determined. How ED type and patient volume affect DAM preparation is also unclear. We conducted the present survey to address this knowledge gaps. METHODS: This nationwide cross-sectional study was conducted from April to September 2016...
September 13, 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
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