PETA: Cincinnati Children ’s agrees to halt use of live cats to train doctors

Cincinnati Children ’s Hospital executives ordered that live cats no longer be used to teach human bronchoscopy and intubation techniques to doctors from around the world, apparently following a complaint from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Physicians who teach a pediatric flexible bronchoscopy post-gr aduate course will no longer use animals, according to a Feb. 8 letter sent to PETA by Dr. Margaret Hostetter, chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Cincinnati’s largest hospital. Hostetter…
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CONCLUSIONS: Pulmonologist-performed EUS-B-FNA is safe and accurate for evaluating mediastinal and parenchymal lung lesions and lymphadenopathy. Diagnostic accuracy is high. EUS-B-FNA may allow access to sites not amenable to other forms of bronchoscopic sampling, or may increase diagnostic accuracy in patients where anatomic position predicts a low diagnostic yield. PMID: 31713362 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: The Israel Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Isr Med Assoc J Source Type: research
This study investigated the feasibility and efficacy of continuous noninvasive ventilation (NIV) support with 100% oxygen using a specially designed face mask, for reducing desaturation during fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB)-guided intubation in critically ill patients with respiratory failure.Materials and methodsThis was a single-center prospective randomized study. All patients undergoing FOB-guided nasal tracheal intubation were randomized to bag-valve-mask ventilation or NIV for preoxygenation followed by intubation. The NIV group were intubated through a sealed hole in a specially designed face mask during continuous N...
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Talha Mahmud, Muhammad Saqib, Zanobia Nasim Butt, Saira FatimaAbstractA 62-year-old man, suffering from bronchial asthma was evaluated due to intractable cough. His dyspnea was controlled but cough remained unresponsive to escalation of asthma management steps. Cough occurred in bouts especially during night time and was occasionally productive of mucoid sputum. Other than bilateral rhonchi on chest auscultation, remaining systemic examination was unremarkable. CT chest showed a mass lesion in the bronchus intermedius tha...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage can be part of the clinical and diagnostic workup of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury patients.
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) Lung Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Outbreaks Flavorings-Related Lung Disease Source Type: news
Flexible bronchoscopy enables visualization of the respiratory airway mucosa from the oropharynx to third generation branching of the tracheobronchial tree. Bronchoscopic diagnoses vary from one locality to th...
Source: BMC Pulmonary Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
A 40-year-old man was treated with tonsillectomy and underwent early surgical exploration because of bleeding. Postoperative bleeding complications were treated with bronchoscopy. In addition to obesity, normal thyroid function, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and current tobacco abuse with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, biochemistry revealed severe hypercholesterolemia (total cholesterol 572 mg/dL) and hypertriglyceridemia (1,220 mg/dL). During the postoperative period, low doses of propofol (up to 2 mg/kg/h for 10 hours), along with remifentanil (up to 0.0016 mg/kg/h for 20 hours), midazolam, and tramadol, were neede...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
ConclusionIn immunosuppressed patients, FB and BAL should be evaluated early for clarifying the causative agents. Then, appropriate treatments can be utilized and the side effects and high cost of unnecessary treatment may be mitigated.
Source: The Clinical Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
We report a 68-year-old woman with a longstanding history of chronic plaque psoriasis, treated with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor, adalimumab. After 8 years of treatment, she developed a gradual-onset, non-productive cough with associated generalized fatigue and mild dyspnea. Radiological investigations demonstrated ground-glass opacities in the left lower lobe and bronchoscopy revealed a fibroinflammatory process consistent with organizing pneumonia. Her biologic treatment was ceased and corticosteroid treatment commenced, with resolution of both her symptoms and the radiological findings. Given the increasing...
Source: Dermatology Online Journal - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
ConclusionIn patients with CRF it’s difficult to diagnose parathyroid carcinoma, because its presentation mimics the most common secondary hyperparathyroidism; the concomitant presence of metastases should lead us to suspect malignant parathyroid lesions.Surgery is the only effective therapy and therefore should be always performed.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
A female neonate was born with stridor and respiratory distress, which required intubation. Laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy revealed a large laryngeal mass that was soft and fluctuant on palpation. What is your diagnosis?
Source: JAMA Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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