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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.
PENTAX Medical releases OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor for more accurate endoscopic in vivo diagnosis

PENTAX Medical releases OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor for more accurate endoscopic in vivo diagnosis

PENTAX Medical launches a world first for endoscopy, the OPTIVISTA EPK-i7010 Video Processor, featuring both digital and optical enhancements, in the European, Middle Eastern & African (EMEA) markets. [More]
Advances in image sensor modules for endoscopic imaging: an interview with Martin Wäny

Advances in image sensor modules for endoscopic imaging: an interview with Martin Wäny

The miniaturisation, and in particular the usage of semiconductor miniaturisation technologies, allows us to build smaller in volume and lower priced endoscopic cameras. This enables the proliferation of disposable endoscopes for a wide range of applications. [More]

3D-printed airway models serve as low-cost bronchoscopy teaching models

Researchers from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, found that 3D-printed tracheobronchial tree models compared favorably against other more standard models in training pulmonary physicians to perform bronchoscopy. [More]
Medtronic unveils next-generation version of superDimension lung navigation system software

Medtronic unveils next-generation version of superDimension lung navigation system software

Further underscoring its ongoing commitment to lung health, Medtronic today unveiled a next-generation version of its superDimension navigation system software. The superDimension navigation system enables a minimally invasive approach to access difficult-to-reach areas of the lung, and can aid in the diagnosis of lung diseases. [More]
American College of Chest Physicians releases new clinical guidelines on EBUS-guided TBNA

American College of Chest Physicians releases new clinical guidelines on EBUS-guided TBNA

The American College of Chest Physicians announced the release of new clinical guidelines on endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA). The guideline, which applies to a common bronchoscopic test, contains 12 recommendations including best practices related to patient factors and procedural aspects. [More]
Ex-vivo lung perfusion technique can reduce risk of transplant rejection

Ex-vivo lung perfusion technique can reduce risk of transplant rejection

University of Manchester researchers have used a new technique to recondition poorly functioning lungs and remove donor white blood cells in an attempt to increase the number of lungs available for transplant, and at the same time reduce the risk of acute rejection. [More]
Veracyte launches new genomic test to improve lung cancer diagnosis

Veracyte launches new genomic test to improve lung cancer diagnosis

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will soon begin testing patient samples in its CLIA-certified laboratory, with the Percepta test now available to a limited number of institutions around the country. [More]
Prime Healthcare acquires two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems

Prime Healthcare acquires two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems

Prime Healthcare announced today that it has completed its acquisition of two hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems: Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Texas and Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, as well as related outpatient services. [More]
Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

Clinical study to evaluate ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer

A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking 'breath test' to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. [More]
UofL study investigates safety, effectiveness of EBV for treating emphysema symptoms

UofL study investigates safety, effectiveness of EBV for treating emphysema symptoms

The University of Louisville has launched a research trial to study an investigational medical device designed to aid patients with emphysema by shutting off the diseased part of the lung. UofL is the only site in Kentucky among 14 nationwide testing the device. [More]
Study examines benefits of IS technique in assessing effect of pollution on urban asthmatic children

Study examines benefits of IS technique in assessing effect of pollution on urban asthmatic children

For the firefighters and rescue workers conducting the rescue and cleanup operations at Ground Zero from September 2001 to May 2002, exposure to hazardous airborne particles led to a disturbing "WTC cough" -- obstructed airways and inflammatory bronchial hyperactivity -- and acute inflammation of the lungs. At the time, bronchoscopy, the insertion of a fiber optic bronchoscope into the lung, was the only way to obtain lung samples. But this method is highly invasive and impractical for screening large populations. [More]
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]
Covidien unveils new version of superDimension Navigation System software for diagnosis of lung cancer

Covidien unveils new version of superDimension Navigation System software for diagnosis of lung cancer

Further underscoring its ongoing commitment to lung health, Covidien today unveiled a next-generation version of its superDimension™ Navigation System software. The updated software features a more intuitive interface that helps reduce time spent by physicians planning the procedure and enhances the visualization of the airways of the lung. [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

​It 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

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]
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