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Schramm, D; Yu, Y; Wiemers, A; Vossen, C; Snijders, D; Krivec, U; Priftis, K; Eber, E; Pohunek, P.
Pediatric flexible and rigid bronchoscopy in European centersAvailability and current practice
PEDIATR PULM. 2017; 52(11): 1502-1508.
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Eber Ernst
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Abstract:
AimEighteen years have passed since the last European survey concerning practices in pediatric bronchoscopy was conducted. Therefore, members of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) Pediatric Bronchology Group 7.7, initiated the European Pediatric Bronchoscopy Survey 2015, which aimed to assess the current state of this evolving diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in the field of pediatric respiratory medicine. MethodA questionnaire was sent to national representatives of 44 European countries with the request to distribute it to all centers performing pediatric bronchoscopies. Questions concerned the following areas of interest: number of procedures, personnel and technical equipment, indications, complications, anesthesia, and diagnostic possibilities. ResultsIn total, 198 European centers from 33 European countries participated in the survey. From 2012 to 2014 a total of 57145 bronchoscopies were reported. Both flexible and rigid techniques were available at most of the centers. The most frequently mentioned indications were suspected aspiration, infection, radiographic abnormalities, airway obstruction, and cough. Hypoxemia, airway obstruction, and cough were the most common complications mentioned, followed by airway hemorrhage. Most centers were able to perform bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and endobronchial biopsies and some performed more special procedures, such as transbronchial biopsies. Interventions like balloon dilation, laser procedures, or stent placement were less common and rarely available. ConclusionCompared to the 1997 survey, our results suggest that pediatric bronchoscopy has become more widely available and established in Europe. Different practices in individual countries suggest that more effort should be put on standardizing bronchoscopic procedures across Europe.

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