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Acute epiglottitis: a report of the two different methods of airway management in adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17214068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present two cases of acute epiglottitis with upper airway obstruction that urgently needed artificial airways. In case 1, a 55-year-old woman with DM presented with severe upper airway obstruction and sepsis. The tracheostomy was chosen for airway management, antibiotic was given, and fluid and inotropic drug (dopamine) were used for cardiovascular support. She received continuing care in the intensive care unit for several days. In case 2, a 40-year-old man presented with acute airway obstruction when he breathed forcefully. The prophylaxis tracheal intubation was done by using sevoflurane inhalation. The life-threatening situations of both patients were managed successfully by the team approach of ENT surgeons, anesthesiologists, and intensivists.
Manee Raksakietisak; Cheerasook Chongkolwatana
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0125-2208     ISO Abbreviation:  J Med Assoc Thai     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-01-11     Completed Date:  2007-12-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507216     Medline TA:  J Med Assoc Thai     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2138-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, 2 Phranok Rd, Bangkoknoi, Bangkok 10700, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Airway Obstruction / etiology,  therapy
Epiglottitis / complications,  therapy*
Intubation, Intratracheal*
Middle Aged
Respiration, Artificial

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