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  1. Prehospital endotracheal intubation; need for routine cuff pressure measurement?

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    Peters, J.H.; Hoogerwerf, N.

    2013-01-01

    In endotracheal intubation, a secured airway includes an insufflated cuff distal to the vocal cords. High cuff pressures may lead to major complications occurring after a short period of time. Cuff pressures are not routinely checked after intubation in the prehospital setting, dealing with a vulner

  2. Failed endotracheal intubation

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    Sheykhol Islami V

    1995-07-01

    Full Text Available The incidence of failed intubation is higher in obstetric than other surgical patients. Failed intubation was the 2nd commonest cause of mortality during anesthesia. Bearing in mind that failre to intubate may be unavoidable in certain circumstances, it is worth reviewing. The factors, which may contribute to a disastrous out come. Priorities of subsequent management must include maintaining oxygenation and preventing aspiration of gastric contents. Fiber optic intubation is now the technique of choice with a high success rate and with least trauma to the patient.

  3. Endotracheal intubation in the ICU.

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    Lapinsky, Stephen E

    2015-06-17

    Endotracheal intubation in the ICU is a high-risk procedure, resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Up to 40% of cases are associated with marked hypoxemia or hypotension. The ICU patient is physiologically very different from the usual patient who undergoes intubation in the operating room, and different intubation techniques should be considered. The common operating room practice of sedation and neuromuscular blockade to facilitate intubation may carry significant risk in the ICU patient with a marked oxygenation abnormality, particularly when performed by the non-expert. Preoxygenation is largely ineffective in these patients and oxygen desaturation occurs rapidly on induction of anesthesia, limiting the time available to secure the airway. The ICU environment is less favorable for complex airway management than the operating room, given the frequent lack of availability of additional equipment or additional expert staff. ICU intubations are frequently carried out by trainees, with a lesser degree of airway experience. Even in the presence of a non-concerning airway assessment, these patients are optimally managed as a difficult airway, utilizing an awake approach. Endotracheal intubation may be achieved by awake direct laryngoscopy in the sick ICU patient whose level of consciousness may be reduced by sepsis, hypercapnia or hypoxemia. As the patient's spontaneous respiratory efforts are not depressed by the administration of drugs, additional time is available to obtain equipment and expertise in the event of failure to secure the airway. ICU intubation complications should be tracked as part of the ICU quality improvement process.

  4. Dental trauma prevention during endotracheal intubation--review of literature.

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    Mańka-Malara, Katarzyna; Gawlak, Dominika; Hovhannisyan, Anahit; Klikowska, Marta; Kostrzewa-Janicka, Jolanta

    2015-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation is a procedure performed during general anaesthesia with the use of an endotracheal tube in order to maintain a patent airway. This routinely used procedure is connected with a risk of complications within the region of the masticatory system. Trauma of teeth, their surrounding structures and the soft tissue of the oral cavity is observed in app. 1.38 per 1000 procedures. The main causes of this damage are the surgical skills and experience of the surgeon, the anatomical conditions present and the mode of conducting the procedure. In order to reduce the risk of postoperative complications, patients with a high risk of sustaining an injury during endotracheal intubation should be equipped with elastic mouthguards, which reduces the possibility of damage. The scoring in a scale of endotracheal intubation difficulty should be used for qualification for the use of such mouthguards.

  5. OUR EXPERIENCES WITH INTUBATING LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY FOR ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Sandhya A.

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: A Prospective study was carried out to evaluate the clinical efficacy of ILMA for endotracheal intubation in patients with normal airway in terms of technical feasibility, problems encountered, hemodynamic responses and pharyngo - laryngeal complications and also to get acquainted with the technique. METHODS: Seventy patients of either sex, ASA grade 1 and 2, MPG grade I and II posted for various elective orthopedic, general surgical and ENT surgeries under general anesthesia were included in the study. Method used for insertion of ILMA and endotracheal intubation were as per the standard guidelines. RESULTS: The time required for insertion of ILMA and intubation, number of attempts required for successful insertion and intubation, manipulations required and success rate for ILMA insertion and intubation, along with hemodynamic changes and postoperative pharyngo - laryngeal complications were recorded. Conclusions: The ILMA can be used as a mean of endotracheal intubation with high success rate, good hemodynamic stability and minimal incidence of pharyngo - laryngeal complications.

  6. Laryngotracheal Injury following Prolonged Endotracheal Intubation

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    J. Mehdizadeh

    2006-07-01

    Full Text Available Background: Prolonged endotracheal intubation is a growing method for supporting ventilation in patients who require intensive care. Despite considerable advancement in endotracheal intubation, this method still has some complications; the most important is laryngo-tracheal injuries. Methods: Over a 2-year period, this retrospective study was conducted on 57 patients with history of prolonged intubation who were referred to the ENT Department of Amir Alam Hospital. For each patient, a complete evaluation including history, physical examination, and direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy was done under general anesthesia. Results: Fifty-seven patients (44 male; mean age, 23.014.7 years were studied. Mean intubation period was 15.88 days. The most common presenting symptom was dyspnea (62%. Head trauma was responsible for most cases of intubation (72.4%. The most common types of tracheal and laryngeal lesions were tracheal (56.9% and subglottic (55.2% stenosis, respectively. Mean length of tracheal stenosis was 0.810.83 cm. There was a statistically significant relationship between length of tracheal stenosis and intubation period (P=0.0001 but no relation was observed between tracheal stenosis and age, sex, and etiology of intubation (All P=NS. Among the glottic lesions, inter- arytenoids adhesion was the most common lesion (25.9%. No statistically significant relation was found between glottic and subglottic lesions and age, sex and intubation period (all P=NS. Length of stenosis and intubation period was significantly greater in tracheal/ subglottic lesions than those in glottic/ supraglottic lesions (all P=NS. Conclusion: After prolonged endotracheal intubation, laryngo-tracheal lesions had no relation with patient’s age, sex, and cause of intubation.There was direct relation between length of tracheal stenosis and intubation period. Glottic lesions were more commonly observed in head trauma patients. Lesion length and intubation

  7. A novel and simple method for endotracheal intubation of mice

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    Spoelstra, E. N.; Ince, C.; Koeman, A.; Emons, V. M.; Brouwer, L. A.; van Luyn, M. J. A.; Westerink, B. H. C.; Remie, R.

    2007-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation in mice is necessary for experiments involving intratracheal instillation of various substances, repeated pulmonary function assessments and mechanical ventilation. Previously described methods for endotracheal intubation in mice require the use of injection anaesthesia to im

  8. Endotracheal Administration of Sufentanil and Tetracaine During Awake Fiberoptic Intubation.

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    Ji, Meng; Tao, Jun; Cheng, Min; Wang, Qingli

    2016-01-01

    Combined use of local anesthetics and low-dose opioids enhances the effects of local anesthetics. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of combined administration of sufentanil and tetracaine through the cricothyroid membrane during awake nasal intubation using fiberoptic bronchoscopy in patients with difficult airways. Forty patients were divided into 2 groups: group A received endotracheal administration of 25 μg of sufentanil and 2 mL of 1% tetracaine mixture; group B received endotracheal administration of 2 mL 1% tetracaine and routine local anesthetic sprays followed by slow intravenous injection of 25 μg of sufentanil. The results showed that endotracheal intubation was safely completed in all patients and vital signs including blood pressure, heart rate, and pulse oxygen saturation were not significantly different between groups A and B. However, time required for local anesthesia to take effect, time required to complete intubation, cough reflex, patient tolerance during intubation, and hemodynamic indices were significantly better in group A than in group B. In conclusion, our results suggest that endotracheal administration of sufentanil combined with tetracaine is safe, effective, and feasible in the context of awake nasal intubation using fiberoptic bronchoscopy.

  9. Endotracheal suctioning versus minimally invasive airway suctioning in intubated patients : a prospective randomised controlled trial

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    Van de Leur, JP; Zwaveling, JH; Loef, BG; Van der Schans, CP

    Study objective: Endotracheal suctioning in intubated patients is routinely applied in most ICUs but may have negative side effects. We hypothesised that on-demand minimally invasive suctioning would have fewer side effects than routine deep endotracheal suctioning, and would be comparable in

  10. Endotracheal suctioning versus minimally invasive airway suctioning in intubated patients : a prospective randomised controlled trial

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    Van de Leur, JP; Zwaveling, JH; Loef, BG; Van der Schans, CP

    2003-01-01

    Study objective: Endotracheal suctioning in intubated patients is routinely applied in most ICUs but may have negative side effects. We hypothesised that on-demand minimally invasive suctioning would have fewer side effects than routine deep endotracheal suctioning, and would be comparable in durati

  11. Endotracheal suctioning versus minimally invasive airway suctioning in intubated patients : a prospective randomised controlled trial

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    Van de Leur, JP; Zwaveling, JH; Loef, BG; Van der Schans, CP

    2003-01-01

    Study objective: Endotracheal suctioning in intubated patients is routinely applied in most ICUs but may have negative side effects. We hypothesised that on-demand minimally invasive suctioning would have fewer side effects than routine deep endotracheal suctioning, and would be comparable in durati

  12. Endotracheal suctioning in intubated newborns: an integrative literature review

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    Gonçalves, Roberta Lins; Tsuzuki, Lucila Midori; Carvalho, Marcos Giovanni Santos

    2015-01-01

    Evidence-based practices search for the best available scientific evidence to support problem solving and decision making. Because of the complexity and amount of information related to health care, the results of methodologically sound scientific papers must be integrated by performing literature reviews. Although endotracheal suctioning is the most frequently performed invasive procedure in intubated newborns in neonatal intensive care units, few Brazilian studies of good methodological quality have examined this practice, and a national consensus or standardization of this technique is lacking. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to review secondary studies on the subject to establish recommendations for endotracheal suctioning in intubated newborns and promote the adoption of best-practice concepts when conducting this procedure. An integrative literature review was performed, and the recommendations of this study are to only perform endotracheal suctioning in newborns when there are signs of tracheal secretions and to avoid routinely performing the procedure. In addition, endotracheal suctioning should be conducted by at least two people, the suctioning time should be less than 15 seconds, the negative suction pressure should be below 100 mmHg, and hyperoxygenation should not be used on a routine basis. If indicated, oxygenation is recommended with an inspired oxygen fraction value that is 10 to 20% greater than the value of the previous fraction, and it should be performed 30 to 60 seconds before, during and 1 minute after the procedure. Saline instillation should not be performed routinely, and the standards for invasive procedures must be respected. PMID:26465249

  13. Blind Naso-Endotracheal Intubation

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    January 2013 Volume 10 Issue 1 43. The ANNALS ... trachea without use of a laryngoscope is a valuable skill. Case Report. A 29 year old female with osteosarcoma of the mandible ... and written communication. The pre- ... Figure 2. Patient following successful awake nasotracheal intubation. Figure 3 .... Canadian Journal.

  14. Direct Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal Intubation Complicated by Anterior Tracheal Laceration Secondary to Protrusion of Preloaded Endotracheal Tube Stylet.

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    Warner, Matthew A; Fox, Jonathan F

    2016-02-15

    Tracheal wall disruption is a rare complication of endotracheal intubation, typically occurring in the posterior (membranous) trachea lacking cartilaginous support. We present the case of a 68-year-old man who developed an anterior tracheal tear after routine endotracheal intubation, most likely occurring secondary to protrusion of a factory-preloaded stylet beyond the distal orifice of the endotracheal tube. Tracheal disruption should be considered in any patient with subcutaneous emphysema and respiratory distress after tracheal extubation and confirmed with bronchoscopy. Conservative management may be appropriate for those with small tears, hemodynamic stability, and the ability to isolate the tear from positive pressure ventilation.

  15. History of neonatal resuscitation - part 3: endotracheal intubation.

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    Obladen, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation to resuscitate neonates was used by Scheel in 1798. A century before endotracheal anesthesia was developed, inventive obstetricians constructed devices for endotracheal intubation of infants and mastered their insertion, localization, and airtight sealing. Fell's laryngoscope, Magill's intubation forceps and tissue-friendly materials were significant contributions of the 20th century to endotracheal intubation of the newborn. The striking absence of scientific studies on the most efficient resuscitation techniques for neonates can be explained by the difficulty to adjust for the personal skills of the resuscitator.

  16. Warming Endotracheal Tube in Blind Nasotracheal Intubation throughout Maxillofacial Surgeries

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    Hamzeh Hosseinzadeh

    2013-12-01

    Conclusion: In conclusion, our study showed that using an endotracheal tube softened by warm water could reduce the incidence and severity of epistaxis during blind nasotracheal intubation; however it could not facilitate blind nasotracheal intubation.

  17. Learning curve for paramedic endotracheal intubation and complications

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    Toda, J; Toda, AA; Arakawa, J

    2013-01-01

    Background Pre-hospital laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation (ETI) is potentially a life-saving procedure but is a technique difficult to acquire. This study aimed to obtain a recommendation for the number of times ETI should be practiced by constructing the learning curve for endotracheal intubation by paramedics, as well as to report the change in the frequency of complications possibly associated with intubation over the training period. Methods Under training c...

  18. Determinants of longer duration of endotracheal intubation after adult cardiac operations.

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    Bando, K; Sun, K; Binford, R S; Sharp, T G

    1997-04-01

    Poor pulmonary reserve is a risk factor that is used to exclude some patients from major operations. However, the value of routine spirometry in patients undergoing cardiac operations has not been widely evaluated. The outcomes of 586 consecutive adult patients undergoing cardiac operations were reviewed retrospectively to assess predictors of longer duration of endotracheal intubation. By univariate analysis, congestive failure (p endotracheal intubation. Spirometry (forced vital capacity, forced expiratory volume at 1 second, the ratio of forced expiratory volume at 1 second to forced vital capacity) did not correlate with longer endotracheal intubation. Perioperative complications, such as myocardial infarction (p intubation. By multiple regression, priority of operation (p = 0.03), congestive failure (p = 0.02), and previous cardiac operation (p = 0.005) among preoperative risks and bleeding, reduced cardiac output, stroke, coma, and MB fraction of creatine kinase released postoperatively (p endotracheal intubation. Postoperative cardiac function and the occurrence of complications are more significant than preoperative pulmonary function in determining the duration of endotracheal intubation after cardiac operation. Routine spirometry is probably unnecessary for most adult cardiac patients.

  19. Multivariate predictors of failed prehospital endotracheal intubation.

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    Wang, Henry E; Kupas, Douglas F; Paris, Paul M; Bates, Robyn R; Costantino, Joseph P; Yealy, Donald M

    2003-07-01

    Conventionally trained out-of-hospital rescuers (such as paramedics) often fail to accomplish endotracheal intubation (ETI) in patients requiring invasive airway management. Previous studies have identified univariate variables associated with failed out-of-hospital ETI but have not examined the interaction between the numerous factors impacting ETI success. This study sought to use multivariate logistic regression to identify a set of factors associated with failed adult out-of-hospital ETI. The authors obtained clinical and demographic data from the Prehospital Airway Collaborative Evaluation, a prospective, multicentered observational study involving advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical services (EMS) systems in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Providers used standard forms to report details of attempted ETI, including system and patient demographics, methods used, difficulties encountered, and initial outcomes. The authors excluded data from sedation-facilitated and neuromuscular blockade-assisted intubations. The main outcome measure was ETI failure, defined as failure to successfully place an endotracheal tube on the last out-of-hospital laryngoscopy attempt. Logistic regression was performed to develop a multivariate model identifying factors associated with failed ETI. Data were used from 45 ALS systems on 663 adult ETIs attempted during the period June 1, 2001, to November 30, 2001. There were 89 cases of failed ETI (failure rate 13.4%). Of 61 factors potentially related to ETI failure, multivariate logistic regression revealed the following significant covariates associated with ETI failure (odds ratio; 95% confidence interval; likelihood ratio p-value): presence of clenched jaw/trismus (9.718; 95% CI = 4.594 to 20.558; p endotracheal tube through the vocal cords (7.653; 95% CI = 3.561 to 16.447; p < 0.0001); inability to visualize the vocal cords (7.638; 95% CI = 3.966 to 14.707; p < 0.0001); intact gag reflex (7.060; 95% CI = 3.552 to 14

  20. Reconstruction of soft plate necrosis after endotracheal intubation.

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    Lee, Hyuck Jae; Lim, So Young; Pyon, Jai-Kyong; Mun, Goo Hyun; Bang, Sa Ik; Oh, Kap Sung

    2014-01-01

    Uvular necrosis after long-term endotracheal intubation has been previously reported, but there have been no reports regarding soft palate necrosis after endotracheal intubation. Recently, we encountered 2 patients who had a high degree of soft palate necrosis following endotracheal intubation during long-term care in the intensive care unit. This study reports noncongenital soft palate cleft caused by endotracheal intubation. Two patients, aged 30 and 38 years, with noncongenital cleft palate were treated with pharyngeal flap and/or palatoplasty at our institution from March 2011 to May 2013. Initially, the patients complained of acquired speech disorder and severe oronasal regurgitation caused by a palatal defect. Speech ability was evaluated preoperatively and postoperatively by a perceptual language test and nasopharyngoscopy. The cleft soft palates of both patients were completely repaired, and the aforementioned symptoms improved after surgery. Postoperative courses were uneventful in both of the cases, and neither patient experienced a recurrence. Although rare, long-term intensive care unit care with endotracheal intubation can cause noncongenital soft palate cleft. In cases with iatrogenic cleft palate that does not heal with conservative treatment, surgical procedures such as pharyngeal flap and palatoplasty can be helpful.

  1. Endotracheal intubation skill acquisition by medical students

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    Henry E. Wang MD MS

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available During the course of their training, medical students may receive introductory experience with advanced resuscitation skills. Endotracheal intubation (ETI – the insertion of a breathing tube into the trachea is an example of an important advanced resuscitation intervention. Only limited data characterize clinical ETI skill acquisition by medical students. We sought to characterize medical student acquisition of ETI procedural skill.11Presented as a poster discussion on 17 October 2007 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in San Francisco, CA.The study included third-year medical students participating in a required anesthesiology clerkship. Students performed ETI on operating room patients under the supervision of attending anesthesiologists. Students reported clinical details of each ETI effort, including patient age, sex, Mallampati score, number of direct laryngoscopies and ETI success. Using mixed-effects regression, we characterized the adjusted association between ETI success and cumulative ETI experience.ETI was attempted by 178 students on 1,646 patients (range 1–23 patients per student; median 9 patients per student, IQR 6–12. Overall ETI success was 75.0% (95% CI 72.9–77.1%. Adjusted for patient age, sex, Mallampati score and number of laryngoscopies, the odds of ETI success improved with cumulative ETI encounters (odds ratio 1.09 per additional ETI encounter; 95% CI 1.04–1.14. Students required at least 17 ETI encounters to achieve 90% predicted ETI success.In this series medical student ETI proficiency was associated with cumulative clinical procedural experience. Clinical experience may provide a viable strategy for fostering medical student procedural skills.

  2. Endotracheal Intubation Done in Field Conditions of Restrained Space

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    S. Gavrilovic

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Endotracheal intubation used as a method of cardiopulmonal resuscitation and advanced life support in a field condition frequently represents a problem even to very experienced resuscitatiors because of its extremly complex circumstances. The author’s aim of this work is to suggest his own way of the patient’s intubation in a field condition by the application of the method which has not been described in the literature yet. A several dozen of patients have been intubated by this method in such conditions which did not represent even the minimum for intubation done in a conventional way, but they were enough to prove our method. Maximum performing time for the sample was 15 seconds. We consider that, using this method, the endo-tracheal intubation can be realized in all conditions up to now thought untouchable. This method requires only 30 to 35 cm wider space than patient’s shoulders occupate and 20 to 30 cm extra of his height. The only noted inadequacy is the risk in spine injury intubation, but with more careful treatment it can be avoided. Key words: Endotracheal intubation, cardiopul-monal resuscitation, field condition, restrained space.

  3. Survival and outcome after endotracheal intubation for acute stroke.

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    Bushnell, C D; Phillips-Bute, B G; Laskowitz, D T; Lynch, J R; Chilukuri, V; Borel, C O

    1999-04-22

    To assess survival and functional outcome in patients endotracheally intubated after ischemic stroke (IS) or spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Endotracheal intubation is both a necessary life support intervention and a measure of severity in IS or ICH. Knowledge of associated clinical variables may improve the estimation of early prognosis and guide management in these patients. We reviewed 131 charts of patients with IS or ICH who were admitted to the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Duke University Medical Center between July 1994 and June 1997 and required endotracheal intubation. Stroke risk factors, stroke type (IS or ICH) and location (hemispheric, brainstem, or cerebellum), circumstances surrounding intubation, neurologic assessment (Glasgow Coma Score [GCS] and brainstem reflexes), comorbidities, and disposition at discharge were documented. Survivors were interviewed for Barthel Index (BI) scores. Survival was 51% at 30 days and 39% overall. Variables that significantly correlated with 30-day survival in multivariate analysis included GCS at intubation (p = 0.03) and absent pupillary light response (p = 0.008). Increase in the GCS also correlated with improved functional outcome measured by the BI (p = 0.0003). In patients with IS, age and GCS at intubation predicted survival, and in patients with ICH, absent pupillary light response predicted survival. Predictors for mortality differ between patients with IS and ICH; however, decreased level of consciousness is the most important determinant of increased mortality and poor functional outcome. Absent pupillary light responses also correspond with a poor prognosis for survival, but further validation of this finding is needed.

  4. Geospatial Analysis of Pediatric EMS Run Density and Endotracheal Intubation

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    Matthew Hansen

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The association between geographic factors, including transport distance, and pediatric emergency medical services (EMS run clustering on out-of-hospital pediatric endotracheal intubation is unclear. The objective of this study was to determine if endotracheal intubation procedures are more likely to occur at greater distances from the hospital and near clusters of pediatric calls. Methods: This was a retrospective observational study including all EMS runs for patients less than 18 years of age from 2008 to 2014 in a geographically large and diverse Oregon county that includes densely populated urban areas near Portland and remote rural areas. We geocoded scene addresses using the automated address locator created in the cloud-based mapping platform ArcGIS, supplemented with manual address geocoding for remaining cases. We then use the Getis-Ord Gi spatial statistic feature in ArcGIS to map statistically significant spatial clusters (hot spots of pediatric EMS runs throughout the county. We then superimposed all intubation procedures performed during the study period on maps of pediatric EMS-run hot spots, pediatric population density, fire stations, and hospitals. We also performed multivariable logistic regression to determine if distance traveled to the hospital was associated with intubation after controlling for several confounding variables. Results: We identified a total of 7,797 pediatric EMS runs during the study period and 38 endotracheal intubations. In univariate analysis we found that patients who were intubated were similar to those who were not in gender and whether or not they were transported to a children’s hospital. Intubated patients tended to be transported shorter distances and were older than non-intubated patients. Increased distance from the hospital was associated with reduced odds of intubation after controlling for age, sex, scene location, and trauma system entry status in a multivariate logistic

  5. Teaching and training in fibreoptic bronchoscope-guided endotracheal intubation

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    U S Raveendra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Fibreoptic-guided endotracheal intubation skill is a strongly desirable attribute of an anaesthesiologist, essential to deal with difficult airway situations. Facilities for formal training in this crucial area are limited. Various aspects of the available and desirable training in fibreoptic endoscopic skills are discussed.

  6. Treatment of hypertension following endotracheal intubation

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  7. Etomidate: to use or not to use for endotracheal intubation in the critically ill?

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    Smischney, Nathan J; Kashyap, Rahul; Gajic, Ognjen

    2015-09-01

    Endotracheal intubation is frequently performed in the intensive care unit (ICU). It can be life-saving for many patients who present with acute respiratory distress. However, it is equally associated with complications that may lead to unwanted effects in this patient population. According to the literature, the rate of complications associated with endotracheal intubation is much higher in an environment such as the ICU as compared to other, more controlled environments (i.e., operating room). Thus, the conduct of performing such a procedure needs to be accomplished with the utmost care. To facilitate establishment of the breathing tube, sedation is routinely administered. Given the tenuous hemodynamic status of the critically ill, etomidate was frequently chosen to blunt further decreases in blood pressure and/or heart rate. Recently however, reports have demonstrated a possible association with the use of etomidate for endotracheal intubation and mortality in the critically ill. In addition, this association seems to be predominantly in patients diagnosed with sepsis. As a result, some have advocated against the use of this medication in septic patients. Due to the negative associations identified with etomidate and mortality, several investigators have evaluated potential alternatives to this solution (e.g., ketamine and ketamine-propofol admixture). These studies have shown promise. However, despite the evidence against using etomidate for endotracheal intubation, other studies have demonstrated no such association. This leaves the critical care clinician with uncertainty regarding the best sedative to administer in this patient population. The following editorial discusses current evidence regarding etomidate use for endotracheal intubation and mortality. In particular, we highlight a recent article with the largest population to date that found no association between etomidate and mortality in the critically ill and illustrate important findings that the

  8. Short-term effects of endotracheal intubation on voice.

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    Hamdan, Abdul-Latif; Sibai, Abla; Rameh, Charbel; Kanazeh, Ghassan

    2007-11-01

    The objective of this study was to examine the vocal symptoms and acoustic changes perceived in the short period after endotracheal intubation, and to find the association between these changes and the endotracheal tube parameters. A total of 35 subjects were included. They were examined preoperatively, and 2 and 24 hours postoperatively. The vocal symptoms of hoarseness, vocal fatigue, loss of voice, throat clearing, globus pharyngeus, throat pain, and the acoustic variables mainly average fundamental frequency, relative average perturbation, shimmer, noise to harmony ratio, voice turbulence index, habitual pitch, and maximum phonation time (MPT) were assessed as such and in relation to the following endotracheal tube parameters: duration of anesthesia, number of intubation attempts, size of the tube, cuff volume, cuff mean pressure, and the emergence. The association between anesthesia parameters with incidence of vocal complaints and changes in acoustic parameters were examined using logistic and linear regression. Vocal fatigue was associated significantly with the increase in cuff volume and the number of intubation attempts. Throat clearing was associated significantly with the increase in cuff mean pressure. Only the increase in habitual pitch was associated significantly with the increase in cuff volume. The acute short-term effect of endotracheal intubation on voice is significant. The most important endotracheal tube parameters that affect the vocal changes are the cuff mean pressure and volume. The laryngeal contribution to these vocal changes seems to be minimal. All vocal symptoms increased significantly except for globus pharyngeus at 2 hours postoperatively. The acoustic parameters did not change significantly except for a decrease in MPT. At 24 hours postoperatively, all vocal symptoms subsided with no significant difference to baseline value. The habitual pitch increased significantly, and the rest of the parameters remained comparable to baseline

  9. Emergent Endotracheal Intubation and Mortality in Traumatic Brain Injury

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    Fine, Philip R

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To determine the relationship between emergent intubation (emergency department and field intubation cases combined and mortality in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI while controlling for injury severity.Methods: Retrospective observational study of 981 (35.2% intubated, 64.8% not intubated patients with TBI evaluating the association between intubation status and mortality. Logistic regression was used to analyze the data. Injury severity measures included Head/Neck Abbreviated Injury Scale (H-AIS, systolic blood pressure, type of head injury (blunt vs. penetrating, and a propensity score combining the effects of several other potential confounding variables. Age was also included in the model.Results: The simple association of emergent endotracheal intubation with death had an odds ratio (OR of 14.3 (95% CI = 9.4 – 21.9. The logistic regression model including relevant covariates and a propensity score that adjusted for injury severity and age yielded an OR of 5.9 (95% CI = 3.2 – 10.9.Conclusions: This study indicates that emergent intubation is associated with increased risk of death after controlling for a number of injury severity indicators. We discuss the need for optimal paramedic training, and an understanding of the factors that guide patient selection and the decision to intubate in the field. [WestJEM.2008;9:184-189

  10. The efficiency of routine endotracheal aspirate cultures compared to ...

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    The efficiency of routine endotracheal aspirate cultures compared to ... VAP EA) twice weekly in all patients until the endotracheal tube was removed. ... 62%; specificity: 95%, positive predictive value: 87%, negative predictive value: 82%).

  11. Incidence and impact of dysphagia in patients receiving prolonged endotracheal intubation after cardiac surgery.

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    Barker, Jennifer; Martino, Rosemary; Reichardt, Beatrix; Hickey, Edward J; Ralph-Edwards, Anthony

    2009-04-01

    Cardiac surgery is frequently associated with prolonged endotracheal intubation. Because oral feeding is an important component of patient recovery after high-risk surgery, we sought to examine the contribution of dysphagia in the recuperation process after prolonged endotracheal intubation. All 254 adult patients who survived cardiac surgery between 2001 and 2004 at the Toronto General Hospital and in whom endotracheal intubation lasted for 48 hours or longer were eligible for our retrospective review. We used multivariate regression analysis and parametric modelling to identify patient-specific characteristics associated with postextubation dysphagia and the subsequent resumption of normal oral feeding. Dysphagia was diagnosed in 130 (51%) patients. Incremental factors associated with an increased risk for postextubation dysphagia included duration of endotracheal intubation (p index procedural characteristics were influential factors. The occurrence of dysphagia (p endotracheal intubation (p endotracheal intubation (p endotracheal intubation events (p endotracheal intubation after cardiac surgery than has previously been reported. The duration of postoperative endotracheal intubation is a strong predictor of subsequent dysphagia that both prolongs the return to normal oral feeding and delays subsequent hospital discharge. Patient-or procedure-specific factors are not good predictors. To accelerate discharge of high-risk patients, aggressive nutritional supplementation should pre-empt extubation and swallowing surveillance should follow.

  12. Visible, Safe and Certain Endotracheal Intubation Using Endoscope System and Inhalation Anesthesia for Rats

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    KONNO, Kenjiro; SHIOTANI, Yumi; ITANO, Naoki; OGAWA, Teppei; HATAKEYAMA, Mika; SHIOYA, Kyoko; KASAI, Noriyuki

    2014-01-01

    .... An endotracheal tube was then intubated into the trachea. After intubation, the rats were connected to the inhalation anesthesia circuit using isoflurane, and vital signs were measured until 30 min after connection...

  13. Determinants of Success and Failure in Prehospital Endotracheal Intubation

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    Lucas A. Myers

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: This study aimed to identify factors associated with successful endotracheal intubation (ETI by a multisite emergency medical services (EMS agency. Methods: We collected data from the electronic prehospital record for all ETI attempts made from January through May 2010 by paramedics and other EMS crew members at a single multistate agency. If documentation was incomplete, the study team contacted the paramedic. Paramedics use the current National Association of EMS Physicians definition of an ETI attempt (laryngoscope blade entering the mouth. We analyzed patient and EMS factors affecting ETI. Results: During 12,527 emergent ambulance responses, 200 intubation attempts were made in 150 patients. Intubation was successful in 113 (75%. A crew with paramedics was more than three times as likely to achieve successful intubation as a paramedic/emergency medical technician-Basic crew (odds ratio [OR], 3.30; p=0.03. A small tube (≤7.0 inches was associated with a more than 4-fold increased likelihood of successful ETI compared with a large tube (≥7.5 inches (OR, 4.25; p=0.01. After adjustment for these features, compared with little or no view of the glottis, a partial or entire view of the glottis was associated with a nearly 13-fold (OR, 12.98; p=0.001 and a nearly 40-fold (OR, 39.78; p<0.001 increased likelihood of successful intubation, respectively. Conclusion: Successful ETI was more likely to be accomplished when a paramedic was partnered with another paramedic, when some or all of the glottis was visible and when a smaller endotracheal tube was used.

  14. DEXMEDETOMIDINE AND FENTANYL FOR ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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    Vishwanath R

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Severe cardiovascular response in the form of tachycardia and hypertension occur during induction of general anaesthesia and endotracheal intubation. This can cause deleterious effects in hypertensive and other cardiovascular disease patients. Alpha-2 (α-2 agonists are increasingly used as adjuncts in anaesthesia. Nowadays, dexmedetomidine, α-2 adrenoreceptor agonist, is gaining popularity for its sympatholytic, sedative, anaesthetic sparing and haemodynamic stabilizing properties without significant respiratory depression. The stable hemodynamic and decreased oxygen consumption due to enhanced sympathoadrenal stability make dexmedetomidine very useful pharmacologic agent. The present study was undertaken to compare the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine and fentanyl in attenuating the response to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation during general anaesthesia. We enrolled 100 patients in age range 18-50 years of ASA I-II, and of either sex undergoing elective operation of short duration. Patients were randomly selected and allocated into two Groups. Group D: Received dexmedetomidine 1μg/kg intravenous (IV bolus and Group F: received fentanyl 1μg/kg IV bolus 10min before induction. All patients were induced with thiopentone sodium and vecuronium. Patients in both the Groups were continuously monitored for heart rate, systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure (MAP and data recorded. After induction and intubation HR, SBP, DBP and MAP were significantly lower in Group D than Group F (P<0.004, P=0.00, P<0.04, P<0.006 respectively. The need for thiopentone was decreased by 9% in the dexmedetomidine Group as compared to the fentanyl Group. Post-operative sedation and pain scores were comparably less in Group D than Group F. We conclude, Preoperative infusion of 1μg/kg of both dexmedetomidine and fentanyl are effective in attenuating the sympathetic responses to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation however, dexmedetomidine blunts this

  15. Experience of monitoring the recurrent laryngeal nerve in thyroid surgery with endotracheal intubation

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    Liang Feng

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose:To analysis clinical experience of applying recurrent laryngeal monitoring endotracheal tube (NIM EMG Endotracheal Tube in the surgery of thyroid. Method: A retrospective analysis of 84 patients who underwent endotracheal intubation laryngeal nerve monitoring by thyroid surgery in the Chinese-Japanese Friendship Hospital of Jilin University from March to December in 2015. To summarize the experience of intubation with NIM EMG Endotracheal Tube. Result 77 (91.7%had initial intubation achievement in the 84 patients.FROM the 77 cases we had gotten s atisfactory nerve monitoring signal.Whereas there are 7 cases (8.3% appear abnormal EMG or signal missing, in the 7 cases there is one which being intubated too deep, 3 cases which being intubated too shallow and 3 cases with malrotation intubation.Conclusion: We got the satisfactory signals after adjust1ing the tube by using the visual laryngoscope.

  16. Intentional esophageal intubation to improve visualization during emergent endotracheal intubation in the context of massive vomiting: a case report.

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    Sorour, Khaled; Donovan, Lucas

    2015-03-01

    Impaired visualization during intubation due to vomitus of gastric contents is a potential cause of failed intubation. An 82-year-old woman was intubated emergently for respiratory distress secondary to aspiration of gastric contents. Her intubation was hindered by the presence of a massive amount of ongoing vomitus that impaired visualization and overwhelmed all suction capabilities. Intentional blind intubation of the esophagus with an endotracheal tube was performed with successful diversion of ongoing vomitus away from the airway. Thereafter, after brief suctioning, the larynx was quickly visualized and the patient was successfully intubated.

  17. Complications from submental endotracheal intubation: a prospective study and literature review.

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    de Toledo, Guilherme Lacerda; Bueno, Sebastião Cristian; Mesquita, Ricardo Alves; Amaral, Márcio Bruno Figueiredo

    2013-06-01

    Submental endotracheal intubation, as compared to the use of tracheotomy, is an alternative for the surgical management of maxillofacial trauma, as described by Altemir FH (The submental route for endotracheal intubation: a new technique. J Maxillofac Surg 1986; 14: 64). Although the submental endotracheal intubation is a useful technique, a wide range of complications have been reported in the literature. The core aim of this article is to present additional data from 17 patients who have undergone submental endotracheal intubation and who have received at least 6 months of postoperative follow up. A prospective study was carried out on patients who suffered maxillofacial trauma between 2008 and 2011. Age, gender, etiology of trauma, fracture type, complications, and follow up were evaluated. Case series, as well as retrospective and prospective studies regarding submental endotracheal intubation in maxillofacial trauma, were also reviewed. This study demonstrated a low rate of complications in submental endotracheal intubation and no increase in operative time within the evaluated sample. The submental endotracheal intubation may be considered a simple, secure, and effective technique for operative airway control in major maxillofacial traumas.

  18. Lidocaine does not prevent bispectral index increases in response to endotracheal intubation.

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    Kim, Woon-Young; Lee, Yoon-Sook; Ok, Se-Jin; Chang, Moon-Seok; Kim, Jae-Hwan; Park, Young-Cheol; Lim, Hye-Ja

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    We investigated the effect of IV lidocaine on the hemodynamic and bispectral index responses to induction of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation. Forty patients (ASA I) were randomly allocated into 2 groups of 20 to receive normal saline or lidocaine 1.5 mg/kg IV 30 s after induction. Ninety seconds later, endotracheal intubation was performed. Systolic blood pressure, heart rate, and bispectral index were measured at baseline, 1 min after induction, at preintubation, and every minute until 5 min after endotracheal intubation. Bispectral index at 1 min after induction and preintubation in the lidocaine group were significantly lower compared with the control group (P intubation in the control group compared with the baseline value (P endotracheal intubation.

  19. Management of avulsed permanent maxillary central incisors during endotracheal intubation

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    Ritesh R Kalaskar

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    Full Text Available Avulsion is serious injury that may encounter during endotracheal intubation and its management often presents a challenge. Replantation of the avulsed tooth can restore esthetic appearance and occlusal function shortly after the injury. The present article describes the management of air-dried maxillary permanent incisors that have been avulsed due to direct laryngoscopy during the induction of general anesthesia for tonsillectomy procedure. The replanted maxillary central incisors had maintained its function and esthetic for 1 year after replantation. Children in a mixed dentition phase are high-risk group children for traumatic dental injury during laryngoscopy; therefore, Anesthetic Departments should have local protocols to refer patients for dental treatment postoperatively in the event of trauma.

  20. Facilitating Endotracheal Intubation in Difficult Cases Using an External Magnet

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    Mahin Seyedhejazi

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Difficult airway is conventionally defined as a medical scenario in which a trained examiner faces difficulty in either facemask ventilation or tracheal intubation (1. Unlike difficult intubation, the incidence of difficult mask ventilation in adults is considerable (2, 3. Anesthesiologists and those who practice intubation should be familiar with the management of airway and be able to recognize and identify potentially difficult airways including congenital craniofacial deformities with micrognathia (e.g. Pier Robin, Treacher Collins, Goldenhar's, and Crouzon's syndromes and metabolic diseases causing the deposition of accumulated by-products (e.g., Hurler's, Morquio's, and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndromes. Cormack and Lehane grades 3 and 4 at laryngoscopy are an indication for advanced techniques for intubation. Laryngeal mask airway (LMA and fiberscope with a directable tip are useful and important modalities in handling difficult airway and intubation (5. Even normal pediatric airway could become critical due to the anatomical and physiological differences between pediatric and adult airway; this particularly becomes a concern in infants, i.e. children younger than one year old. This hazard is augmented in the presence of congenital or acquired difficulties affecting airway. Consequently, proper preoperative assessment is considered as the cornerstone of pediatric difficult airway management. Every anesthetic plan should be tailored according to patients considering the scenario and also the expertise of the practitioner. Opting for spontaneous respiration maintenance and intervening in a step-wise manner are strongly suggested (6. Multiple airway devices have been and are developed that all of which can be placed under direct vision or blindly; most of these devices consistently both provide and maintain safe oxygenation and ventilation. Furthermore, a wide range of ancillary devices have also been introduced to be of assistance in the

  1. Association Between Difficult Airway Predictors and Failed Prehosptial Endotracheal Intubation.

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    Gaither, Joshua B; Stolz, Uwe; Ennis, Joshua; Moiser, Jarrod; Sakles, John C

    2015-01-01

    Difficult airway predictors (DAPs) are associated with failure of endotracheal intubation (ETI) in the emergency department (ED). The purpose of this study was to determine if DAPs are associated with failure of prehospital ETI. This retrospective study compared the prevalence of DAPs in cases of failed prehospital ETI successfully intubated in the ED (FPH/SED) with cases with no prehospital attempt that were successfully intubated in the ED on the first attempt by a physician using direct laryngoscopy (NPH/SED). All cases were transported by ground or air to an academic, level-1 trauma center. A total of 1377 ED ETIs were performed; 161 FPH/SED and 530 NPH/SED were identified. The odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of finding DAPs in the FPH/SED group compared with the NPH/SED group was blood = 5.80 (95% CI, 3.89-8.63), vomit = 2.01 (95% CI, 1.25-3.21), short neck = 2.67 (95% CI, 1.39-5.03), neck immobility = 2.52 (95% CI, 1.72-3.67), airway edema = 10.52 (95% CI, 4.15-29.92), facial trauma = 4.64 (95% CI, 2.91-7.39), and large tongue = 3.08 (95% CI, 1.75-5.40). When grouped by the number of DAPs per case (0, 1, 2, 3, or ≥ 4), the odds of multiple DAPs in cases of FPH/SED compared with NPH/SED ranged from 2.89 (95% CI, 1.71-4.90) with 1 DAP to 24.55 (95% CI, 10.60-56.90) with ≥ 4 DAPs. Cases of FPH/SED have more DAPs than NPH/SEDs. Copyright © 2015 Air Medical Journal Associates. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  2. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy-assisted endotracheal intubation in a patient with a large tracheal tumor.

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    Pang, Lei; Feng, Yan-Hua; Ma, Hai-Chun; Dong, Su

    2015-04-01

    In the event of a high degree of airway obstruction, endotracheal intubation can be impossible and even dangerous, because it can cause complete airway obstruction, especially in patients with high tracheal lesions. However, a smaller endotracheal tube under the guidance of a bronchoscope can be insinuated past obstructive tumor in most noncircumferential cases. Here we report a case of successful fiberoptic bronchoscopy-assisted endotracheal intubation in a patient undergoing surgical resection of a large, high tracheal tumor causing severe tracheal stenosis. A 42-year-old Chinese man presented with dyspnea, intermittent irritable cough, and sleep deprivation for one and a half years. X-rays and computed tomography scan of the chest revealed an irregular pedunculated soft tissue mass within the tracheal lumen. The mass occupied over 90% of the lumen and caused severe tracheal stenosis. Endotracheal intubation was done to perform tracheal tumor resection under general anesthesia. After several failed conventional endotracheal intubation attempts, fiberoptic bronchoscopy-assisted intubation was successful. The patient received mechanical ventilation and then underwent tumor resection and a permanent tracheostomy. This case provides evidence of the usefulness of the fiberoptic bronchoscopy-assisted intubation technique in management of an anticipated difficult airway and suggests that tracheal intubation can be performed directly in patients with a tracheal tumor who can sleep in the supine position, even if they have occasional sleep deprivation and severe tracheal obstruction as revealed by imaging techniques.

  3. Comparison of heart rate variability response in children undergoing elective endotracheal intubation with and without neuromuscular blockade: a randomized controlled trial.

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    Janda, Matthias; Bajorat, Jörn; Kudlik, Christiana; Pohl, Birgit; Schubert, Agnes; Nöldge-Schomburg, Gabriele; Hofmockel, Rainer

    2013-12-01

    The routine use of neuromuscular blocking drugs (NMBD) for endotracheal intubation in children is the subject of much controversy. The analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) can reveal information about the functional state of the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The purpose of this study was to determine if HRV elucidates differences in the sympathovagal balance of children undergoing elective endo-tracheal intubation with and without neuromuscular blockade (NMB). In this prospective study, 38 children (2-6 years) scheduled for adenotonsillectomy were randomized into two groups to receive fentanyl 2 μg·kg(-1) and propofol 4 mg·kg(-1) , with either mivacurium 0.25 mg·kg(-1) (NMB group) or saline solution (NoNMB group) for anesthesia induction. The same experienced, blinded anesthesiologist performed endotracheal intubation. Heart rate variability, RR intervals, ECG as well as an electroencephalogram were recorded with HRV and BIS XP monitors, respectively. Heart rate variability was analyzed in the frequency domain. There was no significant difference in HRV changes immediately after mivacurium administration compared with an administration of saline. The groups were comparable for the bispectral index value (NMB 35 [33-41] vs NoNMB 34 [32-42]) during endotracheal intubation. Changes in both the low-frequency power and the low-/high-frequency ratio immediately after endotracheal intubation compared with the unstimulated state before laryngoscopy were significantly higher without NMB (P = 0.015 and P = 0.006, respectively), whereas there was no significant difference with respect to the high-frequency power. The stress response during endotracheal intubation in pediatric patients represented by the frequency domain analysis of HRV was found to be higher without NMB. When mivacurium was added to a propofol-fentanyl induction regimen, the ANS alterations during endotracheal intubation decreased significantly. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  4. A program to improve the quality of emergency endotracheal intubation.

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    Mayo, Paul H; Hegde, Abhijith; Eisen, Lewis A; Kory, Pierre; Doelken, Peter

    2011-01-01

    To assess the results of a quality improvement (QI) project designed to improve safety of emergency endotracheal intubation (EEI). Single center prospective observational. 16-bed intensive care unit. Nine pulmonary/critical care fellows. For 3 years, EEI performed by the medical intensive care unit team were analyzed to identify interventions that would improve quality of the procedure. By segmental process analysis, the procedure of EEI was subjected to iterative change. Major components of process improvement were development of a combined team approach, a mandatory checklist, use of crew resource management (CRM) tactics, and postevent debriefing. Quality analysis and improvement included training of fellows using scenario-based training (SBT) with computerized patient simulator (CPS) to improve mechanical skills of intubation and team leadership. Fellows received 15 sessions of SBT with CPS using a combined checklist and team approach before assuming team leadership position during real-life EEI. For a 10-month period, fellows carried digital voice recorders to EEI; which, when combined with recording of continuous oximetry and BP monitoring were used to assess the quality of EEI. 128 EEI were performed of which 101 had full data recorded. Complications were 14% severe hypoxemia (3 attempts. EEI may be performed by pulmonary/critical medicine (PCCM) fellows with safety comparable to that described in other studies on EEI. Important parts of the program included the use of formal iterative QI approach, the use of intensive SBT with CPS, basic CRM, a comprehensive checklist, and a combined team approach. A key benefit of the program was to make the process of EEI fully transparent for ongoing quality and safety improvement.

  5. A Novel Artificial Intelligence System for Endotracheal Intubation.

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    Carlson, Jestin N; Das, Samarjit; De la Torre, Fernando; Frisch, Adam; Guyette, Francis X; Hodgins, Jessica K; Yealy, Donald M

    2016-01-01

    Adequate visualization of the glottic opening is a key factor to successful endotracheal intubation (ETI); however, few objective tools exist to help guide providers' ETI attempts toward the glottic opening in real-time. Machine learning/artificial intelligence has helped to automate the detection of other visual structures but its utility with ETI is unknown. We sought to test the accuracy of various computer algorithms in identifying the glottic opening, creating a tool that could aid successful intubation. We collected a convenience sample of providers who each performed ETI 10 times on a mannequin using a video laryngoscope (C-MAC, Karl Storz Corp, Tuttlingen, Germany). We recorded each attempt and reviewed one-second time intervals for the presence or absence of the glottic opening. Four different machine learning/artificial intelligence algorithms analyzed each attempt and time point: k-nearest neighbor (KNN), support vector machine (SVM), decision trees, and neural networks (NN). We used half of the videos to train the algorithms and the second half to test the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of each algorithm. We enrolled seven providers, three Emergency Medicine attendings, and four paramedic students. From the 70 total recorded laryngoscopic video attempts, we created 2,465 time intervals. The algorithms had the following sensitivity and specificity for detecting the glottic opening: KNN (70%, 90%), SVM (70%, 90%), decision trees (68%, 80%), and NN (72%, 78%). Initial efforts at computer algorithms using artificial intelligence are able to identify the glottic opening with over 80% accuracy. With further refinements, video laryngoscopy has the potential to provide real-time, direction feedback to the provider to help guide successful ETI.

  6. Retrospective study shows that doxapram therapy avoided the need for endotracheal intubation in most premature neonates

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    Flint, R.B.; Halbmeijer, N.; Meesters, N.; Rosmalen, J. van; Reiss, I.; Dijk, M.; Simons, S.

    2017-01-01

    AIM: Using doxapram to treat neonates with apnoea of prematurity might avoid the need for endotracheal intubation and invasive ventilation. We studied whether doxapram prevented the need for intubation and identified the predictors of the success. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of preterm

  7. Prediction of endotracheal intubation outcome in opioid-poisoned patients: A clinical approach to bispectral monitoring

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    Eizadi-Mood, Nastaran; Yaraghi, Ahmad; Alikhasi, Mahsa; Jabalameli, Mitra; Farsaei, Shadi; Sabzghabaee, Ali Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Some opioid-poisoned patients do not respond appropriately to naloxone; consequently, intubation is required. Although various measures have been used to evaluate the level of consciousness of poisoned patients, no study has assessed the role of the bispectral index (BIS) to ascertain the depth of anesthesia in opioid-poisoned patients who require endotracheal intubation. OBJECTIVE: To compare BIS scores between opioid-poisoned patients with and without intubation, and to determin...

  8. Endotracheal Intubation after Acute Drug Overdoses: Incidence, Complications, and Risk Factors.

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    Hua, Angela; Haight, Stephen; Hoffman, Robert S; Manini, Alex F

    2017-01-01

    Drug overdose is the leading cause of injury-related fatality in the United States, and respiratory failure remains a major source of morbidity and mortality. We aimed to identify the incidence and risk factors for endotracheal intubation after acute drug overdose. This secondary data analysis was performed on a 5-year prospective cohort at two urban tertiary-care hospitals. The present study analyzed adult patients with suspected acute drug overdose to derive independent clinical predictors of endotracheal intubation. We analyzed 2497 patients with acute drug overdose, of whom 87 (3.5%) underwent endotracheal intubation. Independent clinical risk factors for endotracheal intubation were: younger age (odds ratio [OR] 0.97, 95% confidence interval [CI] 0.96-0.98), and history of obstructive lung disease (OR 6.6, 95% CI 3.5-12.3); however, heart failure had no association. Patients with obstructive lung disease had significantly more hypercapnia (mean difference 6.8 mm Hg, 95% CI 2.3-11.3) and a higher degree of acidemia (mean pH difference 0.04, 95% CI 0.01-0.07) than patients without obstructive lung disease. Lack of rapid sequence sedative/paralytic was associated with in-hospital fatality. Early complications of endotracheal intubation itself included desaturation (3.4%) and bradycardia (1%). Endotracheal intubation was infrequently performed on patients with acute drug overdose, and complications were rare when performed. Risk factors associated with endotracheal intubation included younger age and prior obstructive lung disease. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. The temporary effect of short-term endotracheal intubation on vocal function.

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    Paulauskiene, Iveta; Lesinskas, Eugenijus; Petrulionis, Mindaugas

    2013-01-01

    The objective of the study was to assess and perceive the vocal and pharyngeal symptoms and acoustic changes of voice after short-term endotracheal intubation and to evaluate the relation between these changes and the endotracheal tube parameters, number of intubation attempts, duration of anaesthesia, experience of anaesthesiologist. A total of 108 patients were evaluated preoperatively, 1-2 and 24 h after extubation. The vocal and pharyngeal symptoms, voice acoustic characteristics and maximum phonation time (MPT) were evaluated to find the relationship with endotracheal tube parameters, number of intubation attempts, duration of anaesthesia, experience of anaesthesiologist. All vocal and pharyngeal symptoms increased significantly at 24 h and remained significantly increased at 24 h after general anaesthesia. The vocal acoustic parameters changed significantly at 1-2 h: decrease of MPT and increase relative average perturbation were recorded. The day after the short-term intubation: only noise to harmony ratio and habitual pitch remains significantly changed. The most important endotracheal tube parameters that affect significantly (P value intubation attempts. In relation to the anaesthesia, the changes of the acoustic parameters did not associate significantly with the anaesthesia-related parameters. No statistically significant relationship between experience of an anaesthesiologist and changes of the voice after anaesthesia was detected. Though being short-term, endotracheal anaesthesia is an invasive procedure, and its temporary influence on vocal function is important.

  10. Airway management using a supraglottic airway device without endotracheal intubation for positive ventilation of anaesthetized rats.

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    Cheong, S H; Lee, J H; Kim, M H; Cho, K R; Lim, S H; Lee, K M; Park, M Y; Yang, Y I; Kim, D K; Choi, C S

    2013-04-01

    Endotracheal intubation is often necessary for positive pressure ventilation of rats during open thoracic surgery. Since endotracheal intubation in rats is technically difficult and is associated with numerous complications, many techniques using various devices have been described in the scientific literature. In this study, we compared the effectiveness of airway management of a home-made supraglottic airway device (SAD), which is cheap to fabricate and easy to place with that of an endotracheal intubation tube in enflurane-anaesthetized rats. Twenty male Sprague-Dawley rats (200-300 g) were randomly assigned to two equal groups for positive pressure mechanical ventilation using either the SAD or an endotracheal intubation tube. The carotid artery of each rat was cannulated for continuous blood pressure measurements and obtaining blood samples for determination of oxygen tension, carbon dioxide tension, and blood acidity before, during and after SAD placement or endotracheal intubation. Proper placement of the SAD was confirmed by observing chest wall movements that coincided with the operation of the mechanical ventilator. No complications and adverse events were encountered in the rats in which the SAD was placed, during SAD placement and immediate removal, during their mechanical ventilation through the SAD, and one week after SAD removal. From the results of blood gas analyses, we conclude that anaesthetized rats can be successfully ventilated using an SAD for open thoracic surgery.

  11. Effects of endotracheal intubation and surfactant on a 3-channel neonatal electroencephalogram.

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    Shangle, Carl E; Haas, Richard H; Vaida, Florin; Rich, Wade D; Finer, Neil N

    2012-08-01

    To evaluate the effects of surfactant administration on the neonatal brain using 3-channel neonatal electroencephalography (EEG). A prospective cohort of 30 infants had scalp electrodes placed to record brain waves using 3-channel EEG (Fp1-O1, C3-C4, and Fp2-O2). Sixty-second EEG epochs were collected from a 10-minute medication-free baseline, during premedication for endotracheal intubation, at surfactant administration, and at 10, 20, and 30 minutes after surfactant administration for amplitude comparisons. Oxygen saturation and heart rate were monitored continuously. Blood pressure and transcutaneous carbon dioxide were recorded every 5 minutes. Eighteen of 29 infants (62%) exhibited brain wave suppression on EEG after surfactant administration (P ≤ .008). Four of those 18 infants did not receive premedication. Nine infants exhibited evidence of EEG suppression during endotracheal intubation, all of whom received premedication before intubation. Five infants had EEG suppression during endotracheal suctioning. Oxygen saturation, heart rate, and blood pressure were not independent predictors of brain wave suppression. Eighteen of 29 intubated infants (62%) had evidence of brain wave suppression on raw EEG after surfactant administration. Nine patients had evidence of brief EEG suppression with endotracheal intubation alone, a finding not previously reported in neonates. Intubation and surfactant administration have the potential to alter cerebral function in neonates. Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Awake endotracheal intubation and self positioning the patient to prone position for lumbar discectomy operation

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    Abdolrasoul Anvarypour; Arash Saffarian; Hamidreza Alizadeh otaghour; Vafa Naseri; Nader Ramezanian

    2011-01-01

    Awake endotracheal intubation is indicated when risk of pulmonary aspiration and difficult airway management is present. In this way, patient cooperation and topical anesthesia with experience of anesthesiologist in difficult airway management is necessary. In this case report, we present a 21-year-old man with (Body Mass Index) = 51 and 140 kg of weight candidates for lumbar discectomy in prone position. After conclusion about his condition with difficult anesthesia, awaked endotracheal intu...

  13. Thoracoscopy without lung isolation utilizing single lumen endotracheal tube intubation and carbon dioxide insufflation.

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    Sancheti, Manu S; Dewan, Brendan P; Pickens, Allan; Fernandez, Felix G; Miller, Daniel L; Force, Seth D

    2013-08-01

    This study evaluated the feasibility of performing thoracoscopy without lung isolation employing single lumen endotracheal tube (SLET) intubation and carbon dioxide insufflation. Eighty-two patients underwent a variety of thoracoscopic procedures without lung isolation using SLET intubation and carbon dioxide (CO2) insufflation between January and December 2012. Sixty-five of these patients underwent wedge resections and were isolated for analysis. Operations were accomplished using percutaneously placed laparoscopic trocars and insufflation up to 15 mm Hg. Operative times, length of stay, and vital signs were compared with 52 patients who underwent thoracoscopic wedge resections with double lumen endotracheal tube (DLET) intubation. A retrospective analysis was performed on 65 patients (30 females, mean age 58) who underwent thoracoscopic wedge resections with SLET intubation compared with 52 patients undergoing the same procedure with DLET intubation. Operating room time (111 ± 4.74 minutes), time to incision (49 ± 1.91 minutes), and operative time (48 ± 2.89 minutes) were significantly decreased in the SLET group (p endotracheal tube intubation is a feasible and safe airway management alternative for thoracoscopic procedures. This method resulted in shorter operative times, no aberrant hemodynamic shifts, low complication rates, and similar hospital stays as compared with traditional DLET intubation. Copyright © 2013 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Awake endotracheal intubation and self positioning the patient to prone position for lumbar discectomy operation

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    Abdolrasoul Anvarypour

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Awake endotracheal intubation is indicated when risk of pulmonary aspiration and difficult airway management is present. In this way, patient cooperation and topical anesthesia with experience of anesthesiologist in difficult airway management is necessary. In this case report, we present a 21-year-old man with (Body Mass Index = 51 and 140 kg of weight candidates for lumbar discectomy in prone position. After conclusion about his condition with difficult anesthesia, awaked endotracheal intubation in supine position was done and self positioned to prone for operation.

  15. [Effects of landiolol on cardiovascular responses, bispectral index and body movement during endotracheal intubation].

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    Kawano, Takashi; Eguchi, Satoru; Iseki, Akio; Oshita, Shuzo

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    We investigated the effects of a novel highly cardioselective short-acting beta-blocker, landiolol, on cardiovascular response, bispectral index and body movement during endotracheal Forty ASA class 1 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups, in a double-blind fashion; 1) 20 patients received landiolol 125 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1) for one minute followed by 40 microg x kg(-1) x min(-1) (landiolol group), and 2) 20 patients received saline (control group). Landiolol or saline was started 6 min after a target controlled infusion of propofol (effect-site concentration 4 microg x ml(-1)). The trachea was intubated 11 min after propofol infusion. Heart rate, mean arterial pressure, and bispectral index were recorded. In addition, the "isolated forearm" technique was used to detect body movement during endotracheal intubation. Maximum changes in heart rate (control; 48% versus landiolol; 19%), mean arterial pressure (51% versus 39%), and bispectral index (31% versus 12%) observed during endotracheal intubation were significantly less in the landiolol group. More patients in the control than in the landiolol group moved after endotracheal intubation (19 versus 11, Pendotracheal intubation.

  16. New visible endotracheal intubation method using the endoscope system for mice inhalational anesthesia.

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    Konno, Kenjiro; Itano, Naoki; Ogawa, Teppei; Hatakeyama, Mika; Shioya, Kyoko; Kasai, Noriyuki

    2014-06-01

    Appropriate and effective anesthesia is critical, because it has a strong influence on laboratory animals, and its affect greatly impacts the experimental data. Inhalational anesthesia by endotracheal intubation is currently prevailing in general anesthesia and is prefered over injection anesthesia, especially for large laboratory animals, because it is a safe and easy control agent. However, it is not common for small laboratory animals, because of the high degree of technical skills required. We assessed the capability of use for mice of the endotracheal intubation by using the endoscope system "TESALA AE-C1" and inhalational anesthesia using a ventilator. Endotracheal intubation was successfully performed on all 10 C57BL/6 mice injected with M/M/B: 0.3/4/5 comprised of medetomidine, midazoram and butorphanol, at a dose of 0.3 mg/kg + 4.0 mg/kg + 5.0 mg/kg body weight/mouse, respectively. After the intubated mice were connected with the inhalational anesthesia circuit and the ventilator, vital signs were measured until 15 min after the connection. The data with M/M/B: 0.3/4/5 showed stable and normal values, which indicated that this new endotracheal intubation method was simple, reliable and safe, which mean that this anesthesia is favorable in regard to the animal's welfare.

  17. A canine model of tracheal stenosis induced by cuffed endotracheal intubation

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    Su, Zhuquan; Li, Shiyue; Zhou, Ziqing; Chen, Xiaobo; Gu, Yingying; Chen, Yu; Zhong, Changhao; Zhong, Minglu; Zhong, Nanshan

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    Postintubation tracheal stenosis is a complication of endotracheal intubation. The pathological mechanism and risk factors for endotracheal intubation-induced tracheal stenosis remain not fully understood. We aimed to establish an animal model and to investigate risk factors for postintubation tracheal stenosis. Beagles were intubated with 4 sized tubes (internal diameter 6.5 to 8.0 mm) and cuff pressures of 100 to 200 mmHg for 24 hr. The status of tracheal wall was evaluated by bronchoscopic and histological examinations. The model was successfully established by cuffed endotracheal intubation using an 8.0 mm tube and an intra-cuff pressure of 200 mmHg for 24 hr. When the intra-cuff pressures were kept constant, a larger sized tube would induce a larger tracheal wall pressure and more severe injury to the tracheal wall. The degree of tracheal stenosis ranged from 78% to 91% at 2 weeks postextubation. Histological examination demonstrated submucosal infiltration of inflammatory cells, hyperplasia of granulation tissue and collapse of tracheal cartilage. In summary, a novel animal model of tracheal stenosis was established by cuffed endotracheal intubation, whose histopathological feathers are similar to those of clinical cases of postintubation tracheal stenosis. Excessive cuff pressure and over-sized tube are the risk factors for postintubation tracheal stenosis. PMID:28349955

  18. Medical conditions associated with out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation.

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    Wang, Henry E; Balasubramani, G K; Cook, Lawrence J; Yealy, Donald M; Lave, Judith R

    2011-01-01

    While prior studies describe the clinical presentation of patients requiring paramedic out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI), limited data characterize the underlying medical conditions or comorbidities. To characterize the medical conditions and comorbidities of patients receiving successful paramedic out-of-hospital ETI. We used Pennsylvania statewide emergency medical services (EMS) clinical data, including all successful ETIs performed during 2003-2005. Using multiple imputation triple-match algorithms, we probabilistically linked EMS ETI to statewide death and hospital admission data. Each hospitalization record contained one primary and up to eight secondary diagnoses, classified according to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM). We determined the proportion of patients in each major ICD-9-CM diagnostic group and subgroup. We calculated the Charlson Comorbidity Index score for each patient. Using binomial proportions with confidence intervals (CIs), we analyzed the data and combined imputed results using Rubin's method. Across the imputed sets, we linked 25,733 (77.7% linkage) successful ETIs to death or hospital records; 56.3% patients died before and 43.7% survived to hospital admission. Of the 14,478 patients who died before hospital admission, most (92.7%; 95% CI: 92.5-93.3%) had presented to EMS in cardiac arrest. Of the 11,255 hospitalized patents, the leading primary diagnoses were circulatory diseases (32.0%; 95% CI: 30.2-33.7%), respiratory diseases (22.8%; 95% CI: 21.9-23.7%), and injury or poisoning (25.2%; 95% CI: 22.7-27.8%). Prominent primary diagnosis subgroups included asphyxia and respiratory failure (15.2%), traumatic brain injury and skull fractures (11.3%), acute myocardial infarction and ischemic heart disease (10.9%), poisonings and drug and alcohol disorders (6.7%), dysrhythmias (6.7%), hemorrhagic and nonhemorrhagic stroke (5.9%), acute heart failure and cardiomyopathies

  19. Impact of Endotracheal Intubation on Interventional Endoscopy Unit Efficiency Metrics at a Tertiary Academic Medical Center.

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    Perbtani, Yaseen B; Summerlee, Robert J; Yang, Dennis; An, Qi; Suarez, Alejandro; Williamson, J Blair; Shrode, Charles W; Gupte, Anand R; Chauhan, Shailendra S; Draganov, Peter V; Forsmark, Chris E; Chang, Myron; Wagh, Mihir S

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    Measures for evaluating interventional endoscopy unit efficiency have not been adequately validated, especially in reference to the involvement of anesthesia services for endoscopy. Primary aim was to compare process measures/metrics of interventional endoscopy unit efficiency between intubated and non-intubated patients. Secondary aim was to assess variables associated with the need for endotracheal intubation. The prospectively collected endoscopy unit metrics database at UF Health was reviewed for procedures performed in the interventional endoscopy unit for 6 months. Parameters included hospital-mandated metrics available from the database. A total of 1,421 patients underwent 1,635 interventional endoscopic procedures and 271/1,421 patients (19.1%) were intubated. There was no significant difference between intubated and non-intubated cohorts with respect to age, gender, BMI, ASA Score, Mallampati Score, or the Charlson Comorbidity Index. Patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) were more frequently intubated than those undergoing non-ERCP procedures (41.3 vs. 12.4%, Pintubated patients, whereas only 29.2% of non-intubated patients were inpatients (Pintubated per anesthesiologist preference. All process efficiency metrics were significantly prolonged in the intubated compared with the non-intubated patient cohort, except the time interval between successive procedures. Multivariate analysis revealed that patients with an anesthesiologist who had performed a greater number of total endoscopic sedations were less likely to be intubated than patients with an anesthesiologist who had performed fewer total procedures (P=0.0066). Endotracheal intubation negatively impacts efficiency metrics in an interventional endoscopy unit. Careful assessment for the need for intubation should be emphasized.

  20. Comparative study of heart rate responses to laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation and to endotracheal intubation using intubating laryngeal mask airway under general anaesthesia in patients with pure mitral stenosis for closed mitral commissurotomy.

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    Das, Soumi; Gupta, Sampa Dutta; Goswampi, Anupam; Kundu, Kanak Kanti

    2013-04-01

    The various drugs and methods studied in an attempt to curb the haemodynamic stress response associated with conventional laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation have not been found to be ompletely satisfactory. The rise in heart rate can be detrimental to patients with mitral stenosis. This study was aimed to compare the heart rate responses to endotracheal intubation using conventional laryngoscope and with the help of intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) in patients with isolated mitral stenosis. Thirty-four adult patients of either sex, aged between 18 and 40 years with isolated mitral stenosis to undergo closed mitral commissurotomy were randomly allocated into two groups : Group A (n=17)- To be intubated using laryngoscopy. Group B (n=17)- To be intubated with the help of ILMA. The heart rate was recorded immediately preinduction, just prior to introducing the intubating device and postintubation every minute up to first 5 minutes. On applying statistical tests, it was found that the median heart rate values in group A at 2, 3, 4 and 5 minutes postintubation were significantly higher than in group B (pendotracheal intubation was associated with rise in heart rate, the rise was less with ILMA compared to laryngoscope. Hence, it can be concluded that use of ILMA may be a preferable device for endotracheal intubation laryngoscopy in patients with isolated mitral stenosis.

  1. Comparison of laryngeal mask airway use with endotracheal intubation during anesthesia of western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla).

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    Cerveny, Shannon N; D'Agostino, Jennifer J; Davis, Michelle R; Payton, Mark E

    2012-12-01

    The laryngeal mask airway is an alternative to endotracheal intubation that achieves control of the airway by creating a seal around the larynx with an inflatable cuff. This study compared use of the laryngeal mask airway with endotracheal intubation in anesthetized western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Eight adult gorillas were immobilized for routine and diagnostic purposes for a total of nine anesthetic events. During each anesthetic event, gorillas were either intubated (n = 4; group A) or fitted with a laryngeal mask airway (n= 5; group B). Time required to place each airway device, physiologic parameters, and arterial blood gas were measured and compared between the two groups. There were no significant differences between the two groups for time required to place airway device, heart rate, hemoglobin oxygen saturation, end-tidal carbon dioxide, arterial partial pressure of carbon dioxide, or arterial pH between the two groups. Mean arterial partial pressure of oxygen was significantly greater in group B, 15 (group A: 94 +/- 44 mm Hg; group B: 408 +/- 36 mm Hg; P= 0.0025) and 45 (group A: 104 +/- 21 mm Hg; group B: 407 +/- 77 mm Hg; P = 0.0026) min after airway device placement. Mean respiratory rate was significantly greater in group A at multiple time points. Mean arterial pressure (group A: 129 +/- 16 mm Hg; group B: 60 +/- 8 mm Hg) and diastolic blood pressure (group A: 115 +/- 21 mm Hg; group B: 36 +/- 10 mm Hg) were significantly greater in group A at the time of airway device placement. The laryngeal mask airway maintained oxygenation and ventilation effectively in all gorillas and is a useful alternative to endotracheal intubation in western lowland gorillas.

  2. Utility of the auditory evoked potentials index as an indicator for endotracheal intubation.

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    Kuo, Chang-Po; Chen, Kuo-Mei; Wu, Ching-Tang; Horng, Huei-Chi; Cherng, Chen-Hwan; Yu, Cherng-Jyh; Wong, Chih-Shung

    2006-12-01

    The A-line ARX Index (AAI) has been used as an indicator of depth of anesthesia. The study examined whether AAI-guided endotracheal intubation (EI), compared with experience guidance, could provide better hemodynamic stability during general anesthesia (GA). One hundred and four patients were included in this study. In the control group, EI was performed based on the judgment of the anesthesiologist by clinical experience. In the study groups, EI was performed at an AAI value of either 15, 20, or 30. GA was induced with cisatracurium, lidocaine, fentanyl, thiamylal and succinylcholine. Heart rate (HR) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) were recorded at baseline, 1 min before and 1 and 3 min after intubation. The change of hemodynamics over 20% in the space between 1 min before and after intubation was defined as severe change. The incidences of severe changes of HR and MAP in the AAI-15 and AAI-20 groups were significantly lower than those in the control group (19% and 39% vs. 68%, P < 0.01 and 0.05; 52% and 52% vs. 91%, P < 0.01, respectively). The induction time was significantly shorter in the control group than that in the study groups (183 +/- 47 vs. 366 +/- 151, 248 +/- 53, and 255 +/- 85 sec, P < 0.01). Highest dose of thiamylal and longest induction time were needed in the AAI-15 group. Compared with the routine clinical practice, AAI monitoring helps to achieve better condition for EI during induction with less hemodynamic changes. The AAI value of 20 is suggested as an optimal indicator for EI.

  3. Prediction of endotracheal intubation outcome in opioid-poisoned patients: A clinical approach to bispectral monitoring.

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    Eizadi-Mood, Nastaran; Yaraghi, Ahmad; Alikhasi, Mahsa; Jabalameli, Mitra; Farsaei, Shadi; Sabzghabaee, Ali Mohammad

    2014-01-01

    Some opioid-poisoned patients do not respond appropriately to naloxone; consequently, intubation is required. Although various measures have been used to evaluate the level of consciousness of poisoned patients, no study has assessed the role of the bispectral index (BIS) to ascertain the depth of anesthesia in opioid-poisoned patients who require endotracheal intubation. To compare BIS scores between opioid-poisoned patients with and without intubation, and to determine the BIS cut-off point for endotracheal intubation in these patients. In the present cross-sectional study, conducted in an Iranian university referral hospital for poisoning emergencies between 2012 and 2013, opioid-poisoned patients (n=41) were divided into two groups according to their requirement for endotracheal intubation. BIS analyses were performed at the time of admission and at the time of intubation for those who required it. In addition, electromyography and signal quality index were evaluated for all patients at the time of admission, and cardiorespiratory monitoring was performed during the hospitalization period. Using ROC curves, and sensitivity and specificity analyses, the optimal BIS cut-off point for prediction of intubation of these patients was determined. The optimal cut-off point for prediction of intubation was BIS ≤78, which had a sensitivity of 86.7% (95% CI 66.1 to 98.8) and specificity of 88.5% (95% CI 73.9% to 98.8%); the positive and negative predictive values were 81.2 % and 92%, respectively. BIS may be considered an acceptable index to determine the need for intubation in opioid-poisoned patients whose response to naloxone is inadequate.

  4. Verification of endotracheal intubation in obese patients - temporal comparison of ultrasound vs. auscultation and capnography

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    Pfeiffer, P; Bache, Stefan Holst; Isbye, D L

    2012-01-01

    Ultrasound (US) may have an emerging role as an adjunct in verification of endotracheal intubation. Obtaining optimal US images in obese patients is generally regarded more difficult than for other patients. This study compared the time consumption of bilateral lung US with auscultation and capno...

  5. Endotracheal suctioning of the adult intubated patient--what is the evidence?

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    Pedersen, Carsten M; Rosendahl-Nielsen, Mette; Hjermind, Jeanette

    2008-01-01

    Intubated patients may be unable to adequately cough up secretions. Endotracheal suctioning is therefore important in order to reduce the risk of consolidation and atelectasis that may lead to inadequate ventilation. The suction procedure is associated with complications and risks including...... bleeding, infection, atelectasis, hypoxemia, cardiovascular instability, elevated intracranial pressure, and may also cause lesions in the tracheal mucosa. The aim of this article was to review the available literature regarding endotracheal suctioning of adult intubated intensive care patients...... and to provide evidence-based recommendations The major recommendations are suctioning only when necessary, using a suction catheter occluding less than half the lumen of the endotracheal tube, using the lowest possible suction pressure, inserting the catheter no further than carina, suctioning no longer than 15...

  6. Retrospective study shows that doxapram therapy avoided the need for endotracheal intubation in most premature neonates.

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    Flint, Robert; Halbmeijer, Nienke; Meesters, Naomi; van Rosmalen, Joost; Reiss, Irwin; van Dijk, Monique; Simons, Sinno

    2017-05-01

    Using doxapram to treat neonates with apnoea of prematurity might avoid the need for endotracheal intubation and invasive ventilation. We studied whether doxapram prevented the need for intubation and identified the predictors of the success. This was a retrospective study of preterm infants born from January 2006 to August 2014 who received oral or intravenous doxapram. Success was defined as no need for endotracheal intubation, due to apnoea, during doxapram therapy. Univariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses identified predictors of success during the first 48 hours of doxapram therapy. Data on 203 patients with a median gestational age of 26.1 (interquartile range 25.1-27.4) weeks were analysed. During the first 48 hours of doxapram therapy, 157 (77%) patients did not need endotracheal intubation and 127 (63%) patients were successfully treated over the entire treatment course. The median postnatal age at the start of doxapram therapy was 20 days (interquartile range 12-30). Postnatal age and a lower fraction of inspired oxygen at the start of doxapram therapy were significant predictors of success (odds ratio 0.964, 95% confidence interval 0.938-0.991, p = 0.001). Oral and intravenous doxapram effectively treated most cases of apnoea in preterm infants, avoiding the need for intubation. ©2017 Foundation Acta Paediatrica. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  7. [Difficult Ventilation Requiring Emergency Endotracheal Intubation during Awake Craniotomy Managed by Laryngeal Mask Airway].

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    Matsuda, Asako; Mizota, Toshiyuki; Tanaka, Tomoharu; Segawa, Hajime; Fukuda, Kazuhiko

    2016-04-01

    We report a case of difficult ventilation requiring emergency endotracheal intubation during awake craniotomy managed by laryngeal mask airway (LMA). A 45-year-old woman was scheduled to receive awake craniotomy for brain tumor in the frontal lobe. After anesthetic induction, airway was secured using ProSeal LMA and patient was mechanically ventilated in pressure-control mode. Patient's head was fixed with head-pins at anteflex position, and the operation started. About one hour after the start of the operation, tidal volume suddenly decreased. We immediately started manual ventilation, but the airway resistance was extremely high and we could not adequately ventilate the patient. We administered muscle relaxant for suspected laryngospasm, but ventilatory status did not improve; so we decided to conduct emergency endotracheal intubation. We tried to intubate using Airwayscope or LMA-Fastrach, but they were not effective in our case. Finally trachea was intubated using transnasal fiberoptic bronchoscopy. We discuss airway management during awake craniotomy, focusing on emergency endotracheal intubation during surgery.

  8. Endotracheal intubation - A life saving procedure, still potential hazardous to upper airway: A case report.

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    Afreen, Mahrukh; Ansari, Murtaza Ahsan

    2015-12-01

    Endotracheal intubation plays a key role in the management of upper airway obstruction in emergency situations. It is non-invasive and easily learned technique by medical professionals as compared to other more skilled, surgical procedures, e.g., tracheostomy and cricothyrotomies etc. But prolonged intubation may result in numerous complications, most notorious being tracheoesophageal fistula and narrowing of subglottic area. We report a profile of a patient who had been diagnosed as case of Guillian-Barre Syndrome, had difficulty in breathing due to paralysis of respiratory muscles. The patient was admitted in Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) for 40 days and was kept on artificial breathing through endotracheal intubation, which remained in place for 19 days. Later tracheostomy was performed. Patient ultimately developed severe subglottic stenosis and became dependent on tracheostomy tube.

  9. [A case of subglottic stenosis with bridging granuloma after intubation with double-lumen endotracheal tube].

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    Ito, Yosuke; Nakata, Yoko; Nakamura, Sakiko; Nagaya, Kei

    2013-08-01

    We present a case of subglottic stenosis with rare bridging granuloma after intubation with double-lumen endotracheal tube. An 81-year-old woman was diagnosed with the lung tumor and scheduled for the thoracoscopic surgery. We induced anesthesia with propofol, remifentanil and rocuronium. A 35 Fr double-lumen intratracheal tube was inserted to the trachea with some resistance, when the tube passed through the glottis. A few days later, she suffered from respiratory discomfort. An otolaryngologist examined her larynx and subglottis. Laryngoscopic examination revealed bridging granuloma leading to tracheal stenosis. Tracheostomy and resection of granuloma were performed, and her symptom improved. If we feel resistance in intubating a double-lumen endotracheal tube in a patient with a history of intubation with a tracheal tube, we should operate gently adjusting the size of the tracheal tube.

  10. Endotracheal Intubation in Neonates: A Prospective Study of Adverse Safety Events in 162 Infants.

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    Hatch, L Dupree; Grubb, Peter H; Lea, Amanda S; Walsh, William F; Markham, Melinda H; Whitney, Gina M; Slaughter, James C; Stark, Ann R; Ely, E Wesley

    2016-01-01

    To determine the rate of adverse events associated with endotracheal intubation in newborns and modifiable factors contributing to these events. We conducted a prospective, observational study in a 100-bed, academic, level IV neonatal intensive care unit from September 2013 through June 2014. We collected data on intubations using standardized data collection instruments with validation by medical record review. Intubations in the delivery or operating rooms were excluded. The primary outcome was an intubation with any adverse event. Adverse events were defined and tracked prospectively as nonsevere or severe. We measured clinical variables including number of attempts to successful intubation and intubation urgency (elective, urgent, or emergent). We used logistic regression models to estimate the association of these variables with adverse events. During the study period, 304 intubations occurred in 178 infants. Data were available for 273 intubations (90%) in 162 patients. Adverse events occurred in 107 (39%) intubations with nonsevere and severe events in 96 (35%) and 24 (8.8%) intubations, respectively. Increasing number of intubation attempts (OR 2.1, 95% CI, 1.6-2.6) and emergent intubations (OR 4.7, 95% CI, 1.7-13) were predictors of adverse events. The primary cause of emergent intubations was unplanned extubation (62%). Adverse events are common in the neonatal intensive care unit, occurring in 4 of 10 intubations. The odds of an adverse event doubled with increasing number of attempts and quadrupled in the emergent setting. Quality improvement efforts to address these factors are needed to improve patient safety. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Effect of nicardipine on haemodynamic and bispectral index changes following endotracheal intubation.

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    Kim, J H; Lee, Y S; Kim, W Y; Kim, H J; Chang, M S; Park, J Y; Shin, H W; Park, Y C

    2007-01-01

    We investigated the effect of IV nicardipine on haemodynamic and bispectral index responses to the induction of general anaesthesia and intubation. Forty patients were randomly allocated to two groups of 20 to receive normal saline or nicardipine 15 microg/kg IV 30 s after induction. Ninety seconds later, tracheal intubation was performed. Systolic blood pressure, heart rate and bispectral index were measured at baseline, 1 min after induction, pre-intubation, and every minute until 5 min after endotracheal intubation. Rate-pressure product values were calculated. In the nicardipine group, systolic blood pressure decreased compared with the control group, and heart rate increased comparedwith the control group. Bispectral index and rate-pressure product showed no differences between the two groups. In conclusion, the administration of 15 microg/kg nicardipine IV does not affect anaesthetic depth in response to the induction of general anaesthesia and intubation.

  12. Cardiovascular and arousal responses to single-lumen endotracheal and double-lumen endobronchial intubation in the normotensive and hypertensive elderly

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    Yoo, Kyung Yeon; Jeong, Cheol Won; Kim, Woong Mo; Lee, Hyung Kon; Jeong, Seongtae; Kim, Seok Jae; Bae, Hong Beum; Lim, Dong Yun; Chung, Sung Su

    2011-01-01

    Background Endotracheal intubation usually causes transient hypertension and tachycardia. The cardiovascular and arousal responses to endotracheal and endobronchial intubation were determined during rapid-sequence induction of anesthesia in normotensive and hypertensive elderly patients. Methods Patients requiring endotracheal intubation with (HT, n = 30) or without hypertension (NT, n = 30) and those requiring endobronchial intubation with (HB, n = 30) or without hypertension (NB, n = 30) we...

  13. Lightwand-Guided Endotracheal Intubation Performed by the Nondominant Hand is Feasible

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of lightwand-guided endotracheal intubation (LWEI performed using either the right (dominant or left (nondominant hand. Two hundred and forty patients aged 21–64 years, with a Mallampati airway classification grade of I—II and undergoing endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia, were enrolled in this randomized and controlled study. Induction of anesthesia was initiated by intravenous administration of fentanyl (2 mg/kg and thiopentone (5mg/kg, and tracheal intubation was facilitated by intravenous atracurium (0.5 mg/kg. In the direct-vision laryngoscope group (group D; n = 80, the intubator held the laryngoscope in the left hand and inserted the endotracheal tube (ETT into the glottic opening with the right hand. In the group in which LWEI was performed with the right hand (group R; n = 80, the intubator lifted the patients' jaws with the left hand and inserted the ETT-LW unit into the glottic openings with the right hand. On the contrary, in the group in which LWEI was performed with the left hand (group L; n = 80, the intubator lifted the jaws with the right hand and inserted the ETT-LW unit with the left hand. Data including total intubation time, the number of intubation attempts, hemodynamic changes during intubation, and side effects following intubation, were collected. Regardless of whether lightwand manipulation was performed with the left hand (group L; 11.4 ± 9.3 s or the right-hand (group R; 12.4 ± 9.2 s, less time was consumed in the LWEI groups than in the laryngoscope group (group D; 17.9 ± 9.9s (p 95% on their first intubation attempts. The changes in mean arterial blood pressure and heart rate were similar among the three groups. A higher incidence of intubation-related oral injury and ventricular premature contractions (VPC was found in group D compared with groups L and R (oral injury: group D 8.5%, group L 1.3%, group R 0%, p = 0.005; VPC: group D 16

  14. Catastrophic neurological complications of emergent endotracheal intubation: report of 2 cases.

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    Oppenlander, Mark E; Hsu, Forrest D; Bolton, Patrick; Theodore, Nicholas

    2015-05-01

    Although exceedingly rare, catastrophic neurological decline may result from endotracheal intubation of patients with preexisting cervical spine disease. The authors report on 2 cases of quadriplegia resulting from emergent endotracheal intubation in the intensive care unit. A 68-year-old man with ankylosing spondylitis became quadriplegic after emergent intubation. A new C6-7 fracturedislocation was identified, and the patient underwent emergent open reduction and C4-T2 posterior fixation and fusion. The patient remained quadriplegic and ultimately died of pneumonia 1 year later. This is the first report with radiographic documentation of a cervical fracture-dislocation resulting from intubation in a patient with ankylosing spondylitis. A 73-year-old man underwent posterior C6-T1 decompression and fixation for a C6-7 fracture. On postoperative Day 12, emergent intubation for respiratory distress resulted in C6-level quadriplegia. Imaging revealed acute spondyloptosis at C6-7, and the patient underwent emergent open reduction with revision and extension of posterior fusion from C-3 to T-2. He remained quadriplegic and ventilator dependent. Five days after the second operation, care was withdrawn. This is the first report of intubation as a cause of significant neurological decline related to disruption of a recently fixated cervical fracture. Risk factors are identified and pertinent literature is reviewed for cases of catastrophic neurological complications after emergent endotracheal intubation. Strategies for obtaining airway control in patients with cervical spine pathology are also identified. Awareness of the potential dangers of airway management in patients with cervical spine pathology is critical for all involved subspecialty team members.

  15. Endotracheal intubation using the C-MAC® video laryngoscope or the Macintosh laryngoscope: a prospective, comparative study in the ICU.

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    Noppens, Ruediger R; Geimer, Stephanie; Eisel, Nicole; David, Matthias; Piepho, Tim

    2012-06-13

    Endotracheal intubation in the ICU is a challenging procedure and is frequently associated with life-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the C-MAC® video laryngoscope on laryngeal view and intubation success compared with direct laryngoscopy. In a single-center, prospective, comparative before-after study in an anesthetist-lead surgical ICU of a tertiary university hospital, predictors of potentially difficult tracheal intubation, number of intubation attempts, success rate and glottic view were evaluated during a 2-year study period (first year, Macintosh laryngoscopy (ML); second year, C-MAC®). A total of 274 critically ill patients requiring endotracheal intubation were included; 113 intubations using ML and 117 intubations using the C-MAC® were assessed. In patients with at least one predictor for difficult intubation, the C-MAC® resulted in more successful intubations on first attempt compared with ML (34/43, 79% vs. 21/38, 55%; P = 0.03). The visualization of the glottis with ML using Cormack and Lehane (C&L) grading was more frequently rated as difficult (20%, C&L grade 3 and 4) compared with the C-MAC® (7%, C&L grade 3 and 4) (P intubating success rate on the first attempt in patients with predictors for difficult intubation in the ICU setting. Video laryngoscopy seems to be a useful tool in the ICU where potentially difficult endotracheal intubations regularly occur.

  16. Predictors of outcome in patients with cystic fibrosis requiring endotracheal intubation.

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    Jones, Andrew; Bilton, Diana; Evans, Timothy W; Finney, Simon J

    2013-05-01

    Acute severe clinical deterioration of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) may mandate endotracheal intubation. The benefits of intubation were evaluated by examining which pre-admission parameters were associated with intensive care unit (ICU) outcome and assessing the potential benefits of intubation for survivors in terms of time from ICU discharge to death. A retrospective analysis of data from a single centre was undertaken. Thirty patients required intubation on 34 occasions (8 per 1000 admissions). Eleven patients died in ICU and 7 after ICU but not hospital discharge. Fifty-nine per cent of 22 patients intubated for pneumothorax and/or haemoptysis survived to hospital discharge. Of the twelve intubated for infective exacerbations, 33% survived to hospital discharge. Those who died after hospital discharge survived 447 days. There were no significant differences for survivors in reasons for intubation, colonizing organism, frequency of infective exacerbations, severity of illness or pulmonary physiology. Osteoporosis and a greater fall in body mass index over the 24 months prior were more frequent in non-survivors. Patients with CF developing haemoptysis and/or pneumothorax should be admitted to ICU and intubated promptly, should this be required. Chronic disease markers may be more relevant prognostically than rates of hospitalization or forced expiratory volume in 1 s decline which should not be bars to invasive ventilation. © 2013 The Authors. Respirology © 2013 Asian Pacific Society of Respirology.

  17. Hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation using C-Trach assembly and direct laryngoscopy

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    Jayita Sarkar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: Our objective was to study the pressor response to endotracheal intubation through laryngeal mask airway C-Trach and compare it to the hemodynamic response to intubation with direct laryngoscopy (DL. Materials and Methods: After obtained approval from institutional ethical committee, 100 patients of American Society of Anesthesiologists physical Status I, aged 14-65 years, posted for elective surgery were enrolled in the trial. They were randomly divided into two groups of each 50 patients. Anesthesia technique was standardized and patients of Group I were intubated using DL, while patients of Group II were intubated with the help of C-Trach assembly. Hemodynamic parameters, systemic blood pressure (systolic and diastolic and heart rate were recorded before and after induction of anesthesia and every minute up to 5 min after intubation. Results: Patients of Group II recorded a minimal rise in peak systolic blood pressure (SBP (1.8% and diastolic blood pressure (10.6%. In comparison patients of Group I recorded a significant sustained rise in peak SBP (20.3% and diastolic blood pressure (21.4%. However heart rate changes recorded in the two groups were of equal measure (peak rise of 22.9% in Group I vs. 22.4% in Group II. Conclusion: We conclude that intubation through C-Trach generates a lower pressor response to intubation in comparison to intubation using DL.

  18. Correlation between oro and hypopharynx shape and position with endotracheal intubation difficulty

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    Daher Rabadi

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Background and objective: Prediction of intubation difficulty can save patients from major preoperative morbidity or mortality. The purpose of this paper is to assess the correlation between oro-hypo pharynx position, neck size, and length with endotracheal intubation difficulty. The study also explored the diagnostic value of Friedman Staging System in prediction cases with difficult intubation. Method: The consecutive 500 ASA (I, II adult patients undergoing elective surgery were evaluated for oro and hypopharynx shape and position by modified Mallampati, Cormack and Lehane score as well as Friedman obstructive sleep apnea classification systems. Neck circumference and length were also measured. All cases were intubated by a single anesthesiologist who was uninformed of the above evaluation and graded intubation difficulty in visual analog score. Correlation between these findings and difficulty of intubation was assessed. Sensitivity, Specificity, Positive and Negative Predictive Values were also reported. Results: Cormack-Lehane grade had the strongest correlation with difficulty of intubation followed by Friedman palate position. Friedman palate position was the most sensitive and had higher positive and negative predictive values than modified Mallampati classification. Cormack-Lehane grade was found to be the most specific with the highest negative predictive value among the four studied classifications. Conclusion: Friedman palate position is a more useful, valuable and sensitive test compared to the modified Mallampati screening test for pre-anesthetic prediction of difficult intubation where its involvement in Multivariate model may raise the accuracy and diagnostic value of preoperative assessment of difficult airway.

  19. Low-dose esmolol: hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in normotensive patients

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    Suresh Lakshmanappa

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    Full Text Available Abstract Purpose: Endotracheal intubation is a frequently utilized and highly invasive component of anesthesia that is often accompanied by potentially harmful hemodynamic pressor responses. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficiency of a single pre-induction 1 mg/kg bolus injection of esmolol for attenuating these hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation in normotensive patients. Material and methods: The study was composed of 100 randomly selected male and female patients between the ages of 18 and 60 that were scheduled for elective surgery and belonged to ASA grade I or II. Two minutes prior to intubation the control group received 10 mL of saline (n=50 and the experimental group received an injection of esmolol 1 mg/kg diluted to 10 mL (n=50. Heart rate (HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP, mean arterial pressure (MAP, and rate pressure product (RPP were compared to basal values before receiving medication (T-0, during pre-induction (T-1, induction (T-2, intubation (T-3, and post-intubation at 1 (T-4, 3 (T-6, 5 (T-8, and 10 (T-13 minutes. Results: Esmolol significantly attenuated the hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation at the majority of measured points. Attenuation of HR (10.8%, SBP (7.04%, DBP (3.99%, MAP (5%, and RPP (16.9% was observed in the esmolol group when compared to the control group values. Conclusions: A single pre-induction 1 mg/kg bolus injection of esmolol successfully attenuated the hemodynamic pressor response in normotensive patients. A significant attenuation of heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure was observed at the majority of measured time points in the esmolol administered group compared to the control group. [J Contemp Med 2012; 2(2.000: 69-76

  20. Atraumatic intubation: experience using a 5.0 endotracheal tube without a stylet for laryngeal surgery.

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    Moore, Jaime E; Hu, Amanda; Rutt, Amy; Green, Parmis; Hawkshaw, Mary; Sataloff, Robert T

    2015-02-01

    Vocal fold injury is a well-know complication of intubation, with rates reported as high as 69%. Laryngology textbooks recommend the use of a small endotracheal tube (ETT) to help avoid these complications and optimize visualization. Case reports have suggested that the rigid stylet can lead to laryngeal injury. Given the additional risks, intubation without the stylet is our preferred practice. There is limited documentation in the literature regarding this viewpoint. Our study investigated the feasibility of and potential barriers to intubation using 5.0 ETT without a stylet. Prospective study. Consecutive adult patients undergoing laryngeal surgery were recruited for intubation with a 5.0 ETT without a stylet. Demographic data, specialty and training level of the intubator, and factors that would predict a difficult intubation were recorded. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed. Findings of the participants (n = 67) included average American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status classification (2.2), average Mallampati score (1.7), average Cormack-Lehane grade (1.5), and average body mass index (28.0). Five patients (7.4%) required intubation using a stylet, and one of these five participants was intubated initially with a stylet. Of these five participants, 80% required use of a GlideScope (P intubation attempts (P = .042). One patient sustained an oropharyngeal injury during intubation with a stylet. No participants had laryngeal injury. Most patients can be intubated successfully using a 5.0 ETT without a stylet. There were no cases of laryngeal trauma with this technique. 2b. © 2014 The American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.

  1. Does medical emergency team intervention reduce the prevalence of emergency endotracheal intubation complications?

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    Kim, Go-Woon; Koh, Younsuck; Lim, Chae-Man; Han, Myongja; An, Jiyoung; Hong, Sang-Bum

    2014-01-01

    Emergency endotracheal intubation (EEI) is a complex process that leads to various complications. Previous studies mainly demonstrated that the Medical Emergency Team (MET) intervention reduced the incidence of cardiac arrest, however, the impact of a MET on airway management has not been investigated in detail. Our purpose was to confirm the impact of a MET on airway management and compare the incidence of complications of EEI before and after MET intervention in a general ward. We performed an observational study and reviewed 318 patients intubated by a MET in a general ward. The patients enrolled during the control (2007) and study (2009) periods were 103 and 215, respectively. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation requiring emergency intubation in a general ward was reduced after MET intervention at the Asan Medical Center (39.8% vs. 19.1%, p<0.001). Pre-intubation and post-intubation oxygen saturation levels were higher after MET intervention (pre-intubation, 80% before vs. 92% after MET, p<0.001; post-intubation, 95% before vs. 99% after MET, p<0.001). The use of vasopressors after intubation decreased as a result of MET intervention (62.1% before vs. 36.7% after MET, p<0.001). Hypotension was also reduced (34% before vs. 8.8% after MET, p<0.001). Early interventions of a MET changed the causes of emergency intubation in a general ward from cardiopulmonary resuscitation to respiratory distress or shock and improved hypoxemia and hypotension related to emergency intubation. The MET intervention is safe and effective system for emergency intubation in a general ward.

  2. Normative Values and Interrelationship of MDVP Voice Analysis Parameters Before and After Endotracheal Intubation

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    Sørensen, Martin Kryspin; Durck, Tina Trier; Bork, Kristian Hveysel

    2016-01-01

    normative values for adults and investigates the correlation between these MDVP parameters in relation to the "standardized" trauma of endotracheal intubation. METHODS: Preoperative and postoperative assessments of vocal fold pathology with flexible videolaryngoscopy and voice analysis with MDVP using......PURPOSE: The Multi-Dimensional Voice Program (MDVP) is used for assessment of voice quality. A simple procedure for MDVP recordings was used in a randomized clinical trial (RCT) on induced vocal fold trauma due to intubation. This secondary study compares the common MDVP parameters with other...

  3. An alternative method of endotracheal intubation of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus).

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    Thomas, A A; Leach, M C; Flecknell, P A

    2012-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation was carried out in 11 common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). A commercially available tilting stand and a Miller laryngoscope blade were used to visualize the larynx. Anaesthesia was induced with alphaxalone (10.6 ± 1.6 mg/kg intramuscularly, followed by 3.2 ± 1.2 mg/kg intravenously). The diameter of the proximal trachea easily fitted an endotracheal tube made from readily available material (a 12 G 'over the needle' catheter). Once the tip of the endotracheal tube was at the level of the vocal folds, the tube had to be gently rotated through a 180° angle in order to pass through the larynx into the trachea. Assessment of the dimensions of the larynx and trachea, and comparison with external anatomical features of the animals (n = 10) showed that the length of the trachea could be predicted by multiplying the craniosacral length of the marmoset by a factor of 0.42.

  4. Changes in intraocular pressure following administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation: Influence of dexmedetomidine premedication

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    Pal, Chandan Kumar; Ray, Manjushree; Sen, Anjana; Hajra, Bimal; Mukherjee, Dipankar; Ghanta, Anil Kumar

    2011-01-01

    Background: Use of suxamethonium is associated with an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) and may be harmful for patients with penetrating eye injuries. The purpose of our study was to observe the efficacy of dexmedetomidine for prevention of rise in IOP associated with the administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation. Methods: Sixty-six American Society of Anaesthesiologists I or II patients undergoing general anaesthesia for non-ophthalmic surgery were included in this randomized, prospective, clinical study. Patients were allocated into three groups to receive 0.4 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (group D4), 0.6 μg/kg dexmedetomidine (group D6) or normal saline (group C) over a period of 10 min before induction. IOP, heart rate and mean arterial pressure were recorded before and after the premedication, after induction, after suxamethonium injection and after endotracheal intubation. Results: Fall in IOP was observed following administration of dexmedetomidine. IOP increased in all three groups after suxamethonium injection and endotracheal intubation, but it never crossed the baseline value in group D4 as well as in group D6. Fall in mean arterial pressure was noticed after dexmedetomidine infusion, especially in the D6 group. Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine (0.6 μg/kg as well as 0.4 μg/kg body weight) effectively prevents rise of IOP associated with administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation. However, dexmedetomidine 0.6 μg/kg may cause significant hypotension. Thus, dexmedetomidine 0.4 μg/kg may be preferred for prevention of rise in IOP. PMID:22223900

  5. Changes in intraocular pressure following administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation: Influence of dexmedetomidine premedication

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    Chandan Kumar Pal; Manjushree Ray; Anjana Sen; Bimal Hajra; Dipankar Mukherjee; Anil Kumar Ghanta

    2011-01-01

    Background: Use of suxamethonium is associated with an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) and may be harmful for patients with penetrating eye injuries. The purpose of our study was to observe the efficacy of dexmedetomidine for prevention of rise in IOP associated with the administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation. Methods: Sixty-six American Society of Anaesthesiologists I or II patients undergoing general anaesthesia for non-ophthalmic surgery were included in this ra...

  6. Changes in intraocular pressure following administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation: Influence of dexmedetomidine premedication

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    Chandan Kumar Pal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Use of suxamethonium is associated with an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP and may be harmful for patients with penetrating eye injuries. The purpose of our study was to observe the efficacy of dexmedetomidine for prevention of rise in IOP associated with the administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation. Methods: Sixty-six American Society of Anaesthesiologists I or II patients undergoing general anaesthesia for non-ophthalmic surgery were included in this randomized, prospective, clinical study. Patients were allocated into three groups to receive 0.4 mg/kg dexmedetomidine (group D4, 0.6 mg/kg dexmedetomidine (group D6 or normal saline (group C over a period of 10 min before induction. IOP, heart rate and mean arterial pressure were recorded before and after the premedication, after induction, after suxamethonium injection and after endotracheal intubation. Results: Fall in IOP was observed following administration of dexmedetomidine. IOP increased in all three groups after suxamethonium injection and endotracheal intubation, but it never crossed the baseline value in group D4 as well as in group D6. Fall in mean arterial pressure was noticed after dexmedetomidine infusion, especially in the D6 group. Conclusion: Dexmedetomidine (0.6 mg/kg as well as 0.4 mg/kg body weight effectively prevents rise of IOP associated with administration of suxamethonium and endotracheal intubation. However, dexmedetomidine 0.6 mg/kg may cause significant hypotension. Thus, dexmedetomidine 0.4 mg/kg may be preferred for prevention of rise in IOP.

  7. [A case of endotracheal intubation in prone position utilizing PENTAX-Airwayscope for morbidly obese patient].

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    Suzuki, Hiroto; Nakajima, Waka; Aoyagi, Mitsuo; Takahashi, Minori; Kuzuta, Toshimichi; Osaki, Mami

    2012-04-01

    We experienced the airway management of a morbidly obese patient in prone position utilizing PENTAX-Airwayscope (AWS) which is a novel airway device for endotracheal intubation. A 29-year-old man, who was 150 kg in weight and 51.9 kg x m(-2) in body mass index, was scheduled for the discectomy for lumbar disc herniation. After the topical anesthesia with lidocaine spray, the patient lay on his stomach by himself on the table. Following the induction of general anesthesia with ketamine and dexmedetomidine in prone position, an anatomically curved blade (INTLOCK) was inserted to his oral cavity first, then the body of AWS was attached. With the patient breathing spontaneously, we successfully inserted the reinforced endotracheal tube. After the maintenance of anesthesia with continuous infusion of dexmedetomidine, ketamin and remifentanil, the patient awoke clearly without pain and endotracheal tube was removed safely in the prone position. Although the prone position is not the standard position for endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia, our technique could be performed in emergency situations.

  8. [Narcotrend for monitoring the anesthetic depth during endotracheal intubation in sevoflurane anesthesia].

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    Tang, Zhao-hui; Liu, Song-hua; Cheng, Zhi-gang; Li, Qiong-can; Wang, Yun-jiao; Guo, Qu-lian

    2010-07-01

    To study the feasibility of using Narcotrend (NCT) in monitoring the anesthetic depth during endotracheal intubation in sevoflurane anesthesia. Thirty ASA I-II patients (aged 20-49 years) undergoing gynecologic surgery under general anesthesia with tracheal intubation were randomized into sevoflurane group (n=15) and sevoflurane plus rocuronium group (n=15). In the former group, anesthesia was induced with sevoflurane at the primary concentration of 8% till the final end expiratory concentration reaching 2 MAC(minimum alveolar concentration) for 3 min, followed then by tracheal intubation and further observation of the indicators for another 3 min. The patients in sevoflurane plus rocuronium group received identical anesthesia procedures except for the administration of intravenous injection of rocuronium (0.6 mg/kg) after the loss of eyelash reflex. The NCT, BIS and hemodynamics were recorded during the process. No significant differences were noted in NCT, bispectral index (BIS), MAP and heart rate before tracheal intubation between the two groups (P>0.05). The NCT and BIS increased significantly after tracheal intubation in sevoflurane group (Pintubation in sevoflurane plus rocuronium group (P>0.05). The mean arterial pressure (MAP) and heart rate were significantly increased in both groups after tracheal intubation in comparison with those before tracheal intubation (Pintubation in sevoflurane- induced anesthesia. NCT and BIS can not serve such a purpose in combined anesthesia with sevoflurane and rocuronium.

  9. The LMACTrach, a Aew Approach for Endotracheal Intubation: Apilot Study in 100 Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery

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    Valiollah Hassani

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Backgroundand endotracheal intubation under direct vision in both anticipated and unexpecteddifficult intubation situations.: The LMA CTrach system is a new device for airway managementMethodsdifferent types of elective surgeries. After randomly selecting the patients for intubationwith this new device, the airway characteristics, height,weight, dental overbiteand thyromental distance were all evaluated before induction.Our goal was to exploreprimarily the success rate of intubation with LMACTrach.:We used this system in 100 patients undergoing general anesthesia forResultsall 100 patients. Nonetheless,successful tracheal intubation was performed in 95 patients.Among our patients,2 had Mallampati grade IV airways with short necks,body mass index(BMI > 30, and without the capability to bite their upper lips.Amazingly both patients were intubated with this method,proving a device as an assuringapproach in cases of difficulty with ventilation and intubation. Of all patients,44 were females and 56 males.The mean age was 34 ± 2 years. BMI measured for allpatients was 20-25 except for two cases who had BMI > 30.: We were able to insert LMA CTrach and provide optimal ventilation inConclusionand vocal cords during intubation even in difficult cases,it can be assumed that thisdevice is a precious aid as equal as fiberoptic bronchoscopy for the anesthesiologists.:Since the LMA CTrach provided us with direct view of the larynx

  10. Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy in Teaching Neonatal Endotracheal Intubation: A Simulation-Based Study

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    Thomas, Eric J; Katakam, Lakshmi

    2017-01-01

    Background Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a life-saving procedural skill where best practices have been developed from expert opinion. Few empirical studies have examined how this skill should be taught. Objective To determine whether a video laryngoscope (VL) assisted intubation training curriculum compared to a traditional direct laryngoscope (DL) assisted curriculum improves neonatal intubation performance of novice intubators in a simulated setting. Methods A randomized trial of novice intubators was conducted at the University of Texas-Houston from 6/2013–8/2013. Eligible candidates were randomly assigned to control group (DL curriculum) or intervention group (VL curriculum). Those in the intervention group received instruction with VL videos and practice with Storz C-MAC® VL (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) in addition to a traditional curriculum. Intubation performance was evaluated in a simulated setting using a SimNewB® (Laerdal, NY, USA) manikin and traditional intubation equipment. The number of intubation attempts, outcome of each attempt, and time to successful intubation were recorded. The data was analyzed using Fisher's exact test and logistic regression where appropriate. Results One hundred twenty-three trainees were enrolled, 62 (50%) in DL group and 61 (50%) in the VL group. Intubation success on first attempt was achieved by 69% (43/62) of the DL group vs. 61% (37/61) of the VL group, P=0.35. Time to successful intubation was 25 sec (interquartile range (IQR) 18, 32) in the DL group and 26.5 sec (IQR 20, 43) in the VL group, P=0.27. Those in the VL group were more likely to need more than two attempts to achieve intubation success, OR=3.09 (95% CI 1.03–9.28). Conclusions In a simulated setting, teaching with a VL curriculum did not improve intubation performance compared to teaching with DL. Further studies are needed to determine if VL-based teaching has an impact on clinical intubation performance. PMID:28168139

  11. Effect of varied training techniques on field endotracheal intubation success rates.

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    Stewart, R D; Paris, P M; Pelton, G H; Garretson, D

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    A pool of 146 mobile intensive care unit paramedics was divided into four equal groups and trained in the technique of direct laryngoscopic endotracheal intubation of cardiac arrest or deeply comatose patients. Group 1 was selected from supervisors and crew chiefs and trained as preceptors. The remaining paramedics were assigned to three other study groups. Groups 1 and 2 were trained with a didactic presentation followed by manikin practice, an animal laboratory exercise, and operating room experience. Group 3 had no OR experience; Group 4 had only didactic/manikin training. Intubations were observed by preceptors on scene. During the study period of 27 months, 689 of 763 patients (90.3%) were successfully intubated by 122 paramedics. While results suggest variation in skill levels according to training group (Group 1, 92.4%; Group 2, 87.6%, Group 3, 83.3%; Group 4, 76.9%), statistical analysis allowing for the variables of seniority and number of intubations performed by personnel failed to reveal differences in groups attributable to training programs. Complication rates were relatively low for all groups, the most common being prolonged intubation attempts. A significant improvement in the skill was seen as the study progressed when groups are pooled and compared. The findings suggest that endotracheal intubation of deeply comatose or cardiac arrest patients is a field procedure that can be performed safely and skillfully by well-monitored paramedical personnel. Operating room or animal laboratory experience may increase initial success levels, but these factors do not appear to greatly influence eventual performance or incidence of complications of the procedure.

  12. [The clinical usefulness of predicting difficult endotracheal intubation].

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    Suyama, H; Tsuno, S; Takeyoshi, S

    1999-01-01

    We conducted several tests for predicting the difficult intubation airway in 476 patients excluding those with neck disease and anatomical abnormalities. The evaluation was performed using four methods. 1. The size of the tongue in relation to the oral cavity (Mallampani test: M-T). 2. The hyomental distance (H-D). 3. The thyromental distance (T-D). 4. The atranto-occipital joint extension (AOJE). Of these four methods, M-T was the best predictor of a difficult airway. However, all of these four methods may be good predictors, employing modified criteria which include M-T = class 2, 3, 4, H-D = less than 3.0 cm, T-D = less than 6.0 cm, and AOJE = less than 35 degrees.

  13. The correlation between anthropometric indices and hemodynamic changes after laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation.

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    Safavi, Mohammadreza; Honarmand, Azim; Dasgerdi, Elham Ghorbani; Sharifi, Ghasem Mohammad

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    Cardiovascular hemodynamic changes after laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubations can cause serious complications. This study was carried out to evaluate the correlation between the anthropometric indices and hemodynamic changes after laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation (EI). This descriptive-analytical pilot study was carried out in 2012, in the Kashani Hospital, Isfahan, Iran. After obtaining written informed consent from 130 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria, they were enrolled in the study. The recorded data included were, age, weight, height, neck circumference (NC), waist-to-hip ratio (W/H ratio) and body mass index (BMI). The heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SAP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) were recorded at baseline (before injection of the anesthetic drugs), just before laryngoscopy, and one, three, five, and ten minutes after EI. The best cut-off points for BMI, NC, and W/H ratio, for prediction of significant cardiovascular changes after EI were, 26.56 kg/m(2), 38 cm, and 0.82, respectively. There was a significant correlation between BMI and HR changes in the first and fifth minutes and also in MAP in the third and fifth minutes after EI (P intubation.

  14. Endotracheal Intubation Using the Macintosh Laryngoscope or KingVision Video Laryngoscope during Uninterrupted Chest Compression

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    Ewelina Gaszynska

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. Advanced airway management, endotracheal intubation (ETI, during CPR is more difficult than, for example, during anesthesia. However, new devices such as video laryngoscopes should help in such circumstances. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of the KingVision video laryngoscopes in a manikin cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR scenario. Methods. Thirty students enrolled in the third year of paramedic school took part in the study. The simulated CPR scenario was ETI using the standard laryngoscope with a Macintosh blade (MCL and ETI using the KingVision video laryngoscope performed during uninterrupted chest compressions. The primary endpoints were the time needed for ETI and the success ratio. Results. The mean time required for intubation was similar for both laryngoscopes: 16.6 (SD 5.11, median 15.64, range 7.9–27.9 seconds versus 17.91 (SD 5.6, median 16.28, range 10.6–28.6 seconds for the MCL and KingVision, respectively (P=0.1888. On the first attempt at ETI, the success rate during CPR was comparable between the evaluated laryngoscopes: P=0.9032. Conclusion. The KingVision video laryngoscope proves to be less superior when used for endotracheal intubation during CPR compared to the standard laryngoscope with a Mackintosh blade. This proves true in terms of shortening the time needed for ETI and increasing the success ratio.

  15. CobraPLUS and Cookgas air-Q versus Fastrach for blind endotracheal intubation: a randomised controlled trial.

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    Erlacher, Wolfgang; Tiefenbrunner, Heide; Kästenbauer, Thomas; Schwarz, Sylvia; Fitzgerald, Robert D

    2011-03-01

    CobraPLUS and Cookgas air-Q are supraglottic airways expected to allow safe ventilation as well as reliable blind intubation. In a prospective, controlled trial, we hypothesised that quality of ventilation and success rate of blind endotracheal intubation of these new devices would be superior to the Fastrach intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA). When blind intubation failed the quality of fibrescope-guided intubation was investigated. To allow identification of those patients in whom blind intubation would be difficult, we investigated the predictive value of currently used predictors for ease of endotracheal intubation. One hundred and eighty adult patients with documented BMI, Mallampati score, Cormack-Lehane classification, interincisor gap and thyromental distance were randomised into three groups according to the device used. Ventilation conditions were rated as excellent, good or difficult. When blind intubation failed, fibrescope-guided intubation conditions were rated as well. Statistical analysis was performed by a χ-test. The quality of ventilation was excellent for all devices. Three patients in the CobraPLUS group and two patients in the ILMA and the Cookgas groups needed a slight reposition. Blind intubation through the CPLA was successful in 47%, through the Cookgas in 57%, whereas the Fastrach group had a success rate of 95%. Fibreoptic intubation was possible in all but one patient. None of the registered scores and measures allowed prediction of difficult blind intubation. All devices appeared to be safe airways. The Fastrach ILMA proved to be a reliable facilitator for blind intubation. CobraPLUS and Cookgas air-Q allowed an easy fibrescopic intubation. Failed blind intubations could not be predicted by the used parameters.

  16. Effect of a single dose of esmolol on the bispectral index to endotracheal intubation during desflurane anesthesia.

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    Choi, Eun Mi; Min, Kyeong Tae; Lee, Jeong Rim; Lee, Tai Kyung; Choi, Seung Ho

    2013-05-01

    In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we investigated the effect of a single dose of esmolol on the bispectral index (BIS) to endotracheal intubation during desflurane anesthesia. After induction of anesthesia, 60 patients were mask-ventilated with desflurane (end-tidal 1 minimum alveolar concentration) for 5 min and then received either normal saline, esmolol 0.5 or 1 mg/kg, 1 min prior to intubation (control, esmolol-0.5 and esmolol-1 groups, n = 20/group). BIS, mean arterial pressure, and heart rate were measured prior to anesthesia induction and esmolol administration, immediately preceding intubation (time point 0), and every minute for 5 min after intubation (time point 1 to 5). At time point 0, 1 and 5, 5 ml of arterial blood was taken to measure plasma concentrations of norepinephrine and epinephrine. BIS increased significantly at 1 min after intubation when compared with pre-intubation values in all groups. Both mean arterial pressure and heart rate increased significantly 1 min after intubation when compared with preintubation values for all groups. Plasma epinephrine concentrations did not increase significantly after tracheal intubation in any of the groups. Norepinephrine increased at 1 min after intubation when compared with the preintubation values in the esmolol groups (P endotracheal intubation during desflurane anesthesia.

  17. The FOUR score predicts mortality, endotracheal intubation and ICU length of stay after traumatic brain injury.

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    Okasha, Ahmed Said; Fayed, Akram Muhammad; Saleh, Ahmad Sabry

    2014-12-01

    The Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) is the most widely accepted scale for assessing levels of consciousness, clinical status, as well as prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. The Full Outline of UnResponsiveness (FOUR) score is a new coma scale developed addressing the limitations of the GCS. The aim of this prospective cohort study was to compare the performance of the FOUR score vs. the GCS in predicting TBI outcomes. From April to July 2011, 60 consecutive adult patients with TBI admitted to the Alexandria Main University Hospital intensive care units (ICU) were enrolled in the study. GCS and FOUR score were documented on arrival to emergency room. Outcomes were in-hospital mortality, unfavorable outcome [Glasgow outcome scale extended (GOSE) 1-4], endotracheal intubation, and ICU length of stay (LOS). Fifteen (25 %) patients died and 35 (58 %) had unfavorable outcome. When predicting mortality, the FOUR score showed significantly higher area under receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) than the GCS score (0.850 vs. 0.796, p = 0.025). The FOUR score and the GCS score were not different in predicting unfavorable outcome (AUC 0.813 vs. 0.779, p = 0.136) and endotracheal intubation (AUC 0.961 vs. 0.982, p = 0.06). Both scores were good predictors of ICU LOS (r (2) = 0.40 [FOUR score] vs. 0.41 [GCS score]). The FOUR score was superior to the GCS in predicting in-hospital mortality in TBI patients. There was no difference between both scores in predicting unfavorable outcome, endotracheal intubation, and ICU LOS.

  18. Endotracheal intubation under local anesthesia and sedation in an infant with difficult airway

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    Kirti N Saxena

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Management of the difficult airway in an infant is a challenge for the anesthesiologist. A 10-month-old infant presented to an otolaryngologist with nasopharyngeal mass since birth, which had increased rapidly in size in the last 1 month and was hanging through the cleft palate into the oropharynx. The infant was scheduled for excision of the nasopharyngeal mass through a maxillary approach and the tongue mass through an oral approach under general anesthesia. This case report describes endotracheal intubation performed successfully under sedation and local anesthesia in an infant with a nasal mass protruding through the cleft palate into the oropharynx.

  19. The use of a plastic guide improves the safety and reduces the duration of endotracheal intubation in the pig.

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    Janiszewski, Adrian; Pasławski, Robert; Skrzypczak, Piotr; Pasławska, Urszula; Szuba, Andrzej; Nicpoń, Józef

    2014-10-01

    The successful endotracheal intubation of pigs using the standard orotracheal method is challenging and technically difficult, because of the pig's oral anatomy and the presence of excess tissue in the oropharyngeal region. Hence, the operator, who is usually an anesthetist, requires extensive training in order to successfully perform the procedure in pigs. In this report, we describe a safe and quick method of successful endotracheal intubation in the pig using an 80-cm blunt-tipped plastic vascular catheter, when the pig is placed in ventral recumbency. Specifically, the use of this plastic guide wire shortened the duration of the procedure and reduced the risks of the procedure. Since the use of the guide wire also improves the ease of the procedure, its use will also enable inexperienced operators to perform successful first-time endotracheal intubation of pigs without causing injury.

  20. Endotracheal Intubation and Airway Management Skills of Iranian Freshman Emergency Medical Students in 2014

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    Marzieh Seidabadi

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    Full Text Available Background: Evaluating emergency medical students’ skill of endotracheal intubation (ETI as the best and challenging procedure to airway control for seriously ill and injured patients, is important for validating the utility and effectiveness of educational experience they previously received. Methods: A descriptive- analytical study was conducted on 146 Iranian freshman students who newly admitted for emergency medical Bachelor’s degree in Alborz medical science university in 2014. Students' knowledge and skill of endotracheal intubation were measured on a model through a visual checklist contains 17 stages in which each stage had a maximum. Data was analysed by the SPSS software through one-sample t- test statistical test. Results: Evaluating students’ knowledge and skill of ETI revealed that however, majority of students had skill’ score more than 30 out of 40 (optimal score, but the mean score of all students showed a negative significant distance between actual gained skill of students and optimal skill according to ETI standard techniques. Moreover, the least distance was seen about stages which was related to initial evaluation, scene evaluation and appropriate position of head and neck that don’t need much skill. Adversely, some stages which were really crucial to survive critically ill patient such as Intubation correctly, Check tube placement and preparing intubation equipment had the most gap to optimal level. Conclusions: Regarding the results, either they haven’t learned ETI courses previously very well or have forgotten whatever they learned. Therefore, training programs both theoretically and practically should be strongly encouraged and given high priority.

  1. Endotracheal Intubation Using a Direct Laryngoscope and the Protective Performances of Respirators: A Randomized Trial

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    Taeho Lim

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    Full Text Available Purpose. Emergency physicians are at risk for infection during invasive procedures, and the respirators can reduce this risk. This study aimed to determine whether endotracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopes affected protection performances of respirators. Methods. A randomized crossover study of 24 emergency physicians was performed. We performed quantitative fit tests using respirators (cup type, fold type without a valve, and fold type with a valve before and during intubation. The primary outcome was respirators’ fit factors (FF, and secondary outcomes were acceptable protection (percentage of scores above 100 FF [FF%]. Results. 24 pieces of data were analyzed. Compared to fold-type respirator without a valve, FF and FF% values were lower when participants wore a cup-type respirator (200 FF [200-200] versus 200 FF [102.75–200], 100% [78.61–100] versus 74.16% [36.1–98.9]; all P<0.05 or fold-type respirator with a valve (200 FF [200-200] versus 142.5 FF [63.50–200], 100% [76.10–100] versus 62.50% [8.13–100]; all P<0.05. There were no significant differences in intubation time and success rate according to respirator types. Conclusions. Motion during endotracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopes influenced the protective performance of some respirators. Therefore, emergency physicians should identify and wear respirators that provide the best personalized fit for intended tasks.

  2. Incidence and endoscopic characteristics of acute laryngeal lesions in children undergoing endotracheal intubation

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    Eliandra da Silveira de Lima

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Acute laryngeal lesions after intubation appear to be precursors of chronic lesions. OBJECTIVE: To describe the incidence and type of acute laryngeal lesions after extubation in a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU. METHODS: A cohort study involving children from birth to <5 years, submitted to intubation for more than 24 h in the PICU of an university hospital. In the first eight hours after extubation, a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscopy (FFL was performed at the bedside. Those with moderate to severe abnormalities underwent a second examination seven to ten days later. RESULTS: 177 patients were included, with a median age of 2.46 months. The mean intubation time was 8.19 days. Seventy-three (41.2% patients had moderate or severe alterations at the FFL, with the remaining showing only minor alterations or normal results. During follow-up, 16 children from the group with moderate to severe lesions developed subglottic stenosis. One patient from the normal FFL group had subglottic stenosis, resulting in an incidence of 9.6% of chronic lesions. CONCLUSION: Most children in the study developed mild acute laryngeal lesions caused by endotracheal intubation, which improved in a few days after extubation.

  3. A Dose – Response Study of Magnesium Sulfate in Suppressing Cardiovascular Responses to Laryngoscopy & Endotracheal Intubation

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    K Montazeri

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    Full Text Available Background: The effects of pretreatment with magnesium on cardiovascular responses associated with intubation have been studied previously. In this study we wanted to find optimal dose of magnesium that causes decreased cardiovascular responses after laryngoscopy & endotracheal intubation. Methods: In a double-blind , randomized, clinical trial ,120 ASA-1 patients with ages between 15-50 years old , who were candidates for elective surgery, were selected and classified in 6 groups (20 patients in each . The pulse rate and arterial blood pressure were measured and recorded at 5 minutes before taking any drug then, according to different groups, patients took magnesium sulfate (10, 20, 30, 40, 50mg/kg and lidocaine (1.5 mg/kg. The induction of anesthesia was same in all groups and the pulse rate and arterial blood pressure were measured and recorded just before intubation and also at 1, 3 , and 5 minutes after intubation (before surgical incision . Statistical analysis was performed by use of ANOVA, Post Hoc test (Duncan, Pearson correlation, and Chi square test. Results: there were no statistically significant differences in blood pressure, pulse rate, Train Of Four (TOF, and complications between groups who received magnesium but the significant differences in these parameters were seen between magnesium and lidocaine groups. Conclusion: We concluded that pretreatment with different doses of magnesium sulfate have a safe decreasing effect on cardiovascular responses that is more effective than pretreatment with lidocaine. Keywords: magnesium sulfate, cardiovascular responses, lidocaine.

  4. [Mechanism of the preventing of endotracheal intubation response with esmolol-the relationship between the plasma catecholamine level and bispectral index].

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    Jin, Yun yu; Yang, Lan; Zhu, Sai nan; Pan, Zhen Yu; Bai, Yu; Fan, Zhi yi

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    To observe the relationship between the level of catecholamine in plasma with bispectral index during endotracheal intubation with propofol anesthesia in order to investigate the mechanism of the preventing of endotracheal intubation response with esmolol. Thirty patients were randomly allocated into two groups: control group (n=15) and esmolol group (n=15). The patients received esmolol 1amg/kg followed by 250 microg/(kgdmin) in esmolol group and saline in control group. Two minutes later, the patients received propofol 2amg/kg for induction. Bispectral index (BIS), systolic pressure (SP), diostolic pressure (DP), and heart rate (HR) were measured before endotracheal intubation and 3amin after intubation, at the same time 8a mL arteral blood was taken for the measurement of the concentrations of norephinephrine(NE) and ephinephrine(E) in plasma. The level of BIS(63.53+/-3.11), NE(2.016+/-0.681)and E(0.578+/-0.072)in control group 3 min after endotracheal intubation were increased significantly than those before intubation (Pendotracheal intubation . There were significant differences in the concentrations of NE(2.016+/-0.681)and E(0.578+/-0.072) in plasma 3 min after intubation between the two groups (Pintubation between the two groups(Pintubation than those before intubation (Pintubation than those before intubation. Esmolol can reduce the plasma concentrations of NE and E through preventing periopheal sympathetic nerve response to intubation and can reduce BIS arousal reactions after endotracheal intubation.

  5. Tracheal rupture related to endotracheal intubation after thyroid surgery: a case report and systematic review.

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    Xu, Xiaohan; Xing, Na; Chang, Yanzi; Du, Yingying; Li, Zhisong; Wang, Zhongyu; Yan, Jie; Zhang, Wei

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    Tracheobronchial rupture is an uncommon but potentially serious complication of endotracheal intubation. The most likely cause of tracheal injury is massive overinflation of the endotracheal tube cuff and pre-existing tracheal wall weakness. We review the relevant literature and predisposing factors contributing to this complication. Only articles that reported at least the demographic data (age and sex), the treatment performed and the outcome were included. Papers that did not detail these variables were excluded. We also focus on a case of tracheal laceration after tracheal intubation in a patient with severe thyroid carcinoma. This patient received surgical repair and recovered uneventfully. Two hundred and eight studies that reported cases or case series were selected for analysis. Most of the reported cases (57·2%) showed an uneventful recovery after surgical therapy. The overall mortality was 19·2% (40 patients). Our patient too recovered without any serious complication. Careful prevention, early detection and proper treatment of the problem are necessary when tracheal rupture occurs. The morbidity and mortality associated with tracheal injury mandate a high level of suspicion and expedient management.

  6. Incidence and risk factors of postoperative sore throat after endotracheal intubation in Korean patients.

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    Lee, Jin Young; Sim, Woo Seog; Kim, Eun Sung; Lee, Sangmin M; Kim, Duk Kyung; Na, Yu Ri; Park, Dahye; Park, Hue Jung

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    Objective To investigate the incidence of postoperative sore throat (POST) in Korean patients undergoing general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation and to assess potential risk factors. Methods This prospective study enrolled patients who underwent all types of elective surgical procedures with endotracheal intubation and general anaesthesia. The patients were categorized into group S (those with a POST) or group N (those without a POST). The demographic, clinical and anaesthetic characteristics of each group were compared. Results This study enrolled 207 patients and the overall incidence of POST was 57.5% ( n = 119). Univariate analysis revealed that significantly more patients in group S had a cough at emergence and hoarseness in the postanaesthetic care unit compared with group N. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis showed that an intracuff pressure ≥17 cmH2O was associated with POST. Multivariate analysis identified an intracuff pressure ≥17 cmH2O and cough at emergence as risk factors for POST. At emergence, as the intracuff pressure over ≥17 cmH2O increased, the incidence of hoarseness increased. Conclusions An intracuff pressure ≥17 cmH2O and a cough at emergence were risk factors for POST in Korean patients. Intracuff monitoring during anaesthesia and a smooth emergence are needed to prevent POST.

  7. Rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic sliding lung sign and auscultation in confirming endotracheal intubation in overweight and obese patients

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    Sunil Rajan; Jayasankar Surendran; Jerry Paul; Lakshmi Kumar

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    Background and Aims: Obese individuals are predisposed to difficult airway and intubation. They usually yield confusing or misleading auscultatory findings. We aimed to assess the rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic (USG) sliding lung sign for confirming endotracheal intubation in normal as well as overweight and obese surgical patients. Methods: This prospective, observational study was performed in forty surgical patients. Twenty patients with body mass index (BMI)

  8. Evaluation of a Difficult Airway Educational Intervention on Residents' Performance of Endotracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department

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    Avegno, Jennifer L.; Engle, John F.; Myers, Leann; Moreno-Walton, Lisa

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    Aims: To evaluate the effectiveness of a brief educational intervention and a predictive difficult airway (DA) checklist on performance of emergency endotracheal intubation by residents. Place and Duration of Study: The Emergency Department (ED) of Interim Louisiana State University Public Hospital, the level one trauma center in New Orleans, from September 2006 to June 2010. Methodology: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients intubated in the ED during the study period. Demogr...

  9. Endotracheal intubation using the C-MAC® video laryngoscope or the Macintosh laryngoscope: A prospective, comparative study in the ICU

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    Noppens, Ruediger R; Geimer, Stephanie; Eisel, Nicole; David, Matthias; Piepho, Tim

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    Introduction Endotracheal intubation in the ICU is a challenging procedure and is frequently associated with life-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of the C-MAC® video laryngoscope on laryngeal view and intubation success compared with direct laryngoscopy. Methods In a single-center, prospective, comparative before-after study in an anesthetist-lead surgical ICU of a tertiary university hospital, predictors of potentially difficult tracheal intubat...

  10. Factors Associated with Misplaced Endotracheal Tubes During Intubation in Pediatric Patients.

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    Miller, Kelsey A; Kimia, Amir; Monuteaux, Michael C; Nagler, Joshua

    2016-07-01

    Correct positioning of the endotracheal tube (ETT) during emergent pediatric intubations can be challenging, and incorrect placement may be associated with higher rates of complications. The aims of this study are to: 1) assess the prevalence of clinically undetected misplaced ETTs after intubation in the pediatric emergency department; 2) identify predictors of ETT misplacement; and 3) evaluate for any association between intubation-related complications and ETT position. In this retrospective cross-sectional study, the primary outcome was rate of unrecognized low or high ETTs detected on confirmatory chest radiographs. The secondary outcome was frequency of complications (i.e., hypoxemia, difficult ventilation, atelectasis, pneumothorax, pneumomediastinum, and aspiration) associated with misplaced ETTs. Multivariable analyses were used to evaluate the associations between patient and procedural characteristics and misplaced ETTs and between ETT position and complications. Seventy-seven of 201 (38.3%) intubations performed in the emergency department resulted in clinically unrecognized misplaced ETTs. Of the misplaced tubes, 45 of 77 (58%) were identified as low and 32 (42%) were high. In multivariable analyses, female sex and decreasing age were associated with increased risk of low tube placement (odds ratio for female sex, 2.4 [95% confidence interval, 1.1-5.1]; odds ratio of decreasing age, 1.16 [95% confidence interval, 1.0-1.3]). Low tube misplacement was associated with an increased risk of intubation-related complications compared to both correct and high tube placement (p < 0.05, Chi-square). Clinically unrecognized ETT misplacement occurs frequently in the pediatric emergency department, with low placement being most common, particularly in girls and younger children. Measures to improve clinical or radiographic recognition of incorrect tube position should be considered. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Analysis of Clinical Indicators of Quality in Patients with Endotracheal intubation.

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    Dash, Sulochana; Balasubramanian, Sreelatha

    2017-06-01

    Quality and safety in anaesthesia is usually monitored by analysis of perioperative mortality-morbidity and are influenced by anaesthetic and non-anaesthetic factors. This study was conducted to analyse the incidence of clinical indicators of quality in endotracheally intubated patients undergoing general abdominal surgeries and obstetric and gynaecological procedures under general anaesthesia and to determine contributing factors for the same. This retrospective study was conducted at our institute over a period of 12 months and 709 case records of patients were reviewed. Patients aged 14 years and more belonging to all ASA groups undergoing abdominal surgeries for general and obstetric and gynaecological causes under General Anaesthesia (GA) with endotracheal intubation posted for both elective and emergency surgeries were included in the study. Demographic details including name, age, sex, hospital number, height, weight, body mass index, type of surgery, nature of surgery, duration, American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) physical status were recorded and presence or absence of clinical indicators of quality (presence of cannot intubate cannot ventilate scenario, occurrence of dental injury, episode of non cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, incidents of residual neuromuscular blockade, existence of aspiration pneumonia, unplanned ICU/HDU admissions, interventions for respiratory/ cardiac arrest, occasions of respiratory distress in the recovery period, occurrence of respiratory arrest within 48 hours and re-intubation) were noted and analysed for all 709 patients. Total 709 patients were analysed in our study. We found that incidence of ICU admission was 1.83% and that of respiratory distress which needed intervention were 0.56%. A total of 0.28% patients needed reintubation. Residual neuromuscular blockade was seen in 0.28% patients. We did not find any case of respiratory and cardiac arrest and also there was no Cannot Ventilate and Cannot Intubate (CVCI

  12. Risk factors for development of postoperative sore throat and hoarseness after endotracheal intubation in women: a secondary analysis.

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    Jaensson, Maria; Gupta, Anil; Nilsson, Ulrica G

    2012-08-01

    Postoperative sore throat and hoarseness are common and disturbing complications following endotracheal intubation, and women are more frequently affected by these symptoms. This study explores risk factors associated with postoperative sore throat and hoarseness in women following intubation. In this prospective cross-sectional study, 97 patients undergoing elective ear, nose, and throat surgery or plastic surgery were included. Eight different variables were analyzed to detect possible associations for the development of postoperative sore throat or hoarseness. For data analysis, the chi2 test and the odds ratio were used. Three variables were found to be significant risk factors for postoperative sore throat: age greater than 60 years (P = .01), the use of a throat pack (P = .04), and endotracheal tube No. 7.0 (size 7 mm; P = .02). The only risk factor found to be significantly associated with developing hoarseness was an endotracheal cuff pressure below 20 centimeters of water (P = .04). Larger studies are needed to confirm these risk factors.

  13. Cardiovascular and arousal responses to single-lumen endotracheal and double-lumen endobronchial intubation in the normotensive and hypertensive elderly.

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    Yoo, Kyung Yeon; Jeong, Cheol Won; Kim, Woong Mo; Lee, Hyung Kon; Jeong, Seongtae; Kim, Seok Jae; Bae, Hong Beum; Lim, Dong Yun; Chung, Sung Su

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    Endotracheal intubation usually causes transient hypertension and tachycardia. The cardiovascular and arousal responses to endotracheal and endobronchial intubation were determined during rapid-sequence induction of anesthesia in normotensive and hypertensive elderly patients. Patients requiring endotracheal intubation with (HT, n = 30) or without hypertension (NT, n = 30) and those requiring endobronchial intubation with (HB, n = 30) or without hypertension (NB, n = 30) were included in the study. Anesthesia was induced with intravenous thiopental 5 mg/kg followed by succinylcholine 1.5 mg/kg. After intubation, all subjects received 2% sevoflurane in 50% nitrous oxide and oxygen. Mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR), plasma catecholamine concentration, and Bispectral Index (BIS) values, were measured before and after intubation. The intubation significantly increased MAP, HR, BIS values and plasma catecholamine concentrations in all groups, the peak value of increases was comparable between endotracheal and endobronchial intubation. However, pressor response persisted longer in the HB group than in the HT group (5.1 ± 1.6 vs. 3.2 ± 0.9 min, P intubation values was greater in the hypertensive than in the normotensive group (P endotracheal intubation groups regardless of the presence or absence of hypertension except for prolonged pressor response in the HB group. However, the hypertensive patients showed enhanced cardiovascular responses than the normotensive patients.

  14. Hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation performed with video and direct laryngoscopy in patients scheduled for major cardiac surgery.

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    Sarkılar, Gamze; Sargın, Mehmet; Sarıtaş, Tuba Berra; Borazan, Hale; Gök, Funda; Kılıçaslan, Alper; Otelcioğlu, Şeref

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    This study aims to compare the hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation performed with direct and video laryngoscope in patients scheduled for cardiac surgery and to assess the airway and laryngoscopic characteristics. One hundred ten patients were equally allocated to either direct Macintosh laryngoscope (n = 55) or indirect Macintosh C-MAC video laryngoscope (n = 55). Systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure, and heart rate were recorded prior to induction anesthesia, and immediately and two minutes after intubation. Airway characteristics (modified Mallampati, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, mouth opening, upper lip bite test, Wilson risk sum score), mask ventilation, laryngoscopic characteristics (Cormack-Lehane, percentage of glottic opening), intubation time, number of attempts, external pressure application, use of stylet and predictors of difficult intubation (modified Mallampati grade 3-4, thyromental distance intubation time. Number of attempts, external pressure, use of stylet, and difficult intubation parameters were similar. Endotracheal intubation performed with direct Macintosh laryngoscope or indirect Macintosh C-MAC video laryngoscope causes similar and stable hemodynamic responses.

  15. Comparison of two different doses of dexmedetomidine in attenuating cardiovascular responses during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation: A double blind, randomized, clinical trial study.

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    Jarineshin, H; Abdolahzade Baghaei, A; Fekrat, F; Kargar, A; Abdi, N; Navabipour, S; Zare, A; Akhlaghi, H

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. Secure airway for proper ventilation during anesthesia is one important component of a successful surgery. Endotracheal intubation is one of the most important methods in this context. Intubation method and used medication are considerably important in attenuating complications. This research aimed to investigate the impact of two different doses of dexmedetomidine in mitigating cardiovascular responses to endotracheal intubation in candidate cases supporting voluntary operation. Methods. The current research contained 90 cases in the range of 18 and 50 old, with ASA I,II supporting voluntary operation, who were randomly classified into three teams, each group consisting of 30 cases. The first set (A) got 0.5 μg/ kg dexmedetomidine, the second set (B) got 1 μg/ kg dexmedetomidine and the third set (C) got an equal volume of saline as placebo, 600 seconds earlier the initiation of anesthesia. Hemodynamic parameters were recorded at baseline (T0), then after the injection and the earlier initiation of anesthesia (T1), after the induction of anesthesia and before the endotracheal intubation (T2), promptly after tracheal intubation, 180, and 300 after endotracheal intubation (T4, T5). Data was analyzed and p endotracheal intubation compared to group C. There were no significant differences in hemodynamic factors among group A, B. Conclusion. Dexmedetomidine effectively and significantly attenuates cardiovascular and hemodynamic responses during endotracheal intubation. In addition, different doses of dexmedetomidine did not cause any significant distinct result in mitigating cardiovascular responses.

  16. LMA C Trach aided endotracheal intubation in simulated cases of cervical spine injury: A series of 30 cases

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    Deepshikha C Tripathi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Laryngeal mask airway (LMA C Trach is a novel device designed to intubate trachea without conventional laryngoscopy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of C trach in the simulated scenario of cervical spine injury where conventional laryngoscopy is not desirable. Methods: This prospective pilot study was carried out in 30 consenting adults of either gender, ASAPS I or II, scheduled for surgery requiring endotracheal intubation. An appropriate sized rigid cervical collar was positioned around the patient′s neck to restrict the neck movements and simulate the scenario of cervical spine injury. After induction of anesthesia, various technical aspects of C Trach facilitated endotracheal intubation, changes in hemodynamic variables, and complications were recorded. Results: Mask ventilation was easy in all the patients. Successful insertion of C Trach was achieved in 27 patients at first attempt, while 3 patients required second attempt. Majority of patients required one of the adjusting maneuvers to obtain acceptable view of glottis (POGO score >50%. Intubation success rate was 100% with 26 patients intubated at first attempt and the rest required second attempt. Mean intubation time was 69.8±27.40 sec. With experience, significant decrease in mean intubation time was observed in last 10 patients as compared to first 10 (46±15.77 sec vs. 101.3±22.91 sec. Minor mucosal injury was noted in four patients. Conclusion: LMA C Trach facilitates endotracheal intubation under direct vision and can be a useful technique in patients with cervical spine injury with cervical collar in situ.

  17. Prevalence of difficult airway predictors in cases of failed prehospital endotracheal intubation.

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    Gaither, Joshua B; Spaite, Daniel W; Stolz, Uwe; Ennis, Joshua; Mosier, Jarrod; Sakles, John J

    2014-09-01

    Difficult airway predictors (DAPs) are associated with failed endotracheal intubation (ETI) in the emergency department (ED). However, little is known about the relationship between DAPs and failed prehospital ETI. Our aim was to determine the prevalence of common DAPs among failed prehospital intubations. We reviewed a quality-improvement database, including all cases of ETI in a single ED, over 3 years. Failed prehospital (FP) ETI was defined as a case brought to the ED after attempted prehospital ETI, but bag-valve-mask ventilation, need for a rescue airway (supraglottic device, cricothyrotomy, etc.), or esophageal intubation was discovered at the ED. Physicians performing ETI evaluated each case for the presence of DAPs, including blood/emesis, facial/neck trauma, airway edema, spinal immobilization, short neck, and tongue enlargement. There were a total of 1377 ED ETIs and 161 had an FP-ETI (11.8%). Prevalence of DAPs in cases with FP-ETI was obesity 13.0%, large tongue 18.0%, short neck 13%, small mandible 4.3%, cervical immobility 49.7%, blood in airway 57.8%, vomitus in airway 23.0%, airway edema 12.4%, and facial or neck trauma 32.9%. The number of cases with FP-ETI and 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 or more DAPs per case was 22 (13.6%), 43 (26.7%), 23 (24.3%), 42 (26.1%), and 31 (19.3%), respectively. DAPs are common in cases of FP-ETI. Some of these factors may be associated with FP-ETI. Additional study is needed to determine if DAPs can be used to identify patients that are difficult to intubate in the field. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. COMPARATIVE STUDY ON THREE DOSES OF ESMOLOL TO ATTENUATE THE HAEMODYNAMIC STRESS RESPONSE DURING LARYNGOSCOPY AND ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Raghavan

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND The advantage of IV Esmolol due to its ultra-short action seem to be ideal to control intense but brief sympathetic stimulation following endotracheal intubation, inspired us to conduct a study in which we compared the three doses of Esmolol to attenuate the haemodynamic stress response during Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal intubation. AIM This study was done to compare the varying doses of IV Esmolol in attenuating the haemodynamic stress response to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. METHODS AND MATERIALS Sixty ASA I and II patients undergoing elective surgical procedure under general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation were included in this study. Patients belonging to age group 20-50 years of both the sexes were included. It is prospective double blind randomized study. The study was approved by the Ethical Committee and was randomly grouped into three groups. Group A (Esmolol 5 mg/kg 20 patients were given Esmolol 0.5 mg/kg IV 2 minutes before intubation. Group B (Esmolol 1.0 mg/kg–20 Patients were given Esmolol 1 mg/kg IV 2 minutes before intubation. Group C (Esmolol 1.5 mg/kg 20 patients were given Esmolol 1.5 mg/kg IV 2 minutes before intubation. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS Heart rate, systolic Blood pressure, Diastolic pressure and mean arterial pressure were recorded using MS Excel software and analysed using STATA software for determining the statistical significance. ANOVA test was used to determine the significance among three groups. Student’s ‘t’ test was used to compare the three groups in mean values of various parameters. The P value taken for signification is <0.05. RESULTS The dose of Esmolol 1.5 mg/kg (Group C to be effective in attenuating the haemodynamic responses during laryngoscopy and ET intubation with no major adverse effects when compared to 0.5 and 1.0 mg/kg. CONCLUSION We found that the dose of Esmolol 1.5 mg/kg (Group C to be effective in attenuating the haemodynamic responses during

  19. Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressures in Patients Intubated Prior to Helicopter EMS Transport

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    Joseph Tennyson

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction Endotracheal intubation is a common intervention in critical care patients undergoing helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS transportation. Measurement of endotracheal tube (ETT cuff pressures is not common practice in patients referred to our service. Animal studies have demonstrated an association between the pressure of the ETT cuff on the tracheal mucosa and decreased blood flow leading to mucosal ischemia and scarring. Cuff pressures greater than 30 cmH2O impede mucosal capillary blood flow. Multiple prior studies have recommended 30 cmH2O as the maximum safe cuff inflation pressure. This study sought to evaluate the inflation pressures in ETT cuffs of patients presenting to HEMS. Methods We enrolled a convenience sample of patients presenting to UMass Memorial LifeFlight who were intubated by the sending facility or emergency medical services (EMS agency. Flight crews measured the ETT cuff pressures using a commercially available device. Those patients intubated by the flight crew were excluded from this analysis as the cuff was inflated with the manometer to a standardized pressure. Crews logged the results on a research form, and we analyzed the data using Microsoft Excel and an online statistical analysis tool. Results We analyzed data for 55 patients. There was a mean age of 57 years (range 18–90. The mean ETT cuff pressure was 70 (95% CI= [61–80] cmH2O. The mean lies 40 cmH2O above the maximum accepted value of 30 cmH2O (p120 cmH2O, the maximum pressure on the analog gauge. Conclusion Patients presenting to HEMS after intubation by the referral agency (EMS or hospital have ETT cuffs inflated to pressures that are, on average, more than double the recommended maximum. These patients are at risk for tracheal mucosal injury and scarring from decreased mucosal capillary blood flow. Hospital and EMS providers should use ETT cuff manometry to ensure that they inflate ETT cuffs to safe pressures.

  20. Adherence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to tracheal cells injured by influenza infection or by endotracheal intubation.

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    Ramphal, R; Small, P M; Shands, J W; Fischlschweiger, W; Small, P A

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    Adherence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa to normal, injured, and regenerating tracheal mucosa was examined by scanning electron microscopy. Uninfected and influenza-infected murine tracheas were exposed to six strains of P. aeruginosa isolated from human sources and one strain of platn origin. All of the strains tested adhered to desquamating cells of the infected tracheas, but not to normal mucosa, the basal cell layer, or the regenerating epithelium. Adherence increased when the incubation time of the bacteria with the trachea was prolonged. Strains isolated from human tracheas appeared to adhere better than strains derived from the urinary tract. After endotracheal intubation of ferrets, P. aeruginosa adhered only to the injured cells and to areas of exposed basement membrane. We call this phenomenon "opportunistic adherence" and propose that alteration of the cell surfaces or cell injury facilitates the adherence of this bacterium and that adherence to injured cells may be a key to the pathogenesis of opportunistic Pseudomonas infections.

  1. "COMPARISON OF HEMODYNAMIC CHANGES AFTER INSERTION OF LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY, FACEMASK AND ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION"

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    K. Montazari

    2004-11-01

    Full Text Available Hemodynamic changes are major hazards of general anesthesia and are probably generated by direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. We designed this prospective randomised study to assess the cardiovascular changes after either laryngeal mask airway (LMA, face mask (FM or endotracheal tube (ETT insertion in the airway management of adult patients anesthetised with nitrous oxide and halothane. A total of 195 healthy normotensive adult patients with normal airways were randomly assigned to one of the three groups according to their airway management (n= 65 each for transurethral lithotripsy procedures. Heart rate (HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP values were recorded before the induction of anesthesia, and then every three minutes until 30 min thereafter. The mean maximum HR and MAP values obtained during 15 and 30 minutes after insertion of LMA were 81±13, 73±8 bpm and 82±14, 79 ±11 mmHg, respectively which were significantly smaller compared to those with FM (84±12, 80±6 bpm and 86±10, 83±13 mmHg and ETT (96±8, 88±7 bpm and 91±11, 82±9 mmHg (P< 0.05. Direct stimulation of the trachea appears to be a major cause of the hemodynamic changes associated with tracheal intubation during general anesthesia, but why hemodynamic changes in LMA were smaller than facemask needs further study. In healthy normotensive patients the use of LMA for the airway management during general anesthesia results in a smaller cardiovascular change than FM and ETT.

  2. [Transient increase of bispectral index in a patient with bronchoconstriction after endotracheal intubation].

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    Hidano, Gumi; Nagata, Osamu; Narushima, Mitsuhiro; Ozaki, Makoto

    2004-01-01

    A 62-year-old woman (148 cm, 48.5 kg) with a history of bronchial asthma underwent an emergency appendectomy. Ten days before the operation she developed symptoms of wheezing while under asthma medication. An endotracheal tube (7 mm) was inserted after the induction of general anesthesia with intravenous injection of fentanyl 100 micrograms, propofol 100 mg and vecuronium 10 mg under Sellick's maneuver. Anesthesia was maintained with 1% sevoflurane with oxygen 6l-min-1 just after intubation, but bilateral lung sound soon became weaker and ventilation difficult. Based on a diagnosis of bronchoconstriction, we started hyperventilation with 3% sevoflurane. Ventilation returned to normal after about 5 minutes. Percutaneous O2 saturation was maintained at 100% during this episode, but the BIS transiently rose to 82. Anesthesia was maintained with 2% sevoflurane and 50% nitrous oxide balanced with oxygen, and 250 mg aminophylline was administered. Upon completion of the operation, the endotracheal tube was removed without any events. The patient gave no sign of awareness during the operation. When severe bronchoconstriction prevents the absorption of anesthetics from the lung alveoli, additional intravenous anesthetics should be administered to maintain stable amnesia.

  3. Use of laryngeal mask airway for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia for patients with pectus excavatum undergoing thoracoscopic Nuss procedure

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    Du, Xiaojun; Mao, Songsong; Cui, Jianxiu; Ma, Jue; Zhang, Guangyan; Zheng, Yong; Zhou, Haiyu; Xie, Liang; Zhang, Dongkun; Shi, Ruiqing

    2016-01-01

    Background The aim of the present study was to determine the safety and feasibility of the use of laryngeal mask airway (LMA) for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia for patients with pectus excavatum (PE) undergoing thoracoscopic Nuss procedure. Methods Between July 2015 and December 2015, 30 selected patients with PE were planned to undergo a thoracoscopic Nuss procedure using LMA for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia in the Guangdong General Hospital. The clinical data were analyzed to evaluate the safety and feasibility of this technique. Results Of the 30 selected patients, two were female, the mean age was 16.04±5.09 years and the average Haller index was 3.37±0.88. A total of 27 cases (90%) succeeded at the first attempt, one patient required conversion to an endotracheal tube (ETT) because of continuous air leak. The peripheral O2 saturation (SpO2), end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) values, heart rate (HR), and mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) remained stable throughout the procedure in all cases. All of the 30 patients were successfully corrected without requiring conversion to an open surgery. Two patients experienced postoperative nausea and one reported a sore throat. Neither gastro-esophageal reflux nor in-hospital mortality occurred. Conclusions The use of LMA for non-endotracheal intubated anesthesia for selected patients with PE undergoing thoracoscopic Nuss procedure is clinically safe and technically feasible. PMID:27621860

  4. ATTENUATION OF HAEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE TO LARYNGOSCOPY AND ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION USING INTRA-ORAL IVABRADINE: A CLINICAL STUDY

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    Raghuram

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Rapid and dramatic hemodynamic changes which adversely affect the patient may occur during laryngoscopy and intubation. The present study evaluates the effect of oral ivabradine on the hemodynamics during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing surgical procedures under general anesthesia. METHODS: A prospective randomized, single blinded study was conducted in 50 ASA- I adult patients undergoing various procedures under general anesthesia. The patients were randomly divided into two groups. Patients in group I (test group (n=25 received oral Ivabradine, 5mg one tab at 6.00pm on the evening before the day of surgery and one 5mg tab one hour before intubation. Patients in group II (control group (n=25 received placebo. Hemodynamic variables were recorded from pre-operative period to 10 minutes after intubation. RESULTS: There was not a very significant increase in the hemodynamic parameters in response to laryngoscopy and intubation in the Test group, when compared to the control group and the minimal raise also returned to baseline immediately within a minute. INTERPRETATIONS AND CONCLUSION: Ivabradine is an extremely useful drug to prevent abnormal increase in heart rate and minimizes the extent of hypertension seen during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation

  5. Prompt correction of endotracheal tube positioning after intubation prevents further inappropriate positions.

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    Rigini, Nugzar; Boaz, Mona; Ezri, Tiberiu; Evron, Shmuel; Trigub, Dimitry; Jackobashvilli, Simon; Izakson, Alexander

    2011-08-01

    To determine whether the timely correction of endotracheal tube (ETT) positioning prevents further inappropriate positions. Prospective crossover study. University-affiliated hospital. 44 adult, ASA physical status 1, 2, and 3 patients undergoing open or laparoscopic abdominal procedures. ETT positioning was verified by both auscultation and fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB), after intubation, and before extubation. In laparoscopic procedures, two additional measurements were performed: after maximal abdominal gas insufflation and with head-down position. An ETT in the bronchus or at the carina was considered an inappropriate placement. An ETT ≤ one cm from the carina was considered a critical placement. The frequency of inappropriate and critical ETT positioning with both auscultation and FOB and the number of ETTs that remained in an incorrect position despite repositioning. FOB detected 5 inappropriately positioned ETTs, 4 of which were also detected by chest auscultation (P = 0.99). Critical positioning was detected by FOB in 6 patients, three of which were also detected by auscultation (P = 0.24). There were 15 other "out-of-desired range" positions (out of the 3-5 cm range) - one placed too high and 14 placed too low, while 18 were placed within the range of positions. All patients with inappropriate ETT positioning were women (P = 0.005). Age, body mass index, Mallampati grade > 3, thyromental distance intubation prevented further ETT migration into undesired positions. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Survival and functional outcome of children requiring endotracheal intubation during therapy for severe traumatic brain injury.

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    Thakker, J C; Splaingard, M; Zhu, J; Babel, K; Bresnahan, J; Havens, P L

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    To determine the predictors of survival and functional outcome of pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury severe enough to require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Retrospective, observational cohort study. Pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) at a tertiary care children's hospital. All children (n = 105) admitted over a 5-yr period with traumatic brain injury severe enough to require endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. The median age was 43 months (range 1 month to 14 yrs). Of these children, 74% were male and 70% were white. None. Variables studied included vital signs during the first 24 hrs of admission, Pediatric Risk of Mortality (PRISM) score, Glasgow Coma Score, duration of mechanical ventilation, and number of pediatric ICU and hospital days. Functional status was graded as normal, independent, partially dependent, or dependent in the areas of locomotion, self-care, and communication. This status was assessed at hospital discharge by chart review and at follow-up by telephone interview. The median Glasgow Coma Score was 6 (range 3 to 14) and the median PRISM score was 13 (range 1 to 51). There were 19 (18.1%) deaths, 17 in the pediatric ICU and two after hospital discharge. Of the patients who survived to hospital discharge, 39 (37.1%) patients were completely normal or independent, 42 (40%) patients were partially dependent, and seven (6.7%) patients were dependent in all three areas of function. Follow-up evaluations were available for 80 patients, with a median follow-up time of 24.5 months (range 8 to 70). Of the 78 patients who survived and were available for follow-up, the number who were functionally normal or independent increased to 69 (65.7%). At follow-up, there were eight (7.6%) patients remaining with partial dependency in at least one area of function while one (0.9%) patient continued to be dependent in all three areas of function. Mortality and dependent functional outcome were more likely in

  7. Factors associated with the use of pharmacologic agents to facilitate out-of-hospital endotracheal intubation.

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    Wang, Henry E; Kupas, Douglas F; Paris, Paul M; Yealy, Donald M

    2004-01-01

    To identify a set of clinical factors most strongly associated with the use of drug-facilitated intubation (DFI) in the out-of-hospital setting. The authors used data from a prospective, multicentered endotracheal intubation (ETI) observational cohort trial, including patients from 45 emergency medical services in Pennsylvania. Providers reported clinical, physiologic, and anatomic factors associated with each ETI effort. The authors included only data from the 23 services using DFI. They identified all non-arrest (presence of a pulse) adult patients. They included both successful and failed ETIs. They defined DFI cases as patients who received a sedative or neuromuscular-blocking agent to facilitate ETI. The authors also classified patients who underwent nasotracheal intubation as DFI. They defined control subjects as patients undergoing conventional oral ETI. They performed multivariate logistic regression to identify the clinical, physiologic, and anatomic factors characteristic of DFI. They examined alternate forms of the final prediction model. The authors analyzed data from 208 nonarrest patients, including 92 DFIs and 116 control subjects. Of 34 factors potentially related to DFI, 17 were excluded on univariate analysis (likelihood ratio p>0.25). Multivariate logistic regression revealed the following as positively associated with DFI: presence of clenched jaw/trismus (odds ratio [OR], 2.33; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.10-4.95; p=0.026); increased verbal Glasgow Coma Scale score (OR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.29-2.26; ppredictors strongly associated with DFI. These data offer insight into the current use of DFI and support the development of consensus-based guidelines for this procedure.

  8. Effect of a single dose of esmolol on the bispectral index to endotracheal intubation during desflurane anesthesia

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    Choi, Eun Mi; Min, Kyeong Tae; Lee, Jeong Rim; Lee, Tai Kyung; Choi, Seung Ho

    2013-01-01

    Background In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, we investigated the effect of a single dose of esmolol on the bispectral index (BIS) to endotracheal intubation during desflurane anesthesia. Methods After induction of anesthesia, 60 patients were mask-ventilated with desflurane (end-tidal 1 minimum alveolar concentration) for 5 min and then received either normal saline, esmolol 0.5 or 1 mg/kg, 1 min prior to intubation (control, esmolol-0.5 and esmolol-1 gr...

  9. Optimal dose of intravenous oxycodone for attenuating hemodynamic changes after endotracheal intubation in healthy patients

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    Park, Yong-Hee; Lee, Seung-Hyuk; Lee, Oh Haeng; Kang, Hyun; Shin, Hwa-Yong; Baek, Chong-Wha; Jung, Yong Hun; Woo, Young Cheol

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Intravenous oxycodone has been used as an adjunct to anesthetic agents. This study aimed to assess the optimal dose of intravenous oxycodone for the attenuation of the hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. Methods: A prospective, randomized, double-blind study was conducted. Ninety-five patients were randomly divided into 5 groups based on the oxycodone dose: 0, 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2 mg/kg. After administering the assigned dose of intravenous oxycodone, anesthesia was induced with thiopental. Heart rate (HR) and blood pressure (BP) were measured at baseline, before intubation, and 1, 2, and 3 minutes after intubation. The percentage increase of BP was calculated as (highest BP after intubation − baseline BP)/baseline BP × 100 (%). The percentage increase of HR was calculated in same formula as above. Hypertension was defined as a 15% increase of systolic BP from baseline, and probit analysis was conducted. Results: Hemodynamic data from 86 patients were analyzed. The percentage increase of mean arterial pressure after intubation in groups 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, and 0.2 was significantly different from that in the control (P < 0.001). For HR, the percentage increase was lower than control group when oxycodone was same or more than 0.1 mg/kg (P < 0.05). Using probit analysis, the 95% effective dose (ED95) for preventing hypertension was 0.159 mg/kg (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.122–0.243). In addition, ED50 was 0.020 mg/kg (95% CI, −0.037 to 0.049). However, oxycodone was not effective for maintaining the HR in our study dosage. There were no significant differences in the incidence of hypotension during induction between groups. Conclusions: Using 0.1 mg/kg of intravenous oxycodone is sufficient to attenuate the increase of BP and HR during induction period in healthy patients. The ED95, which was 0.159 mg/kg, can be useful to adjust the dosage of IV oxycodone for maintain stable BP

  10. Hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation performed with video and direct laryngoscopy in patients scheduled for major cardiac surgery

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    Sarkılar, Gamze; Sargın, Mehmet; Sarıtaş, Tuba Berra; Borazan, Hale; Gök, Funda; Kılıçaslan, Alper; Otelcioğlu, Şeref

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to compare the hemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation performed with direct and video laryngoscope in patients scheduled for cardiac surgery and to assess the airway and laryngoscopic characteristics. One hundred ten patients were equally allocated to either direct Macintosh laryngoscope (n = 55) or indirect Macintosh C-MAC video laryngoscope (n = 55). Systolic, diastolic, and mean arterial pressure, and heart rate were recorded prior to induction anesthesia, and imm...

  11. Effect of endotracheal intubation and laryngeal mask airway on perioperative respiratory adverse events in children with upper airway infections

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    黄华君

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of endotracheal intubation(TT)or the laryngeal mask airway(LMA)on the incidence of perioperative respiratory adverse events in children with upper respiratory tract infection undergoing general anesthesia.Methods From November,2006to October,2012 in the Zhuji People’s Hospital,76 children with upper respiratory tract infection approved by hospital ethic committee were randomly divided into 2groups:group I(n=36),

  12. The effect of atropine on the bispectral index response to endotracheal intubation during propofol and remifentanil anesthesia.

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    Kwak, Hyun Jeong; Moon, Bong Ki; Oh, Chang Keun; Chang, Young Jin; Kim, Hong Soon; Kim, Jong Yeop

    2013-04-01

    Atropine has been reported to increase the propofol requirements for the induction of anesthesia during continuous infusion of propofol. We investigated the influence of atropine on the bispectral index (BIS) response to endotracheal intubation during anesthetic induction with propofol and remifentanil target controlled infusion (TCI). Fifty-six patients aged 18-50 years undergoing general anesthesia, were enrolled. For induction of anesthesia, propofol TCI was set at a target effect-site concentration of 4.0 μg/ml. Two minutes later, remifentanil was started at an effect-site concentration of 4.0 ng/ml. Four minutes after the start of propofol TCI, patients received either atropine (10 μg/kg) or an equal volume of normal saline. Tracheal intubation was performed 10 min after anesthetic induction. Mean arterial pressure, HR, SpO2, and BIS were recorded during the 15 min-anesthesia induction. From 2 to 5 min after tracheal intubation, BIS was significantly higher in the atropine group than in the control group (p = 0.043, 0.033, 0.049, and 0.001, respectively). When compared with baseline values (immediately before intubation), BIS showed a significant increase at 1 min after intubation in both groups, without intergroup differences, whereas it decreased significantly from 4 to 5 min after intubation only in the control group. This study demonstrated that atropine maintained BIS increases in response to endotracheal intubation during anesthetic induction with propofol and remifentanil TCI, although the maximal response did not differ between the groups.

  13. Rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic sliding lung sign and auscultation in confirming endotracheal intubation in overweight and obese patients

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    Sunil Rajan

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Obese individuals are predisposed to difficult airway and intubation. They usually yield confusing or misleading auscultatory findings. We aimed to assess the rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic (USG sliding lung sign for confirming endotracheal intubation in normal as well as overweight and obese surgical patients. Methods: This prospective, observational study was performed in forty surgical patients. Twenty patients with body mass index (BMI <25 were recruited to Group A, whereas twenty patients with BMI ≥25 constituted Group B. Following induction and intubation, appearance of end-tidal carbon dioxide waveform was used to confirm endotracheal intubation. Presence of breath sounds bilaterally was sought by auscultation, and time taken for auscultatory confirmation was noted. The USG confirmation of air entry to the lung field as indicated by lung sliding was sought, and the time taken was noted. Chi-square test, independent t-test and paired t-test were used as applicable. Results: Auscultatory confirmation was more rapid in Group A as compared to Group B (9.34 ± 2.43 s vs. 14.35 ± 5.53 s, P = 0.001. However, there was no significant difference in USG confirmation time in both the groups (8.57 ± 2.05 s vs. 8.61 ± 1.66 s. Four patients in Group B had doubtful breath sounds against none in Group A. There was no doubtful lung slide with USG in both groups. One case of endobronchial intubation in Group B was diagnosed with USG which was doubtful by auscultation. Conclusion: Ultrasound directed confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in overweight and obese patients is superior in speed and accuracy in comparison to the standard auscultatory method.

  14. Rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic sliding lung sign and auscultation in confirming endotracheal intubation in overweight and obese patients.

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    Rajan, Sunil; Surendran, Jayasankar; Paul, Jerry; Kumar, Lakshmi

    2017-03-01

    Obese individuals are predisposed to difficult airway and intubation. They usually yield confusing or misleading auscultatory findings. We aimed to assess the rapidity and efficacy of ultrasonographic (USG) sliding lung sign for confirming endotracheal intubation in normal as well as overweight and obese surgical patients. This prospective, observational study was performed in forty surgical patients. Twenty patients with body mass index (BMI) intubation, appearance of end-tidal carbon dioxide waveform was used to confirm endotracheal intubation. Presence of breath sounds bilaterally was sought by auscultation, and time taken for auscultatory confirmation was noted. The USG confirmation of air entry to the lung field as indicated by lung sliding was sought, and the time taken was noted. Chi-square test, independent t-test and paired t-test were used as applicable. Auscultatory confirmation was more rapid in Group A as compared to Group B (9.34 ± 2.43 s vs. 14.35 ± 5.53 s, P = 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in USG confirmation time in both the groups (8.57 ± 2.05 s vs. 8.61 ± 1.66 s). Four patients in Group B had doubtful breath sounds against none in Group A. There was no doubtful lung slide with USG in both groups. One case of endobronchial intubation in Group B was diagnosed with USG which was doubtful by auscultation. Ultrasound directed confirmation of endotracheal tube placement in overweight and obese patients is superior in speed and accuracy in comparison to the standard auscultatory method.

  15. The effects of dexmedetomidine on attenuation of stress response to endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing elective off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Sajith Sulaiman

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was designed to study the efficacy of intravenous dexmedetomidine for attenuation of cardiovascular responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation in patients with coronary artery disease. Sixty adult patients scheduled for elective off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery were randomly allocated to receive dexmedetomidine (0.5 mcg/kg or normal saline 15 min before intubation. Patients were compared for hemodynamic changes (heart rate, arterial blood pressure and pulmonary artery pressure at baseline, 5 min after drug infusion, before intubation and 1, 3 and 5 min after intubation. The dexmedetomidine group had a better control of hemodynamics during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. Dexmedetomidine at a dose of 0.5 mcg/kg as 10-min infusion was administered prior to induction of general anesthesia attenuates the sympathetic response to laryngoscopy and intubation in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. The authors suggest its administration even in patients receiving beta blockers.

  16. A blind insertion airway device in dogs as an alternative to traditional endotracheal intubation.

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    James, Timothy; Lane, Michael; Crowe, Dennis; Pullen, William

    2015-02-01

    Endotracheal intubation is the standard of care to establish a secure airway; however, laryngeal airway management systems are increasingly being used in human patients for elective surgical procedures and in emergency settings. In this study, a double lumen, blind insertion airway device (BIAD) was placed in the esophagus of dogs and evaluated for its ability to ventilate the lungs. Initially, 10 euthanazed dogs were evaluated, followed by a group of 15 mixed breed dogs that were undergoing elective spay or neuter procedures, and a group of 10 healthy dogs. Post-procedure evaluation included visual examination with a laryngoscope to inspect for signs of inflammation or mucosal damage. The device provided adequate ventilation in all subjects; the dogs were under anesthesia or heavily sedated for 10 min to 2 h and recovered uneventfully. No evidence of esophagitis, aspiration pneumonia, tracheitis, subcutaneous emphysema or esophageal laceration was observed. In conclusion, the use of double lumen airway devices warrants further study as an alternative airway management system in dogs.

  17. Clinical assessment of awake endotracheal intubation using the lightwand technique alone in patients with difficult airways

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    XUE Fu-shan; HE Nong; LIAO Xu; XU Xiu-Zheng; XU Yachao; YANG Quan-yong; LUO Mao-ping; ZHANG Yan-ming

    2009-01-01

    Background There is few study to determine whether the use of the lightwand technique alone could achieve effective, safe and successful awake endotracheal intubation (ETI), therefore we designed a prospective clinical study to systematically evaluate the feasibility, safety and efficacy of awake ETI using the lightwand alone in patients with difficult airways.Methods Seventy adult patients with difficult airways were enrolled in this study. After the desired sedation with fentanyl and midazolam, airway topical anesthesia was performed with 9 ml of 2% lidocaine, which were in order sprayed in three aliquots at 5 minutes intervals into the supraglottic (two doses) and laryngotracheal areas (one dose) using a combined unit of the lightwand and MADgic atomizer. After airway topical anesthesia, awake ETI was performed using a Lightwand. Subjective assessments by patients and operators using the visual analogue scores (VAS), and objective assessments by an independent investigator using patients' tolerance and reaction scores, coughing severity, intubating conditions and cardiovascular variables were taken as the observed parameters.Results Of 210 airway sprays, 197 (93.8%) were successfully completed on the first attempt. The total time for airway spray was (14.6±1.5) minutes. During airway topical anesthesia, the average patients' tolerance scores were 1.7-2.3. After airway topical anesthesia, the mean VAS for discomfort levels that the patients reported was 6.5. Also airway topical anesthesia procedure was rated as acceptable and no discomfort by 94.3% of patients. The lightwand-guided awake ETI was successfully completed on first attempt within 29 seconds in all patients. During awake ETI, patients' reaction and coughing scores were 1.9 and 1.6, respectively. All patients exhibited excellent or acceptable intubating conditions. Cardiovascular monitoring revealed that changes of systolic blood pressure and heart rate at each stage of airway manipulations were less

  18. ProSeal laryngeal mask airway: An alternative to endotracheal intubation in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures

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    Jaya Lalwani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The laryngeal mask airway (LMA is a supraglottic airway management device. The LMA is preferred for airway management in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures. The recently introduced ProSeal (PLMA, a modification of Classic LMA, has a gastric drainage tube placed lateral to main airway tube which allows the regurgitated gastric contents to bypass the glottis and prevents the pulmonary aspiration. This study was done to compare the efficacy of ProSeal LMA with an endotracheal tube in paediatric patients with respect to number of attempts for placement of devices, haemodynamic responses and perioperative respiratory complications. Sixty children, ASA I and II, weighing 10-20 kg between 2 and 8 years of age group of either sex undergoing elective ophthalmological and lower abdominal surgeries of 30-60 min duration, randomly divided into two groups of 30 patients each were studied. The number of attempts for endotracheal intubation was less than the placement of PLMA. Haemodynamic responses were significantly higher (P<0.05 after endotracheal intubation as compared to the placement of PLMA. There were no significant differences in mean SpO 2 (% and EtCO 2 levels recorded at different time intervals between the two groups. The incidence of post-operative respiratory complications cough and bronchospasm was higher after extubation than after removal of PLMA. The incidence of soft tissue trauma was noted to be higher for PLMA after its removal. There were no incidences of aspiration and hoarseness/sore throat in either group. It is concluded that ProSeal LMA can be safely considered as a suitable and effective alternative to endotracheal intubation in paediatric patients for short duration surgical procedures.

  19. A CLINICAL ASSESSMENT OF MACINTOSH BLADE, MILLER BLADE AND KING VISIONTM VIDEOLARYNGOSCOPE FOR LARYNGEAL EXPOSURE AND DIFFICULTY IN ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Apoorva Mahendera

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    Full Text Available CONTEXT Previous studies suggest glottic view is better achieved with straight blades while tracheal intubation is easier with curved blades and videolaryngoscope is better than conventional laryngoscope. AIMS Comparison of conventional laryngoscope (Macintosh blade and Miller blade with channelled videolaryngoscope (King Vision TM with respect to laryngeal visualisation and difficulty in endotracheal intubation. SETTINGS AND DESIGN This prospective randomised comparative study was conducted at a tertiary care hospital (in ASA I and ASA II patients after approval from the Institutional Ethics Committee. METHODS We compared Macintosh, Miller, and the King VisionTM videolaryngoscope for glottic visualisation and ease of tracheal intubation. Patients undergoing elective surgeries under general anaesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation were randomly divided into three groups (N=180. After induction of anaesthesia, laryngoscopy was performed and trachea intubated. We recorded visualisation of glottis (Cormack-Lehane grade-CL, ease of intubation, number of attempts, need to change blade, and need for external laryngeal manipulation. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS Demographic data, Mandibular length, Mallampati classification were compared using ANOVA, Chi-square test, Kruskal-Wallis Test, where P value <0.005 is statically significant. RESULTS CL grade 1 was most often observed in King Vision -TM VL group (90% which is followed by Miller (28.33%, and Macintosh group (15%. We found intubation was to be easier (grade 1 with King Vision -TM VL group (73.33%, followed by Macintosh (38.33%, and Miller group (1.67%. External manipulation (BURP was needed more frequently in patients in Miller group (71.67%, followed by Macintosh (28.33% and in King Vision -TM VL group (6.67%. All (100% patients were intubated in the 1 st attempt with King Vision -TM VL group, followed by Macintosh group (90% and Miller group (58.33%. CONCLUSIONS In patients with normal airway

  20. Epistaxis during nasotracheal intubation: a randomized trial of the Parker Flex-Tip™ nasal endotracheal tube with a posterior facing bevel versus a standard nasal RAE endotracheal tube.

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    Earle, Rosie; Shanahan, Enda; Vaghadia, Himat; Sawka, Andrew; Tang, Raymond

    2017-04-01

    Nasotracheal intubation is a widely performed technique to facilitate anesthesia induction during oral, dental, and maxillofacial surgeries. The technique poses several risks not encountered with oropharyngeal intubation, most commonly epistaxis due to nasal mucosal abrasion. The purpose of this study was to test whether the use of the Parker Flex-Tip™ (PFT) nasal endotracheal tube (ETT) with a posterior facing bevel reduces epistaxis when compared with the standard nasal RAE ETT with a leftward facing bevel. Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II patients undergoing oral or maxillofacial surgery with nasotracheal intubation were recruited. Patients were randomized to either a standard nasal RAE ETT or a PFT nasal ETT. The ETT was thermosoftened and lubricated for both study groups prior to insertion, and the size of the tube was chosen at the discretion of the attending anesthesiologist. The primary outcome was the incidence of epistaxis, with a secondary outcome of epistaxis severity (scored as none, mild, moderate, or severe). An investigator measured both outcomes five minutes after intubation was completed. Mild or moderate epistaxis was experienced by 22 of 30 (73%) patients in the PFT group compared with 21 of 30 (70%) patients in the standard nasal RAE ETT group (absolute risk reduction, 3%; 95% confidence interval, -19 to 25; P = 0.78). There were no occurrences of severe epistaxis in either group. There was no difference in the incidence or severity of epistaxis following nasal intubation using the Parker Flex-Tip nasal ETT when compared with a standard nasal RAE ETT. This trial was registered at ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier: NCT02315677.

  1. A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ROLE OF GUM ELASTIC BOUGIE WITH AIRTRAQ OPTICAL LARYNGOSCOPE FOR ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION: AID OR IMPEDIMENT

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    Eeshwar Rao Madishetti

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    Full Text Available AIMS This study aims to compare endotracheal intubation using the Airtraq with bougie vs. the Airtraq without bougie with respect to: Time for intubation, Ease of intubation, Maneuvers employed to facilitate intubation, Number of attempts. MATERIALS AND METHODS This randomised prospective study was done with Seventy five patients undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia. 37 patients in group Airtraq (A and 38 patients in group AB were studied. RESULTS All the demographic details of the patients ASA Physical status and airway parameter are insignificant in both groups, i.e. they are similar. There is no significant differences in the mean inter-incisor distance and the mean Thyro-Mental Distance between the study groups. The distribution of patients according to Modified Mallampati Class in the two groups were similar. When the two groups were compared with respect to the number of patients in each group requiring particular maneuvers to optimise glottic view and facilitate intubation, no statistical difference was observed. However, there was a statistically and clinically significant difference when the two groups were compared with respect to the number of patients requiring various maneuvers to optimise the glottic view to facilitate intubation. Four of seven patients in group Airtraq (A who had trauma had also required additional maneuvers to facilitate intubation. One of these four had a grade 3 Cormack-Lehane view despite maneuvers and a second attempt was needed in two patients. In our study, trauma was observed more frequently in Airtraq (A group. Its greater frequency in group Airtraq (A as compared to Airtraq with bougie (AB was both statistically and clinically significant. Majority of the patients in group AirtraqTM with bougie (AB were intubated easily, but proportion did not reach statistical significance when compared with group Airtraq. TM CONCLUSION The Gum Elastic Bougie aids intubation with the Airtraq avoiding

  2. Association of prophylactic endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients with upper GI bleeding and cardiopulmonary unplanned events.

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    Hayat, Umar; Lee, Peter J; Ullah, Hamid; Sarvepalli, Shashank; Lopez, Rocio; Vargo, John J

    2017-09-01

    Prophylactic endotracheal intubation (PEI) is often advocated to mitigate the risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events in patients presenting with brisk upper GI bleeding (UGIB). However, the benefit of such a measure remains controversial. Our study aimed to compare the incidence of cardiopulmonary unplanned events between critically ill patients with brisk UGIB who underwent endotracheal intubation versus those who did not. Patients aged 18 years or older who presented at Cleveland Clinic between 2011 and 2014 with hematemesis and/or patients with melena with consequential hypovolemic shock were included. The primary outcome was a composite of several cardiopulmonary unplanned events (pneumonia, pulmonary edema, acute respiratory distress syndrome, persistent shock/hypotension after the procedure, arrhythmia, myocardial infarction, and cardiac arrest) occurring within 48 hours of the endoscopic procedure. Propensity score matching was used to match each patient 1:1 in variables that could influence the decision to intubate. These included Glasgow Blatchford Score, Charleston Comorbidity Index, and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation scores. Two hundred patients were included in the final analysis. The baseline characteristics, comorbidity scores, and prognostic scores were similar between the 2 groups. The overall cardiopulmonary unplanned event rates were significantly higher in the intubated group compared with the nonintubated group (20% vs 6%, P = .008), which remained significant (P = .012) after adjusting for the presence of esophageal varices. PEI before an EGD for brisk UGIB in critically ill patients is associated with an increased risk of unplanned cardiopulmonary events. The benefits and risks of intubation should be carefully weighed when considering airway protection before an EGD in this group of patients. Copyright © 2017 American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  3. Comparison of remifentanil and fentanyl regarding hemodynamic changes due to endotracheal intubation in preeclamptic parturient candidate for cesarean delivery.

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    Pournajafian, Alireza; Rokhtabnak, Faranak; Kholdbarin, Alireza; Ghodrati, Mohammadreza; Ghavam, Siamak

    2012-01-01

    Intravenous opioids are administered to prevent and control hemodynamic changes due to endotracheal intubation. Except for special cases such as preeclampsia, these drugs are not recommended for parturants candidate for cesarean section because of the respiratory depression caused in the newborn. According to rapid metabolism of remifentanil, the current study aimed to compare hemodynamic changes in preeclamptic parturants who received remifentanil and fentanyl for cesarean section under general anesthesia. This single blind randomized clinical trial was performed on preeclamptic pregnant women candidate for cesarean section under general anesthesia. They were divided into two groups. In the first group 0.05 μg/kg/min remifentanil was infused for 3 minutes before induction of anesthesia and in the second group 1ml (50 μg) fentanyl was injected before induction. Heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) before and after intubation and also Apgar index were measured and compared between the two groups. All hemodynamic variables increased after intubation in the fentanyl group (pSBP = 0.146, pDBP = 0.019, pHR intubation in the remifentanil group was observed. No significant difference was found between Apgar indexes of the two groups (P = 0.771). It can be postulated that remifentanil can be used in partituents candidate for cesarean delivery under general anesthesia to prevent severe increase in blood pressure and heart rate during tracheal intubation without adverse effects on newborn.

  4. Resuscitation Prior to Emergency Endotracheal Intubation: Results of a National Survey

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    Robert S. Green

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Respiratory failure is a common problem in emergency medicine (EM and critical care medicine (CCM. However, little is known about the resuscitation of critically ill patients prior to emergency endotracheal intubation (EETI. Our aim was to describe the resuscitation practices of EM and CCM physicians prior to EETI. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was developed and tested for content validity and retest reliability by members of the Canadian Critical Care Trials Group. The questionnaire was distributed to all EM and CCM physician members of three national organizations. Using three clinical scenarios (trauma, pneumonia, congestive heart failure, we assessed physician preferences for use and types of fluid and vasopressor medication in pre-EETI resuscitation of critically ill patients. Results: In total, 1,758 physicians were surveyed (response rate 50.2%, 882/1,758. Overall, physicians would perform pre-EETI resuscitation using either fluids or vasopressors in 54% (1,193/2,203 of cases. Most physicians would “always/often” administer intravenous fluid pre-EETI in the three clinical scenarios (81%, 1,484/1,830. Crystalloids were the most common fluid physicians would “always/often” administer in congestive heart failure (EM 43%; CCM 44%, pneumonia (EM 97%; CCM 95% and trauma (EM 96%; CCM 96%. Pre-EETI resuscitation using vasopressors was uncommon (4.9%. Training in CCM was associated with performing pre-EETI resuscitation (odds ratio, 2.20; 95% CI, [1.44-3.36], p<0.001. Conclusion: Pre-EETI resuscitation is common among Canadian EM and CCM physicians. Most physicians use crystalloids pre-EETI as a resuscitation fluid, while few would give vasopressors. Physicians with CCM training were more likely to perform pre-EETI resuscitation.

  5. Tracheal rupture after intubation and placement of an endotracheal balloon catheter (A-view®) in cardiac surgery.

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    Timman, Simone T; Mourisse, Jo M; van der Heide, Stefan M; Verhagen, Ad F

    2016-09-01

    The endotracheal balloon catheter (A-view®) is a device developed to locate atherosclerotic plaques of the ascending aorta (AA) in cardiac surgery to prevent stroke. The saline-filled balloon is located in the trachea and combines the advantages of transoesophageal echocardiography (e.g. used before performing the sternotomy) and intraoperative epiaortic ultrasound scanning (e.g. complete view of the AA). We report the first severe complication after the use of A-view®. This is a case of a 66-year old woman who underwent elective myocardial revascularization complicated by an intraoperative iatrogenic tracheal rupture of 6 cm, after uncomplicated intubation and the use of an endotracheal balloon catheter (A-view®), which required direct surgical repair with a posterolateral thoracotomy after the myocardial revascularization was completed, weaning from bypass and closure of the median sternotomy.

  6. Influence of head flexion on intraocular pressure, cardiovascular, and respiratory responses in patients undergoing cataract surgery after endotracheal intubation

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    MR Safavi

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available Background: In cataract surgery, the periorbital area is prepared anddraped after induction of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation (ETI.For this purpose, the patient’s head and neck is usually flexed 30 to 45degrees. Neck flexion causes displacement of the endotracheal tube tip towardthe carina. Stimulation of the tracheal mucosa may cause bucking, increasedintraocular pressure (IOP, laryngospasm and/or bronchospasm, during lightanesthesia. Laryngeal constriction and all components of the tracheal responsemay affect end-tidal carbon dioxide pressure (PETCO2 and peripheral arterialhemoglobin oxygen saturation (SpaO2. Thus, in the current study, weinvestigated the influence of head and neck flexion on heart rate (HR, systolicand diastolic blood pressure (SAP and DAP, SpaO2, PETCO2, and IOP in patientsundergoing cataract surgery with endotracheal intubation during generalanesthesia.Patients and Methods: The present prospective study comprised patientsaged from 40 to 80 year with 106 American Society of Anesthesia (ASA physicalstatus I and II. Anesthesia was induced with thiopental sodium, lidocaine andfentanyl. Atracurium 0.5 mg/kg was administered to facilitate trachealintubation. HR, SAP, DAP, SpaO2, PETCO2, and IOP were measured at 1, 2, and 5minutes after head flexion.Results: Mean SAP, DAP, IOP, and HR was increased after ETI and headflexion compared with baseline values. PETCO2 and SpaO2 were decreased after ETIand at 1, 2 minutes after head flexion compared with baseline values.Conclusion: In patients undergoing cataract surgery during generalanesthesia, endotracheal tube movement caused changes in head and neck positionresulting in significant effects on heart rate, systolic and diastolic bloodpressures, laryngeal reflexes, SpaO2, PETCO2, and intraocular pressure.

  7. A Comparison Of Pressor Response To Induction & Endotracheal Intubation With Thiopentone And Propofol.Prospective,Randomised Study.

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    2012-01-01

    Aims And Objectives-To quantify and compare cardiovascular response to direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation using Thiopentone and Propofol. Material and Methods-  200 patients of  ASA-Grade –I and II between 15-60 years, of either sex scheduled for elective and emergency surgery were selected.  Group A received Inj. Thiopentone sodium 5 mg/kg (2.5%) and Group B received Inj. Propofol 2 mg/kg (1%) ,100 patients in each group. Pulse rate(PR), systolic and diastolic blood pressure(SBP...

  8. Using the intubating laryngeal mask airway for ventilation and endotracheal intubation in anesthetized and unparalyzed acromegalic patients.

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    Law-Koune, Jean-Dominique; Liu, Ngai; Szekely, Barbara; Fischler, Marc

    2004-01-01

    Airway management may be difficult in acromegalic patients. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) as a primary tool for ventilation and intubation in acromegalic patients. Twenty-three consenting consecutive adult acromegalic patients presenting for transsphenoidal resection of pituitary adenoma were enrolled in the study. Anesthesia was induced using propofol (1.5 mg/kg followed by 0.5-mg/kg increments); the ILMA was inserted when the bispectral index fell below 50. The ILMA was successful as a primary airway for oxygenation and ventilation at the first attempt for 21 (91%) patients, while 2 (9%) patients required a second attempt. Patient movement was noticed in five (21.7%) of the patients during ILMA insertion. An attempt at tracheal intubation through the ILMA was performed following administration of a mean 395 +/- 168-mg dose of propofol. Overall success rates for tracheal intubation were 82% (19 patients). The first-attempt success rate for tracheal intubation was 52.6% (10 patients), second- and third-attempt success rates were 42.1% (8 patients) and 5.3% (1 patient), respectively. Coughing or movement during intubation was observed in 12 (63.2%) of the patients. Direct laryngoscopy permitted intubation in three cases and blind intubation using a bougie in the fourth case. ILMA can be used as a primary airway for oxygenation in acromegalic patients (manual bag ventilation), but the rate of failed blind intubation through the ILMA precludes its use as a first choice for elective airway management.

  9. Endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization: a comparison of macintosh and airtraq laryngoscopes.

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    Maharaj, Chrisen H

    2007-07-01

    The Airtraq laryngoscope (Prodol Ltd., Vizcaya, Spain) is a novel single-use tracheal intubation device. The authors compared ease of intubation with the Airtraq and Macintosh laryngoscopes in patients with cervical spine immobilization in a randomized, controlled clinical trial.

  10. The efficacy of labetalol vs dexmedetomidine for attenuation of hemodynamic stress response to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation.

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    El-Shmaa, Nagat S; El-Baradey, Ghada F

    2016-06-01

    To assess the effectiveness of labetalol vs dexmedetomidine for attenuation of hemodynamic stress response to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. Prospective, randomized, controlled, observer-blinded study. This study was carried out in Tanta University Hospital. Ninety patients of both sexes; American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II; age range from 20 to 60 years; scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia. Patients were divided into 3 groups (30 each). Group A received 1 μg/kg of dexmedetomidine as intravenous (IV) infusion, group B received labetalol 0.25mg/kg IV, and group C received 10mL saline IV. The groups were compared for heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), and rate pressure product (RPP). Hemodynamic parameters were recorded during the preinduction; after induction; at intubation; and at 1, 3, 5, 10, and 15minutes. The primary outcomes were hemodynamic changes (HR, MBP, and RPP), and the secondary outcome was propofol dose requirement for induction of general anaesthesia. Significant decrease (P intubation, there was a significant decrease (P intubation more effectively compared with labetalol without any deleterious effects. Furthermore, dexmedetomidine decreases dose of propofol for induction of anesthesia as guided by bispectral index. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. A comparative study of efficacy of esmolol and fentanyl for pressure attenuation during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation

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    Shobhana Gupta

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare the effectiveness of single bolus dose of esmolol or fentanyl in attenuating the hemodynamic responses during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. Methods: Ninety adult ASA I and ASA II patients were included in the study who underwent elective surgical procedures. Patients were divided into three groups. Group C (control receiving 10 ml normal saline, group E (esmolol receiving bolus dose of esmolol 2 mg/kg and group F (fentanyl receiving bolus dose of fentanyl 2 μg/kg intravenously slowly. Study drug was injected 3 min before induction of anesthesia. Heart rate, systemic arterial pressure and ECG were recorded as baseline and after administration of study drug at intubation and 15 min thereafter. Results: Reading of heart rate, blood pressure and rate pressure product were compared with baseline and among each group. The rise in heart rate was minimal in esmolol group and was highly significant. Also the rate pressure product at the time of intubation was minimal and was statistically significant rate 15 min thereafter in group E. Conclusion: Esmolol 2 mg/kg as a bolus done proved to be effective in attenuating rises in heart rate following laryngoscopy and intubation while the rise in blood pressure was suppressed but not abolished by bolus dose of esmolol.

  12. Attenuation of cardiovascular stress response to endotracheal intubation by the use of remifentanil in patients undergoing Cesarean delivery.

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    Kutlesic, Marija S; Kutlesic, Ranko M; Mostic-Ilic, Tatjana

    2016-04-01

    The induction-delivery time during Cesarean section is traditionally conducted under light anesthesia because of the possibility of anesthesia-induced neonatal respiratory depression. The serious consequences of such an approach could be the increased risk of maternal intraoperative awareness and exaggerated neuroendocrine and cardiovascular stress response to laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation, and surgical stimuli. Here, we briefly discuss the various pharmacological options for attenuation of stress response to endotracheal intubation during Cesarean delivery and then focus on remifentanil, its pharmacokinetic properties, and its use in anesthesia, both in clinical studies and case reports. Remifentanil intravenous bolus doses of 0.5-1 μg/kg before the induction to anesthesia provide the best compromise between attenuating maternal stress response and minimizing the possibility of neonatal respiratory depression. Although neonatal respiratory depression, if present, usually resolves in a few minutes without the need for prolonged resuscitation measures, health care workers skilled at neonatal resuscitation should be present in the operating room whenever remifentanil is used.

  13. Effect of ambroxol on pneumonia caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa with biofilm formation in an endotracheal intubation rat model.

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    Li, Fang; Wang, Wenlei; Hu, Linyan; Li, Luquan; Yu, Jialin

    2011-01-01

    Pseudomonas aeruginosa, especially the mucoid phenotype, is responsible for most of the morbidity and mortality in ventilator-associated pneumonia. Although ambroxol is widely used in neonatal lung problems as a mucolytic as well as an antioxidant agent, its anti-infective role is not well demonstrated by studies in vivo. To explore the effect of ambroxol on the biofilms of mucoid P. aeruginosa and on the associated lung infection using a rat model. We developed a rat model of acute lung infection by endotracheal intubation with a tube covered with mucoid P. aeruginosa biofilm. Then, we studied the effect of ambroxol on the biofilm using saline treatment as a control. Subsequently, we studied the microstructure of the biofilm, bacterial count in the tubes and lungs, pathological changes that occurred in the lungs, and the cytokine response. Alteration of the microstructure of the biofilm with ambroxol treatment was demonstrated by scanning electron microscopy. The bacterial counts on the biofilm-covered tube in the ambroxol-treated group were significantly lower than those in the saline-treated group on both post-bacterial challenge days 4 and 7 (p ambroxol-treated group and of the saline-treated group on post-bacterial challenge day 7 were not significantly different (p > 0.05). The pathological changes in lungs were milder with the effect of ambroxol. The cytokine responses, namely the level of IFN-γ and the ratio of IFN-γ and IL-10, were also reduced with the effect of ambroxol. We demonstrated that the ambroxol treatment could destroy the structure of the biofilm on the tube used for intubation and decrease the bacterial load. Further, the reduced cytokine response and milder pathological changes in lungs in an endotracheal intubation rat model indicate that ambroxol can attenuate the damage caused by biofilm-associated infection in the lung. Copyright © 2011 S. Karger AG, Basel.

  14. Can non-invasive positive pressure ventilation prevent endotracheal intubation in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome? A meta-analysis.

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    Luo, Jian; Wang, Mao-yun; Zhu, Hui; Liang, Bin-miao; Liu, Dan; Peng, Xia-ying; Wang, Rong-chun; Li, Chun-tao; He, Chen-yun; Liang, Zong-an

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    The role of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) in acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate whether NIPPV could prevent endotracheal intubation and decrease mortality rate in patients with ALI/ARDS. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) which reported endotracheal intubation and mortality rate in patients with ALI/ARDS treated by NIPPV were identified in Pubmed, Medline, Embase, Central Cochrane Controlled Trials Register, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure, reference lists and by manual searches. Fixed- and random-effects models were used to calculate pooled relative risks. This meta-analysis included six RCT involving 227 patients. The results showed that endotracheal intubation rate was lower in NIPPV (95% confidence interval (CI): 0.44-0.80, z = 3.44, P = 0.0006), but no significant difference was found either in intensive care unit (ICU) mortality (95% CI: 0.45-1.07, z = 1.65, P = 0.10) or in hospital mortality (95% CI: 0.17-1.58, z = 1.16, P = 0.25). Only two studies discussed the aetiology of ALI/ARDS as pulmonary or extra-pulmonary, and neither showed statistical heterogeneity (I(2)  = 0%, χ(2)  = 0.31, P = 0.58), nor a significant difference in endotracheal intubation rate (95% CI: 0.35-9.08, z = 0.69, P = 0.49). In conclusion, the early use of NIPPV can decrease the endotracheal intubation rate in patients with ALI/ARDS, but does not change the mortality of these patients.

  15. Single induction dose of etomidate versus other induction agents for endotracheal intubation in critically ill patients.

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    Bruder, Eric A; Ball, Ian M; Ridi, Stacy; Pickett, William; Hohl, Corinne

    2015-01-08

    trials in patients undergoing emergency endotracheal intubation for critical illness, including but not limited to trauma, stroke, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, septic shock, hypovolaemic or haemorrhagic shock, and undifferentiated shock states. We included single (bolus) dose etomidate for emergency airway intervention compared to any other rapid-acting intravenous bolus single-dose induction agent. Refinement of our initial search results by title review, and then by abstract review was carried out by three review authors. Full-text review of potential studies was based on their adherence to our inclusion and exclusion criteria. This was decided by three independent review authors. We reported the decisions regarding inclusion and exclusion in accordance with the PRISMA statement.Electronic database searching yielded 1635 potential titles, and our grey literature search yielded an additional 31 potential titles. Duplicate titles were filtered leaving 1395 titles which underwent review of their titles and abstracts by three review authors. Sixty seven titles were judged to be relevant to our review, however only eight met our inclusion criteria and seven were included in our analysis. We included eight studies in the review and seven in the meta-analysis. Of those seven studies, only two were judged to be at low risk of bias. Overall, no strong evidence exists that etomidate increases mortality in critically ill patients when compared to other bolus dose induction agents (odds ratio (OR) 1.17; 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.86 to 1.60, 6 studies, 772 participants, moderate quality evidence). Due to a large number of participants lost to follow-up, we performed a post hoc sensitivity analysis. This gave a similar result (OR 1.15; 95% CI 0.86 to 1.53). There was evidence that the use of etomidate in critically ill patients was associated with a positive adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) stimulation test, and this difference was more pronounced at between 4 to 6

  16. Dexmedetomidine as an adjunct to anesthetic induction to attenuate hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing fast-track CABG

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    Menda Ferdi

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available During induction of general anesthesia hypertension and tachycardia caused by tracheal intubation may lead to cardiac ischemia and arrhythmias. In this prospective, randomized study, dexmedetomidine has been used to attenuate the hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation with low dose fentanyl and etomidate in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization receiving beta blocker treatment. Thirty patients undergoing myocardial revascularization received in a double blind manner, either a saline placebo or a dexmedetomidine infusion (1 µg/kg before the anesthesia induction. Heart rate (HR and blood pressure (BP were monitored at baseline, after placebo or dexmedetomidine infusion, after induction of general anesthesia, one, three and five minutes after endotracheal intubation. In the dexmedetomidine (DEX group systolic (SAP, diastolic (DAP and mean arterial pressures (MAP were lower at all times in comparison to baseline values; in the placebo (PLA group SAP, DAP and MAP decreased after the induction of general anesthesia and five minutes after the intubation compared to baseline values. This decrease was not significantly different between the groups. After the induction of general anesthesia, the drop in HR was higher in DEX group compared to PLA group. One minute after endotracheal intubation, HR significantly increased in PLA group while, it decreased in the DEX group. The incidence of tachycardia, hypotension and bradycardia was not different between the groups. The incidence of hypertension requiring treatment was significantly greater in the PLA group. It is concluded that dexmedetomidine can safely be used to attenuate the hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing myocardial revascularization receiving beta blockers.

  17. Comparison of bolus and continuous infusion of esmolol on hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation and sternotomy in coronary artery bypass graft

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    Esra Mercanooglu Efe

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The aim of this randomized, prospective and double blinded study is to investigate effects of different esmolol use on hemodynamic response of laryngoscopy, endotracheal intubation and sternotomy in coronary artery bypass graft surgery. METHODS: After approval of local ethics committee and patients' written informed consent, 45 patients were randomized into three groups equally. In Infusion Group; from 10 min before intubation up to 5th minute after sternotomy, 0.5 mg/kg/min esmolol infusion, in Bolus Group; 2 min before intubation and sternotomy 1.5 mg/kg esmolol IV bolus and in Control Group; %0.9 NaCl was administered. All demographic parameters were recorded. Heart rate and blood pressure were recorded before infusion up to anesthesia induction in every minute, during endotracheal intubation, every minute for 10 minutes after endotracheal intubation and before, during and after sternotomy at first and fifth minutes. RESULTS: While area under curve (AUC (SAP × time was being found more in Group B and C than Group I, AUC (SAP × T int and T st and AUC (SAP × T2 was found more in Group B and C than Group I (p < 0.05. Moreover AUC (HR × T st was found less in Group B than Group C but no significant difference was found between Group B and Group I. CONCLUSION: This study highlights that esmolol infusion is more effective than esmolol bolus administration on controlling systolic arterial pressure during endotracheal intubation and sternotomy in CABG surgery.

  18. THE ROLE OF MULTISLICE COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY IN THE EMERGENCY DIAGNOSIS OF THE TRACHEOBRONCHIAL INJURY AFTER ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION - CASE REPORT

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    Aleksandar Karanikolić

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    Full Text Available Tracheobronchial injury (TBI is a rare complication occurring after endotracheal intubation. Treatment can be conservative for small lesions and when the patient’s condition is stable, or surgical for bigger lesions and when pneumomediastinum and/or subcutaneous emphysema threaten the patient’s life. Total thyroidectomy was performed in a 60-year-old woman with multinodular goiter. Ten hours after surgery, subcutaneous emphysema of the face and neck developed. A cervical and thoracic multislice computed tomography (MSCT confirmed subcutaneous emphysema, pneumomediastinum, and posterior wall tracheal rupture 2cm in size. The patient was treated conservatively. The MSCT imaging can be a useful method for diagnosing the location and form of tracheal injury in hemodynamically stable patients.

  19. The correlation between anthropometric indices and hemodynamic changes after laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation

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    Mohammadreza Safavi

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    Conclusions: Based on the results of this study, among the anthropometric indices, the BMI, NC, and W/H ratio were significantly correlated with cardiovascular changes after laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation.

  20. Intravenous low dose clonidine premedication for attenuation of haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation

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    Chandrashekarappa Kavi

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    Conclusion: Preoperative administration of a single dose of clonidine blunted the hemodynamic responses more than the placebo during Laryngoscopy and Intubation with reduced anesthetic requirements. [Int J Res Med Sci 2015; 3(6.000: 1457-1461

  1. The hemodynamic effects of landiolol, an ultra-short-acting beta1-selective blocker, on endotracheal intubation in patients with and without hypertension.

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    Sugiura, Soichiro; Seki, Sumihiko; Hidaka, Kohji; Masuoka, Miharu; Tsuchida, Hideaki

    2007-01-01

    The ultra-short-acting beta1-selective blocker, landiolol, is widely used in Japan. We investigated the effects of landiolol on intubation-induced adrenergic response in 88 patients. General anesthesia was induced and maintained with target-controlled infusion of propofol at an effect-site concentration of 5 microg/mL. Muscle relaxation was obtained with 0.1 mg/kg vecuronium, and endotracheal intubation was performed 4 min after vecuronium injection. We first investigated the optimal time point for landiolol to be administered before intubation in 43 normotensive patients. Then we examined whether landiolol was as effective as fentanyl to prevent tachycardia after intubation in 45 hypertensive patients. Landiolol at 0.1 mg/kg was most effective against intubation-induced tachycardia when infused 4 min before intubation in normotensive patients. However, 0.2 mg/kg landiolol was necessary to prevent tachycardia after intubation in hypertensive patients. Landiolol had no significant effects on arterial blood pressure or bispectral index at any dose throughout the study period. In contrast, 2 mug/kg fentanyl frequently caused hypotension just before and 5 min after intubation. Low doses of landiolol can effectively prevent tachycardia after intubation without significant effects on arterial blood pressure.

  2. COMPARISON BETWEEN MACINTOSH LARYNGOSCOPE AND MCGRATH VIDEO LARYNGOSCOPE FOR ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION IN NEUROSURGICAL PATIENTS

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    Aastha

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available This study was done on sixty patients of ASA 1 and 2, undergoing elective surgery under general anaesthesia. The patients were allocated in two groups of 30 patients each. Patients selected were allocated to two groups and without risk factors. Direct laryngoscopy group (group 1 patients were intubated through direct laryngoscope. Video laryngoscopy group (group 2 patients were intubated through McGrath VLS. The distribution of patients according to age, sex and weight was comparable (p>.001 in both the two groups. The changes in heart rate, mean arterial pressure, oxygen saturation were not significant (p>.001 between the two groups after intubation at different time intervals. The number of attempts and intubation time was found to be significantly higher in McGrath VLS as compared to Macintosh laryngoscope. The increase in postoperative sore throat and hoarseness after 6 and 24 hrs following operation was found to be significant in group 1 compared to group 2. So from our study, we conclude that the use of McGrath video laryngoscope has no advantage over direct laryngoscopy in attenuating the cardiovascular responses attributed to tracheal intubation in patients with normal airway. It is also associated with greater number of attempts and longer intubation time. However, with the use of stylet, number of attempts can be reduced, although the use of stylet has its own complications. VLS has lesser incidence of post-operative sore throat and hoarseness as compared to Macintosh laryngoscopy.

  3. Comparison of the performance of 'Intubating LMA' and 'Cobra PLA' as an aid to blind endotracheal tube insertion in patients scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia.

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    Darlong, Vanlal; Chandrashish, Chakravarty; Chandralekha; Mohan, Virender Kumar

    2011-03-01

    Supraglottic airways (SGA) through which blind endotracheal intubation is made possible is an area of considerable interest. Our study aimed at comparing the Cobra Perilaryngeal Airway (CPLA) with the Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (ILMA) with regard to the performance of the former as a conduit for facilitating blind endotracheal intubation. American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) I-II patients consenting to the study, with no predictors of difficult airway, scheduled for elective surgery were randomized into two groups of 30 each. Anesthesia was induced with fentanyl, propofol and vecuronium. CPLA was inserted in Group I and ILMA in Group II. Fibreoptic scoring of the laryngeal view was done through the SGA. Blind intubation through either CPLA or ILMA was then carried out with cuffed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) tube in Group I and ILMA-tracheal tube in Group II. Demographic and surgical data were comparable between the two groups. The success rate of intubation (87% through CPLA and 90% through ILMA) (p value 1), number of attempts made and the fibreoptic scores (p value 0.12) were comparable between the two groups. Insertion time was significantly longer in Group I as compared with Group II (9 s vs. 4 s; p value 0.004). Trauma and sore throat were more common in Group I (p value -0.1, 0.19 respectively). Hemodynamic monitoring showed more tachycardia during CPLA insertion as compared with ILMA (p value 0.006). We conclude that CPLA can be used as an effective conduit for blind endotracheal intubation with cuffed PVC tube and has comparable efficacy in tracheal intubation as that with ILMA. Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  4. Endotracheal intubation without muscle relaxant%非肌松药条件下的气管插管技术

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    音樱; 方才

    2010-01-01

    At present the usual method for tracheal intubation in clinic is that induction of anesthesia with sedatives and opioids with rapid onset of action, and then depolarizing relaxant or non-depolarizing muscular relaxant is used to facilitate tracheal intubation. A good muscular relaxant situation is supplied by use of muscle relaxant, however, its administration may be associated with significant side effects, and then the use of it is restricted on certain conditions, even more, produces some potential hidden troubles. With the broad clinical application of the new-style and superactive sedatives, inhalation anesthetics and opioids, more and more people show interest in endotracheal intubation without muscle relaxant, and the relative research is more and more widespread.%目前临床麻醉中最常用的是通过起效快的镇静药和阿片类镇痛药进行麻醉诱导,辅以去极化或非去极化肌肉松弛药后再行气管插管.虽然这种快速麻醉诱导方法为气管插管提供良好的肌松条件,但肌肉松弛药的一些剐作用使得其在某些条件下的应用受到限制,甚至带来一些潜在隐患.随着新型强效的镇静药、吸入麻醉剂和阿片类药物的问世和广泛临床应用,人们对在不用肌肉松弛药条件下的气管插管技术兴趣增加,相关研究越来越广泛.

  5. Reduced cerebral oxygen–carbohydrate index during endotracheal intubation in vascular surgical patients

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    Fabricius-Bjerre, Andreas; Overgaard, Anders; Winther-Olesen, Marie

    2015-01-01

    Brain activation reduces balance between cerebral consumption of oxygen versus carbohydrate as expressed by the so-called cerebral oxygen-carbohydrate-index (OCI). We evaluated whether preparation for surgery, anaesthesia including tracheal intubation and surgery affect OCI. In patients undergoing.......2 versus 0.7 ± 0.2 mmol l(-1) , Pintubation (P... to 4.6 ± 1.4 during surgery and to 5.6 ± 1.7 in the recovery room. In conclusion, preparation for surgery and tracheal intubation decrease OCI that recovers during surgery under the influence of sensory blockade....

  6. [Fibre optic-assisted endotracheal intubation through the laryngeal mask in children].

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    Weiss, M; Mauch, J; Becke, K; Schmidt, J; Jöhr, M

    2009-07-01

    Fibre optic-assisted tracheal intubation through the laryngeal mask airway is a simple and safe procedure for securing the airway in the paediatric patient with unexpected and known difficult tracheal intubation. Therefore, fibre optic-assisted tracheal intubation through the laryngeal mask airway represents a standard airway technique and must be part of clinical education and also regular training. However, the removal of the laryngeal mask airway over the tracheal tube is impaired by the short length of the tracheal tube, easily resulting in tube dislocation from the trachea. Among several techniques to overcome this problem, the Cook airway exchange catheter offers a reliable method not only for safe removal of the laryngeal mask over the tracheal tube but also for insertion of an adequate tracheal tube, particularly in paediatric patients. This is particularly important for cuffed tubes as the pilot balloon of the cuffed tube is too large to pass through laryngeal mask airway tubes size 2.5 and smaller. This presentation demonstrates fibre optic-assisted tracheal intubation through the laryngeal mask airway in children step-by-step and discusses its clinical implications. A list with compatible sizes of laryngeal mask airways, tracheal tubes and airway exchange catheters is also provided.

  7. Video laryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for double-lumen endotracheal tube intubation: a retrospective analysis.

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    Purugganan, Ronaldo V; Jackson, Timothy A; Heir, Jagtar Singh; Wang, Hao; Cata, Juan P

    2012-10-01

    The authors hypothesized that video laryngoscopy (VL) facilitated double-lumen tube (DLT) insertion compared with direct laryngoscopy (DL). A retrospective analysis. An academic hospital. Patients older than 18 years of age undergoing thoracic surgery requiring DLT placement between 2005 and 2011. Patients without airway predictors of difficult intubation who were intubated under DL with Macintosh (DL-MAC, n = 40) or Miller (DL-MIL, n = 44) blades and VL with McGrath MAC (Aircraft Medical, Edinburgh, UK) and C-MAC (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany) laryngoscopes (n = 46) were included in the study. Patients who were intubated with both VL devices were grouped into a VL group. Patients in all 3 groups had comparable preoperative demographics. Mallampati scores and ease of manual ventilation after the induction of anesthesia were also similar in all groups. The Cormack Lehane (C-L) grade views were significantly higher in patients in the DL-MAC than in the DL-MIL and VL groups (p intubation attempts was similar in all 3 groups; however, the percentage of intubation reported to be difficult was higher in the DL-MAC than in the other 2 groups (p = 0.014). No damage to the airway was found in any of the groups. DLT placement using VL appeared to overcome some of the limitations of DL-MAC but was similar to DL-MIL. The authors speculated that the ease of placement was related to the improved visualization of the vocal cords because there was a significantly greater number of C-L views 3 and 4 in the DL-MAC group as compared with the VL and DL-MIL groups. Hence, the authors advocate using VL, particularly when the laryngoscopist is inexperienced using DL-MIL for DLT placement. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. Airway Management in Disaster Response: A Manikin Study Comparing Direct and Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal Intubation by Prehospital Providers in Level C Personal Protective Equipment.

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    Yousif, Sami; Machan, Jason T; Alaska, Yasser; Suner, Selim

    2017-03-20

    Introduction Airway management is one of many challenges that medical providers face in disaster response operations. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE), in particular, was found to be associated with higher failure rates and a prolonged time to achieve airway control. Hypothesis/Problem The objective of this study was to determine whether video laryngoscopy could facilitate the performance of endotracheal intubation by disaster responders wearing Level C PPE.

  9. Interleukin-6 as a marker of inflammation secondary to endotracheal intubation in pediatric patients.

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    Vasileiou, Panagiotis V S; Chalkias, Athanasios; Brozou, Vasiliki; Papageorgiou-Brousta, Mary; Kaparos, George; Koutsovasilis, Anastasios; Xanthos, Theodoros; Iacovidou, Nicoletta

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    Ιnterleukin-6 (IL-6) has been identified as an early biochemical marker of inflammation both in animal and human studies. With this study, we sought to examine the development of local inflammation of the glottic tissues in correlation with the duration of intubation in anesthetized pediatric patients. We measured IL-6 levels in the organic material isolated from the tip of the tube post-extubation in 48 children aged 7 months to 14 years old who were submitted to a total of 72 surgical procedures. A statistically significant positive correlation (ρ = 0.28, p = 0.05) was detected among duration of anesthesia and IL-6 concentration. The odds of having detectable IL-6 levels rose by 36.7 % for every 10 min of anesthetic duration (p = 0.045). In conclusion, the increase of IL-6 in relation to the duration of the intubation indicates an increased risk of inflammation.

  10. Adhesion of Pseudomonas aeruginosa strains to untreated and oxygen-plasma treated poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) from endotracheal intubation devices.

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    Triandafillu, K; Balazs, D J; Aronsson, B-O; Descouts, P; Tu Quoc, P; van Delden, C; Mathieu, H J; Harms, H

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    Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia is a life threatening complication in mechanically ventilated patients that requires the ability of the bacteria to adhere to, and colonize the endotracheal intubation device. New strategies to prevent or reduce these nosocomial infections are greatly needed. We report here the study of a set of P. aeruginosa clinical isolates, together with specific mutants, regarding their adhesion on native and chemically modified poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) surfaces from endotracheal intubation devices. The adhesion of the different strains to untreated PVC varied widely, correlating with several physico-chemical characteristics known to influence the attachment of bacteria to inert surfaces. The adhesion patterns were compared to the calculations obtained with the DLVO theory of colloidal stability. These results illustrate the importance of testing different clinical isolates when investigating bacterial adhesion. Oxygen plasma treatment of the PVC pieces yielded a hydrophilic surface and reduced the number of adhering bacteria by as much as 70%. This reduction is however unlikely to be sufficient to prevent P. aeruginosa colonization of endotracheal intubation devices.

  11. Hypercapnea and Acidemia despite Hyperventilation following Endotracheal Intubation in a Case of Unknown Severe Salicylate Poisoning

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    Shannon M. Fernando

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Salicylates are common substances for deliberate self-harm. Acute salicylate toxicity is classically associated with an initial respiratory alkalosis, followed by an anion gap metabolic acidosis. The respiratory alkalosis is achieved through hyperventilation, driven by direct stimulation on the respiratory centers in the medulla and considered as a compensatory mechanism to avoid acidemia. However, in later stages of severe salicylate toxicity, patients become increasingly obtunded, with subsequent loss of airway reflexes, and therefore intubation may be necessary. Mechanical ventilation has been recommended against in acute salicylate poisoning, as it is believed to take away the compensatory hyperpnea and tachypnea. Despite the intuitive physiological basis for this recommendation, there is a paucity of evidence to support it. We describe a case of a 59-year-old male presenting with decreased level of consciousness and no known history of ingestion. He was intubated and experienced profound hypercarbia and acidemia despite mechanical ventilation with high minute ventilation and tidal volumes. This case illustrates the deleterious effects of intubation in severe salicylate toxicity.

  12. Comparative effects of propofol, landiolol, and nicardipine on hemodynamic and bispectral index responses to endotracheal intubation: a prospective, randomized, double-blinded study.

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    Miyazaki, Masumi; Kadoi, Yuji; Takashi, Sudo; Sawano, Yukari; Shimada, Hitoshi

    2008-06-01

    To examine the comparative effects of propofol, landiolol, and nicardipine on hemodynamic responses and bispectral index (BIS) changes to endotracheal intubation. Operating room of a university-affiliated general hospital. 27 ASA physical status I and II patients who were scheduled to undergo elective general surgical, urological, or gynecological procedures with general anesthesia. Prospective, randomized, double-blinded study. Patients were divided into three groups as follows: Group 1 received propofol, 1 mg/kg; Group 2 received landiolol, 0.1 mg/kg; and Group 3 received nicardipine, 1 mg. After baseline measurements were recorded, anesthesia was induced with propofol, fentanyl, and vecuronium. Patients' lungs were ventilated with 100% oxygen for 120 seconds, at which time one of one of the study drugs was administered. Laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation were performed 4 minutes after anesthetic induction. Cardiac index (CI) and stroke volume index (SVI) were monitored continuously. Bispectral index was also monitored continuously from 5 minutes after tracheal intubation. Heart rate values in Group 3 increased 30 seconds after intubation; this increase lasted for 1 minute after intubation. Systolic blood pressure in all three groups decreased after induction of anesthesia and before tracheal intubation, and values returned closer to baseline values 30 seconds after intubation. In the propofol group, CI and SVI decreased after administration of additional propofol, lasting for 30 seconds after intubation. The BIS values rapidly decreased after induction of anesthesia, with no intergroup differences noted in BIS values (propofol group, 39+/-7; landiolol group, 44+/-14; nicardipine group, 41+/-9). However, BIS was significantly lower in the propofol group than in the other two groups from 30 seconds to 5 minutes after intubation. Landiolol, 0.1 mg/kg, before intubation provides effective hemodynamic stability in the postintubation period.

  13. BMI May Be the Risk Factor for Arytenoid Dislocation Caused by Endotracheal Intubation: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

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    Lou, Zhewei; Yu, Xianbo; Li, Yun; Duan, Honggang; Zhang, Pingping; Lin, Zhihong

    2017-06-07

    This study aimed to investigate the risk factors for postoperative arytenoid dislocation caused by endotracheal intubation. From September 2014 to September 2016, the records of 28 patients with a history of postoperative arytenoid dislocation were reviewed. Patients matched in type of anesthesia and surgery were chosen as the control (n = 56). Recorded data for all patients were demographics, smoking status, alcoholic status, operation time, and anesthesia procedures. For arytenoid dislocation cases, we further analyzed the incidences of the left and right arytenoid dislocations. Categorical variables were presented as frequencies and percentages, and were compared using the chi-square test. Continuous variables were expressed as means ± standard deviation and compared using the Student unpaired t test. To determine the predictors of arytenoid dislocation, a logistic regression model was used for multivariate analysis. Statistical significance was indicated by P index (BMI) was associated with arytenoid dislocation (P < 0.01), and logistic regression analysis showed that BMI (P = 0.025) was an independent risk factor for postoperative arytenoid dislocation. BMI might be the independent risk factor for postoperative arytenoid dislocation. Copyright © 2017 The Voice Foundation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. Levodopa reverse stridor and prevent subsequent endotracheal intubation in Parkinson disease patients with bilateral vocal cord palsy: A case report.

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    Tsai, Chia-Chan; Wu, Meng-Ni; Liou, Li-Min; Chang, Yang-Pei

    2016-12-01

    Respiratory abnormalities are often overlooked; however, because of their potential comorbidity, they must be analyzed to determine the most effective treatment for patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Among various theories on respiratory abnormalities in PD, "upper airway obstruction" and "restrictive respiratory disorders" are 2 of the most accepted etiologies; both appear to be related to basal ganglia dysfunction. Complex vocal cord muscle dysfunction contributes to stridor, which can be a manifestation of nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction. Stridor is a lethal form of upper airway obstruction in PD patients; its most frequent causes are bilateral vocal cord palsy, laryngeal spasms, and dystonia of the supra-laryngeal muscle. Several previous studies have suggested that levodopa administration induces a significant improvement of both lung function and symptoms of parkinsonian syndrome. We reported a 77-year-old gentleman PD patient admitted for acute levodopa-responsive stridor resulting from bilateral vocal cord palsy. Dopaminergic therapy prevented the need for subsequent endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy treatment. It is vital to understand that complex vocal cord muscle dysfunction may be related to nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction in PD patients. The strategy of levodopa up-titration should be considered an option because it may be beneficial in relieving both stridor and parkinsonian syndrome, and in preventing respiratory failure.

  15. Levodopa reverse stridor and prevent subsequent endotracheal intubation in Parkinson disease patients with bilateral vocal cord palsy

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    Tsai, Chia-Chan; Wu, Meng-Ni; Liou, Li-Min; Chang, Yang-Pei

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Background: Respiratory abnormalities are often overlooked; however, because of their potential comorbidity, they must be analyzed to determine the most effective treatment for patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Among various theories on respiratory abnormalities in PD, “upper airway obstruction” and “restrictive respiratory disorders” are 2 of the most accepted etiologies; both appear to be related to basal ganglia dysfunction. Complex vocal cord muscle dysfunction contributes to stridor, which can be a manifestation of nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction. Stridor is a lethal form of upper airway obstruction in PD patients; its most frequent causes are bilateral vocal cord palsy, laryngeal spasms, and dystonia of the supra-laryngeal muscle. Several previous studies have suggested that levodopa administration induces a significant improvement of both lung function and symptoms of parkinsonian syndrome. Case Summary: We reported a 77-year-old gentleman PD patient admitted for acute levodopa-responsive stridor resulting from bilateral vocal cord palsy. Dopaminergic therapy prevented the need for subsequent endotracheal intubation and tracheostomy treatment. Conclusion: It is vital to understand that complex vocal cord muscle dysfunction may be related to nigrostriatal dopaminergic dysfunction in PD patients. The strategy of levodopa up-titration should be considered an option because it may be beneficial in relieving both stridor and parkinsonian syndrome, and in preventing respiratory failure. PMID:27977587

  16. Clinical evaluation of C-MAC videolaryngoscope with or without use of stylet for endotracheal intubation in patients with cervical spine immobilization.

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    Gupta, Nidhi; Rath, Girija Prasad; Prabhakar, Hemanshu

    2013-10-01

    This study was carried out to evaluate the relative efficacy of the C-MAC videolaryngoscope as compared to the conventional Macintosh laryngoscope using both styletted and non-styletted endotracheal tube (ETT) in patients undergoing elective cervical spine surgery with head and neck stabilized by manual in-line stabilization. We randomized 120 consenting adults into four groups (30 each) to undergo tracheal intubation using either the Macintosh laryngoscope or C-MAC videolaryngoscope with styletted and non-styletted ETT. There was no significant difference between the C-MAC videolaryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope in Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS) score using either styletted [median (IQR) 2 (1, 3) vs. 3 (2, 4); p = 0.58] or non-styletted ETT [median (IQR) 4 (2, 6) vs. 3 (2, 8); p = 1.00]. Similarly, when using a similar ETT-stylet assembly, the duration of successful intubation attempt, first attempt success rate, complications, use of airway optimization maneuvers, and adjuncts to facilitate intubation were comparable. The Cormack-Lehane view of the glottis was better with the C-MAC videolaryngoscope (p MAC videolaryngoscope whereas no such effect was observed with the Macintosh laryngoscope. Use of the C-MAC videolaryngoscope and Macintosh laryngoscope resulted in similar levels of intubation difficulty during cervical immobilization when used with a similar ETT-stylet assembly. The inclusion of the stylet significantly reduced the intubation difficulty experienced with the C-MAC videolaryngoscope.

  17. Predictors of prolonged postoperative endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing thoracotomy for lung resection.

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    Cywinski, Jacek B; Xu, Meng; Sessler, Daniel I; Mason, David; Koch, Colleen Gorman

    2009-12-01

    The aim of this study was to identify predictors of delayed endotracheal extubation defined as the need for postoperative ventilatory support after open thoracotomy for lung resection. An observational cohort investigation. A tertiary referral center. The study population consisted of 2,068 patients who had open thoracotomy for pneumonectomy, lobectomy, or segmental lung resection between January 1996 and December 2005. Not applicable. Preoperative and intraoperative variables were collected concurrently with the patient's care. Risk factors were identified using logistic regression with stepwise variable selection procedure on 1,000 bootstrap resamples, and a bagging algorithm was used to summarize the results. Intraoperative red blood cell transfusion, higher preoperative serum creatinine level, absence of a thoracic epidural catheter, more extensive surgical resection, and lower preoperative FEV(1) were associated with an increased risk of delayed extubation after lung resection. Most predictors of delayed postoperative extubation (ie, red blood cell transfusion, higher preoperative serum creatinine, lower preoperative FEV(1), and more extensive lung resection) are difficult to modify in the perioperative period and probably represent greater severity of underlying lung disease and more advanced comorbid conditions. However, thoracic epidural anesthesia and analgesia is a modifiable factor that was associated with reduced odds for postoperative ventilatory support. Thus, the use of epidural analgesia may reduce the need for post-thoracotomy mechanical ventilation.

  18. Use of simple clinical predictors on preoperative diagnosis of difficult endotracheal intubation in obese patients.

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    Magalhães, Edno; Oliveira Marques, Felipe; Sousa Govêia, Cátia; Araújo Ladeira, Luis Cláudio; Lagares, Jader

    2013-01-01

    Although the incidence of difficult laryngoscopy is similar in obese and non-obese patients, there are more reports of difficult intubation in obese individuals. Alternatives for the diagnosis and prediction of difficult intubation in the preoperative period may help reduce anesthetic complications in obese patients. The aim of this study was to identify predictors for the diagnosis of difficult airway in obese patients, correlating with the clinical methods of pre-anesthetic evaluation and polysomnography. We also compared the incidence of difficult facemask ventilation and difficult laryngoscopy between obese and non-obese patients, identifying the most prevalent predictors. Observational, prospective and comparative study, with 88 adult patients undergoing general anesthesia. In the preoperative period, we evaluated a questionnaire on the clinical predictors of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and anatomical parameters. During anesthesia, we evaluated difficult facemask ventilation and laryngoscopy. Descriptive statistics and correlation test were used for analysis. Patients were allocated into two groups: obese group (n=43) and non-obese group (n=45). Physical status, prevalence of snoring, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, neck circumference, and Mallampati index were higher in the obese group. Obese patients had a higher incidence of difficult facemask ventilation and laryngoscopy. There was no correlation between anatomical or clinical variable and difficult facemask ventilation in both groups. In obese patients, the diagnosis of OSAS showed strong correlation with difficult laryngoscopy. The clinical and polysomnographic diagnosis of OSA proved useful in the preoperative diagnosis of difficult laryngoscopy. Obese patients are more prone to difficult facemask ventilation and laryngoscopy. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.

  19. Patient-specific depth of endotracheal intubation-from anthropometry to the Touch and Read Method

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    Oh, Saecheol; Bang, Seunguk; Kwon, Woojin; Shim, Jungwoo

    2016-01-01

    Objective: Knowledge of accurate airway length (AL) enables safer placement of the endotracheal tube (ETT) in the trachea. Our objective was to check the safety of a new formula (Touch and Read method) to determine ETT depth. Methods: AL was measured in 176 patients. Patients were divided into a normal group (AL >25 cm in men, >23 cm in women) and a risk group (AL ≤25 cm in men, ≤23cm in women). A control test (Conventional method) was performed in which the ETT was secured at a depth of 23 cm from the central incisor in men and 21 cm in women. In the experimental test (Touch and Read method), the ETT was secured at a depth equal to the distance from the angle of the mouth to the epiglottis tip plus 12.5 cm in men and 11.5 cm in women. The mean distance from the tube tip to the carina and that from the vocal cords to tube cuff were compared between the control and experimental tests in each group. Results: The two distances were similar between control and experimental tests in the normal group, but differed in the risk group (Women: mean distance from tube tip to carina, 1.2 cm and from vocal cords to cuff, 2.7 cm [control test]; 1.9 and 2.0 cm, respectively [experimental test]. Men: 0.7 and 3.5 cm, respectively [control test]; 2.0 and 2.3 cm, respectively [experimental test]). Conclusion: Touch and Read method enables safer placement of the ETT in the trachea than the conventional method in the risk group. PMID:27882028

  20. Reduced cerebral oxygen-carbohydrate index during endotracheal intubation in vascular surgical patients.

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    Fabricius-Bjerre, Andreas; Overgaard, Anders; Winther-Olesen, Marie; Lönn, Lars; Secher, Niels H; Nielsen, Henning B

    2015-09-01

    Brain activation reduces balance between cerebral consumption of oxygen versus carbohydrate as expressed by the so-called cerebral oxygen-carbohydrate-index (OCI). We evaluated whether preparation for surgery, anaesthesia including tracheal intubation and surgery affect OCI. In patients undergoing aortic surgery, arterial to internal jugular venous (a-v) concentration differences for oxygen versus lactate and glucose were determined from before anaesthesia to when the patient left the recovery room. Intravenous anaesthesia was supplemented with thoracic epidural anaesthesia for open aortic surgery (n = 5) and infiltration with bupivacaine for endovascular procedures (n = 14). The a-v difference for O2 decreased throughout anaesthesia and in the recovery room (1.6 ± 1.9 versus 3.2 ± 0.8 mmol l(-1), mean ± SD), and while a-v glucose decreased during surgery and into the recovery (0.4 ± 0.2 versus 0.7 ± 0.2 mmol l(-1) , Pintubation (Pintubation decrease OCI that recovers during surgery under the influence of sensory blockade. © 2014 Scandinavian Society of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  1. EVALUATION OF AIRWAY AND PREDICTING DIFFICULT ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION IN DIABETIC PATIENTS- A COMPARISON WITH NONDIABETIC PATIENTS

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    Sachin Ramesh Gondane

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to evaluate the various clinical parameters of airway assessment and their ability to predict difficult laryngoscopy and intubation in diabetic patients as compared to nondiabetic patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS Out of 120 patients, 60 diabetics (group-D and 60 nondiabetics (group-N were studied preoperatively for various airway indices such as the modified Mallampati Test (MPC, Thyromental Distance (TMD, Degree of Head Extension (HE, the Palm Print Index (PP and the Prayer Sign (PS and their corresponding Cormack-Lehane scores (CL were noted. The two groups were studied using chi-square tests. p<0.05 was considered statistically significant. RESULTS The incidence of difficult laryngoscopy as indicated by CL grade III and IV in diabetic patients was 43.33%, while that in the nondiabetic group was 20%. In diabetics group, MPC as a predictor was more sensitive (80.77% while PP index was more specific (97.06%. PP index also had maximum positive predictive value and odds ratio. In nondiabetic group, MPC had maximum sensitivity (75.00% while PP index, PS and TMD were showed equal specificity (95.83%. CONCLUSION MPC as a predictor was more sensitive in both groups while PP index was more specific in group D.

  2. Evaluation of risk factors for arytenoid dislocation after endotracheal intubation: a retrospective case-control study.

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    Shen, Le; Wang, Wu-tao; Yu, Xue-rong; Zhang, Xiu-hua; Huang, Yu-guang

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    To investigate the risk factors for postoperative arytenoid dislocation. From September 2003 to August 2013, the records of 16 patients with a history of postoperative arytenoid dislocation were reviewed. Patients matched in terms of date and type of procedures were chosen as the controls (n=16). Recorded data for all patients were demographics, smoking status, alcoholic status, preoperative physical status, airway evaluation, intubation procedures, preoperative laboratory test results, anesthetic consumption and intensive care unit stay. For arytenoid dislocation cases, we further analyzed the incidences of the left and right arytenoid dislocation, and the outcomes of surgical repair and conservative treatment. Categorical variables were presented as frequencies and percentages, and were compared using the chi-squared test. Continuous variables were expressed as means±SD and compared using the Student's unpaired t-test. To determine the predictors of arytenoid dislocation, a logistic regression model was used for multivariate analysis. Sixteen patients with postoperative arytenoid dislocation were enrolled, with a median age of 52 years. Most postoperative arytenoid dislocation patients (15/16, 93.75%) received surgical repair, except one patient who recovered after conservative treatment. None of the postoperative arytenoid dislocation patients were smokers. Red blood cell (P=0.044) and hemoglobin (P=0.031) levels were significantly lower among arytenoid dislocation cases compared with the controls. Non-smoking and anemic patients may be susceptible to postoperative arytenoid dislocation. However, neither of them was independent risk factor for postoperative arytenoid dislocation.

  3. PRE - MEDICATION WITH I.V. LIDOCAINE VS I.V. CLONIDINE IN ATTENUATING THE PRESSO R RESPONSE DURING LARYNGOSCOPY AND ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Full Text Available AIM OF STUDY: This randomized prospective study is done to compare the effects o f single premedication dose of I.V lignocaine with IV clonidine in attenuating pressor response to laryngoscopy & endotracheal intubation. METHOD: Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups of 50 each. Group I patients received lignocaine 1.5mg/kg and Group II patients received Clonidine 3mcg/kg 15 min before laryngoscopy. HR (Heart Rate , SBP (Systolic blood pressure , DBP (Diastolic BP , MAP (Mean Arterial Pressure were monitored at 1 , 3 , 5 , 7 and 10 minute intervals from the onset of laryngoscopy. Respectively. Patients were maintained with O2 , N2O , Isoflurane and vecuronium at titrated doses. Results the rise in heart rate , systolic blo od pressure , diastolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure in group I is significantly high compared to group II . I NTERPRETATION AND CONCLUSION: Clonidine in a dose of 3 microgms/kg was more effective than lidocaine 1.5 mg/kg for attenuating haemodyn amic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation. KEYWORDS : Clonidine; Lidocaine; Laryngoscopy & endotracheal intubation; Attenuation of haemodynamic response; Heart rate; Systolic blood pressure; Diastolic blood pressure; Mean arterial pressure .

  4. A Comparison of Performance of Endotracheal Intubation Using the Levitan FPS Optical Stylet or Lary-Flex Videolaryngoscope in Morbidly Obese Patients

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    Tomasz Gaszynski

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. The use of videolaryngoscopes is recommended for morbidly obese patients. The aim of the study was to evaluate the Levitan FPS optical stylet (Levitan vs Lafy-Flex videolaryngoscope (Lary-Flex in a group of MO patients. Methods. Seventy-nine MO (BMI>40 kg m−2 patients scheduled for bariatric surgery were included in the study and randomly allocated to the Levitan FPS or Lary-Flex group. The primary endpoint was time to intubation and evaluation laryngoscopic of glottic view. Anesthesiologists were asked to evaluate the glottic view first under direct laryngoscopy using the videolaryngoscope as a standard laryngoscope (monitor display was excluded from use and then using devices. The secondary endpoint was the cardiovascular response to intubation and the participant’s evaluation of such devices. Results. The time to intubation was 8.572.66 sec. versus 5.790.2 sec. for Levitan and Lary-Flex, respectively (P1 under direct laryngoscopy, the study devices improved CL grade to 1. The Levitan FPS produced a greater cardiovascular response than the Lary-Flex videolaryngoscope. Conclusion. The Lary-Flex videolaryngoscope and the Levitan FPS optical stylet improve the laryngeal visualization in morbidly obese patients, allowing for fast endotracheal intubation, but Lary-Flex produces less cardiovascular response to intubation attempt.

  5. Comparison of supraglottic airway versus endotracheal intubation for the pre-hospital treatment of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

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    Introduction Both supraglottic airway devices (SGA) and endotracheal intubation (ETI) have been used by emergency life-saving technicians (ELST) in Japan to treat out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). Despite traditional emphasis on airway management during cardiac arrest, its impact on survival from OHCA and time dependent effectiveness remains unclear. Methods All adults with witnessed, non-traumatic OHCA, from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2008, treated by the emergency medical services (EMS) with an advanced airway in Osaka, Japan were studied in a prospective Utstein-style population cohort database. The primary outcome measure was one-month survival with neurologically favorable outcome. The association between type of advanced airway (ETI/SGA), timing of device placement and neurological outcome was assessed by multiple logistic regression. Results Of 7,517 witnessed non-traumatic OHCAs, 5,377 cases were treated with advanced airways. Of these, 1,679 were ETI while 3,698 were SGA. Favorable neurological outcome was similar between ETI and SGA (3.6% versus 3.6%, P = 0.95). The time interval from collapse to ETI placement was significantly longer than for SGA (17.2 minutes versus 15.8 minutes, P predictor (AOR 0.71, 95% CI 0.39 to 1.30) but the presence of an ETI certified ELST (AOR, 1.86, 95% CI 1.04 to 3.34) was a significant predictor for favorable neurological outcome. Conclusions There was no difference in neurologically favorable outcome from witnessed OHCA for ETI versus SGA. Early airway management with advanced airway regardless of type and rhythm was associated with improved outcomes. PMID:21985431

  6. Comparison of the Laryngeal Mask Airway (CTrachTM and Direct Coupled Interface-Video Laryngoscope for Endotracheal Intubation: a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Study

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    Kamil Toker

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Video laryngoscopy was developed to facilitate tracheal intubation of difficult airways. We aimed to compare the efficacy of CTrach™ (CT and Direct Coupled Interface-Videolaryngoscope (DCI-VL in patients with normal airways. Material and Methods: Sixty ASA I–II (American Society of Anesthesiologists adult patients admitted for elective surgery were enrolled in this prospective study. The patients were randomly assigned to two groups, where intubation was performed via CT or DCI-VL. Time to obtain a good glottic view, total intubation time, success rates and the number of patients who required maneuvers for a good glottic view were recorded.Results: The mean time to obtaining a good glottic view was significantly longer with CT than with DCI-VL (29.4±20.3 seconds vs. 12.8±1.9 seconds, respectively; p=0.01. Intubation was achieved on the first attempt in 28 patients in the CT group (93.3% and in 24 in the DCI-VL group (80% (p=0.77. The total intubation time for CT was significantly longer compared to DCI-VL (99.9±36.0 seconds vs. 39.2±21.4 seconds, respectively; p=0.01. Optimization maneuvers were required in eight and two patients in the CT and DCI-VL groups, respectively (p=0.03.Conclusion: Although the normal airway endotracheal intubation success rates were similar in both groups, the time to obtain a good glottic view and the total intubation time were significantly shorter with DCI-VL.

  7. Effec evaluation of oral nursing with oral washing on patients with peroral endotracheal intubation%冲洗法用于经口气管插管患者口腔护理的效果评价

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    肖柳红; 李燕娥; 张铭; 程剑英

    2008-01-01

    目的 评价冲洗法用于经口气管插管患者口腔护理的效果,探讨经口气管插管患者合适的口腔护理方法.方法 选取脑外科手术后需停留经口气管插管的患者150例,分为对照组73例与实验组77例,实验组采用冲洗法实施口腔护理,对照组实施传统的口腔护理方法.比较2组患者口腔异味、口腔湿润度及牙菌斑指数情况.结果 实验组的口腔异味发生率、牙菌斑指数显著低于对照组;口腔湿润度显著高于对照组,2组比较差异有统计学意义,P<0.01.结论 口腔冲洗法能有效控制口腔异味了保持患者口腔湿润,有效抑制患者牙菌斑的形成.%Objective We aimed to evaluatd the effect of oral nursing with oral washing on patients with peroral endotracheal intubation and discuss the appropriate oral nursing method for patients with patients with peroral endotracheal intubation. Methods We chose 150 patients with indwelling peroral endotracheal intubation after neurosurgery and divided them into the control group (73 cases) and the test group (77 cases). The test group received oral nursing with oral washing while the control group with routine oral nursing method. We compared the incidence of halitosis, the moist degree of oral cavity and the amount of the tooth fungus spot between the two groups. Results The incidence of halitosis and the amount of the tooth fungus spot in the test group were lower than those of the control group; The moist degree of oral cavity in the test group was higher than that of the control group, P<0.01. Conclusions Oral washing could effectively control halitosis, keep oral cavity moist and prevent the formation of tooth fungus spot.

  8. Pre-hospital endotracheal intubation and positive pressure ventilation is associated with hypotension and decreased survival in hypovolemic trauma patients: an analysis of the National Trauma Data Bank.

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    Shafi, Shahid; Gentilello, Larry

    2005-11-01

    Studies of pre-hospital endotracheal intubation (ETI) from single EMS systems have shown contradictory results, which may represent local differences in paramedic training and experience. An alternative hypothesis is that positive pressure ventilation increases mortality because positive pressure ventilation causes hypotension in severely injured hypovolemic patients. A national sample (National Trauma Data Bank, 1994-2002) was used to minimize effects of local paramedic training and experience. All patients with pre-hospital GCS 16 (most likely to be hypovolemic) were included. Patients intubated in the field (pre-hospital group, n = 871) and in the emergency department (ED group, n = 6581) were compared. To determine whether pre-hospital ETI was an independent predictor of hypotension and mortality, logistic regression was used to control for potential confounders, including age, ISS, body region injured, AIS scores, pre-hospital IV fluids, and other variables. Physiologic variables were not used, as they may be influenced by ETI and positive pressure ventilation, and were therefore considered outcomes, rather than predictors. Groups were comparable in age, gender, anatomic distribution of injuries, likelihood of at least one severe injury (AIS >3) and other variables, except for head injury (ED 83%, pre-hospital 71%, p intubated in the field were more likely to be hypotensive upon arrival in the ED (SBP predictor of hypotension upon arrival in ED (OR 1.7, 95% CI 1.46 -2.09, p endotracheal intubation in trauma patients is associated with hypotension and decreased survival. This may be mediated by the effect of positive pressure ventilation during hypovolemic states.

  9. Learning and performance of endotracheal intubation by paramedical students: Comparison of GlideScope® and intubating laryngeal mask airway with direct laryngoscopy in manikins

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    Adil Omar Bahathiq

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL and intubating laryngeal mask airway (I-LMA may be used to facilitate intubation and secure the airway in patients with normal and abnormal airways. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether (GVL and (I-LMA facilitate and improve the tracheal intubation success rate and could be learned and performed easily by paramedic students when compared with Macintosh direct laryngoscopy (DL. Methods: This study was a prospective, randomised crossover trial that included 100 paramedic students. Macintosh DL, I-LMA and GVL were tested in both normal and difficult airway scenarios. Each participant was allowed up to three intubation attempts with each device, in each scenario. The time required to perform tracheal intubation, the success rate, number of intubation attempts and of optimisation manoeuvres and the severity of dental trauma were recorded. Statistical analysis was performed using Chi-square, one-way ANOVA, or Kruskal-Wallis test as appropriate, followed by post hoc test. Results: GVL and I-LMA required less time to successfully perform tracheal intubation, showed a greater success rate of intubation, reduced the number of intubation attempts and optimization manoeuvres required and reduced the severity of dental trauma compared to Macintosh DL in both normal and difficult airway scenarios. Conclusion: GVL and I-LMA provide better airway management than Macintosh DL in both normal and difficult airway scenarios.

  10. Muscle activity during endotracheal intubation using 4 laryngoscopes (Macintosh laryngoscope, Intubrite, TruView Evo2 and King Vision – A comparative study

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    Tomasz Gaszyński

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Background: Successful endotracheal intubation requires mental activity and no less important physical activity from the anesthesiologist, so ergonomics of used devices is important. The aim of our study has been to compare 4 laryngoscopes regarding an operator’s activity of selected muscles of the upper limb, an operator’s satisfaction with used devices and an operator’s fatigue during intubation attempts. Material and Methods: The study included 13 anesthesiologists of similar seniority. To measure muscle activity MyoPlus 2 with 2-channel surface ElectroMyoGraphy (sEMG test device was used. Participant’s satisfaction with studied devices was evaluated using Visual Analog Scale. An operator’s fatigue during intubation efforts was evaluated by means of the modified Borg’s scale. Results: The highest activity of all the studied muscles was observed for the Intubrite laryngoscope, followed by the Mackintosh, TruView Evo2 and the lowest one – for the King Vision video laryngoscope. A significant statistical difference was observed for the King Vision and the rest of laryngoscopes (p 0.05. The shortest time of intubation was achieved using the standard Macintosh blade laryngoscope. The highest satisfaction was noted for the King Vision video laryngoscope, and the lowest for – the TruView Evo2. The Intubrite was the most demanding in terms of workload, in the opinion of the participants’, and the least demanding was the King Vision video laryngoscope. Conclusions: Muscle activity, namely the force used for intubation, is the smallest when the King Vision video laryngoscope is used with the highest satisfaction and lowest workload, and the highest muscle activity was proven for the Intubrite laryngoscope with the highest workload. Med Pr 2016;67(2:155–162

  11. Patient origin is associated with duration of endotracheal intubation and PICU length of stay for children with status asthmaticus.

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    Shibata, Shinpei; Khemani, Robinder G; Markovitz, Barry

    2014-01-01

    To describe intubation practices and duration of mechanical ventilation in children with status asthmaticus admitted from emergency departments (ERs) to pediatric intensive care units (PICUs). Retrospective cohort study using the Virtual PICU Performance System database (VPS, LLC) of children with status asthmaticus admitted to a participating PICU between December 2003 and September 2006. The primary outcome measure was intubation prior to intensive care unit (ICU) admission. Secondary outcomes included length of intubation and medical length of stay. Thirty-five PICUs in the United States. Children who were intubated and mechanically ventilated during their ICU stay for asthma and were admitted from an ER. A total of 4051 patients with status asthmaticus were identified. Intubation data were available from 35 of the 53 centers. Of all, 187 children were intubated for asthma, of which 157 were admitted from an ER and had complete data. Of all, 85 patients were from community hospital ERs and 72 were from the institution's own ER. In all, 115 (73%) patients were intubated prior to ICU admission and 42 (27%) patients were intubated after PICU admission. Of patients who received mechanical ventilation for status asthmaticus and were intubated prior to PICU admission, a greater proportion were intubated at community hospital ERs than in the institutions' own ERs. Eighty-five percent of the patients from community hospital ERs were intubated prior to PICU admission as opposed to 60% from institution's own ERs (P = .0004). However, median duration of intubation and PICU stay from community hospital ERs was significantly shorter than from the hospitals' own ERs (25 vs 42 hours P = .011; 57 vs 98 hours P = .0013, respectively). Logistic regression analysis revealed that after controlling for the effects of age, race, gender, and a revised version of the Paediatric Index of Mortality score of patients who were admitted for status asthmaticus and required mechanical

  12. The effects of preemptive pregabalin on attenuation of stress response to endotracheal intubation and opioid- sparing effect in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Ayya Syama Sundar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The clinical study was designed to evaluate and compare single preoperative dose of pregabalin to a placebo regarding hemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation, to assess perioperative fentanyl requirement and any side-effects. It was a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel assignment, efficacy study. The study was done at a tertiary university hospital. This study was a comparison between two groups of 30 adult patients scheduled for elective off pump coronary artery bypass surgery. In the control group, the patients were given placebo capsules, and in the pregabalin group, the patients were given pregabalin 150 mg capsule orally 1 h before surgery. The patients were compared for hemodynamic changes before the start of the surgery, after induction, 1, 3, and 5 min after intubation. Additionally, fentanyl requirement during surgery and the first postoperative day was also compared. The present study shows that a single oral dose of 150 mg pregabalin given 1 h before surgery attenuated the pressor response to tracheal intubation in adults, but the drug did not show any effect on perioperative opioid consumption and was devoid of side-effects in the given dose.

  13. A comparative clinical study of dexmedetomidine versus placebo to attenuate hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing off pump coronary arterial bypass grafting

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    Soniya R Sulhyan

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Direct laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation are the most stressful periods during induction of anesthesia. These events can lead to hypertension, tachycardia, arrhythmias and myocardial ischaemia. Aims: (1 To evaluate the haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation with a single preinduction infusion of dexmedetomidine (DEX 1 μg/kg over a 10 min period, (2 To assess the incidence of side effects, that is, rebound hypertension, bradycardia and hypotension etc., associated with the use of DEX. Settings and Design: This was a prospective, double-blind, parallel group randomized clinical trial of DEX (1 μg/kg before anesthetic induction to study the attenuation of hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in 60 adult patients undergoing elective off pump coronary arterial bypass grafting. Materials and Methods: Patients were randomly allocated to receive either DEX (DEX group, n = 30 or 0.9% normal saline (PLA group, n = 30. Hemodynamic variables were recorded at baseline (Abbreviated as TB, after completion of drug infusion (Abbreviated as TC, 3 min after induction and immediately before intubation (T0, at the 1 st (T1, 3 rd (T3 and 5 th (T5 min after intubation. Statistical Analysis Used: The data are presented as mean ± standard deviation. Demographic data were analysed by Student′s t-test between the two groups. Analysis of variance for repeated measures f-test was used to analyze changes over time. A P < 0.05 was considered as significant and P < 0.01 or 0.001 was considered as highly significant. Results: All the hemodynamic variables were comparable in both groups at baseline. Heart rate values were statistically significantly lower in the DEX group at TC and highly statistically significantly lower at T1, T3 and T5 values. Systolic blood pressure values were statistically significantly lower in the DEX group at T0 and highly statistically significantly lower at T1, T3 and T5. Diastolic blood

  14. Risk factors associated with unplanned endotracheal self-extubation of hospitalized intubated patients: a 3-year retrospective case-control study.

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    Chang, Li-Chun; Liu, Pei-Fen; Huang, Yu-Lu; Yang, Sien-Sing; Chang, Wen-Yin

    2011-08-01

    This 3-year retrospective case-control study aimed to identify risk factors associated with unplanned endotracheal self-extubation (UESE) of hospitalized intubated patients and to compare unplanned and planned extubation groups' characteristics of patients and nurses, vital signs, serum laboratory values, Glasgow Coma Scale scores, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) scores, and use of physical restraints and sedatives. The study found that most UESEs occurred during evening or night shifts or during shifts staffed by nurses with less experience and less education. Most of the self-extubated patients (80%) were physically restrained. Pulse rate and APACHE II score were both significant predictors of UESE. Efforts to prevent UESEs should include identification of patients at higher risk. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  15. EFFECTS OF PREANESTHETIC SINGLE DOSE INTRAVENOUS DEXMEDETOMIDINE VERSUS FENTANYL ON HEMODYNAMIC RESPONSE TO ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION-A CLINICAL COMPARATIVE STUDY

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION Many pharmacological agents have been evaluated in regards to their efficacy of blunting the adverse cardiovascular response to laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dexmedetomidine compared to fentanyl in blunting the haemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation. METHOD Sixty patients were randomly allocated into two groups (30 patients in each group. The group D received intravenously 1 µgm/kg dexmedetomidine infusion and group F received 2µgm/kg fentanyl infusion. The study drugs were prepared in an identical looking container and were infused fifteen minutes prior to induction of anaesthesia. The study drugs were infused over a period of ten minutes and all the patients underwent a similar anaesthetics technique. Heart rate (HR and blood pressure (systolic, diastolic and mean blood pressure were noted at baseline, at the end of infusion of the study drugs, after induction of anaesthesia, immediately after laryngoscopy and intubation and at 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10 minutes after laryngoscopy and intubation. RESULTS HR significantly decreased in the group D when compared to group F immediately after study drug infusion and there was statistically significant reduction in heart rate for up to 5 min after intubation in both the groups. Although HR increased after intubation in both the groups, the magnitude was lower in the group D. In both the groups, laryngoscopy and intubation led to an increase in systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure; the magnitude was lower in the group D. CONCLUSION Dexmeditomidine (1µ/kg attenuates these untoward responses of laryngoscopy and intubation more effectively than fentanyl (2 µ/kg when administered as bolus dose in the pre-induction period of general anaesthesia.

  16. Thiopental dose requirements for induction of anaesthesia and subsequent endotracheal intubation in patients with complete spinal cord injuries.

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    Yoo, K Y; Jeong, C W; Jeong, H J; Lee, S H; Na, J H; Kim, S J; Jeong, S T; Lee, J

    2012-07-01

    Dose requirements of thiopental depend on patient characteristics and infusion rate. We determined thiopental dose requirements for induction of anaesthesia, and the effects of remifentanil on cardiovascular and bispectral index (BIS) responses to tracheal intubation in spinal cord-injured (SCI) patients undergoing general anaesthesia. Twenty patients with traumatic complete SCI undergoing elective surgery were enrolled. Twenty patients without SCI served as control. Anaesthesia was induced with thiopental, followed by remifentanil 1 μg/kg and rocuronium 0.8 mg/kg, and maintained with 2% sevoflurane and 50% nitrous oxide in oxygen after tracheal intubation. Thiopental was administered at a rate of 50 mg/15 s until abolition of the eyelash reflex. Thiopental doses, BIS values, systolic arterial blood pressure (SAP), heart rate (HR) and plasma catecholamine concentrations were measured. Total thiopental dose required to abolish the eyelash reflex based on total body weight (BW) (5.26 ± 0.87 vs. 3.91 ± 1.07 mg/kg, P intubation in both groups. However, the peak SAP after intubation was smaller in the SCI patients. HR increased significantly above baseline values following intubation in both groups with no significant intergroup differences. Hypertension was more frequent in the control group. Norepinephrine concentrations remained unaltered following intubation in both groups. These results suggest that the dose requirements of thiopental for induction of general anaesthesia and subsequent tracheal intubation are reduced in the SCI patients. © 2012 The Authors. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica © 2012 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation.

  17. A CASE REPORT OF RETROPHARYNGEAL PASSAGE OF ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE WHILE ATTEMPTING BLIND NASAL INTUBATION - A RARE COMPLICATION

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    Harinath

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Nasal route of intubation is commonly used for surgical procedures involving Head and Neck, Patients with intra - oral pathology, structural abnormalities, trismus, cervical spine instability, cervical spine disease and OSA. The intubation may be aided by direct laryngoscopy, flexible fibreoptic laryngoscopy or by blind technique. The classical tec hnique of blind nasal intubation requires a spontaneously breathing patient and uses breath sounds to guide placement. Most common complication associated with this technique is epistaxis. Other rare complications include - Inferior turbinate avulsion, mid dle turbinate/nasal polyp/tumour avulsion, Bacteraemia, Retropharyngeal mucosa dissection/laceration. Here we present to you a case of fracture mandible posted for ORIF for which blind nasal intubation was planned. While attempting the intubation the endot racheal tube coursed behind the retropharyngeal mucosa for a short distance before entering the trachea. Post - operatively the patient was put on Ryle’s tube feeding for 3 days followed by orals. The track healed spontaneously and the recovery was uneventfu l.

  18. Evaluation of the electroencephalographic bispectral index during fentanyl-midazolam anaesthesia for cardiac surgery. Does it predict haemodynamic responses during endotracheal intubation and sternotomy?

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    Driessen, J J; Harbers, J B; van Egmond, J; Booij, L H

    1999-09-01

    The bispectral index, a value derived from the electroencephalogram, has been proposed as a measure of anaesthetic effect. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the bispectral index during midazolam-fentanyl anaesthesia for cardiac surgery for its possible role as a predictor of increases in systolic blood pressure during endotracheal intubation and sternotomy. After institutional approval 15 consenting patients, scheduled for elective cardiac surgery, were selected for the study. Anaesthesia was induced in all patients with a loading dose of fentanyl 7.5-10 micrograms kg-1, midazolam 0.15 mg kg-1 and pancuronium 0.1 mg kg-1. After a further bolus dose of fentanyl 10-12.5 micrograms kg-1 prior to the start of incision and sternotomy, maintenance infusion rates of fentanyl 4-6 micrograms kg-1 h-1 and midazolam 0.1 mg kg-1 h-1 were started and continued through surgery at the discretion of the anaesthetist and guided by the presenting clinical and haemodynamic responses. The control of anaesthesia was never based on the value of the bispectral index. The mean bispectral index value decreased from 95.7 (3.1) at base-line to 59.5 (12.0) after induction of anaesthesia and then remained below 70 throughout surgery. However, there was an important interindividual variability in bispectral index values despite standardized dosages of fentanyl and midazolam. There was no significant correlation between the bispectral index values in the pre-intubation and pre-incision period and the changes in systolic blood pressure during endotracheal intubation and sternotomy, respectively. In conclusion, the large intersubject variability in the bispectral index values should be investigated further in the light of the great variability in the clinical effects of midazolam and fentanyl. The lack of significant correlation between the bispectral index values and the haemodynamic responses suggest that the bispectral index, which is a helpful monitor of anaesthetic depth, is not a

  19. Awake endotracheal intubation and prone patient self-positioning: anesthetic and positioning considerations during percutaneous nephrolithotomy in obese patients.

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    Wu, Simon D; Yilmaz, Meltem; Tamul, Paul C; Meeks, Joshua J; Nadler, Robert B

    2009-10-01

    Obesity is associated with adverse outcomes with certain urologic procedures and may make patient positioning more difficult. We describe our technique of awake intubation and prone patient self-positioning before percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and review the literature regarding prone positioning in obese patients and the impact of obesity on PCNL. Patient preparation begins with detailed preoperative counseling regarding the procedure. Premedication with a sedative and antisialagogue is followed by airway topicalization to suppress gag reflex and pain. Fiberoptic bronchoscope intubation is then carried out. The patient then positions himself/herself comfortably before induction of general anesthesia. We have successfully performed awake intubation and patient prone self-positioning followed by PCNL, most recently in a 58-year-old (body mass index 51.3 kg/m(2)) man with a history of gastric bypass, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension, without added morbidity. Adverse effect on patient cardiopulmonary dynamics can be minimized in the prone position. The technique of awake intubation with prone patient self-positioning can be helpful for positioning morbidly obese patients before PCNL and has been safe and effective in properly selected patients. Efficacy of PCNL should not be impacted by obesity or prone positioning and morbidity minimized provided that surgical and anesthesia teams understand and safeguard against potential complications.

  20. The effects of desflurane and sevoflurane on the intraocular pressure associated with endotracheal intubation in pediatric ophthalmic surgery.

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    Park, Jong Taek; Lim, Hyun Kyo; Jang, Kyu-Yong; Um, Dea Ja

    2013-02-01

    For ophthalmic surgery anesthesia, it is vital that intraocular pressure (IOP) is controlled. Most anesthetic drugs affect IOP dose-dependently, and inhalational anesthetics dose-dependently decrease IOP. In this study, we compared the effects of desflurane and sevoflurane on IOP and hemodynamics in pediatric ophthalmic surgery. Thirty eight pediatric patients from the age of 6 to 15 years, who were scheduled for strabismus surgery and entropion surgery, were randomized to be administered desflurane (group D, n = 19) or sevoflurane (group S, n = 19). IOPs and hemodynamic parameters were measured before induction of anesthesia (B), after induction but immediately before intubation (AI), 1 min after intubation (T1), 3 min after intubation (T3), and 5 min after intubation (T5). The mean arterial pressure (MAP) at T1 and heart rates (HRs) at T1 and T3 were significantly higher in group D than those in group S. There was no significant difference between the groups in IOP, cardiac index (CI) and stroke index (SI). There was a significant difference within the group in IOP, SI, MAP and HR. There was no significant difference within the group in CI. There was no significant difference between the groups in IOP and hemodynamic parameters. The two anesthetic agents maintained IOP and hemodynamic parameters in the normal range during anesthetic induction.

  1. Validation of modified Mallampati test with addition of thyromental distance and sternomental distance to predict difficult endotracheal intubation in adults

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    Bhavdip Patel

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Intubation is often a challenge for anaesthesiologists. Many parameters assist to predict difficult intubation. The present study was undertaken to assess the validity of different parameters in predicting difficult intubation for general anaesthesia (GA in adults and effect of combining the parameters on the validity. Methods: The anaesthesiologist assessed oropharynx of 135 adult patients. Modified Mallampati test (MMT was used and the thyromental distance (TMD and sternomental distances (SMD for each of the patients were also measured. The Cormack and Lehane laryngoscopic grading was assessed following laryngoscopy. The validity parameters such as sensitivity, specificity, false positive and negatives values, positive and negative predictive values were calculated. The effect of combining different measurements on the validity was also studied. Univariate analysis was performed using the parametric method. Results: The study group comprised of 135 patients. The sensitivity and specificity of MMT were 28.6% and 93%, respectively. The TMD (<6.5 CM had sensitivity and specificity of 100% and 75.8%, respectively. The SMD (<12.5 CM had sensitivity and specificity of 91% and 92.7%, respectively. Combination of MMT grading and TMD and SMD measurements increased the validity (sensitivity of 100% and specificity of 92.7%. Conclusion: MMT had high specificity. The validity of combination of MMT, SMD and TMD as compared to MMT alone was very high in predicting difficult intubation in adult patients. All parameters should be used in assessing an adult patient for surgery under GA.

  2. Acquired Tracheal Diverticulum as an Unexpected Cause of Endotracheal Tube Cuff Leak

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    Flores-Franco René Agustin

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    Full Text Available Introduction: Tracheal diverticulum has been associated with problems during endotracheal intubation but there are no reports concerning air leakage around an endotracheal tube (ETT.

  3. Prediction of difficult intubations using conventional indicators; Does rapid sequence intubation ease difficult intubations? A prospective randomised study in a tertiary care teaching hospital

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    Gangadharan Lakshmi

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background : Endotracheal intubations performed in the Emergency Department. Aims : To assess whether conventional indicators of difficult airway can predict a difficult intubation in the Emergency Setting and to investigate the effect of rapid sequence intubation (RSI on ease of intubation. Settings and Design : A prospective randomized study was designed involving 60 patients requiring intubation, over a period of 4 months. Materials and Methods : Demographic profile, details of methods used, airway assessment, ease of intubation, and Cormack and Lehane score were recorded. Airway assessment score and ease of intubation criteria were devised and assessed. Statistical Analysis : Descriptive statistical analysis was carried out. Chi-square/2 × 2, 2 × 3, 3 × 3, Fisher Exact test have been used to find the significance of study parameters on categorical scale between two or more groups. Results : Patients with a Mallampatti score of three or four were found to have worse laryngoscopic views (Cormack-Lehane score, 3 or 4. Of all airway indicators assessed, an increased Mallampatti score was found to have significant correlation with increased difficulty in intubation. The use of RSI was associated with better laryngoscopic views, and easier intubations. Conclusions : An airway assessment using the Mallampatti score is invaluable as a tool to predict a difficult airway and should be performed routinely if possible. RSI aids intubation ease. If not otherwise contraindicated, it should be performed routinely for all intubations in the ED.

  4. Comparison of the GlideRite to the conventional malleable stylet for endotracheal intubation by the Macintosh laryngoscope: a simulation study using manikins

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    Kong, Yong Tack; Lee, Hyun Jung; Na, Ji Ung; Shin, Dong Hyuk; Han, Sang Kuk; Lee, Jeong Hun; Choi, Pil Cho

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    Objective To compare the effectiveness of the GlideRite stylet with the conventional malleable stylet (CMS) in endotracheal intubation (ETI) by the Macintosh laryngoscope. Methods This study is a randomized, crossover, simulation study. Participants performed ETI using both the GlideRite stylet and the CMS in a normal airway model and a tongue edema model (simulated difficult airway resulting in lower percentage of glottic opening [POGO]). Results In both the normal and tongue edema models, all 36 participants successfully performed ETI with the two stylets on the first attempt. In the normal airway model, there was no difference in time required for ETI (TETI) or in ease of handling between the two stylets. In the tongue edema model, the TETI using the CMS increased as the POGO score decreased (POGO score was negatively correlated with TETI for the CMS, Spearman’s rho=-0.518, P=0.001); this difference was not seen with the GlideRite (rho=-0.208, P=0.224). The TETI was shorter with the GlideRite than with the CMS, however, this difference was not statistically significant (15.1 vs. 18.8 seconds, P=0.385). Ease of handling was superior with the GlideRite compared with the CMS (P=0.006). Conclusion Performance of the GlideRite and the CMS were not different in the normal airway model. However, in the simulated difficult airway model with a low POGO score, the GlideRite performed better than the CMS for direct laryngoscopic intubation.

  5. Incidence and predictors of difficult nasotracheal intubation with airway scope.

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    Ono, Koyu; Goto, Tomoko; Nakai, Daishi; Ueki, Shuhei; Takenaka, Seiichiro; Moriya, Tomomi

    2014-10-01

    The airway scope (AWS) improves views of the larynx during orotracheal intubation. However, the role of the AWS in routine nasotracheal intubation has not been studied adequately. One hundred and three patients undergoing dental and maxillofacial surgery that required general anesthesia and nasotracheal intubation were enrolled. The study was approved by our Institution Review Board, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. We evaluated the success rate of AWS intubation and the incidence of difficult nasotracheal intubation using a modified intubation difficulty scale (IDS) to examine preoperative characteristics and intubation profiles. Categories were difficult intubation (IDS ≥5), mildly difficult (IDS = 1-4), and intubation without difficulty (IDS = 0). We also assessed the incidence of the use of Magill forceps or cuff inflation (the cuff of endotracheal tube is inflated with 10-15 ml air) to guide the endotracheal tube into the glottis. AWS nasotracheal intubation was 100% successful. The cuff inflation technique was used in 37 patients. Neither Magill forceps nor other devices were needed for any patient during AWS use. The incidence of difficult nasotracheal intubation was 10% (n = 10). Of the patients, 61% (n = 63) had mildly difficult intubation and 29% (n = 30) had no difficulty. Patients with difficult intubation were more likely to be male and to have a larger tongue and a higher Cormack grade than in the other two groups. Complications, involving minor soft tissue injury, were observed in only 1 patient (1%). The AWS achieves a high success rate for nasotracheal intubation with cuff inflation in patients undergoing dental and maxillofacial surgery.

  6. Recovery from Dysphagia Symptoms after Oral Endotracheal Intubation in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Survivors. A 5-Year Longitudinal Study.

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    Brodsky, Martin B; Huang, Minxuan; Shanholtz, Carl; Mendez-Tellez, Pedro A; Palmer, Jeffrey B; Colantuoni, Elizabeth; Needham, Dale M

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    Nearly 60% of patients who are intubated in intensive care units (ICUs) experience dysphagia after extubation, and approximately 50% of them aspirate. Little is known about dysphagia recovery time after patients are discharged from the hospital. To determine factors associated with recovery from dysphagia symptoms after hospital discharge for acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) survivors who received oral intubation with mechanical ventilation. This is a prospective, 5-year longitudinal cohort study involving 13 ICUs at four teaching hospitals in Baltimore, Maryland. The Sydney Swallowing Questionnaire (SSQ), a 17-item visual analog scale (range, 0-1,700), was used to quantify patient-perceived dysphagia symptoms at hospital discharge, and at 3, 6, 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60 months after ARDS. An SSQ score greater than or equal to 200 was used to indicate clinically important dysphagia symptoms at the time of hospital discharge. Recovery was defined as an SSQ score less than 200, with a decrease from hospital discharge greater than or equal to 119, the reliable change index for SSQ score. Fine and Gray proportional subdistribution hazards regression analysis was used to evaluate patient and ICU variables associated with time to recovery accounting for the competing risk of death. Thirty-seven (32%) of 115 patients had an SSQ score greater than or equal to 200 at hospital discharge; 3 died before recovery. All 34 remaining survivors recovered from dysphagia symptoms by 5-year follow-up, 7 (23%) after 6 months. ICU length of stay was independently associated with time to recovery, with a hazard ratio (95% confidence interval) of 0.96 (0.93-1.00) per day. One-third of orally intubated ARDS survivors have dysphagia symptoms that persist beyond hospital discharge. Patients with a longer ICU length of stay have slower recovery from dysphagia symptoms and should be carefully considered for swallowing assessment to help prevent complications related to dysphagia.

  7. 双腔气管插管手术患者麻醉复苏期的气道管理探讨%Airway Management of Patients With Double Lumen Endotracheal Intubation During Anesthesia Recovery Period

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    刘海军; 覃林基

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    Nowadays, mechanical ventilation has been widely used in clinic, has become an important measure for treatment of critically ill patients. In intrathoracic surgery, double lumen endotracheal intubation (DLT) is an important means to ensure one lung ventilation, in order to ensure ventilation and endotracheal intubation and extubation process smoothly, do double lumen airway management during the recovery period of anesthesia tracheal intubation in patients with surgery is very important. Based on this, the necessity and speciifc methods of airway management of double lumen intubation surgery patients anesthesia recovery period were discussed.%现如今,机械通气已经被广泛应用到临床上,成为了抢救危重症患者的重要措施。在胸腔内手术中,双腔气管插管(DLT)是确保单侧肺通气的一项重要手段,而为了确保插管、拔管以及通气过程的顺利,做好双腔气管插管手术患者麻醉复苏期的气道管理十分重要。基于此,本文对双腔气管插管手术患者麻醉复苏期的气道管理必要性及具体方法进行了探讨。

  8. A prospective randomized controlled trial of the laryngeal mask airway versus the endotracheal intubation in the thyroid surgery: evaluation of postoperative voice, and laryngopharyngeal symptom.

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    Chun, Byung-Joon; Bae, Ja-Sung; Lee, So-Hui; Joo, Jin; Kim, Eun-Sung; Sun, Dong-Il

    2015-07-01

    The present study was performed to determine whether thyroidectomy patients undergoing general anesthesia provided with a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) have a lower risk of voice-related complications and laryngopharyngeal symptoms than those undergoing endotracheal intubation (ETI). In a prospective, double-blinded, randomized clinical trial, we studied 64 patients undergoing elective thyroid lobectomy between July 2013 and February 2014. Acoustic analyses were performed preoperatively and at 48 h and 2 weeks postoperatively. The voice handicap index (VHI), M.D. Anderson dysphagia index (MDADI), and laryngopharyngeal symptom score (LPS) were determined preoperatively and at 24 h, 48 h, 1 week, and 2 weeks post-thyroidectomy. In acoustic analysis, jitter, shimmer and noise-to-harmonic ratio showed significantly better results in the LMA group than the ETI group 48 h after surgery, but there was no difference at 2 weeks. The incidence of postoperative lower-pitched voice in the LMA group was also significantly lower than that in the ETI group. In the LMA group, the VHI, MDADI, and LPS were better compared to those in the ETI group at 24 h postoperatively, and improved to the preoperative state within 1 week. However, those in the ETI group remained poorer than the preoperative values 1 week after surgery. Use of the LMA in general anesthesia for thyroid surgery has advantages over the ETI in decreasing patients' subjective and objective voice symptoms, reducing the duration of symptoms, and relieving the laryngopharyngeal symptoms.

  9. Temporal comparison of ultrasound vs. auscultation and capnography in verification of endotracheal tube placement

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    Pfeiffer, P; Rudolph, S S; Neimann, Jens Dupont Børglum

    2011-01-01

    This study compared the time consumption of bilateral lung ultrasound with auscultation and capnography for verifying endotracheal intubation.......This study compared the time consumption of bilateral lung ultrasound with auscultation and capnography for verifying endotracheal intubation....

  10. Increased risk of endotracheal intubation and heart failure following acute myocardial infarction in patients with urolithiasis: a nationwide population-based study

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    Lin, Shun-Ku; Liu, Jui-Ming; Chang, Ying-Hsu; Ting, Yuan-Tien; Pang, See-Tong; Hsu, Ren-Jun; Lin, Po-Hung

    2017-01-01

    Background Urolithiasis is a common urinary tract disease worldwide. It has been connected to systemic diseases, including hypertension, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. In the current study, we aimed to evaluate the relationship between urolithiasis and the complications of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Materials and methods Data were obtained from the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2005 of the National Health Insurance Research Database. All AMI cases, both those who were hospitalized and those who were treated in the emergency department, were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) code. Results A total of 37,052 patients with urinary calculi and 148,209 control subjects were enrolled in this study. The average follow-up period was 9.51 years. The risk of AMI was higher among patients with urolithiasis (adjusted hazard ratio [aHR] 1.07, 95% confidence interval [95% CI] 1.03–1.13). We detected a significant association between urolithiasis and intubation (aHR 1.53, 95% CI 1.36–1.73), intensive care unit treatment (aHR 1.22, 95% CI 1.13–1.32), heart failure (aHR 1.59, 95% CI 1.42–1.78), shock (aHR 1.53, 95% CI 1.32–1.77), and arrhythmias (aHR 1.18, 95% CI 1.06–1.33). Furthermore, certain medical treatments for urolithiasis were found to be related to myocardial infarction (MI). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were significantly associated with a high risk of AMI. In contrast, allopurinol, thiazide diuretic, potassium-sparing diuretics, and α-blockers have negative association with AMI. Conclusion Urolithiasis had a significantly increased risk of endotracheal intubation and heart failure following AMI. In addition, urolithiasis was also associated with a high risk of intensive care unit treatment, shock, and arrhythmias after AMI. Medical treatments for urolithiasis may decrease the risk of MI, except the use of NSAIDs

  11. Blind Intubation through Self-pressurized, Disposable Supraglottic Airway Laryngeal Intubation Masks: An International, Multicenter, Prospective Cohort Study.

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    Ruetzler, Kurt; Guzzella, Sandra Esther; Tscholl, David Werner; Restin, Tanja; Cribari, Marco; Turan, Alparslan; You, Jing; Sessler, Daniel I; Seifert, Burkhardt; Gaszynski, Tomasz; Ganter, Michael T; Spahn, Donat R

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    Supraglottic airway devices commonly are used for securing the airway during general anesthesia. Occasionally, intubation with an endotracheal tube through a supraglottic airway is indicated. Reported success rates for blind intubation range from 15 to 97%. The authors thus investigated as their primary outcome the fraction of patients who could be intubated blindly with an Air-Qsp supraglottic airway device (Mercury Medical, USA). Second, the authors investigated the influence of muscle relaxation on air leakage pressure, predictors for failed blind intubation, and associated complications of using the supraglottic airway device. The authors enrolled 1,000 adults having elective surgery with endotracheal intubation. After routine induction of general anesthesia, a supraglottic airway device was inserted and patients were ventilated intermittently. Air leak pressure was measured before and after full muscle relaxation. Up to two blind intubation attempts were performed. The supraglottic airway provided adequate ventilation and oxygenation in 99% of cases. Blind intubation succeeded in 78% of all patients (95% CI, 75 to 81%). However, the success rate was inconsistent among the three centers (P intubation in nearly 80% of patients. It is thus a reasonable initial approach to airway control. Muscle relaxation can be used safely when unparalyzed leak pressure is adequate.

  12. Accuracy of a Novel Ultrasound Technique for Confirmation of Endotracheal Intubation by Expert and Novice Emergency Physicians

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    Michael Gottlieb

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Recent research has investigated the use of ultrasound (US for confirming endotracheal tube (ETT placement with varying techniques, accuracies, and challenges. Our objective was to evaluate the accuracy of a novel, simplified, four-step (4S technique. Methods: We conducted a blinded, randomized trial of the 4S technique utilizing an adult human cadaver model. ETT placement was randomized to tracheal or esophageal location. Three US experts and 45 emergency medicine residents (EMR performed a total of 150 scans. The primary outcome was the overall sensitivity and specificity of both experts and EMRs to detect location of ETT placement. Secondary outcomes included a priori subgroup comparison of experts and EMRs for thin and obese cadavers, time to detection, and level of operator confidence. Results: Experts had a sensitivity of 100% (95% CI = 72% to 100% and specificity of 100% (95% CI = 77% to 100% on thin, and a sensitivity of 93% (95% CI = 66% to 100% and specificity of 100% (95% CI = 75% to 100% on obese cadavers. EMRs had a sensitivity of 91% (95% CI = 69% to 98% and of specificity 96% (95% CI = 76% to 100% on thin, and a sensitivity of 100% (95% CI = 82% to 100% specificity of 48% (95% CI = 27% to 69% on obese cadavers. The overall mean time to detection was 17 seconds (95% CI = 13 seconds to 20 seconds, range: 2 to 63 seconds for US experts and 29 seconds (95% CI = 25 seconds to 33 seconds; range: 6 to 120 seconds for EMRs. There was a statistically significant decrease in the specificity of this technique on obese cadavers when comparing the EMRs and experts, as well as an increased overall time to detection among the EMRs. Conclusion: The simplified 4S technique was accurate and rapid for US experts. Among novices, the 4S technique was accurate in thin, but appears less accurate in obese cadavers. Further studies will determine optimal teaching time and accuracy in emergency department patients. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(7-0.

  13. Does Pre-hospital Endotracheal Intubation Improve Survival in Adults with Non-traumatic Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest? A Systematic Review

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    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Endotracheal intubation (ETI is currently considered superior to supraglottic airway devices (SGA for survival and other outcomes among adults with non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA. We aimed to determine if the research supports this conclusion by conducting a systematic review. Methods: We searched the MEDLINE, Scopus and CINAHL databases for studies published between January 1, 1980, and 30 April 30, 2013, which compared pre-hospital use of ETI with SGA for outcomes of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC; survival to hospital admission; survival to hospital discharge; and favorable neurological or functional status. We selected studies using pre-specified criteria. Included studies were independently screened for quality using the Newcastle-Ottawa scale. We did not pool results because of study variability. Study outcomes were extracted and results presented as summed odds ratios with 95% CI. Results: We identified five eligible studies: one quasi-randomized controlled trial and four cohort studies, involving 303,348 patients in total. Only three of the five studies reported a higher proportion of ROSC with ETI versus SGA with no difference reported in the remaining two. None found significant differences between ETI and SGA for survival to hospital admission or discharge. One study reported better functional status at discharge for ETI versus SGA. Two studies reported no significant difference for favorable neurological status between ETI and SGA. Conclusion: Current evidence does not conclusively support the superiority of ETI over SGA for multiple outcomes among adults with OHCA. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(7:-0.

  14. STUDY OF THE ROLE OF ORAL CLONIDINE PREMEDICATION ON HAEMODYNAMIC CHANGES DURING LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY UNDER GENERAL ANAESTHESIA WITH ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC is known to produce Exaggerated Haemodynamic Responses (HDR owing to pneumoperitoneum. Different pharmacological agents like opioids, benzodiazepines, lignocaine, beta blockers, nitroglycerine, etc. are being used to alleviate HDR. Clonidine at doses varying from 2 to 6 mcg per kg body weight or a fixed dose of 150 or 200 mcg have been tested either through intravenous or oral routes with varying results thus creating confusion. Hence, we have designed to observe the effect of oral premedication with 200 mcg clonidine in attenuating HDR in patients undergoing LC under GA. METHODS Sixty adults aged between 18 and 60 years of either sex of American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA physical status I or II, undergoing LC under GA were randomly allocated to receive orally either tablet clonidine 200 mcg (Group 1, n=30 or multivitamin tablets (Group 2, n=30 about 60-90 minutes before induction of GA. Heart rate, mean arterial pressure (MAP, SpO2, and EtCO2 were recorded at different perioperative time points. The level of sedation was also noted using Ramsay Sedation Scale. Postoperatively, the incidence of shivering was recorded. RESULTS The surge in heart rate and MAP after intubation, 15 and 30 min after pneumoperitoneum, after release of CO2, and after extubation were found lower in the study group (p=0.0001. Patients receiving oral clonidine premedication showed a deeper level of sedation before induction (p=0.001 and in the postoperative period (p <0.001, better control of postoperative shivering (p=0.038, nausea (p=0.038 and vomiting (p=0.036. CONCLUSION Oral premedication with 200 mcg clonidine is effective in achieving better perioperative haemodynamic stability, deeper level of sedation, and reduced incidences of postoperative shivering, nausea, and vomiting compared with placebo. With such dose, clonidine does not produce any harmful changes in observed parameters like SpO2, EtCO2, or ECG.

  15. The use of the Airtraq® optical laryngoscope for routine tracheal intubation in high-risk cardio-surgical patients

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    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Airtraq® optical laryngoscope (Prodol Ltd., Vizcaya, Spain is a novel disposable device facilitating tracheal intubation in routine and difficult airway patients. No data investigating routine tracheal intubation using the Airtaq® in patients at a high cardiac risk are available at present. Purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and hemodynamic implications of tracheal intubation with the Aitraq® optical laryngoscope, in high-risk cardio-surgical patients. Methods 123 consecutive ASA III patients undergoing elective coronary artery bypass grafting were routinely intubated with the Airtraq® laryngoscope. Induction of anesthesia was standardized according to our institutional protocol. All tracheal intubations were performed by six anesthetists trained in the use of the Airtraq® prior. Results Overall success rate was 100% (n = 123. All but five patients trachea could be intubated in the first attempt (95,9%. 5 patients were intubated in a 2nd (n = 4 or 3rd (n = 1 attempt. Mean intubation time was 24.3 s (range 16-128 s. Heart rate, arterial blood pressure and SpO2 were not significantly altered. Minor complications were observed in 6 patients (4,8%, i.e. two lesions of the lips and four minor superficial mucosal bleedings. Intubation duration (p = 0.62 and number of attempts (p = 0.26 were independent from BMI and Mallampati score. Conclusion Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq® optical laryngoscope was feasible, save and easy to perform in high-risk patients undergoing cardiac surgery. In all patients, a sufficient view on the vocal cords could be obtained, independent from BMI and preoperative Mallampati score. Trial Registration DRKS 00003230

  16. Effect of Nitrous Oxide Anaesthesia on Endotracheal Cuff Pressure

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    Özlem Koşar

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: When N2Ois used for general anaesthesia, it diffuses into the air-filled endotracheal cuff causing the cuff pressure to rise by over inflating the cuff, which results in tracheal damage. This study aimed to estimate changes in the endotracheal-cuff pressure with time during oxygen-air- and oxygen-N2O -induced anaesthesia and to determine its sore throat and hoarseness incidence. Methods: Fifty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1-2, aged 18-60 years were icluded to our study. Orotracheal intubation was performed using polyvinyl chloride high volume-low pressure endotracheal tubes. The AIR group 40% O2/60% air and N2O group 40% O2/60% N2O was used. The endotracheal cuff pressure at 5, 10, 15, 20 minutes immediately after intubation and at 10-minute intervals were recorded. When the cuff pressure reached 45 cm H2O, was attenuated to 25-30-cm H2O. At the post operative first and the 24th hour, the patients were queried for sore throat and hoarseness. Results: The N2O -group cuff pressure rose from the fifth minute onwards. Also, the N2O group had a higher incidence of sore throat and hoarseness. Conclusion: N2O results in elevated cuff pressure and tracheal morbidities. Cuff-pressure should be routinely monitored during anaesthesia using N2O.

  17. The laryngeal mask with endotracheal intubation anesthesia used in gynecological laparoscopic surgery application%喉罩与气管插管全麻在妇科腹腔镜手术中应用比较

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    顾爱红

    2014-01-01

    Objective:Laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal intubation anesthesia can be used in gynecological laparoscopic operation, to observe the effects of both on hemodynamics and complications, efficacy and safety of two kinds of ventilation mode. Methods:40 cases of patients undergoing gynecological laparoscopic operation were ran-domly divided into laryngeal mask group (group L) and endotracheal intubation group (group T) 20 cases, compared two groups of anesthesia on hemodynamics during induction, and record the adverse reactions and the two groups in complications after extubation. Results:in L group the mask and after removal of HR in the throat, no significant change in MAP(P>0.05). T intubation group immediately after extubation HR, MAP were significantly increased ( P0.05). L group oc-curred during extubation of body movement, cough decreased obviously compared with T group, the difference was statistically significant (P0.05)。T组插管后即刻拔管后即刻HR、MAP均显著升高(P0.05)。拔管期间L组发生的体动、呛咳较T组明显减少,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);L组术后咽痛发生率显著低于T组(P<0.05)。结论:在全麻妇科腹腔镜手术中喉罩可达到与气管插管一样满意的通气效果,易于维持血流动力学稳定,且全麻后恢复平稳。

  18. Tracheal rupture post-emergency intubation

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    Andrea Billè; Luca Errico; Francesco Ardissone; Luciano Cardinale

    2009-01-01

    Tracheal rupture is an uncommon and potentially lifethreatening complication of endotracheal intubation. We present a case of intrathoracic tracheal rupture in a female patient who required emergent endotracheal intubation for acute respiratory distress related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. Possible contributing factors to tracheal injury included overinflation of the tube cuff, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and chronic steroid use. The patient underwent surg...

  19. Seldinger technique for nasal intubation: a case series.

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    Abrons, Ron O; Vansickle, Ryan A; Ouanes, Jean-Pierre P

    2016-11-01

    Nasotracheal intubation can be both challenging and traumatic, especially in cases of atypical anatomy. We present a series of 3 such cases in which an endotracheal tube introducer (bougie) was used to facilitate successful, atraumatic, nasotracheal intubation via Seldinger technique. The technique described can guide a nasotracheal tube through narrow nasal passages, small pharyngeal spaces, and past acute laryngeal approach angles, all without transoral manipulation of the tube. The technique is easy to perform, uses a routine skill set, and can be advantageous in numerous clinical scenarios.

  20. Comparison of endotracheal intubation time in neutral position between C-Mac(®) and Airtraq(®) laryngoscopes: A prospective randomised study.

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    Ahmed, Syed Moied; Doley, Kashmiri; Athar, Manazir; Raza, Nadeem; Siddiqi, Obaid Ahmad; Ali, Shahna

    2017-04-01

    In the recent past, many novel devices such as AirTraq(®) and C-MAC(®) video laryngoscope (VL) have been introduced in an attempt to reduce anaesthetic morbidity and mortality associated with difficult intubation. In this study, we aimed to evaluate and compare C-MAC(®) VL with a standard Macintosh blade and the AirTraq(®) optical laryngoscope as a intubating devices with the patient's head in neutral position. Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologist Physical Status I-II patients were randomly assigned to be intubated with C-MAC(®) VL (Group CM; n = 30) or AirTraq(®) (Group AT; n = 30) in the neutral position, with or without the application of optimization manoeuvres. The primary outcomes of this study were the success rate and the time taken to intubate. Glottic view, ease of tracheal intubation and haemodynamic responses were considered as secondary end points. The incidence of successful intubation was similar in both the groups (P = 1.00). However, the time for intubation was significantly less with C-MAC(®) VL (Group CM = 14.9 ± 12.89 s, Group AT = 26.3 ± 13.34 s; P = 0.0014). There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of ease of intubation and glottic view. However, the haemodynamic perturbations were much less with C-MAC(®) VL. We conclude that both the devices were similar in visualising larynx in the neutral position with similar success rates of intubation. However, the C-MAC(®) VL was better with respect to intubation time and haemodynamic stability.

  1. COMPARISON OF UPPER LIP BITE TEST WITH MODIFIED MALLAMPATI TEST AND THYROMENTAL DISTANCE FOR PREDICTING DIFFICULTY IN ENDOTRACHEAL INTUBATION: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY

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    Prakash T. S. N

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND The significance of difficult or failed tracheal intubation was well recognised as a major cause of morbidity and mortality in anaesthetic practice as per ASA closed claim study. The need to predict potentially difficult tracheal intubation has received more importance, but with limited success. Unanticipated difficult intubation is a risk to patient’s life and a challenge to the skill of the anaesthesiologist. Many anatomical and pathological variables have been identified and have been suggested to be useful in anticipating a difficult airway. These factors have limitations because of wide variations in the incidence of difficult intubation, interobserver variability and inadequate statistical power of the currently measured variables. METHODS After obtaining institutional ethical committee clearance and written informed consent, the present study was conducted in 200 patients aged between 16 yrs. and 65 yrs. at King George Hospital, Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, in the Department of Anaesthesiology. All the 200 patients undergoing elective surgical procedures under general anaesthesia were enrolled in the study. A thorough preanaesthetic evaluation was carried out in all the patients and the procedure was explained in detail to the patients. RESULTS Of the entire two hundred patients, a total of ten patients had difficult intubation, all of them had Cormack-Lehane class III on laryngoscopy. None of them had Cormack-Lehane class IV on laryngoscopy. The incidence of difficult intubation was 5% in the present study. There were no cases of failed intubation. One hundred and eighty seven patients predicted to be easy for intubation by ULBT (i.e. patients who had ULBT class I and II out of whom, however, we encountered difficult intubation in 5 patients. Out of the eight patients predicted to have difficult airway by ULBT III, only one patient had CL III difficult airway and subsequently difficult intubation. CONCLUSIONS MMT

  2. Endotracheal Tube Cuff Management at Altitude

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    model study of endotracheal intubation including mechanical ventilation and four methods of cuff pressure management during ascent and descent...AFRL-SA-WP-SR-2014-0007 Endotracheal Tube Cuff Management at Altitude SSgt Tyler J. Britton, RRT1; Richard D. Branson, RRT2...REPORT TYPE Special Report 3. DATES COVERED (From – To) June 2012 – December 2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Endotracheal Tube Cuff Management

  3. The Clinical Observation of Air Current Signs in Endotracheal Intubation through Mouth%经口明视气管内插管气流征象临床观察

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    胡彬; 吴仲烨; 任斐; 薛鹏; 高慧; 陈彬; 刘磊; 张兆伟

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the practicability and dependability of air current signs in check the result of endotracheal intubation. Method:100 cases of ASA I-II who underwent endotracheal anesthesia were chosen,and the patients with too tall,too small,too fat,acromegaly and hard to intubation were excluded.Rapid sequence induction, endotracheal intubation by common bending laryngoscope. Looking steadily at the tuba,continue enter 1-2 cm and stop when the airbag posterior border get into glottis,gasing,quickly press the sternum,check the signs of air current in tube by our ears,connect to anesthetic machine,check the tidal volume by anaeshetic machine,manual control,observe etCO2,auscultation with stethoscope two lungs and stomach to make sure the tube was get into the trachea.Result:91 cases(91%)were positive,73 cases(73%)were strong positive and the tidal volume was 61-64 mL;18 cases(18%) were weak positive and the tidal volume was about 19-22 mL,some cases only hear the signs of air current and no tidal volume;9(9%)cases were negative.Conclusion:The signs of air current in tube can be one of standard to make sure the success endotracheal intubation,shortcut,easy to do,no tissue damage on cavum oropharyngeum and respiratory tract, can operate repeatedly,has certainly practicability and dependability.%目的:观察气流征象检测气管内插管成功与否的实用性和可靠性。方法:选择较为标准的国人,剔除特别高大、矮小、肥胖、肢端肥大症、困难插管患者,100例ASA Ⅰ~Ⅱ级气管内麻醉患者,选择合适的导管,静脉快速诱导,普通弯喉镜片明视气管内插管。插管时看到导管插入声门,导管气囊后缘进入声门再进约1~2 cm停止进管,导管气囊充气,快速按压胸骨,耳听导管内是否有气流声及强弱,接麻醉机,检测潮气量大小,手控呼吸,观察呼末二氧化碳,听诊器听诊双肺和剑突下,确定导管在气管内。结果:100例插

  4. A comparative study of efficacy of intravenous dexmedetomidine and intravenous esmolol for attenuation of stress response during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation

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    Hema B. Gupta

    2016-10-01

    Conclusions: Dexmedetomidine 1 and #956;g/kg is more effective than esmolol for attenuating the hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation in elective surgical patients. [Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2016; 5(5.000: 1803-1808

  5. A Randomized Comparison Simulating Face to Face Endotracheal Intubation of Pentax Airway Scope, C-MAC Video Laryngoscope, Glidescope Video Laryngoscope, and Macintosh Laryngoscope

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    Hyun Young Choi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Early airway management is very important for severely ill patients. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of face to face intubation in four different types of laryngoscopes (Macintosh laryngoscope, Pentax airway scope (AWS, Glidescope video laryngoscope (GVL, and C-MAC video laryngoscope (C-MAC. Method. Ninety-five nurses and emergency medical technicians were trained to use the AWS, C-MAC, GVL and Macintosh laryngoscope with standard airway trainer manikin and face to face intubation. We compared VCET (vocal cord exposure time, tube pass time, 1st ventilation time, VCET to tube pass time, tube pass time to 1st ventilation time, and POGO (percentage of glottis opening score. In addition, we compared success rate according to the number of attempts and complications. Result. VCET was similar among all laryngoscopes and POGO score was higher in AWS. AWS and Macintosh blade were faster than GVL and C-MAC in total intubation time. Face to face intubation success rate was lower in GVL than other laryngoscopes. Conclusion. AWS and Macintosh were favorable laryngoscopes in face to face intubation. GVL had disadvantage performing face to face intubation.

  6. The effect of alfentanil on maternal haemodynamic changes due to tracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections under general anaesthesia

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    Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini Valami; Seyed Abbas Hosseini Jahromi; Niolofar Masoodi

    2015-01-01

    Background and Aims: Endotracheal intubation can produce severe maternal haemodynamic changes during caesarean sections under general anaesthesia. However, administration of narcotics before endotracheal intubation to prevent these changes may affect the Apgar score in neonates. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of intravenous alfentanil on haemodynamic changes due to endotracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections performed under general anaesthesia. Methods: Fifty partur...

  7. 院前气管插管与颅脑创伤术后肺部感染的关系%The relationship between prehospital endotracheal intubation and the postoperative pulmonary infection in patients with traumatic brain injury

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    王辉; 花嵘; 江小伟; 郭晓霞; 王尚静; 李威

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the impacts of prehospital endotracheal intubation on postoperative pulmonary infection in the patients with severe traumatic brain injury.Methods Retrospectively, the clinical data of 284 patients with severe traumatic brain injury admitted in the 97th Hospital of PLA from July 2007 to December 2012 were analyzed.The patients were classified into two groups according to the timing of endotracheal intubation, namely, prehospital intubation group and admission intubation group.The postoperative pulmonary infection incidence, occurrence time, and the duration of treatment of the two groups were studied.Results The incidences of postoperative pulmonary infection in patients intubated before and after admission were 38.0% and 25.2% respectively.Pulmonary infection occurred in the prehospital intubation group was at the (9.9 ± 0.6) d after admission, and in the admission intubation group was at the (11.6 ± 0.3) d after admission.The duration of treatment for postoperative pulmonary infection was (21.2 ± 7.2) days and (14.5 ± 9.0) days respectively.Compared with the patients intubated after admission, patients intubated before admission suffered higher incidence (P < 0.05), earlier onset (P < 0.05), and longer treatment duration of pulmonary infection (P < 0.01).Conclusions Severe traumatic brain injury patients with prehospital endotracheal intubation are more susceptible to pulmonary infection.Avoiding the tracheal injury and bacterial contamination in the procedure could reduce the incidence of pulmonary infection.%目的 探讨重型颅脑损伤患者院前进行气管插管与其术后肺部感染的关系.方法 回顾分析解放军第九七医院2007年1月至2012年12月的284例重型颅脑损伤患者的临床资料,根据插管的时间分为院前气管插管组和院内气管插管组.分析两组患者中术后出现肺部感染的发生率、发生时间的先后、治疗时间的长短.结果 院前气管插管组

  8. Comparison of upper lip bite test and ratio of height to thyromental distance with other airway assessment tests for predicting difficult endotracheal intubation

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    Jigisha Prahladrai Badheka

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Various anatomical measurements and noninvasive clinical tests, singly or in various combinations can be performed to predict difficult intubation. Upper lip bite test (ULBT and ratio of height to thyromental distance (RHTMD are claimed to have high predictability. Hence, we have conducted this study to compare the predictive value of ULBT and RHTMD with the following parameters: Mallampati grading, inter-incisor gap, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, head and neck movements, and horizontal length of mandible for predicting difficult intubation. Materials and Methods: In this single blinded, prospective, observational study involving 170 adult patients of either sex belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists physical Status I-III scheduled to undergo general anesthesia were recruited. All patients were subjected to the preoperative airway assessment and, the above parameters were recorded correlated with Cormack and Lehane grade and analyzed. The number of intubation attempts and use of intubation aids were also noted. Results: ULBT and RHTMD had highest sensitivity (96.64%, 90.72%, specificity (82.35%, 80.39%, positive predictive value (92.74%, 91.53%, and negative predictive value (91.3%, 78.8%, respectively, compared to other parameters. While odds ratio and likelihood ratio >1 for all the tests. Conclusion: ULBT can be used as a simple bedside screening test for prediction of difficult intubation, but it should be combined with other airway assessment tests for better airway predictability. RHTMD can also be used as an acceptable alternative.

  9. Comparison of upper lip bite test and ratio of height to thyromental distance with other airway assessment tests for predicting difficult endotracheal intubation.

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    Badheka, Jigisha Prahladrai; Doshi, Pratik M; Vyas, Ashutosh M; Kacha, Nirav Jentilal; Parmar, Vandana S

    2016-01-01

    Various anatomical measurements and noninvasive clinical tests, singly or in various combinations can be performed to predict difficult intubation. Upper lip bite test (ULBT) and ratio of height to thyromental distance (RHTMD) are claimed to have high predictability. Hence, we have conducted this study to compare the predictive value of ULBT and RHTMD with the following parameters: Mallampati grading, inter-incisor gap, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, head and neck movements, and horizontal length of mandible for predicting difficult intubation. In this single blinded, prospective, observational study involving 170 adult patients of either sex belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists physical Status I-III scheduled to undergo general anesthesia were recruited. All patients were subjected to the preoperative airway assessment and, the above parameters were recorded correlated with Cormack and Lehane grade and analyzed. The number of intubation attempts and use of intubation aids were also noted. ULBT and RHTMD had highest sensitivity (96.64%, 90.72%), specificity (82.35%, 80.39%), positive predictive value (92.74%, 91.53%), and negative predictive value (91.3%, 78.8%), respectively, compared to other parameters. While odds ratio and likelihood ratio >1 for all the tests. ULBT can be used as a simple bedside screening test for prediction of difficult intubation, but it should be combined with other airway assessment tests for better airway predictability. RHTMD can also be used as an acceptable alternative.

  10. Laryngeal morbidity after tracheal intubation

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    Sørensen, M K; Rasmussen, N; Kristensen, M S

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Tracheal intubation may cause vocal fold damage. The trial was designed to assess laryngeal morbidity comparing the Endoflex(®) tube with a conventional endotracheal tube with stylet. We hypothesised that laryngeal morbidity within the first 24 h after extubation would be lower...... with the Endoflex tube than with the conventional endotracheal tube with stylet because of less rigidity. METHODS: This randomised trial included 130 elective surgical patients scheduled for general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Pre- and post-operative assessment of hoarseness, vocal fold pathology......, and voice analysis using the Multidimensional Voice Program was performed. Induction of anaesthesia was standardised. After complete neuromuscular paralysis, intubation was done with an Endoflex tube or a conventional endotracheal tube with stylet. RESULTS: Post-operative hoarseness was found in 45...

  11. Endotracheal Intubation Inoculation of H5N1 Virus and Detection of Virus in Organ Tissues in the Rhesus Macaques%气管插管法接种H5N1病毒感染恒河猴及系统组织病毒检测

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    吕琦; 邓巍; 鲍琳琳; 许黎黎; 李枫棣; 陈霆; 占玲俊; 秦川

    2011-01-01

    目的 测试气管插管法接种高致病性禽流感病毒H5N1感染恒河猴的优势效果及疾病分析,为有效感染恒河猴、制备H5N1疾病模型提供实验依据.方法 使用人源H5N1病毒液经气管插管滴入恒河猴上呼吸道进行感染,观察感染恒河猴的临床表现,每天采集咽拭子、鼻灌洗液,在感染前2d感染后第3、5、7天采血,感染后第3和7天分别解剖1只恒河猴,取支气管淋巴结、肠淋巴结、鼻甲、心、肝、脾、肺、肾、肠、气管、脑及血液进行病毒分离、核酸载量检测和血常规测定.结果 感染后第2天恒河猴出现食欲下降,活动减少,并伴有一过性体温升高,白细胞数和淋巴细胞数下降.咽拭子、鼻灌洗液、肺、心、气管、脑、肝、肾、肠和血液中都能分离到H5N1病毒.结论 气管插管法接种H5N1病毒能有效感染恒河猴,并在猴体内多组织中分离、检测到病毒,为制备完善的H5N1模型和检测指标确定、进一步研究H5N1病毒的致病机制等奠定了基础.%Objective To evaluate the feasibility of endotracheal intubation route in preparation of H5N1 virus infection in rhesus macaques and to obtain a more sensitive animal model. Methods The rhesus macaques were infected with H5N1 avian influenza virus by endotracheal intubation. Clinical signs were assessed daily, and throat swab, nasal wash , major organs and blood were collected for detection of virus load, isolation and blood routine analysis. Results After infection the animals exhibited anorexia, lethargy and transient fever, and the total number of circulating leukocytes and lymphocytes was decreased. Virus isolation, RT-PCR assay of the throat swabs, nasal washs materials showed that the intestine, lung, brain, spleen, kidney, heart and liver were the target of the virus replication and the virus could replicate in organs outside the lung. In addition, virus was also detected in the blood 3 days after infection

  12. Using visible electric toothbrushes during the course of oral nursing for patients with peroral endo-tracheal intubation%可视电动牙刷在气管插管患者口腔护理中的应用研究

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    刘敏; 杨敏

    2009-01-01

    Objective To know the efficacy of oral nursing by visible electric toothbrushes among patients with peroral endotracheal intuabtion. Methods Divided 108 trauma patients with peroral endo-tracheal intubation and clear consciousness into the research group and the control group randomly, there were 54 cases in each group. Routine oral nursing cares were used in the control group, while the visible electric toothbrushes was used in the research group. Compared the efficacy of oral nursing between the two groups. Results The incidence rate of mouth odor, plaque index and oral infection in the research group were better than those of in the control group. Conclusions Using visible electric toothbrushes for trau-ma patients with oral endotracheal tube is a kind of effective and feasibility method, which should be devel-oped in the clinical field.%目的 探讨可视电动牙刷用于经口气管插管患者口腔护理的效果.方法 选择ICU施行经口气管插管(OETT)的外伤而意识清楚的患者108例,按随机化的原则分为研究组和对照组各54例.研究组采用自制的可视电动牙刷进行口腔护理,对照组采用传统的棉球进行口腔护理.观察2种口腔护理方法的效果.结果 研究组口腔异味发生率、牙菌斑指数和口腔感染发生率显著低于对照组,口腔护理所需时间显著少于对照组.结论 对OETT的外伤患者采用可视电动牙刷进行口腔护理,既能有效控制口腔异味和抑制牙菌斑的形成,也能有效预防口腔感染,有利于院内感染的控制,值得临床推广应用.

  13. Endotracheal intubation with airtraq® versus storz® videolaryngoscope in children younger than two years - a randomized pilot-study

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    Sørensen, Martin Kryspin; Holm-Knudsen, Rolf

    2012-01-01

    New laryngoscopes have become available for use in small children. The aim of the study was to compare the Storz® videolaryngoscope (SVL) to the Airtraq® Optical laryngoscope (AOL) for tracheal intubation in children younger than two years of age who had a normal airway assessment. Our hypothesis...

  14. Comparative evaluation of dexmedetomidine with clonidine as premedication for attenuation of hemodynamic responses during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia

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    Salony Agarwal

    2016-09-01

    Conclusions: Dexmedetomidine premedication in dose of 1 and #956;g.kg-1 provided more stable hemodynamics during induction with propofol and following laryngoscopy and intubation as compared to clonidine. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(9.000: 4026-4032

  15. A comparative study of endotracheal intubation as per intubation difficulty score, using Airtraq and McCoy laryngoscopes with manual-in-line axial stabilization of cervical spine in adult patients

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    Nilesh Sarvaiya

    2016-08-01

    Conclusions: The Airtraq facilitates the ease of intubation by providing a better view of the larynx as compared to McCoy laryngoscope in patients with manual-in-line axial stabilization of cervical spine. [Int J Res Med Sci 2016; 4(8.000: 3211-3218

  16. Effects of remifentanil on cardiovascular and bispectral index responses to endotracheal intubation in severe pre-eclamptic patients undergoing Caesarean delivery under general anaesthesia.

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    Yoo, K Y; Jeong, C W; Park, B Y; Kim, S J; Jeong, S T; Shin, M H; Lee, J

    2009-06-01

    We examined the effects of remifentanil on cardiovascular and bispectral index (BIS) responses to tracheal intubation and neonatal outcomes in pre-eclamptic patients undergoing Caesarean delivery under general anaesthesia. Forty-two women with severe pre-eclampsia were randomly assigned to receive either remifentanil 1 microg kg(-1) (n=21) or saline (n=21) over 30 s before induction of anaesthesia using thiopentone 4 mg kg(-1) and suxamethonium 1.5 mg kg(-1). Mean arterial pressure (MAP), heart rate (HR) and BIS values as well as plasma catecholamine concentrations were measured. Neonatal effects were assessed using Apgar scores and umbilical cord blood gas analysis. Induction with thiopentone caused a reduction in MAP and BIS in both remifentanil and control groups. Following the tracheal intubation MAP and HR increased in both groups, the magnitude of which was lower in the remifentanil group. BIS values also increased, of which magnitude did not differ between the groups. Norepinephrine concentrations increased significantly following the intubation in the control, while remained unaltered in the remifentanil group. The neonatal Apgar scores at 1 min were significantly lower in the remifentanil group than in the control. However, Apgar scores at 5 min, and umbilical artery and vein blood gas values were similar between the groups. These results suggest that a single bolus of 1 microg kg(-1) remifentanil effectively attenuates haemodynamic but not BIS responses to tracheal intubation in pre-eclamptic patients undergoing Caesarean delivery under general anaesthesia. However, its use was associated with maternal hypotension and neonatal respiratory depression requiring resuscitation.

  17. Comparison of upper lip bite test and ratio of height to thyromental distance with other airway assessment tests for predicting difficult endotracheal intubation

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    Jigisha Prahladrai Badheka; Doshi, Pratik M.; Vyas, Ashutosh M.; Nirav Jentilal Kacha; Parmar, Vandana S.

    2016-01-01

    Background: Various anatomical measurements and noninvasive clinical tests, singly or in various combinations can be performed to predict difficult intubation. Upper lip bite test (ULBT) and ratio of height to thyromental distance (RHTMD) are claimed to have high predictability. Hence, we have conducted this study to compare the predictive value of ULBT and RHTMD with the following parameters: Mallampati grading, inter-incisor gap, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, head and neck mo...

  18. Child endotracheal intubation with a Clarus Levitan fiberoptic stylet vs Macintosh laryngoscope during resuscitation performed by paramedics: a randomized crossover manikin trial.

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    Szarpak, Lukasz; Truszewski, Zenon; Czyzewski, Lukasz; Kurowski, Andrzej; Bogdanski, Lukasz; Zasko, Piotr

    2015-11-01

    The main cause of cardiac arrest in pediatric patients is respiratory failure. To test the ability of paramedics to intubate the trachea of a child by means of the standard Macintosh [MAC] laryngoscope vs the Clarus Leviatan fiberoptic stylet (FPS) during 3-airway scenarios. This was a randomized crossover manikin study involving 89 paramedics. The participants performed tracheal intubations using the MAC laryngoscope and the Clarus Leviatan FPS in 3 pediatric airway scenarios: scenario A, normal airway without chest compression (CC); scenario B, normal airway with CC; and scenario C, difficult airway with CC. A total of 89 paramedics participated in this study. In scenario A, the FPS maintained a better success rate at first attempt (97.8% vs 88.9%; P=.73) and time required to intubate (17 [interquartile range, 15-21) seconds vs 18 [interquartile range, 16-22] seconds; P=.67) when compared with MAC. In scenarios B and C, the results with FPS were significantly better than those with MAC (P<.05) for all analyzed variables. This study suggested that the FPS could be used as an option for airway management even for paramedics with little experience. Future studies should explore the efficacy of FPS in pediatric clinical emergency settings. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Comparison of Shikani optical stylet and Macintosh laryngoscope for double-lumen endotracheal tube intubation%Shikani 喉镜与 Macintosh 喉镜在双腔气管导管插管中的比较

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    许挺; 李民; 郭向阳

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To compare the efficacy and safety of Shikani ( S) optical stylet and Macintosh (M) laryngoscope for double-lumen endotracheal tube intubation .Methods:In the study, 60 patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery were randomly allocated to group S ( n=30 ) and group M ( n=30 ) . After general anesthesia induction , the patients in group S and group M were intubated double-lumen en-dotracheal tube ( DLT) by Shikani optical stylet ( SOS) and macintosh laryngoscope respectively .Intuba-tion time, intubation attempts , cuff broken and oral mucosal or dental injury were recorded;Blood pres-sure and heart rate at baseline ( T0 ) , at the time of intubaiton onset ( T1 ) , 1 minute after intubaiton (T2), 3 minutes after intubation (T3) and 5 minutes after intubation (T3) were also recorded;Hoarse-ness and throat sore of the patients 24 hours after surgery were evaluated .Results:The intubaiton time with the SOS was faster than with the Macintosh [(37.4 ±9.7) s vs.(43.9 ±13.7) s, P=0.039] and the first attempt success rate (87%vs.80%, P=0.488) did not differ between the groups; No tube cuff broke in both the groups;Group S had fewer patients who suffered oral mucosal or dental injury than group M (8 vs.2, P=0.038);The blood pressure and heart rate at T0,T1,T2,T3 and T4 did not differ between the groups;Throat sore(7 vs.10, P=0.390) and hoarseness (5 vs.7, P=0.519) incidence did not differ between the groups .Conclusion:By comparison of the Macintosh laryngoscope , the SOS provides faster DLT intubation and causes less oral Mucosal or dental injury .%目的:比较Shikani喉镜和Macintosh喉镜在双腔气管导管插管中的有效性和安全性。方法:60例择期行胸外科手术的患者随机分为Shikani喉镜组(S组,n=30)和Macintosh喉镜组(M组,n=30),在全麻诱导后分别采用Shikani喉镜和Macintosh喉镜插入双腔气管导管,记录患者插管时间,插管次数,是否发生导管套囊破裂及口唇、牙

  20. Study on antibacterial property of silver loaded titanium dioxide antibacterial coated endotracheal intubation tube%载银二氧化钛抗菌涂层气管插管导管的抗菌性能研究

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    蒋旭宏; 王原; 华军益; 吕宾

    2014-01-01

    Objective To study the antibacterial property of silver loaded titanium dioxide (TiO2) antibacterial coated endotracheal intubation tube,and to determine the minimum effective antibacterial concentration.Methods Intubation tubes coated with different concentrations of antibacterial agents were prepared with sol gel method.Polyethylene endotracheal intubation tubes were used as substrate,and silver loaded TiO2 was used as the antibacterial agent.According to the different antibacterial concentrations of the antibacterial agent,the tubes were divided into nine groups:10.0% group,5.0% group,2.0% group,1.5% group,1.0% group,0.8% group,0.6% group,0.2% group,and conrol group.They were respectively immersed in three standard bacteria suspensions with 1.0 × l05 cfu/mL:Pseudomonas aeruginosa,Staphylococcus aureus,and Escherichia coll Together with standard bacteria liquid group,there were 10 experimental groups.They were kept overnight for 24 hours.10 μL of respective culture medium was smeared on blood agar culture medium.After being cultured overnight in 35 ℃,the number of bacteria colonies was respectively counted.Results In 1.0 × 105 cfu/mL of three standard bacteria liquids with antibacterial agent concentration≥ 1.0%,three bacterial colonies had un-obviously growth rate.Almost the same strong antibacterial effects to achieve sterilizing rates of more than 98% was shown in each group of the antibacterial coating endotracheal intubation tubes (all P>0.05).As the antibacterial agent concentration decreased,three bacterial colonies were increasing gradually.Intermediate antibacterial effects were shown in tubes of 0.8% group,with significant statistic difference as compared with 1.0% and 0.6% groups [Pseudomonas aeruginosa:7.300 (4.050,8.350) vs.0.200 (0.050,1.200),9.700 (9.000,10.000); Staphylococcus aureus:4.100 (3.300,4.650) vs.0.000 (0.000,0.150),5.800 (5.350,7.650); Escherichia coli:1.400 (0.750,3.750) vs.0.050 (0

  1. 局部应用氯胺酮减少气管内插管术后咽喉痛的Meta分析%Effect of prophylactic topical ketamine on postoperative sore throat following endotracheal intubation-a Meta-analysis

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    常崇甫; 翁岚东; 郭培培; 林春水

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the influence and safety of topical ketamine on postoperative sore throat following endotracheal intubation. Methods The clinical literatures concerning topical application of ketamine for the prevention of postoperative sore throat (POST) were searched from online databases. Randomized controlled trials were selected by the inclusive and exclusive criteria. Meta-analysis was conducted to assess the risk ratio(RR) of the incidence of POST and software Stata 12.0 was used in this analysis. Results Seven randomized trials involving 490 patients were included in this meta-analysis. The results of meta-analysis showed that the incidence of POST was significantly reduced in the ketamine group,with RR 0.61(95%CI 0.47~0.79,P<0.001) at 0~1 h,0.55(95%CI 0.43~0.71, P<0.001) at 4 h and 0.48 (95%CI 0.34 to 0.66, P<0.001) at 24 h after surgery. No major complications related to topical ketamine were observed. Conclusions For the patients receiving general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, topical prophylactic application of ketamine can significantly reduce the incidence of POST without major complications.%目的:评价局部应用氯胺酮对气管内插管术后咽喉痛(postoperative sore throat, POST)的效果及安全性。方法:网络检索相关中英文数据库,选取局部应用氯胺酮预防POST的临床文献。采用Stata 12.0软件完成Meta分析,计算POST相对危险度(risk ratio, RR)和95%可信区间(confidence interval, CI)。结果:共纳入7项研究,490例患者。以固定效应模型合并统计量,结果显示:与对照组相比,局部应用氯胺酮组的术后0~1 h,4 h及24 h咽喉痛的发生率显著降低,RR分别为0.61(95%CI 0.47~0.79,P<0.001),0.55(95%CI 0.43~0.71,P<0.001)和0.48(95%CI 0.34~0.66,P<0.001)。纳入的文献均未观察到与局部应用氯胺酮相关的不良反应。结论:局部应用氯

  2. Intubation of the morbidly obese patient

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    Ydemann, Mogens; Rovsing, Marie Louise; Lindekaer, A L

    2012-01-01

    Several potential problems can arise from airway management in morbidly obese patients, including difficult mask ventilation and difficult intubation. We hypothesised that endotracheal intubation of morbidly obese patients would be more rapid using the GlideScope(®) (GS) (Verathon Inc Corporate...

  3. The application of surface anesthesia endotracheal intubation without muscle relaxant in the epiglottis vocal cords surgery anesthesia%表面麻醉下无肌松药气管插管在会厌声带手术麻醉中的应用

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    来伟; 丁国友; 帅君; 肖荣; 吴林纳; 江丽丽

    2015-01-01

    目的:评价表面麻醉下无肌松药气管插管在会厌声带手术麻醉中的临床应用。方法全麻下择期行会厌、声带手术80例,随机分为2组:麻醉诱导中,肌松药气管插管组(Ⅰ组)予以静脉注射顺式阿曲库铵0.1 mg/kg后行气管插管;表面麻醉气管插管组(Ⅱ组)采用逐步口咽及气管内表面麻醉后行气管插管。记录2组麻醉诱导中气管插管前后各时间点的平均动脉压( MAP)和心率( HR)。评价两组气管插管评分分级情况,比较两组手术时间、术中丙泊酚和瑞芬太尼用量、手术结束至自主呼吸恢复和气管拔管时间,记录两组术后拔管期间的意识状态评分( OAA/S),术后麻醉不良反应、术中知晓情况和患者麻醉满意度。结果两组共78名患者完成临床研究。两组MAP和HR变化相同,组间差异无统计学意义。两组气管插管条件相似,手术时间、全麻用药量比较差异无统计学意义( P均>0.05)。与Ⅰ组比较,无肌松药的Ⅱ组术后自主呼吸恢复迅速拔管更快,差异有统计学意义( P<0.05)。Ⅱ组术后气管拔管时和拔管后5 min OAA/S评分显著高于Ⅰ组,术后不良反应发生也明显少于Ⅰ组,整体麻醉满意度高。结论表面麻醉下无肌松药气管插管可以为会厌、声带手术麻醉提供良好的气道管理,缩短术后气管拔管时间,麻醉安全性更高。%Objective To evaluate the clinical application of surface anesthesia without muscle relaxant endotracheal intuba-tion in epiglottis vocal cords surgery anesthesia.Methods Eighty patients undergoing elective epiglottis vocal cords surgery by general anesthesia, were randomly divided into two groups:In the anesthesia induction, the group of endotracheal intubation with muscle relax-ants (groupⅠ)was treated with intravenous cisatracurium 0.1 mg/kg before endotracheal intubation.The group of surface

  4. Comparison of laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal intubation for the laparoscopic surgery in children%喉罩通气与气管插管在小儿腹腔镜手术中的比较

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    林环新; 石鸿金; 钟贤春; 丘玉琼

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨全身麻醉诱导后置入喉罩与气管插管在小儿腹腔镜手术麻醉中的安全性和可行性.方法 选择择期行腹腔镜手术的患儿60例,年龄2~13岁,ASA Ⅰ~Ⅱ级,体质量12 ~45 kg;根据建立通气方式不同将患儿随机分为A组(喉罩组)和B组(气管插管组),每组30例.观察血压(MAP)、心率(HR)、脉搏氧饱和度(Sp02)、呼吸未二氧化碳分压(PETC02)、潮气量(VT)、气道峰压(Pmax).记录诱导前安静状态(T0)、麻醉诱导后(T1)、喉罩置入或插管即刻(T2)、拔管前5 min(T3)、拔管后即刻(T4)及拔管后5 min(T5)6个时点.记录A组喉罩插入和拔出后循环各参数变化及B组气管插管和拔管后循环各参数变化,观察A、B两组的通气情况,同时比较两组漏气、呛咳、反流、误吸、喉痉挛、苏醒期躁动、术后咽喉部不适等并发症的发生率.统计两组术毕苏醒时间、拔管时间.结果 A组患儿的MAP、HR在置入喉罩前后和拔除喉罩时变化不明显(P>0.05);B组MAP、HR在气管插管前后和拔管时变化明显,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);在T2、T3、T4三个时点A、B两组比较差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).A、B两组患儿在麻醉后机械通气效果满意,SpO2均在正常水平,无CO2蓄积,两组间PETCO2、VT、Pmax比较差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05).A、B两组患儿在手术期间均未出现气道梗阻、反流、误吸、喉痉挛、低氧血症等并发症.A组患儿漏气例数高于B组,但术中呛咳、苏醒期躁动和术后咽喉不适例数B组高于A组,但差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);A、B两组患儿术毕苏醒时间、拔管时间比较差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 小儿腹腔镜手术麻醉中应用喉罩较气管插管全身麻醉对心血管的不良刺激小,安全可行且值得推广.%Objective To investigate the safety and feasibility of laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal intubation for the laparoscopic surgical

  5. Hybrid endotracheal tubes

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    Sakezles, Christopher Thomas

    Intubation involves the placement of a tube into the tracheal lumen and is prescribed in any setting in which the airway must be stabilized or the patient anesthetized. The purpose of the endotracheal tube in these procedures is to maintain a viable airway, facilitate mechanical ventilation, allow the administration of anesthetics, and prevent the reflux of vomitus into the lungs. In order to satisfy these requirements a nearly airtight seal must be maintained between the tube and the tracheal lining. Most conventional endotracheal tubes provide this seal by employing a cuff that is inflated once the tube is in place. However, the design of this cuff and properties of the material are a source of irritation and injury to the tracheal tissues. In fact, the complication rate for endotracheal intubation is reported to be between 10 and 60%, with manifestations ranging from severe sore throat to erosion through the tracheal wall. These complications are caused by a combination of the materials employed and the forces exerted by the cuff on the tracheal tissues. In particular, the abrasive action of the cuff shears cells from the lining, epithelium adhering to the cuff is removed during extubation, and normal forces exerted on the basement tissues disrupt the blood supply and cause pressure necrosis. The complications associated with tracheal intubation may be reduced or eliminated by employing airway devices constructed from hydrogel materials. Hydrogels are a class of crosslinked polymers which swell in the presence of moisture, and may contain more than 95% water by weight. For the current study, several prototype airway devices were constructed from hydrogel materials including poly(vinyl alcohol), poly(hydroxyethyl methacrylate), and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone). The raw hydrogel materials from this group were subjected to tensile, swelling, and biocompatibility testing, while the finished devices were subjected to extensive mechanical simulation and animal trials

  6. BLIND NASAL INTUBATION IN CRANIOROFACIAL TRAUMA

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    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Restricted mouth opening presents one of the greatest challenges to the anesthetist for endotracheal intubation and ventilation. Awake blind nasal intubation has been one of the finest and favored techniques for intubation in previous decades for restricted mouth opening patients. A coordinated team approach, monitoring and adequate counseling of the patient is mandatory for the airway management to carry out a safe surgical procedure

  7. Comparative analysis of laryngeal mask anesthesia and endotracheal intubation anesthesia in the infant%喉罩麻醉与气管插管麻醉在婴儿麻醉中的比较分析

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    姜勇智

    2011-01-01

    目的:探讨喉罩麻醉与气管插管麻醉在婴儿麻醉中的效果和安全性,指导临床应用.方法:回顾性分析2008年12月~2010年12月在我院采用喉罩麻醉的126例婴儿的临床资料,并以同期采用气管插管麻醉的126例婴儿为对照组,比较两组患儿各麻醉控制点血液流变学(HR)、平均动脉压(MAP)变化情况以及麻醉并发症的发生率.结果:观察组患者各麻醉监测点血流动力学较对照组平稳.观察组拔管时间为(62.5±7.4)s,清醒时间为(118.7±12.3)s;对照组拔管时间为(322.5±71.0)s,清醒时间为(482.1±117.9)s,观察组拔管时间和清醒时间与对照组比较均明显缩短,组间差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).观察组发现轻微肺部感染2例,药物治疗后痊愈.结论:喉罩麻醉具有操作简便,患儿血流动力学稳定,气道损伤小,麻醉苏醒快等优点,可满足婴儿手术要求,值得临床应用.%Objective: To study efficacy and safety, clinical application of laryngeal mask anesthesia and endotracheal intubation anesthesia in infants.Methods: The clinical data of 126 cases of infant (observation group) from December 2008 to December 2010 in our hospital using laryngeal mask anesthesia were retrospectively analysed, and anesthesia with tra-cheal intubation over the same period 126 cases of infants as the control group.Rheology of narcotic control point (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP) changes, and the incidence of anesthetic complications of all patients were compared.Results: Hemodynamics of the anesthesia monitoring sites of observation group was stable than that of the control group.Extu-bation time of the observation group was (62.5±7.4) s, with awaking time (118.7±12.3) s; extubation time of control group was (322.5±71.0) s, with awaking time (482.1±117.9) s, extubation time and awaking time of observation group compared with the control group were significantly shorter, the difference between two groups was statistically

  8. Endotracheal tube defects: Hidden causes of airway obstruction

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    Sofi Khalid

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Manufacturing defects of endotracheal tube (ETT are still encountered in anesthesia practice. Many such defects go unnoticed during routine inspection prior to their use. Such defects in ETT may lead to partial or complete airway obstruction in an intubated patient. We report a case of partial airway obstruction with a prepacked, single use, uncuffed ETT due to a manufacturing defect in the form of a plastic meniscus at the distal end of the tube. This case report highlights the significance of standard monitoring of ventilation and the role of a vigilant clinician in detecting such defects in avoiding critical events as can arise from the use of such defective ETTs. It also emphasizes the need for double checking ETTs prior to their use.

  9. 便携式超声确认儿童气管内插管的研究%Use of point-of-care sonography for confirming endotracheal intubation in children

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    高铮铮; 张建敏

    2016-01-01

    Objetive Sonographic visualization of an empty esophagus to confirm endotracheal tube placement during intubation may be more reliable than identifying an endotracheal tube within trachea.To de-termine the frequency in which normal empty esophagus can be identified at or below the level of cricoid ring in children.Methods A prospective cohort of 103 children and young adults presenting to PACU were examined by sonography for determining the dynamic anatomic relationship of trachea and esophagus at or below the level of cricoid ring.For children with esophagus behind or partially behind trachea,cricoid pressure was applied with a linear array transducer for visualizing the presence of lateral sliding of esophagus from behind trachea. Results There were 64 boys and 39 girls with an age range of 1 month to 11 years.And 56%(58)had esoph-agus lying completely to the left of cricoid ring,43%(44)partially to the left of cricoid ring and 1% (1)par-tially to the right of cricoid ring.When cricoid pressure was applied with an ultrasound transducer,esophagus was visualized lateral to trachea in all patients. Conclusions With cricoid pressure via a linear transducer,e-sophagus is visualized lateral to trachea in all children and young adults.And visualizing an empty esophagus by point-of-care sonography may confirm endotracheal tube placement by a process of elimination.%目的:气管插管时通过超声观察到空虚的食管,从而确认气管内插管比直接确认气管内的气管导管更可靠。本实验目的是观察儿童中,在环状软骨水平或者环状软骨以下水平可以确认正常的空虚食管的几率,以此来评估排除食管内插管从而确认气管内的插管方法的可行性。方法麻醉插管后超声观察环状软骨水平或者以下水平的气管与食管的动态解剖关系。对于食管部分在气管后的儿童,利用线性超声探头对环状软骨进行压迫,从而使食管从气管后侧滑至可见的位

  10. Premedication for neonatal intubation: Current practice in Saudi Arabia

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    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Despite strong evidence of the benefits of rapid sequence intubation in neonates, it is still infrequently utilized in neonatal intensive care units (NICU, contributing to avoidable pain and secondary procedure-related physiological disturbances. Objectives: The primary objective of this cross-sectional survey was to assess the practice of premedication and regimens commonly used before elective endotracheal intubation in NICUs in Saudi Arabia. The secondary aim was to explore neonatal physicians′ attitudes regarding this intervention in institutions across Saudi Arabia. Methods: A web-based, structured questionnaire was distributed by the Department of Pediatrics, Umm Al Qura University, Mecca, to neonatal physicians and consultants of 10 NICUs across the country by E-mail. Responses were tabulated and descriptive statistics were conducted on the variables extracted. Results: 85% responded to the survey. Although 70% believed it was essential to routinely use premedication for all elective intubations, only 41% implemented this strategy. 60% cited fear of potential side effects for avoiding premedication and 40% indicated that the procedure could be executed more rapidly without drug therapy. Treatment regimens varied widely among respondents. Conclusion: Rates of premedication use prior to non-emergent neonatal intubation are suboptimal. Flawed information and lack of unified unit policies hampered effective implementation. Evidence-based guidelines may influence country-wide adoption of this practice.

  11. A comparison of tracheal intubation using the Airtraq or the Macintosh laryngoscope in routine airway management: A randomised, controlled clinical trial.

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    Maharaj, C H

    2006-11-01

    The Airtraq laryngoscope is a novel single use tracheal intubation device. We compared the Airtraq with the Macintosh laryngoscope in patients deemed at low risk for difficult intubation in a randomised, controlled clinical trial. Sixty consenting patients presenting for surgery requiring tracheal intubation were randomly allocated to undergo intubation using a Macintosh (n = 30) or Airtraq (n = 30) laryngoscope. All patients were intubated by one of four anaesthetists experienced in the use of both laryngoscopes. No significant differences in demographic or airway variables were observed between the groups. All but one patient, in the Macintosh group, was successfully intubated on the first attempt. There was no difference between groups in the duration of intubation attempts. In comparison to the Macintosh laryngoscope, the Airtraq resulted in modest improvements in the intubation difficulty score, and in ease of use. Tracheal intubation with the Airtraq resulted in less alterations in heart rate. These findings demonstrate the utility of the Airtraq laryngoscope for tracheal intubation in low risk patients.

  12. Median effective dose of sufentanil blunting responses to double-lumen endotracheal intubation when combined with propofol%复合异丙酚时舒芬太尼抑制双腔支气管导管插管反应的半数有效剂量

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    彭文平; 王巧恒; 左明章

    2015-01-01

    Objective To determine the median effective dose ( ED50 ) of sufentanil blunting re⁃sponses to double⁃lumen endotracheal intubation when combined with propofol. Methods American Socie⁃ty of Anesthesiologists physical statusⅠorⅡpatients, aged 45-64 yr, with body mass index90 bpm within 5 min after intubation. The ED50 and 95% confidence interval of sufentanil blunting the re⁃sponses to double⁃lumen endotracheal intubation were calculated using probit method. Results The ED50 ( 95% confidence interval) of sufentanil blunting the responses to double⁃lumen endotracheal intubation was 0�464 (0�309-0�580) μg∕kg. Conclusion When combined with propofol, the ED50 of sufentanil blun⁃ting the responses to double⁃lumen endotracheal intubation is 0�464 μg∕kg.%目的:确定复合异丙酚时舒芬太尼抑制双腔支气管导管插管反应的半数有效剂量( ED50)。方法择期拟行单肺通气的全麻胸科手术患者,ASA分级Ⅰ或Ⅱ级,年龄45~64岁,体重指数<30 kg∕m2,Mallampati气道分级Ⅰ或Ⅱ级。静脉注射舒芬太尼,初始剂量为0.6μg∕kg,然后缓慢静脉注射异丙酚1 mg∕kg,直至患者意识消失后,静脉注射顺式阿曲库铵0.3 mg∕kg,间断静脉注射异丙酚0~1.5 mg∕kg,维持BIS值45~55。给予肌松药后3 min时行双腔支气管导管插管。采用改良序贯法确定舒芬太尼的剂量,若发生气管插管反应,则下一例患者增加0.1μg∕kg,否则降低0.1μg∕kg,直至出现6个阳性反应和阴性反应交替的波形,结束试验。气管插管反应的标准:气管插管后5 min内MAP升高超过基础值的20%和∕或HR>90次∕min。采用概率单位法计算舒芬太尼抑制患者双腔支气管导管插管反应的ED50及其95%可信区间。结果舒芬太尼抑制双腔支气管导管插管反应的ED50及其95%可信区间分别为0.464(0.309~0.580)μg∕kg。结论复合异丙酚

  13. Study Effect of Different Endotracheal Intubation General Anesthesia in High Cervical Spine Fracture With Cervical Spinal Cord Injury%不同气管插管全麻方式应用于高位颈椎骨折伴颈髓损伤的效果研究

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    刘卫忠

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of different endotracheal intubation and general anesthesia in high cervical spine fracture with cervical spinal cord injury.Methods 75 patients were randomly divided into three groups, and compared the cervical lfexion degree change, intubation time, the time of the exposure and the success rate of one intubation. Results The three groups of intubation time and glottic exposure time,t he laryngeal mask group intubation time and glottis exposure for the longest time, shikani laryngoscope group was the shortest,P0.05, had no difference statistically significance.Conclusion Shikani laryngoscope in high cervical spine fracture with cervical spinal cord injury of tracheal intubation with intubation laryngeal mask and direct laryngoscope has more advantages.%目的 探讨不同气管插管全麻方式应用于高位颈椎骨折伴颈髓损伤的效果.方法 将75例患者随机分为3组,并比较颈椎屈曲度变化、插管时间、声门显露时间和一次插管成功率.结果 3组插管时间和声门暴露时间比较,插管型喉罩组插管时间和声门暴露时间最长,视可尼喉镜组最短,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义;在暴露声门时,视可尼喉镜组和插管型喉罩组颈椎屈曲度变化低于直接喉镜组,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义,气管插入后,视可尼喉镜组颈椎屈曲度变化低于直接喉镜组,P < 0.05,差异具有统计学意义.三种方式在一次插管成功率方面对比,P > 0.05,差异不具有统计学意义.结论 视可尼喉镜在高位颈椎骨折伴颈髓损伤气管插管中较插管性喉罩和直接喉镜有更优势.

  14. 关于冲洗法及传统方法护理经口气管插管病人的临床对比研究%Comparison of washing method and traditional method for nursing of oral cavity endotracheal intubation patients

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    王艳君; 关华; 袁铭

    2012-01-01

      目的:探讨冲洗法(1%双氧水+0.5%甲硝唑溶液)与传统方法在经口气管插管患者口腔护理的效果.方法:经口气管插管患者60例,随机分为实验组(冲洗法)30例,对照组(传统口腔护理)30例.对两组患者护理后的口腔异味、口腔炎、口腔溃疡及霉菌感染发生率进行对比研究.结果:实验组患者口腔异味、口腔炎、口腔溃疡及霉菌感染率均低于对照组,且P<0.05;并且在护理效率、患者舒适度上冲洗法均优于传统法.结论:对于经口气管插管患者利用冲洗法能彻底清洁口腔,防止口腔感染及相关并发症.%  Aim To compare the effect of oral care for oral cavity endotracheal intubation patients between washing methods (1%hydrogen peroxide + 0.5% metronidazole) and traditional method. Method:60 oral cavity endotracheal intubation patients were randomly devided into experimental group (washing method, 30 patients) and control group (traditional oral care, 30 patients). To compare the mouth odor, stomatitis, oral ulcer and fungal infection between the two groups. Results:the mouth odor, stomatitis, oral ulcer and fungal infection were lower in experimental group, and the P<0.05;and in nursing efficiency and patients comfort, the washing method were better than traditional method. Conclusion:washing method were better for oral cavity endotracheal intubation patients because it could wash the mouth thoroughly and prevent the oral infection and relevant complication.

  15. Unexpected difficult intubation due to subglottic ring

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    Abdulkadir Atım

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Airway damages encountered during endotracheal intubationor tracheostomy may cause some complicationssuch as severe dyspnea. Upper airway diagnostic endoscopywas planned to find the etiology of effort dyspnea ina 5 years old girl who had endotracheal intubation beenperformed during newborn period. Her ASA score was 1,and Mallampati score for preoperative airway evaluationwas 1. Physical examination revealed neither dyspneanor stridor while the patient was not exerting effort. Herchest radiograms were normal. She had no history of previoussurgical or anesthetical intervention. In this reportwe presented a difficult intubation during the endoscopicexamination of upper airway in a patient who had dyspneawhile exerting effort.

  16. First-pass intubation success rate during rapid sequence induction of prehospital anaesthesia by physicians versus paramedics

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    Peters, J.H.; Wageningen, B. van; Hendriks, I.; Eijk, R.J.R.; Edwards, M.J.; Hoogerwerf, N.; Biert, J.

    2015-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Endotracheal intubation is a frequently performed procedure for securing the airway in critically injured or ill patients. Performing prehospital intubation may be challenging and intubation skills vary. We reviewed the first-attempt tracheal intubation success rate in a Dutch prehospi

  17. A modified submental orotracheal intubation

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    Savitha, Keelara Shivalingaiah; Kujur, Abha Rani; Vikram, M. S.; Joseph, Shirley

    2016-01-01

    In patients with concomitant occurrence of maxillofacial and basilar skull fractures, open reduction and internal fixation is the treatment. It requires intermittent intra operative dental occlusion which precludes oral or nasal intubation. In such cases submental intubation (SMI) is a recognized technique in practice. We describe a modified technique for smooth exteriorization of the endotracheal tube (ETT) during SMI. As the SMI technique is unusual for the performer, emphasis is laid on the applied aspects to minimize probable complications during the procedure. With the modified technique we performed SMI uneventfully on five patients PMID:26957708

  18. Effects of Doxofyline on Intraoperative Pulmonary Function in Patients Undergoing Double Lumen Endotracheal Intubation for One-lung Ventilation%多索茶碱对双腔气管插管单肺通气患者术中肺功能的影响

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    王武; 吴绍芳; 潘晓霞; 雷李培

    2016-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effects of doxofyline on intraoperative pulmonary function in patients receiving double lumen endotracheal intubation for one-lung ventilation. Methods Fifty patients who underwent elective pulmonary lo-bectomy under general anesthesia using double lumen endotracheal intubation were randomly divided into two groups ( n=25 each):control group (group C) and doxofyline group (group D).Doxofyline (4 mg•kg-1) was injected intravenously after double lumen endotracheal intubation in group D,while equal volume of 0.9% sodium chloride was intravenously given in group C.Total intravenous anesthesia with target controlled infusion was performed during the operation.Two milliliter blood samples were taken from the radial artery for blood gas analysis immediately before administration ( t0 ) ,at 30 min ( t1 ) ,60 min ( t2 ) after one-lung ventilation and at the moment of two-lung ventilation after chest closing ( t3 ) . The PaCO2 , PaO2 , peak airway pressure (Ppeak),airway plateau pressure (Pplat),airway resistance (Raw) and lung compliance (Compl) were recorded at t0-3. Results The Ppeak,Pplat and Raw were significantly decreased and the Compl and PaO2 significantly increased at t1-t3 in group D when com-pared with those in group C (P<0.05).The Ppeak,Pplat and Raw were significantly increased and Compl and PaO2 significantly de-creased at t3 as compared with those at t0 in group C ( P<0.05) . Conclusion Doxofyline can improve intraoperative pulmonary function in patients who undergo double lumen endotracheal intubation for one-lung ventilation.%目的:评价多索茶碱对双腔气管插管单肺通气患者术中肺功能的影响。方法择期双腔气管插管全身麻醉下行开胸肺叶切除术患者50例,采用随机数字表法分为对照组( C组)和多索茶碱组( D组)( n=25)。 D组于双腔气管插管后静脉输注多索茶碱4 mg•kg-1;C组静脉输注等量0.9%氯化钠注射液。麻醉维持采用靶控输注全

  19. Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Obese Gastric Bypass patients

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    Dohrn, Niclas; Sommer, Thorbjørn; Bisgaard, J.

    2016-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation is commonly perceived to be more difficult in obese patients than in lean patients. Primarily, we investigated the association between difficult tracheal intubation (DTI) and obesity, and secondarily, the association between DTI and validated scoring systems used to assess...

  20. Laryngo-tracheal ultrasonography to confirm correct endotracheal tube and laryngeal mask airway placement

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    Wojtczak, Jacek A.; Davide Cattano

    2014-01-01

    Waveform capnography was recommended as the most reliable method to confirm correct endotracheal tube or laryngeal mask airway placements. However, capnography may be unreliable during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and during low flow states. It may lead to an unnecessary removal of a well-placed endotracheal tube, re-intubation and interruption of chest compressions. Real-time upper airway (laryngo-tracheal) ultrasonography to confirm correct endotracheal tube placement was sh...

  1. Nasal intubation: A comprehensive review

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    Varun Chauhan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Nasal intubation technique was first described in 1902 by Kuhn. The others pioneering the nasal intubation techniques were Macewen, Rosenberg, Meltzer and Auer, and Elsberg. It is the most common method used for giving anesthesia in oral surgeries as it provides a good field for surgeons to operate. The anatomy behind nasal intubation is necessary to know as it gives an idea about the pathway of the endotracheal tube and complications encountered during nasotracheal intubation. Various techniques can be used to intubate the patient by nasal route and all of them have their own associated complications which are discussed in this article. Various complications may arise while doing nasotracheal intubation but a thorough knowledge of the anatomy and physics behind the procedure can help reduce such complications and manage appropriately. It is important for an anesthesiologist to be well versed with the basics of nasotracheal intubation and advances in the techniques. A thorough knowledge of the anatomy and the advent of newer devices have abolished the negative effect of blindness of the procedure.

  2. A novel method to detect accidental oesophageal intubation based on ventilation pressure waveforms

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    Kalmar, Alain F.; Absalom, Anthony; Monsieurs, Koenraad G.

    2012-01-01

    Background: Emergency endotracheal intubation results in accidental oesophageal intubation in up to 17% of patients. This is frequently undetected thereby adding to the morbidity and mortality. No current method to detect accidental oesophageal intubation in an emergency setting is both highly sensi

  3. Laryngeal mask airway guided tracheal intubation in a neonate with the Pierre Robin syndrome

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    Hansen, Tom Giedsing; Joensen, Henning; Henneberg, Steen Winther;

    1995-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation in infants with the Pierre Robin syndrome may sometimes be impossible to accomplish by conventional means. To aid difficult tracheal intubation many different techniques have been described. We present a case, in which we successfully intubated a small-for-date newborn boy...

  4. Submandibular intubation in awake patient of panfacial trauma

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    Kamra, S. K.; H K Khandavilli; Banerjee, P.

    2016-01-01

    Maxillofacial trauma patients present with airway problems. Submandibular intubation is an effective means of intubation to avoid tracheostomy for operative procedures. Airway is secured with oral endotracheal intubation in paralyzed patient and tube is then transplaced in sub mental or submandibular region. However there may be instances when paralyzing such trauma patients is not safe and short term tracheostomy is the only airway channel available for conduction of anesthesia. We report a ...

  5. Research on hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation in hypertensive patients of different dopamine D1 receptor genotypes%不同多巴胺D1受体基因型高血压患者气管插管反应的研究

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    王军; 王志萍; 黄东晓; 孙含哲; 穆会君

    2011-01-01

    研究不同多巴胺D1受体(DRD1)基因型48A/G原发性高血压患者全麻气管插管心血管反应.方法原发性高血压患者120例,ASAⅡ或Ⅲ级,按照基因型进行分组,A、C组为AG/GG型,B组为AA型,每组40例.C组气管插管前10 s静注乌拉地尔25 mg.于诱导前、诱导后、插管后0、1.5、5 min测定SBP、DBP、HR和ECG.结果 与诱导前比较,A、B组插管后0、1.5、5min SBP、DBP升高,HR显著增快(P<0.05或P<0.01),C组SBP、DBP升高不明显.插管后0、1.5、5 min A组DBP明显高于、HR快于B、C组(P<0.05或P<0.01).A组气管插管时心律失常发生率明显多于B、C组(P<0.05).结论AG/GG型原发性高血压患者气管插管时血流动力学变化明显,麻醉诱导前静注乌拉地尔可以起到预防作用.%Objective To investigate hemodynamic response to endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia in patients of different dopamine D1 receptor -48A/G genotypes with essential hypertension (EH). Methods One hundred and twenty patients with EH (ASA Ⅱ or Ⅲ) undergoing abdominal surgery were divided into three groups according to dopamine Dl receptor genotypes. The patients in group A and C were AG + GG genotype, and those in group B were AA genotype. 25mg Urapidil was intravenously injected 10s before intubation in group C. SBP, DBP, HR and ECG were recorded before and after induction, 0 min, 1. 5 min and 5 min after intubation. Results Compared with baseline level before induction, SBP, DBP and HR at 0 min, 1. 5 min, 5 min after intubation increased significantly in group A and B (P<0. 05 or P<0. 01), whereas SBP.DBP did not increase significantly in group C. DBP and HR in group A increased more significantly at 0 min, 1. 5 min, 5 min after intubation compared with group B and C (P<0. 05 or P<0. 01). The incidence of cardiac arrhythmias in group A was higher than that in group B and C (P<0. 05). Conclusion EH patients of AG/GG genotype show significant hemodynamic fluctuation during

  6. Predictors of difficult intubation defined by the intubation difficulty scale (IDS): predictive value of 7 airway assessment factors

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    Seo, Suk-Hwan; Lee, Jeong-Gil; Yu, Soo-Bong; Kim, Doo-Sik; Ryu, Sie-Jeong; Kim, Kyung-Han

    2012-01-01

    Background The intubation difficulty scale (IDS) has been used as a validated difficulty score to define difficult intubation (DI). The purpose of this study is to identify airway assessment factors and total airway score (TAS) for predicting DI defined by the IDS. Methods There were 305 ASA physical status 1-2 patients, aged 19-70 years, who underwent elective surgery with endotracheal intubation. During the pre-anesthetic visit, we evaluated patients by 7 preoperative airway assessment fact...

  7. 罗库溴铵与顺式阿曲库铵用于气管插管中肌肉松弛恢复情况对比%Clinical Comparative Study on Rocuronium and Cisatracurium for Muscle Relaxation Recovery in Endotracheal Intubation

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    刘龙娟; 梁良

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of cisatracurium and rocuronium for tracheal intubation condition and muscle relaxation. Methods 162 patients with abdominal operation under general anesthesia endotracheal intubation were randomly divided into the obser-vation group and the control group, 81 cases in each group, and intravenously injected by midazolam 0. 04 mg / kg, fentanyl 3 μg / kg for anesthesia induction. Then after the patients' consciousness and eyelash reflex disappearance, the control group was given rocuroni-um 0. 5 mg / kg and the observation group was given cisatracurium 0. 12 mg / kg. Then the endotracheal intubation was performed and sevoflurane was used for maintaining the anesthesia depth. The total effective rates of endotracheal intubation and the changes of MAP, SPO2 and HR before and after operation were compared between the two groups. Besides, the muscle relaxation onset time, ef-fective time, recovery index and adverse reactions were also recorded. Results The total effective rate of endotracheal intubation was 96. 30% in the observation group and 90. 12% in the control group with statistically significant difference between the two groups ( Z = 2. 83, P ﹤ 0. 05 ) ; MAP, SpO2 and HR after operation in the two groups had no obvious difference compared with before opera-tion; the muscle relaxation onset time in the observation group was longer, but the action time and the recovery index were signifi-cantly lower than those in the control group with statistical differences( P ﹤ 0. 05 ) ; the adverse reaction situation in the observation group was less than that in the control group without statistical difference. Conclusion Cisatracurium used in endotracheal intubation has short persistent time, rapid recovery, fewer adverse reactions and is a more ideal muscle relaxant.%目的:观察顺式阿曲库铵和罗库溴铵对肌肉松弛情况和气管插管条件下的效果。方法将162例行全身麻醉气管插管腹部手术的患者

  8. “J”状塑型双腔气管导管插管操作对成功率及术后声音嘶哑、咽喉痛的影响%The comparison of the influence of "J" shape on the success rate of intubation to double-lumen endotracheal tube and postoperative hoarseness, sore throat

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    吕晓红; 张剑; 顾晓营; 王虎山; 段宗生

    2015-01-01

    目的 观察双腔气管导管(double-lumen endotracheal tube,DLT)塑型对插管成功率及术后声音嘶哑(声嘶)、咽喉痛的影响,从而为寻求更好的DLT塑型插管提供依据. 方法 择期全身麻醉下行胸科手术患者160例,美国麻醉医师协会(ASA)分级Ⅰ~Ⅲ级,参照随机数字表法分成DLT插管塑型组和非塑型组(每组80例),两组根据左右DLT插管各分为两组(A、B、C、D组,每组40例),又根据性别再各分为两个亚组(A1、A2、B1、B2、C1、C2、D1、D2组,每组20例).两组均采用经口明视气管插管,塑型组采用塑成“J”状的DLT进行插管,非塑型组采用未经塑型保留原有弯度的DLT进行插管.观察DLT插管时间、插管尝试次数及插反情况,患者术后声嘶、咽喉痛发生率及严重程度. 结果 塑型组插管时间[(154±6)s]明显短于非塑型组[(185±13)s](P<0.05);塑型组插管尝试次数[(1.4±0.4)次]明显少于非塑型组[(1.7±0.8)次](P<0.05);塑型组插反情况(3次)明显比非塑型组少(11次)(P<0.05),且与性别无关,但左DLT比右DLT易于插反(P<0.05).患者术后声嘶发生率塑型组(15/80)明显低于非塑型组(33/80)(P<0.05);患者术后咽喉痛发生率塑型组(15/80)明显低于非塑型组(31/80) (P<0.05),且与性别有关,女性较男性术后易发生声嘶、咽喉痛. 结论 “J”状DLT塑型插管成功率高、刺激小,可降低患者术后声嘶、咽喉痛发生率,具有一定的临床推广意义.%Objective To observe the success rate of intubation of shaping double-lumen endotracheal tube (DLT) and postoperative hoarseness,sore throat,and to seek better DLT shaping provides the basis for intubation.Methods One hundred and sixty patients of ASA Ⅰ-Ⅲ with elective thoracic surgery under general anesthesia,randomly divided into the shape group and the no shape group to intubate DLT(n=80).Each group according to each DLT is divided into two groups(group A,B,C,D,n=40),and according

  9. Methods and complications of nasoenteral intubation.

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    Halloran, Owen; Grecu, Bianca; Sinha, Ashish

    2011-01-01

    Nasoenteral intubation is among the most common procedures performed by clinicians across all medical specialties. The most common technique for nasoenteral intubation is blind passage, as it does not require the use of sophisticated or expensive medical equipment. Unfortunately, blind placement too frequently results in trauma and is a source of significant morbidity and mortality. It is apparent that altered mental status, a preexisting endotracheal tube, and critical illness put a patient in a higher risk group for malposition and complications. Nasoenteral intubation should be attempted only with an understanding of the possibility for difficult placement and the potential complications that can arise from trauma or malposition.

  10. The Study of Predictive Endotracheal Intubation on the Severe Organophosphorus Pesticide Poisoning and Respiratory Insufficiency%预见性气管插管抢救重度有机磷农药中毒合并呼吸不全研究

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    曾文军

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To discuss the effect of predictive endotracheal intubation on the patients with severe organophosphorus pesticide poisoning and respiratory insufficiency. Method:From October 2011 to October 2013,70 patients with severe organophosphorus pesticide poisoning and respiratory insufficiency in our hospital were selected and divided into 2 groups by random number table method. There were 35 cases in each group. Patients in two groups were provided treatment on a regular method,and the blood perfusion were included in the control group(not endotracheal intubation group),imposed predictability in the control group rescue under the condition of tracheal intubation into the observation group,the clinical rescue situation of cases in the two groups was analyzed and evaluated. Result:After treatment,the success rate of rescue and the case fatality rate of the cases in the observation group were 94.29%and 5.71%respectively,compared with 74.29%and 25.71%in the control group,and there was significant difference(P0.05).Conclusion:The patients with severe organophosphorus pesticide poisoning and respiratory insufficiency treated by predictability endotracheal intubation has exact treatment effect,and is suitable for popularization in future clinical application.%目的:探讨在重度有机磷农药中毒合并呼吸不全患者中实施预见性气管插管的方法及效果。方法:对2011年10月-2013年10月本院抢救的70例重度有机磷农药中毒合并呼吸不全患者进行随机数字表法分组,每组35例,两组均给予常规基础治疗,在此基础上,对照组(非气管插管组)实施血液灌流,观察组实施血液灌流及预见性气管插管,分析并评估两组病例的临床抢救情况。结果:观察组抢救成功率与病死率分别为94.29%、5.71%,明显优于对照组的74.29%、25.71%,两组比较差异有统计学意义(P0.05)。结论:在重度有机磷农药中毒合并呼吸不全患者中实

  11. Cervical spine movement during intubation

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    Amlan Swain

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available There have been growing concerns following documented instances of neurological deterioration in patients with cervical spine injury as a result of intubation. A significant body of evidence has since evolved with the primary objective of ascertaining the safest way of securing the endotracheal tube in patients with suspected and proven cervical injury. The search for a mode of intubation producing the least movement at the cervical spine is an ongoing process and is limited by logistic and ethical issues. The ensuing review is an attempt to review available evidence on cervical movements during intubation and to comprehensively outline the movement at the cervical spine with a wide plethora of intubation aids. Literature search was sourced from digital libraries including PubMed, Medline and Google Scholar in addition to the standard textbooks of Anaesthesiology. The keywords used in literature search included 'cervical spine motion,' 'neurological deterioration,' 'intubation biomechanics,' 'direct laryngoscopy,' 'flexible fibreoptic intubation,' 'video laryngoscopes' and 'craniocervical motion.' The scientific information in this review is expected to assist neuroanaesthesiologists for planning airway management in patients with neurological injury as well as to direct further research into this topic which has significant clinical and patient safety implications.

  12. Effect of angiotensin converting enzyme genetic polymorphism on cardiovascular response to endotracheal intubation in patients with hypertension%血管紧张素转换酶基因多态性对高血压患者气管插管心血管反应的影响

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    项玲; 王军; 曾因明; 王晓峰; 金月华; 邓波

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) genetic polymorphism on the cardiovascular response to endotracheal intubation in patients with hypertension.Methods The patients with primary hypertension,ASA Ⅱ or Ⅲ,aged 54-64 yr,weighing 50-70 kg,scheduled for elective operation under general anesthesia,were enrolled in this study.Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism was used to detect the polymorphism of ACE gene.The patients were assigned into 3 groups according to their genotypes:homozygote DD group (group DD),heterozygote ID group (group ID),and homozygote Ⅱ group (group Ⅱ).Systolic blood pressure (SBP),diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and heart rate (HR) were recorded before and after induction of anesthesia,and at 0,1.5 and 5.0 min after intubation (T0-4).The rate-pressure product (RPP) was calculated.The cardiovascular events were recorded.Results In groups DD,ID and Ⅱ,40,39 and 40 cases were included in the analysis respectively.Compared with group ID,there was no significant difference in SBP,DBP,HR and RPP at T0-4 in group DD (P > 0.05).Compared with groups DD and ID,SBP,DBP,HR and RPP were significantly deceased at T2,3,and SBP,HR and RPP were significantly deceased at T4 in group Ⅱ (P < 0.05).The incidences of the myocardial ischemia during intubation and cardiovascular response to intubation were significantly lower in group C than in groups DD and ID (P < 0.05).Conclusion ACE genetic polymorphism exerts an effect on the cardiovascular response to endotracheal intubation in patients with hypertension,and homozygote DD and heterozygote ID have the most influence.%目的 评价血管紧张素转换酶多态性对高血压患者气管插管心血管反应的影响.方法 择期全麻手术的原发性高血压患者,体重50~ 70 kg,ASA分级Ⅱ或Ⅲ级.根据血管紧张素转换酶(ACE)基因型进行分组:DD基因型组(DD组)、ID基因型组(ID组)和Ⅱ基

  13. McGrath-5型视频喉镜引导气管导管不同前端塑形角度对肥胖患者经口气管插管的效果比较%Comparison of different front plastic angle with reinforced plastic endotracheal tube guidance by McGrath -5 video laryngoscope for orotracheal intubation in obesity

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    严峰; 李军; 王浩杰; 沈荣荣; 费莉

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare the different front plastic angle with reinforced plastic endotracheal tube guidance by McGrath -5 video laryngoscope for orotracheal intubation in obesity.Methods 1 20 cases with obesity undergoing general anesthesia,ASA gradeⅠ -Ⅲ who planned intubation guidance by McGrath -5 video laryngo-scope,were randomly divided into three group according to different front plastic angle for endotracheal tube:group A (catheter 60°),group B(catheter 75°),C group(catheter 90°),40 cases in each group.General information and air-way evaluation indexes such as Mallampati classification,the degree of open mouth,neck circumference,thyromental distance,atlanto -occipital joint stretch degree preoperatively were recorded.C /L classification with laryngoscopic exposure,the successful rate of first intubation,time of first intubation,cases of second intubation,the incidence of blood stained catheter and postoperative sore throat and hoarseness were recorded also.Results There were no signif-icant differences of patients with general information and airway evaluating indexes such as Mallampati classification, the degree of open mouth,neck circumference,thyromental distance,atlanto -occipital joint stretch degree among three groups(P >0.05).The successful rate of catheter alignment glottal was 97.5% in group B,which was signifi-cantly higher than that of group A(80.0%)and group C(85.0%)(χ2 =8.36,P 0.05).Conclusion McGrath -5 video laryngoscope which guided endotracheal tube with front plastic angle at 75°degree has highest success rate of intubation,shortest intubation time,least compli-cation and is suitable for the application of tracheal intubation in obese patients.%目的:比较 McGrath-5型视频喉镜引导加强型气管导管不同前端塑形角度对肥胖患者经口气管插管效果的影响。方法选取肥胖患者120例,ASA 分级Ⅰ~Ⅲ级,用 McGrath-5型视频喉镜插管,气管导管前端塑形一定角度,按数字

  14. Umesh's intubation detector (UID) for rapid and reliable identification of tracheal intubation by novices in anaesthetised, paralysed adult patients.

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    Umesh, Goneppanavar; Tim, Thomas Joseph; Prabhu, Manjunath; Prasad, Krishnamurthy N; Jasvinder, Kaur

    2013-10-01

    Oesophageal intubation can lead to life threatening complications if left undetected. Several devices and techniques are available to confirm tracheal intubation and for early detection of oesophageal intubation. This study was carried out to evaluate the utility of the Umesh's intubation detector device for rapid and reliable differentiation of tracheal from oesophageal intubation by novice users. In this prospective, double blind and randomised study, 100 healthy patients undergoing general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation received two identical size endotracheal tubes; one inserted into trachea and the other into the oesophagus. The Umesh's intubation detector was connected to one of the tubes randomly and a novice was asked to observe for inflation of the reservoir bag of the device while two chest compressions of approximately one inch each were given to the patient. Out of the total 100 tracheal intubations, 96 were correctly identified while the observers could not clearly conclude whether the tube was in trachea or oesophagus in the other four patients. Out of the total 100 oesophageal intubations, 99 were correctly identified. There were no complications related to the study. Umesh's intubation detector device can be used by novices for rapid and reliable differentiation of tracheal from oesophageal intubation in healthy adult patients.

  15. Risk Factors Assessment of the Difficult Intubation using Intubation Difficulty Scale (IDS).

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    K Nasa, Vaibhav; S Kamath, Shaila

    2014-07-01

    The major responsibility of anaesthesiologist is to maintain adequate gas exchange in his patients in all circumstances and this require that patency of upper airway is constantly maintained. Problems with upper airway management are among the most frequent causes of anaesthetic mishaps. Using intubation difficulty scale (IDS) we made an attempt to objectively assess the predictors of difficult intubation. We assessed classical bedside tests such as modified Mallampati test, Thyromental distance test and also neck extension test. We prospectively observed 400 patients undergoing general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation, for each patient intubation difficulty score was recorded during intubation. Risk factors assessment of difficult intubation done using IDS. Risk factor assessed includes modified mallampati class III and IV, thyromental distance ≤ 6cm and neck extension intubation (IDS, 0 to 2), slightly difficult intubation (IDS, 3 to 4) and difficult intubation (IDS 5). Preoperative airway assessment was done by thyromental distance measurement, neck extension measurement and modified mallampati test. Data was analysed using Receiver operating characteristic curve (ROC) and area under curve (AUC) for each test computed. pintubation was 8% and there were no failure to intubate the trachea. The AUC were as follows: modified Mallampati test 0.473 (ppredictor of difficult intubation (IDS≥5) in comparison to Thyromental test and modified mallampati test.

  16. 外科重症监护室气管插管患者肺部感染的细菌药敏分析%Bacterial susceptibility analysis of pulmonary infection patients in the surgical intensive care unit with endotracheal intubation

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    刘晓良; 苏艳丽; 何家花

    2015-01-01

    ObjectiveTo investigate the bacterial susceptibility effects of pulmonary infection in the surgical intensive care unit patients with endotracheal intubation.MethodsSelected 120 pulmonary infection in the surgical intensive care unit with endotracheal intubation from August 2012 to February 2014 in our hospital, the incidence of pulmonary infection and clini-cal data were to investigate; the pathogens were isolated in the pulmonary infection patients and were given the six kinds of drugs sensitivity analysis.ResultsThere were 43 cases of pulmonary infection, the rate was 35.8%, 4 cases were died. Multiple multivariate conditional logistic regression model showed that age, catheterization, vascular catheter, the joint use of antibiot-ics were the major independent risk factors of pulmonary infection and there were 43 cases were isolated pathogens included 28 cases were Gram-negative bacteria, 11 cases were Gram-positive bacteria, 4 cases were fungi. The Gram-negative bacteria to cefuroxime, levofloxacin, cefazolin sensitivity rates were relatively low.ConclusionThe pulmonary infection in the surgical in-tensive care unit with endotracheal intubation is relatively high, the prognosis is relatively poor and the mostly bacteria is Gram-negative bacteria, we should actively reasonable choice the rational antibiotics based on susceptibility circumstances.%目的:探讨外科重症监护室气管插管患者肺部感染的细菌药敏情况。方法:选择2012年8月~2014年2月在我院外科重症监护室诊治的120例患者,对肺部感染发病情况与临床资料进行调查;分离肺部感染患者的病原菌并纳入六种药物的药敏分析。结果:120例患者发生肺部感染43例,发生率为35.8%,其中死亡4例。多元多因素条件logistic回归模型结果发现年龄、导尿、动静脉插管、联合使用抗生素是导致肺部感染的主要独立危险因素。43例患者分离出病原菌43株,其中革兰氏阴性菌28

  17. Laryngeal mask airway guided tracheal intubation in a neonate with the Pierre Robin syndrome

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    Hansen, T G; Joensen, H; Henneberg, S W

    1995-01-01

    Endotracheal intubation in infants with the Pierre Robin syndrome may sometimes be impossible to accomplish by conventional means. To aid difficult tracheal intubation many different techniques have been described. We present a case, in which we successfully intubated a small-for-date newborn boy...... with the Pierre Robin syndrome by using a modified laryngeal mask airway (no. 1) as a guide for the endotracheal tube. The technique is easy to perform, less traumatic and less time-consuming than multiple attempts at laryngoscopy or blind tracheal intubation....

  18. Predictors of postoperative sore throat in intubated children.

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    Calder, Alyson; Hegarty, Mary; Erb, Thomas O; von Ungern-Sternberg, Britta S

    2012-03-01

    The incidence of postoperative sore throat (POST) following intubation is not well defined in the pediatric population. The etiology is multifactorial and includes impairment of subglottic mucosal perfusion and edema as a result of the pressures exerted by cuffed or uncuffed tubes. To determine the incidence of, and risk factors for, POST in intubated children undergoing elective day-case surgery. Five hundred patients aged 3-16 years were studied prospectively. Endotracheal tube (ETT) choice (cuffed or uncuffed) was left to the anesthetist. The cuff was inflated either until loss of audible leak or to a determined pressure using a cuff manometer. The research team then measured the cuff pressure (CP). POST incidence and intensity was determined by interviewing patients prior to discharge from the same day procedure unit. Chi-square testing and stepwise logistic regression were used to determine the predictors of POST. Of the 111 (22%) children developed a sore throat, 19 (3.8%) a sore neck, and 5 (1%) a sore jaw. 19% of patients with cuffed ETTs complained of sore throat compared with 37% of those intubated with an uncuffed ETT. The incidence of POST increased with CP; 0-10% at 0 cmH(2)O, 4% at 11-20 cmH(2)O, 20% at 21-30 cmH(2)O, 68% at CP 31-40 cmH(2)O, and 96% at CP >40 cmH(2)O. The ETT CP and use of uncuffed ETTs were univariate predictors of POST. Children intubated with uncuffed ETTs are more likely to have POST. ETT CP is positively correlated with the incidence of POST. When using cuffed ETTs, CP should be routinely measured intraoperatively. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  19. Humidification for intubated patients

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    Fotoula Babatsikou

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Artificial airways bypass the physiological mechanism of humidification and filtration of the inspired air, increasing, therefore, the possibilities of copious secretions production. Copious secretions increase the danger for atelektasis and respiratory infections. Moreover, clots can be shaped in the interior of the endotracheal tube or thracheostomy, resulting in increased work of breathing (WOB and reduced odds of successful extubation. It is also possible to lead progressively to complete obstruction of the endotracheal tube.Thus, the choice of a suitable humidification device during mechanical ventilation is of distinguished importance. There are various types of humidifiers. However, hydroscopic Heat and Moisture Exchangers (HMEs with filter and Heated Humidifiers (HHs, which provide humidity in form of water vapors, are currently used. When they are used correctly, and not in the cases where they are contraindicated, HMEs’ do not have complications and they decrease the cost of hospitalization as well as the staff workload. HMEs are better choice for short duration of intubation (<96 hours and during transports. HHs are preferred for patients with persisting hypercapnia, chronic respiratory failure and difficulty in ventilator weaning. HHs should be used for patients with prolonged duration of mechanical ventilation or patients that HMEs are contraindicated for. Neither HMEs nor HHs have been accused for increased incidences of ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP.

  20. Tracheal intubation in patients with anticipated difficult airway using Boedeker intubation forceps and McGrath videolaryngoscope

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    Strøm, C; Barnung, S; Kristensen, M S

    2015-01-01

    Videolaryngoscope (MVL) in patients with predictors for difficult intubation. METHODS: The study was conducted at the Department of Anaesthesia, Copenhagen University Hospital from September to December 2013. Patients with one or more predictors of difficult intubation scheduled for general anaesthesia were...... by using a styletted tube. CONCLUSION(S): Most patients with anticipated difficult intubation can be successfully intubated with Boedeker intubation forceps and MVL. However, endotracheal tube placement failed in 3/25 patients despite a good laryngeal view.......BACKGROUND: Videolaryngoscopes with sharp angulated blades improve the view of the vocal cords but this does not necessarily result in higher success rates of intubation The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of using Boedeker intubation forceps in conjunction with McGrath Series 5...

  1. Effects of user experience and method in the inflation of endotracheal tube pilot balloon on cuff pressure.

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    Ozer, A B; Demirel, I; Gunduz, G; Erhan, O L

    2013-01-01

    Endotracheal tube cuff pressure (ETCP) is recommended to be maintained between 20-30 cm H2O limits. While insufficient inflation of ETC may cause aspirations, over-inflation of it may lead to damage in tracheal epithelium. We planned to investigate the effects of user experience and cuff pressure inflation method differences following endotracheal tube cuff pressure and complaints about it. Two hundred and fifty patients planned for general anaesthesia were included in this study. ETC was inflated by users with different experience according to leakage or pilot balloon palpation techniques. ETCPs were measured by manometer at three periods (5 and 60 minutes after endotracheal intubation, and before extubation). Complaints about it were recorded in post anaesthetic care unit and 24 hours postoperatively. Though we found experience of user had significant effect on the ETCP regulations, we observed inflation methods did not have any effect. However we found ETCP was higher than normal range with experienced users. A correlation was observed between cuff pressure and anaesthesia duration with postoperative complaints. Our study concluded that the methods used do not have any significant advantage over one another. While ETC inflated at normal pressure increases as user's experience increases, experience alone is not enough in adjusting ETCP. A manometer should be used in routine inflation of ETC instead of conventional methods. CP and anaesthesia duration have correlations with some postoperative complaints.

  2. Rapid sequence intubation in the neonate.

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    Bottor, Lottie T

    2009-06-01

    Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is premedication prior to intubation that includes atropine, a sedative, and a neuromuscular blockage. Rapid sequence intubation is infrequently performed in neonates despite evidence that it is safe and effective. Neonates that experience endotracheal intubation often display apnea and cardiac arrhythmias, decreased or obstructed nasal airflow, increased systolic blood pressure, and decreased heart rate and transcutaneous oxygen tension. Infants can also experience increased anterior fontanel pressure, which can place them at greater risk for intraventricular hemorrhage. Rapid sequence intubation has been shown to facilitate better intubation conditions including no movement from the infant and better visualization of the airway. Infants receiving RSI were successfully intubated twice as fast as infants who were not premedicated. Infants with premedication also had fewer changes in baseline heart rate. Neonatal RSI can be easily and safely performed in the neonate. Knowledge and skill allow for the best conditions when intubating the infant. Future research must focus on the best combination of medications for RSI in the neonate.

  3. Tracheal intubation in patients with anticipated difficult airway using Boedeker intubation forceps and McGrath videolaryngoscope.

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    Strøm, C; Barnung, S; Kristensen, M S; Bøttger, M; Tvede, M F; Rasmussen, L S

    2015-10-01

    Videolaryngoscopes with sharp angulated blades improve the view of the vocal cords but this does not necessarily result in higher success rates of intubation The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of using Boedeker intubation forceps in conjunction with McGrath Series 5 Videolaryngoscope (MVL) in patients with predictors for difficult intubation. The study was conducted at the Department of Anaesthesia, Copenhagen University Hospital from September to December 2013. Patients with one or more predictors of difficult intubation scheduled for general anaesthesia were assessed for eligibility. Patients were intubated using Boedeker intubation forceps and MVL. The primary endpoint was time to intubation. The secondary endpoints were intubation success rate, number of intubation attempts, intubation conditions and post-operative hoarseness. Thirty-three patients were assessed for eligibility, and 25 patients were included in the study with a median SARI score of 3 (IQR 3-4). Twenty-two (88%, 95% confidence interval [74-100%]) of the patients were successfully intubated by the method with a median time to intubation of 115 s (IQR 78-247). Steering and advancement of the tube were reported as acceptable in 21 (84%) and 22 cases (88%), respectively, and excellent in 10 cases (45%) for both measures. Ten cases (40%) were intubated on the first attempt. There were three cases (12%) of failed intubation; in these cases, successful intubation was obtained by using a styletted tube. Most patients with anticipated difficult intubation can be successfully intubated with Boedeker intubation forceps and MVL. However, endotracheal tube placement failed in 3/25 patients despite a good laryngeal view. © 2015 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  4. 患者术前痛阈和耐痛阈与气管插管和切皮诱发的应激反应强度的相关性%Correlation of preoperative pain threshold and pain tolerance threshold with the intensity of stress reaction induced by endotracheal intubation and skin incision

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    刘敬臣; 王海棠; 赖坚

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨术前痛阈和耐痛阈与气管插管和切皮诱发的应激反应强度的相关性.方法 拟在气管插管全麻下行开腹手术(手术切口≥10 cm)的女性患者50例,ASA分级Ⅰ或Ⅱ级,年龄20~55岁.术前1 d测定痛阈和耐痛阈,并采用状态-特质焦虑问卷评价患者术前的精神状态(状态焦虑指数和特质焦虑指数).患者均采用全凭静脉麻醉(异丙酚-芬太尼-维库溴铵).于入室后平静10 min时(基础状态)、气管插管前即刻、插管后2 min、切皮前即刻和切皮后2 min时记录MAP和HR,并于相应时点抽取动脉血样,测定血浆去甲肾上腺素(NE)浓度.计算气管插管前后和切皮前后MAP、HR及血浆NE浓度的差值.术前状态焦虑指数、特质焦虑指数、痛阈、耐痛阈与气管插管前后、切皮前后MAP、HR及血浆NE浓度的差值行Pearson相关分析.结果 痛阈与气管插管前后和切皮前后MAP、HR及血浆NE浓度的差值无相关性(P>0.05);耐痛阈与气管插管前后和切皮前后MAP的差值(r=-0.766,r=-0.688,P<0.05)、HR的差值(r=-0.703,r=-0.638,P<0.05)及NE的差值(r=-0.781,r=-0.781,P<0.05)呈负相关;状态焦虑指数和特质焦虑指数与痛阈、耐痛阈以及气管插管前后和切皮前后MAP、HR及血浆NE浓度的差值无相关(P>0.05).结论 术前耐痛阈与气管插管和切皮诱发的应激反应强度呈负相关,痛阈与气管插管和切皮诱发的应激反应强度无相关性.%Objective To investigate the correlation of preoperative pain threshold and pain tolerance threshold with the intensity of stress reaction induced by endotracheal intubation and skin incision. Methods Fifty ASA Ⅰ or Ⅱ women, aged 20-55 yr, undergoing elective abdominal surgery requiring at least a 10-cm-long skin incision under general anesthesia, were studied. The electricity dolorimeter was used to measure the patients' pain sensitivity, including pain threshold and pain tolerance, and a State Trait

  5. 较细气管导管用于小儿气管插管的可行性与安全性观察%Observation of the feasibility and safety in intubation of pediatric patients with smaller-sized endotracheal tubes

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    吴玥; 程戌春; 韩苗华

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To observe the feasibility and safety in intubation of pediatric patients for endotraeheal tube choice by the formula of ID (mm) = ages/4 + 3.5. Methods: Twenty pediatric patients scheduled for surgery by general anesthesia(GA) were recruited and undergone endotracheal tube selection by the formula of ID(mm) = ages/4 + 3.5. The clinical data were kept regarding the cases of difficult tracheal intubation,incidences of hypoxemia during and after the surgery, respiratory parameters associated with mechanical ventilation which included pressure on inspiration( PI ), mean pressure on airway, saturation of pulse oxygen ( SpO2 ) and end-tidal CO2 ( EtCO2 ), postoperative complications of laryngismus, laryngeal edema, laryngeal stridor and cough with asthma, and incidences of hoarse voice, cough and cough with asthma at the second day after the surgery. Results :Totally, the 20 patients underwent intubation successfully, and each breathing parameter was within a normal range during the mechanical ventilation. Incidence of laryngospasm from extubation was seen in 2 cases, cough with asthma in 1 and lower SpO2 in 5,but improved after treatment. No occurrence of hoarse voice, cough and cough with asthma at the following day of the operation. Conclusion: It's feasible and safe to determine the size of endotracheal tubes for children by the formula of ID(mm) = ages/4 +3.5.%目的:观察按公式ID(mm)=年龄/4+3.5选择气管导管应用于小儿气管插管时的可行性与安全性.方法:全麻下行择期手术的患儿20例,气管导管的型号依据导管内径ID(mm)=年龄/4+3.5选择.记录困难插管发生例数,术中或术后低氧血症发生率,机械通气相关呼吸参数:吸气压、气道平均压力,脉搏氧饱和度(SpO2)和呼气末二氧化碳分压(EtCO2),术后喉痉挛、喉水肿、喉喘鸣或咳喘的发生率,术后第2天声音嘶哑、咳喘、咳嗽的发生率.结果:20例患儿均顺利插管;机械通气过程中各呼吸参数

  6. The effect of endotracheal tube cuff pressure change during gynecological laparoscopic surgery on postoperative sore throat: a control study.

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    Geng, Guiqi; Hu, Jingyi; Huang, Shaoqiang

    2015-02-01

    Postoperative respiratory complications related to endotracheal intubation usually present as cough, sore throat, hoarseness. The aim of the study was to examine the effects of endotracheal tube cuff pressure changes during gynecological laparoscopic surgery on postoperative sore throat rates. Thirty patients who underwent gynecological laparoscopic surgery and 30 patients who underwent laparotomy under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation were included. After induction of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, the cuff was inflated to 25 mmHg. At 5, 15, 30, 45 and 60 min after endotracheal intubation, cuff pressure and peak airway pressure were recorded. At 2 and 24 h after surgery, the patients were assessed for complaints of a sore throat. In patients who underwent laparotomy, cuff pressure and peak airway pressure did not change significantly at different time points after intubation. In patients who received laparoscopic surgery, cuff pressure and peak airway pressure were significantly increased compared to initial pressure at all examined time points. In both groups, the endotracheal tube cuff pressure and peak airway pressure were significantly correlated (R=0.9431, Psore throat scores at both 2 and 24 h after surgery (Ppressure and cuff pressure, resulting in increased incidence of postoperative sore throat.

  7. Lack of agreement and trending ability of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor compared with thermodilution

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    Møller-Sørensen, H; Hansen, K L; Ostergaard, M

    2012-01-01

    cardiac output (CO) during steady state and with induced haemodynamic changes in patients scheduled for elective cardiac surgery. METHODS: Twenty-five patients were enrolled. After induction of anaesthesia, endotracheal intubation using a dedicated ECOM tube, and insertion of the pulmonary artery catheter......BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive monitoring systems of central haemodynamics are gaining increasing popularity. The present study investigated the precision of the endotracheal cardiac output monitor (ECOM) system and its agreement with pulmonary artery catheter thermodilution (PAC TD) for measuring...

  8. Risk factors for hypotension in urgently intubated burn patients.

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    Dennis, Christopher J; Chung, Kevin K; Holland, Seth R; Yoon, Brian S; Milligan, Daun J; Nitzschke, Stephanie L; Maani, Christopher V; Hansen, Jacob J; Aden, James K; Renz, Evan M

    2012-12-01

    When urgently intubating patient in the burn intensive care unit (BICU), various induction agents, including propofol, are utilized that may induce hemodynamic instability. A retrospective review was performed of consecutive critically ill burn patients who underwent urgent endotracheal intubation in BICU. Basic burn-related demographic data, indication for intubation, and induction agents utilized were recorded. The primary outcomes of interest were clinically significant hypotension requiring immediate fluid resuscitation, initiation or escalation of vasopressors immediately after intubation. Secondary outcomes included ventilator days, stay length, and in-hospital mortality. Between January 2003 and August 2010, we identified 279 urgent intubations in 204 patients. Of these, the criteria for presumed sepsis were met in 60% (n=168) of the intubations. After intubation, 117 patients (42%) experienced clinically significant hypotension. Propofol (51%) was the most commonly utilized induction agent followed by etomidate (23%), ketamine (15%), and midazolam (11%). On multiple logistic regression, %TBSA (OR 1.016, 95% CI 1.004-1.027, ppredictors of hypotension. None of the induction agents, including propofol, were significantly associated with hypotension in patients with or without presumed sepsis. In critically ill burn patients undergoing urgent endotracheal intubation, specific induction agents, including propofol, were not associated with clinically significant hypotension. Presumed sepsis and %TBSA were the most important risk factors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  9. Correlations between controlled endotracheal tube cuff pressure and postprocedural complications: a multicenter study.

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    Liu, Jianhui; Zhang, Xiaoqing; Gong, Wei; Li, Shitong; Wang, Fen; Fu, Shukun; Zhang, Mazhong; Hang, Yannan

    2010-11-01

    Postoperative respiratory complications related to endotracheal intubation usually present as cough, sore throat, hoarseness, and blood-streaked expectorant. In this study, we investigated the short-term (hours) impact of measuring and controlling endotracheal tube cuff (ETTc) pressure on postprocedural complications. Five hundred nine patients from 4 tertiary care university hospitals in Shanghai, China scheduled for elective surgery under general anesthesia were assigned to a control group without measuring ETTc pressure, and a study group with ETTc pressure measured and adjusted. The duration of the procedure and duration of endotracheal intubation were recorded. Twenty patients whose duration of endotracheal intubation was between 120 and 180 minutes were selected from each group and examined by fiberoptic bronchoscopy immediately after removing the endotracheal tube. Endotracheal intubation-related complications including cough, sore throat, hoarseness, and blood-streaked expectorant were recorded at 24 hours postextubation. There was no significant difference in sex, age, height, weight, procedure duration, and duration of endotracheal intubation between the 2 groups. The mean ETTc pressure measured after estimation by palpation of the pilot balloon of the study group was 43 ± 23.3 mm Hg before adjustment (the highest was 210 mm Hg), and 20 ± 3.1 mm Hg after adjustment (P sore throat, hoarseness, and blood-streaked expectoration in the control group was significantly higher than in the study group. As the duration of endotracheal intubation increased, the incidence of sore throat and blood-streaked expectoration in the control group increased. The incidence of sore throat in the study group also increased with increasing duration of endotracheal intubation. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy in the 20 patients showed that the tracheal mucosa was injured in varying degrees in both groups, but the injury was more severe in the control group than in the study group. ETTc

  10. Nasotracheal intubation depth in paediatric patients.

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    Kemper, M; Dullenkopf, A; Schmidt, A R; Gerber, A; Weiss, M

    2014-11-01

    The aim of this study was to compare intubation depth using the Microcuff paediatric endotracheal tube (PET) placed with the intubation depth mark between the vocal cords with that of different published formulae/recommendations for nasotracheal intubation depth in children. Children aged from birth to 10 yr undergoing elective surgery with nasotracheal intubation were included. Tracheal tubes were adjusted according to the intubation depth mark between the vocal cords using direct laryngoscopy. Nasal intubation depth was recorded and the distance 'tube tip to carina' was measured endoscopically. Based on the recorded nasal intubation depth and measured distance 'tube tip to carina', the position of tube tip and cuff was calculated according to six published formulae/recommendations. Seventy-six children were studied. For the Microcuff PET, the median tube tip advancement within the trachea was 52.9% (41.1-73.8%) of tracheal length. The shortest distance from the 'tube tip to carina' was 15 mm for a 3.5 mm internal diameter tube. If the six published formulae/recommendations had been used, this would have resulted in endobronchial tube placement in up to 9.1% of cases, and the tube tip would have been placed above the glottis in up to 2.6% of cases. The upper border of the cuff would have been placed in the subglottic area in up to 42.1% of cases and in a supraglottic position in up to 63.2% of cases. This study indicates that nasal intubation with the intubation depth mark placed between the vocal cords was superior to formula-based nasotracheal tube positioning. The latter would result in a high rate of endobronchial intubations, excessively high cuff positions and even tracheal extubations. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  11. Endotracheal suction in intubated critically ill adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation: a systematic review Aspiración endotraqueal en pacientes adultos con veía aérea artificial: revisión sistemática Aspiração endotraqueal em pacientes adultos com via aérea artificial: revisão sistemática

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    Débora Oliveira Favretto

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    Full Text Available AIM: identify and analyze in the literature the evidence of randomized controlled trials on care related to the suctioning of endotracheal secretions in intubated, critically ill adult patients undergoing mechanical ventilation. METHOD: the search was conducted in the PubMed, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL and LILACS databases. From the 631 citations found, 17 studies were selected. RESULTS: Evidence was identified for six categories of intervention related to endotracheal suctioning, which were analyzed according to outcomes related to hemodynamic and blood gas alterations, microbial colonization, nosocomial infection, and others. CONCLUSIONS: although the evidence obtained is relevant to the practice of endotracheal aspiration, the risks of bias found in the studies selected compromise the evidence's reliability.OBJETIVO: identificar y analizar evidencias oriundas de ensayos clínicos controlados y hechos aleatorios sobre las atenciones relacionados a la aspiración de secreciones endotraqueales en pacientes adultos, en estado crítico, intubados y bajo ventilación mecánica. MÉTODO: la busca fue realizada en las bases de datos PUBMED, EMBASE, CENTRAL, CINAHL y LILACS. De las 631 referencias encontradas, 17 estudios fueron seleccionados. RESULTADOS: se identificaron evidencias en cuanto a seis categorías de intervenciones relacionadas a la aspiración endotraqueal, las cuales fueron analizadas según los resultados referentes a alteraciones hemodinámicas y de los gases sanguíneos, colonización microbiana, infección nosocomial, entre otros. RESULTADOS: las evidencias logradas son relevantes para la práctica de la aspiración endotraqueal, mientras, los riesgos de bies de los estudios seleccionados comprometen su confiabilidad.OBJETIVO: identificar e analisar evidências oriundas de ensaios clínicos controlados e randomizados sobre os cuidados relacionados à aspiração de secreções endotraqueais em pacientes adultos, em estado cr

  12. Comparative study between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat

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    ABSTRACT Postoperative sore throat is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. After tracheal intubation, the incidence of sore throat varies from 14.4% to 50%. The aim of the study was to compare between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on the endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat. The present study was carried out on 124 patients admitted to Alexandria university hospitals for lumbar fixation surgery requiring general ...

  13. Failed fibreoptic intubation: 70° rigid nasendoscope and Frova introducer to the rescue

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    Stalin Vinayagam

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    Full Text Available Endotracheal intubation was successfully accomplished with 70° rigid nasendoscope under video guidance in two patients in whom repeated attempts to secure airway with flexible fibreoptic bronchoscope were unsuccessful. Both patients had compromised airway (laryngeal papillomatosis and a huge thyroid swelling and were uncooperative. Frova intubating introducer was used along with 70° rigid nasendoscope to accomplish tracheal intubation under video guidance.

  14. Contralateral hyperinflation: Computed tomography demonstration of an unusual complication of unrecognized endobronchial intubation

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    Jyotindu Debnath

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Endobronchial intubation (EBI is an important complication of endotracheal intubation. In a case of unrecognized EBI, usually, the intubated lung gets hyperinflated while the contralateral lung collapses. We report a case of unrecognized right main stem EBI with ipsilateral normal aeration and contralateral hyperinflation detected during computed tomography scan of the chest for trauma work up in a case of severe head injury.

  15. 压力支持通气模式联合右美托咪定用于气管内插管患者苏醒期的效果%Effect of Pressure Support Ventilation combined with Dexmedetomidine on Recovery Period in Endotracheally Intubated Patients

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    周良军; 王寿平; 陈晓彤

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨压力支持通气( PSV )呼吸模式联合右美托咪定对气管内插管患者苏醒期的影响。方法:选择因乳腺癌改良根治手术而行气管内插管全麻的患者40例,ASA Ⅰ-Ⅱ级,随机分成C、D两组各20例,两组在整个麻醉及手术过程中机械通气的模式均持续采用容量控制通气(VCV),持续至气管导管拔出,C组在手术结束前约30 min静脉注射0.9%生理盐水;D组术毕患者有自主呼吸时采用PSV呼吸模式持续至气管导管拔出,D组在手术结束前约30 min静脉注射右美托咪啶0.5μg/kg。记录手术结束后呼之睁眼时间及拔管时间,记录气管导管拔管时Riker镇静、躁动评分及Ramsay镇静评分,记录入室基础值(T0)、拔管即刻(T1)、拔管后2 min (T2)、5 min (T3)、10 min(T4)各时点患者的平均动脉压、心率。结果:与C组比较,D组呼之睁眼时间及拔管时间差异均无统计学意义(P>0.05);D组的躁动发生率明显降低(P<0.01),D组患者Ramsay镇静评分2-4分;D组内T0至T4各时间点心率、血压无明显变化。结论:联合使用PSV呼吸模式与右美托咪定既可防治气管内插管患者苏醒期躁动及心血管不良反应,又不延迟苏醒。%Objective:To evaluate the efficacy of pressure support ventilation(PSV) combined with dexmedetomidine on recovery period in endotracheally intubated patients. Methods:40 ASA physical status I orⅡ patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy under endotracheal general anesthesia were randomly assigned into group C (n=20) and group D(n=20). In group C, volume control ventilation(VCV) was used during operation until extubation and 0.9%normal saline was injected intravenously 30min before the end of operation. In group D, VCV was used during operation then transferred to PSV when spontaneous breath appeared and dexmedetomidine was injected intravenously 30 min

  16. Malposition of the epiglottis associated with fiberoptic intubation.

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    Takenaka, Ichiro; Aoyama, Kazuyoshi; Abe, Yumiko; Iwagaki, Tamao; Takenaka, Yukari; Kadoya, Tatsuo

    2009-02-01

    A case in which the epiglottis was tucked into the laryngeal inlet by advancement of an endotracheal tube (ETT) during fiberoptic intubation, is presented. In this case, pulling the fibroscope, which was advanced under the displaced epiglottis, was effective for restoration.

  17. Comparison of successful intubation with two different blades of laryngoscope: single-use and reusable.

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    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Many types of single-use blades are manufactured with different designs and materials. There have been several reports of difficulties in obtaining a view of the glottis with single-use laryngoscopes. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare the quickness and the success rate of endotracheal intubations with two different laryngoscope blades: disposable laryngoscope blades and reusable laryngoscope blades. METHODS: The study included 200 patients aged 18 to 70 who were admitted to the operating room of the Ali Ebne Abitaleb Hospital in Zahedan. The patients were randomly divided in two groups. Disposable laryngoscope blades were used for the first group and reusable laryngoscope blades were used for the second group. The endotracheal intubation duration and the failure rate of the intubation were assessed in the two groups. RESULTS: No failures and prolongations of intubations were found in the reusable laryngoscope blades group compared with 21% incidence of prolonged intubations and 14% incidence of failed intubations in the prolonged intubations group which led to change of the laryngoscope by the anesthetists (P<0.05. CONCLUSIONS: The single-use laryngoscope blades appear to be efficient devices because they do not modify the ease of endotracheal intubation in most cases. Nonetheless, for difficult intubations it is advised to maintain conventional laryngoscopes in reserve.

  18. Can difficult intubation be easily and rapidly predicted?

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    Fritscherova, Sarka; Adamus, Milan; Dostalova, Katerina; Koutna, Jirina; Hrabalek, Lumir; Zapletalova, Jana; Uvizl, Radovan; Janout, Vladimir

    2011-06-01

    Failed endotracheal intubation and inadequate ventilation with subsequent insufficient oxygenation can result in serious complications potentially leading to permanent health damage. Difficult intubation may occur not only in patients with apparent pathologies in the orofacial region but also, unexpectedly, in those without abnormalities. This study aimed at finding anthropometric parameters that are easy to examine and that would aid in predicting difficult intubation. A case-control study was undertaken. Based on defined criteria, 15 parameters were examined in patients with unanticipated difficult intubation. The parameters included a previous history of difficult intubation, pathologies associated with difficult intubation, clinical symptoms of airway pathology, the Mallampati score, upper lip bite test, receding mandible, and cervical spine and temporomandibular joint movement. Thyromental, hyomental and sternomental distances and inter-incisor gap were measured. The methods were precisely defined and the measurements were carried out by a trained anesthesiologist. Statistical analysis was performed on data from 74 patients with difficult intubation and 74 control patients with easy intubation. Significant predictors of difficult intubation were inter-incisor gap (IIG), thyromental distance (TMD) and class 3 limited movement of the temporomandibular joint. The IIG and TMD cut-offs were set at 42 mm and 93 mm, respectively. The results will be used to confirm these predictors in an anesthesiology clinic along with the aid of the laryngoscopic findings to improve the prediction of unanticipated difficult intubation.

  19. The effect of alfentanil on maternal haemodynamic changes due to tracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections under general anaesthesia

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    Seyedeh Masoumeh Hosseini Valami

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Endotracheal intubation can produce severe maternal haemodynamic changes during caesarean sections under general anaesthesia. However, administration of narcotics before endotracheal intubation to prevent these changes may affect the Apgar score in neonates. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of intravenous alfentanil on haemodynamic changes due to endotracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections performed under general anaesthesia. Methods: Fifty parturients were randomly divided into two equal groups. Patients in the first group received alfentanil 10 μg/kg and in the second group received placebo intravenously 1 min before induction of anaesthesia for elective caesarean section. Haemodynamic parameters and bispectral index system (BIS in mothers, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO 2 and Apgar score in the newborn were assessed. Results: Changes in systolic blood pressure were significant at 1, 5 and 10 min after intubation between two groups. Changes in diastolic blood pressure were significantly less in alfentanil group, 1 min after induction of anaesthesia and 1 min after endotracheal intubation. Mean heart rate at 1 min after induction and at 1 and 5 min after intubation also reduced significantly in this group. Conclusion: Alfentanil use was associated with decreases or minimal increases in maternal systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate after endotracheal intubation.

  20. The effect of alfentanil on maternal haemodynamic changes due to tracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections under general anaesthesia.

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    Hosseini Valami, Seyedeh Masoumeh; Hosseini Jahromi, Seyed Abbas; Masoodi, Niolofar

    2015-11-01

    Endotracheal intubation can produce severe maternal haemodynamic changes during caesarean sections under general anaesthesia. However, administration of narcotics before endotracheal intubation to prevent these changes may affect the Apgar score in neonates. This study was designed to evaluate the effect of intravenous alfentanil on haemodynamic changes due to endotracheal intubation in elective caesarean sections performed under general anaesthesia. Fifty parturients were randomly divided into two equal groups. Patients in the first group received alfentanil 10 μg/kg and in the second group received placebo intravenously 1 min before induction of anaesthesia for elective caesarean section. Haemodynamic parameters and bispectral index system (BIS) in mothers, peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) and Apgar score in the newborn were assessed. Changes in systolic blood pressure were significant at 1, 5 and 10 min after intubation between two groups. Changes in diastolic blood pressure were significantly less in alfentanil group, 1 min after induction of anaesthesia and 1 min after endotracheal intubation. Mean heart rate at 1 min after induction and at 1 and 5 min after intubation also reduced significantly in this group. Alfentanil use was associated with decreases or minimal increases in maternal systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate after endotracheal intubation.

  1. Comparison of different intubation techniques performed inside a moving ambulance: a manikin study.

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    Wong, K B; Lui, C T; Chan, William Y W; Lau, T L; Tang, Simon Y H; Tsui, K L

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    OBJECTIVE. Airway management and endotracheal intubation may be required urgently when a patient deteriorates in an ambulance or aircraft during interhospital transfer or in a prehospital setting. The objectives of this study were: (1) to compare the effectiveness of conventional intubation by Macintosh laryngoscope in a moving ambulance versus that in a static ambulance; and (2) to compare the effectiveness of inverse intubation and GlideScope laryngoscopy with conventional intubation inside a moving ambulance. DESIGN. Comparative experimental study. SETTING. The experiment was conducted in an ambulance provided by the Auxiliary Medical Service in Hong Kong. PARTICIPANTS. A group of 22 doctors performed endotracheal intubation on manikins with Macintosh laryngoscope in a static and moving ambulance. In addition, they performed conventional Macintosh intubation, inverse intubation with Macintosh laryngoscope, and GlideScope intubation in a moving ambulance in both normal and simulated difficult airways. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES. The primary outcome was the rate of successful intubation. The secondary outcomes were time taken for intubation, subjective glottis visualisation grading, and eventful intubation (oesophageal intubation, intubation time >60 seconds, and incisor breakage) with different techniques or devices. RESULTS. In normal airways, conventional Macintosh intubation in a static ambulance (95.5%), conventional intubation in a moving ambulance (95.5%), as well as GlideScope intubation in a moving ambulance (95.5%) were associated with high success rates; the success rate of inverse intubation was comparatively low (54.5%; P=0.004). In difficult airways, conventional Macintosh intubation in a static ambulance (86.4%), conventional intubation in a moving ambulance (90.9%), and GlideScope intubation in a moving ambulance (100%) were associated with high success rates; the success rate of inverse intubation was comparatively lower (40.9%; P=0.034). CONCLUSIONS

  2. Routine follow-up cranial computed tomography for deeply sedated, intubated, and ventilated multiple trauma patients with suspected severe head injury.

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    Wurmb, Thomas Erik; Schlereth, Stefan; Kredel, Markus; Muellenbach, Ralf M; Wunder, Christian; Brederlau, Jörg; Roewer, Norbert; Kenn, Werner; Kunze, Ekkehard

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    Missed or delayed detection of progressive neuronal damage after traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have negative impact on the outcome. We investigated whether routine follow-up CT is beneficial in sedated and mechanically ventilated trauma patients. The study design is a retrospective chart review. A routine follow-up cCT was performed 6 hours after the admission scan. We defined 2 groups of patients, group I: patients with equal or recurrent pathologies and group II: patients with new findings or progression of known pathologies. A progression of intracranial injury was found in 63 patients (42%) and 18 patients (12%) had new findings in cCT 2 (group II). In group II a change in therapy was found in 44 out of 81 patients (54%). 55 patients with progression or new findings on the second cCT had no clinical signs of neurological deterioration. Of those 24 patients (44%) had therapeutic consequences due to the results of the follow-up cCT. We found new diagnosis or progression of intracranial pathology in 54% of the patients. In 54% of patients with new findings and progression of pathology, therapy was changed due to the results of follow-up cCT. In trauma patients who are sedated and ventilated for different reasons a routine follow-up CT is beneficial.

  3. An incidentaloma at ileal intubation.

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    2012-02-01

    The authors report the case of a primary small bowel lymphoma discovered incidentally in a 33-year-old male following ileal intubation at colonoscopy. The patient subsequently underwent curative treatment with chemotherapy. This case not only highlights the importance of routine ileoscopy but also the successful use of chemotherapy in a disease for which the optimal treatment modality has not been well characterized.

  4. Evaluation of three adjusting manoeuvres and type of endotracheal ...

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    Sep 9, 2011 ... After obtaining approval from the hospital ethics committee, as well as ... presenting for routine, non-head and neck surgery, were selected for .... Table III: Intubation characteristics and incidence of blood on the device. Group.

  5. Predicting Which Patients will Likely Benefit from Subglottic Secretion Drainage Endotracheal Tubes: A Retrospective Study.

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    Mareiniss, Darren P; Xu, Tim; Pham, Julius Cuong; Hsieh, Yu-Hsiang; Zhao, Jiawei; Nguyen, Christopher; Nguyen, Michael; Winters, Bradford

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    Subglottic secretion drainage endotracheal tubes (SSD ETTs) have been shown to decrease ventilator-associated pneumonia and are recommended for patients intubated > 48 h or 72 h. However, it is difficult to determine which patients will be intubated > 48 h or 72 h at the time of intubation. We attempted to determine which patient characteristics were associated with intubations ≥ 48 h or 72 h in order to guide proper placement of SSD ETTs. The medical records of 2,159 ventilated patients at a single institution were retrospectively reviewed for intubation duration, age, sex, race, body mass index, weight, intubation reason, whether the intubation was emergent, operative status, intensive care unit (ICU) diagnosis, intubation location, ICU location, comorbidities (e.g., congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, coronary artery disease, dementia, and liver disease), acute kidney injury (AKI), and chronic renal injury. A multivariate regression analysis was then performed with all reliable data. The following were associated with intubation ≥ 48 h: neuroscience critical care unit (NCCU) admission (risk ratio [RR] = 1.85; 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.34-2.56), emergent intubation (RR = 1.97; 95% 1.28-3.03), comorbid dementia (RR = 2.31; 95% 1.28-4.18), nonoperative intubation (RR = 1.77; 95% 1.28-4.18), and AKI (RR = 3.32; 95% 2.56-4.3). The following were independently associated with intubation ≥ 72 h: NCCU admission (RR = 2.2; 95 CI 1.57-3.08), nonoperative intubation (RR = 3.38; 95% CI 2.63-4.35), comorbid dementia (RR = 3.03; 95% CI 1.67-5.48), and AKI (RR = 3.11; 95% CI 2.38-4.07). Nonoperative intubation, emergent intubation, history of dementia, admission to NCCU and AKI all appear to be independently associated with increased RRs for either ≥ 48 h or 72 h of ventilation. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  6. Effects of Alkalinized Lidocaine with Endotracheal Intubation Intracuff Injection on Occurrence of Cough and Sore Throat in Smoking Patients after Operation%气管内插管套囊内注入碱化利多卡因对吸烟患者术后咽喉疼、呛咳的影响

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    谢冠楠; 高秀娟

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the effect of alkalinized lidocaine with endotracheal intubation intracuff injection on the occur-rence of cough and sore throat in the smoking patients after operation. Methods:A prospective and double-blind trial was carried out. Totally 50 smoking patients undergoing surgery under general anesthesia were enrolled. The patients were randomly allocated to receive either ETT intracuff injection of alkalinized 2% lidocaine (group L) or ETT intracuff injection of 0. 9% saline (group S). The inci-dence of cough and sore throat in the two groups was compared. The duration of anesthesia and the time between anesthesia termination and extubation were also recorded. Results:Group L was superior to group S in reducing cough (P0. 05). Conclusion:The intracuff injection of alkalinized lidocaine is superior to saline in decreasing the incidence of postoperative cough and sore throat in smoking patients.%目的::研究吸烟患者气管内插管( ETT)套囊内注入碱化利多卡因能否减轻术后呛咳和咽喉疼的发生。方法:50例在全麻下行外科手术的吸烟患者随机分为利多卡因组( L组)和对照组( S组)。 L组患者ETT套囊内注入碱化的2%利多卡因,S组ETT套囊内注入0.9%氯化钠注射液。记录两组患者麻醉持续时间、麻醉终止到气管拔管的时间,比较两组患者术后呛咳和咽喉疼发生率。结果:L组在降低患者术后呛咳方面优于S组(P<0.001),在麻醉恢复室(PACU)内术后咽喉疼的发生率L组患者也明显低于S组(P<0.05)。拔管后24 h,两组患者咽喉疼发生率未见明显异常。结论: ETT套囊内应用碱化利多卡因可以降低吸烟患者术后咽喉疼和呛咳的发生率。

  7. Evaluation of Truview evo2® Laryngoscope In Anticipated Difficult Intubation – A Comparison To Macintosh Laryngoscope

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    Ishwar Singh; Abhijit Khaund; Abhishek Gupta

    2009-01-01

    Summary The aim of the study was to assess and compare laryngoscopic view of Truview evo2 laryngoscope with that of Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with one or more predictors of difficult intubation (PDI). Moreover ease of intubation with Truview evo2 in terms of absolute time requirement was also aimed at. Patients for elective surgery requiring endotracheal intubation were initially assessed for three PDI parameters – modified Mallampati test, thyro-mental distance & Atlanto-occipital (...

  8. 肾上腺素与布地奈德吸入治疗拔管后喉头水肿疗效比较%Clinical effects of oxygen-driven aerosol inhalation of adrenaline and budesonide on children’ s laryngeal edema after removing endotracheal intubation

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    丁寅君; 占雅萍; 方华

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨肾上腺素、布地奈德雾化吸入治疗气管插管患儿拔管后喉头水肿的疗效。方法回顾性分析124例重症肺炎行气管插管拔管后出现喉头水肿的患儿,根据拔管后主要治疗方法不同分为A组和B组,A组用氧气雾化吸入肾上腺素治疗喉头水肿,B组用氧气雾化吸入盐酸布地奈德治疗喉头水肿,观察两组喉头水肿症状持续时间、雾化后即刻动脉血气及雾化1h后呼吸频率和心率。结果 A组喉头水肿持续时间为(26.91±12.38) h,B组为(34.86±13.21) h,A组症状持续时间较B组短,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(t=-2.691,P<0.05);A组雾化后即刻动脉血氧分压为(88.57±9.06)mmHg,B组为(76.81±11.03)mmHg,A组动脉血氧分压较B组高,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(t=2.529, P<0.05);A组二氧化碳分压为(41.27±11.50)mmHg,B组为(62.21±11.31)mmHg,A组二氧化碳分压较B组低,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(t=-5.529,P<0.05);雾化1h后A组呼吸频率为(34.32±7.79)次/min,B组为(41.18±7.76)次/min,A组呼吸频率较B组低,两组比较,差异有统计学意义( t=-3.899,P<0.05)。结论氧气雾化吸入肾上腺素可以缩短喉头水肿症状持续时间,提高动脉血氧分压,降低二氧化碳分压,降低呼吸频率。%Objective To evaluate the efficacy of oxygen-driven aerosol inhalation of adrenaline and budesonide on children ’ s laryngeal edema after removing endotracheal intubation .Methods This study was conducted by a retrospective analysis .Totally 124 children with laryngeal edema after removing endotracheal intubation were divided into group A and B according to different treatment methods .Group A was treated by using oxygen-driven aerosol inhalation of adrenaline , while group B was treated by using oxygen-driven aerosol

  9. Comparison of the Ambu Aura-i with the Air-Q Intubating Laryngeal Airway as A Conduit for Fiberoptic-guided Tracheal Intubation in Children with Ear Deformity.

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    Zhi, Juan; Deng, Xiao-Ming; Yang, Dong; Wen, Chao; Xu, Wen-Li; Wang, Lei; Xu, Jin

    2016-12-20

    Objective To compare the Ambu Aura-i with the Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway for fiberoptic-guided tracheal intubation in ear deformity children.Methods Totally 120 children who were scheduled for elective auricular reconstruction surgery requiring general anaesthesia with tracheal intubation were enrolled in this prospective study. They were randomized to receive either the Ambu Aura-i (Aura-i group) or Air-Q (Air-Q group). The time for successful tracheal intubation was assessed. The attempts for successful device insertion, leak pressures, cuff pressures, fiberoptic grade of laryngeal view, time for removal of the device after endotracheal intubation, and complications were recorded. Results Device placement, endotracheal intubation, and removal after endotracheal intubation were successful in all patients. The Air-Q group required longer time than the Aura-i group in device placement[(14.1±7.2) s vs. (10.8±5.2) s, PAura-i group). The leak pressure was (20.5±4.8) cmH2O in the Air-Q group and (22.2±5.0) cmH2O in the Aura-i group (PAura-i group (PAura-i group. Conclusion Both Ambu Aura-i and Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway are effective conduits for beroptic-guided tracheal intubation, with advantages including simple operation, high success rate, and fewer complications, especially the Ambu Aura-i.

  10. Molecular analysis of microbial communities in endotracheal tube biofilms.

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia is the most prevalent acquired infection of patients on intensive care units and is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. Evidence suggests that an improved understanding of the composition of the biofilm communities that form on endotracheal tubes may result in the development of improved preventative strategies for ventilator-associated pneumonia. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: The aim of this study was to characterise microbial biofilms on the inner luminal surface of extubated endotracheal tubes from ICU patients using PCR and molecular profiling. Twenty-four endotracheal tubes were obtained from twenty mechanically ventilated patients. Denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE profiling of 16S rRNA gene amplicons was used to assess the diversity of the bacterial population, together with species specific PCR of key marker oral microorganisms and a quantitative assessment of culturable aerobic bacteria. Analysis of culturable aerobic bacteria revealed a range of colonisation from no growth to 2.1×10(8 colony forming units (cfu/cm(2 of endotracheal tube (mean 1.4×10(7 cfu/cm(2. PCR targeting of specific bacterial species detected the oral bacteria Streptococcus mutans (n = 5 and Porphyromonas gingivalis (n = 5. DGGE profiling of the endotracheal biofilms revealed complex banding patterns containing between 3 and 22 (mean 6 bands per tube, thus demonstrating the marked complexity of the constituent biofilms. Significant inter-patient diversity was evident. The number of DGGE bands detected was not related to total viable microbial counts or the duration of intubation. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: Molecular profiling using DGGE demonstrated considerable biofilm compositional complexity and inter-patient diversity and provides a rapid method for the further study of biofilm composition in longitudinal and interventional studies. The presence of oral microorganisms in

  11. Intubation of Profoundly Agitated Patients Treated with Prehospital Ketamine.

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    Olives, Travis D; Nystrom, Paul C; Cole, Jon B; Dodd, Kenneth W; Ho, Jeffrey D

    2016-12-01

    Profound agitation in the prehospital setting confers substantial risk to patients and providers. Optimal chemical sedation in this setting remains unclear. The goal of this study was to describe intubation rates among profoundly agitated patients treated with prehospital ketamine and to characterize clinically significant outcomes of a prehospital ketamine protocol. This was a retrospective cohort study of all patients who received prehospital ketamine, per a predefined protocol, for control of profound agitation and who subsequently were transported to an urban Level 1 trauma center from May 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013. Identified records were reviewed for basic ambulance run information, subject characteristics, ketamine dosing, and rate of intubation. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) ambulance run data were matched to hospital-based electronic medical records. Clinically significant outcomes are characterized, including unadjusted and adjusted rates of intubation. Overall, ketamine was administered 227 times in the prehospital setting with 135 cases meeting study criteria of use of ketamine for treatment of agitation. Endotracheal intubation was undertaken for 63% (85/135) of patients, including attempted prehospital intubation in four cases. Male gender and late night arrival were associated with intubation in univariate analyses (χ2=12.02; P=.001 and χ2=5.34; P=.021, respectively). Neither ketamine dose, co-administration of additional sedating medications, nor evidence of ethanol (ETOH) or sympathomimetic ingestion was associated with intubation. The association between intubation and both male gender and late night emergency department (ED) arrival persisted in multivariate analysis. Neither higher dose (>5mg/kg) ketamine nor co-administration of midazolam or haloperidol was associated with intubation in logistic regression modeling of the 120 subjects with weights recorded. Two deaths were observed. Post-hoc analysis of intubation rates suggested a

  12. Predictors of Difficult Intubation with the Bonfils Rigid Fiberscope.

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    Nowakowski, Michal; Williams, Stephan; Gallant, Jason; Ruel, Monique; Robitaille, Arnaud

    2016-06-01

    Endotracheal intubation is commonly performed via direct laryngoscopy (DL). However, in certain patients, DL may be difficult or impossible. The Bonfils Rigid Fiberscope® (BRF) is an alternative intubation device, the design of which raises the question of whether factors that predict difficult DL also predict difficult BRF. We undertook this study to determine which demographic, morphologic, and morphometric factors predict difficult intubation with the BRF. Four hundred adult patients scheduled for elective surgery were recruited. Patients were excluded if awake intubation, rapid sequence induction, or induction without neuromuscular blocking agents was planned. Data were recorded, including age, sex, weight, height, American Society of Anesthesiologist classification, history of snoring and sleep apnea, Mallampati class, upper lip bite test score, interincisor, thyromental and sternothyroid distances, manubriomental distances in flexion and extension, neck circumference, maximal neck flexion and extension, neck skinfold thickness at the cricoid cartilage, and Cormack and Lehane grade obtained via DL after paralysis was confirmed. Quality of glottic visualization (good or poor), as well as the number of intubation attempts and time to successful intubation with the BRF, was noted. Univariate analyses were performed to evaluate the association between patient characteristics and time required for intubation. Variables that exhibited a significant correlation were included in a multivariate analysis using a standard least squares model. A P 1 attempt; 4 patients could not be intubated by using the BRF alone. These 4 patients were intubated by using a combination of DL and BRF (2 patients), DL and a Frova bougie (1 patient), and DL and an endotracheal tube shaped with a semirigid stylet (1 patient). Mean time for successful intubation was 26 ± 13 seconds. Multivariate analysis showed that decreased mouth opening (P = 0.008), increased body mass index (P = 0

  13. A single dose of esmolol blunts the increase in bispectral index to tracheal intubation during sevoflurane but not desflurane anesthesia.

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    Choi, Seung Ho; Kim, Chang Seok; Kim, Jong Hoon; Kim, Bum Su; Kim, Eun Mi; Min, Kyeong Tae

    2009-07-01

    Activation of the peripheral nerve system by endotracheal intubation is accompanied by an increase in bispectral index (BIS). Esmolol produces a dose-dependent attenuation of the adrenergic response to endotracheal intubation. Desflurane increases sympathetic nerve activity and plasma norepinephrine relative to sevoflurane. The authors hypothesized that esmolol might blunt the BIS response to endotracheal intubation more during sevoflurane anesthesia than desflurane anesthesia. In this double blind, randomized study, after the induction of anesthesia, patients were mask-ventilated with either sevoflurane or desflurane (end-tidal 1 minimum alveolar concentration) and received normal saline or esmolol (0.5 mg/kg) 1 minute before intubation (sevoflurane-control, sevoflurane-esmolol, desflurane-control, and desflurane-esmolol groups, n=20/group). BIS, mean arterial pressure, and heart rate were measured before the induction of anesthesia (awake), before esmolol injection (time point -1), immediately before intubation (time point 0), and every minute for 5 minutes after tracheal intubation (time point 1 to 5). Compared with preintubation, esmolol attenuated the increase in BIS at 1 minute after intubation during sevoflurane anesthesia (5.1% for esmolol and 31.7% for control) but not during desflurane anesthesia (28.6% for esmolol and 30.8% for control). Mean arterial pressure and heart rate increased after intubation in all groups but the changes were greater in the control groups than the esmolol groups. In conclusion, a single dose of esmolol blunted the increase in BIS to tracheal intubation during sevoflurane but not desflurane anesthesia.

  14. Air-Q intubating laryngeal airway: A study of the second generation supraglottic airway device

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    Viren Bhaskar Attarde

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Air-Q intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILA is used as a supraglottic airway device and as a conduit for endotracheal intubation. This study aims to assess the efficacy of the Air-Q ILA regarding ease of insertion, adequacy of ventilation, rate of successful intubation, haemodynamic response and airway morbidity. Methods: Sixty patients presenting for elective surgery at our Medical College Hospital were selected. Following adequate premedication, baseline vital parameters, pulse rate and blood pressure were recorded. Air-Q size 3.5 for patients 50-70 kg and size 4.5 for 70-100 kg was selected. After achieving adequate intubating conditions, Air-Q ILA was introduced. Confirming adequate ventilation, appropriate sized endotracheal tube was advanced through the Air-Q blindly to intubate the trachea. Placement of the endotracheal tube in trachea was confirmed. Results: Air-Q ILA was successfully inserted in 88.3% of patients in first attempt and 11.7% patients in second attempt. Ventilation was adequate in 100% of patients. Intubation was successful in 76.7% of patients with Air-Q ILA. 23.3% of patients were intubated by direct laryngoscopy following failure with two attempts using Air-Q ILA. Post-intubation the change in heart rate was statistically significant (P < 0.0001. 10% of patients were noted to have a sore throat and 5% of patients had mild airway trauma. Conclusion: Air-Q ILA is a reliable device as a supraglottic airway ensuring adequate ventilation as well as a conduit for endotracheal intubation. It benefits the patient by avoiding the stress of direct laryngoscopy and is also superior alternative device for use in a difficult airway.

  15. [Analysis on risk factors of endotracheal cuff under inflation in mechanically ventilated patients].

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    Fu, You; Xi, Xiuming

    2014-12-01

    To investigate the prevalent condition of endotracheal cuff pressure and risk factors for under inflation. A prospective cohort study was conducted. Patients admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Fuxing Hospital Affiliated to Capital Medical University, who were intubated with a high-volume low-pressure endotracheal tube, and had undergone mechanical ventilation for at least 48 hours, were enrolled. The endotracheal cuff pressure was determined every 8 hours by a manual manometer connected to the distal edge of the valve cuff at 07 : 00, 15 : 00, and 23 : 00. Measurement of the endotracheal cuff pressure was continued until the extubation of endotracheal or tracheostomy tube, or death of the patient. According to the incidence of under inflation of endotracheal cuff, patients were divided into the incidence of under inflation lower than 25% group (lower low cuff pressure group) and higher than 25% group (higher low cuff pressure group). The possible influencing factors were evaluated in the two groups, including body mass index (BMI), size of endotracheal tube, duration of intubation, use of sedative or analgesic, number of leaving from intensive care unit (ICU), the number of turning over the patients, and aspiration of sputum. Logistic regression analysis was used to determine risk factors for under-inflation of the endotracheal cuff. During the study period, 53 patients were enrolled. There were 812 measurements, and 46.3% of them was abnormal, and 204 times (25.1%) of under inflation of endotracheal cuff were found. There were 24 patients (45.3%) in whom the incidence of under inflation rate was higher than 25%. The average of under inflation was 7 (4, 10) times. Compared with the group with lower rate of low cuff pressure, a longer time for intubation was found in group with higher rate of low cuff pressure [hours: 162 (113, 225) vs. 118 (97, 168), Z=-2.034, P=0.042]. There were no differences between the two groups in other factors

  16. [Intubation with a tube exchanger on an intubation trainer. Influence of tube tip position on successful intubation].

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    Kemper, M; Haas, T; Imach, S; Weiss, M

    2014-07-01

    Securing the airway using a tube exchanger catheter is an important and useful technique in anesthesia. Its success is mainly hampered by tube tip impingement of laryngeal structures. Advancing the tracheal tube along its normal curvature via a tube exchanger catheter has a high risk of tube tip impingement mainly of right laryngeal structures. The authors achieved successful clinical experience by rotating the tracheal tube 90° anticlockwise (ventral tube tip position) before railroading the tube via a tube exchanger catheter or a fiber optic bronchoscope through the larynx. The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of the tracheal tube tip position while intubating an airway trainer over a tube exchange catheter. Volunteer anesthetists with varying years of professional experience were asked to intubate an intubation mannequin (Laerdal Airway Management Trainer) using the orotracheal route with an established tube exchange catheter (Cook Airway Exchange Catheter, 11F). Two different brands of tracheal tubes (Rüsch and Covidien, ID 7.0 mm) were used in a randomized order, each with the tracheal tube tip at first positioned right (90°), then ventrally (0°), left (270°) and finally dorsally (180°), resulting in eight intubation attempts for each participant. To ensure the correct tube tip position the tube was withdrawn before every intubation attempt until the tube tip position was visualized. The oropharnyx, larynx, trachea and tube were sufficiently lubricated with silicon spray (Rüsch Silikospray). The tube and airway exchange catheter size selection were made according to the clinical trial of Loudermilk et al. Successful endotracheal intubation without resistance was recorded for each tube tip position and tracheal tube brand. In total 20 anesthetists (13 consultants and 7 residents) with a median of 9.5 years (range 3-37 years) of professional experience participated in the study. Overall 160 intubation attempts were performed, 2

  17. Retrograde Intubation in Temporomandibular Joint Ankylosis-A Double Guide Wire Technique

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    Vitha K Dhulkhed

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Intubating a patient with temporomandibular joint ankylosis is always a challenge particularly when fibreoptic laryngo-scope is not available. In a 20-year-old male patient we successfully carried out endotracheal intubation with 7 mm portex cuffed PVC tube with the help of two flexible J tipped guide wires. One guide wire was passed into the airway from cricothyroid puncture site and another from subcricoid site. Both were brought out through the nose. The first guide wire was used for retracting the epiglottis and the second as a guide for passing the endotracheal tube.

  18. Intubation with Airtraq TM laryngoscope in a morbidly obese patient

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    Pratik Tantia

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In the present study, we report a case of successful endotracheal intubation using Airtraq TM Laryngoscope (AQL in a morbidly obese patient. A 35-year-old woman, morbidly obese (weight, 105 kg; height, 160 cm; BMI, 41 kg/m 2 , known hypertensive and diabetic, was admitted in the operating room for total abdominal hysterectomy under general anesthesia. The preoperative airway assessment anticipated both difficult bag-mask ventilation and intubation. Tracheal intubation using AQL was attempted after induction with propofol and relaxation with succinylcholine. Successful tracheal intubation was accomplished within 12 seconds of insertion of AQL into the oral cavity. The minimal hemodynamic response during this maneuver was advantageous in our patient.

  19. Comparative evaluation of intraocular pressure changes subsequent to insertion of laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal tube.

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    Ghai B

    2001-07-01

    Full Text Available AIMS: To evaluate the intraocular pressure and haemodynamic changes subsequent to insertion of laryngeal mask airway and endotracheal tube. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 50 adult patients. A standard general anaesthesia was administered to all the patients. After 3 minutes of induction of anaesthesia baseline measurements of heart rate, non-invasive blood pressure and intraocular pressure were taken following which patients were divided into two groups: laryngeal mask airway was inserted in group 1 and tracheal tube in group 2. These measurements were repeated at 15-30 second, every minute thereafter up to 5 minutes after airway instrumentation. RESULTS: A statistically significant rise in heart rate, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and intraocular pressure was seen in both the groups subsequent to insertion of laryngeal mask airway or endotracheal tube. Mean maximum increase was statistically more after endotracheal intubation than after laryngeal mask airway insertion. The duration of statistically significant pressure responses was also longer after endotracheal intubation. CONCLUSION: Laryngeal mask airway is an acceptable alternative technique for ocular surgeries, offering advantages in terms of intraocular pressure and cardiovascular stability compared to tracheal intubation.

  20. Guidelines for Induction and Intubation Sequence Fast in Emergency Service

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    Pérez Perilla, Patricia; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Hospital Universitario de San Ignacio; Moreno Carrillo, Atilio; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Hospital Universitario San Ignacio; Gempeler Rueda, Fritz E.; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana-Hospital Universitario San Ignacio

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    The rapid sequence intubation (RSI) is a procedure designed to minimize the time spent in securing the airway by endotracheal tube placement in emergency situations in patients at high risk of aspiration. Being clear about this situation, it is unquestionable the importance of education and training related to rapid sequence intubation to be made to the physicians responsible for the recovery rooms, emergency services and paramedics responsible for managing emergencies and disasters field . T...

  1. 达克罗宁胶浆在全麻手术经口气管插管中的应用效果%Dyclonine mortar in the application of the breath tube intubation on general anesthesia surgery

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    陈平

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical effect of dyclonine mortar as a lubricant for the breath tube intubation in critical care patients .Methods According to the random number table method, 86 patients with the breath tube intubation anesthesia were divided into observation group and control group, 43 cases in each group. After anesthesia induction, patients in observation group were with 1% dyclonine mortar as a lubricant evenly 15~20 cm in front of the endotracheal tube for endotracheal intubation, and the control group were used routinely paraffin oil lubricating oil endotracheal tube . The visual analogue scale method(visual analog score, VAS)(0~10) was used for patients' cough, sore throat and hoarseness symptoms assessment; WHO mucosa reaction classification method(0 - Ⅳ degree 0 to 4 points, has been recorded in the sum of total score for the pharyngeal and laryngeal score) on patients with pharyngeal and laryngeal mucosa reaction rate.Results Postoperative cough VAS score between the two groups had no statistical difference(P>0.05); The patients' postoperative sore throat, hoarseness VAS score in observation group were less than those in the control group, and the differences were statistically significant(P0.05);术后两组患者咽痛、声嘶VAS评分观察组小于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);术后两组患者咽喉部黏膜反应评分观察组小于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 应用达克罗宁胶浆在气管插管中作为润滑剂,能有效地减少神经冲动刺激咽喉壁,减少患者的痛苦,提高患者的依从性,且操作简单.

  2. Endotracheal tube cuff pressure increases significantly during anterior cervical fusion with the Caspar instrumentation system.

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    Sperry, R J; Johnson, J O; Apfelbaum, R I

    1993-06-01

    To determine whether endotracheal tube cuff pressure increases significantly with surgical retraction and cervical spine distraction during anterior cervical spine surgery with Caspar instrumentation, we prospectively studied 10 patients undergoing this procedure. The tracheas of all patients were intubated with a Mallinckrodt Hi-Lo endotracheal tube. Tracheal tube cuff pressures measured with a transducer system were 42.4 mm Hg +/- 7.0 mm Hg (SEM) after intubation and cuff inflation. Air was removed from the endotracheal tube cuff until the trachea was just barely sealed at a cuff pressure of 15.2 mm Hg +/- 1.6 mm Hg. The endotracheal tube cuff pressure was readjusted to "just-seal" pressure before the surgeons introduced the Caspar instrumentation. The cuff pressure with traction and distraction was 43.2 mm Hg +/- 5.0 mm Hg. This pressure was significantly increased from the "just-seal" pressure, and from the cuff pressure after instrumentation was discontinued (9.8 mm Hg +/- 2.3 mm Hg). We conclude that anterior cervical spine surgery with Caspar instrumentation is associated with a significant increase in endotracheal tube cuff pressure.

  3. Non-intubated laparoscopic repair of giant Morgagni’s hernia for a young man

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    Zhang, Miao; Wang, Heng; Liu, Dong; Pan, Xuefeng; Wu, Wenbin; Hu, Zhengqun

    2016-01-01

    An asymptomatic patient was admitted as his chest photograph and computed tomography scans showed a giant Morgagni’s hernia (MH). And it was repaired by laparoscopic approach under epidural anesthesia without endotracheal intubation. The hernia content of omentum was repositioned back into the abdominal cavity, and the diaphragmatic defect was repaired with composite mesh. Which indicated that non-intubated laparoscopic mesh repair via epidural anesthesia is reliable and satisfactory for MH. PMID:27621903

  4. Using a modified nasotracheal tube to prevent nasal ala pressure sore during prolonged nasotracheal intubation.

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    Cherng, Chen-Hwan; Chen, Yuan-Wu

    2010-12-01

    Nasotracheal tube induced nasal ala pressure sores or necrosis during prolonged nasotracheal intubation have been reported, and it is a serious but preventable complication. Here we introduce a modified nasotracheal tube to prevent this complication. This modified nasotracheal tube is composed of two parts, an oral endotracheal tube and a proximal part of a preformed nasotracheal tube, which are linked by a connector. The use of this modified nasotracheal tube can prevent nasal ala pressure sores during prolonged nasotracheal intubation.

  5. Effect of Different Muscle Relaxant on Residual Muscle Relaxant Effect around the Time of Perioperative Decannulation for Patients Undergoing Endotracheal Intubation Anesthesia Surgery%不同肌松药物对气管插管下全麻手术患者围拔管期残余肌松效应的影响

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    张友高

    2016-01-01

    目的:探讨不同肌松药物对气管插管下全麻手术患者围拔管期残余肌松效应的影响。方法:选取2010年7月-2014年10月期间本院行气管插管下全麻手术治疗的患者176例,依据随机数字表法分为库铵组和对照组,所有患者均给予常规全麻治疗,对照组患者给予0.08~0.12 mg/kg维库溴铵处理,库铵组患者给予0.05~0.10 mg/kg顺式阿曲库铵处理,其中库铵组依据给药方式又分为泵注组和静脉组,统计分析所有患者麻醉前(T0)、麻醉时(T1)、插管(T2)、切皮(T3)、拔管时(T4)的平均动脉压(MAP)和心率(HR),并通过TOF-GUARD监测仪监测围拔管期肌松情况。结果:在T0、T1时,所有患者MAP、HR水平之间比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05);T2、T3、T4时各组MAP、HR水平方面比较,泵注组0.05).At T2,T3 and T4,in terms of MAP and HR levels,the pump injection groupendotracheal intubation general anesthesia surgery,it is conducive to suppressing the occurrence of residual muscle relaxant effect around the time of decannulation,which has a better effect by pump injection way of drug-delivery,it’s worthy of further clinical promotion.

  6. Clinical study on the method of reducing pulmonary infection caused by endotracheal intubation anesthesia of selective surgery%双氧水口腔深漱口降低择期手术全身麻醉气管插管致肺部感染的研究

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    孔庆玲; 马秋霞; 丁兆红

    2011-01-01

    目的 分析胸外科择期全身麻醉(全麻)手术患者气管插管术后口腔细菌移位对肺部感染的影响,寻求降低肺部感染的具体措施.方法 将我院胸外科2010年1-12月择期全麻手术317例患者完全随机分成研究组(136例)和对照组(181例).对照组患者术前口腔不采取任何处理措施;研究组术前全部使用1%~1.5%双氧水深漱口2遍,时间20~30 s.观察2组患者术后1周内肺部感染的情况.结果 181例对照组患者中,术后1周发生肺部感染28例,感染发生率为15.5%;研究组136例患者术后1周发生肺部感染仅9例,感染发生率为6.6%.研究组患者肺部感染发生率明显低于对照组(P<0.05).痰培养显示,肺部感染菌株与口腔细菌菌株有很大相似之处.结论 1%~1.5%双氧水口腔深漱口可明显减少口腔细菌含量,较其他漱口液更为舒适,容易被患者接受,可明显降低口腔细菌移位致气管发生的肺部感染.%Objective To investigate the impact of oral bacterial translocation by endotracheal intubation on pulmonary infection in patients undergoing selective thoracic anesthesia surgery and efficient measures to reduce pulmonary infection. Methods Three hundred and seventeen patients undergoing selective thoracic anesthesia surgery in 2010 were randomly divided into two groups: control group (181 cases with no preoperative oral cleaning treatment) and study group(136 cases with preoperative oral cleaning). The cleaning process was a two-round mouthwash with 1% -1.5% hydrogen peroxid, with 20-30 seconds each round. Data of pulmonary infection of patients were collected within the first post-operation week. Results Pulmonary infection occurred in 28 cases of 181 control patients during 1 week after operation, the infection rate was 15.5%. While pulmonary infection occurred in 9 cases of 136 patients in study group, the infection rate was 6.6%. The pulmonary infection rate was significantly lower in experimental group

  7. Mechanism of endotracheal tube movement with change of head position in the neonate

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    Donn, S.M.; Kuhns, L.R.

    1980-01-01

    The mechanism of alteration of endotracheal tube position with movement of the head and neck in the neonate was studied in a term new-born cadaver. The infant was intubated and serial radiographs were obtained with the head and neck in different positions. We propose that the skull acts as a lever arm from the anterior end of the maxilla to the first cervical vertebra. The fulcrum for movement of this lever arm is the upper cervical spine. Movement of the endotracheal tube in the trachea is directed by the maxillocervical lever arm when the skull and upper cervical spine are flexed, extended, or rotated.

  8. Relevance of radiological and clinical measurements in predicting difficult intubation using light wand (Surch-lite™) in adult patients.

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    Kim, Joungmin; Im, Kyong Shil; Lee, Jae Myeong; Ro, Jaehun; Yoo, Kyung Yeon; Kim, Jong Bun

    2016-02-01

    To determine the correlation between anatomical features of the upper airway (evaluated via computed tomography imaging) and the ease of light wand-assisted endotracheal intubation in patients undergoing ear, nose and throat surgery under general anaesthesia. Mallampati class, laryngoscopic grade, thyromental distance, neck circumference, body mass index, mouth opening and upper lip bite class were assessed. Epiglottis length and angle, tongue size and narrowest pharyngeal distance were determined using computed tomography imaging. Intubation success rate, time to successful intubation (intubating time) and postoperative throat symptoms were documented. Of 152 patients, 148 (97.4%) were successfully intubated on the first attempt (mean intubating time 11.5 ± 6.7 s). Intubating time was positively correlated with laryngoscopic grade and body mass index in both male and female patients, and Mallampati class and neck circumference in male patients. Epiglottis length was positively correlated with intubating time. Ease of intubation was influenced by epiglottis length. Radiological evaluation may be useful for preoperative assessment of patients undergoing endotracheal intubation with light wand. © The Author(s) 2015.

  9. Bronchoscopic intubation is an effective airway strategy in critically ill patients.

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    Ma, Kevin C; Chung, Augustine; Aronson, Kerri I; Krishnan, Jamuna K; Barjaktarevic, Igor Z; Berlin, David A; Schenck, Edward J

    2017-04-01

    American Society of Anesthesiologists guidelines recommend the use of bronchoscopic intubation as a rescue technique in critically ill patients. We sought to assess the safety and efficacy of bronchoscopic intubation as an initial approach in critically ill patients. We performed a retrospective cohort study of patients who underwent endotracheal intubation in the medical intensive care unit of a tertiary urban referral center over 1 academic year. The primary outcome was first-pass success rate. We identified 219 patients who underwent either bronchoscopic (n=52) or laryngoscopic guided (n=167) intubation as the initial attempt. There was a higher first-pass success rate in the bronchoscopic intubation group than in the laryngoscopic group (96% vs 78%; P=.003). The bronchoscopic intubation group had a higher body mass index (28.4 vs 25.9; P=.027) and higher preintubation fraction of inspired oxygen requirement (0.73±0.27 vs 0.63±0.30; P=.044) than the laryngoscopic group. There were no cases of right mainstem intubation, esophageal intubation, or pneumothorax with bronchoscopic intubation. Rates of postintubation hypotension and hypoxemia were similar in both groups. The association with first-pass success remained with multivariate and propensity matched analysis. Bronchoscopic intubation as an initial strategy in critically ill patients is associated with a higher first-pass success rate than laryngoscopic intubation, and is not associated with an increase in complications. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  10. Incidence and predictors of difficult nasotracheal intubation with airway scope

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    Ono, Koyu; Goto, Tomoko; Nakai, Daishi; Ueki, Shuhei; Takenaka, Seiichiro; MORIYA, Tomomi

    2014-01-01

    Purpose The airway scope (AWS) improves views of the larynx during orotracheal intubation. However, the role of the AWS in routine nasotracheal intubation has not been studied adequately. Methods One hundred and three patients undergoing dental and maxillofacial surgery that required general anesthesia and nasotracheal intubation were enrolled. The study was approved by our Institution Review Board, and written informed consent was obtained from all patients. We evaluated the success rate of ...

  11. Perioperative use of cuffed endotracheal tubes is advantageous in young pediatric burn patients.

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    Dorsey, David P; Bowman, Stephen M; Klein, Matthew B; Archer, Dennis; Sharar, Sam R

    2010-09-01

    Uncuffed endotracheal tubes traditionally have been preferred over cuffed endotracheal tubes in young pediatric patients. However, recent evidence in elective pediatric surgical populations suggests otherwise. Because young pediatric burn patients can pose unique airway and ventilation challenges, we reviewed adverse events associated with the perioperative use of cuffed and uncuffed endotracheal tubes. We retrospectively reviewed 327 cases of operating room endotracheal intubation for general anesthesia in burned children 0-10 years of age over a 10-year period. Clinical airway outcomes were compared using multivariable logistic regression, controlling for relevant patient and injury characteristics. Compared to those receiving cuffed tubes, children receiving uncuffed tubes were significantly more likely to demonstrate clinically significant loss of tidal volume (odds ratio 10.62, 95% confidence interval 2.2-50.5) and require immediate reintubation to change tube size/type (odds ratio 5.54, 95% confidence interval 2.1-13.6). No significant differences were noted for rates of post-extubation stridor. Our data suggest that operating room use of uncuffed endotracheal tubes in such patients is associated with increased rates of tidal volume loss and reintubation. Due to the frequent challenge of airway management in this population, strategies should emphasize cuffed endotracheal tube use that is associated with lower rates of airway manipulation.

  12. Effects of different dosages of oxycodone and fentanyl on the hemodynamic changes during intubation.

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    Park, Ki-Bum; Ann, Junggun; Lee, Haemi

    2016-08-01

    To investigate the effectiveness of oxycodone compared with fentanyl for attenuating the hemodynamic response during endotracheal intubation. This study was conducted from June 2014 to February 2015 on healthy adults undergoing general anesthesia at the Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Republic of Korea. Ninety-five patients were randomly assigned to one of 3 groups to receive the following drugs; Group F: fentanyl 2 μg/kg; Group O/70: oxycodone 140 μg/kg; Group O/100: oxycodone 200 μg/kg. Five minutes after injection of the study drug, general anesthesia was induced with propofol 1.5 mg/kg and rocuronium 0.8 mg/kg. The mean blood pressure (MBP), heart rate (HR), peripheral oxygen saturation (SpO2), and bispectral index (BIS) were compared before administration of the study drug (T1), just before endotracheal intubation (T2), one minute after endotracheal intubation (T3), and 7.5 minutes after endotracheal intubation (T4). Complications were assessed. The 2 oxycodone groups showed no significant differences in MBP, HR, SpO2, and BIS compared to Group F at the time points assessed. The incidence of complications was comparable among the groups.  Oxycodone could successfully be used to attenuate the sympathetic response during anesthetic induction. The hemodynamic profiles and incidence of complications were clinically similar among the groups, but Group O/70 tended to show a lower rate of complications of apnea.

  13. The Effect of Tracheal Intubation-Induced Autonomic Response on Photoplethysmography

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    Pekka Talke

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Intraoperative stress responses and postoperative pain can be monitored using photoplethysmography (PPG. PPG signal has two components, AC and DC. Effects of noxious stimuli-induced stress responses have not been studied on the DC component of PPG. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a known noxious stimulus (endotracheal intubation on both the AC and DC components of PPG. Methods. 15 surgical patients having general anesthesia were enrolled into this clinical study. PPG was recorded electronically from a pulse oximeter. Maximum changes in the AC and DC components of the PPG and pulse rate were determined in response to endotracheal intubation from high frequency (62.5 Hz PPG recordings. Results. Endotracheal intubation-induced autonomic stress response resulted in a significant decrease in the AC component of the PPG and an increase in pulse rate in every subject (p<0.05 for all. The decrease in the AC component of the PPG was 50±12% (p<0.05 and the increase in pulse rate was 26±10 bpm (p<0.05. The response of the DC component was variable (p = NS. Conclusion. Endotracheal intubation-induced stress response resulted in a significant and consistent change in the AC, but not the DC component of the PPG. This trial is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier NCT03032939.

  14. Palliation of left main bronchus compression due to malignant tumor by intubation via a tracheostomy tube.

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    Terada, Y; Matsunobe, S; Nemoto, T; Tsuda, T; Shimizu, Y

    1991-12-01

    Intubation of the left main bronchus via a tracheostomy tube was performed in a patient with local recurrence of lung cancer associated with invasion and obstruction of the left main bronchus after right sleeve pneumonectomy. The result was satisfactory not only for preventing asphyxia, but also for maintaining the patency of the airway after extubation of the endotracheal tube.

  15. I-gel assisted fiberoptic intubation in a child with Morquio′s syndrome

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Morquio′s syndrome, also known as mucopolysaccharidosis type IV is an autosomal recessive disorder, caused by deficiency of n-acetylgalactosamine-6-sulphate. Anesthetic management of this syndrome is a great challenge, especially in pediatric age group as "cannot ventilate, cannot intubate" scenario can be encountered by anesthesiologist due to the possibility of total airway collapse. Herewith, we are reporting a case of child with Morquio′s syndrome where I-gel assisted fiber-optic intubation was used for safe endotracheal intubation.

  16. Retromolar Intubation:An alternative non invasive technique for airway management in maxillofacial trauma

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    Uthkarsha Lokesh

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Airway management during surgery in patients with complex maxillofacial trauma has always been a challenge for anesthesiologists, as the surgeon and the anesthesiologist share the same limited space. The necessity of intraoperative restoration of dental occlusion by intermaxillary fixation (IMF makes the presence of oral endotracheal tube unfeasible.The purpose of our study is to evaluate the Retromolar intubation is non-invasive technique of securing airway in patients with panfacial trauma. It avoids the complications of submental intubation and tracheostomy.This review article emphasizes on the use of the retromolar intubation technique in certain cases of maxillofacial trauma

  17. Endotracheal Suction a Reopened Problem

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    2005-01-01

    During mechanical ventilation, patients are connected to the ventilator by an endotracheal tube. The tube needs to be cleaned from mucus by suction, which can cause negative effects such as lung collapse, hypoxemia and desaturation. These can be avoided by preoxygenation, change of ventilator settings, use of closed suction systems and recruitment manoeuvres. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of endotracheal suction during different ventilator settings and by different sucti...

  18. Insufflation vs intubation during esophagogastroduodenoscopy in children.

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    Hoffmann, Clifford O; Samuels, Paul J; Beckman, Eileen; Hein, Elizabeth A; Shackleford, T Michael; Overbey, Evelyn; Berlin, Richard E; Wang, Yu; Nick, Todd G; Gunter, Joel B

    2010-09-01

    We compared adverse airway events during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) in children managed with insufflation vs intubation. Optimum airway management during EGD in children remains undecided. Following IRB approval and written informed parental consent, children between 1 and 12 years of age presenting for EGD were randomized to airway management with insufflation (Group I), intubation/awake extubation (Group A), or intubation/deep extubation (Group D). All subjects received a standardized anesthetic with sevoflurane in oxygen. Using uniform definitions, airway adverse events during and after EGD recovery were recorded. Categorical data were analysed with Chi-square contingency tables or Fisher's exact test as appropriate. Analyzable data were available for 415 subjects (Group I: 209; Group A: 101; Group D: 105). Desaturation, laryngospasm, any airway adverse event, and multiple airway adverse events during EGD were significantly more common in subjects in Group I compared to those in Groups A and D. Complaints of sore throat, hoarseness, stridor, and/or dysphagia were more common in subjects in Groups A and D. Analysis of confounders suggested that younger age, obesity, and midazolam premedication were independent predictors of airway adverse events during EGD. Insufflation during EGD was associated with a higher incidence of airway adverse events, including desaturation and laryngospasm; intubation during EGD was associated with more frequent complaints related to sore throat. As our results show that insufflation during EGD offers no advantage in terms of operational efficiency and is associated with more airway adverse events, we recommend endotracheal intubation during EGD, especially in patients who are younger, obese, or have received midazolam premedication.

  19. Predictors of difficult intubation defined by the intubation difficulty scale (IDS): predictive value of 7 airway assessment factors

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    Seo, Suk-Hwan; Lee, Jeong-Gil; Yu, Soo-Bong; Kim, Doo-Sik; Ryu, Sie-Jeong

    2012-01-01

    Background The intubation difficulty scale (IDS) has been used as a validated difficulty score to define difficult intubation (DI). The purpose of this study is to identify airway assessment factors and total airway score (TAS) for predicting DI defined by the IDS. Methods There were 305 ASA physical status 1-2 patients, aged 19-70 years, who underwent elective surgery with endotracheal intubation. During the pre-anesthetic visit, we evaluated patients by 7 preoperative airway assessment factors, including the following: Mallampati classification, thyromental distance, head & neck movement, body mass index (BMI), buck teeth, inter-incisor gap, and upper lip bite test (ULBT). After endotracheal intubation, patients were divided into 2 groups based on their IDS score estimated with 7 variables: normal (IDS 6) and high score of each airway assessment factor was compared in two groups: odds ratio, confidence interval (CI) of 95%, with a significant P value ≤ 0.05. Results The odds ratio of TAS (> 6), ULBT (class III), head & neck movement ( 6) and ULBT (class III) are the most useful factors predicting DI. PMID:23277808

  20. Predictors of difficult intubation defined by the intubation difficulty scale (IDS): predictive value of 7 airway assessment factors.

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    Seo, Suk-Hwan; Lee, Jeong-Gil; Yu, Soo-Bong; Kim, Doo-Sik; Ryu, Sie-Jeong; Kim, Kyung-Han

    2012-12-01

    The intubation difficulty scale (IDS) has been used as a validated difficulty score to define difficult intubation (DI). The purpose of this study is to identify airway assessment factors and total airway score (TAS) for predicting DI defined by the IDS. There were 305 ASA physical status 1-2 patients, aged 19-70 years, who underwent elective surgery with endotracheal intubation. During the pre-anesthetic visit, we evaluated patients by 7 preoperative airway assessment factors, including the following: Mallampati classification, thyromental distance, head & neck movement, body mass index (BMI), buck teeth, inter-incisor gap, and upper lip bite test (ULBT). After endotracheal intubation, patients were divided into 2 groups based on their IDS score estimated with 7 variables: normal (IDS 6) and high score of each airway assessment factor was compared in two groups: odds ratio, confidence interval (CI) of 95%, with a significant P value ≤ 0.05. The odds ratio of TAS (> 6), ULBT (class III), head & neck movement ( 6) and ULBT (class III) are the most useful factors predicting DI.

  1. Hemodynamic responses to orotracheal intubation with a video laryngoscope

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    Shahnaz Shayeghi

    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Differences in airway anatomy make the potential for technical airway difficulties greater in infants than in
    teenagers or adults. Endotracheal intubation by direct vision using a laryngoscope is frequently associated with an increase
    in arterial blood pressure and heart rate. In different studies, the time to intubation with a video laryngoscope was
    longer than with direct laryngoscopy using Macintosh, and this longer duration may be accompanied by more hemodynamic
    responses.
    METHODS: Sixty-four infants who were scheduled for elective surgery requiring general anesthesia with orotracheal
    intubation were randomly assigned to intubation by direct laryngoscopy using a Macintosh size 1 blade or to intubation
    using a video laryngoscope. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures, heart rate and oxygen saturation were recorded at the
    following time points: (1 before induction, (2 after induction and before intubation, and (3 1 minute and (4 5 minutes
    after intubation.
    RESULTS: No significant differences were found either between the two groups or among the different study periods.
    The duration for laryngoscopy and intubation with a video laryngoscope was 20.87 ± 7.95 seconds (mean ± standard
    deviation and that with Macintosh was 15.41 ± 4.1 seconds (P < 0.01.
    CONCLUSIONS: Similar hemodynamic responses in both groups suggest that laryngoscopy and intubation with a video
    laryngoscope, although with longer duration and therefore resulting in more stimulation, has no significant effect on
    hemodynamic status and oxygen saturation in infants.
    KEY WORDS: Video laryngoscope, laryngoscopy, blood pressure, heart rate

  2. A comparison of sevoflurane versus propofol for tracheal intubation in children

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available The study was conducted in 60 ASA I Children, 4-12 years of age, of either sex undergoing elective surgery. All patients were premedicated with I.V. Midazolam 0.02 mg/kg, Inj. Fentanyl 2μg/kg and Glycopyrolate 0.05mg/kg. 10 minutes before surgery. Patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group S (SEVOFLURANE 8%+40% O 2 +60%N 2 O and Group P (I.V. Propofol 1%w/v .Centralization of pupils and miosis were used as end points for intubation. Anesthesia was maintained with O 2 , nitrous oxide and sevoflurane. Induction time, Quality of Intubation, Hemodynamic response and complications during endotracheal intubation in children with inhalational induction with Sevoflurane versus and complications during endotracheal intubation studied. Conclusion: In premedicated children both sevoflurane and propofol provides good quality of anesthesia for intubation. Induction time and Hemodynamic response was less in propofol than sevoflurane. Quality of intubating condition was better with propofol than sevoflurane .So Propofol is better than Sevoflurane for tracheal intubation in Children. However Sevoflurane is acceptable alternative in patients with difficult venous access

  3. A comparison of lightwand and laryngoscopic intubation techniques in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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    Chenglan Xie; Congjin Ju; Jiawen Cheng; Xuejun Yan; Dengquan Guo

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To assess the effects of lightwand and laryngoscopic intubation techniques in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Methods: 300 ASA physical status Ⅰ and Ⅱ patients, undergoing LC, were randomly assigned to two groups, with 150 cases in each group. Patients in the LS group underwent endotracheal intubation using a standard direct-suspension laryngoscopic technique. Patients in the LW group were intubated by using transillumination with a lightwand. Mean arterial pressure and heart rate were recorded before induction, and at 1, 3 and 5 min after intubation. The incidence and of sore throat, hoarseness, and dysphagia was assessed twenty-four hours after surgery. Results: This study demonstrated no clinically significant difference in cardiovascular variables between the two techniques. Patients had a significantly lower incidence of sore throat, hoarseness, and dysphagia when the lightwand was used for intubation. Conclusion: This study suggests that lightwand intubation may decrease the incidence of postoperative sore throat, hoarseness,and dysphagia, thereby potentially increasing satisfaction in surgical patients. Therefore, more frequent use of the lightwand is recommended for endotracheal intubation.

  4. Submental intubation: a new approach in panfacial trauma.

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    Gandhi, Monika; Ved, B K

    2014-01-01

    The submental route for endotracheal intubation is an alternative to nasal intubation or tracheo- stomy in the surgical management of patients with complex craniomaxillofacial injuries. The critical indication for submental intubation is the requirement for intra-operative maxillomandibular fixation in the presence of injuries that preclude nasal intubation and in a situation where a tracheostomy is not otherwise required. Maxillomandibular fixation is essential to re-establish dental occlusion for a normal functional result in dentate patients with fractures involving alveolar segments of the jaws. However, maxillomandibular fixation precludes orotracheal intubation. Nasotracheal intubation is often used but is contra-indicated in the presence of skull base fractures and will interfere with the access to certain fracture types. A tracheostomy has a high potential complication rate and in many patients, an alternative to the oral airway is not required beyond the peri-operative period. Submental intuba- tion is a simple and useful technique with low morbidity in selected cases of craniomaxillofacial trauma.

  5. Preparing to perform an awake fiberoptic intubation.

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    Walsh, M E

    2012-02-03

    Fiberoptically guided tracheal intubation represents one of the most important advances in airway management to occur in the past thirty years. Perhaps its most important role is in management of the anticipated difficult airway. This is a situation in which the dangers of encountering the life-threatening "can\\'t intubate, can\\'t ventilate" situation can be avoided by placement of an endotracheal tube while the patient is awake. Although skill at the procedure of endoscopy is obviously necessary in this setting, these authors hold that success or failure of the technique frequently depends on the adequacy of preparation. These measures include 1) pre-operative assessment of the patient; 2) careful explanation of what lies in store; 3) "setting the stage"; 4) preparing the equipment to be used; and 5) preparing the patient (antisialogue, sedation, application of topical anesthesia to the upper airway). If these preparatory measures are carried out meticulously, the likelihood of performing a successful and comfortable awake fiberoptic tracheal intubation is greatly increased.

  6. Role of melatonin in attenuation of haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation

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    Gupta, Priyamvada; Jethava, Durga; Choudhary, Ruchika; Jethava, Dharam Das

    2016-01-01

    Background and Aims: Laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation are considered as potent stimuli which lead to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) has been studied for pre-operative anxiolysis and sedation in Intensive Care Unit. We made a hypothesis that melatonin can provide haemodynamic stability during laryngoscopy and intubation when given 120 min before the procedure. Methods: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Grade I and II patients of either gender, 20–45 years old, 40–65 kg body weight, scheduled to undergo elective surgical procedures under general anaesthesia were assigned into two equal groups - Group C (control) and Group M (melatonin). They received oral placebo or melatonin tablets 6 mg, respectively, 120 min before surgery. The haemodynamic parameters were recorded preoperatively, during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation and thereafter at 1, 3, 5 and 10 min. Unpaired t-test was used for between-group comparison of ratio and interval scale data. For within-group comparison of ratio and interval scale data, repeated-measures ANOVA and post hoc Bonferroni t-tests were used. Results: It was observed that in the control group, there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure at laryngoscopy and intubation and persisted till 10 min post-intubation. In melatonin group, there was an insignificant increase in heart rate at the time of laryngoscopy and intubation which however settled within 1 min post-intubation. Conclusion: Melatonin is an effective drug for attenuation of cardiovascular responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. PMID:27761033

  7. Role of melatonin in attenuation of haemodynamic responses to laryngoscopy and intubation

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation are considered as potent stimuli which lead to an increase in heart rate and blood pressure. Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine has been studied for pre-operative anxiolysis and sedation in Intensive Care Unit. We made a hypothesis that melatonin can provide haemodynamic stability during laryngoscopy and intubation when given 120 min before the procedure. Methods: Sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status Grade I and II patients of either gender, 20-45 years old, 40-65 kg body weight, scheduled to undergo elective surgical procedures under general anaesthesia were assigned into two equal groups - Group C (control and Group M (melatonin. They received oral placebo or melatonin tablets 6 mg, respectively, 120 min before surgery. The haemodynamic parameters were recorded preoperatively, during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation and thereafter at 1, 3, 5 and 10 min. Unpaired t-test was used for between-group comparison of ratio and interval scale data. For within-group comparison of ratio and interval scale data, repeated-measures ANOVA and post hoc Bonferroni t-tests were used. Results: It was observed that in the control group, there was a significant increase in heart rate and blood pressure at laryngoscopy and intubation and persisted till 10 min post-intubation. In melatonin group, there was an insignificant increase in heart rate at the time of laryngoscopy and intubation which however settled within 1 min post-intubation. Conclusion: Melatonin is an effective drug for attenuation of cardiovascular responses to laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation.

  8. 气管导管固定的综述%Review of the endotracheal tube fixed

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    赵加全; 曾维君; 杨晓莹

    2016-01-01

    In the clinical emergency work,mechanical ventilation has gradual y developed into a very important means,and in this process,it is needed to use the ventilator and endotracheal intubation,in order to ensure the ef ect of endotracheal intubation,and to do a good job of tracheal intubation,this paper is mainly to discuss the tracheal tube fixation method,supply the clinical practice of endotracheal tube fixed work.%在临床急救工作中,机械通气已经逐渐发展成为一种非常重要的急救手段,而在此过程中,就需要应用到呼吸机与气管插管,为了保证气管插管通气效果,做好气管导管的固定工作十分比较,本文就主要对气管导管的固定方法予以简单分析,对于临床上实际的气管导管固定工作具有一定的参考价值。

  9. Poisonings Associated with Intubation: US National Poison Data System Exposures 2000-2013.

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    Beauchamp, G A; Giffin, S L; Horowitz, B Z; Laurie, A L; Fu, R; Hendrickson, R G

    2016-06-01

    Patients may be intubated after exposure to a variety of substances because of respiratory failure, CNS sedation, pulmonary pathology, or cardiovascular instability. However, there is little data describing the types of substances that are associated with endotracheal intubation or the rates of intubation after these exposures. Evaluation of this association may inform future research on intubation after exposures to specific substances and guide poison prevention education. Our objective was to determine which exposures were commonly associated with intubation using the data from National Poison Data System (NPDS). The NPDS tracks data from potential exposures to substances reported to all American Association of Poison Control Centers. We performed a retrospective analysis of NPDS data from January 1st, 2000 to December 31st, 2013 to identify human exposures to substances that were associated with endotracheal intubation. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. There were 93,474 single substance exposures and 228,507 multiple substance exposures that were associated with intubation. The most common exposures to substances that were associated with intubation were atypical antipsychotics (7.4 %) for single exposures and benzodiazepines (27.4 %) for multiple exposures. Within each age group, the most common known exposures to substances were for patients under 6 years, clonidine for single and multiple exposures; for patients aged 6-12 years, clonidine for single exposures and atypical antipsychotics for multiple exposures; for patients aged 13-19 years, atypical antipsychotics for single and multiple exposures; and for patients over 19 years, atypical antipsychotics for single exposures and benzodiazepines for multiple exposures. From 2000-2013, the exposures to substances most commonly associated with intubation varied by single versus multiple exposures and by age. This study helps clarify the exposures to substances that are associated with

  10. The efficacy of facilitated tucking for relieving procedural pain of endotracheal suctioning in very low birthweight infants.

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    Ward-Larson, Charlotte; Horn, Robert A; Gosnell, Florence

    2004-01-01

    This study compared the efficacy of a behavioral pain reducing intervention (facilitated tucking) with standard neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) care for decreasing procedural pain (endotracheal suctioning) in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants. A prospective randomized crossover design with infants as their own controls were used. The sample consisted of 40 VLBW infants, 23-32 weeks gestation, and weighing 560-1498 g with tracheal intubation. The infants were observed twice during each endotracheal suctioning experience; one suctioning was done according to normal nursery routine; another was done using facilitated tucking (the caregiver "hand-swaddling" the infant by placing a hand on the infant's head and feet while providing flexion and containment). The Premature Infant Pain Profile (PIPP) measured the infant's pain response, and severity of illness of each infant was measured by the Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology (SNAP) and the NTISS (Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System). Repeated measures analysis of variance (RMANOVA) determined the efficacy of facilitated tucking for reducing procedural pain (PIPP) and the effects of order of intervention vs. control. Regression analyses examined the relationship of gestational age, severity of illness, and number of painful procedures to the pain response. There was a significant difference between the PIPP scores for tucking and nontucking positions (p = 0.001) and a nonsignificant interaction with order (p = 0.64) as well as a nonsignificant main effect for order (p = 0.46). In the regression analyses, all predictors taken together did not significantly predict PIPP scores in the tucked position (p = 0.11) or nontucked position (p = 0.57). Facilitated tucking is a developmentally sensitive, nonpharmacological comfort measure that can relieve procedural pain in VLBW infants. Nurses need to be increasingly aware of infant pain during daily care taking, and to use validated pain assessment instruments

  11. Intraocular pressure and haemodynamic responses to insertion of the i-gel, laryngeal mask airway or endotracheal tube.

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    Ismail, Salah A; Bisher, Neama A; Kandil, Hazem W; Mowafi, Hany A; Atawia, Hayam A

    2011-06-01

    We hypothesised that the effects of insertion of an i-gel supraglottic airway management device on intraocular pressure (IOP) and haemodynamic variables would be milder than those associated with insertion of a laryngeal mask airway (LMA) or an endotracheal tube. This study evaluated IOP and haemodynamic responses following insertion of an i-gel airway, LMA or endotracheal tube. This was a randomised controlled study in a tertiary care centre in which 60 adults scheduled for elective non-ophthalmic procedures under general anaesthesia were allocated to one of three groups. Patients with pre-existing glaucoma, cardiovascular, pulmonary or metabolic diseases or anticipated difficult intubation were excluded. Following induction of general anaesthesia, an endotracheal tube, LMA or i-gel device was inserted. IOP, SBP, DBP, heart rate (HR) and perfusion index were measured before induction of anaesthesia and before and after insertion of the airway device. Insertion of the i-gel did not increase IOP. Insertion of an endotracheal tube increased IOP from 11.6 ± 1.6 to 16.5 ± 1.7 mmHg (P intubation significantly increased HR, SBP and DBP. Insertion of the LMA significantly increased HR and SBP. These increases were significantly higher than those which followed insertion of the i-gel device. Insertion of the endotracheal tube or LMA resulted in a significant decrease in perfusion index which was maintained for 5 min following tracheal intubation and for 2 min after insertion of the LMA. Insertion of the i-gel device did not change perfusion index significantly. Insertion of the i-gel device provides better stability of IOP and the haemodynamic system compared with insertion of an endotracheal tube or LMA in patients undergoing elective non-ophthalmic surgery.

  12. MEASUREMENT OF ENDOTRACHEAL TUBE CUFF PRESSURE IN MECHANICALLYVENTILATED PATIENTS ON ARRIVAL TO INTENSIVE CARE UNIT - A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

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    Arun Kumar Ajjappa

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND The monitoring of Endotracheal Tube (ETT cuff pressure in intubated patients on arrival to intensive care unit is very essential. The cuff pressure must be within an optimal range of 20-30cm H2O ensuring ventilation with no complications related to cuff overinflation and underinflation. This can be measured with a cuff pressure manometer. The aim of the study is to measure the endotracheal tube cuff pressure in patients on arrival to intensive care unit and to identify prevalence of endotracheal cuff underinflation and overinflation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study was done on mechanically-ventilated patients who were intubated in casualty (emergency department on arrival to intensive care unit in S.S. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Davangere. About 50 critically-ill patients intubated with a high volume, low pressure endotracheal tube were included in the study. An analogue manometer was used to measure the endotracheal tube cuff pressure. It was compared with the recommended level. The settings of mechanical ventilation, endotracheal tube size and peak airway pressure were recorded. RESULTS It was found that the mean cuff pressure was 64.10 cm of H2O with a standard deviation of 32.049. Of the measured cuff pressures, only 2% had pressures within an optimal range (20-30cm of H2O. 88% had cuff pressures more than 30cm of H2O. The mean peak airway pressure found to be 20.50cm of H2O with a Standard Deviation (SD of 5.064. CONCLUSION This study is done to emphasise the importance of cuff pressure measurement in all mechanically-ventilated patients as cuff pressure is found to be high in most of the patients admitted to intensive care unit. Complications of overinflation and underinflation can only be prevented if the acceptable cuff pressures are achieved.

  13. Intubation of the morbidly obese patient: GlideScope(®) vs. Fastrach™.

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    Ydemann, M; Rovsing, L; Lindekaer, A L; Olsen, K S

    2012-07-01

    Several potential problems can arise from airway management in morbidly obese patients, including difficult mask ventilation and difficult intubation. We hypothesised that endotracheal intubation of morbidly obese patients would be more rapid using the GlideScope(®) (GS) (Verathon Inc Corporate Headquarters, Bothell, WA, USA) than with the Fastrach™ (FT) (The Laryngeal Mask Company Ltd, Le Rocher, Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles). One hundred patients who were scheduled for bariatric surgery were randomised to tracheal intubation using either a GS or an FT. The inclusion criteria were age 18-60 years and a body mass index of ≥ 35 kg/m(2) . The primary end point was intubation time, and if intubation was not achieved after two attempts, the other method was used for the third attempt. The mean intubation time was 49 s using the GS and 61 s using the FT (P = 0.86). A total of 92% and 84% of the patients were intubated on the first attempt using the GS and the FT, respectively. One tracheal intubation failed on the second attempt when the GS was used, and five failed on the second attempt when the FT was used. There were no incidents of desaturation and no differences between the groups in terms of mucosal damage or intubation difficulty. We experienced one oesophageal intubation using GS and six oesophageal intubations in five patients using FT. There was no difference between the pain scores or incidence of post-operative hoarseness associated with the two intubation techniques. No significant difference between the two methods was found. The GS and the FT may therefore be considered to be equally good when intubating morbidly obese patients. © 2012 The Authors. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica © 2012 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation.

  14. Attenuation of Hemodynamic Responses to Intubation by Gabapentin in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: a Randomized Clinical Trial.

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    Marashi, Seyed Mojtaba; Saeedinia, Seyed Mostafa; Sadeghi, Mostafa; Movafegh, Ali; Marashi, Shaqayeq

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    A varieties of medications have been suggested to prevent hemodynamic instabilities following laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. This study was conducted to determine the beneficial effects of gabapentin on preventing hemodynamic instabilities associated with intubation in patients who were a candidate for coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG). This double blinded randomized, parallel group clinical trial was carried out on 58 normotensive patients scheduled for elective CABG under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation in Shariati Hospital. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups of 29 patients that received 1200 mg of gabapentin in two dosages (600 mg, 8 hours before anesthesia induction and 600 mg, 2 hours before anesthesia induction) as gabapentin group or received talc powder as placebo (placebo group). Heart rate, mean arterial pressure, systolic and diastolic blood pressure were measured immediately before intubation, during intubation, immediately after intubation, 1 and 2 minutes after tracheal intubation. Inter-group comparisons significantly showed higher systolic and diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure and heart rate immediately before intubation, during intubation, immediately after intubation, 1 and 2 minutes after tracheal intubation in the placebo group in comparison to gabapentin group. The median of anxiety verbal analog scale (VAS) at the pre-induction room in gabapentin and placebo groups were 2 and 4, respectively that was significantly lower in the former group (P. value =0.04 ); however, regarding median of pain score no difference was observed between them (P. value =0.07). Gabapentin (1200 mg) given preoperatively can effectively attenuate the hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy, intubation and also reduce preoperative related anxiety in patients who were a candidate for CABG.

  15. A Note regarding Problems with Interaction and Varying Block Sizes in a Comparison of Endotracheal Tubes

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    Richard L. Einsporn

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    Full Text Available A randomized clinical experiment to compare two types of endotracheal tubes utilized a block design where each of the six participating anesthesiologists performed tube insertions for an equal number of patients for each type of tube. Five anesthesiologists intubated at least three patients with each tube type, but one anesthesiologist intubated only one patient per tube type. Overall, one type of tube outperformed the other on all three effectiveness measures. However, analysis of the data using an interaction model gave conflicting and misleading results, making the tube with the better performance appear to perform worse. This surprising result was caused by the undue influence of the data for the anesthesiologist who intubated only two patients. We therefore urge caution in interpreting results from interaction models with designs containing small blocks.

  16. Submental intubation in patients with panfacial fractures: A prospective study

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    Premalatha M Shetty

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    Full Text Available Submental intubation is an interesting alternative to tracheostomy, especially when short-term postoperative control of airway is desirable with the presence of undisturbed access to oral as well as nasal airways and a good dental occlusion. Submental intubation with midline incision has been used in 10 cases from October 2008 to March 2010 in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. All patients had fractures of the jaws disturbing the dental occlusion associated with fracture of the base of the skull, or/and a displaced nasal bone fracture. After standard orotracheal intubation, a passage was created by blunt dissection with a haemostat clamp through the floor of the mouth in the submental area. The proximal end of the orotracheal tube was pulled through the submental incision. Surgery was completed without interference from the endotracheal tube. At the end of surgery, the tube was pulled back to the usual oral route. There were no perioperative complications related to the submental intubation procedure. Average duration of the procedure was less than 6 minutes. Submental intubation is a simple technique associated with low rates of morbidity. It is an attractive alternative to tracheotomy in the surgical management of selected cases of panfacial trauma.

  17. Effects of Fentanyl-lidocaine-propofol and Dexmedetomidine-lidocaine-propofol on Tracheal Intubation Without Use of Muscle Relaxants

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    Volkan Hancı

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare the effects of fentanyl or dexmedetomidine when used in combination with propofol and lidocaine for tracheal intubation without using muscle relaxants. Sixty patients with American Society of Anesthesiologists stage I risk were randomized to receive 1 mg/kg dexmedetomidine (Group D, n = 30 or 2 mg/kg fentanyl (Group F, n = 30, both in combination with 1.5 mg/kg lidocaine and 3 mg/kg propofol. The requirement for intubation was determined based on mask ventilation capability, jaw motility, position of the vocal cords and the patient's response to intubation and inflation of the endotracheal tube cuff. Systolic arterial pressure, mean arterial pressure, heart rate and peripheral oxygen saturation values were also recorded. Rate pressure products were calculated. Jaw relaxation, position of the vocal cords and patient's response to intubation and inflation of the endotracheal tube cuff were significantly better in Group D than in Group F (p < 0.05. The intubation conditions were significantly more satisfactory in Group D than in Group F (p = 0.01. Heart rate was significantly lower in Group D than in Group F after the administration of the study drugs and intubation (p < 0.05. Mean arterial pressure was significantly lower in Group F than in Group D after propofol injection and at 3 and 5 minutes after intubation (p < 0.05. After intubation, the rate pressure product values were significantly lower in Group D than in Group F (p < 0.05. We conclude that endotracheal intubation was better with the dexmedetomidine–lidocaine–propofol combination than with the fentanyl–lidocaine–propofol combination. However, side effects such as bradycardia should be considered when using dexmedetomidine.

  18. Submental tracheal intubation in oromaxillofacial surgery

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    Sharma Ramesh

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    Full Text Available Background: Oromaxillofacial surgical procedures present a unique set of problems both for the surgeon and for the anesthesist. Achieving dental occlusion is one of the fundamental aims of most oromaxillofacial procedures. Oral intubation precludes this surgical prerequisite of checking dental occlusion. Having the tube in the field of surgery is often disturbing for the surgeon too, especially in the patient for whom skull base surgery is planned. Nasotracheal intubation is usually contraindicated in the presence of nasal bone fractures seen either in isolation or as a component of Le Fort fractures. We utilized submental endotracheal intubation in such situations and the experience has been very satisfying. Materials and Methods: The technique has been used in 20 patients with maxillofacial injuries and those requiring Le Fort I approach with or without maxillary swing for skull base tumors. Initial oral intubation is done with a flexo-metallic tube. A small 1.5 cm incision is given in the submental region and a blunt tunnel is created in the floor of the mouth staying close to the lingual surface of mandible and a small opening is made in the mucosa. The tracheal end of tube is stabilized with Magil′s forceps, and the proximal end is brought out through submental incision by using a blunt hemostat taking care not to injure the pilot balloon. At the end of procedure extubation is done through submental location only. Results: The technique of submental intubation was used in a series of twenty patients from January 2005 to date. There were fifteen male patients and five female patients with a mean age of twenty seven years (range 10 to 52. Seven patients had Le Fort I osteotomy as part of the approach for skull base surgery. Twelve patients had midfacial fractures at the Le Fort II level, of which 8 patients in addition had naso-ethomoidal fractures and 10 patients an associated fracture mandible. Twelve patients were extubated in the

  19. Automatic detection of oesophageal intubation based on ventilation pressure waveforms shows high sensitivity and specificity in patients with pulmonary disease

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    Kalmar, Alain F.; Absalom, Anthony; Rombouts, Pieter; Roets, Jelle; Dewaele, Frank; Verdonck, Pascal; Stemerdink, Arjanne; Zijlstra, Jan G.; Monsieurs, Koenraad G.

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    Background: Unrecognised endotracheal tube misplacement in emergency intubations has a reported incidence of up to 17%. Current detection methods have many limitations restricting their reliability and availability in these circumstances. There is therefore a clinical need for a device that is small

  20. Use of intubating laryngeal mask airway in a morbidly obese patient with chest trauma in an emergency setting

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    Tripat Bindra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available A morbidly obese male who sustained blunt trauma chest with bilateral pneumothorax was referred to the intensive care unit for management of his condition. Problems encountered in managing the patient were gradually increasing hypoxemia (chest trauma with multiple rib fractures with lung contusions and difficult mask ventilation and intubation (morbid obesity, heavy jaw, short and thick neck. We performed awake endotracheal intubation using an intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA size 4 and provided mechanical ventilation to the patient. This report suggests that ILMA can be very useful in the management of difficult airway outside the operating room and can help in preventing adverse events in an emergency setting.

  1. Breath sound changes associated with malpositioned endotracheal tubes.

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    Mansy, H A; O'Connor, C J; Balk, R A; Sandler, R H

    2005-03-01

    Endotracheal tubes (ETTs) are used to establish airway access in patients with ventilatory failure and during general anaesthesia. Tube malpositioning can compromise respiratory function and can be associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Clinical assessment of ETT position normally involves chest auscultation, which is highly skill-dependent and can be misleading. The objective of this pilot study was to investigate breath sound changes associated with ETT malpositioning. Breath sounds were acquired in six human subjects over each hemithorax and over the epigastrium for tracheal, bronchial and oesophageal intubations. When the ETT was in the oesophagus, the acoustic energy ratio between epigastrium and chest surface increased in all subjects (p sounds may be useful for assessment of ETT positioning. More studies are needed to test the feasibility of this approach further.

  2. A COMPARATIVE CLINICAL EVALUATION OF INTUBATING CONDITIONS AND HAEMODYNAMIC EFFECTS AFTER ADMINISTRATION OF SUCCINYL CHOLINE & ROCURONIUM BROMIDE

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    Abhishek

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Rapid and safe endotracheal intubation is of paramount importance in practice of general anesthesia . Succinylcholine chloride , a depolarizing muscl e relaxant due to its quick onset of action and excellent intubating conditions has remained a muscle relaxant of choice . Rocuronium was proved to be safe alternative to Succinylcholine for endotracheal intubation . AIMS : Study was conducted to evaluate & c ompare the onset time , clinical duration and intubating condition of Succinylcholine and Rocuronium Bromide and Haemodynamic changes caused by these agents . METHODS & MATERIALS : 80 patients were randomly divided into two groups . Group - 1 , Succinylcholine ( 1 . 5mg/kg and group - 2 Rocuronium Bromide ( 0 . 6mg/kg . After 60 sec of administration of muscle relaxant , intubating conditions were judged according to scoring system by Cooper et al . 1 Onset time and duration of action was noted . Hemodynamic parameters ( H eart rate , Systolic Blood Pressure , Diastolic Blood Pressure , Mean Atrial pressure and SPO 2 were monitored before intubation , during intubation and just after intubation at 1 , 2 and 5 minutes . RESULTS : The mean onset time and duration of action was signi ficantly longer for Rocuronium ( 95 . 15±9 . 47 seconds than Succinylcholine ( 59 . 80±14 . 30 seconds and Rocuronium ( 42 . 60±13 . 15 minutes than Succinylcholine ( 5 . 10±2 . 35 minutes . Intubating conditions was excellent in 35 ( 87% and good in 5 ( 12 . 5% patients in su ccinylcholine whereas , in Rocuronium produced excellent intubation in only 23 ( 57 . 5% patients and good intubation in 14 ( 35% patients . The heart rate increased significantly after induction ( maximum at 1 minute with both Rocuronium ( 98 . 75±15 . 53 and Succi nylcholine ( 112 . 75±15 . 89 . But it gradually declined towards normal and change in heart rate with either drug was not significant at 5 minutes . The mean blood pressure increased significantly after induction

  3. Awake tracheal intubation using Pentax airway scope in 30 patients: A Case series

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    Payal Kajekar

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Pentax airway scope (AWS has been successfully used for managing difficult intubations. In this case series, we aimed to evaluate the success rate and time taken to complete intubation, when AWS was used for awake tracheal intubation. Methods: We prospectively evaluated the use of AWS for awake tracheal intubation in 30 patients. Indication for awake intubation, intubation time, total time to complete tracheal intubation, laryngoscopic view (Cormack and Lehane grade, total dose of local anaesthetic used, anaesthetists rating and patient′s tolerance of the procedure were recorded. Results: The procedure was successful in 25 out of the 30 patients (83%. The mean (standard deviation intubation time and total time to complete the tracheal intubation was 5.4 (2.4 and 13.9 (3.7 min, respectively in successful cases. The laryngeal view was grade 1 in 24 and grade 2 in one of 25 successful intubations. In three out of the five patients where the AWS failed, awake tracheal intubation was successfully completed with the assistance of flexible fibre optic scope (FOS. Conclusion: Awake tracheal intubation using AWS was successful in 83% of patients. Success rate can be further improved using a combination of AWS and FOS. Anaesthesiologists who do not routinely use FOS may find AWS easier to use for awake tracheal intubation using an oral route.

  4. Can we predict a difficult intubation in cleft lip/palate patients?

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    Arteau-Gauthier, Isabelle; Leclerc, Jacques E; Godbout, Audrey

    2011-10-01

    To find predictors of a difficult intubation in infants with an isolated or a syndromic cleft lip/palate. Retrospective review: single-blind trial. Tertiary care centre. A total of 145 infants born with cleft lip/palate were enrolled. Three clinical and seven lip/palate anatomic parameters were evaluated. The grade of intubation was determined by the anesthesiologist at the time of the labioplasty/staphylorrhaphy surgery at 3 and 10 months, respectively. Intubation grade. The relative risk of a difficult intubation in the cleft lip, cleft palate without the Pierre Robin sequence, cleft lip-palate, and cleft palate with Pierre Robin sequence groups was 0, 2.7, 10, and 23%, respectively. The infants born with the Pierre Robin sequence had a statistically significant higher intubation grade. The degree of difficulty was increased in cases with early airway and feeding problems (p intubation grade with statistical significance (p  =  .0323). Infants born with Pierre Robin sequence have a statistically significantly higher risk of difficult intubation. Within this group, of all the studied factors, a clinical history of early airway and feeding problems was the best predictor of a difficult endotracheal intubation. In cleft palate patients without any cleft lip, larger width of the cleft is also a significant predictor.

  5. The Usefulness of 3-Dimensional Virtual Simulation Using Haptics in Training Orotracheal Intubation

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    Dong Hoon Lee

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. Airway control is the most critical treatment. The most common and basic method of endotracheal intubation is orotracheal intubation. To perform accurate and rapid tracheal intubation, appropriate education and training are required. We developed the virtual simulation program utilizing the 3-dimensional display and haptic device to exercise orotracheal intubation, and the educational effect of this program was compared with that of the mannequin method. Method. The control group used airway mannequin and virtual intubation group was trained with new program. We videotaped both groups during objective structured clinical examination (OSCE with airway mannequin. The video was reviewed and scored, and the rate of success and time were calculated. Result. The success rate was 78.6% in virtual intubation group and 93.3% in control group (P=0.273. There was no difference in overall score of OSCE (21.14 ± 4.28 in virtual intubation group and 23.33 ± 4.45 in control group, P=0.188, the time spent in successful intubation (P=0.432, and the number of trials (P>0.101. Conclusion. The virtual simulation with haptics had a similar effect compared with mannequin, but it could be more cost effective and convenient than mannequin training in time and space.

  6. General Anesthesia with Preserved Spontaneous Breathing through an Intubation Tube

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    V. V. Moroz

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    Full Text Available Objective: to study whether spontaneous patient breathing may be preserved during elective operations under general anesthesia with tracheal intubation. Subjects and methods. One hundred and twelve patients undergoing elective surgeries under general endotracheal anesthesia were randomized into 2 groups: 1 patients who had forced mechanical ventilation in the volume-controlled mode and 2 those who received assisted ventilation as spontaneous breathing with mechanical support. Conclusion. The study shows that spontaneous breathing with mechanical support may be safely used during some surgical interventions in patients with baseline healthy lungs. Key words: Pressure Support, assisted ventilation, spontaneous breathing, general anesthesia, lung function.

  7. Submental Intubation Including Extubation: Airway Complications of Maxillomandibular Fixation

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    Santosh Kumar Yadav

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Hernandez first described the submental route for endotracheal intubation in 1986 as an alternative airway maneuver for maxillofacial procedures. Since that time, several case studies have been performed demonstrating the efficacy of the submental approach. This method was recently implemented in the case of a patient with altered nasal anatomy who sustained a mandibular fracture necessitating maxillomandibular fixation. Unlike most of the cases described in the literature, this patient’s operative course was confounded by the need to extubate through the submental tunnel. The patient tolerated the procedure well and was able to avoid other forms of surgical airway.

  8. Safe intubation in Morquio-Brailsford syndrome: A challenge for the anesthesiologist.

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    Chaudhuri, Souvik; Duggappa, Arun Kumar Handigodu; Mathew, Shaji; Venkatesh, Sandeep

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    Morquio-Brailsford syndrome is a type of mucopolysaccharidoses. It is a rare disease with features of short stature, atlantoaxial instability with risk of cord damage, odontoid hypoplasia, pectus carinatum, spine deformities, hepatomegaly, and restrictive lung disease. Neck movements during intubation are associated with the risk of quadriparesis due to cervical instability. This, along with the distortion of the airway anatomy due to deposition of mucopolysaccharides makes airway management arduous. We present our experience in management of difficult airway in a 3-year-old girl with Morquio-Brailsford syndrome posted for magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography scan of a suspected unstable cervical spine. As utmost sagacity during intubation is required, the child was intubated inside operation theatre in the presence of experienced anesthesiologists and then shifted to the peripheral location. Intubation was done with an endotracheal tube railroaded over a pediatric fibreoptic bronchoscope passed through the lumen of a classic laryngeal mask airway, keeping head in neutral position.

  9. The difficult intraoperative nasogastric tube intubation: A review of the literature and a novel approach.

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    Ching, Yiu-Hei; Socias, Stephanie M; Ciesla, David J; Karlnoski, Rachel A; Camporesi, Enrico M; Mangar, Devanand

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    Nasogastric tube intubation of a patient under general anesthesia with an endotracheal tube in place can pose a challenge to the most experienced anesthesiologist. Physiologic and pathologic variations in a patient's functional anatomy can present further difficulty. While numerous techniques to the difficult nasogastric tube intubation have been described, there is no consensus for a standard approach. Therefore, selecting the most appropriate approach requires a working knowledge of the techniques available, mindful consideration of individual patient and clinical factors, and the operator's experience and preference. This article reviews the relevant literature regarding various approaches to the difficult nasogastric tube intubation with descriptions of techniques and results from comparative studies if available. Additionally, we present a novel approach using a retrograde technique for the difficult intraoperative nasogastric tube intubation.

  10. [The transillumination technique. An alternative to conventional intubation?].

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    Lipp, M; de Rossi, L; Daubländer, M; Thierbach, A

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    The technique of light-guided intubation is based on the principle that a source of light brought into the trachea results in clearly visible and defined transcutaneous illumination, while no illumination can be observed with the light source in the oesophagus (Fig. 1-7). The Trachlight is a reintroduced instrument for this alternative intubation technique. The essential developments are: a length-adjustable stylet with a removable internal metal wire, a brighter light source, a stable handle with tight fixation of the endotracheal tube, and a time-dependent warning device to avoid extended intubations. One hundred twenty patients (Mallampati I. ASA I-III) were included in the study (conventional intubation [group KL, n = 60]. Trachlight intubation [group TT, n = 60]. The goals of the investigation were to examine the handling, application, problems, limitations, and possible indications of the method. The recorded parameters were: number of intubation attempts: course and duration of intubation; complications; and difficulties. In 40 patients (20 in each group) the indication for invasive blood pressure measurement was given due to the surgical procedure, and circulatory parameters were recorded at defined moments during the intubation course. In group KL 55 patients were intubated in the attempt, 4 on the second, and 1 on the third (mean duration 23.6 +/- 10.4 s, range 12-60 s). Complications were: unilateral intubation (3 patients), bradycardia (2), asystole (1) and soft-tissue injury (1). Of the 60 patients in group TT. 54 were intubated successfully, the mean time needed being 29.9 +/- 14.8 s (range: 6-61 s). The remaining 6 were then intubated by the conventional method. Positive results in group TT included: easy handling and application, no injury to soft tissues or teeth, and invariably correct placement of the tube. Problems included: sufficient transillumination was achieved only after (entire) dimming of the room, insufficient control over the distal

  11. Leakage of fluid around endotracheal tube cuffs: a cadaver study

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    Lucius, Ralph; Ewald, Kristian

    2013-01-01

    Background The aim of the study was to evaluate the leakage of liquid past the cuffs of tracheal tubes in fresh frozen human heads. Methods Six truncated fresh frozen heads were used and intubated with 8.0 mm endotracheal tubes. The intracuff pressures tested were 30 and 100 cmH2O. Subsequently, 20 ml of each of two oral antiseptic rinses (0.2% chlorhexidine and octenidine [octenidol®, Schülke & Mayr GmbH, Norderstedt, Germany]) was applied for thirty seconds in the mouth. During the trial, leakage of the cuffs was examined. Results The sealing between the tracheal cuff and tracheal wall was leakage-proof for all tested intracuff pressures and all tested antiseptic rinses. However, approximately 5.6 ml and 1.8 ml leaked into the esophagus and remained as a cuff-puddle, respectively. Conclusions The sealing between an endotracheal tube cuff with an intracuff pressure of 30 cmH2O and the tracheal wall is leakage-proof during oral care with antiseptic rinsing. An increase of intracuff pressure to 100 cmH2O does not appear to be required. PMID:24363847

  12. Orotracheal intubation in infants performed with a stylet versus without a stylet.

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    O'Shea, Joyce E; O'Gorman, Jennifer; Gupta, Aakriti; Sinhal, Sanjay; Foster, Jann P; O'Connell, Liam Af; Kamlin, C Omar F; Davis, Peter G

    2017-06-22

    Neonatal endotracheal intubation is a common and potentially life-saving intervention. It is a mandatory skill for neonatal trainees, but one that is difficult to master and maintain. Intubation opportunities for trainees are decreasing and success rates are subsequently falling. Use of a stylet may aid intubation and improve success. However, the potential for associated harm must be considered. To compare the benefits and harms of neonatal orotracheal intubation with a stylet versus neonatal orotracheal intubation without a stylet. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) in the Cochrane Library; MEDLINE; Embase; the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), and previous reviews. We also searched cross-references, contacted expert informants, handsearched journals, and looked at conference proceedings. We searched clinical trials registries for current and recently completed trials. We conducted our most recent search in April 2017. All randomised, quasi-randomised, and cluster-randomised controlled trials comparing use versus non-use of a stylet in neonatal orotracheal intubation. Two review authors independently assessed results of searches against predetermined criteria for inclusion, assessed risk of bias, and extracted data. We used the standard methods of the Cochrane Collaboration, as documented in the Cochrane Handbook for Systemic Reviews of Interventions, and of the Cochrane Neonatal Review Group. We included a single-centre non-blinded randomised controlled trial that reported a total of 302 intubation attempts in 232 infants. The median gestational age of enrolled infants was 29 weeks. Paediatric residents and fellows performed the intubations. We judged the study to be at low risk of bias overall. Investigators compared success rates of first-attempt intubation with and without use of a stylet and reported success rates as similar between stylet and no-stylet groups (57% and 53%) (P = 0

  13. Neonatal noninvasive ventilation techniques: do we really need to intubate?

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    DiBlasi, Robert M

    2011-09-01

    The current trend for supporting neonates with respiratory distress syndrome is nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Nearly half of all neonates who are supported with CPAP will still develop respiratory failure that requires potentially injurious endotracheal intubation and invasive ventilation. Thus, the role of any neonatal clinician is to minimize invasive ventilation whenever possible, to avoid the multitude of complications that can arise when using this form of therapy. Noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is a form of respiratory assistance that provides greater respiratory support than does CPAP and may prevent intubation in a larger fraction of neonates who would otherwise fail CPAP. With the inception of nasal airway interfaces, clinicians have ushered in many different forms of NIV in neonates, often with very little experimental data to guide management. This review will explore in detail all of the different forms of neonatal NIV that are currently focused within an area of intense clinical investigation.

  14. BMI as a Predictor for Potential Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Males.

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    Uribe, Alberto A; Zvara, David A; Puente, Erika G; Otey, Andrew J; Zhang, Jianying; Bergese, Sergio D

    2015-01-01

    Difficult tracheal intubation is a common source of mortality and morbidity in surgical and critical care settings. The incidence reported of difficult tracheal intubation is 0.1%-13% and reaches 14% in the obese population. The objective of our retrospective study was to investigate and compare the utility of body mass index (BMI) as indicator of difficult tracheal intubation in males and females. We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwent abdominal surgeries with American Society of Anesthesiologists I to V under general anesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation. The following information was obtained from medical records for analysis: gender, age, height, weight, BMI, length of patient stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit, past medical history of sleep apnea, Mallampati score, and the American Society of Anesthesiologists classification assigned by the anesthesia care provider performing the endotracheal intubation. Of 4303 adult patients, 1970 (45.8%) men and 2333 (54.2%) women were enrolled in the study. Within this group, a total of 1673 (38.9%) patients were morbidly obese. The average age of the study group was 51.4 ± 15.8 and the average BMI was 29.7 ± 8.2 kg/m(2). The overall incidence of the encountered difficult intubations was 5.23% or 225 subjects. Thus, our results indicate that BMI is a reliable predictor of difficult tracheal intubation predominantly in the male population; another strong predictor, with a positive linear correlation, being the Mallampati score. In conclusion, our data shows that BMI is a reliable indicator of potential difficult tracheal intubation only in male surgical patients.

  15. "DIFFICULT AIRWAY MANAGEMENT IN A PATIENT WITH TREACHER-COLLIN’S SYNDROME WITH INTUBATING LARYNGEAL MASK AIRWAY "

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    M. Gharebaghian

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    Full Text Available Treacher Collin’s syndrome (TCS is a rare inherited condition characterized by bilateral and symmetric abnormalities of structures within the first and second bronchial arches. Patients with TCS present a serious problem to anesthetists maintaining their airway as upper airway obstruction and difficult tracheal intubation due to severe facial deformity. Because of retrognathia, airway management of these patients is often challenging. We report the case of a 25-yr-old patient with TCS undergoing microtia repair under general anesthesia twice. In the first time he could not be intubated via direct laryngoscopy and was intubated via blind nasal intubation. In the second time, he was intubated through an ILMA using endotracheal tube.

  16. The Performance of the Intubation Difficulty Scale among Obese Parturients Undergoing Cesarean Section.

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    Eiamcharoenwit, Jatuporn; Itthisompaiboon, Napon; Limpawattana, Panita; Siriussawakul, Arunotai

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    Background. There have not yet been any studies to validate the intubation difficulty scale (IDS) in obese parturients. Objectives of this study were to determine the performance of the IDS in defining difficult intubation (DI) and to identify the optimal cutoff points of the IDS among obese parturients. Methods. This was a prospective observational study. Parturients with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m(2) who underwent cesarean section utilizing endotracheal intubation were enrolled. The intubating performers were asked to assess the difficulty of endotracheal intubation and categorize it as easy, somewhat DI, and DI. Main Results. A total of 517 parturients were recruited with a mean BMI of 33.9 kg/m(2). The incidence of some degree of DI was 14.5%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curves of the IDS for detecting somewhat DI and DI was 1.0. The optimal cutoff point to define somewhat DI was ≥3 and DI was ≥5, which both had sensitivity and specificity of 100%. Conclusions. The IDS scoring is a good tool for defining DI among obese parturients. The IDS scores of ≥3 and ≥5 are the optimal cutoff points to define somewhat DI and DI, respectively.

  17. The Performance of the Intubation Difficulty Scale among Obese Parturients Undergoing Cesarean Section

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    Jatuporn Eiamcharoenwit

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    Full Text Available Background. There have not yet been any studies to validate the intubation difficulty scale (IDS in obese parturients. Objectives of this study were to determine the performance of the IDS in defining difficult intubation (DI and to identify the optimal cutoff points of the IDS among obese parturients. Methods. This was a prospective observational study. Parturients with a body mass index ≥ 30 kg/m2 who underwent cesarean section utilizing endotracheal intubation were enrolled. The intubating performers were asked to assess the difficulty of endotracheal intubation and categorize it as easy, somewhat DI, and DI. Main Results. A total of 517 parturients were recruited with a mean BMI of 33.9 kg/m2. The incidence of some degree of DI was 14.5%. The area under the receiver operating characteristic curves of the IDS for detecting somewhat DI and DI was 1.0. The optimal cutoff point to define somewhat DI was ≥3 and DI was ≥5, which both had sensitivity and specificity of 100%. Conclusions. The IDS scoring is a good tool for defining DI among obese parturients. The IDS scores of ≥3 and ≥5 are the optimal cutoff points to define somewhat DI and DI, respectively.

  18. Diagnostic accuracy of bedside tests for predicting difficult intubation in Indian population: An observational study.

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    Dhanger, Sangeeta; Gupta, Suman Lata; Vinayagam, Stalin; Bidkar, Prasanna Udupi; Elakkumanan, Lenin Babu; Badhe, Ashok Shankar

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    Unanticipated difficult intubation can be challenging to anesthesiologists, and various bedside tests have been tried to predict difficult intubation. The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of difficult intubation in the Indian population and also to determine the diagnostic accuracy of bedside tests in predicting difficult intubation. In this study, 200 patients belonging to age group 18-60 years of American Society of Anesthesiologists I and II, scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation were enrolled. Patients with upper airway pathology, neck mass, and cervical spine injury were excluded from the study. An attending anesthesiologist conducted preoperative assessment and recorded parameters such as body mass index, modified Mallampati grading, inter-incisor distance, neck circumference, and thyromental distance (NC/TMD). After standard anesthetic induction, laryngoscopy was performed, and intubation difficulty assessed using intubation difficulty scale on the basis of seven variables. The Chi-square test or student t-test was performed when appropriate. The binary multivariate logistic regression (forward-Wald) model was used to determine the independent risk factors. Among the 200 patients, 26 patients had difficult intubation with an incidence of 13%. Among different variables, the Mallampati score and NC/TMD were independently associated with difficult intubation. Receiver operating characteristic curve showed a cut-off point of 3 or 4 for Mallampati score and 5.62 for NC/TMD to predict difficult intubation. The diagnostic accuracy of NC/TM ratio and Mallampatti score were better compared to other bedside tests to predict difficult intubation in Indian population.

  19. Routine Use of Glidescope and Macintosh Laryngoscope by Trainee Anesthetists.

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    Aqil, Mansoor; Khan, Mueen Ullah; Hussain, Altaf; Khokhar, Rashid Saeed; Mansoor, Saara; Alzahrani, Tariq

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    To compare intubating conditions, success rate, and ease of intubation by anesthesia trainees using Glidescope Videolaryngoscope (GVL) compared to Macintosh laryngoscope (MCL). Comparative study. King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from January 2012 to February 2015. Eighty adult patients ASAI and II with normal airway, scheduled to undergo elective surgery requiring endotracheal (ET) intubation were enrolled. Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: GVL and MCL. All intubations were performed by trainee residents having experience of more than 1 year and who had successfully performed more than 50 tracheal intubations with each device. Glottic view based on Cormack and Lehane's (C&L's) score and percentage of glottis opening (POGO) score, time to successful intubation, need of external pressure, and overall difficulty scores were compared using either GVL or MCL. View of glottis based on C&L's classification was better (p < 0.001) and POGO score was higher (88.25 ±22.06 vs. 57.25 ±29.26, p < 0.001) with GVL compared to MCL. Time to intubate in seconds was (32.90 ±8.69 vs. 41.33 ±15.29, p = 0.004) and overall difficulty score was less 2.78 ±1.39 vs. 4.85 ±1.75 (p < 0.001) using GVL compared to MCL. Residents found ET intubation to be faster and easier with superior glottic view using GVL compared to MCL in patients with normal airway.

  20. Assessment and confirmation of tracheal intubation when capnography fails: a novel use for an USB camera.

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    Karippacheril, John George; Umesh, Goneppanavar; Nanda, Shetty

    2013-10-01

    A 62 year old male with a right pyriform fossa lesion extending to the right arytenoid and obscuring the glottic inlet was planned for laser assisted excision. Direct laryngoscopic assessment after topicalization of the airway, showed a Cormack Lehane grade 3 view. We report a case where, in the absence of a fiberscope, a novel inexpensive Universal Serial Bus camera was used to obtain an optimal laryngoscopic view. This provided direct visual confirmation of tracheal intubation with a Laser Flex tube, when capnography failed to show any trace. Capnography may not be reliable as a sole indicator of confirmation of correct endotracheal tube placement. Video laryngoscopy may provide additional confirmation of endotracheal intubation.

  1. Antifungal Susceptibility Patterns of Candida Species Recovered from Endotracheal Tube in an Intensive Care Unit

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    Elham Baghdadi

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    Full Text Available Aims. Biofilms formed by Candida species which associated with drastically enhanced resistance against most antimicrobial agents. The aim of this study was to identify and determine the antifungal susceptibility pattern of Candida species isolated from endotracheal tubes from ICU patients. Methods. One hundred forty ICU patients with tracheal tubes who were intubated and mechanically ventilated were surveyed for endotracheal tube biofilms. Samples were processed for quantitative microbial culture. Yeast isolates were identified to the species level based on morphological characteristics and their identity was confirmed by PCR-RFLP. Antifungal susceptibility testing was determined according to CLSI document (M27-A3. Results. Ninety-five strains of Candida were obtained from endotracheal tubes of which C. albicans (n=34; 35.7% was the most frequently isolated species followed by other species which included C. glabrata (n=24; 25.2%, C. parapsilosis (n=16; 16.8%, C. tropicalis (n=12; 12.6%, and C. krusei (n=9; 9.4%. The resulting MIC90 for all Candida species were in increasing order as follows: caspofungin (0.5 μg/mL; amphotericin B (2 μg/mL; voriconazole (8.8 μg/mL; itraconazole (16 μg/mL; and fluconazole (64 μg/mL. Conclusion. Candida species recovered from endotracheal tube are the most susceptible to caspofungin.

  2. Antifungal Susceptibility Patterns of Candida Species Recovered from Endotracheal Tube in an Intensive Care Unit.

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    Baghdadi, Elham; Khodavaisy, Sadegh; Rezaie, Sassan; Abolghasem, Sara; Kiasat, Neda; Salehi, Zahra; Sharifynia, Somayeh; Aala, Farzad

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    Aims. Biofilms formed by Candida species which associated with drastically enhanced resistance against most antimicrobial agents. The aim of this study was to identify and determine the antifungal susceptibility pattern of Candida species isolated from endotracheal tubes from ICU patients. Methods. One hundred forty ICU patients with tracheal tubes who were intubated and mechanically ventilated were surveyed for endotracheal tube biofilms. Samples were processed for quantitative microbial culture. Yeast isolates were identified to the species level based on morphological characteristics and their identity was confirmed by PCR-RFLP. Antifungal susceptibility testing was determined according to CLSI document (M27-A3). Results. Ninety-five strains of Candida were obtained from endotracheal tubes of which C. albicans (n = 34; 35.7%) was the most frequently isolated species followed by other species which included C. glabrata (n = 24; 25.2%), C. parapsilosis (n = 16; 16.8%), C. tropicalis (n = 12; 12.6%), and C. krusei (n = 9; 9.4%). The resulting MIC90 for all Candida species were in increasing order as follows: caspofungin (0.5 μg/mL); amphotericin B (2 μg/mL); voriconazole (8.8 μg/mL); itraconazole (16 μg/mL); and fluconazole (64 μg/mL). Conclusion. Candida species recovered from endotracheal tube are the most susceptible to caspofungin.

  3. Early nCPAP versus intubation in very low birth weight infants

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    Pedro Neves Tavares

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available For many years endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation have been the standard of care for very low birth weight infants but, in the last decade, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (nCPAP has been described in many studies as an option for the treatment of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome. In fact, recent studies have shown that early nCPAP is not associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality and does not imply more days of ventilation support when compared to traditional ventilation techniques. The authors conducted a study to compare the outcomes (in terms of mortality, morbidity and need for medical support of very low birth weight infants treated with nCPAP or endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. One hundred and four newborns were enrolled in this study, 44 (42.3% were treated with nCPAP and 60 (57.7% with endotracheal intubation followed by mechanical ventilation. A subgroup analysis of newborns with gestational age between 28 and 31 weeks was also performed. It included 57 newborns with similar demographic characteristics, 29 (50.9% treated with nCPAP and 28 (49.1% with endotracheal intubation followed by mechanical ventilation. No statistically significant differences were found in the frequency of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Statistically significant differences were found in the prevalence of hyaline membrane disease (p = 0.033 and surfactant administration (p = 0.021 with lower rates in the nCPAP group. No other differences were found in the prevalence of other morbidities or in the need for medical support after birth. These results suggests that nCPAP might be chosen as primary ventilatory support choice in very low birth weight preterm, when there are no contraindications to its use.

  4. Critical Analyses and Development of Training Mechanisms: Cholinergic Crisis and Pediatric/Neonatal Intubation

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  5. Rapid-Sequence Intubation

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    Evangelina Dávila Cabo de Villa

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    Full Text Available In medical practice there are several situations that require immediate intervention of the airway in some patients, in order to ensure proper entrance and exit of gases into and out of the lungs and prevent aspiration. Rapid-sequence intubation has been considered as the administration of a hypnotic agent and a neuromuscular relaxant consecutively (virtually simultaneously to facilitate orotracheal intubation in critically ill patients and minimize the risk of aspiration. This paper aims to collect elements that promote a successful medical management according to the situation presented, since there is no single way of proceeding in case of rapid-sequence intubation. The elements to consider include: knowing the anatomy of the upper respiratory tract, having a group of drugs to choose from, receiving adequate training and having an alternative plan for the difficulties that may arise.

  6. Prophylactic tracheal intubation for upper GI bleeding: A meta-analysis.

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    Almashhrawi, Ashraf A; Rahman, Rubayat; Jersak, Samuel T; Asombang, Akwi W; Hinds, Alisha M; Hammad, Hazem T; Nguyen, Douglas L; Bechtold, Matthew L

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    To evaluate usefulness of prophylactically intubating upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) patients. UGIB results in a significant number of hospital admissions annually with endoscopy being the key intervention. In these patients, risks are associated with the bleeding and the procedure, including pulmonary aspiration. However, very little literature is available assessing the use of prophylactic endotracheal intubation on aspiration in these patients. A comprehensive search was performed in May 2014 in Scopus, CINAHL, Cochrane databases, PubMed/Medline, Embase, and published abstracts from national gastroenterology meetings in the United States (2004-2014). Included studies examined UGIB patients and compared prophylactic intubation to no intubation before endoscopy. Meta-analysis was conducted using RevMan 5.2 by Mantel-Haenszel and DerSimonian and Laird models with results presented as odds ratio for aspiration, pneumonia (within 48 h), and mortality. Funnel plots were utilized for publication bias and I(2) measure of inconsistency for heterogeneity assessments. Initial search identified 571 articles. Of these articles, 10 relevant peer-reviewed articles in English and two relevant abstracts were selected to review by two independent authors (Almashhrawi AA and Bechtold ML). Of these studies, eight were excluded: Five did not have a control arm, one was a letter the editor, one was a survey study, and one was focused on prevention of UGIB. Therefore, four studies (N = 367) were included. Of the UGIB patients prophylactically intubated before endoscopy, pneumonia (within 48 h) was identified in 20 of 134 (14.9%) patients as compared to 5 of 95 (5.3%) patients that were not intubated prophylactically (P = 0.02). Despite observed trends, no significant differences were found for mortality (P = 0.18) or aspiration (P = 0.11). Pneumonia within 48 h is more likely in UGIB patients who received prophylactic endotracheal intubation prior to endoscopy.

  7. BMI as a Predictor for Potential Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Males

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    Alberto A Uribe

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Difficult tracheal intubation is a common source of mortality and morbidity insurgical and critical care settings. The incidence reported of difficult tracheal intubation is 0.1 to 13%and reaches 14% in the obese population. The objective of our retrospective study was to investigateand compare the utility of BMI as indicator of difficult tracheal intubation in males and females.Material and methods: We performed a retrospective chart review of patients who underwentabdominal surgeries with ASA I to V under general anesthesia requiring endotracheal intubation. Thefollowing information was obtained from medical records for analysis: gender, age, height, weight,BMI, length of patient stay in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU, past medical history of sleepapnea, Mallampati score, and the ASA classification assigned by the anesthesia care providerperforming the endotracheal intubation.Results: Of 4303 adult patients, 1970 (45.8% men and 2333 (54.2% women, were enrolled in thestudy. Within this group, a total of 1673 (38.9% patients were morbidly obese. The average age of thestudy group was 51.4 ± 15.8 and the average BMI was 29.7 ± 8.2 kg/m². The overall incidence of theencountered difficult intubations was 5.23%, or 225 subjects. Thus, our results indicate that BMI is areliable predictor of difficult tracheal intubation predominantly in the male population; another strongpredictor, with a positive linear correlation, being the Mallampati score.Conclusions: In conclusion, our data shows that BMI is a reliable indicator of potential difficult trachealintubation only in male surgical patients.

  8. Gargling with povidone-iodine reduces the transport of bacteria during oral intubation.

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    Ogata, Junichi; Minami, Kouichiro; Miyamoto, Hiroshi; Horishita, Takafumi; Ogawa, Midori; Sata, Takeyoshi; Taniguchi, Hatsumi

    2004-11-01

    Nosocomial pneumonia remains a common complication in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation. This study examined the transport of bacteria into the trachea during endotracheal intubation, and evaluated the effects of gargling with povidone-iodine on bacterial contamination of the tip of the intubation tube. In the gargling group, patients gargled with 25 mL of povidone-iodine (2.5 mg.mL(-1)). In the control group, patients gargled with 25 mL of tap water. Before tracheal intubation, microorganisms were obtained from the posterior wall of the patient's pharynx using sterile cotton swabs. After anesthesia, all patients were extubated and bacteria contaminating the tip of the tracheal tube were sampled and cultured. Before orotracheal intubation, all 19 patients who gargled with tap water (control group) had bacterial colonization on the posterior walls of the pharynx. This group included five patients who had methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in their nasal cavity preoperatively and MRSA was also detected in the pharynx of four patients. Bacterial colonization was observed in all 19 patients who gargled with povidone-iodine (gargling group) and four patients carried MRSA in their nasal cavity, although no MRSA was detected in the pharynx. In the control group, all the patients had bacterial colonization at the tip of the tube after extubation. Additionally, MRSA was detected in two of the four patients. In the gargling group, povidone-iodine eradicated general bacteria and MRSA colonies in the pharynx before intubation and at the tip of the tube after extubation. Gargling with povidone-iodine before oral intubation reduces the transport of bacteria into the trachea.

  9. COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ATTENUATION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RESPONSE TO LARYNGOSCOPY AND INTUBATION WITH IV DEXMEDETOMIDINE VS. IV LIGNOCAINE

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    Full Text Available Endotracheal intubation is one of the most commonly performed procedures, where the role of the anaesthesiologists in patient care is noteworthy. Endotracheal intubation is translaryngeal placement of endotracheal tube into the trachea via the nose or mouth. General anaesthesia procedures involve stressful events at various stages. The most stressful situations are seen during the period of induction, intubation and extubation. A 25% to 50% increase in mean arterial pressure and heart rate is seen during induction followed by laryngoscopy and intubation peaking at 1-2 minutes and returning to baseline within 10-15 minutes. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES A comparative study of attenuation of cardiovascular response to laryngoscopy and intubation with IV dexmedetomidine vs IV lignocaine, to compare changes in HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP, diastolic blood pressure (DBP and mean arterial pressure (MAP in patients premedicated with dexmedetomidine and lidocaine and to observe for any significant difference in the anaesthetic requirement and intraoperative complications if any in both the groups. METHODOLOGY A total of 60 patients undergoing elective surgeries were selected. Group D consists of 30 patients, who received IV dexmedetomidine loading dose, 1 mcg/kg diluted in 50 mL NS for 10 minutes prior to laryngoscopy. Group –L consists of 30 patients who received plain preservative-free Lidocaine 2%, 1.5 mg/kg body weight IV bolus ninety seconds prior to laryngoscopy. RESULTS Dexmedetomidine in a bolus dose of 1 ug/kg IV attenuates heart rate response to laryngoscopy and intubation effectively than plain preservative-free lignocaine. The basal values of heart rate were reached within 1 min after intubation in case of dexmedetomidine group. Dexmedetomidine blunts the increase in systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure effectively than Plain preservative-free Lignocaine.

  10. Gender differences in risk factors for airway symptoms following tracheal intubation.

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    Jaensson, M; Gupta, A; Nilsson, U G

    2012-11-01

    A common complaint after endotracheal intubation is sore throat and hoarseness. The aim of this study was to describe gender differences and independent risk factors in the development of post-operative sore throat and hoarseness after endotracheal intubation in adults. This prospective cross-sectional observational study was conducted at a university hospital in Sweden. A total of 495 patients were included (203 men and 292 women) and enrolled from a total of eight different surgical departments. Outcome variables were post-operative sore throat and hoarseness evaluated post-operatively in the post-anaesthesia care unit. A total of 31 variables were recorded which described the intubation process, intraoperative factors as well as the extubation process. Bivariate and multivariate analyses were performed. The overall incidence of post-operative sore throat was 35% and hoarseness 59%. The results show different predictors for men and women in the development of airway symptoms. The main risk factor for developing sore throat in men was intubation by personnel with endotracheal tube size 7.0 and multiple laryngoscopies during intubation. The main risk factors for hoarseness were cuff pressure for both men and women, and oesophageal temperature probe in women. Post-operative sore throat and hoarseness result from several factors, and the cause of these symptoms are multifactorial and differs by gender. Identification of these factors pre-operatively may increase awareness among anaesthesia personnel and possibly reduce the incidence of these minor but distressing symptoms. © 2012 The Authors. Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica © 2012 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation.

  11. [Endotracheal dystopia of thyroid tissue].

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    Otte, T; Kleinsasser, O

    1984-05-01

    Endotracheal ectopic thyroid tissue is rare. It can cause gradual obstruction of the tracheal lumen culminating in sudden dyspnoea. The diagnosis is relatively easy to make with the aid of a laryngeal mirror, by endoscopy, or by x-rays. However, it is most important to take the clinical picture into consideration. It is thought that the ectopic tissue arises from splitting of the thyroid gland during the descent in the embryonal stage. Treatment consists of removal via a tracheofissure. The tracheal mucous membrane must be treated with special care to prevent cicatricial stenosis of the trachea.

  12. Does the site of anterior tracheal puncture affect the success rate of retrograde intubation? A prospective, manikin-based study.

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    Harris, Eric A; Arheart, Kristopher L; Fischler, Kenneth E

    2013-01-01

    Background. Retrograde intubation is useful for obtaining endotracheal access when direct laryngoscopy proves difficult. The technique is a practical option in the "cannot intubate / can ventilate" scenario. However, it is equally useful as an elective technique in awake patients with anticipated difficult airways. Many practitioners report difficulty successfully advancing the endotracheal tube due to anatomical obstructions and the acute angle of the anterograde guide. The purpose of this study was to test whether a more caudal tracheal puncture would increase the success rate. Methods. Twenty-four anesthesiology residents were randomly assigned to either a cricothyroid or a cricotracheal puncture group. Each was instructed how to perform the technique and then attempted it on a manikin at their assigned site. Data collection included whether the trachea was intubated, the number of attempts required, and the total time. Results. Both groups displayed a high degree of success. While the group assigned to the cricotracheal site required significantly more time to perform the procedure, they accomplished it in fewer attempts than the cricothyroid group. Conclusion. Retrograde intubation performed via a cricotracheal puncture site, while more time consuming, resulted in fewer attempts to advance the endotracheal tube and may reduce in vivo laryngeal trauma.

  13. Endotracheal tube cuff lidocaine is not superior to intravenous lidocaine in short pediatric surgeries.

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    Behzadi, Mehrdad; Hajimohamadi, Fatemeh; Alagha, Afshar Etemadi; Abouzari, Mehdi; Rashidi, Armin

    2010-05-01

    Instillation of lidocaine into the endotracheal tube cuff is a method with reported efficiency in promoting a smoother emergence from anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. However, whether or not this method is helpful in children and in surgeries with short duration has not been investigated previously. 176 ASA I-II children undergoing adenotonsillectomy were enrolled in this prospective, double-blind, randomized clinical trial. Patients were randomly allocated to two groups. Patients in the ECL group (n=88) were injected 2% lidocaine into their endotracheal tube cuff and received saline (1.5mg/kg) intravenously. The IVL group (n=88) received 1.5mg/kg of 2% lidocaine intravenously and saline into the endotracheal tube cuff. In both groups, intra-cuff injections were initiated immediately after insertion of the endotracheal tube and terminated before the cuff pressure reached 20 cmH(2)O. The parameters measured were: coughing (graded by a scale of 3 at the time of extubation), systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate (from the time of extubation up to 5 min after extubation at 1-min intervals), and laryngospasm (defined as the presence of hoarseness or absence of airflow). The groups were not different in sex, age, weight, height, body mass index, anesthesia duration, and baseline hemodynamic parameters. The grade of coughing was significantly higher in the ECL group. The incidence of laryngospasm and hemodynamic trends did not differ between the groups. Our results indicate that intra-cuff lidocaine may not be beneficial in children and in surgeries with a short duration. Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  14. Ketorolac Tromethamine Spray Prevents Postendotracheal-Intubation-Induced Sore Throat after General Anesthesia

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    H. L. Yang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Postoperative sore throat is one of the major complaints of general anesthesia in the postanesthesia care unit. This prospective study investigated the preventive effect of ketorolac tromethamine spray in postendotracheal-intubation-induced sore throat after general anesthesia. Methods. Surgical patients undergoing general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation were recruited from a medical center. Patients were randomly assigned to group K (treated with 5% ketorolac tromethamine spray or group D (treated with distilled water spray. Before intubation, each endotracheal tube was sprayed with the appropriate solution by physicians over the 20 cm length of the cuff. Each group comprised 95 patients fitting the inclusion and exclusion criteria for whom complete data sets were collected. The intensity of the sore throat was measured at 1, 3, 6, and 24 h after surgery, and data were compared. Results. The two groups had similar characteristics. Postoperative sore throat was significantly less frequent in group K than in group D (p<0.001 and the pain intensity was significantly lower in group K than in group D at each time point (all p<0.001. Conclusions. This study demonstrated that preanesthesia 5% ketorolac tromethamine spray could effectively decrease postendotracheal-intubation-induced sore throat in patients undergoing general anesthesia.

  15. ProSeal laryngeal mask airway as an alternative to standard endotracheal tube in securing upper airway in the patients undergoing beating-heart coronary artery bypass grafting

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    Kalpana Shah

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: ProSeal laryngeal mask airways (PLMAs are routinely used after failed tracheal intubation as airway rescue, facilitating tracheal intubation by acting as a conduit and to secure airway during emergencies. In long duration surgeries, use of endotracheal tube (ETT is associated with various hemodynamic complications, which are minimally affected during PLMA use. However, except for few studies, there are no significant data available that promote the use of laryngeal mask during cardiac surgery. This prospective study was conducted with the objective of demonstrating the advantages of PLMA over ETT in the patients undergoing beating-heart coronary artery bypass graft (CABG. Methodology: This prospective, interventional study was carried out in 200 patients who underwent beating-heart CABG. Patients were randomized in equal numbers to either ETT group or PLMA group, and various hemodynamic and respiratory parameters were observed at different time points. Results: Patients in PLMA group had mean systolic blood pressure 126.10 ± 5.31 mmHg compared to the patients of ETT group 143.75 ± 6.02 mmHg. Pulse rate in the PLMA group was less (74.52 ± 10.79 per min (P < 0.05 compared to ETT group (81.72 ± 9.8. Thus, hemodynamic changes were significantly lower (P < 0.05 in PLMA than in ETT group. Respiratory parameters such as oxygen saturation, pressure CO 2 (pCO 2 , peak airway pressure, and lung compliance were similar to ETT group at all evaluation times. The incidence of adverse events was also lower in PLMA group. Conclusion: In experience hand, PLMA offers advantages over the ETT in airway management in the patients undergoing beating-heart CABG.

  16. Ruptura brônquica após intubação com tubo de duplo lúmen: relato de caso Rotura bronquica después de intubación con tubo de doble lumen: relato de caso Bronchial rupture after intubation with double lumen endotracheal tube: case report

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    Roberto Cardoso Bessa Júnior

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    ón endobronquica izquierda. En la tercera tentativa, se desarrolló un cuadro de hipoxemia, hipotensión y enfisema subcutáneo extenso, siendo sometido a drenaje torácico por neumotórax hipertensivo. La fibrobroncoscopia mostró laceración del bronquio izquierdo. Evolucionó con hemoptisis, siendo necesaria toracotomia izquierda para sutura de la laceración bronquica. En el postoperatorio, el paciente desarrolló cuadro de disfunción de múltiples órganos, evolucionando en fallecimiento. CONCLUSIONES: La intubación selectiva es un procedimiento que debe ser realizado con cautela, siendo necesario el reconocimiento de algunos factores de riesgo y el diagnóstico precoz de las complicaciones.BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Tracheobronchial tree injuries are uncommon however severe complications after intubation or bronchoscopy. This report aimed at calling the attention to the difficult selective intubation, which has led to bronchial rupture associated to pneumomediastinum and hypertensive pneumothorax, with airway deformation and death by systemic inflammatory response. CASE REPORT: Male patient, 50 years old, with bronchopleural fistula secondary to bulla rupture in right lung upper lobe. After anesthetic induction it was difficult to intubate left bronchus. At the third attempt, patient developed hypoxemia, hypotension and extensive subcutaneous emphysema, being submitted to thoracic drainage for hypertensive pneumothorax. Fibrobronchoscopy has revealed left bronchus laceration. Patient evolved with hemoptysis, and left thoracotomy was necessary to suture bronchial laceration. Patient developed postoperative multiple organs dysfunction and evolved to death. CONCLUSIONS: Selective intubation is a procedure to be carefully performed, being necessary the understanding of some risk factors and the early diagnosis of complications.

  17. Difficult Tracheal Intubation in Obese Gastric Bypass patients.

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    Dohrn, Niclas; Sommer, Thorbjørn; Bisgaard, Jannie; Rønholm, Ebbe; Larsen, Jens Fromholt

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    Endotracheal intubation is commonly perceived to be more difficult in obese patients than in lean patients. Primarily, we investigated the association between difficult tracheal intubation (DTI) and obesity, and secondarily, the association between DTI and validated scoring systems used to assess the airways, the association between DTI and quantities of anesthetics used to induce general anesthesia, and the association between DTI and difficulties with venous and arterial cannulation. This is a monocentric prospective observational clinical study of a consecutive series of 539 obese patients undergoing gastric bypass. Tracheal intubation was done preoperatively together with scoring of Intubation Score (IS), Mallampati (MLP), and Cormack-Lehane classification (CLC) and registration of the quantities of anesthetics and total attempts on cannulation. The overall proportion of patients with DTI was 3.5 % and the patients with DTI were more frequently males, had higher CLC, higher American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status classification (ASA), and noticeably, a lower BMI compared to the patients with easy tracheal intubation. After adjustment with multivariable analyses body mass index (BMI) 2, ASA scores >2, and male gender were risk factors of DTI. Males generally had higher CLC, MLP, and ASA scores compared to females, but no difference in BMI. There was no difference in quantities of anesthetics used between the two groups with or without DTI. Intra-venous and intra-arterial cannulation was succeeded in first attempt in 85 and 86 % of the patients, respectively, and there were no association between BMI and difficult vascular access. We found no association between increasing BMI and DTI.

  18. Prehospital Intubation is Associated with Favorable Outcomes and Lower Mortality in ProTECT III.

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    Denninghoff, Kurt R; Nuño, Tomas; Pauls, Qi; Yeatts, Sharon D; Silbergleit, Robert; Palesch, Yuko Y; Merck, Lisa H; Manley, Geoff T; Wright, David W

    2017-01-01

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) causes more than 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths annually. Prehospital endotracheal intubation has been associated with poor outcomes in patients with TBI in several retrospective observational studies. We evaluated the relationship between prehospital intubation, functional outcomes, and mortality using high quality data on clinical practice collected prospectively during a randomized multicenter clinical trial. ProTECT III was a multicenter randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of early administration of progesterone in 882 patients with acute moderate to severe nonpenetrating TBI. Patients were excluded if they had an index GCS of 3 and nonreactive pupils, those with withdrawal of life support on arrival, and if they had documented prolonged hypotension and/or hypoxia. Prehospital intubation was performed as per local clinical protocol in each participating EMS system. Models for favorable outcome and mortality included prehospital intubation, method of transport, index GCS, age, race, and ethnicity as independent variables. Significance was set at α = 0.05. Favorable outcome was defined by a stratified dichotomy of the GOS-E scores in which the definition of favorable outcome depended on the severity of the initial injury. Favorable outcome was more frequent in the 349 subjects with prehospital intubation (57.3%) than in the other 533 patients (46.0%, p = 0.003). Mortality was also lower in the prehospital intubation group (13.8% v. 19.5%, p = 0.03). Logistic regression analysis of prehospital intubation and mortality, adjusted for index GCS, showed that odds of dying for those with prehospital intubation were 47% lower than for those that were not intubated (OR = 0.53, 95% CI = 0.36-0.78). 279 patients with prehospital intubation were transported by air. Modeling transport method and mortality, adjusted for index GCS, showed increased odds of dying in those transported by ground

  19. Intubation biomechanics: laryngoscope force and cervical spine motion during intubation in cadavers-effect of severe distractive-flexion injury on C3-4 motion.

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    Hindman, Bradley J; Fontes, Ricardo B; From, Robert P; Traynelis, Vincent C; Todd, Michael M; Puttlitz, Christian M; Santoni, Brandon G

    2016-11-01

    OBJECTIVE With application of the forces of intubation, injured (unstable) cervical segments may move more than they normally do, which can result in spinal cord injury. The authors tested whether, during endotracheal intubation, intervertebral motion of an injured C3-4 cervical segment 1) is greater than that in the intact (stable) state and 2) differs when a high- or low-force laryngoscope is used. METHODS Fourteen cadavers underwent 3 intubations using force-sensing laryngoscopes while simultaneous cervical spine motion was recorded with lateral fluoroscopy. The first intubation was performed with an intact cervical spine and a conventional high-force line-of-sight Macintosh laryngoscope. After creation of a severe C3-4 distractive-flexion injury, 2 additional intubations were performed, one with the Macintosh laryngoscope and the other with a low-force indirect video laryngoscope (Airtraq), used in random order. RESULTS During Macintosh intubations, between the intact and the injured conditions, C3-4 extension (0.3° ± 3.0° vs 0.4° ± 2.7°, respectively; p = 0.9515) and anterior-posterior subluxation (-0.1 ± 0.4 mm vs -0.3 ± 0.6 mm, respectively; p = 0.2754) did not differ. During Macintosh and Airtraq intubations with an injured C3-4 segment, despite a large difference in applied force between the 2 laryngoscopes, segmental extension (0.4° ± 2.7° vs 0.3° ± 3.3°, respectively; p = 0.8077) and anterior-posterior subluxation (0.3 ± 0.6 mm vs 0.0 ± 0.7 mm, respectively; p = 0.3203) did not differ. CONCLUSIONS The authors' hypotheses regarding the relationship between laryngoscope force and the motion of an injured cervical segment were not confirmed. Motion-force relationships (biomechanics) of injured cervical intervertebral segments during endotracheal intubation in cadavers are not predicted by the in vitro biomechanical behavior of isolated cervical segments. With the limitations inherent to cadaveric studies, the results of this study suggest

  20. Different remifentanil doses in rapid sequence anesthesia induction: BIS monitoring and intubation conditions.

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    Alanoğlu, Zekeriyya; Tolu, Sinem; Yalçın, Saban; Batislam, Yeşim; Özatamer, Oya; Tüzüner, Filiz

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this prospective, randomized, double blind trial was to investigate the effects of two different doses of remifentanil on bispectral index (BIS) values and intubation conditions in a simulated model of rapid sequence anesthesia induction (RSAI). 54 ASA I-II adult patients undergoing elective surgery were randomly allocated to two groups. After preoxygenation for 3 minutes, induction and tracheal intubation was performed in a 300 head-up position. Group I (n=26) and Group II (n=28) received a 1 µg/kg or 0.5 µg/kg bolus of remifentanil, respectively, over 30 seconds. Propofol was the induction agent. 1 mg/kg of rocuronium was used in all patients. Patients were intubated 60 s after administration of the muscle relaxant. Hemodynamic data and BIS scores were obtained before induction (baseline), after induction, at intubation and at 1, 3, 5 and 10 minutes following intubation. Intubation conditions were scored with a standard scoring system. The hemodynamic variables at all the measurement intervals and the area under the hemodynamic variable-time curves were similar among the groups. There was no difference among the groups for BIS measurements. Moreover, the mean area under the BIS-time curve for Group I (300±45cm2) was comparable to Group II (315±49cm2) (p=0.432). The mean total intubation condition score (maximum 14 points) in Group I (12.6±1.67) was higher than Group II (10.3±4.79) (p=0.030). 1 µg/kg of remifentanil compared to 0.5 µg/kg of remifentanil provides similar hemodynamic profiles and BIS scores, but 1 µg/kg of remifentanil was associated with superior endotracheal intubation conditions. According to this study design and medications used, a relation between BIS scores and intubation conditions couldn't be demonstrated.

  1. Novel use of an exchange catheter to facilitate intubation with an Aintree catheter in a tall patient with a predicted difficult airway: a case report

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    Gruenbaum Shaun E

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction The Aintree intubating catheter (Cook® Medical Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA has been shown to successfully facilitate difficult intubations when other methods have failed. The Aintree intubating catheter (Cook® Medical Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA has a fixed length of 56 cm, and it has been suggested in the literature that it may be too short for safe use in patients who are tall. Case presentation We present the case of a 32-year-old, 180 cm tall Caucasian woman with a predicted difficult airway who presented to our facility for an emergency cesarean section. After several failed intubation attempts via direct laryngoscopy, an airway was established with a laryngeal mask airway. After delivery of a healthy baby, our patient's condition necessitated tracheal intubation. A fiber-optic bronchoscope loaded with an Aintree intubating catheter (Cook® Medical Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA was passed through the laryngeal mask airway into the trachea until just above the carina, but was too short to safely allow for the passage of an endotracheal tube. Conclusions We present a novel technique in which the Aintree intubating catheter (Cook® Medical Inc., Bloomington, IN, USA was replaced with a longer (100 cm exchange catheter, over which an endotracheal tube was passed successfully into the trachea.

  2. The Application of Rapid Prototyping Technology and Quality Functional Deployment (QFD approach in enhancing the Endotracheal Tube Holder Model in Medical Application

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    Way Yusoff

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a development of a current design the Endotracheal tube holding device. At present, the medical teams have faced a lot of problems when doing the endotracheal intubation. Misplacement of endotracheal tube into the esophagus and extubation due to patient’s movement are among the problems by surgeons during medical treatment. This is important as the successful management of the potential risk can reduce the number of patients who suffer a serious consequence of endtracheal tube therapy such as a potential risk to patient safety, with associated risks varying from minor complications to death. This paper presents a product design specification for endotracheal tube-holding device is translated from user’s requirements by employing Quality Functional Deployment (QFD. Several design concepts are generated by using CATIA software to be evaluated by endotracheal tube-holding device users for concept selection. Selection of design concept was done in two phases which are concept screening and concept scoring. For selecting the design concept for further development, a prototype of endotracheal tube was fabricated by using Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM.

  3. Predictive monitoring for respiratory decompensation leading to urgent unplanned intubation in the neonatal intensive care unit.

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    Clark, Matthew T; Vergales, Brooke D; Paget-Brown, Alix O; Smoot, Terri J; Lake, Douglas E; Hudson, John L; Delos, John B; Kattwinkel, John; Moorman, J Randall

    2013-01-01

    Infants admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and especially those born with very low birth weight (VLBW; endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. Intubation and mechanical ventilation are associated with increased morbidity, particularly in urgent unplanned cases. We tested the hypothesis that the systemic response associated with respiratory decompensation can be detected from physiological monitoring and that statistical models of bedside monitoring data can identify infants at increased risk of urgent unplanned intubation. We studied 287 VLBW infants consecutively admitted to our NICU and found 96 events in 51 patients, excluding intubations occurring within 12 h of a previous extubation. In order of importance in a multivariable statistical model, we found that the characteristics of reduced O(2) saturation, especially as heart rate was falling; increased heart rate correlation with respiratory rate; and the amount of apnea were all significant independent predictors. The predictive model, validated internally by bootstrap, had a receiver-operating characteristic area of 0.84 ± 0.04. We propose that predictive monitoring in the NICU for urgent unplanned intubation may improve outcomes by allowing clinicians to intervene noninvasively before intubation is required.

  4. Patient recollection of airway suctioning in the ICU : routine versus a minimally invasive procedure

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    Van de Leur, JP; Zwaveling, JH; Loef, BG; Van der Schans, CP

    Objective: Many patients have an unpleasant recollection of routine endotracheal suctioning after discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We hypothesized that through minimally invasive airway suctioning discomfort and stress may be prevented, resulting in less recollection. Design: A

  5. Patient recollection of airway suctioning in the ICU : routine versus a minimally invasive procedure

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    Van de Leur, JP; Zwaveling, JH; Loef, BG; Van der Schans, CP

    2003-01-01

    Objective: Many patients have an unpleasant recollection of routine endotracheal suctioning after discharge from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). We hypothesized that through minimally invasive airway suctioning discomfort and stress may be prevented, resulting in less recollection. Design: A prospect

  6. I-gel Laryngeal Mask Airway Combined with Tracheal Intubation Attenuate Systemic Stress Response in Patients Undergoing Posterior Fossa Surgery

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    Chaoliang Tang

    2015-01-01

    patients. In this study, we proposed that I-gel combined with tracheal intubation could reduce the stress response of posterior fossa surgery patients. Methods. Sixty-six posterior fossa surgery patients were randomly allocated to receive either tracheal tube intubation (Group TT or I-gel facilitated endotracheal tube intubation (Group TI. Hemodynamic and respiratory variables, stress and inflammatory response, oxidative stress, anesthesia recovery parameters, and adverse events during emergence were compared. Results. Mean arterial pressure and heart rate were lower in Group TI during intubation and extubation (P<0.05 versus Group TT. Respiratory variables including peak airway pressure and end-tidal carbon dioxide tension were similar intraoperative, while plasma β-endorphin, cortisol, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, malondialdehyde concentrations, and blood glucose were significantly lower in Group TI during emergence relative to Group TT. Postoperative bucking and serious hypertensions were seen in Group TT but not in Group TI. Conclusion. Utilization of I-gel combined with endotracheal tube in posterior fossa surgery patients is safe which can yield more stable hemodynamic profile during intubation and emergence and lower inflammatory and oxidative response, leading to uneventful recovery.

  7. GlideScope Video Laryngoscope for Difficult Intubation in Emergency Patients: a Quasi-Randomized Controlled Trial

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    Koorosh Ahmadi

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Macintosh direct laryngoscope has been the most widely used device for tracheal intubation. GlideScope video laryngoscope (GVL has been recently introduced as an alternative device for performing intubation; however, its validity in emergency settings has not been thoroughly evaluated. The aim of this study was to compare Macintosh direct laryngoscope versus GVL for emergency endotracheal intubation. This quasi-randomized clinical trial was performed on 97 patients referred to Imam Reza Hospital whom all needed emergency intubation in 2011. Patients were divided into two groups of the easy airway and difficult airway; intubation was performed for patients with direct laryngoscopy or GVL. Then, the patients were evaluated in terms of demographic characteristics, successful intubation rate and intubation time. Data was analyzed by SPSS software 16. There was no significant difference in demographic characteristics of the patients in both easy airway and difficult airway groups who intubated with direct laryngoscopy and GVL methods (P>0.05. In difficult airway group, a significant difference was found in successful intubation at the first attempt (60.9% vs. 87.5%; P=0.036, overall intubation time (32.7 ± 14.58 vs. 22.5±7.88; P<0.001 and first attempt intubation time (28.43 ± 12.51 vs. 21.48±7.8; P=0.001 between direct laryngoscopy and GVL. These variables were not significantly different between two methods in easy airway group. According to the results, GVL can be a useful alternative to direct laryngoscopy in emergency situations and especially in cases with a difficult airway.

  8. 新生儿气管插管的护理%Nursing Care of Neonatal Tracheal Intubation

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    吴兰冲

    2014-01-01

    To explore nursing neonatal endotracheal intubation, to improve the success rate of rescue. A retrospective analysis of neonatal orotracheal intubation in our department in two years, the ef ect of the nursing of trachea cannula were compared.%探讨新生儿气管插管的护理对策,以提高抢救的成功率。对我科2年来的新生儿气管插管进行了回顾性的分析,对气管插管护理效果进行了对比。

  9. THE LMA PROSEAL: AN EFFECTIVE ALTERNATIVE TO TRACHEAL INTUBATION FOR LAPAROSCOPIC CHOLECYSTECTOMY

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    Sanchita Sarma

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available An Anaesthesiologist has the fundamental responsibility to maintain a patent airway during surgical procedures. Although the tracheal tube is considered ideal for laparoscopic procedures, there is consistent flow of reports highlighting the safety of LMA ProSeal in laparoscopic surgeries. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of insertion and removal of LMA ProSeal and Endotracheal tube on haemodynamic responses, to evaluate the efficacy and safety of use of LMA ProSeal as an airway device for Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and to note other observations, if any. Sixty patients undergoing elective Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy of 35-45 minutes duration were randomly divided into two groups comprising of 30 patients in each. Group E: Patients receiving EndoTracheal Tube (ETT. Group P: Patients receiving LMA ProSeal (LMA-PS. A standard General Anaesthesia protocol and routine monitoring was applied in all patients. Monitoring of Heart Rate (HR, Systolic Blood Pressure (SBP, Diastolic Blood Pressure (DBP, Mean Arterial Blood Pressure (MAP and SPO2 preoperatively (As baseline, after intubation or placement of LMA-PS, at 1min, 3mins, 5mins and every 5mins thereafter till the reading at removal and after 5mins of removal of ETT or LMA-PS. For both the groups, baseline value for ETCO2 was taken from connection of ETCO2 cable following placement of airway devices (ETT/LMA-PS.All data were analyzed by specific statistical methods applicable to the various sets of data. Tests employed were Student T test, Fisher’s exact test which were performed on SPSS software. Microsoft Word and Excel have been used to generate graphs, tables etc. SpO2 was well maintained in both the groups throughout the procedure. On statistical analysis, it was found that the increase in HR,SBP,DBP, MAP were highly significant after instrumentation, at 1 min and 3 mins with Group E showing a greater rise than Group P. It became insignificant at 5 mins and there after

  10. Endotracheal Tube Cuff Pressure Monitoring in Children

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    V. V. Lazarev

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: to estimate tracheal morphological changes in children, by using a device for the continuous monitoring and regulation of endotracheal tube cuff pressure. Subjects and methods. Two groups of children were examined. In Group A comprising 22 children aged 2 months to 16 years, the adequacy of the external control balloon palpation method was estimated to measure endotracheal tube cuff pressure. In Group B consisting of 12 children aged 5 to 18 years on mechanical ventilation for more than 3 days, the efficiency and appropriateness of applying a PressureEasy device for monitoring the pressure in the endotracheal tube cuff were assessed to prevent postintubation tracheal complications. In the latter group, the authors identified a study subgroup (BI of 8 patients where this device was employed and a control group of 4 patients (BII where it was not used. Results. Group A showed that endotracheal tube cuff pressure was 20—30 cm H2O in 31.8% of cases, greater than 30 cm H2O in 36.4%, and lower than 20 cm H2O in 31.8%. Subgroup BI displayed considerably lower macro- and microscopic histological changes than Subgroup BII. Conclusion. Determination of endotracheal tube cuff pressure by palpation of the external control balloon does not reflect its real values. The magnitude of tracheal changes is more intensive if continuous monitoring and regulation of pressure in the endotracheal tube cuff is absent. The PressureEasy device to monitor endotracheal tube cuff pressure permits its variability maintenance at a given level, by mitigating the damaging effect of the cuff on tracheal tissue. Key words: endotracheal tube, cuff, histology, ischemia, prevention, pressure, trachea.

  11. Effect on postoperative sore throat of spraying the endotracheal tube cuff with benzydamine hydrochloride, 10% lidocaine, and 2% lidocaine.

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    Hung, Nan-Kai; Wu, Ching-Tang; Chan, Shun-Ming; Lu, Chueng-He; Huang, Yuan-Shiou; Yeh, Chun-Chang; Lee, Meei-Shyuan; Cherng, Chen-Hwan

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    Postoperative sore throat (POST) is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. We compared the effectiveness on POST of spraying the endotracheal tube (ETT) cuff with benzydamine hydrochloride, 10% lidocaine, and 2% lidocaine. Three hundred seventy-two patients were randomly allocated into 4 groups. The ETT cuffs in each group were sprayed with benzydamine hydrochloride, 10% lidocaine hydrochloride, 2% lidocaine hydrochloride, or normal saline before endotracheal intubation. After insertion, the cuffs were inflated to an airway leak pressure of 20 cm H(2)O. Anesthesia was maintained with propofol. The patients were examined for sore throat (none, mild, moderate, or severe) at 1, 6, 12, and 24 hours after extubation. The highest incidence of POST occurred at 6 hours after extubation in all groups. There was a significantly lower incidence of POST in the benzydamine group than 10% lidocaine, 2% lidocaine, and normal saline groups (P benzydamine group (17.0%) compared with 10% lidocaine (53.7%), 2% lidocaine (37.0%), and normal saline (40.8%) groups (P benzydamine group had significantly decreased severity of POST compared with the 10% lidocaine, 2% lidocaine, and normal saline groups (P benzydamine hydrochloride on the ETT cuff is a simple and effective method to reduce the incidence and severity of POST.

  12. The management of endotracheal tubes and nasal cannulae: the role of nurses.

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    Trevisanuto, Daniele; Doglioni, Nicoletta; Zanardo, Vincenzo

    2009-10-01

    The management of endotracheal tubes and nasal cannulae covers a large part of work time of nurses involved in the care of very preterm infants. These procedures, although continuously performed, have not yet been scientifically demonstrated. In fact, there is limited evidence regarding several points such as the frequency of endotracheal suctioning, the level of suction pressure, the duration of suctioning, the depth of catheter insertion, the sterility, and the use of normal saline during endotracheal suction. With regard to the nasal cannulae, there is a more recent use of this device consisting in delivering end-expiratory pressure or gas flow to reduce the frequency of apneas and desaturations in preterm infants or for the management of RDS. This approach is defined high-flow nasal cannulae (HFNC). In this article, we review the literature on the airway management of intubated patients as well as of infants managed with nasal-CPAP or nasal cannulae. Potential fields of research on this topic are suggested.

  13. Incidência e características endoscópicas de lesões das vias aéreas associadas à intubação traqueal em crianças Incidence and endoscopic characteristics of airway injuries associated with endotracheal intubation in children

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    Andréa Maria Gomes Cordeiro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a incidência e características endoscópicas de lesões das vias aéreas em crianças submetidas à intubação. MÉTODOS: Durante o período de dois anos (outubro/99 a outubro/01 foi conduzido estudo prospectivo no qual todo paciente intubado, excetuando-se aqueles que evoluíram para óbito e recém-nascidos (RN com peso inferior a 1.250g, foi submetido à endoscopia respiratória na extubação. Achados endoscópicos foram classificados em leves, moderados ou graves. Descrições foram realizadas por meio de proporções e medianas, comparações feitas por teste qui-quadrado para proporções. RESULTADOS: Foram estudados 61 RN e 154 crianças. Em 89,8% dos pacientes, sendo 55 RN e 138 crianças (p=0,89, foi detectada pelo menos uma lesão somando 507. Pacientes com lesões leves corresponderam a 54,8% (IC95%: 48,1-61,5, aqueles com lesões moderadas foram 24,2% (IC95%: 18,5-30,0 enquanto as graves ocorreram em 10,7% dos pacientes (IC95%: 6,6-14,8. Locais principalmente acometidos foram glote (48,1% das lesões e subglote (34,9% das lesões. Erosões foram as mais incidentes em ambos os grupos etários (p=0,88. Edema de prega vocal foi a principal lesão moderada em ambos os grupos (p=0,96, seguida por ulcerações (p=0,92. Nódulos fibrosos em pregas vocais e sinéqüias foram as principais lesões graves em ambos os grupos etários (p=0,12. Estenose subglótica foi detectada em 2,8% da população sem diferença entre as faixas etárias (p=0,35. CONCLUSÕES: Verificou-se elevada incidência de lesões em vias aéreas, sem diferença significante entre os grupos etários com relação à incidência e características das lesões. Houve predomínio de lesões leves, lesões na glote e caracterizadas por erosões, edema e ulcerações.OBJECTIVES: describe the incidence and endoscopic characteristics of airway injuries in children submitted to intubation. METHODS: during a two-year period (october/1999-october/2001 we

  14. Morbid obesity and tracheal intubation.

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    Brodsky, Jay B; Lemmens, Harry J M; Brock-Utne, John G; Vierra, Mark; Saidman, Lawrence J

    2002-03-01

    The tracheas of obese patients may be more difficult to intubate than those of normal-weight patients. We studied 100 morbidly obese patients (body mass index >40 kg/m(2)) to identify which factors complicate direct laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. Preoperative measurements (height, weight, neck circumference, width of mouth opening, sternomental distance, and thyromental distance) and Mallampati score were recorded. The view during direct laryngoscopy was graded, and the number of attempts at tracheal intubation was recorded. Neither absolute obesity nor body mass index was associated with intubation difficulties. Large neck circumference and high Mallampati score were the only predictors of potential intubation problems. Because in all but one patient the trachea was intubated successfully by direct laryngoscopy, the neck circumference that requires an intervention such as fiberoptic bronchoscopy to establish an airway remains unknown. We conclude that obesity alone is not predictive of tracheal intubation difficulties. In 100 morbidly obese patients, neither obesity nor body mass index predicted problems with tracheal intubation. However, a high Mallampati score (greater-than-or-equal to 3) and large neck circumference may increase the potential for difficult laryngoscopy and intubation.

  15. Comparison of the cuff pressure of a TaperGuard endotracheal tube and a cylindrical endotracheal tube after lateral rotation of head during middle ear surgery

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    Choi, Eunkyung; Park, Yongmin; Jeon, Younghoon

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Positional change affects the cuff pressure of an endotracheal tube (ETT) in treacheally intubated patients. We compared the cuff pressure of a TaperGuard ETT and a cylindrical ETT after lateral rotation of head during middle ear surgery. Methods: Fifty-two patients aged 18–70 years underwent a tympanomastoidectomy under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to receive endotracheal intubation with cylindrical (group C, n = 26) or TaperGuard ETTs (group T, n = 26). After endotracheal intubation, the ETT cuff pressure was set at 22 cmH2O in the neutral position of head. After lateral rotation of head, the cuff pressure was measured again and readjusted to 22 cmH2O. In addition, the change of distance from the carina to the tip of the ETT was measured before and after the positional change. The incidence of cough, sore throat, and hoarseness was assessed at 30 minutes, 6 hours, and 24 hours after surgery. Results: There was no difference in demographic data between groups. After lateral rotation of head, the cuff pressure significantly increased in group T (11.9 ± 2.3 cmH2O) compared with group C (6.0 ± 1.9 cmH2O) (P 30 cmH2O was higher in group T (96.2%) than in group C (30.8%) (P < 0.001). In addition, the degree of displacement of an ETT was greater in group T (11.0 ± 1.7 mm) than in group C (7.2 ± 2.6 mm) (P < 0.001). The overall incidences of postoperative sore throat, hoarseness, and cough at 30 minutes, 6 hours, and 24 hours after surgery were comparable between two groups. Conclusion: The cuff pressure was higher in the TaperGuard ETT than in the cylindrical ETT after positional change of head from neutral to lateral rotation. In addition, after a positional change, the extent of displacement of ETT was greater in the TaperGuard ETT than in the cylindrical ETT. PMID:28272230

  16. Maintaining endotracheal tube cuff pressure at 20 mm Hg to prevent dysphagia after anterior cervical spine surgery; protocol of a double-blind randomised controlled trial.

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    Arts, Mark P; Rettig, Thijs C D; de Vries, Jessica; Wolfs, Jasper F C; in't Veld, Bas A

    2013-09-25

    In anterior cervical spine surgery a retractor is obligatory to approach the spine. Previous studies showed an increase of endotracheal tube cuff pressure after placement of a retractor. It is known that high endotracheal tube cuff pressure increases the incidence of postoperative dysphagia, hoarseness, and sore throat. However, until now no evidence supports the fact whether adjusting the endotracheal tube cuff pressure during anterior cervical spine surgery will prevent this comorbidity. We present the design of a randomized controlled trial to determine whether adjusting endotracheal tube cuff pressure after placement of a retractor during anterior cervical spine surgery will prevent postoperative dysphagia. 177 patients (aged 18-90 years) scheduled for anterior cervical spine surgery on 1 or more levels will be included. After intubation, endotracheal tube cuff pressure is manually inflated to 20 mm Hg in all patients. Patients will be randomized into two groups. In the control group endotracheal tube cuff pressure is not adjusted after retractor placement. In the intervention group endotracheal tube cuff pressure after retractor placement is maintained at 20 mm Hg and air is withdrawn when cuff pressure exceeds 20 mm Hg. Endotracheal tube cuff pressure is measured after intubation, before and after placement and removal of the retractor. Again air is inflated if cuff pressure sets below 20 mmHg after removal of the retractor. The primary outcome measure is postoperative dysphagia. Other outcome measures are postoperative hoarseness, postoperative sore throat, degree of dysphagia, length of hospital stay, and pneumonia. The study is a single centre double blind randomized trial in which patients and research nurses will be kept blinded for the allocated treatment during the follow-up period of 2 months. Postoperative dysphagia occurs frequently after anterior cervical spine surgery. This may be related to high endotracheal tube cuff pressure. Whether

  17. Risk factors for intubation as a guide for noninvasive ventilation in patients with severe acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema.

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    Masip, Josep; Páez, Joaquim; Merino, Montserrat; Parejo, Sandra; Vecilla, Francisco; Riera, Clara; Ríos, Araceli; Sabater, Joan; Ballús, Josep; Padró, J

    2003-11-01

    Noninvasive ventilation may reduce the endotracheal intubation rate in patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema. However, criteria for selecting candidates for this technique are not well established. We analyzed a cohort of patients with severe acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema managed by conventional therapy to identify risk factors for intubation. These factors were used as guide for indications for noninvasive ventilation. Observational cohort registry in the ICU and emergency and cardiology departments in a community teaching hospital. . 110 consecutive patients with acute cardiogenic pulmonary edema, 80 of whom received conventional oxygen therapy. Physiological measurements and blood gas samples registered upon admission. Twenty-one patients (26%) treated with conventional oxygen therapy needed intubation. Acute myocardial infarction, pH below 7.25, low ejection fraction (predictors for intubation. Conversely, systolic blood pressure of 180 mmHg or higher showed to be a protective factor since only two patients with this blood pressure value required intubation (8%)], both presenting with a pH lower than 7.25. Considering systolic blood pressure lower than 180 mmHg, patients who showed hypercapnia presented a high intubation rate (13/21, 62%) whereas the rate of intubation in patients with normocapnia was intermediate (6/23, 26%). All normocapnic patients with pH less than 7.25 required intubation. No patient with hypocapnia was intubated regardless the level of blood pressure. Patients with pH less than 7.25 or systolic blood pressure less than 180 mmHg associated with hypercapnia should be promptly considered for noninvasive ventilation. With this strategy about 40% of the patients would be initially treated with this technique, which would involve nearly 90% of the patients that require intubation.

  18. Tracheoesophageal fistula--a complication of prolonged tracheal intubation.

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    Paraschiv, M

    2014-01-01

    Tracheoesophageal fistula most commonly occurs as a complication of prolonged tracheal intubation. The incidence decreased after the use of low pressure and high volume endotracheal cuffs, but the intensive care units continue to provide such cases. The abnormal tracheoesophageal communication causes pulmonary contamination (with severe suppuration) and impossibility to feed the patient. The prognosis is reserved, because most patients are debilitated and ventilator dependent, with severe neurological and cardiovascular diseases. The therapeutic options are elected based on respiratory, neurological and nutritional status. The aim of conservative treatment is to stop the contamination (drainage gastrostomy, feeding jejunostomy) and to treat the pulmonary infection and biological deficits. Endoscopic therapies can be tried in cases with surgical contraindication. Operation is addressed to selected cases and consists in the dissolution of the fistula, esophageal suture with or without segmental tracheal resection associated. Esophageal diversion is rarely required. The correct indication and timing of surgery, proper surgical technique and postoperative care are prerequisites for adequate results.

  19. 过氧化氢深漱口对全身麻醉气管插管患者肺部感染的预防效果研究%Study on the preventive effect of deep gargle with hydrogen peroxide for pulmonary infections in patients undergoing endotracheal intubation under general anesthesia

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    沈黎红; 赵斌江; 关雷; 冯枫

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE To analyze the situation of lung infections after intubation in patients undergoing selective surgery under general anesthesia and the use of hydrogen peroxide for deep gargle to reduce the incidence of pul‐monary infections .METHODS The 294 patients in the general surgical department in Jan .‐Dec .2013 who under‐went general anesthesia for selective surgery were randomly divided into the experimental group (n= 150) and the control group (n= 144) .Patients in the control group before surgery did not receive any measures to prevent in‐fections .Patients in the experimental group were given 1 .5% hydrogen peroxide for deep gargle for 2 times .The incidence of pulmonary infections at one week after operation was observed and recorded for the two groups . RESULTS Totally 22 out of 144 patients in the control group had pulmonary infections at postoperative one week , the infections rate was 15 .3% ;while 6 out of 150 patients in the experimental group had pulmonary infections , the infections rate was 4 .0% ,showing that the infection rate in the experiment group was significantly lower than in the control group (P< 0 .05) .The oral bacterial count changed significantly and the bacterial count at the front end of the tracheal tube significantly declined after deep gargle with hydrogen peroxide (P< 0 .05) .Sputum cul‐ture detected a total of 42 pathogenic strains ,including 9 strains (21 .4% ) in the experimental group and 33 strains (78 .6% ) in the control strains .The pathogens mainly included Staphylococcus aureus ,Acinetobacter bau‐mannii , Pseudomonas aeruginosa , Enterobacter cloacae , K lebsiella pneumoniae , Staphylococcus epidermidis , Escherichia coli ,and fungi .CONCLUSION Deep gargle with hydrogen peroxide can significantly reduce bacteria levels in the mouth and pulmonary infections after incubation in patients receiving selective surgery under general anesthesia ,which is worthy of clinical application .%目的:分析普外科择

  20. Comparison of the cuff pressure of a TaperGuard endotracheal tube and a cylindrical endotracheal tube after lateral rotation of head during middle ear surgery: A single-blind, randomized clinical consort study.

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    Choi, Eunkyung; Park, Yongmin; Jeon, Younghoon

    2017-03-01

    Positional change affects the cuff pressure of an endotracheal tube (ETT) in treacheally intubated patients. We compared the cuff pressure of a TaperGuard ETT and a cylindrical ETT after lateral rotation of head during middle ear surgery. Fifty-two patients aged 18-70 years underwent a tympanomastoidectomy under general anesthesia were randomly allocated to receive endotracheal intubation with cylindrical (group C, n = 26) or TaperGuard ETTs (group T, n = 26). After endotracheal intubation, the ETT cuff pressure was set at 22 cmH2O in the neutral position of head. After lateral rotation of head, the cuff pressure was measured again and readjusted to 22 cmH2O. In addition, the change of distance from the carina to the tip of the ETT was measured before and after the positional change. The incidence of cough, sore throat, and hoarseness was assessed at 30 minutes, 6 hours, and 24 hours after surgery. There was no difference in demographic data between groups. After lateral rotation of head, the cuff pressure significantly increased in group T (11.9 ± 2.3 cmH2O) compared with group C (6.0 ± 1.9 cmH2O) (P pressure >30 cmH2O was higher in group T (96.2%) than in group C (30.8%) (P sore throat, hoarseness, and cough at 30 minutes, 6 hours, and 24 hours after surgery were comparable between two groups. The cuff pressure was higher in the TaperGuard ETT than in the cylindrical ETT after positional change of head from neutral to lateral rotation. In addition, after a positional change, the extent of displacement of ETT was greater in the TaperGuard ETT than in the cylindrical ETT.

  1. Successful training of HEMS personnel in laryngeal mask airway and intubating laryngeal mask airway placement.

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    Frascone, R J; Pippert, Greg; Heegaard, William; Molinari, Paul; Dries, David

    2008-01-01

    To evaluate laryngeal mask airway (LMA) and intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) placement by helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) personnel after a comprehensive training program. HEMS flight staff attended a didactic and manikin-based training session for both devices. After this training, they attempted LMA and ILMA placement in live, anesthetized patients in an operating room (OR). Outcome measures included placement success rates with the LMA, ILMA, and endotracheal intubation through the ILMA, time to ventilation, and time to intubation. Success rates and time to ventilation were compared using chi-squared and analysis of variance (ANOVA), respectively. Mean time to ventilation for the first and second placements of both devices was examined with repeated measures ANOVA. There was no difference in successful placement of the LMA compared with the ILMA (100% vs. 91%, P = .15). Ninety-five percent (19/20) of patients were successfully intubated through the ILMA. Time to intubation was 57.1 +/- 55 seconds (range, 20-240). Mean time to ventilation with either device did not differ significantly (36.8 +/- 17 vs. 38.05 +/- 20 seconds; P = .29). Mean time to ventilation for the first and second placement of either the LMA (P = .45) or the ILMA (P = .47) was not statistically different. Trained HEMS flight staff are capable of effectively placing the LMA and ILMA in the operating room after a comprehensive training protocol.

  2. A novel rescue technique for difficult intubation and difficult ventilation.

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    Zestos, Maria M; Daaboul, Dima; Ahmed, Zulfiqar; Durgham, Nasser; Kaddoum, Roland

    2011-01-17

    We describe a novel non surgical technique to maintain oxygenation and ventilation in a case of difficult intubation and difficult ventilation, which works especially well with poor mask fit. Can not intubate, can not ventilate" (CICV) is a potentially life threatening situation. In this video we present a simulation of the technique we used in a case of CICV where oxygenation and ventilation were maintained by inserting an endotracheal tube (ETT) nasally down to the level of the naso-pharynx while sealing the mouth and nares for successful positive pressure ventilation. A 13 year old patient was taken to the operating room for incision and drainage of a neck abscess and direct laryngobronchoscopy. After preoxygenation, anesthesia was induced intravenously. Mask ventilation was found to be extremely difficult because of the swelling of the soft tissue. The face mask could not fit properly on the face due to significant facial swelling as well. A direct laryngoscopy was attempted with no visualization of the larynx. Oxygen saturation was difficult to maintain, with saturations falling to 80%. In order to oxygenate and ventilate the patient, an endotracheal tube was then inserted nasally after nasal spray with nasal decongestant and lubricant. The tube was pushed gently and blindly into the hypopharynx. The mouth and nose of the patient were sealed by hand and positive pressure ventilation was possible with 100% O2 with good oxygen saturation during that period of time. Once the patient was stable and well sedated, a rigid bronchoscope was introduced by the otolaryngologist showing extensive subglottic and epiglottic edema, and a mass effect from the abscess, contributing to the airway compromise. The airway was secured with an ETT tube by the otolaryngologist.This video will show a simulation of the technique on a patient undergoing general anesthesia for dental restorations.

  3. Endotracheal tube displacement during head and neck movements. Observational clinical trial.

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    Tailleur, Robert; Bathory, Istvan; Dolci, Mirko; Frascarolo, Philippe; Kern, Christian; Schoettker, Patrick

    2016-08-01

    Measure the displacements of endotracheal tube (ETT) tip displacement during head and neck movements. Observational study. Ear-nose-throat (ENT) and neurosurgery operating room. We performed a maximal head-neck movement trial on 50 adult patients, American Society of Anaesthesiologists 1 or 2. Patients with body mass index >35 kg · m(-2), height intubation, a wide disparity of tube tip distance to the carina in the neutral position was noted with a median of 5.0 (3.5-7.0) cm. Cephalad tube movement was documented following maximal head and neck extension in 34 (68%) patients and right head rotation in 25 patients (50%). Caudal tube displacement was due to maximal head and neck flexion in 38 patients (76%) and left head rotation in 25 patients (50%). Selective right main bronchus intubation was noted in 2 (4%) patients after maximal head extension. Maximal head and neck movements led to unpredictable tube displacements. Proper reassessment of tube positioning after head and neck movement of intubated patients is therefore mandatory. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Optical coherence tomography imaging to analyze biofilm thickness from distal to proximal regions of the endotracheal tubes

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    Dunn, Robert E.; Heidari, Andrew E.; Moghaddam, Samer; Zhang, Mengke; Han, Changhoon; Oh, Kyung-Jin; Leven, Steve; Brenner, Matthew; Genberg, Carl; Chen, Zhongping

    2016-03-01

    The development of nosocomial ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) has been linked to the presence of specific bacteria found in the biofilm that develops in intubated endotracheal tubes of critical care patients. Presence of biofilm has been difficult to assess clinically. Here, we use Optical coherence tomography (OCT), to visualize the biofilm at both the proximal and distal tips. Ultimately, the goal will be to determine if OCT can be a tool to visualize biofilm development and potential interventions to reduce the incidence of VAP.

  5. Evaluation of Truview evo2 Laryngoscope In Anticipated Difficult Intubation - A Comparison To Macintosh Laryngoscope.

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    Singh, Ishwar; Khaund, Abhijit; Gupta, Abhishek

    2009-04-01

    The aim of the study was to assess and compare laryngoscopic view of Truview evo2 laryngoscope with that of Macintosh laryngoscope in patients with one or more predictors of difficult intubation (PDI). Moreover ease of intubation with Truview evo2 in terms of absolute time requirement was also aimed at. Patients for elective surgery requiring endotracheal intubation were initially assessed for three PDI parameters - modified Mallampati test, thyro-mental distance & Atlanto-occipital (AO) joint extension. Patients with cumulative PDI scores of 2 to 5 (in a scale of 0 to 8) were evaluated for Cormack & Lehane (CL) grading by Macintosh blade after standard induction. Cases with CL grade of two or more were further evaluated by Truview evo2 laryngoscope and corresponding CL grades were assigned. Intubation attempted under Truview evo2 vision and time required for each successful tracheal intubation (i.e. tracheal intubation completed within one minute) was noted. Total fifty cases were studied. The CL grades assigned by Macintosh blade correlated well with the cumulative PDI scores assigned preoperatively, confirming there predictability. Truview evo2 improved laryngeal view in 92 % cases by one or more CL grade. Intubation with Truview evo2 was possible in 88% cases within stipulated time of one minute and mean time of 28.6 seconds with SD of 11.23 was reasonably quick. No significant complication like oro- pharyngeal trauma or extreme pressor response to laryngoscopy was noticed. To conclude, Truview evo2 proved to be a better tool than conventional laryngoscope in anticipated difficult situations.

  6. Nasogastric tube insertion in anesthetized and intubated patients: a new and reliable method

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    Tsai Yung-Fong

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The “Rusch” intubation stylet is used to make endotracheal tube intubation easy. We designed this study to evaluate the usage of this equipment in the guidance of nasogastric tube (NGT insertion. Methods A total of 103 patients, aged 23 to 70 years, undergoing gastrointestinal or hepatic surgeries that required intraoperative NGT insertions were enrolled into our study. The patients were randomly allocated to the control group (Group C or the stylet group (Group S according to a computerized, random allocation software program. In the control group, the NGT was inserted with the patient’s head in an intubating position. In the stylet group, the NGT was inserted with the assistance of a “Rusch” intubation stylet tied together at the tips by a slipknot. The success rates of the two methods, the durations of the insertions, and the occurrences of complications were recorded. All of the failed cases in the control group were subjected to the new technique used in the stylet group, and the successful rescue rate was also evaluated. Results Successful insertions were recorded for 52/53 patients (98.1% in Group S and for 32/50 patients (64% in Group C. The mean insertion times were 39.5 ± 19.5 seconds in Group C and 40.3 ± 23.2 seconds in Group S. Successful rescues of failure cases in Group C were achieved in 17/18 patients (94.4% with the assistance of a “Rusch” intubation stylet. Conclusions The “Rusch” intubation stylet-guided method is reliable with a high success rate of NGT insertion in anesthetized and intubated patients. Trial registration Institutional Review Board of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (IRB: 98-2669B and Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12611000423910

  7. Fiberoptic intubation in a paediatric patient with severe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis.

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    Asghar, Ali; Shamim, Faisal; Aman, Asiyah

    2012-12-01

    Craniofacial abnormalities are associated with mandibular hypoplasia, reduced mandibular space with overcrowding of soft tissues and maxillary hypoplasia. Decreased mouth opening and limitation in jaw protrusion are independent predictors of difficult airway in such patients. The relative difficult problem becomes even graver in the paediatric age group because of their small mouth opening and un-cooperativeness. A child with severe temporomandibular joint (TMJ) ankylosis presented with negligible mouth opening and required surgical correction under general anaesthesia. Successful intubation was performed with endotracheal tube size 5.5 mm using an adult 4.3 mm fiberoptic bronchoscope under inhalational as well as topical anaesthesia.

  8. Laryngoscope and a new tracheal tube assist lightwand intubation in difficult airways due to unstable cervical spine.

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    Cai-neng Wu

    Full Text Available The WEI Jet Endotracheal Tube (WEI JET is a new tracheal tube that facilitates both oxygenation and ventilation during the process of intubation and assists tracheal intubation in patients with difficult airway. We evaluated the effectiveness and usefulness of the WEI JET in combination with lightwand under direct laryngoscopy in difficult tracheal intubation due to unstable cervical spine.Ninety patients with unstable cervical spine disorders (ASA I-III with general anaesthesia were included and randomly assigned to three groups, based on the device used for intubation: lightwand only, lightwand under direct laryngoscopy, lightwand with WEI JET under direct laryngoscopy.No statistically significant differences were detected among three groups with respect to demographic characteristics and C/L grade. There were statistically significant differences between three groups for overall intubation success rate (p = 0.015 and first attempt success rate (p = 0.000. The intubation time was significantly longer in the WEI group (110.8±18.3 s than in the LW group (63.3±27.5 s, p = 0.000 and DL group (66.7±29.4 s, p = 0.000, but the lowest SpO2 in WEI group was significantly higher than other two groups (p<0.01. The WEI JET significantly reduced successful tracheal intubation attempts compared to the LW group (p = 0.043. The severity of sore throat was similar in three groups (p = 0.185.The combined use of WEI JET under direct laryngoscopy helps to assist tracheal intubation and improves oxygenation during intubation in patients with difficult airway secondary to unstable spine disorders.Chinese Clinical Trial Registry ChiCTR-TRC-14005141.

  9. Polyurethane cuffed versus conventional endotracheal tubes: Effect on ventilator-associated pneumonia rates and length of Intensive Care Unit stay

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    P Suhas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aims: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among patients in the Intensive Care Units (ICUs and results in added healthcare costs. One of the methods of preventing VAP is to use polyurethane (PU-cuffed endotracheal tube (ETT. This study compares the incidence of VAP and length of ICU stay in patients intubated with conventional polyvinyl chloride (PVC ETT and PU-cuffed ETT. Methods: Eighty post-laparotomy patients who were mechanically ventilated for >48 h in the ICU were included in this randomised controlled trial. Patients with moderate to severe pre-existing lung conditions were excluded from the study. Patients in group PVC (n = 40 were intubated with conventional PVC-cuffed ETT and those in group PU (n = 40 with PU-cuffed ETT. VAP was defined as a Clinical Pulmonary Infection Score of >6 with a positive quantitative endotracheal culture in patients on ventilator for >48 h. Results: Overall VAP rates were 23.75%. Thirteen (32.5% patients in group PVC and six (15% patients in group PU developed VAP. ICU stay was significantly lesser in patients intubated with PU-cuffed ETT (group PU (median, 6 days; range: 4–8.5 compared to patients intubated with conventional ETT (group PVC (median, 8; range: 6–11. Conclusion: No statistically significant reduction in the incidence of VAP could be found between the groups. The length of ICU stay was significantly lesser with the use of ultra thin PU-cuffed ETTs.

  10. Efficacy of Hi-Lo Evac Endotracheal Tube in Prevention of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia in Mechanically Ventilated Poisoned Patients

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    Mashayekhian, Mohammad; Rahimi, Mitra; Aghabiklooei, Abbas

    2016-01-01

    Background. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the most common health care-associated infection. To prevent this complication, aspiration of subglottic secretions using Hi-Lo Evac endotracheal tube (Evac ETT) is a recommended intervention. However, there are some reports on Evac ETT dysfunction. We aimed to compare the incidence of VAP (per ventilated patients) in severely ill poisoned patients who were intubated using Evac ETT versus conventional endotracheal tubes (C-ETT) in our toxicology ICU. Materials and Methods. In this clinical randomized trial, 91 eligible patients with an expected duration of mechanical ventilation of more than 48 hours were recruited and randomly assigned into two groups: (1) subglottic secretion drainage (SSD) group who were intubated by Evac ETT (n = 43) and (2) control group who were intubated by C-ETT (n = 48). Results. Of the 91 eligible patients, 56 (61.5%) were male. VAP was detected in 24 of 43 (55.8%) patients in the case group and 23 of 48 (47.9%) patients in the control group (P = 0.45). The most frequently isolated microorganisms were S. aureus (54.10%) and Acinetobacter spp. (19.68%). The incidence of VAP and ICU length of stay were not significantly different between the two groups, but duration of intubation was statistically different and was longer in the SSD group. Mortality rate was less in SSD group but without a significant difference (P = 0.68). Conclusion. The SSD procedure was performed intermittently with one-hour intervals using 10 mL syringe. Subglottic secretion drainage does not significantly reduce the incidence of VAP in patients receiving MV. This strategy appears to be ineffective in preventing VAP among ICU patients. PMID:27651976

  11. Comparison between betamethasone gel applied over endotracheal tube and ketamine gargle for attenuating postoperative sore throat, cough and hoarseness of voice.

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    Shaaban, Ahmad R; Kamal, Sahar M

    2012-02-01

    Tracheal intubation for general anesthesia often leads to trauma of the airway mucosa resulting in postoperative sore throat, hoarseness of voice and cough. The aim of this study was to evaluate two different methods as regard their efficacy for controlling the postoperative pharyngo-laryngo-tracheal sequelae (sore throat, cough, hoarseness of voice) after general anesthesia with laryngoscopy and tracheal intubation. We compared between the effects of betamethasone gel applied over the endotracheal tube and gargling with ketamine solution in reducing these complications during the first 24 postoperative hours after elective surgical procedures in a prospective randomized controlled single blind clinical trial. Seventy five patients ASA physical status I and II, undergoing elective surgery under general anesthesia using endotracheal intubation were enrolled in this prospective, randomized, single-blind study. Patients were randomly divided into 3 groups of 25 patients each: Group (K): (n: 25) Patients in this group were asked to gargle with ketamine 40 mg in 30 ml saline for 60 seconds as repeated smaller attempts, 5 minutes before induction of anesthesia. Group (B) (n: 25): Endotracheal tubes were lubricated with 0.05% betamethasone gel. Group (C) (n: 25): patients did not receive ketamine gargle nor betamethasone gel. The incidence and the severity of Postoperative sore throat, cough, and hoarseness of voice were graded at 0, 2, 4, and 24 h after operation by a blinded investigator. The incidence and severity of sore throat were significantly lower in group (K) and group (B) than group (C) (p 0.05). The incidence and severity of cough and hoarseness of voice were significantly lower in group (B) than group (C) and group (k) (p ketamine before induction of anesthesia is comparable with application of 0.05% betamethasone gel over the Endotracheal tubes in decreasing postoperative sore throat. In addition, Betmethasone application decreased the incidence and severity

  12. [Tracheal resection for post-intubation subglottic stenosis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener)].

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    Stoica, Radu; Negru, Irina; Matache, Radu; MirunaTodor

    2014-01-01

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA or Wegener) is a systemic autoimmune disease with inflammation of small- and medium-size vessels. It can affect practically any organ or system, but renal, respiratory andjoint systems are most frequently damaged. Positive pANCA antibodies can raise the suspicion of diagnosis. Subglottic stenosis is relatively frequent, in a quarter of patients, especially in the third decade women. The case presented is of an 80-year-old woman, recently diagnosed with pulmonary, renal and systemic manifestations of GPA and with a subglottic stenosis rapidly evolving towards endotracheal intubation, tracheostomy with mechanical ventilation and renal failure. Further evolution has been favorable under corticoid therapy. After weaning from the mechanical ventilation and30 days after the suppression of the tracheostomy, the patient developed a tracheal stenosis with mixed etiology, secondary to vasculitis and prolonged intubation with tracheostomy. Tracheal resection with termino-terminal anastomosis was performed in emergency with simple post-operative evolution and without late complications.

  13. [Tracheal resection for post-intubation subglottic stenosis in a patient with granulomatosis with polyanaiitis (Wegener)].

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    Stoica, Radu; Negru, Irina; Matache, Radu; MirunaTodor

    2014-01-01

    Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA or Wegener) is a systemic autoimmune disease with inflammation of small- and medium-size vessels. It can affect practically any organ or system, but renal, respiratory andjoint systems are most frequently damaged. Positive pANCA antibodies can raise the suspicion of diagnosis. Subglottic stenosis is relatively frequent, in a quarter of patients, especially in the third decade women. The case presented is of an 80-year-old woman, recently diagnosed with pulmonary, renal and systemic manifestations of GPA and with a subglottic stenosis rapidly evolving towards endotracheal intubation, tracheostomy with mechanical ventilation and renal failure. Further evolution has been favorable under corticoid therapy. After weaning from the mechanical ventilation and30 days after the suppression of the tracheostomy, the patient developed a tracheal stenosis with mixed etiology, secondary to vasculitis and prolonged intubation with tracheostomy. Tracheal resection with termino-terminal anastomosis was performed in emergency with simple post-operative evolution and without late complications.

  14. Poor visualization during direct laryngoscopy and high upper lip bite test score are predictors of difficult intubation with the GlideScope videolaryngoscope.

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    Tremblay, Marie-Hélène; Williams, Stephan; Robitaille, Arnaud; Drolet, Pierre

    2008-05-01

    The GlideScope videolaryngoscope allows equal or superior glottic visualization compared with direct laryngoscopy, but predictive features for difficult GlideScope intubation have not been identified. We undertook this prospective study to identify patient characteristics associated with difficult GlideScope intubation. Demographic and morphometric factors were recorded preoperatively for 400 patients undergoing anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. After induction, direct laryngoscopy was performed in all patients to assess the Cormack and Lehane grade of glottic visualization followed by GlideScope intubation. The number of attempts and time needed for intubation were recorded. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify the characteristics associated with difficult GlideScope intubation. Intubation required 1, 2, and 3 attempts in 342, 48, and 9 participants, respectively, with one failure. Mean time for intubation was 21 +/- 14 s. After univariate analysis, the following characteristics were significantly correlated (P intubate and/or multiple attempts: older age, male sex, history of snoring, high Mallampati class, small mouth opening, short sternothyroid and manubriomental distances, large neck circumference, high upper lip bite test score, and high Cormack and Lehane grade during direct laryngoscopy. However, after introducing these variables in nominal logistic and proportional hazard multiple regression models, only high Cormack and Lehane grade during direct laryngoscopy, high upper lip bite test score, and short sternothyroid distance were significantly associated with multiple attempts or lengthier intubations. Despite a high success rate, intubation with the GlideScope is likely to be more challenging in patients with high Cormack and Lehane grade during direct laryngoscopy, high upper lip bite test score, or short sternothyroid distance.

  15. Use of the GlideScope®-Ranger for pre-hospital intubations by anaesthesia trained emergency physicians – an observational study

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    Russo, Sebastian G.; Nickel, Eike A.; Leissner, Kay B; Schwerdtfeger, Katrin; Bauer, Martin; Roessler, Markus S.

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    Background: Pre-hospital endotracheal intubation is more difficult than in the operating room (OR). Therefore, enhanced airway management devices such as video laryngoscopes may be helpful to improve the success rate of pre-hospital intubation. We describe the use of the Glidescope®-Ranger (GS-R) as an alternative airway tool used at the discretion of the emergency physician (EP) in charge. Methods: During a 3.5 year period, the GS-R was available to be used either as the primary or backup to...

  16. Early diagnosis of airway closure from pigtail signature capnogram and its management in intubated small infants undergoing general anaesthesia for surgery

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    Sanghamitra Mishra

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Spontaneous glottis closure during expiration in infants is a normal protective reflex that helps prevent alveolar and small airway collapse (due to compliant chest wall and thereby maintains functional residual capacity. Endotracheal intubation eliminates this protective mechanism and puts the infant into the risk of hypoxaemia and hypercarbia. This report sums up the early detection of airway closure in a series of three intubated small infants undergoing surgery with general anaesthesia, by the appearance of typical pigtail shaped capnogram, associated with decreased end tidal carbon dioxide and mild hypoxaemia, which was successfully managed by early institution of positive end expiratory pressure.

  17. COMPARISON OF INTRAVENOUS LIGNOCAINE AND MAGNESIUM SULPHATE FOR ATTENUATION OF PRESSOR RESPONSE DURING TRACHEAL INTUBATION

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    Full Text Available BACKGROUND : Laryngoscopy and Endotracheal intubation are the heart of airway management. But it induces stress response which is very detrimental for the patient. Various drugs are been tried to reduce this stress response. Magnesium Sulphate and lignocaine is been tried to reduce the pressor response during laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. AIM: To compare the effectiveness of Magnesium sulphate and lignocaine to reduce the pressor response during tracheal intubation. STUDY DESIGN: Contro lled clinical trial was undertaken which included three groups having fifty patients in each group . METHOD: ASA I patients were included in the study. In Control group [group 1] normal saline 10 ml was given 1 min before induction. In magnesium sulfate [gr oup 2] 50% in dose of 50mg/kg diluted in 10 ml magnesium sulfate was given 1min before induction over a period of 1min. In lignocaine group [group3] lignocaine 2% [xylocard] was given in the dose of 1 . 5mg /kg diluted in 10 ml, 90 seconds before induction. Haemodynamic changes were noted in all the three groups. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS: The students paired[t] test was used in statistical analysis. RESULT: Both the drugs produced tachycardia and hypotention. Increase in pulse rate in [ group 2] was 20.44% which was comparatively more and statistically significant to 7 . 55% increase in pulse rate produced by lignocaine. Reduction in systolic blood pressure in lignocaine group was 13 . 23% which was more and statis tically significant to 5 . 25% decrease produced by magnesium sulphate. Reduction in rate pressure product was due to attenuation of hypertensive response alone in magnesium sulfate group. Whereas attenuation of both hypertensive and tachy cardiac response c ontributed to decrease in rate pressure product in lignocaine group. CONCLUSION: It can be concluded that magnesium sulfate is effective in protecting against the hypertensive response alone, while lignocaine is effective in attenuating

  18. Intubation performance using different laryngoscopes while wearing chemical protective equipment: a manikin study

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    Schröder, H; Zoremba, N; Rossaint, R; Deusser, K; Stoppe, C; Coburn, M; Rieg, A; Schälte, G

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    Objectives This study aimed to compare visualisation of the vocal cords and performance of intubation by anaesthetists using four different laryngoscopes while wearing full chemical protective equipment. Setting Medical simulation center of a university hospital, department of anaesthesiology. Participants 42 anaesthetists (15 females and 27 males) completed the trial. The participants were grouped according to their professional education as anaesthesiology residents with experience of 5 years. Interventions In a manikin scenario, participants performed endotracheal intubations with four different direct and indirect laryngoscopes (Macintosh (MAC), Airtraq (ATQ), Glidescope (GLS) and AP Advance (APA)), while wearing chemical protective gear, including a body suit, rubber gloves, a fire helmet and breathing apparatus. Primary and secondary outcome measures With respect to the manikin, setting time to complete ‘endotracheal intubation’ was defined as primary end point. Glottis visualisation (according to the Cormack-Lehane score (CLS) and impairments caused by the protective equipment, were defined as secondary outcome measures. Results The times to tracheal intubation were calculated using the MAC (31.4 s; 95% CI 26.6 to 36.8), ATQ (37.1 s; 95% CI 28.3 to 45.9), GLS (35.4 s; 95% CI 28.7 to 42.1) and APA (23.6 s; 95% CI 19.1 to 28.1), respectively. Intubation with the APA was significantly faster than with all the other devices examined among the total study population (pevaluated as an easily manageable device for anaesthetists with varying degrees of experience (low to high), providing good visualisation in scenarios that require the use of chemical protective equipment. PMID:27008688

  19. Closed versus partially ventilated endotracheal suction in extremely preterm neonates: physiologic consequences.

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    Tan, A M; Gomez, J M; Mathews, J; Williams, M; Paratz, J; Rajadurai, V S

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    This randomized cross over study aimed to compare the severity and incidences of desaturation and bradycardia between the partially ventilated endotracheal suction method (PVETS) and closed tracheal suction system (CTSS) in extremely preterm neonates. Fifteen intubated and ventilated extremely low birth weight preterm infants (mean birth weight 689g) randomly underwent both suction techniques within a 12-h period to obtain a paired reading group. The process was repeated 24-48h apart until three pairs of reading groups were collected. Changes in oxygen saturation measured with pulse oximetry and heart rate changes measured with electrocardiogram were recorded using Hewlett-Packard m240A monitor trending software. The mean of each parameter's variation from baseline was obtained using SPSS descriptive statistics and analyzed using SPSS repeated measures ANOVA. Fisher Exact Test was used to analyze the incidence of desaturation and bradycardia. The closed tracheal suction system reported a significantly smaller degree of oxygen saturation fall (Ppreterm population.

  20. Prehospital endotracheal tube airway or esophageal gastric tube airway: a critical comparison.

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    Shea, S R; MacDonald, J R; Gruzinski, G

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    This study compares two similar groups of patients in cardiopulmonary arrest with ventricular fibrillation (VF). In the survival study group of 296 patients, 148 patients received an endotracheal tube airway (ETA) and 148 patients received an esophageal gastric tube airway (EGTA), the improved version of the esophageal obturator airway (EOA). Survival rates, both short term (ETA = 35.8%, EGTA = 39.1%) and long term (ETA = 11.5%, EGTA = 16.2%), and neurological sequelae of survivors showed no statistically significant difference between the two groups (P greater than .05). In addition, we found that success and complication rates of intubation were similar. Training time was longer for the ETA. We conclude that both airways have a place in the prehospital setting.

  1. Tracheostomy versus Endotracheal Intubation Prior to Admission to a Respiratory Care Center: A Retrospective Analysis

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    Kuei-Ling Tseng

    2015-09-01

    Conclusion: Tracheostomy creation prior to RCC admission was associated with a significantly higher weaning rate and reduced hospital stays. The provision of assessment of the aforementioned markers may be helpful in the clinical setting to facilitate the optimal management and the accreditation of medical care quality of patients with prolonged mechanical ventilation.

  2. Management of dental trauma to a developing permanent tooth during endotracheal intubation

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    B Sowmya

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Anesthesiologists consistently work in the mouth of patients but are not exposed to comprehensive education of teeth, the surrounding structures, and intraoral prosthesis. One of the most common adverse events related to anesthesia is perioperative dental damage. To minimize these dental injuries, a preoperative assessment of patient′s dentition and intra-oral tissues should be undertaken.

  3. Rupture of the left mainstem bronchus following endotracheal intubation in a neonate

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    Hawkins, C.M. [University Hospital, Department of Radiology, 234 Goodman St., ML0761, P. O. Box 670761, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Towbin, Alexander J. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

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    Tracheobronchial rupture is a rare diagnosis with very high associated mortality in the neonatal population. Our case demonstrates the opportunity to diagnose this entity in a neonate via CT and introduces the utility of virtual bronchoscopy in clinical scenarios that preclude traditional bronchoscopy. (orig.)

  4. Upper Airway Sequelae in Burn Patients Requiring Endotracheal Intubation or Tracheostomy

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    catheters .: ible fiberoptic bronchoscopy’s was performed initially (which was infrequent). in all 41 cases. ’ 33Xenon lung scintigraphy Ś was done...physical examination, tracheal stenosis. 7’t 1-’" and damage to the upper airway, bronchoscopic findings, and abnormalities at "’-xenon lung scan...airway and lungs . If I t-eal) tubes.1- 9 Although development of tubes made of inhalation injury is combined with cutaneous bums, as I ue Bis the

  5. Safe intubation in Morquio-Brailsford syndrome: A challenge for the anesthesiologist

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    Souvik Chaudhuri

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    Full Text Available Morquio-Brailsford syndrome is a type of mucopolysaccharidoses. It is a rare disease with features of short stature, atlantoaxial instability with risk of cord damage, odontoid hypoplasia, pectus carinatum, spine deformities, hepatomegaly, and restrictive lung disease. Neck movements during intubation are associated with the risk of quadriparesis due to cervical instability. This, along with the distortion of the airway anatomy due to deposition of mucopolysaccharides makes airway management arduous. We present our experience in management of difficult airway in a 3-year-old girl with Morquio-Brailsford syndrome posted for magnetic resonance imaging and computerized tomography scan of a suspected unstable cervical spine. As utmost sagacity during intubation is required, the child was intubated inside operation theatre in the presence of experienced anesthesiologists and then shifted to the peripheral location. Intubation was done with an endotracheal tube railroaded over a pediatric fibreoptic bronchoscope passed through the lumen of a classic laryngeal mask airway, keeping head in neutral position.

  6. A comparison of fiberoptical guided tracheal intubation via laryngeal mask and laryngeal tube

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    Thomas Metterlein

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    Full Text Available Background: Fiberoptical assisted intubation via a placed laryngeal mask airway (LMA has been described as save and easy procedure to manage a difficult airway. The laryngeal tube (LT is a promising alternative to the LMA as supraglottic airway device. Fiberoptical assisted intubation via LT is possible, however considered more difficult. The aim of this study was to compare the fiberoptical assisted intubation via LT and LMA. Materials and Methods: A total of 22 anesthesiologists with different levels of experience participated in the study performed on an adult airway model. Primarily the supraglottic device was placed and correct position was confirmed by successful ventilation. A 5 mm internal diameter tracheal tube was loaded onto a flexible 3.6 mm fiberscope and the so prepared device was inserted into the proximal lumen of the LMA or the LT. The glottis was passed under visual control and the tube advanced into the trachea. After removal of the fiberscope, ventilation was examined clinically by inspection. Success rates, procedure time and observed complications of LMA versus LT were compared (U-test; P < 0.05. Results: Placement of the endotracheal tube was successful in all attempts using both the LMA and LT. There was no difference in the time needed for the placement procedure (33 [26-38] s LMA; 35 [32-38] s LT. Only minor technical complications were observed in both groups. Conclusion: A fiberoptical assisted intubation via LT can be considered as a relevant alternative in advanced airway management.

  7. Impact of endotracheal tube size on preextubation respiratory variables.

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    Mehta, Sangeeta; Heffer, Matthew J; Maham, Nava; Nelson, David L; Klinger, James R; Levy, Mitchell M

    2010-09-01

    Many parameters have been evaluated to predict successful extubation. These are all affected by extrapulmonary variables. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of endotracheal tube (ETT) size on preextubation predictors of successful extubation. Twenty-two intubated and mechanically ventilated subjects were recruited when ready for extubation. Subjects were ventilated with T-piece, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) of 5 cm H(2)O, and pressure support ventilation (PSV) of 5 cm H(2)O in randomized order for 15 minutes each. Pulmonary mechanics-including respiratory frequency (f), tidal volume (V(T)), f/V(T) ratio, negative change in esophageal pressure, pressure time product (PTP), work of breathing, and the airway occlusion pressure 100 milliseconds after the onset of inspiratory flow-were measured using a microprocessor-based monitor at the end of each interval. After extubation, measurement of pulmonary mechanics was repeated at 15 and 60 minutes. In patients with 7.0- or 7.5-mm ETT compared with patients with 8.0-mm ETT, (1) f was significantly higher during all ventilatory modes and 15 minutes after extubation; (2) V(T) during PSV and CPAP was significantly lower; (3) mean f/V(T) was significantly higher (122 ± 57 vs 69 ± 35, P = .026); and (4) PTP was significantly higher during CPAP, PSV, and 15 minutes after extubation. There was a nonsignificant trend toward increased negative change in esophageal pressure, work of breathing, and airway occlusion pressure 100 milliseconds after the onset of inspiratory flow in the smaller-ETT group. The ETT size has a significant impact on f, V(T), f/V(T) ratio, and PTP. Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. [Comparative study between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat].

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    Mekhemar, Nashwa Abdallah; El-Agwany, Ahmed Samy; Radi, Wafaa Kamel; El-Hady, Sherif Mohammed

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    Postoperative sore throat is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. After tracheal intubation, the incidence of sore throat varies from 14.4% to 50%. The aim of the study was to compare between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on the endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat. The present study was carried out on 124 patients admitted to Alexandria university hospitals for lumbar fixation surgery requiring general anesthesia. Patients were randomly allocated into 4 groups. Benzydamine hydrochloride gel, 5% lidocaine hydrochloride gel, 10% lidocaine hydrochloride spray, or normal saline were applied on endotracheal tube cuffs before endotracheal intubation. The patients were examined for sore throat (none, mild, moderate, or severe) at 0, 1, 6, 12, and 24h after extubation. The results were collected, analyzed and presented in table and figure. The highest incidence of postoperative sore throat occurred at 6h after extubation in all groups. There was a significantly lower incidence of postoperative sore throat in the benzydamine group than 5% lidocaine gel, 10% lidocaine spray, and normal saline groups. The benzydamine group had significantly decreased severity of postoperative sore throat compared with the 10% lidocaine, 5% lidocaine, and normal saline groups at observation time point. Compared with the 5% lidocaine the 10% lidocaine group had significantly increased incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat after extubation. Compared with normal saline the 10% lidocaine group had increased incidence of postoperative sore throat. There were no significant differences among groups in local or systemic side effects. So in conclusion, benzydamine hydrochloride gel on the endotracheal tube cuff is a simple and effective method to reduce the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat. Application of 10% lidocaine spray should be avoided because of worsening of postoperative sore

  9. Comparative study between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat

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    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Postoperative sore throat is a common complication after endotracheal intubation. After tracheal intubation, the incidence of sore throat varies from 14.4% to 50%. The aim of the study was to compare between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on the endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat. The present study was carried out on 124 patients admitted to Alexandria university hospitals for lumbar fixation surgery requiring general anesthesia. Patients were randomly allocated into 4 groups. Benzydamine hydrochloride gel, 5% lidocaine hydrochloride gel, 10% lidocaine hydrochloride spray, or normal saline were applied on endotracheal tube cuffs before endotracheal intubation. The patients were examined for sore throat (none, mild, moderate, or severe at 0, 1, 6, 12, and 24 h after extubation. The results were collected, analyzed and presented in table and figure. The highest incidence of postoperative sore throat occurred at 6 h after extubation in all groups. There was a significantly lower incidence of postoperative sore throat in the benzydamine group than 5% lidocaine gel, 10% lidocaine spray, and normal saline groups. The benzydamine group had significantly decreased severity of postoperative sore throat compared with the 10% lidocaine, 5% lidocaine, and normal saline groups at observation time point. Compared with the 5% lidocaine the 10% lidocaine group had significantly increased incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat after extubation. Compared with normal saline the 10% lidocaine group had increased incidence of postoperative sore throat. There were no significant differences among groups in local or systemic side effects. So in conclusion, benzydamine hydrochloride gel on the endotracheal tube cuff is a simple and effective method to reduce the incidence and severity of postoperative sore throat. Application of 10% lidocaine spray should be avoided because of

  10. Comparative study between benzydamine hydrochloride gel, lidocaine 5% gel and lidocaine 10% spray on endotracheal tube cuff as regards postoperative sore throat.

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    Mekhemar, Nashwa Abdallah; El-