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Review Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Infections in Invasive Pleural Procedures: A Single Centre Experience

Anna Duffy and Avinash Aujayeb
Abstract

We are an established pleural centre offering medical thoracoscopy and indwelling pleural catheters. Our infection rates with prophylactic antibiotics were lower than the national average and given the era of antibiotic stewardship and lack of evidence to support the administration, we stopped giving them.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410075

Research Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Antiplatelet Exposure and Bleeding Events in Patients Undergoing EBUS-TBNA

Kevin Swiatek, Rachel Guthrie, John O Elliott and Kim Jordan
Abstract

Periprocedural management of aspirin and clopidogrel, antiplatelet agents, for Endobronchial Ultrasound with Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) remains unclear. Discontinuation of antiplatelet therapy has been questioned given the low risk of hemorrhagic complications reported with this procedure.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410074

Review Article  |   Volume 4, Issue 3

Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease in the Pregnant Patient

Kevin G Lazo, Joanna B Eldredge, Anne Press and Bushra A Mina
Abstract

Respiratory complaints are common symptoms in pregnancy, and it is important to delineate whether the causative factor is cardiac, pulmonary, or physiologic in origin. The pathophysiology of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) can further complicate the differential diagnosis.

PDF   |    Full Text | DOI: 10.23937/2378-3516/1410073


Volume 4
Issue 3