Evaluation of intubation and intensive care use of the new Ambu® aScope™ 4 broncho and Ambu® aView™ compared to a customary flexible endoscope a multicentre prospective, non-interventional study
Publication date: Available online 11 February 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Marc Kriege, Jan Dalberg, Brendan A. McGrath, Alexander Shimabukuro-Vornhagen, Björn Billgren, Thomas Kromann Lund, Klaus Thornberg, Alice Vangerschov Christophersen, Mark J.G. DunnAbstractBackgroundFlexible endoscopes have been well established for diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the utility between the novel aScope 4 Broncho and the standard bronchoscope in a non-interventional study.MethodsIn a prospective multicentre study, we eva...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - February 13, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Airtraq® vs. fibreoptic intubation in patients with an unstable cervical spine fracture: A neurophysiological study
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Patrick Schoettker, Ana Pérez Arias, Etienne Pralong, John Michael Duff, Nicolas Fournier, Istvan BathoryAbstractBackgroundFibreoptic intubation is described as the preferred technique for the non-urgent airway control in patients with an unstable cervical spine injury. Indirect laryngoscopes offer promising advantages, but their safety and impact on cervical spine movement is still discussed.AimWe compared the incidence of significant neurophysiologic modifications associated with tracheal intubation performe...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - January 25, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

European Airway Management Society -Corner – Letter from the President
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Michael Seltz Kristensen (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - January 9, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

European Airway Management Society -Corner
Publication date: Available online 3 January 2020Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Michael Seltz Kristensen (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - January 3, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

A guide for the guidelines – navigating the airway options
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Amali N. Chandrasena, Brendan A. McGrathAbstractAirway management guidelines are here to stay. They offer an opportunity to address technical and non-technical aspects of avoidable factors associated with complications, and to guide teams and individuals through evidence-based strategies. Different guidance exists from a variety of organisations and countries covering a multitude of scenarios, with a wide range of consensus strategies and literature reviews used for development. Many are applicable both inside and o...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - January 1, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Hemoglobin threshold and clinical predictors for perioperative blood transfusion in elective surgery: Systemic review
ConclusionsTransfusion is required at hemoglobin levels
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - December 25, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Perioperative implications and prevalence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea risk in a surgical population using the updated STOP-Bang questionnaire
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Amr Elkouny, Mohamed Al-Harbi, Vassilios Dimitirou, Ali Muzafar, Ali Nawaz, Amel FayedAbstractBackgroundObstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a serious condition that is usually undiagnosed in surgical patients exposing them to complications such as difficult intubation.ObjectivesTo evaluate the updated STOP-Bang in detecting OSA risk and its perioperative implications.MethodsPreoperative assessment for OSA risk of 845 adult patients using the updated STOP-Bang questionnaire was conducted. Evaluation of anesthetic events ...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Difficult obstetric airway training: Current strategies, challenges and future innovations
Publication date: Available online 7 November 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Jason J.I. Chan, Raymond W.L. Goy, Ithnin Farida, Ban Leong SngAbstractManagement of the difficult obstetric airway requires the use of appropriate medical knowledge, as well as timely technical and non-technical skills. In the training of these highly specialised skills, our learners are exposed to the challenges of high stress in optimising maternal and neonatal outcomes. Limitations and challenges persist for training for the difficult obstetric airway, including the decreased number of elective caesareans done un...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - November 8, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Instrumental and randomised clinical comparison between laryngeal mask airway Proseal and Supreme in pediatric patients
Conclusionsinstrumental measurements highlight that SLMA offers the advantage of less resistance to the airflow, allowing to keep lower oropharyngeal leak pressure during mechanical ventilation. Despite the differences reported, we observed only a few minor complications in both groups. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - November 7, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: December 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 29Author(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - November 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

“Shorter the Wiser”- to obtain safer medial canthal peribulbar block
Publication date: Available online 24 October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Jaichandran V V (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 24, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

What’s in a number? Communicating risk through real-world examples
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): George ChapmanAbstract“Don’t worry, it’s more dangerous driving here than having the anaesthetic”. This statement may be reassuring, but it isn’t true. Despite its falsehood, it is often quoted as it evokes a visceral response that suggests the procedure is low risk.Communicating risks and probabilities to our patients is an everyday occurrence for clinicians - but are we correctly understood? Are we over-reliant on numerical expressions of risk? Could comparative examples of probabiliti...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 18, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Direct laryngoscopy to predict extubation success following a failed cuff leak test in intensive care patients
Publication date: Available online 14 October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Jack Stannus, Winston Cheung, Mark Kol, Rosalba Cross, Asim Shah, Atul Wagh, Nicola Clayton, Helen Wong (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

What's in a number? Communicating risk through real-world examples
Publication date: Available online 11 October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): George ChapmanAbstract“Don't worry, it's more dangerous driving here than having the anaesthetic”. This statement may be reassuring, but it isn't true. Despite its falsehood, it is often quoted as it evokes a visceral response that suggests the procedure is low risk.Communicating risks and probabilities to our patients is an everyday occurrence for clinicians - but are we correctly understood? Are we over-reliant on numerical expressions of risk? Could comparative examples of probabilities aid the underst...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 28Author(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Acute pulmonary edema – Is positive pressure ventilation with dry air useful?
Publication date: October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 28Author(s): Sheila Nainan Myatra (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Awake fibre-optic intubation in crisis?
Publication date: October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 28Author(s): T. Rees, I. Hodzovic (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 12, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comparison of monitored anaesthesia care and general anaesthesia in endobronchial coil treatment
Publication date: Available online 7 October 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Gamze Talih, Çiğdem Ünal Kantekin, Bayram Metin, Yavuz Selim İntepe, Hülya TürkanAbstractObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and complications of two different anaesthesia methods in endobronchial coil treatment.MethodsIn this prospective, randomised study, the patients were divided into 2 groups; general anaesthesia with endotracheal intubation was performed in 17 patients (group GA), whereas monitored anaesthesia care (MAC) was performed in 15 patients by using a conti...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 9, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comparison of intravenous and transtracheal lidocaine on hemodynamic changes in patients with hypertension following tracheal intubation: A double blind clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Pooya Derakhshan, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Masood Mohseni, Azita YazdiAbstractBackgroundHemodynamic changes following intubation can be reduced by lidocaine at the time of induction of anesthesia and during laryngoscopy to prevent complications such as myocardial ischemia, infarction and brain damage. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of intravenous lidocaine and transtracheal lidocaine on hemodynamic changes in patients with hypertension under medical treatment following tracheal intubation.Materials ...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 2, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Submental intubation in traumatic maxillofacial surgery
Publication date: Available online 30 September 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Imen Zouche, Sahar Elleuch, Sondes Briki, Rahma derbelAbstractIn the maxillofacial trauma associated with base of skull fracture, nasotracheal intubation is contraindicated. Surgical repair may require intermaxillary fixation which contraindicate orotracheal intubation. The submental intubation is an interesting alternative to tracheotomy.This type of intubation was used in maxillofacial surgery operating unit in 17 patients with mandibular fracture who require an intermaxillary fixation associated with a skull bas...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - October 2, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comparison the effects of intravenous lidocaine and transtracheal lidocaine on hemodynamic changes in patients with hypertension following tracheal intubation: A double blind clinical trial
Publication date: Available online 25 September 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Pooya Derakhshan, Seyed Hamid Reza Faiz, Masood Mohseni, Azita YazdiAbstractBackgroundHemodynamic changes following intubation can be reduced by lidocaine at the time of induction of anesthesia and during laryngoscopy to prevent complications such as myocardial ischemia, infarction and brain damage. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of intravenous lidocaine and transtracheal lidocaine on hemodynamic changes in patients with hypertension under medical treatment following tracheal intubation.Materials ...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - September 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Videolaryngoscopy utilisation: Facts and opinions
ConclusionWe found less than expected VL use despite good evidence for its benefit. The barriers to use in this group are consistent with existing literature. These perceived barriers must be addressed through education and training to deliver the benefit of regular VL use. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - September 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Opinion article: Blogs and podcasts in medical education
Publication date: Available online 31 August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Florian Sacherer, Philipp Zoidl, Michael Eichinger, Gabriel Honnef, Stefan HeschlAbstractWithin the last years new online resources such as blogs and podcasts are making their way into medical education. With the introduction of the internet in the last decades, the field of medical education and training has also changed. Consumption of information independent of time and location through blogs and podcast is now a part of everyday life. The FOAM (“Free Open Access Medical Education”) community in particu...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 31, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Influence of operating table height on laryngeal view during direct laryngoscopy: A randomized prospective crossover trial
Publication date: Available online 19 August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Sandesh Udupi, Kriti Puri, Kailasnath Shenoy, Anitha ShenoyAbstractBackgroundOperating table height/patient level in relation to anaesthesiologist influences mask ventilation, laryngoscopy, intubation and task performance of anaesthesiologist in terms of physical and mental workload. The same was evaluated in this study.MethodsTwenty five specialist anaesthesiologists performed mask ventilation and laryngoscopy for three times and intubation once on six patients each, [n = 150] at three different table levels (Lev...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 21, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Selective bronchial block with Uniblocker ™ in paediatric pulmonary sequestration
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Neus Fuertes Saez, Francisco Escriba Alepuz, Pilar Argente NavarroAbstractTechnological advances and improvements in surgical equipment have made possible minimally invasive surgical methods, which offer multiple advantages for patients [1]. We can find among them Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS). The indications for VATS in children have increased exponentially [2] [2]. It requires the collaboration of the anesthesiologist, who adapts the anesthetic management to achieve correct one lung ventilation. It al...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 15, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Cervical epidural anaesthesia an alternative for combined neck and thorax surgery
Publication date: Available online 14 August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Amarjeet Kumar, Neeraj Kumar, Abhyuday Kumar, Shagufta Naaz (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Techniques and complications of awake fibre-optic intubation – A survey of Difficult Airway Society members
Publication date: Available online 2 August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): K. Grange, M.C. Mushambi, S. Jaladi, V. AthanassoglouAbstractBackgroundAwake fibre-optic intubation (AFOI) is a recommended option for managing the anticipated difficult intubation; however, there is no recommended standard technique. We investigated current practice of AFOI among Difficult Airway Society members.MethodsA survey was distributed to members of the Difficult Airway Society (DAS). Questions focussed on technique, complications and caseload within the previous 2 years.ResultsOf 588 respondents, most (313; 5...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 3, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Airway sonography fails to detect difficult laryngoscopy in an adult Veteran surgical population
This study demonstrated ultrasonography in predicting difficult laryngoscopy lacked utility. Ultrasound utilization as an efficacious means of difficult airway assessment requires further research with a larger sample size. Further studies using sonography on those patients with known difficult airways may provide data to determine if ultrasound has utility in predicting difficult laryngoscopy. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - August 2, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

A Comparison of the king vision® and glidescope® video intubation systems in patients at risk for difficult intubation
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Travis H. Markham, Omonele O. Nwokolo, Sara Guzman-Reyes, Glorimar Medina-Rivera, Sam D. Gumbert, Chunyan Cai, Tyrone Burnett, Tariq A. Syed, Carin A. HagbergABSTRACTBackgroundOne factor that contributes to the difficulty during intubation is poor visualization of the airway anatomy during laryngoscopy.AimTo compare the efficacy and first-pass success rate of the King Vision® Video Laryngoscopes against the GlideScope® Video Laryngoscope in patients with anticipated difficult airways.Methods225 adult patients sc...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - July 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Coagulation disturbances during major perioperative or traumatic bleeding
Publication date: Available online 9 July 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Christian Fenger-Eriksen, Thorsten Haas, Dietmar Fries (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - July 10, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: June–August 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volumes 26–27Author(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 30, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Dry air positive pressure ventilation in acute pulmonary edema: Is it equivalent to diuretics?
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Amarjeet Kumar, Neeraj Kumar, Chandni Sinha, Ajeet Kumar (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 29, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Use of transnasal humidified rapid-insufflation ventilatory exchange in Electroconvulsive therapy, a tool to increase patient safety in a remote area: A case series
ConclusionIntroducin ukg THRIVE to the Electroconvulsive therapy suite as a unique airway technique maintained adequate oxygen saturation airway patency during the period of apnoea in patients paralyzed. THRIVE also gives an alternative for oxygenation in high risk patients in the ECT suite remote to main theatres. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Dry air positive pressure ventilation in acute pulmonary edema?
Publication date: Available online 25 June 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Amarjeet Kumar, Neeraj Kumar, Chandni Sinha, Ajeet Kumar (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Difficult intubation in a patient with large vocal cord papillomatosis for laser surgery!: Serial dilatation of larynx to the rescue
Publication date: Available online 14 June 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Kumar Abhyuday, Naaz Shagufta, Bhavana Kranti, Shadab Madiha (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 14, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Message from the current President of EAMS
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Brainstem anaesthesia following single medial canthal peribulbar block: A case report and review
We report the first case of brainstem anaesthesia following a single medial canthal block in a patient scheduled for cataract surgery and explore the factors that set the stage for this serious complication. These include relatively short axial length of globe, needle trajectory, position of the needle tip in relation to the posterior plane of the globe and, the optic nerve. We introduce the concept of ‘Cornea to Canthus distance’ and urge that it is factored in when estimating the depth of needle tip during medial canthal peribulbar approach to avoid inadvertent retrobulbar intraconal injection. This case high...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

World Airway Management Meeting 13-16 November Amsterdam 2019
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - June 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Videolaryngoscopy – Theory and practice
This article addresses the uses of videolaryngoscopy, the range of available videolaryngoscopes, the technique of videolaryngoscopy, use of awake videolaryngoscopy and the documentation of videolaryngoscopic intubation. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - May 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The miracle of parted Red Sea: not any stick but Moses’ one
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Massimiliano Sorbello, Iljaz Hodzovic, Giulio Frova (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - May 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Perioperative anaphylaxis: A new visit to an old topic
Publication date: Available online 4 May 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Nabil Shallik (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - May 5, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Prishtina International Airway Day: A big step for the small country
Publication date: Available online 30 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Antigona Hasani, Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal Tolga Saracoglu (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - May 1, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

The miracle of parted Red Sea: not any stick but Moses’ one.
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Massimiliano Sorbello, Iljaz Hodzovic, Giulio Frova (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - April 27, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Can neurointensive care units decrease mortality rate and improve outcome of neurocritically ill patients in developing countries?
Publication date: Available online 25 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): D. Viderman, F. Bilotta, Y. Umbetzhanov, A. Zhumadilov (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - April 26, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Airway management in obese patients: The need for lean strategies
Publication date: Available online 16 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Daniela Godoroja, Massimiliano Sorbello, Michael MargarsonAbstractAirway management is often the major concern of anaesthetists when presented with a morbidly obese patient for general anaesthesia. All anaesthetists are encountering increasing numbers of these patients, presenting for all types of surgery. With the particular experience gained from bariatric surgery worldwide, there is now a greater evidence base to support and guide our practice.This review article aims to provide an update of the key points in safe a...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - April 16, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Flexible Laryngeal Mask with Pharyngeal Suction for Nasal Surgery
Publication date: Available online 10 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Gary X. Zhou, William Rosenblatt, Sonya E. Zhou, Feng Dai, Paul M. HeerdtAbstractMethodPeri-operative data of 71 healthy patients who underwent nasal surgery using flexible laryngeal mask attached with two pharyngeal suction catheters were retrospectively analyzed to examine the evidence of glottic contamination and to assess the relationship between postoperative sore throat and the pharyngeal suction.ResultsNo patient experienced hypoxemia or laryngospasm during the surgery and emergence. Visually, examination showed...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - April 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Between the devil and the deep red sea: Airway trauma during introducer-guided difficult intubation
Publication date: Available online 11 April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Shreya Agarwal, Preeti GuptaAbstractA 46-year-old woman was scheduled for total thyroidectomy and had modified Mallampati class III airway. After anaesthesia was induced, laryngoscopy revealed Cormack–Lehane grade 3a view of the vocal cords with external laryngeal manipulation. A Portex single-use tracheal tube introducer was first introduced up to 27 cm mark, after eliciting the tracheal click and hold-up signs. A Portex tracheal tube size 7 mm ID was railroaded over the introducer with some difficulty becau...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - April 11, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Exploring the Impact of Overnight Call Stress on Anaesthesiology Senior Residents’ perceived Ability to Learn and Teach in an Asian Healthcare System: a Qualitative Study
Publication date: Available online 26 March 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical CareAuthor(s): Leonard Wei Wen Loh, John Song En Lee, Raymond Wee Lip GoyAbstractAcute stress can influence clinical performance, reasoning and decision-making. Our Anaesthesiology senior residents encounter physical and psychological stress during the overnight calls. To date, the impact of these stressors on their ability to learn and to supervise is unclear. We explored the nature of these stressors, and their influence on our trainees’ perceived learning and teaching.We conducted this qualitative study from August 2017 to F...
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - March 28, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

Comparison of ease of insertion of nasogastric tube in standard sniffing position and in additional flexion of the neck: A randomized control trial
ConclusionAdditional flexion of the neck, results in more successful and faster nasogastric intubation times with lower complication rates as compared to the traditional technique. (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - March 25, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research

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Publication date: April 2019Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, Volume 25Author(s): (Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care)
Source: Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical Care - March 20, 2019 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research