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Pulmonary Medicine
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 6794343, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/6794343
Research Article

Role of Transbronchial Lung Cryobiopsies in Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Diseases: Interest of a Sequential Approach

1Department of Pneumology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
2Department of Pneumology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
3Department of Pneumology, AZ Glorieux, Ronse, Belgium
4Department of Thoracic Surgery, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium
5Department of Pathology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium
6Department of Pathology, Hôpital Erasme, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

Correspondence should be addressed to Benjamin Bondue; eb.ca.blu@eudnobb

Received 23 December 2016; Revised 23 March 2017; Accepted 2 April 2017; Published 20 April 2017

Academic Editor: Charlie Strange

Copyright © 2017 Benjamin Bondue et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

For each patient, the number of cryobiopsies, the bleeding score, and the presence of a pneumothorax were recorded. The total area of the biopsies was also measured by the addition of the surface of each biopsy. These data were analyzed using the Prism6 software (GraphPad Software). The Kruskal-Wallis test was used for multiple comparisons between groups and a P value of less than 0.05 was considered significant.

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