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Clinical Problems in Cardiopulmonary Disease |

Clinical Conference on Management Dilemmas*: Bronchiectasis and Endobronchial Polyps

Jeff Schnader, MD, CM, FCCP; Jim Harrell, MD; Praveen Mathur, MD, FCCP; Carmel Joseph, MD, FCCP; Jhansi Koduri, MD; Paul Kvale, MD, FCCP
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*From the Pulmonary and Critical Care Section (Dr. Schnader), Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dayton, OH; the Department of Medicine (Dr. Harrell), University of California at San Diego, California; the Department of Medicine (Dr. Mathur), Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN; the Department of Medicine (Drs. Schnader and Koduri), Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH; and the Department of Medicine (Dr. Kvale), Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI. Dr. Joseph is in private practice.

Correspondence to: Jeff Schnader, MD, CM, FCCP, Chief, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Wright State University School of Medicine, Veterans Affairs Medical Center (111), 4100 West Third St, Dayton, OH 45428; e-mail: jeff.schnader@med.va.gov



Chest. 2002;121(2):637-643. doi:10.1378/chest.121.2.637
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Pulmonary clinicians are often faced with management problems for which there are no answers at hand, either because there is no literature that gives definite answers, because there are conflicting data in the literature, or because the circumstances surrounding the clinical cases are unusual enough to prevent the application of existing scientific knowledge. When faced with these problems, clinicians are forced to make decisions based on a logical extension of their scientific knowledge into uncharted clinical waters. They are forced to make judgments based on the conviction of their speculations and on prior experiences.

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