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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175990/starplasty-tracheostomy-case-series-and-literature-review
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Yehuda Schwarz, Nidal Muhanna, David Raveh, Chanan Shaul, Sarit Shahroor, Uri Peleg, Pierre Attal, Jean-Yves Sichel
OBJECTIVES: The starplasty tracheostomy (SPT) technique has been suggested to reduce the short-term complications of tracheostomy, including accidental decannulation and pneumothorax. The aim of the present study was to conduct a review of key parameters prior to and following treatment of neonates and children with the SPT technique, including indications, complications, perioperative department stay, and overall length of stay in one University-Affiliated Medical Center. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all children under the age of 18 underwent SPT in a single center between February 2006 and January 2012...
February 7, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157753/discussing-life-sustaining-therapy-with-surrogate-decision-makers
#2
David Y Hwang
Clinicians caring for patients with severe stroke in intensive care units often grapple with requests from surrogate decision makers for life-prolonging treatment that members of the care team may believe to be futile. An example is a surrogate decision maker's request to place a tracheostomy and feeding tube in a patient who, in the clinical judgment of the neurocritical care team, is very unlikely to recover interactive capacity. This article presents a case, discusses definitions of medical futility, and summarizes recommended steps for mediating conflict regarding potentially inappropriate treatment...
February 2017: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156478/using-touch-based-technology-to-screen-patients-in-the-icu
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Matthew J Loscalzo, Rupinder Sidhu, David Horak, Sorin Buga
: 76 Background: The intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with high mortality rates, significant costs, along with occasionally futile and non-indicated care. Surveys of patients indicate the majority wish to focus on comfort and being at home at the end of life as opposed to the aggressive interventions received in the hospital. Although a small percentage of patients may be awake, medical teams look to the families to provide the direction of care for a patient in the ICU. City of Hope National Medical Center has utilized tablet-based screening of caregivers for years, and now in conjunction with delirium screening has started to roll out tablet-based screening for patients who are awake and do not have delirium...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141730/-footprints-in-the-bathroom-the-role-of-spirituality-in-patient-diagnosis
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Veronica Meneses, Douglas Vanderbilt, Linda Barnes, Marilyn Augustyn
Lucy is a 12-year-old Latina whose mother brought her to the pediatric clinic for help with her anxiety symptoms, "hearing voices," and episodes of "spacing out." Lucy did not cry at birth secondary to vocal cord paralysis and still has the tracheostomy performed at a few days of life. In addition to her neonatal intensive care unit stay, she has been hospitalized for pneumonia. Her mother says she is "sickly" and has a weak immune system due to her asthma symptoms. Lucy also experiences somatic complaints related to gastroesophageal reflux and constipation...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124966/-a-case-of-bronchiolitis-obliterans-secondary-to-human-metapneumovirus-bronchiolitis
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Osman Yeşilbaş, Esra Şevketoğlu, Hasan Serdar Kıhtır, Mey Talip Petmezci, Elif Bato, Seda Balkaya, Nevin Hatipoğlu, Mert Ahmet Kuşkucu, Figen Palabıyık, Erkan Çakır
Human metapneumovirus (hMPV), formerly classified in Paramyxoviridae family is now moved into Pneumoviridae, which was described as a novel family. It causes upper and lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) usually in children younger than five years old. The recent epidemiological studies indicated that hMPV is the second most frequently detected virus in LRTIs of young children, following the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) is a chronic obstructive lung disease characterized by fibrosis of the distal respiratory airways...
October 2016: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112532/percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-via-griggs-technique
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Hasan Ali Karimpour, Kamran Vafaii, Maryam Chalechale, Saeed Mohammadi, Rasool Kaviannezhad
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is considered the airway management of choice for patients who need prolonged mechanical ventilation support. Percutaneous Dilatational Tracheotomy (PDT) is a technique that can be performed easily and rapidly at bedside and is particularly useful in the intensive care setting. The Griggs percutaneous tracheotomy is unique in its utilization of a guide wire dilator forceps. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to describe the early perioperative and late postoperative complications of PDT using the Griggs technique in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU)...
January 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109467/dexamethasone-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-microvascular-reconstruction-no-benefit-more-complications
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S Kainulainen, J Törnwall, A M Koivusalo, A L Suominen, P Lassus
OBJECTIVES: Glucocorticoids are widely used in association with major surgery of the head and neck to improve postoperative rehabilitation, shorten intensive care unit and hospital stay, and reduce neck swelling. This study aimed to clarify whether peri- and postoperative use of dexamethasone in reconstructive head and neck cancer surgery is associated with any advantages or disadvantages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective double-blind randomized controlled trial comprised 93 patients...
February 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100942/potential-benefits-of-rib-fracture-fixation-in-patients-with-flail-chest-and-multiple-non-flail-rib-fractures
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Meiguang Qiu, Zhanjun Shi, Jun Xiao, Xuming Zhang, Shishui Ling, Hao Ling
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the potential benefits of rib fracture fixation in patients with flail chest and multiple non-flail rib fractures versus conventional treatment modalities. A retrospective reviewed study compared 86 cases which received surgical treatment between June 2009 and May 2013 to 76 cases which received conservative treatment between January 2006 and May 2009. The patients were divided into the flail chest (n = 38) and multiple non-flail rib fracture groups (n = 124)...
December 2016: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091345/propofol-as-a-risk-factor-for-icu-acquired-weakness-in-septic-patients-with-acute-respiratory-failure
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Peter A Abdelmalik, Goran Rakocevic
BACKGROUND: Critical illness polyneuropathy (CIN) and critical illness myopathy (CIM), together "ICU-Acquired weakness (ICUAW)," occur frequently in septic patients. One of the proposed mechanisms for ICUAW includes prolonged inactivation of sodium channels. Propofol, used commonly in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF), primarily acts via enhancement of GABAergic transmission but may also increase sodium channel inactivation, suggesting a potential interaction. METHODS: Electronic medical records and EMG reports of patients with ICUAW and a diagnosis of either sepsis, septicaemia, severe sepsis, or septic shock, concurrent with a diagnosis of acute respiratory failure (ARF), were retrospectively analyzed in a single center university hospital...
January 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075489/cough-augmentation-techniques-for-extubation-or-weaning-critically-ill-patients-from-mechanical-ventilation
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REVIEW
Louise Rose, Neill Kj Adhikari, David Leasa, Dean A Fergusson, Douglas McKim
BACKGROUND: There are various reasons why weaning and extubation failure occur, but ineffective cough and secretion retention can play a significant role. Cough augmentation techniques, such as lung volume recruitment or manually- and mechanically-assisted cough, are used to prevent and manage respiratory complications associated with chronic conditions, particularly neuromuscular disease, and may improve short- and long-term outcomes for people with acute respiratory failure. However, the role of cough augmentation to facilitate extubation and prevent post-extubation respiratory failure is unclear...
January 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074819/percutaneous-tracheostomy
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REVIEW
Chitra Mehta, Yatin Mehta
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a commonly performed procedure in critically sick patients. It can be safely performed bedside by intensivists.This has resulted in decline in the use of surgical tracheostomy in intensive care unit (ICU) except in few selected cases. Most common indication of tracheostomy in ICU is need for prolonged ventilation. About 10% of patients requiring at least 3 days of mechanical ventilator support get tracheostomised during ICU stay. The ideal timing of PDT remains undecided at present...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066609/association-between-post-sternotomy-tracheostomy-and-deep-sternal-wound-infection-a-retrospective-analysis
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Yi-Chin Tsai, Kevin Phan, Andrie Stroebel, Livia Williams, Lisa Nicotra, Lesley Drake, Elizabeth Ryan, James McGree, Peter Tesar, Kiran Shekar
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy has traditionally been used as a means of facilitated mechanical ventilation in patients requiring respiratory management following cardiac surgery. However in the clinical setting, the advantages of tracheostomy has been questioned by concerns surrounding evidence of its association with increased risk of deep sternal wound infections (DSWI). The present study sought to evaluate retrospectively our experience with post-sternotomy tracheostomy among cardiac surgery patients and association with DSWI...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050896/cost-analysis-of-single-use-ambu-%C3%A2-ascope%C3%A2-and-reusable-bronchoscopes-in-the-icu
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S Perbet, M Blanquet, C Mourgues, J Delmas, S Bertran, B Longère, V Boïko-Alaux, P Chennell, J-E Bazin, J-M Constantin
BACKGROUND: Flexible optical bronchoscopes are essential for management of airways in ICU, but the conventional reusable flexible scopes have three major drawbacks: high cost of repairs, need for decontamination, and possible transmission of infectious agents. The main objective of this study was to measure the cost of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and percutaneous tracheostomy (PT) using reusable bronchoscopes and single-use bronchoscopes in an ICU of an university hospital. The secondary objective was to compare the satisfaction of healthcare professionals with reusable and single-use bronchoscopes...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050205/tracheostomy-in-the-intensive-care-unit-a-university-hospital-in-a-developing-country-study
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Mohammad Waheed El-Anwar, Ahmad Abdel-Fattah Nofal, Mohammad A El Shawadfy, Ahmed Maaty, Alaa Omar Khazbak
Introduction Tracheostomy is the commonest surgical procedure in intensive care units (ICUs). It not only provides stable airway and facilitates pulmonary toilet and ventilator weaning, but also decreases the direct laryngeal injury of endotracheal intubation, and improves patient comfort and daily living activity. Objective The objective of this study is to assess the incidence, indications, timing, complications (early and late), and the outcome of tracheostomy on patients in the intensive care units (ICU) at a university hospital in a developing country...
January 2017: International Archives of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039250/assessment-of-scoring-systems-to-describe-the-position-of-tracheostomy-tubes-within-the-airway-the-lunar-study
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B A McGrath, K Lynch, R Templeton, K Webster, W Simpson, P Alexander, M O Columb
BACKGROUND: Malposition of tracheostomy tubes is difficult to detect at the bedside and may contribute to eventual device misplacement. Endoscopic examination can be undertaken via tracheoscopic (T-view) or trans-laryngeal (L-view) approach, offering more precise detail regarding positioning within the airway. The aims of this study were to evaluate inter-rater agreement between bespoke T and L view scoring systems and subsequently whether T-views could predict L-views. METHODS: Adult intensive care unit patients with percutaneous or surgical tracheostomies were included and paired T and L-views of their tracheostomy tube within the airway were taken on up to four occasions...
January 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033203/outcomes-of-extracorporeal-life-support-during-surgery-for-the-critical-airway-stenosis
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Seon Hee Kim, Seunghwan Song, Yeong Dae Kim, Hoseok I, Jeong Su Cho, Hyo Yeong Ahn, Jonggeun Lee, Do Hyung Kim, Bong Soo Son
Anesthetic management of critical airway stenosis is often very challenging. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may provide adequate respiratory support when conventional approaches fail. We report our experience of ECMO support for critical airway surgery. Between April 2012 and March 2015, nine patients underwent ECMO-supported airway operation. The reason for surgery was tracheal stenosis in nine patients, and tracheomalacia, tracheal tumor, and external tracheal compression by mediastinal mass in one patient each...
January 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030502/operative-fixation-of-rib-fractures-after-blunt-trauma-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma
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George Kasotakis, Erik A Hasenboehler, Erik W Streib, Nimitt Patel, Mayur B Patel, Louis Alarcon, Patrick L Bosarge, Joseph Love, Elliott R Haut, John J Como
BACKGROUND: Rib fractures are identified in 10% of all injury victims and are associated with significant morbidity (33%) and mortality (12%). Significant progress has been made in the management of rib fractures over the last few decades, including operative reduction and internal fixation (rib ORIF); however, the subset of patients that would benefit most from this procedure remains ill-defined. The aim of this project was to develop evidence-based recommendations. METHODS: Population, intervention, comparison and outcome (PICO) questions were formulated for patients with and without flail chest...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027819/mortality-and-readmission-of-outcomes-after-discharge-from-the-surgical-intensive-care-unit-to-long-term-acute-care-hospitals
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Michelle C Nguyen, David S Strosberg, Teresa S Jones, Ankur Bhakta, Edward L Jones, Michael R Lyaker, Cindy A Byrd, Carly Sobol, Daniel S Eiferman
BACKGROUND: Patients with prolonged hospitalizations in the surgical intensive care unit often have ongoing medical needs that require further care at long-term, acute-care hospitals upon discharge. Setting expectations for patients and families after protracted operative intensive care unit hospitalization is challenging, and there are limited data to guide these conversations. The purpose of this study was to determine patient survival and readmission rates after discharge from the surgical intensive care unit directly to a long-term, acute-care hospital...
December 24, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007867/chest-wall-stabilization-in-ventilator-dependent-traumatic-flail-chest-patients-who-benefits-%C3%A2
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Gregor J Kocher, Siamak Sharafi, Luis Filipe Azenha, Ralph A Schmid
OBJECTIVES: Traumatic flail chest is a potentially life threatening injury, often associated with prolonged invasive mechanical ventilation and intensive care unit stay. This study evaluates the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of surgical rib stabilization in patients with flail chest resulting in ventilator dependent respiratory insufficiency. METHODS: A retrospective study on a consecutive series of patients with flail chest with the need for mechanical ventilation was performed...
December 22, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003892/early-versus-late-tracheostomy-for-patients-with-high-and-low-cervical-spinal-cord-injuries
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Akram H Guirgis, Venugopal K Menon, Neelam Suri, Nilay Chatterjee, Emil Attallah, Maged Y Saad, Shereen Elshaer
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of early versus late tracheostomies among patients with cervical spinal cord injuries (CSCIs). METHODS: This retrospective study included 69 adult CSCI patients who underwent bedside percutaneous tracheostomies at the Intensive Care Unit of Khoula Hospital, Muscat, Oman, between January 2011 and October 2015. The tracheostomy was considered early if the procedure took place within one week of the CSCI. The impact of an early tracheostomy on patient outcomes was analysed in terms of duration of mechanical ventilation and intensive care unit (ICU) stay among patients with high (C1-C2 vertebrae) and low (C3-C7 vertebrae) CSCIs...
November 2016: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
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