When compensation has been restored, the patient may be allow...
This is neuralgia in an ischiatic nerve, commonly the great i...
Length Of Bath
Although the temperature, in sthenic cases, should be a littl...
Our Relations With Others
EVERY one will admit that our relations to others sho...
(_Ague in the breast--Inflamed breast_.) This is a disease...
IT will be plainly seen that this training of the bod...
Fatty degeneration of the heart muscle may be caused by acute...
The Dissection Of The Oblique Or External And The Direct Or Internal Inguinal Herniae
The order in which the herniary bowel takes its investments f...
The Heart In Pneumonia
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Roentgenray Study In Foreign Body Cases
Roentgenography.--All cases of chest disease should have the ...
Continued coldness of the feet gives rise to many more serious...
REST, fresh air, exercise, and nourishment, enough of each in...
Treating With Electrolytic Currents
For decomposing and carrying off unnatural growths, as fistul...
Water In The Head
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Unsuccessful Bronchoscopy For Foreign Bodies
The limitations of bronchoscopic removal of foreign bodies ar...
Caffein can irritate the heart and cause irregularity and ta...
Generally the tongue will tell whether the stomach is ulcerate...
Decannulation After Cure Of Laryngeal Stenosis
In order to train the patient to breathe again through the la...
Stage 3 Passing Through The Thoracic Esophagus
The thoracic esophagus will be seen to expand during inspira...
Conclusive Remarks Obstacles
Before concluding my article, I shall attempt to remove a few...
Category: BRONCHOSCOPY IN DISEASES OF THE TRACHEA AND BRONCHI
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
This is chiefly observed in children.
The most frequently encountered form is the epidemic disease to which
the name Influenza has been given (q.v. supra). The only noticeable
difference between the epidemic and the sporadic cases is in the more
general susceptibility to the infective agent, which gives the
influenzal form an appearance of being more virulently infective.
Possibly the sporadic form is simply the attack of children not
immunized by a previous attack during an epidemic.
There is another form of edematous tracheobronchitis often of great
severity and grave prognosis, that results from the aspiration of
irritating liquids or vapors, or of certain organic substances such as
peanut kernels, watermelon seeds, etcetera. Tracheotomy should be done
if marked dyspnea be present. Secretions can then be easily removed
and medication in the form of oily solutions be instilled at will into
the trachea. In the Bronchoscopic Clinic many children have been kept
alive for days, and their lives finally saved by aspiration of thick,
tough, sometimes clotted and crusted secretions, with the aspirating
tube (Fig. 10). It is better in these cases not to pass the
bronchoscope repeatedly. If, however, evidences of obstruction remain,
after aspiration, it is necessary to see the nature of the obstruction
and relieve it by removal, dilatation, or bronchial intubation as the
case may require. It is all a matter of plumbing i.e., clearing out
the pipes, and maintaining a patulous airway.
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