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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534851/respiratory-care-considerations-for-children-with-medical-complexity
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REVIEW
Jackie Chiang, Reshma Amin
Children with medical complexity (CMC) are a growing population of diagnostically heterogeneous children characterized by chronic conditions affecting multiple organ systems, the use of medical technology at home as well as intensive healthcare service utilization. Many of these children will experience either a respiratory-related complication and/or they will become established on respiratory technology at home during their care trajectory. Therefore, healthcare providers need to be familiar with the respiratory related complications commonly experienced by CMC as well as the indications, technical and safety considerations and potential complications that may arise when caring for CMC using respiratory technology at home...
May 19, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532425/combined-pulmonary-and-left-ventricular-support-with-veno-pulmonary-ecmo-and-impella-5-0-for-cardiogenic-shock-after-coronary-surgery
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Sameh Sayed, Christoph Schimmer, Ina Shade, Rainer Leyh, Ivan Aleksic
BACKGROUND: Mechanical circulatory support is a common practice nowadays in the management of patients after cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction. The single or combined use of one or more devices for mechanical support depends not only on the advantage or disadvantage of these devices but also on the timing of use of these devices before the development of multi organ failure. In our case we used more than one tool for mechanical circulatory support during the prolonged and complicated course of our patient with postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock after coronary artery bypass surgery...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528064/transient-aphonia-after-mediastinoscopy
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Frank O Velez-Cubian, Kavian Toosi, Jessica Glover, Bharat Pancholy, Edward Hong
The most common adverse event after cervical mediastinoscopy is recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) injury, which has an incidence of 0.6% [1]. We report the case of a 68-year-old man with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who experienced transient bilateral vocal cord paralysis after mediastinoscopy, which manifested in complete aphonia. This patient's ability to maintain his airway was carefully followed up, but neither endotracheal intubation nor tracheostomy was required. The vocal cord paralysis resolved without intervention after 5 hours...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527564/prospective-comparison-of-perioperative-antibiotic-management-protocols-in-oncological-head-and-neck-surgery
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Alexander K Bartella, Mohammad Kamal, Jan Teichmann, Anita Kloss-Brandstätter, Timm Steiner, Frank Hölzle, Bernd Lethaus
OBJECTIVES: The adequate perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis in head and neck cancer surgery is an important and easy applicable tool to decrease nosocomial morbidity and mortality by reducing the rate of infections. In the study a strictly perioperative antibiosis is compared with an extended postoperative prophylactic antibiosis. We aim to clarify the value of postoperative prophylactic antibiosis for the recovery and clinical course of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study 75 consecutive patients, who underwent major oncological head and neck surgery were included and divided in three groups, each containing 25 patients...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526500/pulmonary-function-tests-do-not-predict-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation
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Edo K S Bedzra, Todd F Dardas, Richard K Cheng, Jay D Pal, Claudius Mahr, Jason W Smith, Kent Shively, S Carolina Masri, Wayne C Levy, Nahush A Mokadam
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of pulmonary function testing on outcomes after continuous flow left ventricular assist device implantation. METHODS: A total of 263 and 239 patients, respectively, had tests of forced expiratory volume in 1 second and diffusing capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide preoperatively for left ventricular assist device implantations between July 2005 and September 2015. Kaplan-Meier analysis and multivariable Cox regressions were performed to evaluate mortality...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511742/predictors-for-routine-admission-to-paediatric-intensive-care-for-post-supraglottoplasty-laryngomalacia-patients
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S Chan, G Siou, A Welch, S Powell
OBJECTIVES: Supraglottoplasty for the treatment of laryngomalacia has little current evidence regarding post-operative care. Our study aimed to: (1) retrospectively assess what proportion of patients required paediatric intensive care unit level of care; (2) identify pre-operative predictive factors common to these cases; and (3) report patient outcomes at six weeks' follow up. METHODS: A 10-year retrospective case series analysis was conducted of all patients diagnosed with laryngomalacia and subsequently treated with supraglottoplasty...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502311/tracheotomy-related-deaths
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Eckart Klemm, Andreas Karl Nowak
BACKGROUND: Tracheotomies are frequently performed on ventilated patients in intensive care and sometimes lead to fatal complications. In this article, we discuss the causes and frequency of death associated with open surgical tracheotomy (OST) and percutaneous dilatational tracheotomy (PDT) on the basis of a review of the pertinent literature. METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases and the Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog for publications (1990-2015) on tracheotomy-related deaths in adults, using the search terms "tracheotomy" and "tracheostomy...
April 21, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485196/compared-outcomes-of-concurrent-versus-staged-transoral-robotic-surgery-with-neck-dissection
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Catherine H Frenkel, Jie Yang, Mengru Zhang, Maria S Altieri, Dana A Telem, Ghassan J Samara
Objective Outcomes of concurrent versus staged neck dissection with transoral robotic surgery have not been studied. This study compares outcomes of concurrent versus staged transoral robotic surgery and neck dissection. Design Retrospective administrative database analysis. Setting Article 28 licensed inpatient and outpatient care facilities in New York State. Subjects/Methods Adults undergoing transoral robotic surgery with staged or concurrent neck dissection from 2008 to 2014 were identified in the New York Statewide Planning and Research Collaborative System database...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484927/ethical-and-legal-considerations-in-the-management-of-an-unbefriended-patient-in-a-vegetative-state
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Alexandra Lloyd-Smith Sequeira, Ariane Lewis
BACKGROUND: Patients without surrogates are referred to as "unbefriended." Because these patients do not have representatives to assist with medical decision-making, patient autonomy and self-determination, fundamental concepts of American healthcare, are jeopardized. METHODS: We present a case of an unbefriended patient in a vegetative state and discuss the ethical and legal complications associated with management of unbefriended patients. RESULTS: An unbefriended patient was admitted to our hospital with a cardiac arrest in the setting of an intracerebral hemorrhage...
May 8, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483254/teratoma-of-the-neonatal-head-and-neck-a-41-year-experience
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Jacob R Brodsky, Alexandria L Irace, Amanda Didas, Karen Watters, Judy A Estroff, Carol E Barnewolt, Antonio Perez-Atayde, Reza Rahbar
OBJECTIVE: To review our institution's experience with the presentation, evaluation, and management of teratoma of the head and neck in the neonatal population. DESIGN: Retrospective case series (November 1970 through September 2011). SETTING: Tertiary care children's hospital. PATIENTS: 14 patients (12 boys and 2 girls). INTERVENTION: Detailed review of presentation, diagnostic approaches, surgical management, and outcomes...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483242/prevention-of-post-operative-pediatric-tracheotomy-wounds-a-multidisciplinary-team-approach
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Timothy P McEvoy, Nolan B Seim, Abdullah Aljasser, Charles A Elmaraghy, Brenda Ruth, Leslie Justice, Sarah Begue, Kris R Jatana
OBJECTIVE: Tracheotomy-related pressure wounds have been reported as high as 29%. All advanced stage (stage 3 or 4) wounds are reported by hospitals, and CMS will no longer reimburse healthcare costs to manage them. We present the results of an intensive, multidisciplinary wound prevention strategy starting in the operating room at the time of tracheotomy placement. METHODS: Prospective analysis of a tracheostomy wound care protocol at an academic, tertiary-care pediatric hospital from September 2012 to February 2016...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483222/endoscopic-management-of-bilateral-vocal-fold-paralysis-in-newborns-and-infants
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Sahba Sedaghat, Mario Tapia, Felipe Fredes, Pablo Rojas
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral vocal cord paralysis in adducted position (BVCPAd) is a severe cause of airway obstruction and usually debuts with stridor and airway distress necessitating immediate intervention. Tracheostomy has long been the gold standard for treating this condition, but has significant associated morbidity and mortality in pediatric patients. New conservative procedures have emerged to treat this condition thus avoiding tracheostomy, like endoscopic anterior and posterior cricoid split (EAPCS)...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479121/ethical-considerations-and-palliative-care-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-review
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REVIEW
V Danel-Brunaud, L Touzet, L Chevalier, C Moreau, D Devos, S Vandolaeghe, L Defebvre
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is not a curable disease, but it is treatable. By definition, much of the care provided to ALS patients is palliative, even though active life-sustaining strategies are available to prolong survival. Healthcare professionals must develop communication skills that help patients cope with the inexorable progression of the disease and the inevitability of death. Symptomatic treatments as well as respiratory insufficiency and nutritional life-sustaining therapies must be regularly evaluated as the disease progresses, without losing sight of the burden placed on the patient's non-professional caregivers...
May 4, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469499/a-case-of-statin-associated-autoimmune-myopathy
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Alexander J Sweidan, Anthony Leung, Cassandra J Kaiser, Sarah J Strube, Andrei N Dokukin, Stephen Romansky, Sassan Farjami
A 70-year-old previously independent man developed progressive proximal leg weakness resulting in a fall at home suffering traumatic brain injury. He was prescribed a statin medication two years prior, but this was discontinued on admission to the hospital due to concern for statin myopathy. His weakness continued to progress while in acute rehabilitation, along with the development of dysphagia requiring placement of gastrostomy tube and respiratory failure requiring tracheostomy. Corticosteroids and intravenous immunoglobulin were administered without response...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468263/an-evaluation-of-a-continuing-education-program-for-family-caregivers-of-ventilator-dependent-children-with-spinal-muscular-atrophy-sma
#15
Deborah S Boroughs
Until 25 years ago, there were limited options for long-term mechanical ventilation of children, and the majority of children were cared for in hospitals. However, with improving technology, the pediatric intensive care unit has moved from the hospital to a home setting, as children with increasingly complex healthcare needs are now often cared for by family members. One of the most complex care conditions involves ventilator and tracheostomy support. Advanced respiratory technologies that augment natural respiratory function prolong the lives of children with respiratory compromise; however, this care often comes with serious risks, including respiratory muscle impairment, respiratory failure, and chronic pulmonary disease...
April 29, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461543/predictive-associations-of-music-anxiety-and-sedative-exposure-on-mechanical-ventilation-weaning-trials
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Breanna Hetland, Ruth Lindquist, Craig R Weinert, Cynthia Peden-McAlpine, Kay Savik, Linda Chlan
BACKGROUND: Weaning from mechanical ventilation requires increased respiratory effort, which can heighten anxiety and later prolong the need for mechanical ventilation. OBJECTIVES: To examine the predictive associations of music intervention, anxiety, sedative exposure, and patients' characteristics on time to initiation and duration of weaning trials of patients receiving mechanical ventilation. METHODS: A descriptive, correlational design was used for a secondary analysis of data from a randomized trial...
May 2017: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460700/airways-and-injuries-protecting-our-pediatric-patients-from-respiratory-device-related-pressure-injuries
#17
REVIEW
Laura J Miske, Molly Stetzer, Melissa Garcia, Judith J Stellar
Pressure injury prevention is required in all health care environments. Respiratory technology includes invasive and noninvasive positive pressure ventilation methods of support and life-saving equipment. Pressure injury can occur from tracheostomy tubes and their securement devices, or use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation interfaces or the head gear. Methods instituted to decrease hospital-acquired pressure injury related to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation and tracheostomy securement devices are discussed...
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460695/reducing-fresh-tracheostomy-decannulations-following-implementation-of-a-fresh-tracheostomy-guideline
#18
REVIEW
Kristen Hood, Brennan Lewis, Cindy Darnell Bowens
Pediatric patients undergoing tracheostomy placement are often medically fragile with multiple comorbidities. The complexity of these patients partnered with the risks of a newly placed tracheostomy necessitates a clear understanding of patient management and clinical competence. At our institution, a quality improvement initiative was formed with a focus on increasing the safety of these patients by developing a postoperative care guideline.
June 2017: Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460120/post-neonatal-tetanus-in-a-picu-of-a-developing-economy-intensive-care-needs-outcome-and-predictors-of-mortality
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Suresh Kumar Angurana, Muralidharan Jayashree, Arun Bansal, Sunit Singhi, Karthi Nallasamy
Objectives: To evaluate pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) needs, outcome and predictors of mortality in post-neonatal tetanus. Materials and methods: Review of 30 consecutive post-neonatal tetanus cases aged 1 months to 12 years admitted to a PICU in north India over a period of 10 years (January 2006 to December 2015). Results: Chronic suppurative otitis media was the commonest portal of entry. All received tetanus toxoid, human tetanus immunoglobulin (HTIG) and appropriate antibiotics; 7 (23...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459759/managing-dysphagia-in-trachesotomized-patients-where-are-we-now
#20
Diane Goff
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Tracheostomized patients are medically complex and vulnerable. International attention is now focused on improving the safety and quality of their care. This review summarizes recent evidence in hot-topic areas pertinent to speech and language therapy (SLT) intervention for dysphagia management in tracheostomized patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The management of tracheostomized patients requires a truly multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach. Without this, patients remain tracheostomized and hospitalized for longer and have slower access to MDT members...
June 2017: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
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