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Air leak syndrome

Ayham Al Afif, Robert Farmer, Manohar Bance
OBJECTIVE: Superior semicircular canal dehiscence is a well-described syndrome with potentially debilitating symptoms. We report on the audiologic and long-term symptom outcomes of 10 patients (12 ears) undergoing a cartilage overlay transmastoid resurfacing technique. METHODS: Retrospective chart review and cross-sectional outcomes recall survey were used. A mailed questionnaire quantifying the effect of surgery on symptom severity and patient satisfaction were used...
January 10, 2019: Laryngoscope
Hidenori Kunou, Ryu Kanzaki, Tomohiro Kawamura, Takashi Kanou, Naoko Ose, Soichiro Funaki, Yasushi Shintani, Masato Minami, Meinoshin Okumura
Air leak syndrome (ALS) is a rare complication after bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and usually has a fatal outcome because of the high recurrence rate and treatment-refractory nature. A 32-year-old man with a history of BMT for acute lymphoblastic leukemia suffered from metachronous bilateral ALS. Bullectomy and the pleural covering procedure (PLC) were successfully performed for each side of the thorax. After surgery, no relapse of pneumothorax was seen for 2 years on the right side and for 1 year on the left side...
January 2, 2019: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Cristina Ramos-Navarro, Manuel Sánchez-Luna, Susana Zeballos-Sarrato, Noelia González-Pacheco
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of beractant treatment using the less invasive surfactant administration (LISA) technique on perinatal outcomes in a prospective cohort of preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). RDS Design: Single-center prospective study conducted in a Department of Neonatology of a tertiary care university-affiliated hospital in Madrid, Spain. METHODS: Preterm infants born at < 31 + 6 weeks' gestation attended in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) between 2012 and 2016...
December 9, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Sanja Zivanovic, Alexandra Scrivens, Raffaella Panza, Peter Reynolds, Nicola Laforgia, Kevin N Ives, Charles C Roehr
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) as primary respiratory support for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in two tertiary neonatal units. METHODS: A retrospective outcome analysis of initial respiratory support strategies was performed in two tertiary neonatal units in the UK: John Radcliffe Hospital (JRH), Oxford and St Peter's Hospital (SPH), Chertsey. Infants born between 28+0 and 36+6 weeks gestational age (GA) between May 2013 and June 2015 were included...
December 4, 2018: Neonatology
Tiara Boghanim, Marlène Murris, Tatiana Lamon, Anne Huynh, Julien Mazières, Charles-Hugo Marquette, Alain Didier
We report a case of thoracic air-leak syndrome, an extremely rare complication developed after an episode of organizing pneumonia due to graft-vs-host disease in a 19-year-old male. This unusual non-infectious pulmonary complication occurred 527 days after allogeneic HSCT and led to the patient's death within 1 month due to cardio-respiratory failure. Herein, we highlight chest-imaging aspects which are typical. Early detection by high-resolution chest CT could improve patient management.
October 29, 2018: Lung
Alessandro Ghiani, Matthias Hansen, Konstantinos Tsitouras, Claus Neurohr
Prolonged pulmonary air leak (PAL) is a common clinical problem, associated with significant morbidity and mortality. There are numerous reports of treatment of PAL using endobronchial valves (EBV) in respiratory stable patients, but only few reports on critically ill patients, and there is virtually no practical knowledge in the treatment of PAL in mechanically ventilated patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), treated with veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vvECMO). We describe a case where EBV placement was performed in a patient with ARDS and PAL, treated with mechanical ventilation and vvECMO...
2018: Case Reports in Critical Care
Christophe Milési, Anne-Florence Pierre, Anna Deho, Robin Pouyau, Jean-Michel Liet, Camille Guillot, Anne-Sophie Guilbert, Jérôme Rambaud, Astrid Millet, Mickael Afanetti, Julie Guichoux, Mathieu Genuini, Thierry Mansir, Jean Bergounioux, Fabrice Michel, Marie-Odile Marcoux, Julien Baleine, Sabine Durand, Philippe Durand, Stéphane Dauger, Etienne Javouhey, Stéphane Leteurtre, Olivier Brissaud, Sylvain Renolleau, Aurélie Portefaix, Aymeric Douillard, Gilles Cambonie
PURPOSE: High-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy is increasingly proposed as first-line respiratory support for infants with acute viral bronchiolitis (AVB). Most teams use 2 L/kg/min, but no study compared different flow rates in this setting. We hypothesized that 3 L/kg/min would be more efficient for the initial management of these patients. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed in 16 pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) to compare these two flow rates in infants up to 6 months old with moderate to severe AVB and treated with HFNC...
November 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
J Morin, K Simon, F Chadelaud, D Delarbre, A Druelle, J-E Blatteau
BACKGROUND: Capillary leak syndrome is a rare type of decompression sickness (DCS) that may be responsible for hypovolemic shock with edema. CLINICAL CASE: A 21-year-old amateur diver suffered from an inner ear DCS following air diving to 96msw. He presented subsequent deterioration with hypovolemia and facial edema secondary to capillary leak syndrome. DISCUSSION: In DCS, bubbles formation alters the wall of blood vessels and activates complex biochemical mechanisms inducing extravascular protein leakage...
October 17, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
David Megson, Saeed Hajimirzaee, Aidan Doyle, Frank Cannon, Jean-Christophe Balouet
The quality of aircraft cabin air has been an area of concern for several decades. Many investigations have linked the presence of organophosphates in air to Aerotoxic Syndrome with adverse symptoms reported by thousands of aircraft crew across the globe. Currently the source of organophosphates has been under debate, with studies pointing towards tricresylphosphates (TCP) in aircraft oil as the main source due to leaks in engine seals resulting in fumes entering the cabin. However, comparisons of oil and cabin samples have shown that the cabin samples contain a much higher proportion of ortho-substituted TCP than is commonly detected in oil...
January 2019: Chemosphere
Chiaki Toida, Takashi Muguruma, Katsutaka Hashiba, Masayasu Gakumazawa, Naoto Morimura
Case: Previous research has suggested that venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (vvECMO) is useful for patients refractory to conventional therapy. We report a pediatric case of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 infection with a good outcome following rapid initiation of vvECMO.This patient was a 13-year-old boy with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome due to influenza virus. Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome according to the Berlin definition, Murray score of 3.3, and severe air leak syndrome were found...
October 2018: Acute Medicine & Surgery
Zhu Wang, Jian-Wen Xiang, Wei-Wei Gao, Yong-Zhen Shen, Wen-Ji Zhou, Jia Chen, Fang Xu, Jie Yang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical efficacy of nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) and heated humidified high flow nasal cannula (HHHFNC) in the treatment of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) among very low birth weight (VLBW) preterm infants. METHODS: A total of 89 very low birth weight premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) who were randomly administered with NIPPV (n=46) and HHHFNC (n=43) as an initial respiratory support...
August 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
Mohini Yadav, Gauri Chauhan, A K Bhardwaj, P D Sharma
The clinical and etiological pattern of ventilated newborns, their outcome in relation to morbidity and mortality was studied with 50 ventilated newborns, including outborns. M:f ratio was 2.1:1. The most common gestational age 28-36 weeks (60%) and mostly were appropriate for gestational age (66%). Survival rate 40% (20/50) being directly proportional to the gestational age and intrauterine growth pattern ( P < 0.01). Babies by LSCS Lower Segment Cessarian Section survived more than born by normal vaginal delivery (46...
May 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Xing-Wang Zhu, Yuan Shi, Li-Ping Shi, Ling Liu, Jiang Xue, Rangasamy Ramanathan
BACKGROUND: Invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) is associated with the development of adverse pulmonary and non-pulmonary outcomes in very premature infants. Various modes of non-invasive respiratory support are increasingly being used to decrease the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The aim of this trial is to compare the effect of non-invasive high-frequency oscillatory ventilation (NHFOV) and nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) in preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) as a primary non-invasive ventilation support mode...
June 14, 2018: Trials
Carlijn M J Diederen, Frank van Bel, Floris Groenendaal
Complications of therapeutic hypothermia (HT) after perinatal asphyxia of a cohort of infants were compared with complications reported in the Cochrane review. The occurrence during moderate HT of bradycardia, arrhythmia, hypotension, use of inotropes, pulmonary hypertension requiring NO inhalation, air leak syndrome, elevated liver enzymes, necrotizing enterocolitis, sepsis, oliguria, thrombocytopenia, coagulopathy, and electrolyte disturbances was assessed in 168 infants with therapeutic HT following perinatal asphyxia and compared to the incidence of complications published previously in the Cochrane review...
May 7, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
Q Wang, Y W Fu, X C Liu, H Ai, B J Fang, X D Wei, Y P Song
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February 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
Emmanuel Marret, Raphael Cinotti, Laurence Berard, Vincent Piriou, Jacques Jobard, Benoit Barrucand, Dragos Radu, Samir Jaber, Francis Bonnet
BACKGROUND: Thoracic surgery for lung resection is associated with a high incidence of postoperative pulmonary complications. Controlled ventilation with a large tidal volume has been documented to be a risk factor for postoperative respiratory complications after major abdominal surgery, whereas the use of low tidal volumes and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has a protective effect. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of ventilation with low tidal volume and PEEP on major complications after thoracic surgery...
October 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Munmun Rawat, Sushma Nangia, Praveen Chandrasekharan, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Meconium-stained amniotic fluid (MSAF) during delivery is a marker of fetal stress. Neonates born through MSAF often need resuscitation and are at risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), air leaks, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and death. The neonatal resuscitation approach to MSAF has evolved over the last three decades. Previously, nonvigorous neonates soon after delivery were suctioned under the vocal cords with direct visualization technique using a meconium aspirator...
July 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
Antonio Di Mauro, Manuela Capozza, Sergio Cotugno, Silvio Tafuri, Francesco Paolo Bianchi, Federico Schettini, Raffaella Panza, Nicola Laforgia
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary disorders and respiratory failure represent one of the most common morbidities of preterm newborns admitted to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The use of nasal high-flow therapy (nHFT) has been more recently introduced into the NICUs as a non-invasive respiratory (NIV) support. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study to evaluate safety and effectiveness of nHFT as primary support for infants born < 29 weeks of gestation and/or VLBW presenting with mild Respiratory Distress Syndrome (RDS)...
December 28, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Claudia Aurilia, Cinzia Ricci, Milena Tana, Chiara Tirone, Alessandra Lio, Alessandro Gambacorta, Angela Paladini, Giovanni Vento
BACKGROUND: Despite an increased use of non-invasive ventilatory strategies and gentle ventilation, pneumothorax remains a common complication in preterm infants. The ventilator management of infants with air leaks remains challenging in terms of both prevention and treatment. Recently the safety and efficacy of expectant management avoiding chest tube drainage to treat large air leak in preterm infants hemodynamically stable has been reported. CASE PRESENTATION: In the present study, we report five cases of preterm infants with birth weight ≤ 1250 g affected by respiratory distress syndrome and treated with nasal continuous positive airway pressure as first intention...
December 22, 2017: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Deepak Sharma, Seyyed Ahmad Tabatabaii, Nazanin Farahbakhsh
Tracheal intubation (TI) is a commonly done procedure in neonatal intensive care unit and delivery room during resuscitation. The confirmation of endotracheal tube (ETT) position should be done quickly as tube malposition is associated with various serious adverse outcomes like hypoxemia, right upper lobe collapse, atelectasis, air leak syndromes and esophageal intubation. ETT position can be confirmed by various methods like clinical sign, chest radiography, capnography, external digital tracheal palpation, ultrasonography (USG), respiratory function monitor, video-laryngoscope and fiberoptic devices...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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