Sample Loss in BAL Leads to Treatment Delay
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsSeveral procedural challenges contribute to failed BAL sampling in the ICU or bronch suite. This white paper offers further insight into how to improve workflow and be more successful in sampling.
Respiratory Therapists are the Overlooked Heroes of the COVID-19 Fight
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsAs COVID-19 attacks the lungs and respiratory systems of those infected, respiratory therapists are often the ones to intubate patients and operate ventilators. Doing so puts them in harm’s way — at the bedside of an infected patient.
Limiting Aerosolization in Pediatric Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsCreating a surgical tent using disposable drapes is a relatively simple technique to protect operating room personnel, according to the authors of a new research paper on ways to improve safety for healthcare staffers treating patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Study: How Does Single Use Stack Up?
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsMost physicians surveyed in eight hospitals across four countries preferred the maneuverability of a single-use bronchoscope in both therapeutic and intubation procedures.
Video Tutorial: How to Reduce Aerosolization During Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsThe COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the potential for disease transmission via aerosolization during bronchoscopy. This video demonstration provides advice for how to limit risk during bronchoscopy of ill patients.
Our Top Bronchoscopy Stories From 2020
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsIn a year filled with new insights into endoscopy best practices and key developments with emerging technologies, one topic dominated reader interest above all others: COVID-19 and the impact of SARS-CoV-2.
Understanding Gender Disparity in Lung Cancer Treatment Outcomes
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsWomen are at higher risk for lung cancer, but experience better outcomes than men following surgical treatment. More research is needed to understand both the higher risk and the better outcomes in women, experts say.
How Bronchoscopy Helps Detect Rising Cases of a Challenging Lung Infection
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsNontuberculous mycobacterial pulmonary disease, or NTM-PD, is on the rise, especially among the elderly. Cases detected with bronchoscopy showed lower risk of disease progression.