Alain Tremblay

Summary

Affiliation: University of Calgary
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Use of a drug eluting pleural catheter for pleurodesis
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Exp Lung Res 38:475-82. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Single-center experience with 250 tunnelled pleural catheter insertions for malignant pleural effusion
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Health Sciences Center, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1 Canada
    Chest 129:362-8. 2006
  3. doi request reprint Effect of repeated administration of low-dose silver nitrate for pleurodesis in a rabbit model
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 16:1070-5. 2011
  4. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of standard vs endobronchial ultrasonography-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in patients with suspected sarcoidosis
    Alain Tremblay
    Alain Tremblay, MDUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 136:340-6. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Endobronchial electrocautery and argon plasma coagulation: a practical approach
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can Respir J 11:305-10. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of tunnelled catheters for malignant pleural effusions in patients fit for pleurodesis
    A Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Eur Respir J 30:759-62. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Hot biopsy forceps in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions
    A Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Eur Respir J 29:108-11. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel method of teaching endobronchial ultrasound: physician- versus respiratory therapist-proctored simulation training
    David Ryan Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can Respir J 20:243-7. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Cytologic assessment of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspirates in sarcoidosis
    Alex Chee
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 19:24-8. 2012
  10. doi request reprint The impact of tunneled pleural catheters on the quality of life of patients with malignant pleural effusions
    Natasha F Sabur
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Respiration 85:36-42. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Use of a drug eluting pleural catheter for pleurodesis
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Exp Lung Res 38:475-82. 2012
    ..Repeated administration of low-dose silver nitrate (SN) has been shown to be effective in creating pleurodesis. This study aimed to determine the effectiveness of a SN-eluting pleural catheter for pleurodesis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Single-center experience with 250 tunnelled pleural catheter insertions for malignant pleural effusion
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Health Sciences Center, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1 Canada
    Chest 129:362-8. 2006
    ..Malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) are a common cause of dyspnea in patients with advanced cancer. Tunnelled pleural catheters (TPCs) can be used in patients with this condition, but the published experience with them is limited...
  3. doi request reprint Effect of repeated administration of low-dose silver nitrate for pleurodesis in a rabbit model
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute Division of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 16:1070-5. 2011
    ..Clinical pleurodesis strategies typically involve single bolus dose administration of drugs. This study was designed to test whether repeated administration of low doses of silver nitrate (SN) could lead to effective pleurodesis...
  4. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of standard vs endobronchial ultrasonography-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in patients with suspected sarcoidosis
    Alain Tremblay
    Alain Tremblay, MDUniversity of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 136:340-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of EBUS-guided TBNA to TBNA performed with a standard 19-gauge needle in patients with mediastinal adenopathy and a clinical suspicion of sarcoidosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Endobronchial electrocautery and argon plasma coagulation: a practical approach
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can Respir J 11:305-10. 2004
    ..Advantages of electrocautery, such as low cost, rapid effect, safety and ease of use, are contrasted to other endobronchial therapeutic modalities. Published experience with electrocautery is reviewed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Use of tunnelled catheters for malignant pleural effusions in patients fit for pleurodesis
    A Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Health Sciences Center, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Eur Respir J 30:759-62. 2007
    ..Tunnelled pleural catheters are an effective way of controlling malignant pleural effusions when used as first-line treatment in patients who appear to be candidates for pleurodesis procedures...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hot biopsy forceps in the diagnosis of endobronchial lesions
    A Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Eur Respir J 29:108-11. 2007
    ..Hot biopsy forceps showed a statistically significant reduction in bleeding score, which is unlikely to be of clinical significance...
  8. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of a novel method of teaching endobronchial ultrasound: physician- versus respiratory therapist-proctored simulation training
    David Ryan Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta
    Can Respir J 20:243-7. 2013
    ..Computer endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) simulators have been demonstrated to improve trainee procedural skills before attempting to perform EBUS procedures on patients...
  9. doi request reprint Cytologic assessment of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspirates in sarcoidosis
    Alex Chee
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, Foothills Medical Centre, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 19:24-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine interobserver variability, the relative importance of cytologic preparations, and factors influencing the diagnostic yield of mediastinal lymph node aspirates in suspected sarcoidosis...
  10. doi request reprint The impact of tunneled pleural catheters on the quality of life of patients with malignant pleural effusions
    Natasha F Sabur
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Respiration 85:36-42. 2013
    ..Tunneled pleural catheters (TPC) are used in the management of malignant pleural effusions (MPE), but the impact of this palliative procedure on patient quality of life (QoL) has not been well described...
  11. pmc Wet laboratory versus computer simulation for learning endobronchial ultrasound: a randomized trial
    David Ryan Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Can Respir J 19:325-30. 2012
    ..Linear endobronchial ultrasound with transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a revolutionary bronchoscopic procedure that is challenging to learn...
  12. doi request reprint Assessment and learning curve evaluation of endobronchial ultrasound skills following simulation and clinical training
    David R Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 16:698-704. 2011
    ..This study aims to compare endobronchial ultrasound performance following training with simulation versus conventional training using patients...
  13. doi request reprint Evaluation of clinical endobronchial ultrasound skills following clinical versus simulation training
    David R Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 17:291-9. 2012
    ..This study aims to compare trainee EBUS-TBNA performance during clinical procedures, following training with a computer EBUS-TBNA simulator versus conventional clinical EBUS-TBNA training...
  14. doi request reprint Validation of an endobronchial ultrasound simulator: differentiating operator skill level
    David R Stather
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Respiration 81:325-32. 2011
    ..Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a revolutionary diagnostic procedure. There is currently no accepted method of assessing EBUS technical skill or competency...
  15. doi request reprint Trainee impact on procedural complications: an analysis of 967 consecutive flexible bronchoscopy procedures in an interventional pulmonology practice
    David R Stather
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada davestather yahoo ca
    Respiration 85:422-8. 2013
    ..Flexible bronchoscopy is generally considered a safe procedure; however, complications can include pneumothorax, bleeding and even death...
  16. doi request reprint Trainee impact on advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy: an analysis of 607 consecutive procedures in an interventional pulmonary practice
    David Ryan Stather
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 18:179-84. 2013
    ..This study aimed to determine the impact of trainees during advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy on procedure time, sedation use and complications...
  17. doi request reprint Safety of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for patients taking clopidogrel: a report of 12 consecutive cases
    David R Stather
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta, Canada
    Respiration 83:330-4. 2012
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  18. doi request reprint Exercise capacity, lung function, and quality of life after interventional bronchoscopy
    P Leland Oviatt
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Thorac Oncol 6:38-42. 2011
    ..We prospectively assessed the effects of bronchoscopic interventions for the treatment of malignant airway obstruction, with specific attention to exercise capacity and quality of life (QoL)...
  19. doi request reprint Bronchoscopic removal of a large intracavitary pulmonary aspergilloma
    David R Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Chest 143:238-41. 2013
    ..To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of bronchoscopic removal of a large cavitary aspergilloma. This important new treatment modality provides a viable alternative therapy for this potentially life-threatening problem...
  20. doi request reprint Diagnostic utility of peripheral endobronchial ultrasound with electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy in peripheral lung nodules
    Alex Chee
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 18:784-9. 2013
    ..This study aimed to investigate the diagnostic utility of peripheral endobronchial ultrasound (pEBUS) followed by as-needed electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) for sampling peripheral lung nodules...
  21. pmc Endobronchial ultrasonography: extending the reach of the bronchoscope beyond the airway wall
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alta
    CMAJ 169:586. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint Impact of body mass index on outcomes following critical care
    Alain Tremblay
    Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Chest 123:1202-7. 2003
    ..To determine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on outcomes in critically ill patients...
  23. ncbi request reprint [High-frequency endobronchial electrocoagulation]
    A Tremblay
    Division de Médecine Respiratoire, Université de Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
    Rev Mal Respir 19:799-803. 2002
  24. pmc An evaluation of procedural training in Canadian respirology fellowship programs: program directors' and fellows' perspectives
    D R Stather
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
    Can Respir J 16:55-9. 2009
    ..In recent years, there has been a rapid growth in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed by respirologists...
  25. doi request reprint Endobronchial schwannoma
    Elaine Dumoulin
    Department of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 19:75-7. 2012
    ..The autofluorescence ratio was <0.5 for 2 of 3 lesions. The optimal follow-up and treatment plan for these lesions remain unknown, especially in asymptomatic patients...
  26. ncbi request reprint Repair costs for endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopes
    Christopher A Hergott
    Division of Respirology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 17:223-7. 2010
    ..The capital costs associated with implementing EBUS are easily obtained from manufacturers, but the ongoing maintenance and repair costs are unknown...
  27. doi request reprint Pleural controversy: pleurodesis versus indwelling pleural catheters for malignant effusions
    Paul MacEachern
    Department of Medicine, Division of Respirology, University of Calgary, Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Respirology 16:747-54. 2011
    ..Randomized trials directly comparing the two approaches are needed and some are underway. Novel combination approaches utilizing both IPC and pleurodesis agents have the potential to further improve the care of these patients...
  28. doi request reprint Role of bronchoscopy in the evaluation of solitary pulmonary nodules
    Christopher A Hergott
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 4N1, Canada
    Clin Chest Med 31:49-63, Table of Contents. 2010
    ..Research should focus on combinations of techniques, cost-effectiveness, and incorporation of these tools in diagnostic algorithms for lung nodules/masses...
  29. doi request reprint Endobronchial Ultrasound Knowledge, Implementation, and Perceived Barriers After Attendance at a Dedicated Hands-on Course
    Natasha F Sabur
    Division of Respirology, Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 18:138-43. 2011
    ..It seems that participation in an EBUS course is useful in helping physicians incorporate EBUS in their practice, but barriers remain, some of which may not be modifiable through such activities...
  30. ncbi request reprint Endobronchial phototoxicity of WST 09 (Tookad), a new fast-acting photosensitizer for photodynamic therapy: preclinical study in the pig
    Alain Tremblay
    Division of Respiratory Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Photochem Photobiol 78:124-30. 2003
    ..Clinically feasible parameters for drug and light dosimetry were documented. These data will be important in determining safe starting doses for human phase I/II studies...
  31. ncbi request reprint Bronchial obstruction causing mediastinal shift and hemodynamic compromise
    Patrik Nechala
    Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Ann Thorac Surg 82:1916. 2006
  32. doi request reprint Simulation in flexible bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound: a review
    David Ryan Stather
    Department of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
    J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 18:247-56. 2011
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  33. ncbi request reprint Use of tunneled pleural catheters for outpatient treatment of malignant pleural effusions
    David Ryan Stather
    University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 13:328-33. 2007
    ..Tunneled pleural catheters represent a new safe and effective outpatient treatment option for these patients, with no reported mortality and minimal morbidity...
  34. doi request reprint The use of tunneled pleural catheters in the treatment of pleural effusions
    Alex Chee
    Division of Respirology, University of Calgary, Canada Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Curr Opin Pulm Med 17:237-41. 2011
    ..This article will address the utility of TPCs in malignant pleural effusions, other reported uses, potential complications and catheter maintenance...
  35. ncbi request reprint Tunnelled pleural catheters in malignant pleural effusion
    Alain Tremblay
    Lancet 370:387; author reply 387. 2007
  36. ncbi request reprint Real-time electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for peripheral lesions: what about the negative predictive value?
    Alain Tremblay
    Chest 131:328-9; author reply 329. 2007