Welcome to the WABIP Academy Literature Library, a collection of significant research papers published in recent years as selected by the Literature Library editorial team. In the links below, you will find that every selected paper is accompanied with three multiple choice questions. WABIP members may use this library to enhance learning and teaching in a fun, interactive way.

Section Editor: Roberto Casal, MD
Associate Editors: Marcus Kennedy MD, and Marco Solis MD

Table of Contents

Diagnostic Bronchoscopy

Therapeutic Bronchoscopy


Intrabronchial Voriconazole is a Safe and Effective Measure for Hemoptysis Control in Pulmonary Aspergilloma. Mohan A et al. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Jan;24(1):29-34.
Safety and Efficacy of a Fully Covered Self-Expandable Metallic Stent in Benign Airway Stenosis. Fortin M et al. Respiration. 2017; 93(6):430-435. Doi: 10.1159/000472155
A Multicenter RCT of Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve Treatment in Heterogeneous Emphysema (TRANSFORM). Kemp S et al Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec 15; 196(12):1535-1543. Doi: 10.1164/rccm.201707-1327OC.
Long-term Outcome of Short Metallic Stents for Lobar Airway Stenosis. Fruchter O et al. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2017 Jul; 24(3):211-215. Doi: 10.1097/LBR.0000000000000371

Pleural Diseases / Procedures


Pleural Adhesion Assessment as a Predictor for Pneumothorax after Endobronchial Valve Treatment. Wouter H. van Geffen et al. Respiration 2017; 94:224–231 DOI: 10.1159/000477258
Computed tomography scoring system for discriminating between parapneumonic effusions eventually drained and those cured only with antibiotics. José M. Porcel, et al. Respirology (2017) 22, 1199–1204 doi: 10.1111/resp.13040
Persistent air leaks: a review with an emphasis on bronchoscopic management Donald R. Lazarus, Roberto F. Casal. J Thorac Dis 2017;9(11):4660-4670
Effect of an Indwelling Pleural Catheter vs Talc Pleurodesis on Hospitalization Days in Patients With Malignant Pleural Effusion. The AMPLER randomized Clinical Trial. Rajesh Thomas et al. JAMA.2017;318(19):19031912. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.17426

Meet the Editors

Section Editor: Roberto Casal, MD
Associate Editors: Marcus Kennedy MD, Marco Solis MD