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Variable phenotypes in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome with PHOX2B nonpolyalanine repeat mutations.

J Clin Sleep Med 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.

Study Objectives: Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disorder affecting the autonomic nervous system that is caused by variants in the PHOX2B gene. About 10% of patients with CCHS have nonpolyalanine repeat mutations (NPARM) that are associated with severe phenotypes requiring continuous assisted ventilation, Hirschsprung's disease, and increased neural crest tumor risk. However, some patients with NPARMs have milder phenotypes. Read More

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The key role of 3D printing and the new medical sterilizable threads in the development of the translaryngeal Tracheostomy Needle Introducer.

3D Print Med 2021 May 12;7(1):14. Epub 2021 May 12.

Department of Emergency and Intensive Care, ASST-Monza, Monza, Italy.

Background: Percutaneous tracheostomy is frequently performed in intensive care units in patients who require prolonged mechanical ventilation. The first crucial step for the physician in these procedures is the precise needle insertion into the trachea. The primary aim of this technical note was to test the new filament and share our experiences in the implementation of the new device. Read More

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Subglottic and tracheal stenosis associated with coronavirus disease 2019.

J Laryngol Otol 2021 May 11:1-3. Epub 2021 May 11.

ENT - Head and Neck Department, Royal London Hospital, Barts NHS Healthcare Trust, London, UK.

Background: Coronavirus disease 2019 critical care patients endure prolonged periods of intubation. Late tracheostomy insertion, large endotracheal tubes and high cuff pressures increase their risk of subglottic and tracheal stenosis. This patient cohort also often appears to have co-morbidities associated with laryngotracheal stenosis, including high body mass index and laryngopharyngeal reflux. Read More

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Complex bronchial ruptures in blunt thoracic trauma: management and outcome.

Indian J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 May 15;37(3):311-315. Epub 2020 Sep 15.

General Surgery Department, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait.

Complex bronchial ruptures are rare. Primary surgical repair is the preferred procedure. The aim of this retrospective case series was to study the clinical presentation of these complex bronchial injuries and their management and outcomes. Read More

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Tracheostomy on infants born in the periviable period: Outcomes at discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Apr 27;146:110746. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology H & N Surgery, University of Maryland School of Medicine and University of Maryland Children's Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Objectives: Advances in neonatal intensive care have allowed successful resuscitation of children born at the border of viability. However, there has been little change in the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and anatomical upper airway obstruction which may require a tracheostomy in that group. The benefits of the procedure are accompanied by sequelae that impact outcomes. Read More

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Management of patients with bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis following esophagectomy.

Thorac Cancer 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

Background: Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis (RLNP) is a common complication after esophagectomy which can cause severe pulmonary complications. However, bilateral RLNP has been rarely reported in esophagectomy patients. The objective of our study is to investigate the clinical significance of patients who had bilateral RLNP following esophagectomy. Read More

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A Dedicated Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Unit during a Respiratory Pandemic: Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Part II: Clinical Management.

Membranes (Basel) 2021 Apr 21;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.

(1) Background: COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (CARDS) has several distinctions from traditional acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS); however, patients with refractory respiratory failure may still benefit from veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) support. We report our challenges caring for CARDS patients on VV-ECMO and alterations to traditional management strategies. (2) Methods: We conducted a retrospective review of our institutional strategies for managing patients with COVID-19 who required VV-ECMO in a dedicated airlock biocontainment unit (BCU), from March to June 2020. Read More

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A Study on Acute Membranous Tonsillitis, Its Different Etiologies and Its Clinical Presentation in a Tertiary Referral Centre.

Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2021 Apr 22:1-6. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati, 781032 Assam India.

Membranous tonsillitis is the infection of the palatine tonsils where the exudation from the crypts coalesce to form a membrane over the tonsillar surface. It is a stage ahead of the acute follicular tonsillitis. There are different etiologies for membrane formation over the tonsils. Read More

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Esophageal Cancer Surgery in Dialyzed Patients: A Single Institution Case Series.

Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2021 Apr 27. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

We sought to evaluate the feasibility of esophageal carcinoma (EC) surgery in cases requiring dialysis. Among 250 consecutive patients undergoing surgical resection for EC, three on maintenance dialysis were identified. We retrospectively analyzed their clinical characteristics. Read More

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The addition of respiratory muscle strength training to facilitate swallow and pulmonary rehabilitation following massive tissue loss and severe deconditioning: A case series.

Aust Crit Care 2021 Apr 23. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Burns Unit, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, NSW, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Introduction: Impaired respiratory and swallow function in patients with intensive care unit-acquired deconditioning, such as associated with massive tissue loss, is not uncommon and can require prolonged rehabilitation.

Aim: The aim of the study was to examine the effect of combined inspiratory and expiratory respiratory muscle strength training (RMST) on respiratory and swallow function in two critical care patients with marked deconditioning after massive tissue loss.

Methods: Case 1 was a 19-year-old male patient with 80% body surface area burns; case 2 was a 45-year-old man with group A streptococcus myositis necessitating quadruple amputation. Read More

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Evaluation of synchronous multiple primary superficial laryngo-pharyngeal cancers that were treated by endoscopic laryngo-pharyngeal surgery.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2021 Apr 20. Epub 2021 Apr 20.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan.

Objective: ndoscopic laryngopharyngeal surgery (ELPS) is a useful surgery for superficial cancers of the head and neck region, but it has not yet been well evaluated for synchronous multiple primary cancers (multiple primaries). The purpose of this study was to clarify the safety and usefulness of ELPS for patients with multiple superficial primary cancers in the head and neck region.

Methods: rom December 2009 to December 2016, 145patients with superficial head and neck cancers underwent ELPS. Read More

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COVID-19-Induced Bile Duct Casts and Cholangitis: A Case Report.

Cureus 2021 Apr 19;13(4):e14560. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, USA.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection can lead to various complications involving all of the major organ systems. Gastrointestinal manifestations such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are commonly associated with this condition. Biliary complications from COVID-19 constitute an area of active research. Read More

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A rare case of difficult airway management in a Klippel-Feil syndrome pediatric patient with osseous torticollis undergone orthopedic surgery : Difficult airway in pediatric patient with torticollis.

BMC Anesthesiol 2021 Apr 19;21(1):121. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Anesthesiology, Peking University Third Hospital, 49 North Garden Rd., Haidian District, Beijing, China.

Background: Orthopedic surgery for cervical torticollis poses potential threat to airway management both in tracheal intubation and extubation. Klippel-Feil syndrome (KFS) is a complex syndrome of osseous and visceral anomalies. The anatomical characteristics of KFS might have significant implications for airway management. Read More

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Challenge for management without tracheostomy tube after laryngo-tracheal separation in children with neurological disorders.

Laryngoscope Investig Otolaryngol 2021 Apr 6;6(2):332-339. Epub 2021 Feb 6.

Department of General Pediatrics and Interdisciplinary medicine National Center for Child Health and Development Tokyo Japan.

Objectives: The present study analyzed surgical outcomes of laryngotracheal separation (LTS) in children with neurological disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate respiratory impairment and severe complications after LTS in children, and identify the possibility of permanent tracheostomy without a tracheostomy tube as the safest respiratory management method.

Methods: Twenty-eight patients (male:female = 16:12) with neurological disorders (6 months to 32 years) who underwent LTS between January 2012 and April 2018 were reviewed. Read More

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Complications and outcomes following open laryngotracheal reconstruction: A 15 year experience at an Australian paediatric tertiary referral centre.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol 2021 Mar 29;145:110687. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Department of Paediatric Otolaryngology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia; Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address:

Objective: To report on our experience with open pediatric laryngotracheal reconstruction (LTR) with cartilage interposition grafts over the past 15 years and document setbacks and factors that affect postoperative outcomes.

Method: A retrospective chart review was performed on all pediatric patients who underwent single and double-stage LTR at The Children's Hospital in Westmead between August 2004 and July 2019. The outcomes measured include the overall decannulation rate, rates of postoperative complications, need for subsequent procedures and postoperative functional results (dyspnea, stridor, voice impairment). Read More

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How the Management of Children With Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome Has Changed Over Time: Two Decades of Experience From an Italian Center.

Front Pediatr 2021 29;9:648927. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Pediatric Pulmonology & Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit, Sleep, and Long-Term Ventilation Unit, Academic Department of Pediatrics and Genetic Research Area, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is a rare disorder whose clinical phenotype is closely related to genotype. A retrospective analysis has been conducted on 22 patients with CCHS, who were referred to the Pediatric Pulmonology and Respiratory Intermediate Care Unit of Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital (Italy) for a multidisciplinary follow-up program between 2000 and 2020. Apnea and cyanosis were the most frequent symptoms at onset (91%). Read More

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Tracheostomy decannulation to noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome.

Sleep Breath 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, 1400 Tullie Road NE, Atlanta, GA, 30329, USA.

Purpose: Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) may permit tracheostomy decannulation (TD) in patients with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) requiring nocturnal positive pressure ventilation via tracheostomy (PPV-T). There is limited evidence on optimal strategies for transitioning patients from PPV-T to NPPV. This study aimed to describe the clinical course and outcome of children with CCHS who underwent TD and transitioned from PPV-T to NPPV. Read More

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Tracheostomy in critically ill liver disease patients with coagulopathy: A retrospective study at a tertiary center.

Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2020 Oct-Dec;10(4):195-199. Epub 2020 Dec 29.

Department of Hepatology, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Introduction: Critically ill patients with liver disease commonly present to the intensive care unit (ICU) with need for prolonged ventilation, difficult weaning, and refractory coagulopathy. These patients experience both bleeding and thrombotic complications with a precariously balanced state of coagulopathy. The purpose of this study was to assess the bleeding complications of tracheostomy in critically ill patients with liver disease. Read More

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December 2020

Rare presentation of subglottic soft-tissue swelling following FOLFOX therapy in a patient with metastatic oesophageal cancer.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 13;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Critical Care Medicine, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida, USA

Oesophageal cancer is categorised among the most fatal cancers across the world with a mortality ranking of sixth position. Chemotherapy with FOLFOX-a regimen of fluorouracil, leucovorin, and oxaliplatin-has been approved in the treatment of oesophageal cancer owing to its lower toxicity compared with the previous regimens. We report the first case of a patient with oesophageal cancer metastatic to the hyoid presenting with sudden-onset shortness of breath and anterior neck swelling secondary to treatment with FOLFOX-6. Read More

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External Hydrocephalus After Traumatic Brain Injury: Retrospective Study of 102 Patients.

Acta Neurochir Suppl 2021 ;131:35-38

Brain Physics Laboratory, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Addenbrooke's Hospital, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Introduction: External hydrocephalus (EH) refers to impairment of extra-axial cerebrospinal fluid flow with enlargement of the subarachnoid space (SAS) and concomitant raised intracranial pressure (ICP). It is often confused with a subdural hygroma and overlooked, particularly when there is no ventricular enlargement. In this study, we aimed to describe the epidemiology of EH in a large population of adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read More

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January 2021

Perioperative management of cranial diabetes insipidus in a patient requiring a tracheostomy.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 9;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery, Guy's and Saint Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Cranial diabetes insipidus (DI), which can cause life-threatening dehydration, is treated with desmopressin, often intranasally. This is challenging in patients whose nasal airflow is altered, such as those requiring tracheostomy. We report the case of a patient, taking intranasal desmopressin for cranial DI, who underwent partial glossectomy, free-flap reconstruction and tracheostomy. Read More

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Demographic Characteristics of Children Diagnosed with Bacterial Tracheitis.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Apr 9:34894211007250. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.

Objectives: Examine the presentation and clinical course of patients with bacterial tracheitis (BT). Identify if socioeconomic differences exist among children who present with BT.

Methods: This was a retrospective case series from a tertiary care pediatric medical center. Read More

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TLM Outcomes in Elderly Patients with Glottic Pre-Malignancy and Early Malignancy; A 12-Year Retrospective Study.

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2021 Apr 9:34894211007819. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, Hull, UK.

Introduction: UK population ageing and associated cancer risk predicts an increase in the prevalence of laryngeal cancer in elderly patients. Whilst trans-oral laser microsurgery (TLM) has been demonstrated to achieve excellent control of early disease with few complications, data specifically related to its safety and efficacy in older patients is lacking. We report the largest series to date. Read More

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Percutaneous Dilational Tracheostomy for Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients Requiring Mechanical Ventilation.

Crit Care Med 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. Division of Biostatistics, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. Division of Ear Nose and Throat, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. Division of Critical Care Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesia, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY. Division of Thoracic Radiology, Department of Radiology, NYU Langone Health, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Objectives: To assess the impact of percutaneous dilational tracheostomy in coronavirus disease 2019 patients requiring mechanical ventilation and the risk for healthcare providers.

Design: Prospective cohort study; patients were enrolled between March 11, and April 29, 2020. The date of final follow-up was July 30, 2020. Read More

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Post-operative outcomes of different surgical approaches to oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer: a case-matched study.

J Laryngol Otol 2021 Apr 5;135(4):348-354. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

ENT Clinic, Head and Neck Department, University of Trieste, Italy.

Objective: To compare the post-operative outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery, lateral pharyngotomy and transmandibular surgery in oropharyngeal cancer management.

Methods: Records of 162 patients treated with transmandibular surgery, transoral laser microsurgery or lateral pharyngotomy were reviewed. The transoral laser microsurgery cohort was matched with the lateral pharyngotomy and transmandibular surgery cohorts for tumour stage, tumour subsite and human papilloma virus status, and the intra- and post-operative outcomes were compared. Read More

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Use of an Insulation-Tipped Knife during Rigid Bronchoscopic Treatment of Benign Tracheobronchial Stenosis.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 Mar 8;57(3). Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Department of Internal Medicine, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju 63241, Korea.

Tracheal or bronchial tears are potential complications of rigid bronchoscopy. This study aimed to investigate the acute complications and outcomes of using an insulation-tipped (IT) knife in combination with rigid bronchoscopic dilatation for treating benign tracheobronchial stenosis. We conducted a chart review of patients with benign tracheobronchial stenosis who were treated with rigid bronchoscopy and an IT knife at two referral centers. Read More

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Laryngeal myxoedema: a literature review of an uncommon complication of hypothyroidism.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 1;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 1.

St Francis Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

A 59-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath. She had significant oropharyngeal swelling obstructing her upper respiratory tract. A diagnosis of laryngeal myxoedema was made, which was attributed to severe hypothyroidism. Read More

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Survival Following Self-Inflicted Gunshot Injuries to the Face Using the National Trauma Data Bank.

J Craniofac Surg 2021 Mar 22. Epub 2021 Mar 22.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD.

Introduction: Self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the face frequently result in devastating injuries; however, there is a paucity of large experiences describing determinants of mortality and outcomes.

Methods: Using the National Trauma Databank from 2007 to 2015, patients suffering self-inflicted firearm facial injuries were included.

Results: Over 9 years 7869 patients were included: 87. Read More

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Salvage transoral robotic surgery in early-stage oropharyngeal recurrence.

Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2021 Jan 15. Epub 2021 Jan 15.

Department of Surgical Oncology, Head & Neck Unit, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Head & Neck Surgery, Epworth Healthcare, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.

Objectives: Limited data are currently available regarding outcomes following transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in the salvage setting. This study aims to investigate the functional and oncological outcomes following TORS in salvage oropharyngeal tumors.

Study Design: All patients undergoing salvage TORS for a residual, recurrent, or new primary oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma within a previously radiated field between March 2014 and October 2018 were included. Read More

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January 2021

Rapid changes in mucociliary transport in the tracheal epithelium caused by unconditioned room air or nebulized hypertonic saline and mannitol are not determined by frequency of beating cilia.

Intensive Care Med Exp 2021 Mar 17;9(1). Epub 2021 Mar 17.

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited, 15 Maurice Paykel Place, East Tamaki, 2013, Auckland, New Zealand.

Background: Inspired air is heated and humidified in the nose before it reaches lower airways. This mechanism is bypassed during tracheostomy, directly exposing the airways to colder and drier air from the environment, known to negatively affect mucociliary transport; however, little is known about how quickly mucociliary transport deteriorates. This study determines the short-term effect of flowing room air and nebulized hypertonic saline and mannitol on mucociliary transport in the trachea. Read More

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