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S Santiago-Martínez, A Laín, G Guillén, R Gander, S López-Fernández, F Pumarola, L Seidler, J Lloret
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric LTI is associated with significant morbid-mortality. Although historically first line treatment was surgical, conservative management is making headway. The purpose of this study was to analyze the management and surgical indications of LTI treated at our institution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of patients with LTI treated between 2007 and 2014. RESULTS: Six out of seven patients, with a median age of 4 years (2-15), had blunt traumas and one had an open trauma...
October 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
A Nor Rahimah, F I Shahfi, M Masaany, N Gazali, S H Siti
BACKGROUND: Laryngotracheal stenosis is a complex condition of airway compromise involving either the larynx or trachea, or both. OBJECTIVES: This paper describes a new method of endoscopically inserting a silicone tracheal T-tube as treatment for laryngotracheal stenosis. The advantages of this method over previously described methods are discussed.
October 2016: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
Anna M Ciccone, Camilla Vanni, Giulio Maurizi, Antonio D'Andrilli, Stylianos Korasidis, Mohsen Ibrahim, Claudio Andreetti, Federico Venuta, Erino A Rendina
Idiopathic subglottic stenosis is the most challenging condition in the field of upper airway reconstruction. We describe a successful novel technique for enlarging the airway space at the site of the laryngotracheal anastomosis in very high-level reconstructions.
November 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
David E Rosow, Jamal Ahmed
Importance: Adult laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is typically managed surgically, but some patients fail treatment because of rapid restenosis or granulation tissue formation. The need for frequent surgery or tracheostomy reduces the quality of life in these patients and poses a significant challenge for the treating physician. New adjuvant treatments are required to reduce the surgical burden of this condition. Objective: To examine whether patients with rapidly recurrent nonvasculitic LTS who fail surgical management of their stenosis (ie, requiring dilation more frequently than every 6 months) experience longer intervals between surgical procedures when receiving adjuvant treatment with low-dose methotrexate...
October 20, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Sean Lewis, Marisa Earley, Richard Rosenfeld, Joshua Silverman
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine if open surgical treatment options for adult and adolescent laryngotracheal stenosis are more successful than endoscopic procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. METHODS: Embase and MEDLINE were searched for publications on adult and adolescent patients (>13 years old) with laryngotracheal stenosis. Cause of stenosis (intubation, idiopathic, or trauma) and treatments (open laryngotracheal resection with anastomosis, open laryngotracheal reconstruction with expansion grafting, or endoscopic procedures) were included...
October 21, 2016: Laryngoscope
Charles W Lanks, Timothy L Van Natta, David W Hsia
Localized tracheobronchial amyloidosis is a rare disease that results from submucosal deposition of insoluble amyloid proteins in the large airways. Amyloidosis affecting the larynx and subglottic space typically results in unilateral, nodular vocal cord infiltration. It rarely can present with bilateral vocal cord involvement and can progress to lifethreatening respiratory failure due to upper airway obstruction. In these patients, typical treatment modalities such as CO2 laser ablation are often ineffectual...
October 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Vishwanatha R A P Reddy, Ivan Trus, Hans J Nauwynck
Although it has been speculated that the tracheal obstructions and asphyxiation during acute infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) are due to mucoid plugs/casts formed by mucus hypersecretion, there are no reports demonstrating this. Hence, in the present study, we first examined if the main respiratory mucins, MUC5AC and MUC5B, are expressed in the mucosae of larynx, trachea and bronchi of mock-inoculated and ILTV infected chickens. Second, the tracheas with plugs/casts were stained for mucins (MUC5AC and MUC5B) and nuclear material (traps)...
October 15, 2016: Virus Research
Richard Nicollas, Eric Moreddu, Claire Le Treut-Gay, Stéphane Roman, Julien Mancini, Jean-Michel Triglia
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this retrospective study is to compare the management and outcome of surgical treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis in children and infants with and without an associated neurological disorder. PATIENTS AND METHOD: In a series of children operated on for subglottic stenosis (SGS), patients with an associated neurological disorder were identified. The following criteria were compared in children with and without neurological disease: grade of stenosis, age, technique (Crico-Tracheal Resection (CTR), Laryngo-Tracheo-Plasty (LTP) in single and 2 stage, laser), analyzing duration, preoperative tracheostomy, decannulation rate, preoperative gastrostomy, and number of days in intensive care unit and in hospital...
September 29, 2016: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
L Y Li, H L Yi
Thyroid carcinoma is one of the most common cancer in the head and neck and its incidence shows an increasing tendency. Due to the special anatomical location of thyroid carcinoma, patients will have a bad prognosis outcome when cancer invades larynx and trachea. Surgical treatment is still a preferred therapy for thyroid carcinoma with laryngotracheal invasion, because it has the advantages such as high survival rate, low recurrence rate, relieving of airway obstruction, improving of postoperative quality of life...
September 7, 2016: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Konrad Hoetzenecker, Thomas Schweiger, Imme Roesner, Matthias Leonhard, Gabriel Marta, Doris M Denk-Linnert, Berit Schneider-Stickler, Wolfgang Bigenzahn, Walter Klepetko
OBJECTIVES: Repair of laryngotracheal stenosis with pronounced side-to-side narrowing and involvement of the glottis is challenging and usually requires laryngotracheal reconstruction with rib cartilage interpositions. This technique, as first described by Couraud, needs prolonged postoperative stabilization with Montgomery T-tubes, imposing significant morbidity and discomfort on patients. We describe our initial experience with a modified laryngotracheal reconstruction technique that avoids the need for prolonged postoperative stenting...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
L Pohjola, N Tammiranta, C Ek-Kommonen, T Soveri, M L Hänninen, M Fredriksson-Ahomaa, A Huovilainen
Backyard poultry is regaining popularity in Europe and increased interest in the health and management of non-commercial farms has resulted. Furthermore, commercial poultry farm owners have become concerned about the risk represented by contagious animal diseases that nearby backyard poultry could transmit. Fifty-one voluntary backyard chicken farms were visited between October 2012 and January 2013. Blood samples and individual cloacal swabs were collected from 457 chickens. In 44 farms (86%), one or more of the tested chickens had antibodies against avian encephalomyelitis and chicken infectious anemia viruses, 24 farms (47%) had chickens seropositive for infectious bronchitis virus, 10 farms (20%) had chickens seropositive for infectious bursal disease virus, six farms (12%) had chickens seropositive for infectious laryngotracheitis virus and two farms (5...
September 13, 2016: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
Hajime Takayasu, Kouji Masumoto, Miki Ishikawa, Takato Sasaki, Kentaro Ono
Recurrent tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is still difficult to diagnose and repair. In almost all cases, recurrence appears relatively soon after the primary surgery. We herein describe a case of recurrent TEF that appeared 10 years after the primary repair. At 2 years of age, the patient suffered from mental retardation due to encephalitis and developed a hiatus hernia with gastro-esophageal reflux. He underwent the repair of a hiatus hernia and fundoplication at 3 years of age. However, the hiatus hernia recurred 6 months after the operation...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
Garret Ma, Idris Samad, Kevin Motz, Linda X Yin, Madhavi V Duvvuri, Dacheng Ding, Daryan R Namba, Jennifer H Elisseeff, Maureen R Horton, Alexander T Hillel
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a chronic fibrotic disease characterized by fibroblast proliferation, collagen deposition, and matrix remodeling in the lamina propria of the larynx and/or trachea. Current medical therapies are limited by a poor understanding of the effector cell's (fibroblasts) cellular biology and metabolism. The purpose of this study was to compare cellular proliferation, function, and metabolism between normal and LTS-derived fibroblasts in vitro...
September 1, 2016: Laryngoscope
David E Rosow, Eric Barbarite
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Adult laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a potentially life-threatening disorder that can be difficult to diagnose and treat. Much is unknown regarding the etiology of airway stenosis, and while many patients do well with standard surgical management, the recurrence rate is significant. Few medical therapies exist, but there is a growing need. RECENT FINDINGS: Several basic science studies have shown a role of inflammatory signaling pathways in the development of LTS...
August 31, 2016: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
S J Mercer, C P Jones, M Bridge, E Clitheroe, B Morton, P Groom
INTRODUCTION: Non-iatrogenic trauma to the airway is rare and presents a significant challenge to the anaesthetist. Although guidelines for the management of the unanticipated difficult airway have been published, these do not make provision for the 'anticipated' difficult airway. This systematic review aims to inform best practice and suggest management options for different injury patterns. METHODS: A literature search was conducted using Embase, Medline, and Google Scholar for papers after the year 2000 reporting on the acute airway management of adult patients who suffered airway trauma...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
Livia Garavelli, Ilenia Maini, Federica Baccilieri, Ivan Ivanovski, Marzia Pollazzon, Simonetta Rosato, Lorenzo Iughetti, Sheila Unger, Andrea Superti-Furga, Marco Tartaglia
UNLABELLED: Myhre syndrome (OMIM 139210) is a rare developmental disorder inherited as an autosomal dominant trait and caused by a narrow spectrum of missense mutations in the SMAD4 gene. The condition features characteristic face, short stature, skeletal anomalies, muscle pseudohypertrophy, restricted joint mobility, stiff and thick skin, and variable intellectual disability. While most of the clinical features manifest during childhood, the diagnosis may be challenging during the first years of life...
October 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Nacira Laamiri, Pia Fällgren, Siamak Zohari, Jaouher Ben Ali, Abdeljelil Ghram, Mikael Leijon, Issam Hmila
A novel oligonucleotide suspension microarray (Luminex® microsphere system) is developed for rapid diagnosis of avian respiratory viruses of major clinical importance. This test was optimized and validated with 70 clinical samples. The developed tool was accurate for high throughput detection and differentiation of the most important avian respiratory viruses: avian influenza virus (AIV), Newcastle disease virus (NDV), infection bronchitis virus (IBV) and infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) in single and mixed viral infections...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Virginia Marugan-Hernandez, Charlotte Cockle, Sarah Macdonald, Elaine Pegg, Colin Crouch, Damer P Blake, Fiona M Tomley
BACKGROUND: Eimeria species are parasitic protozoa that cause coccidiosis, an intestinal disease commonly characterised by malabsorption, diarrhoea and haemorrhage that is particularly important in chickens. Vaccination against chicken coccidiosis is effective using wild-type or attenuated live parasite lines. The development of protocols to express foreign proteins in Eimeria species has opened up the possibility of using Eimeria live vaccines to deliver heterologous antigens and function as multivalent vaccine vectors that could protect chickens against a range of pathogens...
2016: Parasites & Vectors
S A R Nouraei, E Mucmur, A Dias, C R Butler, R Nandi, M J Eliott, R Hewitt
OBJECTIVE: To validate the airway-dyspnoea-voice-swallow (ADVS) instrument as a disease-specific patient-reported outcome measure in paediatric laryngotracheal stenosis. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: A quaternary referral centre for complex airway disease. PARTICIPANTS: Forty eight patients (30 males) with a means age of 49±49 months who underwent laryngotracheal surgery or microlaryngosocpy and bronchoscopy (MLB) following laryngotracheal surgery...
August 20, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Idris Samad, Lee Akst, Selmin Karatayli-Özgürsoy, Kristine Teets, Marissa Simpson, Ashwyn Sharma, Simon R A Best, Alexander T Hillel
Importance: Endoscopic airway surgery is a frequently used procedure in the management of laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS); however, no established outcome measures are available to assess treatment response. Objective: To assess acoustics and aerodynamic measures and voice- and dyspnea-related quality of life (QOL) in adult patients with LTS who undergo endoscopic airway surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: This case series compared preoperative measures and postoperative outcomes among adult patients who underwent endoscopic airway surgery for LTS from September 1, 2013, to September 30, 2015, at the tertiary care Johns Hopkins Voice Center...
August 11, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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