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Ep 437 Pulmera’s Journey From Concept to Clinical Impact with Dr. Bryan Hartley
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Interventional Pulmonology Podcasts

Listen to leading physicians discuss interventional pulmonology on the BackTable VI Podcast. Get tips, tricks, and expert guidance from your peers and level up your practice.

Episode #453


In this episode, Dr. Paul Lewis discusses best practices for thoracentesis. He shares insights on using image guidance, managing complex effusions, and managing complications such as pneumothorax and hemothorax. Dr. Lewis is an interventional radiologist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

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Episode #437


In this episode, host Dr. Bryan Hartley takes us on a deep dive into the origin story and mission of Pulmera, a medtech company dedicated to transforming the field of bronchoscopic lung cancer diagnosis by retrofitting existing fluoroscopy machines into cone beam CT-like scanners. Dr. Hartley is a vascular and interventional radiologist and co-founded Pulmera, alongside interventional pulmonologist Dr. Harmeet Bedi at Stanford.

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Episode #422


In this episode of the BackTable Podcast, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews guest Dr. Andrew Sholl, who demystifies the ins and outs of percutaneous biopsies and their impact on diagnoses. Dr. Sholl is a pathologist at LCMC Health in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Episode #156


We start off Part 1 of a 2 part series with Dr. Fred Lee discussing Percutaneous Lung Biopsy Technique, with tips and tricks to help your daily practice.

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Interventional Pulmonology Articles

Read our exclusive BackTable VI Articles for quick insights on interventional pulmonology, provided by physicians for physicians.

Pleural blood patch after CT guided lung biopsy

Blood patching began to emerge in the early 2000’s as a technique to reduce the incidence of chest tube placements subsequent to pneumothoraces, and has since been adopted in lung biopsy procedures. Blood patching is a technique in which the operator introduces the patient's own blood into the pulmonary space to promote coagulation of air passages created upon biopsy.

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Thoracentesis Best Practices with Dr. Paul Lewis on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Pulmera’s Journey From Concept to Clinical Impact with Dr. Bryan Hartley on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Pathology 101: Solid Advice for Percutaneous Biopsies with Dr. Andrew Sholl on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Percutaneous Lung Biopsies: The Basics with Dr. Fred Lee on the BackTable VI Podcast)
Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making & Best Practices Explored with Dr. Kush Desai and Dr. Steven Abramowitz on the BackTable VI Podcast)


Pleural blood patch after CT guided lung biopsy

Pleural & Parenchymal Blood Patching Techniques in Lung Biopsy


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