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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228052/inhalation-therapy-in-patients-with-tracheostomy-a-guide-to-clinicians
#1
Arzu Ari, James B Fink
Inhalation therapy has become a popular procedure for the treatment of patients with tracheostomy. However, clinicians are faced with many challenges during inhalation therapy because of the many factors affecting aerosol therapy to this patient population, and the lack of literature providing guidance in this area of research. Areas covered: The purpose of this paper is to describe the factors affecting aerosol drug delivery to patients with tracheostomy and to explain how to optimize inhalation therapy through device selection, interface selection and delivery technique in this patient population...
March 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045707/practice-guidelines-for-preoperative-fasting-and-the-use-of-pharmacologic-agents-to-reduce-the-risk-of-pulmonary-aspiration-application-to-healthy-patients-undergoing-elective-procedures-an-updated-report-by-the-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-task-force
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058124/airway-complications-from-an-esophageal-foreign-body
#3
Ismael Garcia, Joseph Varon, Salim Surani
Introduction. Foreign body impaction (FBI) in the esophagus can be a serious condition, which can have a high mortality among children and adults, if appropriate diagnosis and treatment are not instituted urgently. 80-90% of all foreign bodies trapped in the esophagus usually pass spontaneously through the digestive tract, without any medical or surgical intervention. 10-20% of them will need an endoscopic intervention. Case Report. We hereby present a case of a large chicken piece foreign body impaction in the esophagus in a 25-year-old male with mental retardation...
2016: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163937/a-narrowing-diagnosis-a-rare-cause-of-adult-croup-and-literature-review
#4
Jayshil J Patel, Emily Kitchin, Kurt Pfeifer
Croup or laryngotracheitis is rare in adults. We present a case of an otherwise healthy young woman that presented in the winter with 3 days of increasing dyspnea, cough, and fever. She was hemodynamically stable but was found to have a barking cough, paradoxical abdominal breathing, and stridor. Chest radiograph revealed subglottic narrowing. Respiratory viral nucleic acid amplification testing was positive for respiratory syncytial virus. The patient was treated with nebulized epinephrine, dexamethasone, and a helium-oxygen mixture...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026118/mounier-kuhn-syndrome-tracheobronchomegaly-an-analysis-of-eleven-cases
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Recep Akgedik, Harun Karamanli, Deniz Kizilirmak, Ali Bekir Kurt, Hasan Öztürk, Berna Botan Yildirim, Lütfullah Çakir
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Mounier-Kuhn syndrome (MKS) is a congenital disorder characterized by tracheobronchomegaly resulting from the absence of elastic fibers in the trachea and main bronchi or atrophy and thinning of the smooth muscle layer. In this syndrome, dead space associated with tracheobronchomegaly increases and discharge of secretions decreases because of ineffective coughing. The most common complications are recurrent lower respiratory tract infections and bronchiectasis. We examined the clinical characteristics, radiological features, and related complications of patients with MKS...
December 27, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938770/successful-healing-of-tracheal-radionecrosis-role-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy
#6
Miguel Ariza-Prota, Arturo Morales, Jose Grajeda, Rosa López-Lisbona, Noelia Cubero, Jordi Dorca, Antoni Rosell
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, the administration of 100% oxygen at pressures > 1 atm, is believed to promote wound healing by increasing angiogenesis and collagen synthesis. To our knowledge, this treatment modality has never been described in patients with tracheal radionecrosis. Here, we report the case of a 55-year-old man diagnosed with stage IIIB lung adenocarcinoma who was treated with chemotherapy and concomitant external intensity-modulated radiotherapy involving the left lung and mediastinum. Nine months later, he presented with neck pain, cough with mucopurulent sputum, and fever...
December 2016: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867581/the-diseases-of-airway-tracheal-diverticulum-a-review-of-the-literature
#7
REVIEW
Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Muzaffer Elmali, Dilek Saglam, Cetin Celenk
Tracheal diverticulum (DV) is a type of paratracheal air cyst (PTAC) that is often asymptomatic and usually detected incidentally by imaging methods. Tracheal DV are divided into two subgroups: congenital and acquired. Dysphagia, odynophagia, neck pain, hoarseness, hemoptysis, choking, and recurrent episodes of hiccups and burping can also be seen in symptomatic patients. Thin-section multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) is useful for diagnosis of tracheal diverticulum. The relationship between DV and tracheal lumen can be demonstrated by axial, coronal, and sagittal reformat multiplanar images...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870576/airway-management-strategies-for-brain-injured-patients-meeting-standard-criteria-to-consider-extubation-a-prospective-cohort-study
#8
Victoria A McCredie, Niall D Ferguson, Ruxandra L Pinto, Neill K J Adhikari, Robert A Fowler, Martin G Chapman, Althea Burrell, Andrew J Baker, Deborah J Cook, Maureen O Meade, Damon C Scales
RATIONALE: Patients with acute brain injury are frequently capable of breathing spontaneously with minimal ventilatory support despite persistent neurological impairment. OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe factors associated with extubation timing, success, and primary tracheostomy in these patients. METHODS: We conducted a prospective multicenter observational cohort study in three academic hospitals in Toronto, Canada. Consecutive brain-injured adults receiving mechanical ventilation for at least 24 hours in three intensive care units were screened by study personnel daily for extubation consideration criteria...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27840372/does-surgical-repair-still-have-a-role-for-iatrogenic-tracheobronchial-rupture-clinical-analysis-of-a-thoracic-surgeon-s-opinion
#9
Sung Kwang Lee, Do Hyung Kim, Sang Kwon Lee, Yeong-Dae Kim, Jeong Su Cho, Hoseok I
PURPOSE: The choice of surgical repair or conservative treatment for iatrogenic tracheobronchial rupture (ITBR) remains controversial. However, thoracic surgeons consider that surgical repair is an important treatment modality. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical results from the perspective of the surgery-preferred group. METHODS: We treated 11 patients (8 women and 3 men; age: 52.6 ± 22.9 years) with ITBR from January 2011 to January 2016. A posterolateral thoracotomy or a trans-tracheal approach was performed according to the mechanism of injury...
December 20, 2016: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818330/alive-in-the-airways-live-endobronchial-foreign-bodies
#10
REVIEW
Syed Rizwan Ali, Atul C Mehta
Aspiration of a foreign body into the lower airways is a common occurrence and can cause significant morbidity and mortality in humans. Most foreign bodies of the tracheobronchial tree are inanimate. However, the medical literature includes reports of live foreign bodies in the airways. Fish, leeches, and roundworms are the most common live foreign bodies of the lower airways. Fishermen are more prone to experience a live fish aspiration, whereas substandard conditions may expose individuals to leech and roundworm infestations...
February 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794574/short-term-use-of-uncovered-self-expanding-metallic-airway-stents-for-severe-expiratory-central-airway-collapse
#11
Adnan Majid, Daniel Alape, Fayez Kheir, Erik Folch, Sebastian Ochoa, Alejandro Folch, Sidhu P Gangadharan
BACKGROUND: Patients with severe symptomatic expiratory central airway collapse (ECAC) undergo a stent trial to determine whether they are candidate for tracheobronchoplasty. Most stent trials were done using silicone stents. However, there was a higher number of silicone stent-related complications. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of short-term uncovered self-expanding metallic airway stents (USEMAS) in patients with ECAC...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759743/perioperative-and-periprocedural-airway-management-and-respiratory-safety-for-the-obese-patient-2016-siaarti-consensus
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Flavia Petrini, Ida Di Giacinto, Rita Cataldo, Clelia Esposito, Vittorio Pavoni, Paolo Donato, Antonella Trolio, Guido Merli, Massimiliano Sorbello, Paolo Pelosi
Proper management of obese patients requires a team vision and appropriate behaviors by all health care providers in hospital. Specialist competencies are fundamental, as are specific clinical pathways and good clinical practices designed to deal with patients whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is ≥30 kg/m2. Standards of care for bariatric and non-bariatric surgery and for the critical care management of this population exist but are not well defined nor clearly followed in every hospital. Thus every anesthesiologist is likely to deal with this challenging population...
2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777507/fully-covered-metallic-stents-for-the-treatment-of-benign-airway-stenosis
#13
Caroline Dahlqvist, Sebahat Ocak, Maximilien Gourdin, Anne Sophie Dincq, Laurie Putz, Jean-Paul d'Odémont
Introduction. We herein report our experience with new fully covered self-expanding metallic stents in the setting of inoperable recurrent benign tracheobronchial stenosis. Methods. Between May 2010 and July 2014, 21 Micro-Tech® FC-SEMS (Nanjing Co., Republic of Korea) were placed in our hospital in 16 patients for inoperable, recurrent (after dilatation), and symptomatic benign airway stenosis. Their medical files were retrospectively reviewed in December 2014, with focus on stent's tolerance and durability data...
2016: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707500/pathophysiology-research-challenges-and-clinical-management-of-smoke-inhalation-injury
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REVIEW
Perenlei Enkhbaatar, Basil A Pruitt, Oscar Suman, Ronald Mlcak, Steven E Wolf, Hiroyuki Sakurai, David N Herndon
Smoke inhalation injury is a serious medical problem that increases morbidity and mortality after severe burns. However, relatively little attention has been paid to this devastating condition, and the bulk of research is limited to preclinical basic science studies. Moreover, no worldwide consensus criteria exist for its diagnosis, severity grading, and prognosis. Therapeutic approaches are highly variable depending on the country and burn centre or hospital. In this Series paper, we discuss understanding of the pathophysiology of smoke inhalation injury, the best evidence-based treatments, and challenges and future directions in diagnostics and management...
October 1, 2016: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566790/transtracheal-jet-ventilation-in-the-can-t-intubate-can-t-oxygenate-emergency-a-systematic-review
#15
REVIEW
L V Duggan, B Ballantyne Scott, J A Law, I R Morris, M F Murphy, D E Griesdale
BACKGROUND: Transtracheal jet ventilation (TTJV) is recommended in several airway guidelines as a potentially life-saving procedure during the 'Can't Intubate Can't Oxygenate' (CICO) emergency. Some studies have questioned its effectiveness. METHODS: Our goal was to determine the complication rates of TTJV in the CICO emergency compared with the emergency setting where CICO is not described (non-CICO emergency) or elective surgical setting. Several databases of published and unpublished literature were searched systematically for studies describing TTJV in human subjects...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27566791/systematic-review-of-the-anaesthetic-management-of-non-iatrogenic-acute-adult-airway-trauma
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27538676/tracheostomy-or-not-prediction-of-prolonged-mechanical-ventilation-in-guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome
#17
Christa Walgaard, Hester F Lingsma, Pieter A van Doorn, Mathieu van der Jagt, Ewout W Steyerberg, Bart C Jacobs
BACKGROUND: Respiratory insufficiency occurs in 20 % of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients, and the duration of mechanical ventilation (MV) ranges widely. We identified predictors of prolonged MV to guide clinical decision-making on tracheostomy. METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data from 552 patients with GBS in the context of two clinical trials and three cohort studies in The Netherlands. Potential predictors for prolonged MV, defined as duration of ≥14 days, were considered using crosstabs...
February 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518664/fire-related-inhalation-injury
#18
REVIEW
Robert L Sheridan
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August 4, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27439772/airway-stenting-in-the-management-of-iatrogenic-tracheal-injuries-10-year-experience
#19
Rachid Tazi-Mezalek, Ali I Musani, Sophie Laroumagne, Philippe J Astoul, Xavier B D'Journo, Pascal A Thomas, Hervé Dutau
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Iatrogenic tracheal injury (ITI) is a rare yet severe complication of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement or tracheostomy. ITI is suspected in patients with clinical and/or radiographic signs or inefficient mechanical ventilation (MV) following these procedures. Bronchoscopy is used to establish a definitive diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-centre chart review of 35 patients between 2004 and 2014. Depending on the nature and location of ITI and need for MV, patients were triaged to surgical repair, endoscopic management with airway stents or conservative treatment consisting of ETT or tracheotomy cannula (TC) placement distal to the wound and bronchoscopic surveillance...
November 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27437615/percutaneous-techniques-versus-surgical-techniques-for-tracheostomy
#20
REVIEW
Patrick Brass, Martin Hellmich, Angelika Ladra, Jürgen Ladra, Anna Wrzosek
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy formation is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in critically ill intensive care participants requiring long-term mechanical ventilation. Both surgical tracheostomies (STs) and percutaneous tracheostomies (PTs) are used in current surgical practice; but until now, the optimal method of performing tracheostomies in critically ill participants remains unclear. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the effectiveness and safety of percutaneous techniques compared to surgical techniques commonly used for elective tracheostomy in critically ill participants (adults and children) to assess whether there was a difference in complication rates between the procedures...
July 20, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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