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Fluoroscopic-assisted endobronchial intubation for single-lung ventilation in infants.
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PMID:  21492317     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:  Review our institutional experience with an alternative to fiberoptic-guided endobronchial intubation. Aim:  The aim of this retrospective cohort study was to present our experience with the use of fluoroscopy to facilitate endobronchial lung isolation in infants undergoing thoracoscopic procedures. Background:  Anesthesiologists are more frequently being asked to anesthetize infants and small children for thoracoscopic surgery. Typically, endobronchial intubation or bronchial blockers are utilized to achieve lung isolation during these procedures. However, sometimes small and complicated anatomy can make this challenging. Methods:  Respective chart review over a 13-month period of infants undergoing thoracoscopic excision of congenital lung lesions at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Rate of success in achieving lung isolation along with time of fluoroscopy exposure were recorded. Results:  Twenty infants had thoracoscopic lung surgery attempted during the period of the review. Lung isolation was successfully achieved in all of the patients. The average exposure to fluoroscopy was 83.7 s (range 20-320 s). Conclusions:  Fluoroscopic aided lung isolation is a reliable and effective alternative method to the use of fiberoptic bronchoscope for endobronchial intubation in infants.
David E Cohen; John J McCloskey; Dominika Motas; John Archer; Alan W Flake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-4-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206575     Medline TA:  Paediatr Anaesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
 Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA  Department of Anesthesiology, Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland, Oakland, CA, USA  Department of Anesthesiology, St Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA, USA  Department of Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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