alexa The treatment of malignant endobronchial obstruction with laser ablation.
Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Journal of Analytical & Bioanalytical Techniques

Author(s): Taber SW, Buschemeyer WC rd, Fingar VH, Wieman TJ

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Abstract BACKGROUND: We compared a new endoscopic treatment for malignant endobronchial obstruction known as photodynamic therapy (PDT) with the more established therapy of neodymium: yttrium-aluminum garnet laser (Nd:YAG) therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of the medical records at our institution from 1988 to 1999 of patients treated for bronchial obstruction by thermal laser vaporization (Nd:YAG) or by PDT using the tunable dye laser in combination with a light-sensitive dye (PDT). The Nd:YAG procedure vaporized the obstructing neoplasm, whereas the PDT procedure photoablated the obstruction. Thirty-day mortality and morbidity rates were analyzed for both treatment groups using chi-square analysis. RESULTS: Of the 102 patients who were suitable for review, 83 received treatment with the Nd:YAG laser and 19 patients received treatment with PDT. Morbidity rates were comparable in both groups (22\% for Nd:YAG vs 31\% for PDT; P > .05). Equally common complications in both groups were respiratory failure and hypoxemia. Five Nd:YAG patients (6\%) died within 30 days after treatment (3 of respiratory failure, 2 of massive hemoptysis), whereas 2 patients (10\%) in the PDT group (1 of massive hemoptysis, 1 of acute myocardial infarction) died (P > . 05). CONCLUSIONS: PDT and Nd:YAG have similar mortality and morbidity rates. In our experience, PDT is a better choice for the treatment of malignant bronchial obstruction because it is technically easier, potentially safer, and does not require general anesthesia.
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