Complications associated with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: a nationwide survey by the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy

@inproceedings{Asano2013ComplicationsAW,
  title={Complications associated with endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration: a nationwide survey by the Japan Society for Respiratory Endoscopy},
  author={Fumihiro Asano and Motoi Aoe and Yoshinobu Ohsaki and Yoshinori Okada and Shinji Sasada and Shigeki Sato and Eiichi Suzuki and Hiroshi Semba and Kazuya Fukuoka and Shozo Fujino and Kazumitsu Ohmori},
  booktitle={Respiratory research},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND With the recent widespread use of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), there have been occasional reports on complications associated with its use. Previous reviews on EBUS-TBNA have been limited to studies by skilled operators, thus the results may not always be applicable to recent clinical practice. To assess the safety of EBUS-TBNA for the staging and diagnosis of lung cancer in Japan, a nationwide survey on its current usage status and… CONTINUE READING
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