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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Bronchoscopy For Foreign Body Removal: Where Is The Delay?
Author: Lima, Alexandre Garcia de
Santos, Nelson Alves dos
Rocha, Elen Renate Figueira
Toro, Ivan Felizardo Contrera
Abstract: This was a retrospective analysis of the medical charts of 145 patients treated at the Bronchoscopy and Thoracic Surgery Clinic of the Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (HC-Unicamp, State University of Campinas Hospital das Clínicas) over a period of 10 years. There was a significant difference related to the site of first medical visit (Unicamp-HC versus other institutions) in terms of the time elapsed between the suspicion of bronchial aspiration and the actual respiratory endoscopic examination. However, no significant difference was found in the rate of positive results. The low number of referral centers that provide emergency respiratory endoscopy can negatively influence the treatment of patients under suspicion of bronchial aspiration, jeopardizing the overall recovery in the mid- and long-term.
Subject: Adolescent
Airway Obstruction
Child, Preschool
Emergency Medical Services
Foreign Bodies
Middle Aged
Professional Competence
Respiratory Aspiration
Retrospective Studies
Time Factors
Young Adult
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2008
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