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No Routine CXR After Bronchoscopy

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00544479
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 16, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 20, 2015
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Dr. G. Izbicki, Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Most pulmonologist request a routine chest-x-ray after bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopasie to exclude pneumothorax. We published a study in CHEST showing that routine chest-ray might not be necessary. We would like to conduct a propsective study to validate the results of the CHEST-study. Before and after the procedure follwing information will be collected: Age, Sex, Indication for procedure, number of biopsies and segment of biopsie, Saturation, Physical examination, Symptoms suggestive of pneumothorax. If there is no aggravation of the symptoms and/or physical examination after the procedure, as compared to before, routine chest-x-ray will NOT be done. A phone will be made 24 to 48 hours following the procedure to the patient.

Condition or disease

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 250 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is Routine Chest-X-Ray Necessary After Bronchoscpy With Thransbronchial Biopsie? A Prospective Study
Study Start Date : March 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Collapsed Lung

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All consecutive patients with bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsies will be enrolled in this study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients with bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsie

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No informed consent given

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00544479

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Institue of Pulmonology, Shaare Zedek M.C.
Jerusalem, Israel, 3235
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Gabriel Izbicki, M.D. Shaare Zedel Medical Center
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: Dr. G. Izbicki, Head Pulmonary Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier: NCT00544479    
Other Study ID Numbers: 180964CTIL
First Posted: October 16, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 20, 2015
Last Verified: May 2015
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Pleural Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases