Risk factors and management of bleeding associated with transbronchial lung biopsy in lung transplant recipients

Chhajed, PN, Aboyoun, C, Malouf, MA, Hopkins, PM, Plit, ML and Glanville, AR (2003) Risk factors and management of bleeding associated with transbronchial lung biopsy in lung transplant recipients. Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 22 2: 195-197. doi:10.1016/S1053-2498(02)00462-X


Author Chhajed, PN
Aboyoun, C
Malouf, MA
Hopkins, PM
Plit, ML
Glanville, AR
Title Risk factors and management of bleeding associated with transbronchial lung biopsy in lung transplant recipients
Journal name Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1053-2498
Publication date 2003-02-01
Year available 2003
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S1053-2498(02)00462-X
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 2
Start page 195
End page 197
Total pages 3
Place of publication NEW YORK
Publisher ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC
Language eng
Abstract The aim of this study was to assess specific risk factors associated with bleeding during transbronchial biopsy (TBBx) in lung transplant recipients. Risk factors analyzed included gender, type of transplant, acute rejection, bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) status, infections, number of biopsies obtained per procedures, serum creatinine level and post-operative day since transplantation. The bronchoscope was not wedged to obtain TBBx and associated bleeding was managed using the "back-and-forth" technique. The severity of bleeding is shown to be independent of any specific risk factor and the back-and-forth technique described herein can be safely employed in lung transplant recipients to manage bleeding associated with TBBx performed without wedging of the bronchoscope.
Keyword Heart-Lung
Bronchoscopy
Rejection
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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