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Experimental study for evaluation of a low-cost spray cryotherapy system

Altair da Silva Costa Jr ORCID logo , Andre Miotto ORCID logo , Gustavo Andrade de Paulo ORCID logo , Angelo Paulo Ferrari ORCID logo , Luiz Hirotoshi Ota ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2019AO4533

ABSTRACT Objective To evaluate the feasibility and applicability of a low-cost cryotherapy system. Methods Experimental study with 25kg Landrace pigs submitted to a longitudinal cervico-thoraco-abdominal incision for exposure of the trachea, thorax and abdomen. The tissues were frozen by continuous spray application at different periods of time (5, 10 and 15 seconds). Spray cryotherapy was performed using a fluorinated gas (tetrafluorethane) delivered at – 47°C temperature (DermaFreeze®, Emdutos; ANVISA registration 80409950001; price R$ 394,00). via an adapted, disposable 1.8mm cholangiography […]

Indications, clinical outcomes and complications of 1,949 flexible bronchoscopies

Altair da Silva Costa Jr ORCID logo , Paulo Rogerio Scordamaglio ORCID logo , Iunis Suzuki ORCID logo , Addy Lidvina Mejia Palomino ORCID logo , Marcia Jacomelli ORCID logo

DOI: 10.31744/einstein_journal/2018AO4380

ABSTRACT Objective To describe indications, clinical outcomes and complications of flexible bronchoscopy. Methods A descriptive observational study of bronchoscopies performed at the endoscopy service of Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein . Demographic (age, gender and origin) and medical (indications and results of endoscopy and diagnostic tests, such as biopsy collection, lavage, cytology and culture) data were analyzed. Electronic medical records with incomplete data or reporting interventional procedures were excluded. Results Over a three-year period (2013 to 2016), a total of 1,949 […]

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) in diagnosis of mediastinal lesions

Ricardo Sales dos Santos, Marcia Jacomelli, Juliana Pereira Franceschini, Iunis Suzuki, Altair da Silva Costa Jr., Christina Shiang, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082018AO4094

ABSTRACT Objective To describe the results of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in making diagnosis of mediastinal injuries associated to different causes. Methods A retrospective cross-sectional study of patients submitted to Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration at a private organization, between June 2013 and October 2016. All cases referred for collection of lymph nodes or peritracheal/peribronchial masses by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration, and evaluated through tomography or PET-CT were included. Interventional pulmonologists and thoracic surgeons with experience in the […]