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Mărioara Şimon, Bogdan Pop, Iuliana Lăcrămioara Toma, Aletta Kinga Vallasek, Ioan Şimon
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a minimally invasive method for diagnosing and staging of lung cancer. EBUS-TBNA obtained small specimens. Rapid on-site examination (ROSE) is a rapid, real-time examination method. The aim of our study is to evaluate the impact of ROSE on adequate specimen sampling, rapid results and high diagnostic rate. We present the experience of the Department of Bronchology, "Leon Daniello" Clinic of Pulmonology, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, with EBUS-TBNA as a tool for diagnostic of adenopathies of unknown etiology...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Roberto F Casal, Macarena R Vial, Russell Miller, Lakshmi Mudambi, Horiana B Grosu, George A Eapen, Carlos A Jimenez, Rodolfo C Morice, Lorraine Cornwell, David Ost
RATIONALE: Accurate mediastinal staging is a cornerstone in the management of patients with lung cancer. For patients with radiographically normal mediastinum, current lung cancer guidelines recommend invasive mediastinal staging when tumors are centrally located. However, definitions of central tumors are nonspecific, and there are discrepancies among guidelines (e.g., some use the inner one-third of the hemithorax, whereas others use the inner two-thirds). OBJECTIVES: To describe the definitions of central tumors used by pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons in their practices...
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Ahmed H El-Sherief, Charles T Lau, Nancy A Obuchowski, Atul C Mehta, Thomas W Rice, Eugene H Blackstone
BACKGROUND: Accurate and consistent regional lymph node classification is an important element in the staging and multidisciplinary management of lung cancer. Regional lymph node definition sets-lymph node maps-have been created to standardize regional lymph node classification. In 2009, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) introduced a lymph node map to supersede all preexisting lymph node maps. Our aim was to study if and how lung cancer specialists apply the IASLC lymph node map when classifying thoracic lymph nodes encountered on CT scans during lung cancer staging...
April 2017: Chest
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April 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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April 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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April 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
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April 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
Helmut H Popper, Ales Ryska, József Tímár, Wlodzimierz Olszewski
The clinical expectations how pathologists should submit lung cancer diagnosis have changed dramatically. Until mid 90-ties a clear separation between small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) and non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) was mostly sufficient. With the invention of antiangiogenic treatment a differentiation between squamous and non-squamous NSCLC was requested. When epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation was detected in patients with pulmonary adenocarcinomas and subsequent specific treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) was invented, sub-classification of NSCLC and molecular analysis of the tumor tissue for mutations was asked for...
October 2014: Translational Lung Cancer Research
Abbie Begnaud, John E Connett, Eileen M Harwood, Michael A Jantz, Hiren J Mehta
RATIONALE: All bronchoscopists will encounter, at some point, central airway obstruction (CAO) and will face the problem of documenting its severity. Axial imaging is suggested as the gold standard for assessing CAO, but anecdotal evidence indicates that many bronchoscopists use visual estimation. The prevalence and reliability of this method have not been extensively studied. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine bronchoscopists' opinions about assessing CAO and to assess the variability of visual estimation...
January 2015: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Francesco Petrella, Alessandro Borri, Monica Casiraghi, Sergio Cavaliere, Stefano Donghi, Domenico Galetta, Roberto Gasparri, Juliana Guarize, Alessandro Pardolesi, Piergiorgio Solli, Adele Tessitore, Marco Venturino, Giulia Veronesi, Lorenzo Spaggiari
Palliative airway treatments are essential to improve quality and length of life in lung cancer patients with central airway obstruction. Rigid bronchoscopy has proved to be an excellent tool to provide airway access and control in this cohort of patients. The main indication for rigid bronchoscopy in adult bronchology remains central airway obstruction due to neoplastic or non-neoplastic disease. We routinely use negative pressure ventilation (NPV) under general anaesthesia to prevent intraoperative apnoea and respiratory acidosis...
May 27, 2014: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
Fabio Midulla, Enrico Lombardi, Bart Rottier, Anders Lindblad, Jonathan Grigg, Kajsa Bohlin, Franca Rusconi, Petr Pohunek, Ernst Eber
This update will describe the paediatric highlights from the 2013 European Respiratory Society (ERS) annual congress in Barcelona, Spain. Abstracts from the seven groups of the ERS Paediatric Assembly (Respiratory Physiology and Sleep, Asthma and Allergy, Cystic Fibrosis, Respiratory Infection and Immunology, Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care, Respiratory Epidemiology, and Bronchology) have been chosen by group officers and are presented in the context of current literature.
August 2014: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Florin Mihălţan, Mărioara Simon
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January 2014: Pneumologia: Revista Societății Române de Pneumologie
N Facciolongo, R Piro, F Menzella, M Lusuardi, M Salio, L Lazzari Agli, M Patelli
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Bronchoscopy is performed in a variety of different settings in Italy. The surveys conducted so far have highlighted the heterogeneity of the procedures and the frequent inability to adhere to the guidelines. The aim of this survey was to analyse procedures, training, and opinions of Italian respiratory physicians performing interventional bronchology in the clinical practice. METHODS: The study was conducted retrospectively on 300 pulmonologists...
September 2013: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
Teruomi Miyazawa
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March 2014: Respiratory Investigation
Wolfgang Gesierich, Frank Reichenberger, Andreas Fertl, Karl Haeussinger, Ronald Sroka
BACKGROUND: Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm) is standard in bronchology. The thulium fiber laser (1940 nm) has a nearly 1000-fold increased absorption in water, enabling precise tissue ablation with a small margin of coagulation, whereas 1064-nm laser light penetrates deeper into tissue with less controllable effects. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety, feasibility, and versatility of endobronchial thulium laser therapy in an observational cohort study. METHODS: Endobronchial treatment with the thulium fiber laser was performed in a cohort study of 187 bronchoscopies on 132 consecutive patients with 135 endobronchial lesions amenable to laser resection...
June 2014: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Hengyi Chen, Xin Hong, Yong He
Interventional bronchology techniques have been employed as an effective first-line treatment in patients with tracheobronchial obstruction. However, recurrent stenosis produced by granulation tissue requires repeated procedures. Previous studies have indicated that isoniazid regulates collagen deposition and decreases collagen content. Thus, isoniazid has been successfully administered to patients with lesions who exhibited a delay in the healing process. A case of a left mainstem obstruction managed by interventional bronchology is described in the present study...
February 2014: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Joseph D Feuerstein, Mona Akbari, Anne E Gifford, Christine M Hurley, Daniel A Leffler, Sunil G Sheth, Adam S Cheifetz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of guidelines published by interventional medical societies. METHODS: We reviewed the interventional medicine subspecialty society websites of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP), American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) as of November 15, 2012, for published interventional guidelines...
January 2014: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
Leonardo L Donato, Thi Mai Hong Tran, Clement Ammouche, Ali I Musani
Pediatric interventional bronchoscopy includes a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Restoration of airway patency, management of tracheoesophageal fistula, and difficult airway intubation are just a few pertinent examples. This review discusses the most recently introduced techniques in pediatric bronchology. These interventions include bronchoscopic laser resection, airway stenting, management of central airway stenosis, and the use of ultrathin optical devices. Although no comparative studies are available, the authors compare the different techniques as reported in the literature...
September 2013: Clinics in Chest Medicine
Bojan Zaric, Ralf Eberhardt, Felix Herth, Vladimir Stojsic, Vladimir Carapic, Zora Pavlovic Popovic, Branislav Perin
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in recent years has become a routine diagnostic procedure in bronchology. Linear EBUS shows high diagnostic yield in evaluation of mediastinal lymph nodes. It is mainly used for nodal evaluation in lung cancer, but has also proven to be efficient in diagnostic evaluation of mediastinal masses. This technique has been shown to be complementary to mediastinoscopy. In combination with PET and rapid on site cytology (ROSE), the diagnostic yield of EBUS is significantly higher. Radial EBUS is used for diagnosis of peripheral lung lesions...
September 2013: Expert Review of Medical Devices
Hong Zhang, Guangfa Wang, Chengli Que, Wei Zhang, Nan Li
SESSION TYPE: Bronchology Global Case Report PostersPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a relatively less invasive and effective diagnosis method. Here we reported a polyp formation following fine needle punctures. It is a rare complication of EBUS-TBNA, which has no previous report.CASE PRESENTATION: A 72-year-old woman was examined for one year's intermittent fever and productive cough. Physical examination, blood test and spirometry were within normal range...
October 1, 2012: Chest
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