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Bronchoscopy is a procedure that uses a bronchoscope to examine the inside of the trachea, bronchi (air passages that lead to the lungs), and lungs. A bronchoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. It may also have a tool to remove tissue to be checked under a microscope for signs of disease. The bronchoscope is inserted through the nose or mouth. Bronchoscopy may be used to detect cancer or to perform some treatment procedures.
Discovery opens up new routes to strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB

Discovery opens up new routes to strengthen anti-smoking efforts to control TB

TB is an infectious disease that kills 1.5 million people each year, and smoking is the biggest driver of the global TB epidemic. Medical scientists at Trinity College Dublin and St James's Hospital in Ireland have unlocked the mechanism underlying the connection between smoking and Tuberculosis (TB). [More]
Veran announces positive, final results for initial study of SPiNPerc procedure

Veran announces positive, final results for initial study of SPiNPerc procedure

Veran Medical Technologies, a U.S. based medical device company, announced today the positive, cost-effective final results for the initial study of its innovative SPiNPerc procedure. [More]
Study finds deployment-related respiratory symptoms in veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan

Study finds deployment-related respiratory symptoms in veterans returning from Iraq, Afghanistan

In a new study of the causes underlying respiratory symptoms in military personnel returning from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a large percentage of veterans had non-specific symptoms that did not lead to a specific clinical diagnosis. [More]
NIH awards $4 million to map developing human lung

NIH awards $4 million to map developing human lung

A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute for LungMAP, an atlas of the developing human lung. [More]
BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

BronchoGen genomic test meets primary endpoint in AEGIS-2 clinical trial

Allegro Diagnostics Corp. today announced that the AEGIS-2 clinical trial has met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that the BronchoGen genomic test improves the accuracy of lung cancer diagnosis when used in combination with bronchoscopy. [More]
Genetic profiles obtained from nasal passages guide individualized therapy, research

Genetic profiles obtained from nasal passages guide individualized therapy, research

‚ÄčIt has become increasingly clear in recent years that asthma comes in several variations, with different causes, different pathologies and different responses to therapy. [More]

Supraglottic index, teaching program validated

A scoring system known as the supraglottic index is valuable in assessing patients with asthma complicated by laryngopharyngeal reflux, researchers report. [More]
Training advised to plug lung cancer care gaps

Training advised to plug lung cancer care gaps

Guideline-consistent care for patients with suspected lung cancer with mediastinal lymphadenopathy without distant metastases varies by region and physician characteristics, say researchers. [More]
Evidence reveals bronchial thermoplasty has long-term benefit for asthma patients

Evidence reveals bronchial thermoplasty has long-term benefit for asthma patients

‚ÄčThe beneficial effects of bronchial thermoplasty, a non-pharmacologic treatment for asthma, last at least five years, according to researchers at National Jewish Health and other institutions. [More]
Tissue-engineered transplants safe and effective in the long term: Study

Tissue-engineered transplants safe and effective in the long term: Study

New results published in The Lancet today [Wednesday 23 October] reveal that five years after the first successful transplantation of a tissue-engineered airway (reported in The Lancet in 2008) the recipient continues to enjoy a good quality of life, and has not experienced any immunological complications or rejection of the implanted airway. [More]
Use of SHOX2 DNA measurement improves cancer staging tools

Use of SHOX2 DNA measurement improves cancer staging tools

Findings indicate that assessment of SHOX2 DNA methylation level in lymph node tissue improves the negative predictive value of endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration, as well as endoscopic lung cancer staging in general. [More]
Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

Endoscopic imaging: an interview with Len Farris, Vice President of Marketing, Americas, PENTAX Medical

The impact of endoscopic imaging on patient care has been enormous since the first fiber optic systems were introduced more than 50 years ago. Today, high resolution and high definition systems are used to provide clinicians and patients unprecedented images from inside the body. [More]

New procedure to treat acid reflux can prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients

A Loyola University Medical Center study suggests that a procedure to treat acid reflux could help prevent chronic rejection in lung transplant patients. [More]
Endosonographic aspiration procedures result in greater diagnostic yield in treating pulmonary sarcoidosis

Endosonographic aspiration procedures result in greater diagnostic yield in treating pulmonary sarcoidosis

Among patients with suspected stage I/II pulmonary sarcoidosis who were undergoing confirmation of the condition via tissue sampling, the use of the procedure known as endosonographic nodal aspiration compared with bronchoscopic biopsy, the current diagnostic standard, resulted in greater diagnostic yield, according to a study in the June 19 issue of JAMA. [More]
Clear Lake Regional Medical Center opens new tower to better serve Bay Area Houston community

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center opens new tower to better serve Bay Area Houston community

Clear Lake Regional Medical Center today celebrated the grand opening of its $92 million expansion project that will enhance services to better serve the Bay Area Houston community. [More]
Study opens new avenues of research to improve care for patients with COPD

Study opens new avenues of research to improve care for patients with COPD

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have pinpointed a genetic signature for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from airway cells harvested utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. [More]
Severe childhood asthma blood test hopes dashed

Severe childhood asthma blood test hopes dashed

Blood eosinophil counts do not reliably reflect airway eosinophil concentrations in children with severe, therapy-resistant asthma, and therefore cannot be used to make therapeutic decisions, researchers report. [More]
Study offers new evidence of natural emission of influenza

Study offers new evidence of natural emission of influenza

A new study suggests that patients with influenza can emit small virus-containing particles into the surrounding air during routine patient care, potentially exposing health care providers to influenza. Published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the findings raise the possibility that current influenza infection control recommendations may not always be adequate to protect providers from influenza during routine patient care in hospitals. [More]
Current recommendations for infection control among health care providers may not be adequate

Current recommendations for infection control among health care providers may not be adequate

Some people with the flu emit more of the air-borne virus than others, suggesting that the current recommendations for infection control among health care providers may not be adequate, according to a new study from researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. [More]
Double transplants can be successful with donor lungs from heavy smokers

Double transplants can be successful with donor lungs from heavy smokers

Lungs from carefully selected donors with a heavy smoking history can be used with good results in adult, double-lung transplants, according to a study released today at the 49th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. [More]