UCLA leads CDC-funded study on effectiveness of vaccines, boosters in ‘next phase’ of COVID
Key takeaways:A 2021 –22 study by the same researchers showed that vaccines were highly effective at preventing symptomatic infection among health care workers.​​​​​​The COVID-19 landscape has now changed, with more breakthrough infections, the emergence of new variants and the availability of variant-specific boosters.The current study, which will stretch into 2023, will offer insight on how to best protect health workers — and the public — in this new phase of the pandemic.The  David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has been awarded a $13.6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Preve...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 13, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

In the NICU, High-Flow Oxygen Boosts Intubation Success on First Attempt
(MedPage Today) -- Incorporating nasal high-flow therapy during endotracheal intubation attempts in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) increased the chance of success on the first try, a randomized study found. In the SHINE trial of just... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 28, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Successful Intubations Up With Nasal High-Flow Therapy in Neonates
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2022 -- For neonates undergoing endotracheal intubation, nasal high-flow therapy improves the likelihood of successful intubation on the first attempt, according to a study published in the April 28 issue of the New England... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 27, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Infection control in operating rooms for COVID-19 patients
Conclusion: Medical staff performing surgeries for COVID-19 patients are at very high risk of infection. Therefore, the use of appropriate personal protective equipment, high-efficiency viral filters in breathing circuits during anesthesia, and disinfection of contaminated equipment after the operation are mandatory. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recovery after prolonged ICU treatment in patients with COVID-19,
Detailed follow-up data from survivors of both ARDS and SARS-CoV2,3 show that a large proportion of patients have physical and cognitive impairments for weeks to years after ICU discharge, and suggest that some disability might be permanent. Persistent weakness affects over 25% of patients, with substantial functional dependency in activities of daily living, including mobility and self-care. Peripheral nerve injuries from positioning, joint contracture from immobility, and oral or laryngeal injuries from protracted endotracheal intubation during the ICU stay are common. Tracheal stenosis might be more frequent than was pr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury Early Intervention May Be Best for Intubation-Related Laryngeal Injury
Compared with delayed treatment, functional outcomes appear better in patients who receive prompt attention to laryngeal injury resulting from endotracheal intubation, according to a retrospective cohort study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - February 4, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Severe Covid-19, NEJM
Article begins with case vignette followed by a review of initial steps, basics of respiratory care, endotracheal intubation, ventilator management, refractory hypoxemia, therapy, and areas of uncertainty followed by authors ' clinical recommendations on managing the case in hand. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Endotracheal Intubation Used For?
Title: What Is Endotracheal Intubation Used For?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 3, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Equipment and Medications Are Required for Endotracheal Intubation?
Title: What Equipment and Medications Are Required for Endotracheal Intubation?Category: MedicationsCreated: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/3/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 3, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CDC Warns Parents To Be On Lookout For Acute Flaccid Myelitis In Children
(CNN) — Parents and pediatricians need to be on the lookout in the coming months for a rare, paralyzing condition that affects young children, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. The polio-like condition, called acute flaccid myelitis or AFM, tends to peak every other year, and the last surge of cases was in 2018, when 238 cases were diagnosed across the US, the CDC said. Read: Acute Flaccid Myelitis Fact Sheet This year is likely to see another upsurge but things will be complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. “AFM is a priority for CDC as we prepare for a possible outbreak this year...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Acute Flaccid Myelitis CNN Source Type: news

A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females A New Position for Intubation of Obese Females
The authors present a modified-ramped position which facilitates ease of endotracheal intubation and improves the laryngeal view in obese female patients.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 23, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endotracheal Intubation of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations Endotracheal Intubation of COVID-19 Patients: Recommendations
This brief report presents updated guidance related to self-protection when intubating suspected or confirmed patients with COVID-19.Anesthesia & Analgesia (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Baseline Characteristics and Outcomes of 1591 Patients Infected With SARS-CoV-2 Admitted to ICUs of the Lombardy Region, Italy.
In this retrospective case series that involved 1591 critically ill patients admitted from February 20 to March 18, 2020, 99% (1287 of 1300 patients) required respiratory support, including endotracheal intubation in 88% and noninvasive ventilation in 11%; ICU mortality was 26%. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The Cutting Edge of Adult Cricothyrotomy: Are EMS Protocols Keeping Up?
An ALS unit is dispatched for an adult patient complaining of severe painful swallowing and difficulty breathing. Upon arrival the patient is acutely decompensating with increasing respiratory effort and diminished color. Supplemental oxygen isn’t providing adequate perfusion. Due to the patient’s rapidly deteriorating condition, the decision is made to intubate. As the laryngoscope is slid beyond the oral cavity, severe epiglottic swelling is visualized. After one intubation attempt the swelling worsens. At this point, endotracheal intubation is not feasible. With no options left, the paramedic resorts to reaching for...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Garrett Thompson, AEMT, BS, MPH Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news