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Endobronchial ultrasound elastography in the diagnosis of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes.
OBJECTIVE Endobronchial ultrasound elastography is a new technique for describing the stiffness of tissue during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration. The aims of thisExpand
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Population pharmacokinetics of the photodynamic therapy agent 2-[1-hexyloxyethyl]-2-devinyl pyropheophorbide-a in cancer patients.
Photodynamic therapy is an effective and often curative treatment for certain solid tumors. The porphyrin-based photosensitizer Photofrin, the only Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for thisExpand
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Transbronchial needle aspiration through a guide sheath with endobronchial ultrasonography (GS-TBNA) for peripheral pulmonary lesions.
PURPOSE Although, endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath is becoming a common procedure for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions, there remain to be some inaccuracies in casesExpand
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Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath for small malignant pulmonary nodules: a retrospective comparison between central and peripheral locations.
OBJECTIVE Radial endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) has improved the diagnostic accuracy of transbronchial biopsy (TBB) for malignant peripheral pulmonary nodules (PPNs). ManyExpand
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Complications with Endobronchial Ultrasound with a Guide Sheath for the Diagnosis of Peripheral Pulmonary Lesions
Background: Diagnostic bronchoscopy has been considered as a safe and effective procedure. Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) for the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesionsExpand
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Photodynamic therapy (PDT) of lung cancer: experience of the Tokyo Medical University.
Endoscopic low (Photodynamic therapy (PDT)) or high (vaporization) power laser treatment has been recognized as a lung-sparing local therapeutic modality that can achieve remarkable responses. ThisExpand
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Radial endobronchial ultrasound images for ground-glass opacity pulmonary lesions
Radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) is a useful tool for precise localisation of peripheral pulmonary lesions, but there have been no detailed reports about the use of R-EBUS images forExpand
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The diagnostic utility of endobronchial ultrasonography with a guide sheath and tomosynthesis images for ground glass opacity pulmonary lesions.
BACKGROUND With the widespread use of computed tomography (CT), the frequency of discovering ground glass opacity (GGO) pulmonary lesions has increased. There have been some reports on surgery orExpand
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Effectiveness of Photodynamic Therapy and Nd-YAG Laser Treatment for Obstructed Tracheobronchial Malignancies
Since 1980, advanced lung carcinomas were treated with palliative laser therapy for the purpose of opening the endobronchial stenosis and obstruction by either photodynamic therapy (PDT) or Nd-YAGExpand
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Comparison of two 22 G aspiration needles for histologic sampling during endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA).
OBJECTIVE Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration is widely used for mediastinal and hilar lesions. Histologic specimens from this procedure are important for specificExpand
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