Welcome to the WABIP Academy Literature Review, a collection of reviews of key papers that are selected in terms of their relevance or importance to Interventional Pulmonology. The papers and their reviews are carefully selected/created by the Literature Review editorial team.

Section Editor: Marcus Kennedy MD (Diagnostic Bronchoscopy)
Associate Editors: Scott Twaddell MD (Pleural Diseases), and Labib Debiane MD (Therapeutic Bronchoscopy)

2018 Reviews

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy

A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Zephyr Endobronchial Valve Treatment in Heterogeneous Emphysema (LIBERATE) Criner GJ et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Volume 198, Issue 9, November 2018, Pages 1151-1164
Bronchoscopic Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy: An Experimental Study in Normal Porcine Lung Parenchyma. Casal RF et al. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol. Volume 25, Issue 4, October 2018, Pages 322-329
Clinical Success Stenting Distal Bronchi for “Lobar Salvage” in Bronchial Stenosis. Sethi S et al. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol. Volume 25, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages 9-16
An Innovative Solution for Prolonged Air Leaks: The Customized Endobronchial Silicone Blocker. Mehta RM et al. J Bronchol Intervent Pulmonol. Volume 25, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages 111-117

Pleural Diseases/Procedures

A Pilot Feasibility Study in Establishing the Role of Pleural Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Biopsies in Pleural Infection (The AUDIO Study) I Psallidis et al. Chest 2018; 154(4): 766-772.
Efficacy and Cost of Awake Thoracoscopy and Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in the Undiagnosed Pleural Effusion C McDonald et al. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2018; 106: 361-367
Safety and Tolerability of Vacuum Versus Manual Drainage During Thoracentesis: A Randomized Trial M Senitko et al. Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology 2018 Nov 14.
Investigating Unilateral Pleural Effusions: The role of cytology DT Arnold et al. European Respiratory Journal 2018; DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01254-2018
Meet the Editors

Section Editor: Marcus Kennedy MD (left)
Associate Editors: Scott Twaddell MD (center), and Labib Debiane MD (right)