TY - CHAP A1 - Rosa Mastropierro A2 - Michela Bettinzoli A3 - Aldo Manzato ED1 - Sai Praveen Haranath ED2 - Samiya Razvi Y1 - 2012-06-13 PY - 2012 T1 - Endoscopic Percutaneous Tracheotomy in Prolonged Intubation of Mechanical Ventilated Patients Admitted in Cardio-Thoracic Intensive Care Unit N2 - Bronchoscopy has become an essential part of modern medicine . Recent advances in technology have allowed integration of ultrasound with this tool. The use of lasers along with bronchoscopes has increased the therapeutic utility of this device. Globally an increasing number of pulmonary specialists, anaesthesiologists and thoracic surgeons are using the bronchoscope to expedite diagnosis and treatment. The current volume on bronchoscopy adds to the vast body of knowledge on this topic. The democratic online access to this body of knowledge will greatly increase the ease with which both trainees and expert bronchoscopists can learn more .The contributions from around the world cover the breadth of this field and includes cutting edge uses as well as a section on pediatric bronchoscopy . The book has been an effort by excellent authors and editors and will surely be a often reviewed addition to your digital bookshelf. . In summary, this book is a great testament to the power of collaboration and is a superb resource for doctors in training, ancillary team members as well as practicing healthcare providers who have to perform or arrange for bronchoscopy or the associated procedures. BT - Global Perspectives on Bronchoscopy SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/32923 DO - 10.5772/32923 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-11-27 ER -