tracheal intubation


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tra·che·al in·tu·ba·tion

passage of a tube through the nose, mouth, or a tracheotomy into the trachea for maintenance of patency of the airway.

tracheal intubation

tra·che·al in·tu·ba·tion

(trākē-ăl intū-bāshŭn)
Passage of a tube through nose, mouth, or tracheotomy to maintain a patent airway.

tracheal

pertaining to or emanating from trachea.

tracheal aspiration
see transtracheal aspiration.
tracheal band sign
on contrast radiography of a dilated esophagus, the impression made ventrally by the trachea.
tracheal collapse, collapsing trachea
a disorder of the tracheal membrane (trachealis muscle) or tracheal rings that results in a functional tracheal stenosis. Affected dogs, usually of miniature or toy breeds, have a cough and reduced exercise intolerance. See also goose honk cough.
tracheal compression
pressure on the trachea sufficient to cause displacement and reduction in caliber, usually inside the thorax; most readily detected radiographically.
tracheal cough
a nonproductive, or only slightly productive, resonant cough, often occurring in paroxysms and easily elicited by pressure on the cervical trachea. Typically associated with tracheitis.
tracheal duct
paired lymphatic ducts running down the side of the trachea, commencing at the retropharyngeal lymph nodes, receiving tributaries from other nodes of the head and neck and terminating in either the thoracic duct or the jugular or other vein at the entrance to the chest.
tracheal hypoplasia
a congenital defect in brachycephalic dogs in which the tracheal lumen is greatly reduced in size. Bronchopneumonia commonly occurs.
tracheal inflammation
tracheal intubation
refers usually to the passage of an endotracheal tube for the purposes of anesthesia, resuscitation or external control of respiration for any other reason. See also tracheal tube (below).
tracheal lavage, tracheal wash
introduction of a tracheal catheter via a cutaneous incision between two tracheal rings, passage of the catheter to the bronchi, introduction of normal saline, aspiration of the saline, retrieval of the catheter.
tracheal percussion
a sharp percussion stroke on the trachea creates a sound which can be auscultated over the lung area.
tracheal rupture
due usually to blunt trauma; there is escape of air into surrounding tissues which results in subcutaneous and mediastinal emphysema.
tracheal stenosis
may be congenital or acquired, resulting from trauma or surgical procedures on the trachea. Causes respiratory distress, coughing, and secondary infections of the upper respiratory tract.
tracheal transection
occurs as a result of trauma, in cats particularly from hyperextension of the head and neck, causing dyspnea.
tracheal tube
a metal tube used in horses that have a long-term obstruction of the upper respiratory system. Different to a tracheotomy tube it is a flattened tube fixed to a broad flange with suture holes at its edge and a bend of 90° at 0.5 inch from the flange. See also endotracheal tube.
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Blood flow in the rabbit tracheal mucosa under normal conditions and under the influence of tracheal intubation.
1-7) For the initial tracheal intubation of a child with a difficult airway, the AEC has been used in combination with flexible fiberoptic endoscopy via a laryngeal mask airway.
Bougie-assisted blind digital tracheal intubation may be a viable rescue intubation technique in "can mask-ventilate" patients with difficult laryngoscopy secondary to blood, vomitus, abnormal anatomy, or equipment problems.
In spite of comfortable means and access to medically advanced Paris, Seurat chose to go to his mother's house and die there instead of going to a hospital, where tracheotomy or tracheal intubation might have saved him from asphyxiation.
The typical practice of tracheal intubation, a procedure to open the respiratory pathway in instances of blockage, constriction, or to assist in certain anesthesia delivery needs, requires the use of force to separate the upper portion of the palate and the base of the tongue to place the laryngoscope and insert a tube.
Key Words: caesarean section, awake tracheal intubation, Airway Scope[TM]
Attentuation of the pressor response to tracheal intubation by magnesium sulphate with and without alfentanil in hypertensive proteinuric patients undergoing caesarean section.
I would suggest that in this case when the airway was first lost and the patient "appeared to be splinting his chest", an appropriate dose of suxamethonium would have either resolved the issue or at least provided adequate relaxation for rescue with a laryngeal mask airway or attempted tracheal intubation (5).
Difficult tracheal intubation secondary to a tracheal diverticulum and a 90 degree deviation in the trachea.
The twin potential consequences of failed tracheal intubation are the onset of hypoxia and emergence of the patient from the anaesthetic.
Difficult tracheal intubation using direct laryngoscopy may occur ubiquitously across the spectrum of health care (1-8) and is reported to occur with an incidence of approximately 6% in anesthesiology (9); nonetheless, most tracheal intubations can be performed using direct laryngoscopy.
8,9) Our case illustrates the occurrence of two rare complications with lethal potential in the setting of long-term tracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.