Racial and ethnic differences in health care utilization following severe acute brain injury in the United States - Jones RC, Creutzfeldt CJ, Cox CE, Haines KL, Hough CL, Vavilala MS, Williamson T, Hernandez A, Raghunathan K, Bartz R, Fuller M, Krishnamoorthy V.
OBJECTIVE: To examine racial and ethnic differences in the utilization of 3 interventions (tracheostomy placement, gastrostomy tube placement, and hospice utilization) among patients with severe acute brain injury (SABI). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Frequency of Suctioning Better Gauge for Decannulation Than Capping Frequency of Suctioning Better Gauge for Decannulation Than Capping
Using the frequency of tracheostomy suctioning -- less than twice every 8 hours -- combined with continuous high-flow oxygen therapy can get patients breathing without the tube 7 days faster than conventional decannulation, a new study has concluded.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
Suctioning frequency plus continuous oxygen better indicator in critically ill with tracheostomy tube (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 10, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Nursing, Pulmonology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Time to Decannulation Shorter if Based on Suctioning Frequency
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- A protocol based on suctioning frequency plus continuous high-flow oxygen therapy results in a shorter time to decannulation among conscious, critically ill patients with a tracheostomy tube, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Timing of tracheostomy for patients with COVID-19 in ICU
(JAMA Network) The timing of performing tracheostomies, which are aerosol-generating procedures that may cause increased risk of COVID-19 transmission to health care workers, is examined in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

What Is a Tracheostomy and Why Is It Done?
Title: What Is a Tracheostomy and Why Is It Done?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

What Is a Tracheostomy?
Title: What Is a Tracheostomy?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/19/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - August 19, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Tracheotomy May Be Appropriate for Certain Ventilated Patients With COVID-19 Tracheotomy May Be Appropriate for Certain Ventilated Patients With COVID-19
Tracheotomy might be reasonable for some patients with COVID-19 who have been ventilated for more than 21 days, according to guidelines from the University of Pennsylvania Health System.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - May 19, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New Medical Device Acquisition during Pediatric Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations
Objectives: Severe sepsis is a significant cause of healthcare utilization and morbidity among pediatric patients. However, little is known about how commonly survivors acquire new medical devices during pediatric severe sepsis hospitalization. We sought to determine the rate of new device acquisition (specifically, tracheostomy placement, gastrostomy tube placement, vascular access devices, ostomy procedures, and amputation) among children surviving hospitalizations with severe sepsis. For contextualization, we compare this to rates of new device acquisition among three comparison cohorts: 1) survivors of all-cause pediat...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatric tracheostomy and tracheostomy long-term ventilated care during the COVID-19 pandemic, NTSP
It is proposed that, for children who require Tracheostomy or Tracheostomy Long-Term Ventilation (Tracheostomy-LTV) care, the best approach is to leave their care unchanged as much as possible. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Considerations for tracheostomy in the COVID-19 outbreak, NTSP
This guide considers balancing the risks of infection control re aerosol spread of the virus versus the best management for the patient with a tracheostomy. This guidance is written for UK hospitals but is applicable elsewhere. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Patients May Require ENT Consults for Varied Reasons
MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- Patients with COVID-19 may require ear, nose, and throat (ENT) consultations for many reasons, including tracheotomy, and protective strategies can prevent infection of otolaryngologists, according to a case series study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Surprisingly Long History of the Ventilator, the Machine You Never Want to Need
With millions of people across the U.S. and the world battling COVID-19 infections, many of them struggling to breathe, ventilators have become a top priority for the health-care workers trying desperately to keep patients alive. And those machines, which help patients breathe or breathe for them, are in startlingly short supply. For doctors, resorting to a ventilator is an extreme measure, used when a patient’s lungs cannot supply enough oxygen on their own. Ventilators can also give a patient’s body time to rest when breathing is difficult, and allow doctors to more easily remove lung secretions or deliver me...
Source: TIME: Science - April 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Surgical considerations for tracheostomy during COVID-19 pandemic
(JAMA Network) Lessons learned from the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic may help reduce the spread of   severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2), the cause of   coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), to health care workers performing open tracheostomies, a surgical procedure to open an airway that may be required for many patients with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a tracheostomy
A tracheostomy is a surgical procedure that can help a person breathe. Here, find out when the procedure is necessary, what it involves, and its associated risks. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Islands Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation center to open in October
Islands Skilled Nursing& Rehabilitation center will be opening its 42-bed facility and begin caring for ventilator and tracheostomy patients in October. The four-floor building is located at 1205 Alexander St. in Honolulu, a block away from Kapiolani Hospital. "We'll be working with patients from all hospitals on Oahu," said Steve Nawahine, center administrator and CEO. "The goal is to provide a service not typically offered in the community," Nawahine said. The center will have a skilled… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Source Type: news

Belfast Based Startup to Develop a Mobile App, Harnessing Artificial Intelligence, to Provide Communication Tool for Voice-Impaired Patients
Liopa, a spin out of the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has announced that it is to deliver a prototype patient/carer communications aid. It will be used by tracheostomy patients in critical care environments. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 29, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news

African-Americans With ALS Survive Longer Than Caucasians
MONDAY, April 22, 2019 -- For people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), African-Americans have longer survival than Caucasians when death is the outcome, but not when the outcome is death or tracheostomy and invasive ventilation (TIV),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery Early Tracheostomy and Complications in Head and Neck Surgery
Might early elective tracheostomy reduce the incidence of postoperative pneumonia and delirium in patients undergoing head and neck surgery?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA Temporary Shortage of Pediatric Tracheostomy Tubes: FDA
The closing of an ethylene oxide sterilization plant in Illinois has led to a temporary shortage of Bivona tracheostomy tubes manufactured by Smiths Medical.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Pediatrics News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Acknowledges Shortage of Breathing Tubes Due to Sterilization Shutdown
FDA acknowledged on Friday that there is a temporary shortage of a type of tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical, a device that many high-risk kids and some adults depend on to help them breathe. As MD+DI reported on April 9, the shortage of the Bivona trach tubes is the direct result of a sterilization plant in Illinois being shut down. At that time, FDA had not yet commented on this shortage, although the agency had warned of potential shortages due to the closure and the planned closure of a similar facility in Michigan. Smiths Medical previously sent the tracheostomy tubes...
Source: MDDI - April 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

EO plant shutdown leads to pediatric breathing tube shortage
Smiths Medical Bivona tracheostomy tubes are in short supply, according to the FDA. (Image from Smiths Medical) The February shutdown of an ethylene oxide (EO) sterilization plant has produced the first temporary medical device shortage, according to the FDA. The device in short supply is the Bivona tracheostomy tube manufactured by Smiths Medical and used by many pediatric patients. The FDA anticipates the tube will be made available again the week of April 22, according to a statement from Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH). The state o...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care News Well Pediatrics Respiratory Sterilization / Calibration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Smiths Medical Sterigenics Internatio Source Type: news

The Shutdown of an IL Sterilization Plant Is Directly Impacting High-Risk Kids
Last month FDA warned of potential medical device shortages amid a shutdown of facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide (EtO) to sterilize medical devices. The situation is already impacting children who use Smiths Medical's Bivona tracheostomy tubes. The devices were previously sent to Sterigenics' Willowbrook, IL facility for EtO sterilization, but the Illinois EPA recently issued a seal order at that facility after finding dangerously high levels of the gas in the air around the facility. Viant Medical, another contract sterilizer, also plans to close its EtO steril...
Source: MDDI - April 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Blacks Live Longer, Not Necessarily Better, With ALS
FRIDAY, April 5, 2019 -- Black Americans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) tend to live longer than whites with the disease because blacks are more likely to have a procedure called a tracheostomy, a new study shows. But that may not always... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Val Kilmer health latest: Top Gun star’s tracheostomy - cancer symptoms revealed
VAL KILMER was diagnosed with throat cancer a number of years ago, and the Top Gun actor now has a tracheostomy in his neck. What is the treatment, and who needs them? These are the signs and symptoms of throat cancer you shouldn ’t ignore. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cells to Society: 130 Years of Innovation / Research News
This study explores experiences related to hearing loss and barriers to hearing health care among older Korean Americans.      Read more   Aging ...
Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - February 7, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise in Post-Stroke Dysphagia
Pharyngeal electrical stimulation (PES) allows successful decannulation in patients with stroke and subsequent tracheotomy, according to results from the PHAST-TRAC randomized trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Breathing Easier with Single-Use Bronchoscopes
This study was specifically done for bronchoscopes because that data was lacking,” says Lars Marcher, CEO and President Ambu A/S, in an interview with MD+DI. Contamination of reusable endoscopes has been known for some time now. “Endoscope Reprocessing Failures Continue to Expose Patients to Infection Risk” was number two on ECRI Institute’s list of Top 10 health technology hazards for 2018. And it has been on the organization’s top 10 list for the past eight years. Shifting to single-use instruments will likely be cost effective as well. According to a 2017 study, “Early Assessment...
Source: MDDI - July 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Tracheostomy and mortality in patients with severe burns: a nationwide observational study - Tsuchiya A, Yamana H, Kawahara T, Tsutsumi Y, Matsui H, Fushimi K, Yasunaga H.
BACKGROUND: Tracheostomy is often performed in patients with severe burns who are undergoing prolonged mechanical ventilation. However, the appropriate timing of tracheostomy and its effect on mortality remain unknown. The aim of this study was to determin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Long-term and delayed functional recovery in patients with severe cerebrovascular and traumatic brain injury requiring tracheostomy - Wabl R, Williamson CA, Pandey AS, Rajajee V.
OBJECTIVE Data on long-term functional recovery (LFR) following severe brain injury are essential for counseling of surrogates and for appropriate timing of outcome assessment in clinical trials. Delayed functional recovery (DFR) beyond 3-6 months is well ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Source Type: news

The joy of cooking (and eating) after tracheomalacia
For most little kids, a trip to the supermarket is an annoying chore, made tolerable only by the opportunity to request sugary snacks as a reward. But when Charlotte McQueen accompanies her mother, Erin, to the store, it’s a journey marked by imagination and delight. “Mom, can we get that?” she asks, pointing to a can of pureed pumpkin. “Oh, and we’ll need marshmallows and we can make chocolate frosting. It will be a great cake!” At nearly 5 years old, Charlotte is an avid baker — a talent she picked up not at culinary school, but at the Yawkey Family Inn. There, a volunteer taught...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dori Gallagher Dr. Michael Manfredi Dr. Russell Jennings Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula posterior tracheopexy tracheomalacia Yawkey Fa Source Type: news

Temple researchers identify genetic factors linked to acquired narrowing of the airway
(Temple University Health System) Endotracheal intubation and tracheotomy are widely used in the hospital setting for elective surgery and in cases of serious illness or critical injury. In rare instances the procedures result in the development of scarring and narrowing of the larynx and trachea, or acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (ALTS). Who is susceptible to ALTS -- and why -- is unclear, but according to new research at Temple's Lewis Katz School of Medicine, genetic and ethnic background may be underlying factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An ocean away: Care for laryngeal cleft brings Clara to Boston
My husband, Duncan, and I were living in London, England, when Clara was born. Although my pregnancy had started out like any other, I later developed severe polyhydramnios, an accumulation of amniotic fluid that can sometimes indicate the presence of certain congenital issues. After I delivered, it became clear that Clara had a congenital condition called esophageal atresia with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). This condition meant that her esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach) hadn’t developed properly and didn’t connect to her stomach, but that her esophagus and windpipe wer...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Natascha Kiernan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Saves Baby ’s Lungs
Treatment TermsChildren's health CategoriesClinical trialsFamily health TagsPatient story Sub-Title Baby Collier Proves He ’s a Survivor Author Burgetta Wheeler Overview Collier Hart sat smiling in his crib repeatedly saying, “Wa wa.” Given a sippy cup of water, he threw back his head and drained it. He put his hands together, fingertips touching, and made the sign for “more.” None of this is unusual for a 2-year-old, but it is for Collier. He spent the first 15 months of his life at Duke Children’s Hospital af ter being born with severely underdeveloped lungs. Hero Imageco...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Tips - June 23, 2017 Category: Primary Care Authors: klh85 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Is Health Insurance A Right Or A Privilege?
Now more than ever, health insurance is a staple story in the 24-hour news cycle. Opinions vary widely on the issue, as do politician’s thoughts on the matter. Debates rage, tensions grow, and deeper divides are formed as our government wrestles with this colossal dispute. Nestled at the heart of it all though is a basic question: Is health insurance a right or a privilege in the United States? I’m alive today because my school district, where I’ve now taught for 20 years, offers the ‘Cadillac of insurance plans.’ On April 26, 2006, I checked into the hospital for a scheduled C-section. Due to...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Val Kilmer Acknowledges Cancer Battle For First Time
Speculation surrounding Val Kilmer’s health has been circulating for about two years now, but the actor has mostly been quiet about the subject.  During a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything session, however, Kilmer addressed his health, admitting he had “a healing of cancer.” A fan asked Kilmer about Michael Douglas’ 2016 comments that suggested the “Top Gun” star was battling cancer. At the time, Kilmer said Douglas was “misinformed.”  “What was the story behind that?” the Reddit user wrote.  “He was probably trying to help me cause press ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope Dilatational Tracheotomy Using the Rigid Endoscope
Is the use of a rigid tracheotomy endoscope a feasible alternative to fiberoptic tracheo-bronchoscopy for dilational tracheotomy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 22, 2017 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

The influence of tracheostomy timing on outcomes in trauma patients: a meta-analysis - Cai SQ, Hu JW, Liu D, Bai XJ, Xie J, Chen JJ, Yang F, Liu T.
This study aims to assess the influence of tracheostomy timing on outcomes among trauma patients, including mortality, medical resource utility and incidence of pneumonia. METHOD: A systematic review of the literature was conducted by in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

An experience with traumatic brain injury: is early tracheostomy associated with better prognosis? - Khalili H, Paydar S, Safari R, Arasteh P, Niakan A, Abolhasani Foroughi A.
In this study we compared the effects of early tracheostomy (ET) versus late tracheostomy (LT) on traumatic brain injury (TBI) related outcomes and prognosis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data on 152 TBI patients with a Glasgow coma scale (GCS)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cut throat injury: our experience in rural set-up - Chakraborty D, Das C, Verma AK, Hansda R.
Cut throat injuries are one of the emergency conditions managed by ENT specialists. If not treated in time, they may lead to death. Prevention of these complications depends on immediate resuscitation by securing the airway by tracheostomy or intubation, p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Revision of a Hypertrophic Tracheostomy Scar Revision of a Hypertrophic Tracheostomy Scar
What surgical options are available for the revision of tracheostomy scars?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Intensive care, eternal thanks
An unprovoked assault outside a Manchester nightclub changed Matthew Edgington’s life for ever. Several years on, his father John says he and his family still feel a debt of gratitude to the many health service staff who saved his son’s life. Saturday 28 November 2009: John Edgington and his wife had been out for a meal to celebrate his 61st birthday. Their son Matthew, then 25, who had just started a new sales job, had played football in the afternoon, bought some new clothes and gone off clubbing with friends in Manchester. At about 3am, the phone rang. It was one of Matthew’s friends. A six-mile drive ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - February 6, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article health NHS public service champions thank your champions Source Type: news

Osmolality in Saline Fluid Nebulization After Tracheostomy Osmolality in Saline Fluid Nebulization After Tracheostomy
A new study explores the potential role of osmolality in saline solution for nebulization after tracheostomy.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Tracheostomy
Title: TracheostomyCategory: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 9, 2016 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Jack’s journey managing Robin sequence
Jennifer and 8-week-old Jack Jennifer Ryan is a disability expert. She started her career doing home visits with drug-addicted and abused babies, then ran a center and started a program for kids with autism and now works in a collaborative elementary school. But nothing prepared this new mom for the challenges she would face with her own child. “It’s completely different when it’s your own,” she says now, after her son Jack was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center for a group of birth defects known as Pierre Robin sequence or just Robin sequence. For...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft palate Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Cory Resnick Pierre Robin sequence Source Type: news

Jack ’s journey managing Robin sequence
Jennifer and 8-week-old Jack Jennifer Ryan is a disability expert. She started her career doing home visits with drug-addicted and abused babies, then ran a center and started a program for kids with autism and now works in a collaborative elementary school. But nothing prepared this new mom for the challenges she would face with her own child. “It’s completely different when it’s your own,” she says now, after her son Jack was treated at Boston Children’s Hospital’s Cleft and Craniofacial Center for a group of birth defects known as Pierre Robin sequence or just Robin sequence. For...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Research and Innovation Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft palate Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Cory Resnick Pierre Robin sequence Source Type: news