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Title: Utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in diagnosis of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection
Authors: Han, A.Y.Y
Tan, A.H 
Koh, M.S 
Keywords: adult
aged
algorithm
Article
diagnostic imaging
endobronchial ultrasonography
human
Human immunodeficiency virus infected patient
Human immunodeficiency virus infection
lymphadenopathy
major clinical study
male
mediastinoscopy
middle aged
retrospective study
transbronchial aspiration
very elderly
bronchus
complication
demography
echography
female
fine needle aspiration biopsy
Human immunodeficiency virus infection
lymphatic system disease
pathology
radiography
thorax
Human immunodeficiency virus
Adult
Aged
Biopsy, Fine-Needle
Bronchi
Demography
Female
HIV Infections
Humans
Lymphatic Diseases
Male
Middle Aged
Thorax
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Han, A.Y.Y, Tan, A.H, Koh, M.S (2015). Utility of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration in diagnosis of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy in patients with human immunodeficiency virus infection. BioMed Research International 2015 : 257932. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/257932
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Objective. Intrathoracic lymphadenopathy (LAD) in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection is common, with wide-ranging diagnoses, from benign to malignant causes. Endobronchial Ultrasound-guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a relatively new technology with established applications in lung cancer, sarcoidosis, and tuberculosis. We sought to find out whether the addition of EBUS-TBNA to the diagnostic algorithm for LAD in HIV patients will reduce the need for mediastinoscopy. Methods. Retrospective chart review of all EBUS-TBNA procedures performed in our centre from August 2008 to December 2012. Results. 513 patients had EBUS-TBNA performed during this period. We identified nine HIV-infected patients who had LAD of unknown cause and underwent EBUS-TBNA. The procedure reduced the need for mediastinoscopy in eight patients (89%). Conclusions. Potential mediastinoscopies can be avoided by utilising EBUS-TBNA in HIV patients with LAD. © 2015 Audrey Yan Yi Han et al.
Source Title: BioMed Research International
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/183454
ISSN: 23146133
DOI: 10.1155/2015/257932
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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