Ann Thorac Med 2017 Apr-Jun;12(2):114-120
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou, China.
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Intern Med 2012 1;51(5):455-60. Epub 2012 Mar 1.
Department of Clinical Medicine, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan.
Objective: The advantage of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) using endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS) with a guide sheath (GS) over TBB without EBUS guidance was investigated in this study.
Materials And Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted at Nagasaki University Hospital, Japan. Data were collected from all cases of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) undergoing either EBUS-GS-guided TBB or TBB without EBUS guidance in our department from December 2003 through November 2009. Read More
Lung 2012 Apr 3;190(2):233-7. Epub 2012 Jan 3.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok 10400, Thailand.
Background: Even though fluoroscopy-guided bronchoscopy has been well developed, the diagnostic yield of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) remains unsatisfying. Therefore, endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has been implemented recently to enhance the possibility of attaining true diagnosis. However, there are few studies that directly compare the success rate of fiber-optic bronchoscopy with fluoroscopic guidance to that of EBUS guidance in the diagnosis of PPLs in the same institute and in the same study period. Read More
PLoS One 2017 20;12(6):e0179719. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
Background: Endobronchial ultrasound(EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy(TBB) is the preferred diagnostic tool for peripheral pulmonary lesions(PPLs) and mastering this procedure is an important task in the training of chest physicians. Little has been published about the learning experience of physicians with this technique, particularly at an institutional level. We aimed to establish a learning curve for EBUS-guided TBB for PPLs at a medical center. Read More
Lung Cancer 2013 Jul 29;81(1):60-4. Epub 2013 Apr 29.
Pulmonary Medicine Unit, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, University Hospital A. Gemelli, Rome, Italy.
Introduction: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) can be used as an alternative to fluoroscopy to visualize a peripheral pulmonary lesion (PPL) and to provide an image guidance for transbronchial biopsy (TBB). The aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of EBUS-guided TBB in the diagnosis of PPLs.
Methods: All the patients with CT-scan evidence of PPL who underwent bronchoscopy with EBUS in the period between 2008 and 2011 were retrospectively evaluated. Read More