Can Robotic Bronchoscopy Improve Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures?
Bronchoscopy ProcedureTwo sets of findings, recently presented at the annual CHEST conference, generated results that warrant further evaluation in studies designed to yield comparative trials in advanced bronchoscopic techniques, researchers say.
BAL Contamination Source Points to Patient Risk of SMA
Bronchoscopy ProcedureAn investigation of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia-contaminated BAL fluid samples found that insufficient endoscope reprocessing put patients and healthcare staff at risk of contracting nosocomial disease.
5 Reasons Demand for Single-Use Bronchoscopes Expected to Grow
Bronchoscopy ProcedureIncreases in the number of people living with respiratory health conditions will fuel a greater need for single-use bronchoscopes in the coming decade, according to market research.
COVID-19 Airway Injuries Require Comprehensive Treatment
Bronchoscopy ProcedureProlonged ventilation has caused many complications for COVID-19 patients. Effective treatment requires early intervention and a coordinated, comprehensive response, experts say.
Augmented Fluoroscopy Shows Promise in Lung Cancer Detection
Bronchoscopy ProcedureCalifornia physicians are sampling a new technology in an attempt to diagnose lung cancer more effectively.
Pulmonologists Give Single-Use Bronchoscopes High Marks
Bronchoscopy ProcedureDisposable bronchoscopes scored well for use, imaging and aspiration quality in a study of 300 procedures conducted in Spain.
Can a Nurse Be a Bronchoscopist?
Bronchoscopy ProcedureA UK hospital finds nurse bronchoscopists can reduce delays in diagnosis and treatment of the soaring number of patients with chronic cough.
Can Graphics Improve Patient Satisfaction With Bronchoscopy?
Bronchoscopy ProcedureA procedure-specific graphic narrative may be a “simple tool” to help ease patients through the consent process. Would it have a similar effect on alleviating stress before and after the procedure?
Which Musical Notes Best Relieve Anxiety Before Bronchoscopy?
Bronchoscopy ProcedureAlthough music as a means of reducing anxiety in endoscopy has been studied before, the results have been contradictory and inconclusive.
Would Early Intervention Help Chronic Bronchitis Patients?
Bronchoscopy ProcedureBronchitis is more damaging to both smokers and non-smokers than the rest of the population, but additional study is needed to see if early intervention can help, researchers say.