Use of Pilot Balloon to Fish Out Fractured Tracheostomy Tube: A Case Report

We report fracture of a tracheostomy tube in which the distal end was removed, using the inflation line of the pilot balloon to pull out the broken end of the tracheostomy tube.
Source: A&A Case Reports - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

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The objective of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of a post-acute care procedures course that uses simulation-based mastery learning to teach gastrostomy tube removal and replacement, tracheostomy tube replacement, knee joint aspiration and injection, and basic suturing.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Education Source Type: research
This study describes the clinical profile and recovery pattern of swallowing following inhalation burn injury. All patients admitted 2008 –2017 with confirmed inhalation burns on laryngoscopy and managed by speech-language pathology (SLP) were included. Initial dysphagia presentation and dysphagia recovery pattern were documented using the FOIS. Co-presence of dysphonia was determined clinically and rated present/absent. Persistent laryngeal/pharyngeal injury at 6 months was documented using laryngoscopy. Data were compared to published data from a large adult burn cohort. All patients with confirmed inhalation ...
Source: Dysphagia - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Arhinia is a rare condition causing respiratory distress in the neonatal period. While stabilization of the airway is the first priority, further management is not clearly defined given the rarity of the malformation. This case discusses stabilization of the airway with a review of treatment and reconstructive options. PMID: 32100546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol Source Type: research
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Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 30Author(s): Fung Kei Ng, Ms Sarah Wallace, Ms Barbara Bonvento, James Lynch, Barry Coe, Mike Firn, Ms Anna Owen, Brendan A. McGrath
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: February 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 30Author(s): Fung Kei Ng, Ms Marie-Claire Healey, Johnathan Goves, Ms Elizabeth Edwards, James Lynch, Ms Sarah Wallace, Ms Barbara Bonvento, Brendan A. McGrath
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pediatric Health Care - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
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Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
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