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REVIEW
Brienne Ryan, Keerti Yendamuri, Sai Yendamuri
A thorough understanding of intrathoracic anatomy enables the interventional bronchoscopist to perform procedures efficaciously. The review of the anatomy of the thoracic cavity focuses first on the trachea and the relationship of the airway with surrounding structures, knowledge important for the safe conduct of bronchoscopic procedures. We then describe the anatomy of the pleural cavity relevant to the practitioner performing pleuroscopy.
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214062/management-of-oral-antiplatelet-agents-and-anticoagulation-therapy-before-bronchoscopy
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REVIEW
Houssein A Youness, Jean Keddissi, Ilya Berim, Ahmed Awab
Although, bronchoscopy is a relatively safe procedure, small amount of bleeding in the airway can have serious consequences. Careful consideration of the risks of diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic intervention can help minimize potential complications. With increasing number of patients using antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapies, strategies for minimizing thromboembolic and operative bleeding events need to be included in the risk and benefit analyses. Growing evidence suggests that aspirin is safe and does not increase bleeding during bronchoscopy...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214060/interstitial-lung-disease-the-diagnostic-role-of-bronchoscopy
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REVIEW
Jad Kebbe, Tony Abdo
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) form one of the most fascinating fields in pulmonary medicine. They also pose one of the greatest challenges for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment. Even within the recommended and warranted multidisciplinary approach, differentiating between one disease and another may lead to frustration, especially when proper lung tissue is not available for adequate pathological review. A surgical lung biopsy (SLB) might render enough tissue for histopathology, but this could come at the expense of high morbidity and even mortality, as in the case of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190612/assessment-of-bronchial-obstruction-using-lateral-pressure-measurement-during-bronchoscopy
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Hiroki Nishine, Takehiko Hiramoto, Takeo Inoue, Naoki Furuya, Hirotaka Kida, Hiroshi Handa, Seiichi Nobuyama, Masamichi Mineshita, Teruomi Miyazawa
BACKGROUND: In patients with bronchial obstruction estimating the location of the maximal obstruction is crucial for guiding interventional bronchoscopy. However, flow-volume curves cannot discriminate between the right and left lungs. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to physiologically evaluate bronchial obstruction during interventional bronchoscopy. METHODS: We prospectively measured lateral airway pressure (Plat) at either side of the obstruction using a double-lumen catheter (pressure-pressure [P-P] curve) simultaneously to assess the degree of bronchial obstruction in 22 patients...
November 30, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185405/effect-of-lidocaine-2-on-bacterial-culture-of-bronchial-fluid
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Mohammad Samet, Fatemeh Alsadat Aghaei Meybodi, Tayebe Mokarianpour, Tahere Fallah, Fatemeh Dehghan Mongabadi, Jamshid Ayatollahi, Seyed Hossein Shahcheraghi, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadia Yazdi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the action of 2% lidocaine on the culture results of bronchial fluid in patients suspected of having lower respiratory tract infections. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Shahid Sadoughi Hospital, Yazd, Iran, from November 2014 to November 2015. METHODOLOGY: Patients suspected of lower respiratory tract infections referred to bronchoscopy unit of the Hospital were included...
December 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179755/fever-after-bronchoscopy-serum-procalcitonin-enables-early-diagnosis-of-post-interventional-bacterial-infection
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Klaus Hackner, Waltraud Riegler, Sabin Handzhiev, Rosemarie Bauer, Jan Veres, Manuela Speiser, Karin Meisinger, Peter Errhalt
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to differentiate unspecific and self-limiting fever after bronchoscopy from fever due to infection by using serum procalcitonin, C-reactive protein and neutrophil count. Furthermore, frequency of fever after bronchoscopy and procedures as possible risk factors were evaluated. METHODS: Three hundred and fourteen consecutive patients were included. All bronchoscopies were performed using jet-ventilation and general anesthesia...
November 28, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151535/multiple-endotracheal-metastases-of-lung-cancer-after-bronchoscopic-intervention-a-case-report
#7
Kazuki Hayasaka, Satoshi Shiono, Naoki Yanagawa
A 65-year-old man presented with obstructive pneumonia due to squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, which invaded the right main bronchus. Argon plasma coagulation was performed, which reduced his symptoms. Right pneumonectomy was performed after preoperative chemotherapy; the pathological diagnosis was T3N1M0 Stage IIIA. Fifteen months after surgery, he presented with bloody sputum. Bronchoscopy showed multiple endotracheal tumors, and a pathological examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma; the same histology as the primary lung cancer...
November 20, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124401/bronchoscopic-assessments-and-clinical-outcomes-in-pediatric-patients-with-tracheomalacia-and-bronchomalacia
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Yuichi Okata, Tomomi Hasegawa, Yuko Bitoh, Kosaku Maeda
BACKGROUND: Tracheomalacia and bronchomalacia (TM/BM) are one of the serious causes of airway obstruction in infants and children. This study reviewed our bronchoscopic assessments and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients with TM/BM, and investigated risk factors of surgical intervention for TM/BM. METHODS: Fifty-seven consecutive patients who were diagnosed as TM/BM by bronchoscopy between 2009 and 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. They were divided into two groups according to the presence (group E, nā€‰=ā€‰26) or absence (group N, nā€‰=ā€‰31) of acute life-threatening events and extubation failure (ALTE/EF)...
November 9, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103009/metastatic-melanoma-a-rare-cause-of-central-airway-obstruction
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Mohamed Faisal Abdul Hamid, Andrea Ban Yu-Lin, Tidi Maharani Hassan, Nurashikin Mohammad
A middle-aged woman with recurrent malignant melanoma presented initially with massive left pleural effusion. There was a complete obliteration of the left main bronchus on flexible bronchoscopy caused by a mass. Serial cryo-debulking of the tumour was done under rigid bronchoscopy; however, the outcome was not favourable due to the aggressive tumour growth. Vemurafenib was planned after thoracic radiation. She was not keen for the biologics treatment due to financial constraints. We report a case of central airway obstruction due to recurrent aggressive melanoma...
November 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101958/interventional-pulmonology
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REVIEW
David M DiBardino, Andrew R Haas, Richard C Month
Bronchoscopy presents a unique challenge and need for collaboration between anesthesia providers and bronchoscopists. The approach to topical anesthesia, analgesia, and sedation must be customized based on complexity, duration, and setting. The bronchoscopy team must work together in each phase of the procedure to ensure patient safety and allow completion of a quality bronchoscopy. Airway access may change depending on the type of procedure planned and must be discussed before each case. Intraprocedural difficulties with ventilation, airway pressure, and sedation may arise that must be addressed together...
December 2017: Anesthesiology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052567/interventional-bronchoscopic-therapy-in-adult-patients-with-tracheobronchial-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma
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Hui Chen, Jie Zhang, Xiao-Jian Qiu, Juan Wang, Ying-Hua Pei, Yu-Ling Wang
BACKGROUND: Tracheobronchial mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) is a rare airway tumor in adults for which surgery is considered a first-line treatment. However, some patients already lost the best opportunity of a surgical intervention when diagnoses are confirmed, and surgery causes considerable trauma resulting in partial loss of pulmonary function. Moreover, the tumor is resistant to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. These factors make the treatment of tracheobronchial MEC challenging. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of interventional bronchoscopic therapy in adult patients with tracheobronchial MEC...
October 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047403/successful-treatment-of-a-recurrent-granulation-polyp-in-the-airways-with-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-a-case-report
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M Polke, J Oelmann-Avendano, A Warth, C P Heussel, F J F Herth, R Eberhardt
BACKGROUND: Benign central airway tumors are very rare diseases. Their unspecific symptoms are responsible for late diagnosis. Endoscopic interventions with different techniques and tools are widely used for their treatment. However, in certain cases interventional endoscopy might be unsuccessful and therefore other methods such as high-dose-rate brachytherapy could be a therapeutic option. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old white German woman was referred to our clinic for an endoscopic treatment of a recurrent granulation polyp in her left main bronchus...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045278/angulated-stents-a-novel-stent-improvisation-to-manage-difficult-post-tuberculosis-bronchial-stenosis
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Chee Kiang Tay, Byeong-Ho Jeong, Hojoong Kim
Post-tuberculosis bronchostenosis (PTBS), a complication of endobronchial tuberculosis is currently treated by bronchial stenting. However, in cases of angulated bronchial stenoses, difficulty is often encountered in stent insertion and maintenance, resulting in stent migration, granulation tissue overgrowth, and restenosis. To accommodate the angulated alignment of the stenosis, we devised an "angulated stent"-a novel improvisation of the conventional stent via splicing and suturing to achieve a resultant angulated shape...
October 18, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957890/comparison-of-airway-measurements-for-tracheobronchial-stenosis-between-stereoscopic-bronchoscope-and-md-ct
#14
Seiichi Nobuyama, Tetsuo Sato, Hiroshi Handa, Hiroki Nishine, Takeo Inoue, Masamichi Mineshita, Teruomi Miyazawa
BACKGROUND: Stereoscopic bronchoscopy is a new diagnostic tool to measure the diameter and cross-sectional area of the airway. The stereoscopic bronchoscope, which operates the same as a standard bronchoscope, utilizes 2 lenses to measure the airway using the principles of triangulation. Furthermore, the stereoscopic bronchoscope has the capability to measure the size of the airway during intervention in real-time, including variable stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To prospectively compare preoperative stereoscopic and multidetector computed tomography (MD-CT) images to select the appropriate stent size for airway stenosis...
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28957887/prospective-randomized-trial-evaluating-ketamine-for-adult-bronchoscopy
#15
Oren Fruchter, Yair Manevich, Uri Carmi, Dror Rozengarten, Mordechai R Kramer
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ketamine has been used in pediatric flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB). Its efficacy and safety for sedation of adults undergoing FFB has not been thoroughly investigated, and, consequently, it is not used by most interventional bronchoscopists. We aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sedation for FFB under ketamine-propofol-midazolam (KPM) compared with the fentanyl-propofol-midazolam (FPM) regimen. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective randomized trial of adult patients (n=80) undergoing FFB, randomized to receive sedation with either KPM (n=39) or FPM (n=41)...
October 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932570/the-technique-of-endoscopic-airway-tumor-treatment
#16
REVIEW
Simone Scarlata, Lello Fuso, Gabriele Lucantoni, Francesco Varone, Daniele Magnini, Raffaele Antonelli Incalzi, Gianni Galluccio
More than half of primary lung cancers are not resectable at diagnosis and 40% of deaths may be secondary to loco-regional disease. Many of these patients suffer from symptoms related to airways obstruction. Indications for therapeutic endoscopic treatment are palliation of dyspnea and other obstructive symptoms in advanced cancerous lesions and cure of early lung cancer. Bronchoscopic management is also indicated for all those patients suffering from benign or minimally invasive neoplasm who are not suitable for surgery due to their clinical conditions...
August 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915133/complications-and-unplanned-admissions-in-nonoperating-room-procedures
#17
Kate Leslie, Benjamin Kave
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to review complications and unplanned hospital admissions in patients presenting for ambulatory procedures requiring anesthesia care in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites. RECENT FINDINGS: The range of ambulatory diagnostic and therapeutic procedures being undertaken in the gastrointestinal endoscopy, bronchoscopy, and radiology suites is expanding rapidly. Recent observational studies in gastrointestinal endoscopy confirm low incidences of complications and unplanned admissions...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910519/trans-nasal-flexible-bronchoscopy-in-wheezing-children-diagnostic-yield-impact-on-therapy-and-prevalence-of-laryngeal-cleft
#18
Richard P Boesch, Julie M Baughn, Shelagh A Cofer, Karthik Balakrishnan
AIM: Persistent or recurrent wheezing is a common indication for flexible bronchoscopy, as anatomic and infectious or inflammatory changes are highly prevalent. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of anatomic, infectious, and inflammatory disease in a cohort of children undergoing flexible bronchoscopy for wheezing or poorly controlled asthma. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all children <18 years old who underwent flexible bronchoscopy at our center from October 29, 2012-December 31, 2016 for the primary or secondary indication of wheezing (persistent, frequently recurring, or atypical) or poorly controlled asthma...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910517/pediatric-flexible-and-rigid-bronchoscopy-in-european-centers-availability-and-current-practice
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Dirk Schramm, Yin Yu, Anna Wiemers, Christina Vossen, Deborah Snijders, Uros Krivec, Kostas Priftis, Ernst Eber, Petr Pohunek
AIM: Eighteen years have passed since the last European survey concerning practices in pediatric bronchoscopy was conducted. Therefore, members of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Pediatric Bronchology Group 7.7, initiated the "European Pediatric Bronchoscopy Survey 2015," which aimed to assess the current state of this evolving diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in the field of pediatric respiratory medicine. METHOD: A questionnaire was sent to national representatives of 44 European countries with the request to distribute it to all centers performing pediatric bronchoscopies...
November 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881534/-tracheobronchial-segmental-resection-and-reconstruction-applied-to-surgical-treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-with-airway-involvement
#20
W M Huang, S J Zhang, X Z Liu, H B Liu, J Li
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of tracheobronchial segmental resection and reconstruction applied to surgical treatment in the patients with esophageal cancer with airway invasion. Methods: From January 2004 to April 2014, 13 patients in our center underwent radical esophagectomy combined with tracheobronchial segmental resection and reconstruction. Patient characteristics, operative procedures, postoperative complications and long-term survival were retrospectively reviewed. Results: All patients received complete resection (R0) with an average length of resected airway 2...
September 5, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
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