How Bedside Nasal Endoscopy Can Help Fight a Deadly Disease

How Bedside Nasal Endoscopy Can Help Fight a Deadly Disease

PERFORMING PROCEDURES

Bedside nasal endoscopy can help in the quick diagnosis of acute invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (AIFRS) and improve survival rates in the immunocompromised patients it mostly targets.

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Early bronchoscopy upon hospital arrival may make a difference for patients who experience cardiac arrest.

Bronchoscopy Procedure

Patients who suffer cardiac arrest and receive a bronchoscopy soon after arrival at the hospital fare better than those who receive the procedure later in their stay, research finds.

Early intervention using bronchoscopy may play a key role in chronic bronchitis.

Bronchoscopy Procedure

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Disease in the small airways of the lungs is being monitored by researchers as a potential complication even in patients who experienced only mild infection but have persistent symptoms.