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Sun Mi Choi, Jinwoo Lee, Young Sik Park, Chang-Hoon Lee, Sang-Min Lee, Jae-Joon Yim
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy usually experience anxiety before and during the procedure. OBJECTIVES: We performed this study to investigate whether verbal empathy and intentional touch from a bronchoscopist could reduce anxiety in patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy. METHODS: We conducted a prospective randomized trial in a university-affiliated hospital. Participants were randomly assigned to one of the following groups: a control group, a verbal empathy group, or a verbal empathy and touch group...
October 21, 2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Ayperi Ozturk, Nilgun Yilmaz Demirci, Zafer Aktas, Funda Demirag, Ali Alagoz, İbrahim Onur Alici, Aydın Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) commonly presents as hilar/mediastinal masses. In some occasions, conventional flexible bronchoscopy fails and a substantial amount of time is lost until establishing the diagnosis. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to demonstrate the superiority of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) compared to conventional methods in establishing the diagnosis as an initial modality as well as to point out the saved time until the diagnosis...
September 22, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
Liuba Soldatova, Brad W DeSilva, Laura A Matrka
OBJECTIVES: Awake Flexible Tracheobronchoscopy (FTB) is an alternative to rigid bronchoscopy or sedated flexible bronchoscopy and allows an awake examination of the tracheobronchial tree. We hypothesized that the ability to perform office bronchoscopy as the need arises during a clinic visit would lead to a high rate of previously undiagnosed and clinically relevant findings. This study reports the rate and nature of such findings for this procedure at our institution. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review...
October 3, 2016: Laryngoscope
N Marathe, B Canavan
The study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Lukes General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Lukes Hospital were studied. Total 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common Indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24...
February 19, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
Cátia Oliveira Matos, Manuel Mário Sousa
Foreign body aspiration is common in children and in the elderly, who may present with subtle symptoms. Clinical suspicion is crucial and bronchoscopy is the main diagnostic and therapeutic procedure available. This is the case of a man, 78 years old, with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, who presented with respiratory distress following oral intake of tablets. History taking and physical examination raised suspicion. The diagnosis was confirmed with flexible bronchoscopy and rigid bronchoscopy was carried out for treatment...
May 2016: Acta Médica Portuguesa
Dirk Schramm, Kerstin Ling, Antje Schuster, Thomas Nicolai
BACKGROUND: Task forces of the European Respiratory Society (ERS, 2003) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS, 2015) both recommend rigid bronchoscopy for foreign body removal in children. However, there is an increasing number of publications recommending flexible bronchoscopy as primary method for foreign body removal in children. METHODS: We therefore initiated a nationwide survey, investigating the routinely used method of foreign body removal in children in different centers in Germany...
September 20, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Kuruswamy Thurai Prasad, Babu Ram, Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Ritesh Agarwal
A straight metallic tracheal stent can be inserted either during flexible or rigid bronchoscopy. However, in patients with significant airway obstruction or those requiring tumor debulking, rigid bronchoscopy is the method of choice. A tracheoscope size 12 or larger is generally required for the introduction of the straight metallic tracheal stent. Herein, we describe a novel method that facilitates the introduction of the straight metallic tracheal stent through a size 8.5 tracheoscope by using the introducer tube of the silicone stent applicator...
October 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Siew Choo Su, Ian Brent Masters, Helen Buntain, Kieran Frawley, Anubhav Sarikwal, Debbie Watson, Frances Ware, Jan Wuth, Anne Bernadette Chang
INTRODUCTION: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) is the current gold standard for diagnosing tracheobronchomalacia. However, it is not always feasible and virtual bronchoscopy (VB), acquired from chest multi-detector CT (MDCT) scan is an alternative diagnostic tool. We determined the sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of VB compared to FB in diagnosing tracheobronchomalacia. METHODS: Children aged <18-years scheduled for FB and MDCT were recruited...
September 18, 2016: Pediatric Pulmonology
Inderpaul Singh Sehgal, Sahajal Dhooria, Digambar Behera, Ritesh Agarwal
Foreign body (FB) inhalation in the tracheobronchial tree is an infrequently encountered event in adults. The diagnosis is suspected in the presence of a clinical history of aspiration and the presence of respiratory symptoms. Management involves confirmation by flexible bronchoscopy, which may be both diagnostic as well as therapeutic. However, in certain situations including those with large FB, FB embedded in granulation tissue or FB with very smooth margins, rigid bronchoscopy may be superior to flexible bronchoscopy in the retrieval of the FB...
September 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Tobias Tenenbaum, Georg Kähler, Christoph Janke, Horst Schroten, Süha Demirakca
BACKGROUND: Rigid bronchoscopy remains the gold standard in many countries to remove airway foreign bodies (FBs). We aimed to analyze the feasibility of airway FB removal in children, primarily by flexible bronchoscopy through a laryngeal mask. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2008 and 2013 62 children with suspected airway FB who underwent flexible bronchoscopy were analyzed in a retrospective chart review at a tertiary university hospital with respect to clinical presentation and medical management...
September 10, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
Ali Cheaito, Areti Tillou, Catherine Lewis, Henry Cryer
INTRODUCTION: Tracheobronchial injury is a recognized, yet uncommon, result of blunt trauma to the thorax. Often the diagnosis and treatment are delayed, resulting in attempted surgical repair months or even years after the injury. PRESENTATION OF THE CASE: We present a case report of a 31-year old female who suffered a left main bronchus transection after a motor vehicle accident. The diagnostic, management issues, and clinical findings surrounding this injury are reviewed...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Michael Dreher, Christian Gabriel Cornelissen, Manuel Armin Reddemann, Annegret Müller, Christian Hübel, Tobias Müller
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial administration of local anesthetics such as lidocaine is often used for cough suppression during bronchoscopy. To achieve a better distribution of lidocaine in the tracheobronchial tree, spray catheters have been developed, allowing nebulization of the local anesthetic solution. However, there are little data on the efficacy and safety of this approach, or on the consumption of sedative drugs and lidocaine during nebulized administration. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the tolerability of nebulized lidocaine compared to conventional lidocaine administration via syringe through the working channel of the bronchoscope in patients undergoing bronchoscopy...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
Tore Amundsen, Sveinung Sørhaug, Håkon Olav Leira, Stig Sverre Tyvold, Thomas Langø, Tommy Hammer, Frode Manstad-Hulaas, Erney Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Malignant airway obstruction is a feared complication and will most probably occur more frequently in the future because of increasing cancer incidence and increased life expectancy in cancer patients. Minimal invasive treatment using airway stents represents a meaningful and life-saving palliation. We present a new removable airway stent for improved individualised treatment. METHODS: To our knowledge, the new airway stent is the world's first knitted and uncovered self-expanding metal stent, which can unravel and be completely removed...
2016: European Clinical Respiratory Journal
Pelin Özdemir, Münevver Erdinç, Rukiye Vardar, Ali Veral, Serdar Akyıldız, Özer Özdemir, Serhat Bor
Background/Aims: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the main causes of chronic cough. We evaluated the role of microaspiration in the pathogenesis of reflux-related cough by determining the amount of lipid-laden macrophages in bronchoalveolar lavage specimens. Methods: A total of 161 cases of chronic cough were evaluated, and 36 patients (average age 48.2 years) were recruited for this single center prospective study. Patients with a history of smoking, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor usage, any abnormality on pulmonary function tests, abnormal chest X-ray, occupational or environmental exposures, or upper airway cough syndrome were excluded...
September 8, 2016: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
En-Guo Chen, Feng-Jie Wu, Ji-Song Zhang, Han-Liang Jiang, Liang-Liang Dong, Hui-Hui Hu
The objective was to assess the safety and outcome of cold snare technique used by flexible bronchoscopy in the treatment of airway benign neoplasms. The clinical data of 21 patients, who had airway benign neoplasm and were treated through the cold snare method in Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, affiliated with the Zhejiang University, were retrospectively analyzed. The relief of the symptoms and occurrence of complications were observed and evaluated. All the tumors were benign and removed by cold snare. Postoperatively, we found that the treatment was completely effective in 12 patients, and there was a significant improvement in 7 patients and a moderate improvement in 2 patients, and no recurrence in follow-up visit...
September 2, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Yusuf Parvez, Mohammed Ashraf Kandath
Foreign body (FB) aspiration is commonly seen in children but less commonly in adolescents. Headscarf pin aspiration is common in Muslim girls, who inappropriately place the pins between their lips while securing the scarf on the head. Bronchoscopy is the treatment modality of choice, and surgery is rarely required. An 11-year-old girl was admitted as a case of accidental aspiration of headscarf pin. X-ray chest showed a radiopaque object in the left bronchus piercing the lung parenchyma. Computed tomography (CT) chest confirmed the diagnosis...
July 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Ravish Manmohan Kshatriya, Nimit V Khara, Rajiv P Paliwal, Sateesh N Patel
It is not so common to aspirate foreign body in normal adults without any predisposing factors as compared to children and those with the altered neurological state. Endobronchial foreign bodies are one of the causes of obstructive pneumonia and difficult to diagnose as signs and symptoms are often nonspecific. However, once they are diagnosed, they can generally be removed, leading to rapid and drastic resolution of symptoms. Bronchoscopy is the gold standard in the identification and localization of an airway foreign body and also for better management of the ailment...
July 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Julia Wälscher, Daniela Gompelmann
Bronchoscopy is a diagnostic method of examination of the airways and the lung parenchyma, which can be performed in rigid or flexible examination technique. It is used for early detection and diagnosis of pulmonary diseases. Depending on the indication can be performed bronchial tumor biopsy, microbiological rinse, brush biopsy for cytology or microbiology, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for differential and Immunocytology or needle biopsy for cytology. After each measure should be excluded after a hemorrhage and pneumothorax especially after transbronchial biopsy...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
Ayten Saracoglu, Kemal T Saracoglu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the available data describing the use of single and double lumen VivaSight tubes. DESIGN: Systematic review. SETTING: The use of VivaSight tubes for elective surgeries including advantages, disadvantages, and possible complications. PATIENTS: Systematic review of randomized controlled trials from databases including Medline, Web of Knowledge, Google Scholar, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Thomas Gaisl, Daniel J Bratton, Ludwig T Heuss, Malcolm Kohler, Christian Schlatzer, Marco P Zalunardo, Martin Frey, Daniel Franzen
BACKGROUND: There is limited knowledge on practice patterns in procedural sedation and analgesia (PSA), the use of propofol, and monitoring during flexible bronchoscopy (FB). The purpose of this study was to assess the current practice patterns of FBs and to focus on the use of propofol, the education of the proceduralist, and the involvement of anaesthesiologists during FB. METHODS: An anonymous questionnaire was sent to 299 pulmonologists. Only respondents who were active physicians in adult respiratory medicine performing FB were subsequently analysed...
2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
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