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Landerholm Asa H - - 2011
Eighteen patients with peripheral neuropathic pain (PNeP) and seven patients with central post-stroke pain (CPSP) all suffering from dynamic mechanical allodynia (DMA) in a limb were studied. From recent research it is reasonable to suggest that A-beta fibres constitute the peripheral substrate for DMA in patients with PNeP. The pathophysiological ...
Jalali Navid - - 2010
  Organophosphorous pesticides (OP) are widely used in agriculture without proper control in the Islamic Republic of Iran and thus OP poisonings are common in this country. Epidemiological and management aspects of OP have been studied in detail, but there have been very few reports on peripheral polyneuropathy, particularly electrophysiological ...
Toulon Pierre - - 2010
Sampling small volumes of blood may be necessary, particularly in pediatric patients, or in case of difficult or recurrent venipunctures. Routine hemostasis test results evaluated in partial- and full-draw evacuated polymer tubes obtained in 4 centers were compared. No relevant discrepancy (Bland-Altman) was found between test results measured in partial- ...
Davis Daniel P - - 2011
Prehospital personnel rely on timely and accurate pulse oximetry data when performing critical skills, such as rapid-sequence intubation (RSI). However, loss of signal may be a frequent occurrence in patients with poor peripheral perfusion. In addition, a delay or latency period in the timeliness of pulse oximetry data may exist ...
Blaivas Michael - - 2010
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency of inadequate needle chest thoracostomy in the prehospital setting in trauma patients suspected of having a pneumothorax (PTX) on the basis of physical examination. This study took place at a level I trauma center. All trauma patients arriving via emergency ...
Turner Ben - - 2010
Vertigo can be defined as an illusion or hallucination of movement. The control of balance is complicated. Vertigo can be caused by many different pathologies, some of which are potentially life threatening. An important differentiation is whether the symptoms of vertigo originate from a central or peripheral origin. Clues to ...
Piciucchi Matteo M Digestive and Liver Disease Unit, II Medical School, University Sapienza, S. Andrea Hospital, Via Di Grottarossa 1035, Rome, Italy. - - 2010
To assess the rate of spontaneous tube migration and to compare the effects of naso-gastric and naso-intestinal (NI) (beyond the ligament of Treitz) feeding in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). After bedside intragastric insertion, tube position was assessed, and enteral nutrition (EN) started at day 4, irrespective of tube localization. Patients ...
Szeto Christopher - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Accidental decannulation is the most common and serious complication associated with tracheostomy in obese patients. We lack a simple way to choose appropriate-size tracheostomy tubes in this patient subset. Our purpose was to 1) establish the range of trachea-to-skin soft tissue thickness (TTSSTT) in obese patients and 2) determine ...
Byhahn C - - 2010
Several studies have shown that video laryngoscopy enhances the laryngeal view in patients with apparently normal and anticipated difficult airways. The utility of the novel, portable, battery-powered C-MAC video laryngoscope is unproven, but its design makes it potentially useful for emergency situations. We hypothesized that, in patients with a simulated ...
Zlotnik Alexander - - 2010
Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, characterized by episodes of unexplained fever, anhidrosis, pain insensitivity despite intact tactile perception, self-mutilating behavior, mental retardation, and autonomic nervous system (ANS) abnormalities. We present a case series of three patients with CIPA who underwent semielective orthopedic ...
Nishiwaki Shinji - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Upper gastrointestinal (GI) hemorrhage after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) is sometimes reported as one of the serious complications. Our purpose was to clarify the cause of upper GI hemorrhage after PEG. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively investigated the causes of upper GI hemorrhage among a total of 416 patients ...
Simonelli Marilia - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: Sporadic episodes of aspiration may occur after supracricoid partial laryngectomy. To prevent risks of pulmonary consequences, a limitation of oral intake of food or a "nothing by mouth" regimen has been suggested. The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term swallowing and pulmonary status of patients after ...
Archontaki Maria - - 2010
To study speech and swallowing in patients who underwent microvascular free flap reconstruction after major surgery of the oral cavity. Twenty patients, 17 men and 3 women, with a mean age of 58.5 years (range 27-79 years) were included in the study. Squamous cell carcinoma was the most common malignancy. ...
Tan B H - - 2010
The Laryngeal Mask Airway (LMA) Supreme is a new supraglottic airway incorporating features of the LMA Proseal, LMA Fastrach and LMA Unique. We evaluated the LMA Supreme in 100 patients with normal airways having elective surgery. Our success rates of insertion and ventilation were 96% at the first attempt and ...
Tham Huae Min - - 2010
PURPOSE: The Supreme laryngeal mask airway (SLMA) is a new single-use advanced form of the Proseal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA). This study tested the hypothesis that the SLMA is equally as effective as the PLMA as a supraglottic ventilatory device in anesthetized paralyzed adult patients. METHODS: Size 4 SLMAs and ...
Byhahn C - - 2010
AIM: Several studies have shown that video laryngoscopy enhances the laryngeal view in patients with apparently normal and anticipated difficult airways. The utility of the novel, portable, battery-powered C-MAC video laryngoscope is unproven, but its design makes it potentially useful for emergency situations. We hypothesized that, in patients with a ...
Ekbom Dale C - - 2010
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Review of clinical experience and results using botulinum toxin type A (BTX) for the management of adult patients with respiratory compromise due to new onset bilateral vocal fold motion impairment (BVFMI). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: The records of 11 patients from two institutions with respiratory compromise due ...
Raheem Mohamed Samy Abdel - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Several devices have been proposed to monitor end-tidal carbon dioxide tension (Petco(2)) in spontaneously breathing patients; however, many have been reported to be inaccurate. We designed this study to investigate the accuracy of a balloon-tipped nasal catheter in measuring Petco(2) in nontracheally intubated, spontaneously breathing patients. METHODS: The catheter ...
Tadié Jean-Marc - - 2010
PURPOSE: To describe laryngeal injuries after intubation in an intensive care unit and assess their risk factors and their association with post-extubation stridor (PES) and extubation failure. METHODS: Prospective study including 136 patients extubated after more than 24 h of mechanical ventilation. Fiberoptic endoscopic examination of the larynx was systemically ...
Bakker E J - - 2010
The air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway (ILA) is a newly introduced extraglottic airway device. In this pilot study, we evaluated its use as a routine airway device during positive pressure ventilation. Ease of endotracheal intubation through the device was also assessed. Fifty-nine ASA I and II patients undergoing elective surgery received ...
Gözü Aydin - - 2010
Neonates with Pierre Robin sequence (PRs) suffer from varying degrees of airway obstruction and feeding difficulties, the courses of which differ from patient to patient, due to mandibular deficiency. We aimed to evaluate the course and prognosis of upper airway obstruction in 20 newborns with PRs. Among 15 isolated and ...
Barak M - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Tracheal tube (TT) displacement during general anaesthesia may result in life-threatening complications and continuous direct vision of the position of the tube may enable safer management. The ETView tracheoscopic ventilation tube (TVT) is a single-use TT incorporating a video camera and a light source in its tip. The view ...
Van der Meer Graeme - - 2010
1. To determine the consequences of prolonged intubation on laryngeal function. 2. To evaluate simple clinical criteria or tests that could alert the clinician to potential laryngeal pathology requiring ear, nose, and throat/otolaryngology (ENT) referral. A prospective case series. A surgical intensive care unit in a tertiary academic hospital in ...
Seth Avnish Kumar - - 2010
Conventional gastroscopes have a diameter of 8.8-12 mm; ultrathin endoscopes have an outer diameter of 5.3-5.9 mm. We share our experience with 50 patients who underwent transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy using an ultrathin endoscope. The indications included endoscopyassisted nasogastric tube placement in 25 patients, tight lesions not negotiable with conventional endoscope in ...
Ittichaikulthol Wichai - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of anatomical landmarks and clinical factors are important in the detection of patients at risk for difficult laryngoscopy. The modified Mallampati test (MMT) and thyromental distance (TMD) are commonly used for this purpose but there are controversies regarding their accuracy. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study ...
Younger David S - - 2010
One hundred seven patients were retrospectively studied from 1992 to 2002 with diabetic neuropathy that underwent peripheral nerve biopsy. Nerve biopsy revealed the underlying histopathology, including cell and humoral-mediated immunological lesions in the majority of patients. When combined with clinical and laboratory studies, nerve biopsy has the potential to assist ...
Flores Ramírez F - - 2010
We describe a patient who had multiple malformations including ventriculomegaly, colpocephaly, corpus callosum, cerebellum and vermix hypoplasia, optic nerve hypoplasia, corneal opacity and congenital heart disease in whom a trisomy 1q32-qter and monosomy 5p derived from a t(1;5)mat was diagnosed by karyotype and FISH analysis. This trisomy/monosomy association has not ...
Vasudevan Arumugam - - 2010
Successful endotracheal intubation requires a clear view of glottis. Optimal external laryngeal manipulation may improve the view of glottis on direct laryngoscopy with Macintosh blade, but it requires another trained hand. Alternatively, McCoy laryngoscope with elevated tip may be useful. This study has been designed to compare the two techniques ...
Bathory I - - 2009
Application of cervical collars may reduce cervical spine movements but render tracheal intubation with a standard laryngoscope difficult if not impossible. We hypothesised that despite the presence of a Philadelphia Patriot cervical collar and with the patient's head taped to the trolley, tracheal intubation would be possible in 50 adult ...
Yuki Mika M Division of Internal Medicine, Izumo-City General Medical Center, Izumo-shi, Shimane, - - 2009
To evaluate the safety of unsedated transnasal small-caliber esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) for elderly and critically ill bedridden patients. One prospective randomized comparative study and one crossover comparative study between transnasal small-caliber EGD and transoral conventional EGD was done (Study 1). For the comparative study, we enrolled 240 elderly patients aged > ...
Browaldh Nanna - - 2009
Conclusions. Elective tracheostomy with custom-made tubes was tolerated in a majority of patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), as it reduced daytime symptoms and served as a link to other treatments. Objectives. To evaluate the tolerability of elective tracheostomy and changes in excessive daytime sleepiness and nocturnal oxygen ...
Neligan Patrick J - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Morbid obesity (MO), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and neck circumference (NC) are widely believed to be independent risk factors for difficult tracheal intubation. In this study, we sought to determine whether these factors were associated with increased risk of difficult intubation in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. The predictive factors ...
Malik M A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the potential for the Pentax AWS and the Glidescope to reduce the difficulty of tracheal intubation in patients at increased risk for difficult tracheal intubation, in a randomized, controlled clinical trial. METHODS: Seventy-five consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation, ...
Bathory I - - 2010
BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation may be more difficult in morbidly obese (MO) patients than in the non-obese. The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically if the use of the Video Intubation Unit (VIU), a video-optical intubation stylet, could improve the laryngoscopic view compared with the standard Macintosh laryngoscope in ...
Nakamura Katsumasa - - 2010
We have developed a new body fixation system for single patient use, which consists of a vacuum cushion, a thermoplastic fixation sheet which is used to suppress involuntary and voluntary patient movement, and a triple-wall corrugated fiberboard base plate to which both the vacuum cushion and the thermoplastic sheet are ...
Seth Avnish Kumar - - 2009
Conventional gastroscopes have a diameter of 8.8-12 mm; ultrathin endoscopes have an outer diameter of 5.3-5.9 mm. We share our experience with 50 patients who underwent transnasal esophagogastroduodenoscopy using an ultrathin endoscope. The indications included endoscopyassisted nasogastric tube placement in 25 patients, tight lesions not negotiable with conventional endoscope in ...
Genecov David G - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the long-term success of mandibular distraction osteogenesis in patients with mandibular airway obstruction syndrome (MAOS), defined as obstructive sleep apnea, swallowing abnormalities, and failure to thrive in the presence of micrognathia, glossoptosis, gastroesophageal or laryngeal reflux, and microaspiration. This is a ...
Hagberg Carin A - - 2009
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To identify patient characteristics that influence the choice of awake fiberoptic intubation (AFI) versus intubation after general anesthesia in obese patients. DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, TX. MEASUREMENTS: Perioperative records of 283 obese patients [body mass index (BMI) >34 kg/m2] who underwent elective surgery between ...
Park Soon Chang - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the present study was to investigate whether the combined use of transcricothyroid membrane ultrasonography and ultrasonographic evaluation for pleural sliding is useful for verifying endotracheal intubation in the ED. METHODS: We performed a prospective clinical trial in the ED from January to July 2008. All patients ...
Malin E - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The Airtraq, a new disposable indirect laryngoscope, was evaluated in patients with difficult intubation. METHODS: The Airtraq was used in 47 patients with predicted or unpredicted difficult intubation after failed orotracheal intubation performed by two senior anaesthesiologists with the Macintosh laryngoscope. RESULTS: Tracheal intubation with Airtraq was successful in ...
Scheenstra R J - - 2009
This study assesses intra- and inter-patient variability in endotracheal climate (temperature and humidity) and effects of heat and moister exchangers (HME) in 16 laryngectomized individuals, measured repeatedly (N = 47). Inhalation Breath Length (IBL) was 1.35 s without HME and 1.05 s with HME (P < 0.0001). With HME, end-inspiratory ...
Ali Zulfiqar - - 2009
Various clinical signs have been used for assessing difficult intubation in patients with acromegaly. These signs include the modified Mallampati classification, measurement of thyromental distance and head and neck movements. Some authors have also tried to establish a relationship between growth hormone levels and difficult intubation. We hypothesized that duration ...
Cook T M - - 2009
We studied the LMA Supreme in 100 elective, anaesthetised, healthy patients assessing: ease of use, airway quality, anatomical and functional positioning, airway leak and complications. Insertion was successful on first, second or third attempt in 90, nine and one patient respectively. Thirty manipulations were required in 22 patients to achieve ...
Kiyan Gursu - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: Foreign body aspiration (FBA) is a serious problem in children. While bronchoscopy should be performed in all patients with aspiration; patients without aspiration should be carefully excluded to avoid an unnecessary bronchoscopy. In this study we analyzed the details of our series, complication rates and compared the diagnostic findings ...
Richter Gresham T - - 2009
OBJECTIVES: We examined the incidence and significance of aspiration in infants with severe laryngomalacia (LM) who undergo supraglottoplasty. METHODS: We performed a 5-year retrospective review of a prospective database from 2 tertiary care pediatric institutions. The studied patients were 50 consecutive infants with severe LM who underwent supraglottoplasty (median age, ...
Shimizu Satoru - - 2009
Lumboperitoneal shunt placement requires access to the lumbar theca in the lateral position, followed by subsequent laparotomy in the supine position. This position change and repeat draping are bothersome, especially in heavy patients, so we developed a method that facilitates changing the patient position while keeping the surgical drapes in ...
Takakuwa Kevin M - - 2009
OBJECTIVE: "Triple rule-out" coronary CT angiography (CTA) using 64-MDCT technology is a new approach for evaluating emergency department patients presenting with symptoms suggestive of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Our objective was to evaluate the reduction in effective radiation dose through the use of tube current modulation in patients who underwent ...
Asai Takashi - - 2009
BACKGROUND: Several case reports have shown that the Pentax-AWS (Hoya Corporation, Tokyo, Japan), a new video laryngoscope, is useful in patients with difficult airways. METHODS: We assessed the effectiveness of the Pentax-AWS in two groups. Group 1 included 270 patients in whom direct laryngoscopy using a Macintosh laryngoscope had been ...
Sharma K - - 2009
Following successful placement of a tracheal tube (TT), it is frequently moved from the midline to the angle of the mouth. This study investigates the tracheal tube tip position in the two fixation positions in 200 adult patients. Following tracheal intubation, a fibreoptic bronchoscope (FOB) was introduced through a swivel ...
Malik M A - - 2009
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the Pentax AWS, and the LMA CTrach, in comparison with the Macintosh laryngoscope, when performing tracheal intubation in patients with neck immobilization using manual in-line axial cervical spine stabilization. METHODS: Ninety patients undergoing anaesthesia who required tracheal intubation ...
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