Virtual bronchoscopic navigation combined with ultrathin bronchoscopy. A randomized clinical trial.

@article{Asano2013VirtualBN,
  title={Virtual bronchoscopic navigation combined with ultrathin bronchoscopy. A randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Fumihiro Asano and Naofumi Shinagawa and Takashi Ishida and Joe Shindoh and Masaki Anzai and Akifumi Tsuzuku and Satoshi Oizumi and Satoshi Morita},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={188 3},
  pages={327-33}
}
RATIONALE In bronchoscopy, an ultrathin bronchoscope can be advanced to more peripheral bronchi. Because virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) is a method to guide a bronchoscope under direct observation using VB images, VBN may be particularly useful when combined with ultrathin bronchoscopy. OBJECTIVES This prospective multicenter study evaluated the value of VBN-assisted ultrathin bronchoscopy for diagnosing peripheral pulmonary lesions. METHODS We randomly assigned 350 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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