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Interventional Pulmonary Guidelines

These guidelines examine flexible bronchoscopy, endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration, and transbronchial cryobiopsy.

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Transbronchial Cryobiopsy for the Diagnosis of Interstitial Lung Diseases

April 2020

This CHEST guideline and expert panel report examines the literature on transbronchial cryobiopsy as it relates to diagnostic utility and safety to provide evidence-based and expert guidance to clinicians.

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Technical Aspects of Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration | March 2016

This CHEST hybrid document addresses the current knowledge of the technical aspects of linear endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA), including patient factors (sedation), procedural aspects (ultrasonographic features of lymph nodes, needle size, number of needle passes, use of suction, and presence of rapid on-site cytologic evaluation), and proceduralists’ aptitude (training).


Adult Bronchoscopy Training: Current State and Suggestions for the Future | August 2015

This CHEST consensus statement addresses the current state of training and issues statements on how new bronchoscopy training content and guidelines should be structured going forward.

Use of Topical Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Sedation During Flexible Bronchoscopy in Adult Patients | November 2011


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