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Bronchoscopy and Interventional Techniques

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    Usefulness of a routine endoscopic assessment of laryngeal lesions after lung cancer surgery Alex Fourdrain, Florence De Dominicis, Jules Iquille, Sophie Lafitte, Geoni Merlusca, Alejandro Witte Pfister, Patrick Bagan and Pascal Berna (DOI: 10.1111/resp.13139)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13139/full (Jan 2018)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    Vocal cord dysfunction is not uncommon in patients after lung cancer resection, and this study demonstrates a significant association with poor post-operative outcomes including pneumonia, need for bronchoscopy and re-intubation. The authors recommend routine laryngeal screening within 24h of surgery, although treatment outcomes were not assessed in this study.

    20171208

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    Natural history and clinical characteristics of multiple pulmonary nodules with ground glass opacity: Yuki Sato, DaichI Fujimoto, Takeshi Morimoto, Keiichiro Uehara, Kazuma Nagata, Ichiro Sakanoue, Hiroshi Hamakawa, Yutaka Takahashi, Yukihiro Imai and Keisuke Tomii (DOI: 10.1111/resp.13089)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13089/full (Nov 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The authors of this paper describe the natural history of single and multiple ground glass nodules (GGN) over a 36 month period. They demonstrate that partly solid and ≥ 10mm size solitary GGN are more likely to progress, while ≥ 10 mm and past history of lung cancer were associated with progression in multiple GGN.

    20171027

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    Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: Safe as it sounds: Preyas J Vaidya, Mohammed Munavvar, Joerg D Leuppi, Atul C Mehta & Prashant N Chhajed. (DOI: 10.1111/resp.13094)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.13094/full (Aug 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    EBUS-TBNA has rapidly become the standard of care for mediastinal and hilar lymph node sampling. This systematic review outlines the range and frequency of potential complications, as well as the possibility that these reports do not represent the full scale of adverse outcomes.

    20170820

  • Qualitative endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) elastography classification of lymph nodes according to the dominant elastographic colour pattern (Figure 1)
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    Diagnostic value of endobronchial ultrasound elastography for the differentiation of benign and malignant intrathoracic lymph nodes Potjanee Korrungruang and Viboon Boonsarngsuk (resp. 12832/ RES-15-983.R2)
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12979/full (Jul 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The authors of this paper outline the use of EBUS elastography for both qualitative and quantitative assessment of mediastinal lymphadenopathy for the presence of malignancy. Their promising findings suggest the need for further study to better define the elastographic features in both benign and malignant conditions, in order to guide the need for TBNA sampling.

    20170608

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    Prevalence and outcomes of diaphragmatic dysfunction assessed by ultrasound technology during acute exacerbation of COPD: A pilot study Federico Antenora, Riccardo Fantini, Andrea Iattoni, Ivana Castaniere, Antonia Sdanganelli, Francesco Livrieri, Roberto Tonelli, Stefano Zona, Marco Monelli, Enrico M Clini & Alessandro Marchioni DOI: 10.1111/resp.12916
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12916/full (Feb 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    The indications for thoracic ultrasonography continue to expand, and this study suggests another indication. Diaphragmatic dysfunction found on ultrasound on admission in patients with acute hypercapnic exacerbations of COPD is identified as a risk factor for failure of NIV, duration of mechanical ventilation and short-term mortality. This non-invasive test might help clinicians identify patients at risk of failing standard care.

    20170131

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    Bronchoscopy assessment of acute respiratory failure in interstitial lung disease Antonella Arcadu & Teng Moua DOI: 10.1111/resp.12909
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12909/full (Feb 2017)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    This study examines the utility of bronchoscopy in patients admitted with acute exacerbations of interstitial lung disease. Although a relatively low diagnostic yield is identified, significant potential complications are noted and there is no in-hospital mortality benefit seen in those undergoing the procedure.

    20170131

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    Airway stenting in the management of iatrogenic tracheal injuries: 10-Year experience Tazi-Mezalek et al. DOI: 10.1111/resp.12853
    onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/resp.12853/full (Jul 2016)

    Comment by Dr Mark Lavercombe:
    This paper describes the experience of managing a very rare complication of endotracheal intubation or tracheostomy, including the nature and anatomical distribution of the injuries. Finally, outcomes using different treatment approaches is discussed.

    20161021