Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy service; an aid to patient management

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605734
Title:
Flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy service; an aid to patient management
Authors:
Marathe, N; Canavan, B
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
Feb-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/605734
Abstract:
The study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Luke’s General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Luke’s Hospital were studied. In total, 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24.8%) of suspected malignancy. The average time taken for procedure was 15 + 1 minute with overall rate of complication recorded in 1 case (0.95%). 32(30%) inpatients were referred before bronchoscopy services were started locally. Fifteen (14%) patients were referred for Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) after diagnostic procedure performed at St. Luke’s Hospital. To conclude, Bronchoscopy is a safe procedure used for diagnosis of various Lung conditions. The services offered locally reduced the time and cost involved in referrals. The diagnostic bronchoscopies performed for malignancy at St. Luke’s Hospital have rightly increased references for EBUS at Tertiary care Unit
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
ACUTE CARE; BRONCHOSCOPY

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMarathe, Nen
dc.contributor.authorCanavan, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-18T12:20:51Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-18T12:20:51Zen
dc.date.issued2016-02en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/605734en
dc.description.abstractThe study illustrates advantages of Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy, a new service started at St. Luke’s General Hospital in patient care since April 2014. Retrospective review of Bronchoscopies and referrals to Tertiary care unit for Bronchoscopy, prior and after initiation of service at St. Luke’s Hospital were studied. In total, 106 procedures were performed out of which 103(98%) were for diagnostic purpose. Common indications for bronchoscopy were functional airway assessment in 38 cases (35%) of chronic cough, 26 cases (24.8%) of suspected malignancy. The average time taken for procedure was 15 + 1 minute with overall rate of complication recorded in 1 case (0.95%). 32(30%) inpatients were referred before bronchoscopy services were started locally. Fifteen (14%) patients were referred for Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) after diagnostic procedure performed at St. Luke’s Hospital. To conclude, Bronchoscopy is a safe procedure used for diagnosis of various Lung conditions. The services offered locally reduced the time and cost involved in referrals. The diagnostic bronchoscopies performed for malignancy at St. Luke’s Hospital have rightly increased references for EBUS at Tertiary care Uniten
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.subjectACUTE CAREen
dc.subjectBRONCHOSCOPYen
dc.titleFlexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy service; an aid to patient managementen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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