What Causes Dysphagia?
Discussion Swallowing is a complex process with 4 phases: Preparatory – food is moistened with saliva, chewed and prepared into a bolus by teeth, tongue and hard palate. Oral – food bolus is moved into oropharynx by tongue and triggers the swallow reflex. Soft palate elevates to prevent nasopharyngeal reflux. Pharyngeal – food bolus is moved through the oropharynx and hypopharynx to the esophagus. Respiration stops briefly with vocal fold adduction and larynx elevation to prevent aspiration. Esophageal – the cricopharyngeaul muscle relaxes which allows the food bolus into the esophagus where it is ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 16, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Factors Identified for Readmission Among Children With ARDS
THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2023 -- Among hospitalized children with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) who survive to discharge, the presence or development of a chronic medical condition, tracheostomy placement during the admission, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Mortality Increased for Children Whose Caregivers Decline Tracheostomy
WEDNESDAY, June 21, 2023 -- Less than half of critically ill children survive when caregivers decline tracheostomy placement, according to a study published online April 25 in The Laryngoscope. Palmila Liu, M.D., from the University of Texas... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 21, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Tracheostomies of Patients With COVID-19 Tracheostomies of Patients With COVID-19
A survey of healthcare professionals provides insight into the potential infection risks associated with performing tracheostomies on COVID-19 patients.American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news
The hidden cost of soothing my throat after cancer
Jim Melvin spends £52 a week on tissues and ice lollies in order to cope with the effects of a tracheotomy. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 15, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A Protocol for COVID-19 Transmission During Tracheostomy A Protocol for COVID-19 Transmission During Tracheostomy
COVID-19 tracheostomy protocols could help reduce transmission risk during these procedures, but are these safety recommendations being properly adhered to?American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news
FDA Warns of Tracheostomy Tube Shortage FDA Warns of Tracheostomy Tube Shortage
The Food and Drug Administration said on Monday there was a shortage of tracheostomy tubes, a surgical device that helps patients to breathe, including those manufactured by ICU Medical.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 1, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news
Tracheostomy in a Preterm Infant with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
(Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - October 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Severe COVID: Tracheostomy Linked to Lower In-Hospital Mortality Severe COVID: Tracheostomy Linked to Lower In-Hospital Mortality
Tracheostomy was associated with better in-hospital survival of intubated patients with severe COVID-19 infection compared with intubated patients who did not receive a tracheostomy, a study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 16, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Clinical characteristics and risk factors associated with ICU-acquired infections in sepsis: A retrospective cohort study
Conclusions: ICU-acquired infections increase the likelihood of septic mortality. The individualized prognostic model on the basis of the nomogram could accurately predict ICU-acquired infection and optimize management or tailored therapy. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement, DHSC (updated 24th August 2022)
Sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in adult social care settings in England. 24 August 2022Updated guidance on asymptomatic testing. This reflects policy changes that remove guidance for staff to conduct regular asymptomatic testing and remove guidance for visitors providing personal care to test asymptomatically. Updated discharge from hospital advice to make clear that the period of isolation is continuous and does not restart moving between services. Removed the document ' Summary of changes to COVID-19 guidance to adult social care providers ' . All IPC guidance on COVID-19 for adult social care settings ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Centre rationing hundreds of medical consumables and products
Hundreds of items of medical equipment and consumables ranging from dressings to tracheotomy tubes are under strict demand management by NHS Supply Chain, HSJ can reveal. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - August 23, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
What is Ondine ’ s Curse?
Discussion Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS) is an autosomal dominant with variable inheritance genetic disease caused by mutation in the Paired Like Homeobox B2 (PHOX2B) gene on chromosome 4. There are two other genes which may also cause CCHS. CCHS affects the chemoreceptor afferent ventilation pathways and is a neural crest migration problem of the autonomic nervous system. The incidence is unknown but a prevalence of 1 in 200,000 live births has been reported. Obviously it is a rarer phenomenon because of the general lethality of the syndrome. Patients usually present at birth or soon afterwards, but o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Child requiring tracheostomy for removal of an airway foreign body at the tracheal bifurcation - Yogo N, Mizutari S, Honda K, Asai H.
We present a rare case of a foreign body at the tracheal bifurcation that required removal via tracheostomy. A child turned pale while eating nuts and was suspected to have chok... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 18, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news