General Interventional Pulmonology

General Interventional Pulmonology

State of the Art: Interventional Pulmonology

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31678309

Review

Reference: Wahidi MM, Herth FJF, Chen A, Cheng G, Yarmus L. State of the Art: Interventional Pulmonology. Chest. 2020;157(3):724-736.

Summary: IP is now a recognized discipline offering treatment to an expanding base of lung conditions. Practice standards are improving with exam certification, IP fellowship training and better evidence and research.


 The Business of Bronchoscopy: How to Set up an Interventional Pulmonology Program

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29433719

Landmark Article/Review

Reference: Kessler E, Wahidi MM. The Business of Bronchoscopy: How to Set up an Interventional Pulmonology Program. Clin Chest Med. 2018;39(1):239-243.

Summary: Starting an IP program requires careful planning, a needs assessment, a business plan and outcomes monitoring. The local demand for services, current supporting specialties and competing practices need to be factored to ensure success.


 Advances in Interventional Pulmonology

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29433722

Review

Reference: Moore AJ, Mercer RM, Musani AI. Advances in Interventional Pulmonology. Clin Chest Med. 2018;39(1):271-280.

Summary: Interventional pulmonologists need to keep their skills sets current with new developments, such as advances in diagnostics and therapeutics of malignant and benign airways disease. Formal training programs are available to provide education and training in anatomy, manual dexterity, and clinical judgment to keep up with the continuing advances.


 Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multisociety Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28132754

Landmark Article/Review

Reference: Mullon JJ, Burkart KM, Silvestri G, et al. Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Standards: Executive Summary of the Multi-society Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Accreditation Committee. Chest. 2017;151(5):1114-1121.

Summary: There is an increasing number of formal IP fellowship training programs, however with considerable variation in the training environment and experience of fellows. A common accreditation standard for IP fellowships was developed to standardize the training.


 Bronchoscopic Techniques Used in the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28476742

Review

Reference: Lerner AD, Feller-Kopman D. Bronchoscopic Techniques Used in the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2017;15(5):640-647.

Summary: The use of LDCT scan for lung cancer screening has increased detection of lung nodules and the pretest probability of malignancy should guide the next diagnostic/therapeutic option. Navigational bronchoscopy and radial EBUS improve access to peripheral lesions; combination with mediastinal staging with linear EBUS provides comprehensive assessment in a single setting.


Palliative Care and Interventional Pulmonology

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29433725

Review

Reference: Ali MS, Sorathia L. Palliative Care and Interventional Pulmonology. Clin Chest Med. 2018;39(1):57-64.

Summary: Patients with advanced lung disease often have unmet palliative care needs. General palliative care principles apply in alleviating symptoms. IP procedures with palliative intent have a specific role in managing certain end-stage conditions including malignant pleural effusion, airway obstruction, hemoptysis and bronchopleural fistula.


 

 

ERS/ATS statement on interventional pulmonology. European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11866017

Landmark Article/Review

Reference: Bolliger CT, Mathur PN, Beamis JF, et al. ERS/ATS statement on interventional pulmonology. European Respiratory Society/American Thoracic Society. Eur Respir J. 2002;19(2):356-73.

Summary: The field of IP involves diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that require training and expertise beyond what is taught in standard pulmonary medicine fellowship training. Outcome assessment for endoscopic procedures are not only based on diagnostic yield and therapeutic benefit but also safety and cost-effectiveness.