Missing Dentures Found Stuck in Man ’s Throat 8 Days After Surgery

Here’s why it’s best to remove false teeth before surgery: You just might swallow them. A medical journal is reporting the case of a 72-year-old British man whose partial dentures apparently got stuck in his throat during surgery and weren’t discovered for eight days. The man went to the emergency room because he was having a hard time swallowing and was coughing up blood. Doctors ordered a chest X-ray, diagnosed him with pneumonia and sent him home with antibiotics and steroids. It took another hospital visit before another X-ray revealed the problem: His dentures — a metal roof plate and three false teeth — lodged at the top of this throat. The man thought his dentures were lost while he was in the hospital for minor surgery. How it happened isn’t exactly clear, but a half-dozen previous cases have been documented of dentures going astray as surgical patients were put to sleep. Placing a tube in a patient’s airway can push things where they don’t belong, said Dr. Mary Dale Peterson, an anesthesiologist at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. Besides dentures, retainers, loose teeth and tongue piercings can cause problems, said Peterson, who is president-elect of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Before a child’s surgery, she’ll pull a very loose tooth and tell the patient to expect a visit from the tooth fairy. “We can make a nice game of it.” In the British case, after...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized onetime United Kingdom Source Type: news

Related Links:

Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: PolymerAuthor(s): Fengmei Su, Xiaokang Yang, Beibei Dong, Jingyun Zhao, Fei Lv, Youxin Ji, Chuntai Liu, Liangbin LiAbstractSpontaneously phase transition from form II to I in isotactic polybutene-1 (iPB-1) products during storage at room temperature after processing limited their application. Investigations on phase transition in iPB-1 have practical importance, especially on oriented iPB-1 as oriented form II generated during processing where intense flow field is always imposed. The effects of flow on phase transition were studied with synchrotron radiation scannin...
Source: Polymer - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: PolymerAuthor(s): Longfei Li, Hong Zhai, Tao Wang, Xibo Qiu, Na Qiang, Peng Dong, Ying Bai, Ai-Yun Peng, Daping QuanAbstractThe ring-opening copolymerization of lactide with carbonate is an available strategy to incorporate reactive groups to the pendent sites of copolymer for further functional modification. A series of random and block copolymers were synthesized from l-lactide (L-LA) and 2-bromomethyl-2-methyltrimethylene carbonate (BMTC) using dodecanol as initiator and stannous octoate as catalyst. The structures of the copolymers were characterized by nuclear m...
Source: Polymer - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Dalton Trans., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9DT02124H, PaperAmira Siai, Alexandru Oprea, Markus Stroebele, Hans-Juergen Meyer Yellow transparent single crystals of the new compound K2Pb(OCN)I3 were synthesized from a mixture of lead iodide and potassium cyanate through solid-state reaction, which was controlled by the differential scanning... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Source: RSC - Dalton Trans. latest articles - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: research
In reviewing the content outline for the OSCE, all of the sections make sense except for the ethics one. It just seems like a laundry list of potential ethical issues in no particular order, and I can't imagine what the graders will want me to demonstrate in the standardized patient interaction. Without violating any confidentiality agreements with the ABA, can anyone help give me some idea of what to expect? I... Ethics OSCE
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums
I know how everyone feels about these huge AMCs, but unfortunately they seem to have control over certain locations/markets. I've heard a few people say USAP is one of the "less evil" AMCs. Just wondering, if you were forced to take a job with an AMC such as USAP, would you even roll the dice and enter the partnership track? Or would you strictly take an employed job with them with set hours/call, with no chance of partnership. I say partnership, realizing that there is no "true... USAP - Partner track worth it?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Anesthesiology Source Type: forums
ConclusionsAccording to this study, in our institution, in cases of major tonsillar hypertrophy, simultaneous soft palate surgery had no significant impact on the success rate, regardless of soft palate length. Associating soft palate surgery with palatine tonsillectomy does not seem mandatory to increase the success rate.Level of evidenceIII. Retrospective comparative study
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh prevalence of particularly cardiovascular comorbidity among patients with insomnia-like symptoms was linked to nocturnal hypoxemia. Considerable differences in clinical presentation were found among OSA patients across Europe. Our data underline that physicians should ask their patients with suspected OSA also for insomnia symptoms. It remains to be explored if a reduction of nocturnal hypoxemia predicts the improvement of insomnia symptoms.
Source: Sleep and Breathing - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Objectives/HypothesisTo investigate the effects of diseases severity on postoperative complications following adenotonsillectomy (T&A) in children with sleep‐disordered breathing (SDB). Study DesignRetrospective study. MethodsChildren aged
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Stefano and I returned to Italy a couple of days ago. Those ten days we spent in the U.S.A. might well have been the worst days of my life thus far…worse even than when I received my cancer diagnosis…I mean, it was simply awful awful awful, every day, every minute of every day… The “good” thing is that Stefano and I did get to Cape Cod in time to say goodbye to Mom, and in fact she is still alive. But I don’t think she will last very much longer. She is amazingly weak…The nurse practitioner, whom Stefano and I went to see shortly after we arrived, told us that &l...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll Source Type: blogs
Stefano and I returned to Italy a couple of days ago. Those ten days we spent in the U.S.A. might well have been the worst days of my life thus far…worse even than when I received my cancer diagnosis…I mean, it was simply awful awful awful, every day, every minute of every day… The “good” thing is that Stefano and I did get to Cape Cod in time to say goodbye to Mom, and in fact she is still alive. But I don’t think she will last very much longer. She is amazingly weak…The nurse practitioner, whom Stefano and I went to see shortly after we arrived, told us that &l...
Source: Margaret's Corner - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Blogroll Source Type: blogs
More News: Anesthesia | Anesthesiology | Bleeding | Children | Emergency Medicine | Health | Hospitals | Men | National Institute for Health and Clinical Excelle | PET Scan | Pneumonia | Sleep Disorders | Sleep Medicine | UK Health