Diagnostic utility of flexible bronchoscopy in elderly patients


Ulasli S. , Gunay E., Akar O., Halici B., Koyuncu T., Unlu M.

CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.8, no.3, pp.357-363, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/crj.12081
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.357-363

Abstract

Background: In the elderly population, diagnosis and initial treatment should be considered as soon as possible because of high disease incidence and complications. We aimed to evaluate the findings of flexible bronchoscopy (FB) and determine the diagnostic utility of FB in patients 65 years old and older.