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Transbronchial Biopsy in the Intensive Care Unit

  • Erik E. Folch
  • Chirag Choudhary
  • Sonali Vadi
  • Atul C. Mehta
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Abstract

Since its introduction in 1968, the fiberoptic bronchoscope has had a remarkable impact in the diagnosis and management of patients with respiratory maladies.1 The physicians entrusted with the care of critically ill patients are often faced with an array of chest roentgenographic abnormalities for which flexible bronchoscopy (FB) can be a valuable diagnostic tool.

Keywords

Mean Arterial Pressure Infective Endocarditis Diagnostic Yield Personal Protective Equipment Tracheostomy Tube 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik E. Folch
  • Chirag Choudhary
  • Sonali Vadi
  • Atul C. Mehta
    • 1
  1. 1.Sheikh Khalifa Medical City managed by Cleveland ClinicAbu DhabiUAE

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