- Treatment options for malignant pleural effusion
Ali I Musani
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson Street, J225, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Curr Opin Pulm Med 15:380-7. 2009
..Given the poor prognosis of the majority of these patients, palliation, rather than cure, should be the goal of therapy...
- Malignant pleural effusions: a review
Justin M Thomas
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Clin Chest Med 34:459-71. 2013
..To determine the best modality for management, patients must be assessed individually with concern for symptoms, functional status, prognosis, and their social and financial situations. ..
- Outpatient management of malignant pleural effusions with small-bore, tunneled pleural catheters
Ali I Musani
Interventional Pulmonology Program, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104 4283, USA
Respiration 71:559-66. 2004
..Control of MPEs to palliate respiratory symptoms can be performed via several different approaches. Ideally, a minimally invasive procedure to control MPEs and to provide relief of respiratory symptoms would be optimal...
- Tracheobronchial stenosis: causes and advances in management
Thoracic Interventional Program, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation LCI, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Clin Chest Med 34:557-67. 2013
..Bronchoscopic interventions include balloons, ablative treatment, and stenting to provide symptomatic relief. Surgical resection may be curative and a multidisciplinary approach to tracheobronchial stenosis is required. ..
- Advances and future directions in interventional pulmonology
Ali I Musani
Division of Interventional Pulmonology, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver, CO 80206, USA
Clin Chest Med 34:605-10. 2013
..However, standardized educational programs to train and test IP physicians will be essential to maintain a high standard of practice in the field. ..
- Multicenter experience with electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy for the diagnosis of pulmonary nodules
Kurt W Jensen
National Jewish Health, Denver, CO, USA
J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol 19:195-9. 2012
..We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic yield of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) in multiple centers and to determine what factors affect the yield of ENB...