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Cryoprobes better than traditional forceps for obtaining certain lung biopsies

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June 16, 2014
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Cryoprobes, which are tools that apply extreme cold to tissues, are better than conventional forceps for performing so-called transbronchial lung biopsies in patients who are being assessed for certain lung conditions, a randomized controlled trial has found. Cryoprobes allowed for improved diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases because they collected larger sized samples that were of higher quality.

A randomized controlled trial has found that cryoprobes, which are tools that apply extreme cold to tissues, are better than conventional forceps for performing so-called transbronchial lung biopsies in patients who are being assessed for certain lung conditions.

Cryoprobes allowed for improved diagnosis of interstitial lung diseases because they collected larger sized samples that were of higher quality.

"These positive results are very promising although larger multicenter randomized trials are required to confirm the benefits and safety profile for this technique," said Dr. Virginia Pajares, the lead author of the Respirology study.


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  1. Virginia Pajares, Carmen Puzo, Diego Castillo, Enrique Lerma, M. Angeles Montero, David Ramos-Barbón, Oscar Amor-Carro, Angels Gil de Bernabé, Tomás Franquet, Vicente Plaza, Jürgen Hetzel, Joaquin Sanchis, Alfons Torrego. Diagnostic yield of transbronchial cryobiopsy in interstitial lung disease: A randomized trial. Respirology, 2014; DOI: 10.1111/resp.12322

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