Indications, Clinical Utility, and Safety of Bronchoscopy in COVID-19

CONCLUSIONS: Bronchoscopy in patients with COVID-19 results in a significant change in patient management. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be low with consistent use of appropriate personal protective equipment by health-care workers. Therefore, bronchoscopic evaluation should be considered for all diagnostic and therapeutic indications in this patient population.PMID:34848547 | DOI:10.4187/respcare.09405
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: Bronchoscopy in patients with COVID-19 results in a significant change in patient management. Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 seems to be low with consistent use of appropriate personal protective equipment by health-care workers. Therefore, bronchoscopic evaluation should be considered for all diagnostic and therapeutic indications in this patient population.PMID:34848547 | DOI:10.4187/respcare.09405
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusions: This study has evaluated histologically patients with suspected DILD after COVID-19 and confirm it in 66% of them. Modification of the usual TBC technique using single-use FB and cryoprobe is safe and provides a high diagnostic yield.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Interventional pulmonology Source Type: research
Wien Klin Wochenschr. 2021 Apr 16:1-4. doi: 10.1007/s00508-021-01852-9. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe potential mid-term and long-term consequences after severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infections are as yet unknown. This is the first report of bronchoscopically verified organizing pneumonia as a complication of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid19). It caused persisting dyspnea, impaired pulmonary function, and radiological abnormalities over 5 weeks after onset of symptoms. While organizing pneumonia frequently requires treatment with systemic corticosteroids, in this case it resolved sponta...
Source: Wiener Klinische Wochenschrift - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 2021 Mar 2;91(2). doi: 10.4081/monaldi.2021.1744.ABSTRACTSevere Acute Respiratory Syndrome due to Coronavirus-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is caused by combined alveolar-capillary lung damage, with bilateral pneumonia and thrombosis, which often causes respiratory failure. Proper COVID-19 management requires high skills in airway control and the need to perform aerosol-generating procedures such as bronchoscopy, which can increase the possibility of virus spreading among healthcare professionals. In an epidemiologically delicate moment, the multidisciplinary decision on "WHEN, HOW and WHY" to perform b...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
We report a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) triggered by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID ‐19) infection. This case suggests the importance of considering the complications of AEP when treating patients with COVID‐19 infection. AbstractWe report a case of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) triggered by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID ‐19) infection. A 77‐year‐old man experienced left‐sided chest pain and shortness of breath. Reverse transcription‐polymerase chain reaction (RT‐PCR) for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus‐2 (SARS‐CoV‐2) revealed a positive result, and he was treated ...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and the related disease (coronavirus disease 2019; COVID-19) has been notified throughout Italy since February 2020. Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rate increased following the high incidence of pneumonia-related respiratory failure [1].
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: Research letters Source Type: research
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