Bronchoscope insertion route and patient comfort during flexible bronchoscopy.

@article{Aguirre2015BronchoscopeIR,
  title={Bronchoscope insertion route and patient comfort during flexible bronchoscopy.},
  author={J E Gonz{\'a}lez Aguirre and U Chavarr{\'i}a Mart{\'i}nez and D Rodr{\'i}guez Mier and M Acosta Moreno and R Mercado Longoria},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={356-61}
}
SETTING Diagnostic flexible bronchoscopy performed in hospitalised and ambulatory patients in a tertiary care academic hospital in Monterrey, Mexico. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of the route of insertion of the bronchoscope (oral or nasal) on patient comfort, vocal cord visualisation, local anaesthetic and sedation requirements and possible complications. DESIGN Prospective study carried out in patients aged ⩾ 18 years with an indication for flexible bronchoscopy. The route of… CONTINUE READING

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