See Alcohol; Narcotics. ...
Angioneurotic edema involving the esophagus, may produce int...
This affection, though it somewhat resembles a common boil, a...
See Dropsy. ...
Differential Diagnosis Of Laryngeal Growths In The Larynx Of Adults
Determination of the nature of the lesion in these cases usu...
Auricular Fibrillation Diagnosis
If the pulse is intermittent and there is apparently a heart ...
Foreign Bodies In The Larynx
Laryngeally lodged foreign bodies produce a wheezing respirat...
Breath And The Skin
The organs of breathing remove much waste from the system, but...
See Consumption. ...
For slight bruises, such as children frequently get by falling...
The Sitz-bath May Be Taken In A Small Wash-tub If There Is No
proper sitz-bath-tub at hand. It should be large enough to allo...
The Contagion Of Scarlatina Very Active
The _contagion_ of scarlatina is very active, and adheres for...
Our Wonderful Coat
What the Skin Is. The skin is the most wonderful and one of t...
Action Of The Pack And Bath Rationale
The action of the wet-sheet pack is thus easily accounted for...
Methods Of Treatment
Irritating applications probably provoke recurrences, becaus...
The Anti-gastric Method
consisting in the free use of emetics or purgatives, has been...
Polarization Of The Circuit
I have said, in effect, a little above, that, while the curre...
They ware in their foreheads scrowles of parchment, wher...
Is a most valuable aid to health, acting as a physical and men...
Compression Stenosis Of The Esophagus
The esophagus may be narrowed by the pressure of any periesop...
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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