The role of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions.

CONCLUSION: ENB is a minimally invasive procedure reaching acceptable sensitivity in the most difficult patients. ENB can be recommended for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary nodules when no other procedure is successful or possible. Its use as a first choice procedure is, for the moment, limited by the cost, but must be weighed against that of non-diagnostic procedures, and the cost of complications of trans-thoracic lung biopsies. PMID: 31522946 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research

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Conclusions: When performed under safe conditions and in an experienced center, cryobiopsy is a procedure with limited complications having a high diagnostic yield in fibrotic interstitial lung disease. PMID: 31546869 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
​Seventy-five percent of trauma injuries involve some kind of thoracic insult, a quarter of which need a procedural intervention like a chest tube. (Surg Clin North Am 2007;87[1]:95; http://bit.ly/2HaoX90.) Long-term illness, lung disease, and post-operative complications may cause pleural effusions or a pneumothorax, so treating these conditions quickly can significantly decrease patient morbidity and mortality. Other indications for chest tube placement include:Trauma: Pneumothorax, hemopneumothorax, or tension pneumothoraxLong-term illness: Pleural effusion (cancer, pneumonia)Infection: Empyema, purulent pleuriti...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Abstract A person presented with multiple gunshot injury. Chest x-ray &CT whole body trauma protocol was done which showed multiples pellets of bullet in abdomen and one bullet in elbow according to entry wound. There was an entry wound without any bullet in left maxillofacial region however there was no exit wound. A bullet was noticed in tracheobronchial tree. There was no pneumothorax any signs of chest trauma or any pneumomediastinum. It is assumed that the bullet first hit the left cheek (maxilla) and lost its momentum. As the patient lost consciousness and had a fall leading to inhalation (aspiration) of...
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Respir Med Case Rep Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): Ashish K. Prakash, Anand Jaiswal, Ankit Aggarwal, B. Datta, Sangeeta Khanna, K.K. Handa, Yatin MehtaAbstractA person presented with multiple gunshot injury. Chest x-ray &CT whole body trauma protocol was done which showed multiples pellets of bullet in abdomen and one bullet in elbow according to entry wound. There was an entry wound without any bullet in left maxillofacial region however there was no exit wound. A bullet was noticed in tracheobronchial tree. There was no pneumothorax any signs of chest trauma or any p...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: This position statement is an attempt to provide practical recommendations for the performance of BLC in DPLDs.
Source: Lung India - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
A 71-yr-old female with a complicated medical history, most notable for laryngeal stenosis, was transferred from an outside hospital after an emergent cricothyroidotomy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Upon her arrival to our hospital, a chest tube was inserted for suspected tension pneumothorax in the setting of hemodynamic instability. Chest x-ray film demonstrated free air under right hemidiaphragm (red arrow in left panel). Follow-up axial and coronal cuts of computed tomography of the chest and abdomen revealed moderate-sized pneumoperitoneum (red arrows in right panel) without any obvious abdominal visceral inju...
Source: Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Use of r-EBUS allows to receive biopsy directly from the target PPLs in patients with smear negative TB that is important for early treatment and avoiding of false therapy
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Tuberculosis Source Type: research
Conclusion: Cryobiopsy is a safe practice with a good diagnostic yield that allows to reduce the surgical trauma compared to the SLB. However, the SLB guarantees more accurate diagnostic results, therefore it may be reserved for selected cases.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research
Conclusion: TBLC for DPLD is a safe procedure with high diagnostic yield.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Image-guided cryobiopsy is safe with good diagnostic accuracy but low sensitivity in peripheral lung lesions.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research
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