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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895950/endobronchial-carcinoid-and-concurrent-carcinoid-syndrome-in-an-adolescent-female
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Jonathan D Cogen, Jonathan Swanson, Thida Ong
Endobronchial carcinoid tumors are the most common intrabronchial tumors in children and adolescents. Common signs and symptoms include persistent cough and wheezing not responsive to bronchodilators, hemoptysis, and recurrent fever. Diagnosis is frequently made by imaging and direct visualization with flexible bronchoscopy; surgery remains the gold standard treatment, and lung-sparing resections should be performed whenever possible. Though carcinoid syndrome-characterized by flushing, palpitations, wheezing, shortness of breath, and diarrhea-has been found in association with adult bronchial carcinoid tumors, to our knowledge only one previous study has reported the presence of carcinoid syndrome in a pediatric patient with an endobronchial carcinoid...
2016: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894283/small-lung-lesions-invisible-under-fluoroscopy-are-located-accurately-by-three-dimensional-localization-technique-on-chest-wall-surface-and-performed-bronchoscopy-procedures-to-increase-diagnostic-yields
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Chaosheng Deng, Xiaoming Cao, Dawen Wu, Haibo Ding, Ruixiong You, Qunlin Chen, Linying Chen, Xin Zhang, Qiaoxian Zhang, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, small peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are frequently detected and the prognosis of lung cancer depends on the early diagnosis. Because of the high fee and requiring specialized training, many advanced techniques are not available in many developing countries and rural districts. METHODS: Three sets of opaque soft copper wires visible under the fluoroscopy (Flu) in the Flu-flexible bronchoscopy (FB) group (n = 24), which determined the three planes of the lesion, were respectively placed firmly on the surface of the chest wall with adhesive tape on the chest wall...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891001/rigid-bronchoscopic-management-of-acute-respiratory-failure-in-a-30-year-old-woman
#3
Karan Madan, Ashesh Dhungana, Neha Kawatra Madan, Anant Mohan, Vijay Hadda, Rakesh Garg, Deepali Jain, Randeep Guleria
A 30-year-old woman presented with a history of progressive shortness of breath, cough, and hoarseness. Stridor was audible on examination. Chest X-ray showed normal lung fields and contrast-enhanced computed tomography thorax showed lower tracheal occlusion with endoluminal growth. Diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy demonstrated multiple whitish glistening nodules over both vocal cords and lower tracheal occlusion by whitish nodular growth. In view of critical central airway obstruction, rigid bronchoscopy and excision of the lower tracheal growth were performed...
November 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871601/effects-of-low-dose-propofol-vs-ketamine-on-emergence-cough-in-children-undergoing-flexible-bronchoscopy-with-sevoflurane-remifentanil-anesthesia-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Tulun Ozturk, Arzu Acıkel, Ozge Yılmaz, Ismet Topçu, Eralp Çevıkkalp, Hasan Yuksel
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of low-dose ketamine and propofol on cough during emergence and the recovery period when administered at emergence in children undergoing fiberoptic bronchoscopy for bronchoalveolar lavage (FOBL) with sevoflurane-remifentanil anesthesia. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: Operating room, postoperative recovery area. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight children aged 1 to 8 years old undergoing elective diagnostic FOBL...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864609/myocardial-infarction-as-a-complication-of-bronchial-artery-embolization
#5
Hugo Labbé, Simon Bordeleau, Christine Drouin, Patrick Archambault
Bronchial artery embolization is now a common treatment for massive pulmonary hemoptysis if flexible bronchoscopy at the bedside failed to control the bleeding. Complications of this technique range from benign chest pain to devastating neurological impairments. We report the case of a 41-year-old man who developed an ST elevation myocardial infarction during bronchial artery embolization, presumably because of coronary embolism by injected particles. In this patient who had no previously known coronary artery disease, we retrospectively found a communication between the left bronchial artery and the circumflex coronary artery...
November 18, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858883/diagnostic-value-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-ebus-tbna-in-solitary-mediastinal-hilar-lymphadenectasis-or-peribronchial-lesions-six-cases-reports-and-review-of-literature
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Yan-Bin Chen, Jun-Hong Jiang, Jing-Yu Mao, Jian-An Huang
BACKGROUND: Patients with isolated mediastinal or hilar lymphadenopathy, or peribronchial lesions, are common presentation to clinicians. Due to the difficulty in tissue sampling, the pathological diagnosis is not so easy. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is an established, highly effective, minimally invasive technique for sampling. The current study was conducted to investigate the value of EBUS-TBNA in patients of solitary mediastinal, hilar lymphadenectasis, or peribronchial lesions...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848115/cryotherapy-a-viable-tool-to-remove-broncholiths-under-flexible-bronchoscopy
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Sabrina N Campbell, Deepa Lala, Edmundo Rubio
Broncholithiasis is the presence of calcific material within the tracheobronchial tree. Asymptomatic patients can be managed with observation only, whereas symptomatic disease requires surgery, rigid or flexible bronchoscopic removal. Recent reports have shown that flexible bronchoscopy can be a safe and effective option for removal of loose in addition to partially imbedded broncholiths. We present a case of a 65-yearold man with chronic cough that underwent successful cryotherapy assisted bronchoscopic removal of an imbedded broncholith...
December 2016: BioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833498/unusual-case-of-inhaled-metallic-dental-bur-during-dental-procedure-in-a-healthy-adult
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W M Hajjar, R S Aljurayyad, N I Al-Jameel, I S Shaheen, S A Al-Nassar
Bronchial foreign body aspiration (BFBA) is not a rare incident in children. It can be managed successfully with flexible bronchoscopy in most of the cases, except for some cases, which require rigid bronchoscopy or even surgical intervention such as thoracotomy. Here, we report an unusual case of BFBA of metallic dental bur in a healthy 24-year-old dental nurse assistant, who was herself undergoing a dental procedure to remove dental caries, and suddenly the foreign body which was "diamond metallic dental bur" has slipped into her mouth and was aspirated to the bronchial tree...
October 2016: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832231/radial-probe-ebus-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions
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Marcia Jacomelli, Sergio Eduardo Demarzo, Paulo Francisco Guerreiro Cardoso, Addy Lidvina Mejia Palomino, Viviane Rossi Figueiredo
Objective: Conventional bronchoscopy has a low diagnostic yield for peripheral pulmonary lesions. Radial-probe EBUS employs a rotating ultrasound transducer at the end of a probe that is passed through the working channel of the bronchoscope. Radial-probe EBUS facilitates the localization of peripheral pulmonary nodules, thus increasing the diagnostic yield. The objective of this study was to present our initial experience using radial-probe EBUS in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions at a tertiary hospital...
July 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828867/a-simple-blind-placement-of-the-left-sided-double-lumen-tubes
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Zhi Jun Zong, Qi Ying Shen, Yao Lu, Yuan Hai Li
One-lung ventilation (OLV) has been commonly provided by using a double-lumen tube (DLT). Previous reports have indicated the high incidence of inappropriate DLT positioning in conventional maneuvers.After obtaining approval from the medical ethics committee of First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University and written consent from patients, 88 adult patients belonging to American society of anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status grade I or II, and undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring a left-side DLT for OLV were enrolled in this prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled study...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788023/argon-plasma-coagulation-combined-with-a-flexible-electronic-bronchoscope-for-treating-foreign-body-granulation-tissues-in-children-s-deep-bronchi-nine-case-reports
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Linhua Shu, Yijing Hu, Rong Wei
Deep bronchial obstruction in children caused by foreign bodies is a medical emergency frequently accompanied by the formation of granulation tissue in the airway mucosa, which is resected during removal of the foreign body. Argon plasma coagulation (APC), initially developed to achieve hemostasis in gastrointestinal bleeding during endoscopic procedures, is also used for interventional bronchoscopic therapies of malignant airway tumors. In this pilot study, we describe successful alternative resections of granulation tissues during foreign body removal by flexible bronchoscopy through concomitant APC applications in 9 children aged from 16 months to 4 years old...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787363/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-alfentanil-based-induction-in-bronchoscopy-sedation-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
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Chung-Hsing Hsieh, Ting-Yu Lin, Tsai-Yu Wang, Chih-Hsi Kuo, Shu-Min Lin, Han-Pin Kuo, Yu-Lun Lo
BACKGROUND: Alfentanil in combination with propofol produces a synergistic sedative effect in patients undergoing flexible bronchoscopy (FB). However, the use of this combination is controversial due to the risk of cardiopulmonary depression. The aim of this study was to evaluate the proper induction regimen of alfentanil in propofol target-controlled infusion for FB sedation. METHODS: One hundred seventy-three patients were assigned randomly into 5 regimens: Group 1 and 2, alfentanil 2...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764835/effect-of-verbal-empathy-and-touch-on-anxiety-relief-in-patients-undergoing-flexible-bronchoscopy-can-empathy-reduce-patients-anxiety
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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...
2016: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704696/ebus-may-arise-as-an-initial-time-saving-procedure-in-patients-who-are-suspected-to-have-small-cell-lung-cancer
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696422/rate-of-new-findings-in-diagnostic-office-bronchoscopy
#15
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27685693/flexible-fiberoptic-bronchoscopy-service-an-aid-to-patient-management
#16
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27649019/foreign-body-aspiration-in-the-elderly
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648823/foreign-body-removal-in-children-recommendations-versus-real-life-a-survey-of-current-clinical-management-in-germany
#18
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27645990/a-novel-method-for-insertion-of-the-straight-metallic-tracheal-stent
#19
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641078/a-comparison-of-virtual-bronchoscopy-versus-flexible-bronchoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-tracheobronchomalacia-in-children
#20
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
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