Training for linear endobronchial ultrasound among US pulmonary/critical care fellowships: a survey of fellowship directors.

@article{Tanner2013TrainingFL,
  title={Training for linear endobronchial ultrasound among US pulmonary/critical care fellowships: a survey of fellowship directors.},
  author={Nichole T Tanner and Nicholas J. Pastis and Gerard A. Silvestri},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2013},
  volume={143 2},
  pages={423-428}
}
BACKGROUND Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has revolutionized the ability of bronchoscopists to visualize and sample structures surrounding the tracheobronchial tree. It has been shown to be safe, minimally invasive, and highly accurate in the staging and diagnosing of mediastinal diseases. A prior survey of pulmonary fellowship program directors conducted in 2004 showed that only 2% of programs offered EBUS training. METHODS Surveys were mailed to 154 pulmonary/critical care fellowship… CONTINUE READING
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