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Tracheostomy Speaking Valve
When using speaking valve with new longer trach, child dropped sats to 70 and coughing. Removal of valve sats recovered. How long/ what sat dips ok PMV?
See your ENT: This is not the type of question that can be answered on a forum such as this. Too many serious issues. This requires a thorough ENT examination including tracheoscopy and laryngoscopy. In the meantime if you child is desaturating while using the pmv - do not use it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A valve is a structure that regulates the direction of flow. The heart is a special kind of pump. It moves blood by squeezing and relaxing. There are 4 chambers and each chamber has a valve. This keeps blood from moving backwards when the heart squeezes. When a chamber squeezes it lets the blood move forward but when the chamber is relaxed it prevents the blood from ...Read more
Tough one: This is difficult as you need to be partnered with someone who can see past your trach and into your heart. If medically allowable, try wearing a cap or valve that will allow you to speak and avoid air exiting your trach. The most important thing to do is to not make a big deal out of it, yourself, and talk with you partner openly about his/her concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a tracheostomy due to damage to my trachea that cannot be repaired because of my keloid scarring?
Kenalog injection: Hard to determine a solution. If scarring is due to trauma, prolonged intubation, or what we call idiopathic, different options are available. Do you have a speaking valve? How old are you? Also determine treatment. Kenalog injections in scar is one alternative. Laser resection with trap door flaps is another. Balloon dilatation is another. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can u cough&talk with a tracheostomy tube in ur throat my dad might be getting it done has the tube currently in his mouth he is 75 with heart problem
Depends on airway: If securing the airway is difficult, due to mass or severe airway alteration, then it can be quite dangerous and need to be done emergently or without general anesthesia. If already intubated or with straightforward anatomy, shouldn't be a problem. Surgical risks include bleeding, infection, damage to neck structures. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Check with your MD: You mean chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ? . In general people who had surgery for cancer of Larynx travel freely like any one , in your case due your lung condition your doctor may not allow you with out additional medical help ( air ambulance ) Speak to your doctor before you undertake air travel . ...Read more
Big: Tracheostomy is opening made through neck into trachea through which patient can breathe ... Laryngectomy is removal of the larynx (or voice box) ... All patients with laryngectomy will get permanent tracheostomy ... But can get temporary tracheostomy without laryngectomy ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can tracheal stenosis can be fixed? My mother had tracheostomy before and after it was removed and healed she developed tracheal stenosis...Now she got another trach ... Is it possible to to do anything to fix it?
Possibly: Tracheal stenosis is an unfortunate potential complication from a life saving tracheostomy. Stenosis can often be treated. This may involve dilation, revision tracheostomy with subsequent t-tube placement and/or resection of narrowed segment. Tracheal surgery should be performed by board certified thoracic surgeon or otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many: The tracheostomy can have many problems, they can fall out, have granulumos, get infected, erode the airway cartilage, etc. But, if cared for appropriately by the patient and placed appropriately by the surgeon, they are very easy to handle. If one needs one they shouldnt let the potential problems dissuade them. They are live saving. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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