Abstract: Poster Presentations |

A Retrospective Review and Comparison of Flexible Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy at a University Teaching Hospital and a Community Based Hospital FREE TO VIEW

Brian McNab, MD*; Rodmehr Hafezi, MD; Darcy Marciniuk, MD, FRCP(C); Robert Skomro, MD, FRCP(C); Karen Laframboise, MD, FRCP(C); David Todd, MD, FRCP(C)
Author and Funding Information

University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada


Chest. 2004;126(4_MeetingAbstracts):819S. doi:10.1378/chest.126.4_MeetingAbstracts.819S-a
Text Size: A A A
Published online


PURPOSE:  To compare flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FFB) at a university teaching hospital and a community based hospital.

METHODS:  A retrospective review of FFB performed in a university teaching hospital and a community based hospital was done with comparison of indications and complications associated with this procedure.

RESULTS:  A total of 358 FFB procedures were reviewed –181 at a university teaching hospital and 177 at a community based hospital. The age, gender, and smoking status of patients undergoing FFB in both hospitals did not differ significantly. The most common indications were the presence of a lung mass on chest radiograph (31.8% university versus 34.5% community hospital) and hemoptysis (24.0% university hospital versus 20.9% community hospital). Indications for FFB differed somewhat between hospitals with chronic cough being a more common indication in the community based hospital (12.4% versus 4.5% university hospital) and diffuse lung disease a more common indication in the university hospital (9.4% versus 2.3% community hospital). The bronchoscopy procedures differed with transbronchial biopsy performed more frequently at the university hospital (12.8%) than the community hospital (1.1%). Complications associated with FFB were low at both hospitals, with slightly higher complication rates at the community hospital (4.5% community hospital versus 2.7% university hospital).

CONCLUSION:  The results suggest that except for small differences, the indications, conduct and complication rates associated with FFB are similar regardless of whether the procedure is undertaken at either a university teaching hospital or a community hospital.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS:  There is no increase in the complication rate associated with FFB at a university teaching hospital where the procedure is often performed by supervised trainees in comparison with a community based hospital.

DISCLOSURE:  B. McNab, None.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM




Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543