Previous Editors:

(2012-2017 articles)
Roberto Casal M.D., Marcus Kennedy M.D., Marco Antonio Solis M.D.

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
2017

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
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