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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153912/-acute-epiglottitis-due-to-haemophilus-influenzae-b-a-severe-consequence-of-increased-skepticism-about-vaccination
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J Doutau, C Bost-Bru, A Gayot, I Wroblewski, I Pelloux, T Debillon, A Millet
Acute epiglottis is a life-threatening disease in relation with the occurrence of an acute upper airway obstruction. Its incidence has fallen dramatically since the widespread introduction of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine. We report the case of a 26-month-old child who was not fully immunized and presented acute upper airway respiratory distress with fever. The symptoms quickly evolved to a respiratory arrest condition with bradycardia, revealing epiglottitis due to Hib. Despite high immunization coverage with great efficacy and occurrence of herd immunity, this entity still exists because of the French population's skepticism of the routine vaccination schedule...
November 16, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144056/oropharyngeal-dysphagia-profiles-in-individuals-with-oculopharyngeal-muscular-dystrophy
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L C Tabor, E K Plowman, C Romero-Clark, S Youssof
BACKGROUND: Although dysphagia represents a hallmark manifestation of oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD), limited knowledge exists regarding the underlying nature of oropharyngeal swallowing impairments in this patient population. We aimed to delineate global pharyngeal dysphagia profiles in OPMD and identify the prevalence and physiologic associations of impairments in swallowing safety and efficiency. METHODS: Twenty-two individuals with OPMD completed a videofluoroscopic swallowing evaluation...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135033/primary-and-salvage-laser-surgery-of-341-glottic-cancers-comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-between-university-head-neck-tertiary-referral-center-and-local-head-neck-department
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Piotr Winiarski, Artur Lewandowski, Grażyna Greczka, Jacek Banaszewski, Hanna Klimza, Małgorzata Wierzbicka
OBJECTIVE: The main goal was to compare the clinical data of patients with T1 and T2 glottic cancer treated with CO2 transoral laser microlaryngoscopy (TLM) in the Tertiary Referral University Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Poznan and the local Department of Otolaryngology, Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bydgoszcz. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Unified databases for the 7-year period January 2005-December 2011 were created to compare these two cohorts...
November 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106866/robotic-epiglottopexy-for-severe-epiglottic-prolapse-limiting-decannulation
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C Alessandra Colaianni, Sarah N Bowe, Heather A Osborn, Derrick T Lin, Jeremy D Richmon, Christopher J Hartnick
Surgical management of supraglottic collapse at the level of the epiglottis limiting decannulation has historically consisted of placement of epiglottopexy sutures which are technically challenging and often unsuccessful. Herein we describe the use of robotic technology to assist with epiglottopexy for a case of a 9 year old child with severe epiglottic petiole prolapse limiting capping and decannulation. Postoperatively the patient is tolerating capping during waking hours.
November 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102400/adult-onset-kawasaki-disease-presenting-with-acute-epiglottitis-findings
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Daichi Murakami, Gen Sugita, Mehmet Gunduz, Tomohiro Suenaga, Takashi Takeuchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Muneki Hotomi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 5, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038322/thumb-and-vallecula-signs-in-acute-infectious-epiglottitis
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Hiroki Matsuura, Takashi Fukumura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975073/usefulness-of-ultrasound-view-of-larynx-in-pre-anesthetic-airway-assessment-a-comparison-with-cormack-lehane-classification-during-direct-laryngoscopy
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Sussan Soltani Mohammadi, Alireza Saliminia, Nasim Nejatifard, Roxana Azma
BACKGROUND: One of the main challenges in anesthesiology is difficult intubation. There are many anatomical parameters for evaluating the feasibility of tracheal intubation; one that can reliably predict a difficult intubation is the Cormack-Lehane classification obtained during direct laryngoscopy. This is an invasive procedure that cannot be performed in an awake patient or for pre-anesthetic airway assessments in patients with no prior history of tracheal intubation. Recently, ultrasound has been successfully used for several airway-related applications...
December 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962587/comparative-characteristics-of-laryngeal-resident-mesenchymal-stromal-cell-populations-isolated-from-distinct-sites-in-the-rat-larynx
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Songyi Lee, Yeseulmi Kim, Hyun-Soo Shin, Jae-Yol Lim
BACKGROUND: Although tissue-resident mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in the larynx have been described, their distinct characteristics and roles have not been thoroughly explored. Therefore, we investigated stem cell characteristics and regenerative potentials of single clonal populations isolated from rat epiglottic mucosa (EM), lamina propria (LP), and macula flava (MF) to determine whether they comprised laryngeal tissue-resident stem cells. METHODS: Single clonal laryngeal cells were isolated following microdissection of the EM, LP, and MF from the rat larynx...
September 29, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953487/spontaneous-respiration-using-intravenous-anesthesia-and-high-flow-nasal-oxygen-strive-hi-management-of-acute-adult-epiglottitis-a-case-report
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Phillip Kwan-Giet Lee, Anton Willis Gerard Booth, Kim Vidhani
High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) is a potentially life-saving adjunct in the emergency management of the obstructed airway. HFNO has multiple beneficial applications in critical care and respiratory support, but its use in emergency-obstructed airway management has not been defined. This case report describes spontaneous respiration using intravenous anesthesia and high-flow nasal oxygen to successfully manage acute adult epiglottitis with rapidly progressing airway obstruction. Oxygenation, carbon dioxide levels, and airway patency were maintained, which facilitated endotracheal intubation while the patient was spontaneously breathing during general anesthesia...
September 26, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931660/predicting-epiglottic-collapse-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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Ali Azarbarzin, Melania Marques, Scott A Sands, Sara Op de Beeck, Pedro R Genta, Luigi Taranto-Montemurro, Camila M de Melo, Ludovico Messineo, Olivier M Vanderveken, David P White, Andrew Wellman
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is characterised by pharyngeal obstruction occurring at different sites. Endoscopic studies reveal that epiglottic collapse renders patients at higher risk of failed oral appliance therapy or accentuated collapse on continuous positive airway pressure. Diagnosing epiglottic collapse currently requires invasive studies (imaging and endoscopy). As an alternative, we propose that epiglottic collapse can be detected from the distinct airflow patterns it produces during sleep.23 OSA patients underwent natural sleep endoscopy...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929061/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-as-a-selection-tool-for-surgical-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome-our-personal-experience
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M B Bharathi, J Rajendra Prasad, K Satish
The role of Drug-induced sleep endoscopy as a selection tool for surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. SOURCE OF DATA: Polysomnography proved OSA patients, who are planned for surgery in dept. of ENT AND HEAD& NECK, JSS Hospital, Mysore. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. METHOD: 30 Polysomnography proved OSA patients, age between 20 and 60 years have been selected for Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) after taking informed consent for proposed surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895039/wheezing-in-infancy-an-overview-of-recent-literature
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REVIEW
Christine Muglia, John Oppenheimer
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Wheezing in infancy is a common presentation with many potential causes. In writing this review, we sought to summarize the newest recommendations and testing available for the more common etiologies of wheezing. RECENT FINDINGS: Regarding the diagnosis of asthma, the modified asthma predictive index has recently been established as a useful predictive tool. Non-breath held multidetector CT with 3D volume rendering airway images is also a newer helpful diagnostic tool for tracheomalacia due to ease of use and its 100% positive predictive value...
September 11, 2017: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863918/three-dimensional-evaluation-of-the-airway-spaces-in-patients-with-and-without-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-digital-volume-tomographic-study
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Himija Karia, Sunita Shrivastav, Ashok Kumar Karia
INTRODUCTION: Patients with cleft lip and palate (CLP) suffer from several esthetic and functional challenges. Comprehensive treatment of these patients involves orthognathic surgery that may lead to velopharyngeal insufficiency or reduction in lower airway. Several cases of airway insufficiency, velopharyngeal incompetence, snoring, hypopnea, and obstructive sleep apnea have been reported in subjects with CLP. The aim of this study was to compare the anteroposterior dimensions of the oropharyngeal airway at 5 levels, the height of the oropharyngeal column, and the volume of the oropharyngeal airway in subjects with and without CLP...
September 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835085/-management-of-t3-supraglottic-carcinoma-a-retrospective-study
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W S Liu, Z J Li, G F Zhang, Z G Xu, P Z Tang, G Y Tu
Objective: To discuss the strategy of therapeutic management of T3 supraglottic carcinoma. Methods: A retrospective analysis of 459 patients with T3 supraglottic carcinoma treated in our hospital was performed. We evaluated the results of different managements, including surgery alone, preoperative radiotherapy, postoperative radiotherapy and radiotherapy alone. The extent of the lesion was also put into analysis. Statistical analysis of the overall survival (OS), cause-specific survival (CSS), local control (LC), regional control(RC), function-conservation (FC) were performed with the statistical package from SPSS...
August 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826305/clinical-evaluation-of-intravenous-ampicillin-as-empirical-antimicrobial-treatment-of-acute-epiglottitis
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Ann Marlene Gram Kjaerulff, Maria Rusan, Tejs Ehlers Klug
INTRODUCTION: The significant pathogens in acute epiglottitis (AE) are poorly defined in the post Haemophilus influenza type b-vaccine era. Furthermore, there is a lack of clinical evaluations of antibiotic regimens in patients with AE. We aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of empiric intravenous ampicillin in the treatment of patients with AE. MATERIALS & METHODS: All patients admitted with AE to the Ear-Nose-Throat Department, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, from 2001 to 2015 were included...
August 21, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766977/surgical-management-of-supraglottic-stenosis-using-intubationless-optiflow
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Kenric Tam, Caroline Jeffery, C Kwang Sung
OBJECTIVE: Airway management during endoscopic surgical treatment of supraglottic and pharyngeal stenosis is often challenging and can be accomplished by various means, including tracheostomy, jet ventilation, or direct laryngoscopy. We describe CO2 laser excision of supraglottic-pharyngeal stenosis using intubationless Optiflow high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC). METHODS: A 55-year-old male presented with dyspnea and dysphagia secondary to severe supraglottic-pharyngeal stenosis in the setting of previous chemoradiation for a T0N2aM0 squamous cell carcinoma...
September 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695764/laryngeal-cysts-in-adults-simplifying-classification-and-management
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Richard Heyes, David G Lott
Objective Laryngeal cysts may occur at any mucosa-lined location within the larynx and account for 5% to 10% of nonmalignant laryngeal lesions. A number of proposed classifications for laryngeal cysts exist; however, no previously published classification aims to guide management. This review analyzes contemporary laryngeal cyst management and proposes a framework for the terminology and management of cystic lesions in the larynx. Data Sources PubMed/Medline. Review Methods A primary literature search of the entire Medline database was performed for all titles of publications pertaining to laryngeal cysts and reviewed for relevance...
July 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676331/the-relationship-between-partial-upper-airway-obstruction-and-inter-breath-transition-period-during-sleep
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Dwayne L Mann, Bradley A Edwards, Simon A Joosten, Garun S Hamilton, Shane Landry, Scott A Sands, Stephen J Wilson, Philip I Terrill
Short pauses or "transition-periods" at the end of expiration and prior to subsequent inspiration are commonly observed during sleep in humans. However, the role of transition periods in regulating ventilation during physiological challenges such as partial airway obstruction (PAO) has not been investigated. Twenty-nine obstructive sleep apnea patients and eight controls underwent overnight polysomnography with an epiglottic catheter. Sustained-PAO segments (increased epiglottic pressure over ≥5 breaths without increased peak inspiratory flow) and unobstructed reference segments were manually scored during apnea-free non-REM sleep...
July 1, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653789/congenital-epiglottic-cyst-neck-position-dependent-respiratory-distress-in-newborns
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Kaori Ouchi, Yutaro Onizawa, Takahiro Kido, Atsushi Iwabuchi, Ryo Sumazaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 27, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653483/morphology-of-laryngeal-cartilage-of-the-nine-banded-armadillo-dasypus-novemcinctus-linnaeus-1758
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Clarisse Maria Barbosa Fonseca, Andrezza Braga Soares da Silva, Maria Michele Araújo de Sousa Cavalcante, Ingrid Macedo de Oliveira, Selma Maria Santos Moura, Bruno Melo Cunha, Carla Maria de Carvalho Leite, Maria Acelina Martins de Carvalho, Waldilleny Ribeiro de Araújo Moura, Márcia Dos Santos Rizzo, Airton Mendes Conde Júnior
Armadillos, Xenarthras representatives, known for adaptability to different ecosystems, own specific morphophysiological characteristics that are not known and deserve to be studied. The aim of this study was to describe the morphology of cartilage of the larynx of the nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). Five dead armadillos were donated by the Chico Mendes Institute of Biodiversity (ICMBio-PI) to the Federal University of Piauí. The animals were fixed and dissected for removal of the larynx. The cartilages were identified and described, photodocumented, and schematized...
June 27, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
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