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angina Ludwig

Elijah Olufemi Oyetola, Taiwo Oyewole, Micheal Adedigba, Stephen Tunde Aregbesola, Kehinde Umezudike, Adedotun Adewale
INTRODUCTION: Various studies have reported poor awareness and knowledge of dentistry in the Nigerian population. There is, however, paucity of information assessing the knowledge and awareness of medical doctors/students and nurses about dentistry. The present study is aimed at determining the knowledge and awareness of medical doctors/students and nurses about dentistry. METHODS: Self-administered questionnaires were randomly distributed among medical doctors/students, and nurses of Obafemi Awolowo Teaching Hospitals' Complex, Ile-Ife, Nigeria...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
Anthony Manasia, Nagendra Y Madisi, Adel Bassily-Marcus, John Oropello, Roopa Kohli-Seth
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: IDCases
Andrew Botha, Fred Jacobs, Corne Postma
INTRODUCTION: Ludwig's angina (LA) still presents regularly at our tertiary academic hospital. Various etiologies and comorbid diseases are documented worldwide, but the South African population has not been studied. AIM: To establish whether LA cases presenting to the department are different from international reports regarding etiology and comorbidities. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of patients presenting with LA to a tertiary hospital...
July 2015: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Satvinder Singh Bakshi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2016: Archives of Disease in Childhood
Gaurav Kataria, Aditi Saxena, Sanjeev Bhagat, Baldev Singh, Manpreet Kaur, Gurpreet Kaur
INTRODUCTION: Deep neck space infections (DNSI) are serious diseases that involve several spaces in the neck. The common primary sources of DNSI are dental infections, tonsillar and salivary gland infections, malignancies, and foreign bodies. With widespread use of antibiotics, the prevalence of DNSI has been reduced. Common complications of DNSI include airway obstruction, jugular vein thrombosis, and sepsis. Treatment principally comprises airway management, antibiotic therapy, and surgical intervention...
July 2015: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Benjamin Fomete, Rowland Agbara, Daniel Otasowie Osunde, Charles N Ononiwu
OBJECTIVES: Infection involving the orbit, zygomatic space, lateral pharyngeal space, or hemifacial and oral floor phlegmon is referred to as cervicofacialvinfection (CFI). When diagnosis and/or adequate treatment are delayed, these infections can be life-threatening. Most cases are the result of odontogenic infections. We highlight our experiences in the management of this life-threatening condition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study of patients who presented with CFI from December 2005 to June 2012 at the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic or the Accident and Emergency Unit of Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital (Zaria, Nigeria)...
December 2015: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
M P Sujatha, Ravi Madhusudhana, K S Amrutha, Neha Nupoor
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Tristan C Dumbarton, Orlando R Hung, Blaine Kent
In this report, we describe the case of a young female with Down syndrome who presented to the anesthesia service after pulseless electrical activity arrest with a King LT(S)-D extraglottic airway device in situ. She had multiple predictors of difficult intubation, including what appeared to be a submental mass consistent with Ludwig's angina. She went on to receive an urgent tracheotomy because of those predictors but had full resolution of the submental mass on removal of the extraglottic airway device, which had been overinflated at the time of insertion...
February 15, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Eunice E Dixon, Russell W Steele
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
Kemal Tekeli, Guven Kaya, Samuel Grant, Michael Williams, David Howlett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2015: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Emily Lovallo, Sarah Patterson, Mitchel Erickson, Cynthia Chin, Paul Blanc, Timur S Durrani
Sublingual hematoma secondary to short-acting anticoagulants such as warfarin has been labeled "pseudo-Ludwig's angina" to distinguish it from the classic syndrome of localized infection and swelling involving the upper airway. Sublingual hematoma with airway compromise secondary to brodifacoum, a common long-acting anticoagulant rodenticide, has only been reported in the veterinary literature. We report a case of massive tongue swelling and impending airway compromise in the context of an intentional long-acting anticoagulant ingestion leading to coagulopathy...
April 2013: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
Roberto Taboada Fellini, Daniel Volquind, Otávio Haygert Schnor, Marcelo Gustavo Angeletti, Olívia Egger de Souza
BACKGROUND: Ludwig's angina (LA) is an infection of the submandibular space, first described by Wilhelm Frederick von Ludwig in 1836. It represents an entity difficult to manage due to the rapid progression and difficulty in maintaining airway patency, a major challenge in medical practice, resulting in asphyxia and death in 8-10% of patients. OBJECTIVE: Describe a case of a patient with Ludwig's angina undergoing surgery, with emphasis on airway management, in addition to reviewing the articles published in the literature on this topic...
July 31, 2015: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Silpa Yalamanchili, Wayne Bond Lau
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Engin Umut Sakarya, Erkan Kulduk, Onur Gündoğan, Fatih Kemal Soy, Rıza Dündar, Ahmet Erdem Kılavuz, Can Özbay, Erdem Eren, Abdulkadir İmre
OBJECTIVES: This retrospective study aims to detect the prognostic factors which affect the duration of hospital stay and evaluate the complications which develop in patients with deep neck infection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 77 patients (40 males, 37 females; mean age 42.4±20.1 years; range 11 to 88 years) treated with a diagnosis of deep neck infection in our clinic between November 2006 and November 2012. Patients' demographic and clinical features were analyzed to detect their associations with development of complications and hospitalization time...
2015: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
R K Mahajan, S Sharma, P Madan, N Sharma
Salmonella Typhi has rarely been associated with focal abscesses; and in literature, there is no evidence of its association with abscesses in the neck spaces. Ability of Salmonella Typhi to invade and localise in the neck spaces not only poses a diagnostic challenge but also underscores the necessity to understand the mechanisms that facilitate Salmonella Typhi to establish infections at sites completely non-traditional to the organism.
April 2015: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
Abhay Taranath Kamath, Manish Kumar Bhagania, R Balakrishna, Ganesh Kamath Sevagur, R Amar
Ludwig's angina is a potentially life threatening disease that can arise from odontogenic infections if they are not attended well in advance. Its incidence in pregnancy is rare, but has been reported. Pregnancy is associated with complex physiological changes in the body which can make small dental infections assume grave proportions if not treated appropriately. This article presents a case of a 24 year old, 32 week pregnant lady who reported with swelling around the jaws and neck, difficulty in breathing and swallowing since 2 days...
March 2015: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
Hossein Samaei, Tracey Joy Weiland, Stuart Dilley, George Alexander Jelinek
Background. We aimed to determine Australasian Specialist Emergency Physicians' and Emergency Physicians in Training (Trainees') level of knowledge of common dental emergencies. We also explored confidence in managing dental emergencies; predictors of confidence and knowledge; and preferences for further dental education. Methods. A questionnaire was distributed electronically (September 2011) and directly (November 2011) to Fellows and Trainees of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. It explored demographics, confidence, knowledge of dental emergencies, and educational preferences...
2015: Emergency Medicine International
Laura Andrews, Sanjay Arora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2015: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Tareq Ibrahim, Nicolas Langwieser, Michael Dommasch, Moritz Wildgruber, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Hans Krankenberg, Marco Roffi, Alberto Cremonesi
BACKGROUND: A 68-year-old male smoker presented with progressive symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency and angina. His past medical history included arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidaemia as well as diffuse coronary artery disease including left main disease. Of note, he had undergone coronary bypass surgery 12 years earlier utilising the left internal mammary artery. INVESTIGATION: Physical examination, laboratory tests, duplex ultrasound imaging, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging and coronary angiography...
March 2015: EuroIntervention
I Mohamad, S Zulkifli, Mn Soleh, Ra Rahman
Neck mass is a common condition in primary care. The most common affected area is the cervical lymph node. The neck region is also prone infection as structurally the nodes and spaces are in close contact with the upper respiratory tract and the alimentary tract. Oral cavity is one of the most common route for harbouring infection. Poor oral hygeine and periapical dental problems are the main causes. Thus, it is important to perform a complete oral cavity examination even when trismus is present. Besides dental caries, floor of the mouth should be inspected for oedema that may impose threat to the upper airway...
2012: Malaysian Family Physician
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