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Video Laryngoscopy

This week, Eric Shappell from University of Chicago brings you this great clip on Video Laryngoscopy from his airway series!    
emin5.com
over 6 years ago
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Post tonsillectomy hemorrhage

Tonsillectomy is one of the most common procedures performed in children. Post op hemorrhage is either primary (within 24 hours) or secondary/delayed ≥24 hours. Primary hemorrhage is more rare and is seen in 0.2-2% of cases. Secondary hemorrhage is a bit more common, especially in the Emergency Department as kids have been home for several days. rates vary, but estimates settle around 3%. It most commonly occurs between 5-10 days post-op, with the median 6th POD. The cause is separation of the eschar – which may be precipitated by dehydration, vomiting or rarely infection. Most stop on their own, but rarely they can lead to calamitous bleeding and airway compromise – so it is obviously a good idea to take them seriously.  
pemcincinnati.com
over 6 years ago
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Capsaicin for non-allergic rhinitis | Cochrane

Is capsaicin applied into the nose (intranasal) effective in the management of non-allergic rhinitis compared with no therapy, placebo or other topical or systemic medications?  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Antibiotics for preventing recurrent sore throat | Cochrane

Recurrent sore throat is an inflammation of the throat occurring three or more times per year. Sore throat has many causes, including bacteria, viruses, fungi (uncommonly) and non-infective causes. It causes throat pain, redness, swelling, swollen lymph nodes and symptoms of other accompanying respiratory infections. Antibiotics are sometimes used to prevent recurrent sore throat on the basis that sore throats can be caused by bacteria. However, frequent use of antibiotics has been linked to the development of antibiotic resistance. We looked for studies (randomised controlled trials) that investigated the effectiveness of antibiotics for preventing recurrent sore throat in adults and children.  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Lidocaine for prevention of a sore throat following an operation under general anaesthetic | Cochrane

We reviewed the evidence of the effect of lidocaine for preventing a sore throat in people following an operation under general anaesthetic. (General anaesthetics are medicines used to send people asleep. They can be given via an intravenous line (IV) into the person's veins, via a mask, or via an endotracheal tube placed through the mouth past the larynx (voicebox) into the trachea. In this review the anaesthetic was given via an endotracheal tube.)  
cochrane.org
over 6 years ago
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Impact of Video Laryngoscopy on Advanced Airway Management by Critical Care Transport Paramedics and Nurses Using the CMAC Pocket Monitor

There have been mixed results with studies of videolaryngoscopes in prehospital and retrieval medicine. This is a positive one! And open access too! Impact of Video Laryngoscopy on Advanced Airway Management by Critical Care Transport Paramedics and Nurses Using the CMAC Pocket Monitor  
prehospitalmed.com
over 6 years ago
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Asymmetric hearing loss and tinnitus

A 56 year old man was referred by his general practitioner with a 10 year history of progressive hearing loss and tinnitus, mainly in his right ear. He did not describe otalgia or dizziness. After thinking about it more carefully, however, he admitted that he occasionally felt slightly unsteady but had attributed this to tiredness. His medical history was otherwise unremarkable, and there was no family history of deafness.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 163

The following lateral neck x-ray is from a 40 year old with fever, sore throat and difficulty swallowing. What can be seen?  
emergucate.com
over 6 years ago
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Hospital staff caring for tracheotomy patients need better training, enquiry finds

Patients who have undergone a tracheotomy are often cared for on general wards by staff who have not been trained in their needs or in how to deal with common emergencies, says a report issued by the UK National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Strategies for dealing with loss of hearing in adulthood

I greatly enjoyed Ibrahim’s account of hearing loss and cochlear implantation.1 While I suspect that a formal study along the lines of “The epidemiology of cochlear implantation in epidemiologists” would ultimately founder under sample size considerations, I find it interesting to consider one aspect where our preimplantation experience diverged.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 6 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 163 Answer

The lateral neck x-ray has two findings. The epiglottis appears enlarged with a positive thumbprint sign. There also appears to be a widened prevertebral soft tissue space anterior to C3-C4. The prevertebral space measures 11 mm in front of C3 and 14 mm in front of C4. Is it epiglottitis or is it a retropharyngeal abscess?  
emergucate.com
over 6 years ago
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Dr. Andrew Coughlin, Otolaryngology

Get to know Dr. Andrew Coughlin, otolaryngology. For more about Dr. Coughlin: http://doctors.nebraskamed.com/doctors/andrew-coughlin  
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over 6 years ago
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Hay fever 'bar to university places' - BBC News

The impact of hay-fever at exam time could be harmful enough to mean that some students might miss out on a university place, say researchers.  
bbc.co.uk
over 6 years ago
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MouthLab: A Tricorder for Rapid Medical Assessments |

At Johns Hopkins University a team of clinicians headed by Gene Fridman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of otolaryngology–head  
medgadget.com
over 6 years ago
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Surgical Approaches for Resection of Acoustic Neuromas

The internal auditory canal can be accessed through different surgical approaches based on different trajectories. This article describes the progressive widening of the posterior trajectory that begins with progressive drilling of the petrous bone (the retrosigmoid approach).  
thebarrow.org
over 6 years ago