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Paediatric Bronchoscopy

Editor(s): Priftis K.N. (Athens) 
Anthracopoulos M.B. (Patras) 
Eber E. (Graz) 
Koumbourlis A.C. (Washington, D.C.) 
Wood R.E. (Cincinnati, Ohio) 

Status: available   
Publication year: 2010
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Progress in Respiratory Research , Vol. 38
Editor(s): Herth F.J.F. (Heidelberg) 
X + 212 p., 136 fig., 86 in color, 37 tab., hard cover + online supplement material, 2010
Status: available   
ISSN: 1422-2140
e-ISSN: 1662-3932

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‘This excellent hard back book provides an in-depth assessment and review of paediatric bronchoscopy, both flexible and rigid. It outlines in detail clinical technique, indications, complications and limitations of paediatric bronchoscopy in the intensive care unit, bronchoscopy suite and operating theatre, in both infants and children. Its logical approach and easy to read layout is attractive to the reader. Each chapter provides a detailed, state-of-the-art review of different aspects of paediatric bronchoscopy, an up-to-date literature review with references and well-labelled bronchoscopic pictures of disease pathologies, with accompanying radiological images. In addition, the book provides 48 original online videos of real life paediatric bronchoscopies further illustrating and enhancing the information provided in the text.
Thus the reader has a library of recorded bronchoscopies that would take one department decades to accumulate. The latter is a major innovation. The authors are composed of a group of international experts in this field, with senior author Prof. Robert E. Wood fondly known as the grandfather of paediatric bronchoscopy. Many authors have been practicing since paediatric flexible bronchoscopy was first introduced in 1980. They have gained a wealth of experience with this procedure as it has evolved and they as teachers share in this book many invaluable personal experiences. After reading it and reviewing the online video bronchoscopies, one feels as if one has just received a personal tutorial from a panel of world experts, generous enough to share their wisdom. The book is aimed at paediatric pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, anaesthetists and intensivists who have either completed their training or are in training. This book is unique and a must for any paediatric pulmonologist. A great investment and well worth the price.’
D. Slattery, Children's University Hospital, Dublin
(Irish Medical Journal, Vol. 104, No. 2, 2011)

‘… this 212-page text is easy to read, very well organized, and carefully edited. Each chapter is comprehensively referenced with up-to-date publications that support its contents. In addition, contact information for the primary author of each chapter is provided at the conclusion of the reference section of each chapter. … A major strength of this text is the large number of high-quality photographs and illustrations throughout. The editors did a particularly good job of including excellent photographs of both normal anatomy and examples of the vast majority of both common and unusual entities. Furthermore, this text includes access to an innovative online repository of 48 high-quality videos of normal and abnormal anatomy. These are particularly useful to the clinician or assisting technologist new to flexible bronchoscopy, because common dynamic airway abnormalities (e.g., tracheomalacia and laryngomalacia) can be difficult to appreciate from still photographs …
The primary intended audience seems to be pulmonary medicine and otolaryngology trainees, although experienced pulmonologists will also find many chapters quite useful. The book is also well suited for respiratory therapists and nurses who assist in pediatric fiberoptic bronchoscopy.
The text is succinct, well organized, and has high-resolution photographs throughout, which will provide any interested clinician an excellent and efficient introduction to or review of the art of pediatric flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy.’
Jason S. Debley MD MPH
Seattle Children's Hospital, University of Washington
(Respiratory Care, Vol. 56, No. 2, February 2011)
The first comprehensive review of the technique and its applications
This book provides an in-depth 'state-of-the-art' critical review of the technique and the applications of flexible and rigid bronchoscopy to infants and children. Written by an international panel of experts, it reviews the technical aspects of the procedure, its common and highly specialized applications as well as its potential alternatives. The chapters are enhanced by a wealth of original figures. A major innovation of the book is the inclusion of online videos from actual bronchoscopies that further illustrate and elaborate on the information provided in the text. The book is addressed to paediatric pulmonologists and otorhinolaryngologists, both experienced and in training, as well as to other personnel who are involved in the performance of the procedures. In addition, it is recommended to pulmonologists for adults and general paediatricians who need to be able to evaluate the usefulness of bronchoscopy for their patients and be aware of its limitations and potential contra-indications.