Key clinical point: Bronchoscopy should be used sparingly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Major finding: Medical personnel should wear personal protective equipment when performing bronchoscopy, even on asymptomatic patients.
Study details: Systematic review and critical analysis of the literature led to recommendations drafted by 14 panelists selected by CHEST and the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology.
Disclosures: Dr. Wahidi and colleagues have no financial relationships to disclose.
Wahidi MM et al. Chest. 2020 Apr 30. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.036.