The distance between the carina and the distal margin of the right upper lobe orifice measured by computerised tomography as a guide to right-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube use
Anaesthesia, May 10, 2013
Kim JH et al. - The authors hypothesis was that the incidence of malposition of a right-sided double-lumen endobronchial tube and right upper lobe collapse may increase when the distance between the carina and the distal margin of the right upper lobe orifice is less than 23mm, measured from a computerised tomography scan. They recommend that the distance between the carina and the distal margin of the right upper lobe bronchus should be routinely measured on the ...
A comparison of the Cook single lumen immature ovum IVM needle to the Steiner-Tan pseudo double lumen flushing needle for oocyte retrieval for IVM
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, May 8, 2013
Rose BI et al. - This study compared the impact of using the Steiner-Tan pseudo double lumen needle for antral follicle oocyte retrieval to using a conventional non-flushing needle. The primary benefit of the Steiner-Tan needle was on the embryological aspects of IVM. Decreased blood and blood clots in the aspirates made an IVM retrieval more like conventional IVF for the embryologist. The patient also experienced less tissue trauma without increasing anesthesia or ...
Treatment of Acute Silicoproteinosis by Whole-Lung Lavage
Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, May 2, 2013
Stafford M et al. - The authors describe a patient with biopsy-confirmed acute silicoproteinosis whose course was complicated by acute hypoxemic respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Without clinical improvement despite antibiotic and steroid treatment, the patient was scheduled for whole-lung lavage under general anesthesia. Anesthetic challenges included double-lumen tube placement and single-lung ventilation in a hypoxic patient, facilitating ...