) is significantly differing from Mean (VBLC).
If the diagnosis based on TBB and TBLC samples was uncertain or inconsistent with the clinical presentation, operable patients were referred for surgical resection and nonoperable patients were followed up by CT six months thereafter.
Among the 29 patients in whom both TBLC and TBB could be obtained, their overall diagnostic yield was 69% (20/29) and 38% (11/29), respectively (p=0.017).
Studies have shown that pneumothorax (2.6%-33% of cases) and significant bleeding (1.4%-56% of cases) can be seen in patients undergoing TBLC. Mortality and complication rates for TBLC lie somewhere in between those observed for transbronchial biopsy and those observed for SLB.
Recent studies have also shown that a definite and confident diagnosis can be obtained in a substantial proportion of patients undergoing TBLC, but a closer look at the data from these studies shows that TBLC cannot yet be recommended as a replacement for SLB for the diagnosis of ILDs.
TBLC has a number of employees that are personally inclined to actively seek out new tools to explore and employ that result in the organization being represented on a variety of platforms.
TBLC uses Google Hangouts to support informal discussions about innovative practices from within their libraries.
DPLD: diffuse parenchymal lung disease; MDD: multidisciplinary discussion; SLB: surgical lung biopsy; NSIP: nonspecific interstitial pneumonia; TBLC: transbronchial lung cryobiopsy.
Compared to conventional transbronchial biopsies, TBLCs provide specimens significantly larger with approximately three to six times the amount of alveolar tissue without crush artifacts [8-10].
TBLC's member libraries each had their own local library automation systems, which managed public service functions such as circulation, public access, and Web-based catalogs.
TBLC member libraries provided matching funds and in-kind services.
Representatives of netLibrary visited TBLC
in February 2000 and introduced us to their e-books.