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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749718/ectopic-intralaryngo-tracheal-thyroid-tissue-causing-neonatal-death
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Lauren Furnas, Huda Safa, Fiona Hutchinson, Lindsay Joseph, Jane E Armes
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic thyroid tissue can be found anywhere along the embryologic path of thyroid descent. Intralaryngo-tracheal thyroid tissue is the least common site of ectopia and can present with upper airways obstruction. Its presentation in the neonate is exceptional. CASE REPORT: We describe a term female neonate with subglottic thyroid tissue causing near-total occlusion of the larynx, which led to upper airways obstruction and neonatal death. CONCLUSION: This emphasizes the importance of considering intralaryngo-tracheal tumors as a cause of acute and otherwise unexplainable respiratory distress immediately after birth...
July 27, 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745802/progressive-subglottic-stenosis-in-a-child-with-pallister-killian-syndrome
#2
Tadashi Shiohama, Katsunori Fujii, Kenji Shimizu, Hirofumi Ohashi, Tomozumi Takatani, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Gen Nishimura, Mitsuhiro Kato, Naoki Shimojo
Pallister-Killian syndrome (PKS) is rare genetic disorder caused by tetrasomy 12p mosaicism with supernumerary isochromosome 12p that manifests with intellectual disability, craniofacial dysmorphism, and epilepsy. Although PKS presents as a multisystem morphological defect, respiratory system involvement is rare, except for diaphragmatic hernia. We are the first to report a case of PKS with progressive subglottic stenosis. Subglottic stenosis is a potentially lethal condition due to severe respiratory obstruction and difficult intubation; therefore, further accumulation of cases is required to assess the causal link between PKS and subglottic stenosis...
July 26, 2017: Congenital Anomalies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743333/-comprehensive-effect-of-subglottic-secretion-drainage-on-patients-with-mechanical-ventilation-in-icu-a-meta-analysis
#3
Xiaowen Sun, Jiale Zhang, Ting Jiang, Rui Tang, Xia Chen, Fen Liu, Kejian Qian, Rong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To systematically evaluate the comprehensive effect of subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) on patients with mechanical ventilation (MV) in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: The randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) comparing SSD (intervention group) versus non-SSD (control group) in adult patients with MV in ICU was collected through the databases such as the PubMed database of the National Library of Medicine, CNKI, Wanfang database and the Chinese journal of science and technology database (VIP)...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739332/effects-of-voice-therapy-on-muscle-tension-dysphonia-a-systematic-literature-review
#4
REVIEW
Gabriela da Cunha Pereira, Isadora de Oliveira Lemos, Camila Dalbosco Gadenz, Mauriceia Cassol
The present study aimed to carry out a systematic review of the effects of voice therapy on individuals diagnosed with muscle tension dysphonia (MTD) or hyperfunctional dysphonia. This is a systematic literature review on the databases Medline (via PubMed), Cochrane Library, Scopus, and Lilacs using a search strategy related to the theme of the study. The selection included clinical trials that assessed the effects of speech therapy intervention on patients diagnosed with MTD or hyperfunctional dysphonia published over the last 10 years in Portuguese, English, or Spanish...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733315/evaluation-of-the-safety-and-effectiveness-of-the-rapid-flow-expulsion-maneuver-to-clear-subglottic-secretions-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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EDITORIAL
Keith D Lamb, Eric J Kriner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720674/tracheal-tube-design-and-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#6
REVIEW
Anahita Rouzé, Emmanuelle Jaillette, Julien Poissy, Sébastien Préau, Saad Nseir
Microaspiration of contaminated oropharyngeal and gastric secretions is the main mechanism for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in critically ill patients. Improving the performance of tracheal tubes in reducing microaspiration is one potential means to prevent VAP. The aim of this narrative review is to discuss recent findings on the impact of tracheal tube design on VAP prevention. Several randomized controlled studies have reported that subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) is efficient in VAP prevention...
July 18, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715559/interferon-%C3%AE-treatment-of-human-laryngotracheal-stenosis-derived-fibroblasts
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Kevin Motz, Idris Samad, Linda X Yin, Michael K Murphy, Madhavi Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a fibroproliferative disorder of the glottis, subglottis, and trachea. In models of fibrosis from other organ systems, the CD4+ T-cell response has been shown to regulate extracellular matrix deposition. Specifically, helper T cell 2 (TH2) promotes fibrosis, whereas TH1 and associated cytokines have been shown to be antifibrotic. However, this antifibrotic effect of the TH1 response has not been demonstrated in LTS. Objective: To determine whether the TH1 cytokine interferon-γ inhibits the function of LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
July 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714564/laryngeal-distribution-of-recurrent-respiratory-papillomatosis-in-a-previously-untreated-cohort
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Peter A Benedict, Ryan Ruiz, MiJin Yoo, Avanti Verma, Omar H Ahmed, Binhuan Wang, Gregory R Dion, Andrew Voigt, Albert Merati, Clark A Rosen, Milan R Amin, Ryan C Branski
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To describe the distribution of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) lesions across 21 laryngeal anatomic regions in previously untreated patients at initial presentation to provide insight regarding the natural history of RRP. STUDY DESIGN: Multi-institutional, retrospective case series. METHODS: Initial laryngoscopic examination videos of 83 previously untreated patients with adult-onset RRP were reviewed. Papilloma locations were recorded using a 21-region laryngeal schematic...
July 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688566/dysphagia-in-healthy-children-characteristics-and-management-of-a-consecutive-cohort-at-a-tertiary-centre
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Orysya Svystun, Wendy Johannsen, Rabin Persad, Justine M Turner, Carina Majaesic, Hamdy El-Hakim
OBJECTIVE: Whereas the literature is replete with reports on complex children with dysphagia (DP), the parameters characterizing non-neurologically impaired (NNI) children have been underreported, leaving a substantial knowledge gap. We set to characterize a consecutive cohort of NNI children, their management, and outcomes. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective case series. Children (<18 years old) attending a tertiary multidisciplinary swallowing clinic were eligible...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688557/the-outcomes-of-endoscopic-management-in-young-children-with-subglottic-stenosis
#10
Chao Chen, Wei-Hua Ni, Tan-le Tian, Zheng-Min Xu
Subglottic stenosis (SGS) is a common cause of obstructed airway in children, and the treatment of pediatric SGS, especially congenital SGS, remains a challenge for the otolaryngologist. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the outcomes of endoscopic management in young children with SGS. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of treatment with endoscopic balloon dilation (EBD) or EBD combined with endoscopic anterior cricoid split (EACS) for young SGS children, from December 2008 to December 2015...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660690/neonatal-dysphonia-caused-by-subglottic-infantile-hemangioma
#11
Yoriko Matsuzawa-Kinomura, Michio Ozeki, Hiroki Otsuka, Kenji Orii, Toshiyuki Fukao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 28, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658880/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-endotracheal-tube-size-in-paediatric-patients-and-its-comparison-with-physical-indices-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
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Jagadish G Sutagatti, Ranjana Raja, Madhuri S Kurdi
INTRODUCTION: Choosing the correct Endotracheal Tube (ETT) size is important in paediatric anaesthesia. The subglottic diameter being the narrowest diameter of the paediatric upper airway plays an important role in appropriate ETT size selection. AIM: This study was planned to determine the accuracy of Ultrasonography (USG) to assess the appropriate ETT size and compare it with physical indices based formulae. The secondary outcome was to assess the number of times the tube was changed based on air leak test for USG estimated tube size...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636155/the-use-of-transnasal-humidified-rapid-insufflation-ventilatory-exchange-thrive-in-17-cases-of-subglottic-stenosis
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Kim To, Fleur Harding, McNeill Scott, Pamela Milligan, Iain J Nixon, Richard Adamson, Alistair F McNarry
Shared airway management in patients with subglottic stenosis (SGS) is challenging for both the anaesthetist and surgeon. Various methods of airway management have been described but currently no gold standard exists. Jet ventilation has been described as the preferred technique despite a UK National Survey highlighting potential complications including pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, surgical emphysema, hypoxia and death. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
June 21, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623039/the-acoustic-characteristics-of-the-voice-in-cochlear-implanted-children-a-longitudinal-study
#14
Yajing Wang, Faya Liang, Jinshan Yang, Xueyuan Zhang, Jiahao Liu, Yiqing Zheng
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to characterize changes in the voice and vowel articulation of prelingually deaf children after cochlear implantation. METHODS: In this study, the patient group included 30 prelingually deaf children who underwent unilateral cochlear implantation at 4-6 years of age. The control group included normally hearing children of the same age. All deaf children had follow-ups before cochlear implantation and at 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 months after implantation...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620493/a-bronchoscopic-approach-to-benign-subglottic-stenosis
#15
Tuhina Raman, Kshitij Chatterjee, Bashar N Alzghoul, Ayoub A Innabi, Ozlem Tulunay, Thaddeus Bartter, Nikhil K Meena
OBJECTIVES: Subglottic stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the tracheal lumen at the level of subglottis (the area in between the vocal cords and the cricoid cartilage). It can cause significant symptoms due to severe attenuation of airflow. We describe our experience in alleviating symptoms by addressing the stenosis using fibreoptic bronchoscopic methods. METHODS: We report all concurrent cases performed between September 2015 and July 2016. We use a combination of balloon dilation, electro-surgery knife to dilate and incise stenotic segments followed by steroid injection to modulate healing...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619544/changes-in-tracheostomy-and-intubation-related-tracheal-stenosis-implications-for-surgery
#16
Samuel S Kim, Zain Khalpey, Charles Hsu, Alex G Little
BACKGROUND: This study sought to identify the changing characteristic patterns and locations of stenosis after tracheostomy or intubation and to assess the risk factors associated with perioperative complication and restenosis after primary resection and reconstruction. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed (January /2012 to March 2015) on patients treated at the University of Arizona Medical Center (Tucson, Arizona) who had symptomatic tracheal stenosis secondary to prolonged intubation or tracheostomy...
June 13, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609773/transoral-robotic-surgery-total-laryngectomy-evaluation-of-functional-and-survival-outcomes-in-a-retrospective-case-series-at-a-single-institution
#17
Giri Krishnan, Suren Krishnan
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic surgery total laryngectomy (TORS-TL) is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgical approach which can theoretically minimise the morbidity of large external incisions and limit dissection of tissue planes so as to reduce the risk of pharyngocutaneous fistulae related to poor tissue healing secondary to radiation soft tissue injury or malnutrition. The purpose of this paper was to report our experience with this uncommon surgical approach. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted at a single institution to evaluate the functional and survival outcomes of a series of patients who underwent TORS-TL...
June 14, 2017: ORL; Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and its related Specialties
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605121/do-laryngoscopic-findings-reflect-the-characteristics-of-reflux-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#18
Y C Lee, O E Kwon, J M Park, Y G Eun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (24h MII-pH) parameters and each item of the reflux finding score (RFS) to determine whether the laryngoscopic findings of the RFS could reflect the characteristics of reflux in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients complaining of LPR symptoms were evaluated via a 24h MII-pH...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599523/threshold-of-oscillation-of-a-vocal-fold-replica-with-unilateral-surface-growths
#19
Paul Luizard, Xavier Pelorson
Among vocal fold diseases, the presence of a surface growth is often encountered and can be considered a public health issue. While more energy is required to achieve phonation than in healthy cases, this situation can lead to a wide range of voice perturbations, from a change of voice quality to aphonia. The present study aims at providing finer comprehension of the physical phenomena underlying this type of pathological phonation process. A vocal fold replica is used to perform measurements of mechanical responses of each vocal fold as well as of the subglottal pressure in both healthy and pathological configurations...
May 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596100/aerodynamic-patterns-in-patients-with-voice-disorders-a-retrospective-study
#20
Marina Gilman, Brian Petty, Carissa Maira, Madeleine Pethan, Lijia Wang, Edie R Hapner, Michael M Johns
OBJECTIVE: A recently published retrospective chart review of aerodynamic profiles of women with primary muscle tension dysphonia by Gillespie et al (2013) identified various relationships between mean airflow rate (MFR) and estimated subglottal pressure (est-Psub). The current retrospective study expanded the diagnostic categories to include all voice disorders referred for voice therapy. Three research questions were proposed: (1) Are there differences in the MFR and the est-Psub compared with the normal control group? (2) Within the disordered population, are there different variations in the pairing of MFR and est-Psub? (3) If these variations exist, are they diagnosis specific? METHODS: A retrospective chart review of patients seen for acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessment at the Emory Voice Center between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014, were examined for aerodynamic measures of est-Psub and MFR; of these, 192 met the inclusion criteria...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
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