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Infections in Invasive Pleural Procedures: A Single Centre Experience

Anna Duffy and Avinash Aujayeb
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 4, Issue 3

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.

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Antiplatelet Exposure and Bleeding Events in Patients Undergoing EBUS-TBNA

Kevin Swiatek, Rachel Guthrie, John O Elliott and Kim Jordan
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 4, Issue 3

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.

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Pulmonary Complications of Sickle Cell Disease in the Pregnant Patient

Kevin G Lazo, Joanna B Eldredge, Anne Press and Bushra A Mina
Int J Respir Pulm Med Volume 4, Issue 3

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.

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Volume 4
Issue 3