Potjanee Korrungruang

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BACKGROUND The usefulness of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for evaluating hilar, mediastinal and central parenchymal lesions has been well established. However, its utility for diagnosing lymphoma is controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic utility of EBUS-TBNA for the definitive(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) findings can be used for benign/malignant differentiation of lymph nodes (LNs). Recently, EBUS elastography has been introduced as a complementary modality in the evaluation of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy. We evaluated the ability of EBUS elastography to differentiate between benign and malignant(More)
Difficult intubation can be found in 11% of emergency tracheal intubations.1 Predictors of difficult tracheal intubation have been described, such as mouth opening, Mallampati classification, atlanto-occipital joint extension, mandibulohyoid distance, inter-incisor distance, thyromental distance, sternomental distance, obesity, and a previous history of(More)
We report a case of posttuberculosis (TB) tracheobronchial stenoses presented with progressive exertional dyspnea during the course of anti-TB treatment. An 83-year-old Japanese man was admitted for progressive dyspnea; chest X-ray and CT showed stenosis of distal trachea and left main bronchus. Pulmonary function test revealed reduction of FEV1. Balloon(More)
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