Pleuroscopy Using Dexmedetomidine in a High-risk Patient
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to The Editor Source Type: research

Use of Smartphone Flashlight in Bronchoscopy and Thoracoscopy
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to The Editor Source Type: research

High-riding Superior Pericardial Recess: A Key Pitfall in Misinterpretation During CT Evaluation of the Mediastinum
We describe 2 cases of a high-riding superior aortic recess extending into right paratracheal lymph node station mimicking paratracheal lymphadenopathy. We review the anatomy and imaging characteristics of pericardial recesses with emphasis on differentiating these findings from mediastinal lymphadenopathy. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Prospective Experience of High-flow Nasal Oxygen During Bronchoscopy in 182 Patients: A Feasibility Study
Background: High-flow nasal oxygen (HFNO) has recently gained popularity during administration of anesthesia in a variety of circumstances, including apneic oxygenation. Fully qualified anesthesiologists provide sedation for our outpatient bronchoscopy service. We adopted this therapy to assess its efficacy providing optimal conditions (using a variety of sedation regimens) for patient and bronchoscopist. Methods: We aimed to conduct a prospective feasibility evaluation. We collected data from all patients undergoing outpatient bronchoscopy or endobronchial ultrasound with anesthesiologist administered sedation over 2...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Endobronchial Kaposi Sarcoma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Images in Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

Learning Electromagnetic Navigational Bronchoscopy and Percutaneous Transthoracic Needle Biopsy (LEAP): A Pilot Study
Conclusion: Learning EMN bronchoscopy/PTTNA is feasible using a structured simulation course with an assessment tool. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Photodynamic Therapy for Bronchial Microscopic Residual Disease After Resection in Lung Cancer
Conclusion: Bronchoscopic PDT is safe and effective in selected group of patients with non–small cell lung cancer who have MRD along the stump site. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Peripheral Lung Nodule Diagnosis and Fiducial Marker Placement Using a Novel Tip-Tracked Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy System
Conclusion: This novel tip-tracked EMN system incorporating both ENB and EMTTNA can guide biopsy and FM placement with a high degree of success and with a low complication rate. Multicentered prospective trials are required to develop algorithmic approaches to combine ENB and EMTTNA into a single procedure. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Safety of Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy in Patients With COPD: Results From the NAVIGATE Study
Conclusion: In this analysis, complication rates following ENB procedures were not increased in patients with COPD or poor pulmonary function. Because pneumothorax risk is not elevated, ENB may be the preferred method to biopsy peripheral lung lesions in patients with COPD and/or poor pulmonary function testing. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Are Transbronchial Cryobiopsies Ready for Prime Time?: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Conclusion: Our meta-analysis shows that cryobiopsies have a good diagnostic yield but a significant risk for complications. Cryobiopsy outcomes vary markedly among different centers. Further research is needed to standardize the procedure and improve its safety profile. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy in the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Disease: A Retrospective Single-center Experience
Conclusion: We provided a detailed description of our TLBC technique and highlighted areas of similarity and differences among comparative studies and attest that TBLC is a safe alternative to SLB in the diagnosis of ILD. Our data also indicated the tendency for moderate-to-severe bleeding occurred more in the endoscopy suite. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Effect of Routine Clopidogrel Use on Bleeding Complications After Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Fine Needle Aspiration
Conclusion: We suggest that EBUS-TBNA, using 22 and 21-G needles, is safe with high yields in patients with mediastinal/hilar adenopathy, actively taking clopidogrel and aspirin, and are at high risk for thrombotic complications if the medication is discontinued. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Applications of Noninferiority Trials in Interventional Pulmonology
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Perspective Source Type: research

The Cold Truth About Cryobiopsy Readiness
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

EBUS-TBNA on Patients Receiving Antiplatelet Therapy: Are We Throwing Caution to the Wind?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - December 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Pulmonary Sclerosing Pneumocytoma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Successful Treatment of Recurrent Inflammatory Pseudotumor With High-dose Prednisone
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Bronchial Thermoplasty in an Elderly Severely Asthmatic Patient With Obstructive Sleep Apnea
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Endobronchial Foreign Body Removal Using a Coronary Artery Balloon Catheter
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

The Utility of Linear Endobronchial Ultrasound for the Incidental Finding of Dieulafoy Disease of the Bronchus
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Reversed Halo Sign on Radial EBUS Imaging
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Pneumothorax After a Bronchoalveolar Lavage
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Three-dimensional (3D) Printed Model to Plan the Endoscopic Treatment of Upper Airway Stenosis
Conclusion: Our 3D airway model in the management of airway stenosis is useful for procedural planning, rehearsal, and education. The fidelity level of the 3D model remains the main concern for its wider use in patient care. Thus, our impressions should be confirmed by future prospective studies. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Initial Clinical Experience With a Flexible Peripheral 21-G Needle Device
Conclusion: Our initial experience with a novel peripheral TBNA device appears safe and effective, and may offer technical advantages over other available devices. Additional studies will be required to confirm the role of this device in the approach to bronchoscopic sampling of parenchymal lung nodules. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Brief Reports Source Type: research

Nasogastric Tube Syndrome: A Diagnostic Dilemma
Conclusion: Nasogastric tube syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition and has to be considered as a possibility in immune-compromised patients who present with voice change and stridor after nasogastric tube insertion. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Chylothorax From Gorham-Stout Disease
We report a case of chylothorax associated with multiple lytic bony lesions, finally diagnosed as a case of Gorham-Stout disease. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Endobronchial Myxoma: An Uncommon Entity
A 31-year-old woman presented with progressive breathlessness since 1 year. Flexible bronchoscopy revealed a vascular tumor completely occluding the right main bronchus. A diagnosis of primary endobronchial myxoma was made. Tumor debulking was performed using rigid bronchoscopy. This enabled right lower lobectomy. A literature search yielded 12 cases of primary pulmonary myxoma, and only 2 previous reports of endobronchial myxoma. Most tumors were incidentally detected and were cured surgically. Endobronchial myxomas are rare and are usually asymptomatic. Treatment involves surgical excision. Rigid bronchoscopy serves as a...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Malignant Multiple Myeloma of the Pleura
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Images in Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

Primary Tracheal Carcinoma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Images in Interventional Pulmonology Source Type: research

Bronchoscopic Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: An Experimental Study in Normal Porcine Lung Parenchyma
Conclusion: Bronchoscopic laser interstitial thermal therapy can achieve relatively large areas of ablation of normal lung parenchyma with a low rate of periprocedural complications. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Air-splinting Maneuver During Flexible Bronchoscopy: A Cross-sectional Study
Conclusion: Magazine’s maneuver opens up the obstruction at the nasopharynx-oropharynx junction, whereas mouth and nose breathing mostly fails to do so. Adding head-tilt chin-lift to either of the 2 breathing techniques does not provide any additional benefit. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

The Direct Oblique Method: A New Gold Standard for Bronchoscopic Navigation That is Superior to Automatic Methods
Background: The purpose of this study was to identify bronchi on computed tomographic (CT) images, manual analysis is more accurate than automatic methods. Nonetheless, manual bronchoscopic navigation is not preferred as it involves mentally reconstructing a route to a bronchial target by interpreting 2-dimensional CT images. Here, we established the direct oblique method (DOM), a form of manual bronchoscopic navigation that does not necessitate mental reconstruction, and compared it with automatic virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN). Methods: Routes were calculated to 47 identical targets using 2 automatic VBNs (L...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

The Safety and Utility of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy in the Very Elderly
Background: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is a common modality for diagnostic sampling within the thorax. It is utilized often in the elderly population, but there is limited data on the safety and utility of the procedure in the very elderly. Methods: FBs performed outside the intensive care unit in the San Antonio Military Health System on patients 85 years and older were reviewed. Outcomes including indications, complications, diagnostic yield, and final diagnosis were compared with a control group consisting of patients’ ages of 65 to 79 years old. Results: Seventy-three bronchoscopies were performed in each...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Sampling Utility of the Convex Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound Visible Intrapulmonary Lesion
This study assesses the sampling utility of convex probe EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions not visualized by the white-light bronchoscopy. Methods: A retrospective analysis of EBUS-TBNA of EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions was performed between January 2010 and March 2015. Patients with visible endobronchial lesions by white-light bronchoscopy were excluded from analysis. Results: Among 108 procedures, the diagnostic yield of EBUS-TBNA for EBUS-visible intrapulmonary lesions was 87%. Following diagnoses were established: lung cancer (73/67.6%), lung metastases (10/9.2%), infection (5/4.6%), lymphoma (1/ (Source: ...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Convex Probe EBUS-guided Fiducial Placement for Malignant Central Lung Lesions
Conclusion: CP-EBUS-guided FM placement for patients with malignant lymph nodes and central parenchymal lung lesions appears to be safe and feasible. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Cone-Beam CT With Augmented Fluoroscopy Combined With Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy for Biopsy of Pulmonary Nodules
Conclusion: Intraprocedural CBCT imaging with augmented fluoroscopy is feasible and effective and is associated with high DY during ENB-guided biopsies. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Use of an Additional 19-G EBUS-TBNA Needle Increases the Diagnostic Yield of EBUS-TBNA
Conclusion: In select cases where additional tissue may be needed, sampling with a 19-G EBUS needle following standard aspiration with a 22-G needle results in an increase in diagnostic yield. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Comparison of Sample Adequacy and Diagnostic Yield of 19- and 22-G EBUS-TBNA Needles
Background: The 2016 CHEST consensus guidelines recommend use of either 21- or 22-G needles for endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA). We decided to prospectively compare sample adequacy and diagnostic yield of the 19-G with the 22-G EBUS needle, hypothesizing that a larger gauge difference might magnify the differences between 2 needle sizes. Methods: Twenty-seven patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA at our institution were evaluated. All cases were performed by a single operator formally trained in interventional pulmonology. Both Olympus 19- and 22-G needles were used at each lymph n...
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration Using 19-G Needle for Sarcoidosis
Conclusion: This series reports a higher diagnostic yield than most other published studies and opens platform for direct comparison of each available needle. It also adds to the safety data for this larger needle. In addition, it raises doubt into utility of TBLB for diagnosis of sarcoidosis, which can increase the procedural complications. (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research

19-G EBUS: Why, When, and How?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Cone Beam CT-Guided Bronchoscopy: Here to Stay?
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Grateful: Praveen N. Mathur, MBBS (1950-2018)
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - September 22, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: In Memoriam Source Type: research

Juvenile Bronchopulmonary Fibrosarcoma
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsy With 2 Bronchoscopes: New Novum New Magna
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Synchronic Diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Lung Adenocarcinoma via EBUS-guided TBNA
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Accessory Cardiac Bronchus: Usual Images to Remember an Unusual Finding
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Bronchoscopic Management of Endobronchial Tumor in Patient With Hemoptysis and Acute Myocardial Infarction
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Sevelamer Aspiration
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Traumatic Expulsion of Tracheal Rings: An Airway Emergency
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research

Pneumomediastinum Post EBUS-TBNA in Interstitial Lung Disease
No abstract available (Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology)
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - July 1, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Online Articles: Letters to the Editor Source Type: research