Clinical Articles

Endobronchial ultrasound

Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a bronchoscopy technique which utilises ultrasound imaging to visualise structures around the airway wall, including lymph nodes, blood vessels, lung parenchyma and mass lesions. Broadly speaking there are two types of EBUS: convex probe EBUS (CP-EBUS) and radial probe EBUS (RP-EBUS).... Read More...

Silicosis – why it’s back and how to find it

Silicosis was a disease of the distant past. Some of us remember stories about underground miners in the mid-20th century, working in terrible conditions in tunnels filled with the dust created from their old-fashioned pneumatic drills with only a cloth to filter the air. These mine workers would end up terribly disabled, slowly dying as their lungs were destroyed by chronic silicosis.... Read More...

Benign breast lumps

Benign breast lumps are common. Accurate diagnosis and effective treatment of women with benign breast lumps is crucial to relieve their anxiety and/or morbidity. Fibroadenomas and breast cysts account for most benign breast lumps. What follows is practical advice to understand and manage these two common benign conditions.... Read More...