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

Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement, DHSC (updated 7th July 2022)
Sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in adult social care settings in England. 7 July 2022Updated attachment ' COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care ' : 1. correction to first paragraph, continuous positive airway pressure ventilation (CPAP) removed as an example of an AGP in the community, clarified suctioning and tracheostomy procedures in the first paragraph. 2. Updated ' IPC considerations for people receiving care ' to reflect that people with cognitive conditions such as dementia may present with atypical symptoms. 3. Updated to clarify that all visitor...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airway Injuries'Devastating' After Battery Ingestions Airway Injuries'Devastating' After Battery Ingestions
Tracheoesophageal fistula and vocal cord paralysis were the two most common airway injuries and often required tracheostomy, researchers found in a new review of battery ingestions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 27, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy No Aid for Severe Stroke Outcomes
Findings for six - month functional outcomes among patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 11, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Early Tracheostomy No Aid for Severe Stroke Outcomes
WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2022 -- Early tracheostomy does not significantly improve the rate of survival without severe disability at six months for patients with severe stroke receiving mechanical ventilation, according to a study published online May 4... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 11, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

No Benefit to Early Tracheostomy in Severe Stroke No Benefit to Early Tracheostomy in Severe Stroke
The findings don ' t end debate on whether an early or standard approach to tracheostomy yields better outcomes, but does give clinicians a choice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 9, 2022 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing Magazine
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Source: Johns Hopkins University and Health Systems Archive - May 4, 2022 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Tracheostomy Timing and Outcomes in Ventilated COVID-19 Tracheostomy Timing and Outcomes in Ventilated COVID-19
What is the optimal timing for tracheostomy in COVID-19 patients who require mechanical ventilation?Critical Care (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Middle Ear Effusion Up for Children With Tracheostomy on Ventilator
THURSDAY, April 7, 2022 -- For children with a tracheostomy, the likelihood of developing middle ear effusion (MEE) is increased for those requiring mechanical ventilation, according to a study published in the April issue of the International... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Correlating the bony facial trauma score with clinical outcomes - Dobrow S, Bartels H, Casale G, Strumpf A, Park S, Christophel JJ.
BACKGROUND: In 2017, the Bony Facial Trauma Score (BFTS) was developed to quantify and describe bony trauma of the face. OBJECTIVE: To compare BFTSs for the need of hospital admission, intensive care unit (ICU) admission, surgery, tracheostomy tube... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Why some intubated COVID-19 patients may need tracheal reconstruction surgery
One of the long-term impacts observed during the COVID-19 pandemic stems from patients being intubated and breathing from a ventilator for an extended period of time. These patients usually undergo a procedure known as a tracheostomy. The trachea, also known as the windpipe, allows air to pass between the upper respiratory tract and the lungs. In cases of respiratory failure, prolonged intubation and tracheostomy can lead to a rare complication of a narrowing of the… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 28, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Accidental silver nitrate inhalation - Nigen B, Beuchard C, Magois E, Pigeanne T, Blanc FX.
We report the case of a 69-year-old patient who accidentally inhaled silver nitrate lead from the tip of a penci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tracheostomy for COVID-19: Evolving Best Practice Tracheostomy for COVID-19: Evolving Best Practice
Tracheostomy protocols continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. This review considers the issues.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Alberta man who survived COVID-19 after 39 days on a ventilator speaks out
Nearly 40 days on a ventilator. A tracheotomy. Forty-five pounds lost. Countless hours of physiotherapy. And now, PTSD and flashbacks. Paul Hemsing of Medicine Hat, Alta., is still recovering months after nearly dying of COVID-19, and is warning of the trauma the disease can inflict. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news