Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2012, Article ID 625867, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/2012/625867
Clinical Study

Methylene Blue-Aided In Vivo Staining of Central Airways during Flexible Bronchoscopy

Department of Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Ulmenweg 18, 91054 Erlangen, Germany

Received 16 April 2012; Accepted 8 May 2012

Academic Editors: U. Aasebo and F. Varoli

Copyright © 2012 Sabine Zirlik 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.

Linked References

  1. P. B. Bach, M. J. Kelley, R. C. Tate, and D. C. McCrory, “Screening for lung cancer: a review of the current literature,” Chest, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 72–82, 2003. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. D. M. Parkin, F. Bray, J. Ferlay, and P. Pisani, “Global cancer statistics, 2002,” CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, vol. 55, no. 2, pp. 74–108, 2005. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. E. R. Salomaa, S. Sällinen, H. Hiekkanen, and K. Liippo, “Delays in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer,” Chest, vol. 128, no. 4, pp. 2282–2288, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. J. K. Frost, W. C. Ball, M. L. Levin et al., “Sputum cytopathology: use and potential in monitoring the workplace environment by screening for biological effects of exposure,” Journal of Occupational Medicine, vol. 28, no. 8, pp. 692–703, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. P. R. Band, M. Feldstein, and G. Saccomanno, “Reversibility of bronchial marked atypia: implication for chemoprevention,” Cancer Detection and Prevention, vol. 9, no. 1-2, pp. 157–160, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. E. K. J. Risse, G. P. Vooijs, and M. A. Van'T Hof, “Diagnostic significance of “severe dysplasia” in sputum cytology,” Acta Cytologica, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 629–634, 1988. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. F. J. F. Herth, R. Eberhardt, D. Anantham, D. Gompelmann, M. W. Zakaria, and A. Ernst, “Narrow-band imaging bronchoscopy increases the specificity of bronchoscopic early lung cancer detection,” Journal of Thoracic Oncology, vol. 4, no. 9, pp. 1060–1065, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. E. Edell, S. Lam, H. Pass et al., “Detection and localization of intraepithelial neoplasia and invasive carcinoma using fluorescence-reflectance bronchoscopy: an international, multicenter clinical trial,” Journal of Thoracic Oncology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 49–54, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. B. D. Vincent, M. Fraig, and G. A. Silvestri, “A pilot study of narrow-band imaging compared to white light bronchoscopy for evaluation of normal airways and premalignant and malignant airways disease,” Chest, vol. 131, no. 6, pp. 1794–1799, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. K. Häußinger, H. Becker, F. Stanzel et al., “Autofluorescence bronchoscopy with white light bronchoscopy compared with white light bronchoscopy alone for the detection of precancerous lesions: a European randomised controlled multicentre trial,” Thorax, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 496–503, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  11. R. Kiesslich and M. F. Neurath, “Chromoendoscopy and other novel imaging techniques,” Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 605–619, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. A. A. Ovchinnikov, V. V. Dianov, G. I. Lukomsky, and A. Bilial, “Chromobronchoscopy in the diagnosis of bronchial tumors,” Endoscopy, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 147–150, 1980. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. F. Varoli, C. Mariani, A. Fascianella, and G. C. Roviaro, “Vital staining in fiberoptic bronchoscopy,” Endoscopy, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 142–143, 1986. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. G. D. De Palma, “Confocal laser endomicroscopy in the “in vivo” histological diagnosis of the gastrointestinal tract,” World Journal of Gastroenterology, vol. 15, no. 46, pp. 5770–5775, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. L. Thiberville, S. Moreno-Swirc, T. Vercauteren, E. Peltier, C. Cavé, and G. B. Heckly, “In vivo imaging of the bronchial wall microstructure using fibered confocal fluorescence microscopy,” The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, vol. 175, no. 1, pp. 22–31, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. L. Thiberville, M. Salaün, S. Lachkar et al., “Human in vivo fluorescence microimaging of the alveolar ducts and sacs during bronchoscopy,” European Respiratory Journal, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 974–985, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. L. Thiberville, M. Salaün, S. Lachkar et al., “Confocal fluorescence endomicroscopy of the human airways,” Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 444–449, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. F. S. Fuchs, S. Zirlik, K. Hildner et al., “Fluorescein-aided confocal laser endomicroscopy of the lung,” Respiration, vol. 81, no. 1, pp. 32–38, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  19. M. Goetz, T. Toermer, M. Vieth et al., “Simultaneous confocal laser endomicroscopy and chromoendoscopy with topical cresyl violet,” Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, vol. 70, no. 5, pp. 959–968, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus