Gaëtane C Michaud

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BACKGROUND Computerized analysis of the regional distribution of breath sound intensity during respiration has generated interest as a possible diagnostic modality. OBJECTIVES We hypothesized that pleural effusions would create a dependent region of absent breath sounds and thus vibration response imaging (VRI) could be used in the detection of such(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To assess the utility of an ultrathin bronchoscope (UB) in the assessment of central airway obstruction (CAO). DESIGN Prospective evaluation SETTING Tygerberg Hospital, a tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENTS Consecutive patients referred to the Lung Unit with CAO. INTERVENTIONS Fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FOB) was performed with a(More)
Interventional pulmonologists are regularly asked to perform more complicated and advanced procedures, but reimbursement for the time, effort and skill involved in these procedures has not kept up with other procedural specialties. Further changes in funding and reimbursement are likely under the Affordable Care Act. Understanding and effectively using the(More)
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