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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/28072907/symptomatic-treatments-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-motor-neuron-disease
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Louisa Ng, Fary Khan, Carolyn A Young, Mary Galea
BACKGROUND: Motor neuron disease (MND), which is also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), causes a wide range of symptoms but the evidence base for the effectiveness of the symptomatic treatment therapies is limited. OBJECTIVES: To summarise the evidence from Cochrane Systematic Reviews of all symptomatic treatments for MND. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on 15 November 2016 for systematic reviews of symptomatic treatments for MND...
January 10, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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/28063274/morbidity-and-functional-outcomes-with-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction-in-patients-aged-90%C3%A2-years-or-older
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Adam P Fagin, Savannah Gelesko, Mark K Wax, Daniel Petrisor
PURPOSE: Morbidity of free tissue transfer in the extremes of age is controversial and not well studied in patients aged 90 years or older because of the rarity of these patients and many clinicians' natural hesitancy to perform such a large operation in patients of this group. The purpose of this study was to answer the following clinical question: Do patients aged 90 years or older who undergo free flap reconstruction have worse functional outcomes than their younger counterparts? MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients aged 90 years or older who underwent free flap reconstruction at Oregon Health and Science University Hospital from 2000 to 2015...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058213/face-transplantation-anesthetic-challenges
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REVIEW
Aparna Dalal
Face transplantation is a complex vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) surgery. It involves multiple types of tissue, such as bone, muscles, blood vessels, nerves to be transferred from the donor to the recipient as one unit. VCAs were added to the definition of organs covered by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network Final Rule and National Organ Transplant Act. Prior to harvest of the face from the donor, a tracheostomy is usually performed. The osteotomies and dissection of the midface bony skeleton may involve severe hemorrhagic blood loss often requiring transfusion of blood products...
December 24, 2016: World Journal of Transplantation
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/28040717/predictors-of-the-use-of-specific-critical-care-therapies-in-patients-with-metastatic-cancer
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Kah Poh Loh, Ankit Kansagra, Meng-Shiou Shieh, Penelope Pekow, Peter Lindenauer, Mihaela Stefan, Tara Lagu
OBJECTIVE: Understanding which factors are associated with the use of critical care therapies (CCTs) can help with clinical decision-making and goals of care discussion. The goal of this study was to describe the predictors of CCT use (eg, mechanical ventilation, tracheostomy, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube, total parenteral nutrition, acute use of dialysis) in hospitalized patients with metastatic cancer. METHODS: We used the 2010 California State Inpatient Databases sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to identify all hospitalizations with a diagnosis of metastatic cancer (patients aged ≥18 years)...
January 2017: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
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/28034667/adjunctive-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-in-severe-burns-experience-in-taiwan-formosa-water-park-dust-explosion-disaster
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I-Han Chiang, Shyi-Gen Chen, Kun-Lun Huang, Yu-Ching Chou, Niann-Tzyy Dai, Chung-Kan Peng
BACKGROUND: Despite major advances in therapeutic strategies for the management of patients with severe burns, significant morbidity and mortality is observed. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) increases the supply of oxygen to burn areas. The aim of this study was to determine whether HBOT is effective in the treatment of major thermal burns. METHODS: On June 27, 2015 in New Taipei, Taiwan, a mass casualty disaster occurred as fire erupted over a large crowd, injuring 499 people...
December 26, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
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/28013258/epidemiology-of-carbapenem-resistant-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-a-network-of-long-term-acute-care-hospitals
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Jennifer H Han, Ellie J C Goldstein, Jacqueleen Wise, Warren B Bilker, Pam Tolomeo, Ebbing Lautenbach
BACKGROUND: The rapid emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) represents a major public health threat, including in the long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) setting. The objective of this study was to describe the epidemiologic characteristics of CRKP in a network of United States LTACHs. METHODS: An observational study was performed among 64 LTACHs from January 2014 to March 2015. Clinical cultures were included, with the first CRKP isolate recovered from each patient per study quarter evaluated...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012527/improving-access-to-school-based-education-for-south-african-children-in-rural-areas-who-have-a-tracheostomy-a-case-series-and-recommendations
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Chengetai Mahomva, Sue Harris, Narvanie Seebran, Bridget Mudge, Brian Catlin, Louise Davies
OBJECTIVES: Currently few children with tracheostomies attend rural mainstreams schools in South Africa limiting their ability to gain an education. We sought to document the current school experience for the few children attending school who have tracheostomies and devise educational tools for teachers and administrators that will facilitate greater acceptance and safety in classrooms for this population. METHODS: The four patients that are currently attending school with a tracheostomy were identified from the patient records of a tertiary hospital with a pediatric tracheostomy home based care service...
January 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998905/care-variations-and-outcomes-for-children-hospitalized-with-bacterial-tracheostomy-associated-respiratory-infections
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Christopher J Russell, Wendy J Mack, Sheree M Schrager, Susan Wu
OBJECTIVES: Identify hospital-level care variations and association with length of stay (LOS) and hospital revisit in children with tracheostomies hospitalized for bacterial respiratory tract infections (bRTIs). METHODS: A multicenter, retrospective cohort study that used the Pediatric Health Information System database between 2007 and 2014 of patients with tracheostomies aged ≤18 years with a primary diagnosis of bRTI (eg, tracheitis) or a primary diagnosis of a bRTI symptom (eg, cough) and a secondary diagnosis of bRTI...
January 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976928/post-acute-care-referral-and-inpatient-rehabilitation-admission-criteria-for-persons-with-brain-injury-across-two-canadian-provinces
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Bonnie Swaine, Nora Cullen, Frédéric Messier, Mark Bayley, André Lavoie, Shawn Marshall, Marie-Josée Sirois, Alexis Turgeon-Fournier, Julie Lamoureux, Priscilla Lam Wai Shun
PURPOSE: Investigate health care providers' perceptions of referral and admission criteria to brain injury inpatient rehabilitation in two Canadian provinces. METHODS: Health care providers (n = 345) from brain injury programs (13 acute care and 16 rehabilitation facilities) participated in a cross-sectional web-based survey. The participants rated the likelihood of patients (traumatic brain injury and cerebral hypoxia) to be referred/admitted to rehabilitation and the influence of 19 additional factors (e...
December 15, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969030/standardizing-nurse-training-strategies-to-improve-knowledge-and-self-efficacy-with-tracheostomy-and-laryngectomy-care
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Katie McDonough, Janet Crimlisk, Patrice Nicholas, Howard Cabral, Emily K Quinn, Scharukh Jalisi
OBJECTIVE: Appropriate tracheostomy and laryngectomy care requires that nurses maintain specific knowledge and a particular skillset, to ensure safe, competent care. Deficiencies in this nursing care remain a persistent problem. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of a nurse training program on knowledge and self-efficacy with tracheostomy and laryngectomy care. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, interventional survey design. SETTING: Academic, tertiary care hospital between September 2014 and April 2015...
November 2016: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
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