Welcome to the WABIP Academy Literature Library, a collection of significant research papers published in recent years, in terms of their importance to Interventional Pulmonology. The papers are carefully selected by the Literature Library editorial team.

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