This procedure is contraindicated for:
- Patients with bleeding disorders, especially those associated with uremia and cytotoxic chemotherapy.
- Patients with pulmonary hypertension.
- Patients with cardiac conditions or dysrhythmias.
- Patients with disorders that limit extension of the neck.
- Patients with severe obstructive tracheal conditions.
- Patients with or having the potential for respiratory failure; introduction of the bronchoscope alone may cause a 10 to 20 mm Hg drop in Pao2.
Factors Impair Results Examination:
- Inability of the patient to cooperate or remain still during the procedure because of age, significant pain, or mental status.
- Metallic objects within the examination field (e.g., jewelry, earrings, and/or dental amalgams), which may inhibit organ visualization and can produce unclear images.
- Hypoxemic or hypercapnic states require continuous oxygen administration.
- Failure to follow dietary restrictions before the procedure may cause the procedure to be canceled or repeated.
Bronchoscopy has been found in Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests
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