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Paucis Verbis card: Angioedema by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Fri 26 Mar 2010 12:00am Recently, a patient presented with angioedema after starting taking an ACE-inhibitor. There was upper lip swelling, similar appearing to the case above. He also experience a hoarse voice. Before the advent of fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy, it was assumed that there may be laryngeal edema. Fortunately, using technology, we were able to visualize ... Read on »
records check by Joan H. Patient Expert Posted Fri 11 Jan 2008 12:00am Yesterday I saw my ENT, today I saw my endo. Between those two appointments and a recorded message, I have a whole bunch of tests results, because my ENT had all my test results from my g/e doc, and kindly gave me copies. So, here's the rundown, chronologically. November 20: Gastric Emptying Study. This is where I had to e ... Read on »
Cricoarytenoid Arthritis: Uncommon Complication of RA by awesome Healthy Living Professional Posted Mon 17 Jan 2011 5:46pm Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory disease that causes the body’s immune system to go into overdrive, attacking the synovial lining of the joints. The result is inflammation and swelling of the joints and ultimately damage to the tissue and cartilage. An uncommon, but well known complication of RA is cricoarytenoid arthritis ... Read on »
Intubation and the professional singer by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm WA Kofke’s patient presents for complex back surgery.   The patient will be prone for many hours.   She also has asthma.   Vocal cord injury related to anesthetic management could derail her singing career.   What can be done to minimize the risk vocal cord injury during general anesthesia?   What symptoms require immediate post operative inter ... Read on »
Cincinnati 2012 - Day 3 Tripple Scope by Susan Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 May 2012 7:56pm Well, unfortunately my gut was right. We got a lot of information and none of it is encouraging for getting the trach out in the future. Still this medical team's approach is thorough and I feel our trip was worthwhile. In the end I think we will have a better idea than ever of what is going on. They will discuss her case again next week and forw ... Read on »
"BIG" Appointments by Susan Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Jul 2009 6:38pm No surprise. The otolaryngologist who in March wanted to wait 3 more months to see if there was any more improvement before going forward with surgery completely changed his tune. I don't know if he forgot that he said "the ball was in his court" to figure out a plan or what happened. Truly I'm stunned by what was revealed today. Essentially t ... Read on »
Tonsillectomy Update? by Susan Patient Expert Posted Mon 08 Feb 2010 2:44pm Can you call it a tonsillectomy update when no tonsillectomy took place? Well, there is much to report. 1) Tonsils -Apparently her tonsils are now so small that he wouldn't remove them. He says he has only been in this situation a handful of times. The good: no painful recovery. The bad: there will be no improvement in her swallow or ... Read on »
Trick of the Trade: Difficult intubation -- making lemonade out of lemons by Michelle Lin Medical Doctor Posted Tue 31 Jan 2012 12:00am (Image from http://xela145.deviantart.com) In many cases of massive GI bleeding, airway control is essential. During endotracheal intubation, suction sometimes just isn't adequate enough to allow to get a good view of the vocal cords. The pool of blood keeps re-accumulating faster than you can suction. You think you see an arytenoid, p ... Read on »
Advocating Airway Education by Adam THOMPSON Posted Thu 29 Jul 2010 4:13pm In the popular and acclaimed JEMS article Experts Debate Paramedic Intubation , there were a few key points made that I would like to elaborate on, as well as provide some of my own insight from the research I have come across. Key Point 1 Endotracheal Intubation has been best performed by those who maintain experience and those whom ut ... Read on »
A Visit With the ENT and CPAP Update by Susan Patient Expert Posted Fri 29 Oct 2010 11:00am We've been talking to Ainsley's otolaryngologist (ENT) on the phone every few months. Mostly because he's impossible to get an appointment with so if I have a question I call. Plus when we last saw him in March he told us to come back when she was ready to cap during sleep which she really hasn't been. Toward the end of summer, during one of thes ... Read on »

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