Review article

BioMedicine

, 6:13

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Bedside pleuroscopy in Taiwan : a great vision for critically-ill patients and intensivists

  • Hean OoiAffiliated withDepartment of Preventive Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Taichung BranchDivision of Chest and Critical Care Medicine, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Dalin BranchSchool of Medicine, Tzu Chi UniversityDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Central Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Medical Research, China Medical University Hospital, China Medical University Email author 

Abstract

Bedside pleuroscopy can be used in daily practice by medical pulmonologists if a patient cannot tolerate either general anesthesia or being moved to an operating or endoscopy room due to their critical condition. It is a simple and safe technique that rarely has complications. The aim of this review is to summarize recent literatures about bedside pleuroscopy and share our experiences with using it in Taiwan.

Keywords:

Bedside Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Pleuroscopy Taiwan