No Routine CXR After Bronchoscopy

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified September 2007 by Shaare Zedek Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 15, 2007
Last updated: July 20, 2011
Last verified: September 2007

Most pulmonologist request a routine chest-x-ray after bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopasie to exclude pneumothorax. We published a study in CHEST showing that routine chest-ray might not be necessary. We would like to conduct a propsective study to validate the results of the CHEST-study. Before and after the procedure follwing information will be collected: Age, Sex, Indication for procedure, number of biopsies and segment of biopsie, Saturation, Physical examination, Symptoms suggestive of pneumothorax. If there is no aggravation of the symptoms and/or physical examination after the procedure, as compared to before, routine chest-x-ray will NOT be done. A phone will be made 24 to 48 hours following the procedure to the patient.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Is Routine Chest-X-Ray Necessary After Bronchoscpy With Thransbronchial Biopsie? A Prospective Study

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Further study details as provided by Shaare Zedek Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 350
Study Start Date: November 2007
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

All consecutive patients with bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsies will be enrolled in this study.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients with bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsie

Exclusion Criteria:

  • No informed consent given
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00544479

Contact: Gabriel Izbicki, M.D. 02-6666278

Institue of Pulmonology, Shaare Zedek M.C. Recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel, 3235
Contact: Gabriel Izbicki, M.D.    02-6666278   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shaare Zedek Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Gabriel Izbicki, M.D. Shaare Zedel Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Dr. Gabriel Izbicki, Pulmonary Institute, Shaare Zedek Medical Center Identifier: NCT00544479     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 180964CTIL
Study First Received: October 15, 2007
Last Updated: July 20, 2011
Health Authority: Israel: Ministry of Health processed this record on March 31, 2015