Emergency lifesaving management of a homicidal cut-throat injury: a case report - Varghese K, Sharma P, Sahu S, Kumar A, Wadhwa G.
Patients with cut-throat injuries presenting to the emergency department pose a serious challenge and often require a multidisciplinary mode of management. The role of an anesthesiologist is primarily airway management, either by endotracheal intubation or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Prehospital and emergency department airway management of severe penetrating trauma in Sweden during the past decade - Renberg M, Dahlberg M, Gellerfors M, Rostami E, G ünther M.
BACKGROUND: Prehospital tracheal intubation (TI) is associated with increased mortality in patients with penetrating trauma, and the utility of prehospital advanced airway management is debated. The increased incidence of deadly violence in Sweden warrants... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Lunch box penetrating injury in the craniofacial region impedes the primary airway management and surgical intervention - Dahiya A, Singh V, Bhagol A, Britto A, Chhikara D.
Penetrating Cranio-Maxillofacial trauma obscuring the clear view of the face in addition to an impediment to emergency airway management has been a rare occurrence in the archives of emergency trauma. A four-year-old girl reported to the emergency followin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
A comparison of combat casualty outcomes after prehospital versus military treatment facility airway management - Schauer SG, April MD.
BACKGROUND: Airway obstruction is the second leading cause of potentially survivable death on the battlefield. Previous studies demonstrate casualties undergoing airway interventions have worse outcomes when the procedure occurs in the prehospital setting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 2, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Usefulness of preoperative computed tomography findings for airway management in patients with acute odontogenic infection: a retrospective study
This study was performed to determine the most important imaging findings indicating preoperative selection of an appropriate intubation method. This retrospective study included 113 patients who underwent anti-inflammatory treatment for odontogenic infection. The patients were divided into two groups according to the intubation method: a Macintosh laryngoscope (45 patients) and others (video laryngoscope and fiberscope) (68 patients). The extent of inflammation in each causative tooth, the severity of inflammation (S1 –4), and their influence on the airway were evaluated by computed tomography. The causative teeth were ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 4, 2022 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
Simulating a self-inflicted facial gunshot wound with moulage to improve perceived realism, immersion, and learning in simulation-based airway management training - Santomauro C, Host D, Arthur D, Alexander M, King C.
Moulage is used to create mock wounds and injuries for clinical education and training. We developed a moulage technique to simulate a facial gunshot wound for use in simulation-based training. We removed sections of a manikin's face and used moulage mater... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients Difficult Airway Management in Adult COVID-19 Patients
The Society for Airway Management gives guidance for optimizing successful management of the difficult airway in adults with COVID-19, while minimizing the risk of clinician exposure.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - October 19, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Emergency Airway Management in the Time of COVID-19 Emergency Airway Management in the Time of COVID-19
While high complication rates are associated with tracheal intubation of the critically ill, a recent report reveals that intubation of patients with COVID-19 has had high rates of first-pass success.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
When is Post-Operative Bleeding Most Likely to Occur after a Tonsillectomy?
Discussion Tonsillectomy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures in the US with pressure equalizing tubes and circumcisions also being among the top procedures. About 500,000 are performed yearly in the US in children under 15 years. Primary indications are recurrent throat infections (e.g. “< 7 episodes in past year, < 5 episodes in the past 2 years, or < 3 episodes per year in the past 3 years.”) and obstructive sleep apnea. Potential complications include: *Pain – treated with ibuprofen or acetaminophen as the first choice and other medications as needed. Pain control also d...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 19, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Olympus Launches Line of Airway Mobilescopes
All-in-one Design Allows Use by Anesthesiologists, Pulmonologists, and ICU Caregivers for a Range of Recordable, Sharable Airway Management Procedures CENTER VALLEY, Pa., May 10, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Olympus announced today... Devices, FDA, Product Launch Olympus, Airway Mobilescope (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA Airway Management in Surgical Patients With OSA
Patients with obstructive sleep apnea have a significantly higher risk of difficult intubation and difficult mask ventilation. How should anesthesia technique be adapted to accommodate these patients?Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news
Drowning survival: do differences in EMT airway management matter? - Bierens JJLM.
The closing conclusion of the study by Ryan et al., on the impact of prehospital airway interventions on cardiac arrest following drowning and published in this issue of Resuscitation, is that survival to discharge with good neurological outcome, in their ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news
Acute respiratory failure and burn patient outcomes - Maarouf R, Campbell C.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Advances in the care of inhalational injuries have not kept pace with advances that have been seen in the treatment of cutaneous burns. There is not yet a standard of care for best outcomes for airway management of patients with known or... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Outcomes of early tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) A retrospective medical record review was done of 148 patients to assess outcomes from early tracheostomy in the airway management of patients with COVID-19 who required mechanical ventilation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Seizure in the Skies of Remoteness: A Case Review
Conclusion While this case review describes an unusual approach to a medical retrieval, remote health care providers in developing nations face major clinical, ethical and legal challenges such as these described. The challenges of prehospital care are dynamic, yet in the remote context they are even more so. In these situations, a careful assessment of risk verses reward is paramount. In these situations, it I just as important to withhold certain interventions as it is to administer them. References Broughton W. Pre-hospital paediatric seizures: midazolam versus diazepam. Journal of Paramedic Practice. 2014;6(10...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 15, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Exclusives International Patient Care Air Ambulance Case Report EMS Paramedic Source Type: news