Jingxing Wu

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BACKGROUND Conventional sputum suctioning is a routine clinical practice, but complications may arise from the blind manipulation of the catheter. Recently, a visual sputum suctioning system (VSSS) was developed, and we tested this new system in a laboratory setting. METHODS We used coagulant concentrations of 1.5% and 3.0% to simulate mucus and sputum.(More)
The superior based pharyngeal flap operation for the correction of velopharyngeal incompetence is perhaps the most commonly employed operation used today in a majority of cleft palate centers. However, inconsistent results with this operation are commonplace. This is believed by most to be due to poor control of the lateral portals. Herein is a report of(More)
PURPOSE To assess the feasibility and safety of imaging canine peripheral airways (<1 mm) with an experimental micro-imaging fiber optic bronchoscope. METHODS Twenty healthy dogs were scoped with a micro-imaging fiber optic bronchoscope (0.8 mm outer diameter). Images at various levels of the bronchioles, mucosal color, and tracheal secretions were(More)
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