Alina Ionescu

  • Alina Ionescu replied to the topic IPC-Plus in the forum Case discussions 1 year, 4 months ago

    TIPC plus – yes maybe we should consider this combined treatment more often;

    I am curious to know from those of you who run TIPC services – how often did you have to re-insert a TIPC for recurrent pleural effusion AFTER a previous TIPC was removed due to blockage/infection/other?

    we audited our service recently and found this scenario was v.…[Read more]

  • I have been asked the other day (by email) about business case example – for thoracoscopy service;

    my advice was that some HBs now use a short version of business case (this was the case in ABUHB when we needed a new US machine);

    does anyone have a recent example of business case for thoracoscopy service to share with our colleagues who…[Read more]

  • very true about the habit, but since no evidence to the contrary, hard to justify an allergic reaction to a pre-thoracoscopy antibiotic…

     

  • I am curious to know how many of you use an antibiotic pre-thoracoscopy

    practice varies between centres and I am no longer sure administration of a one off antibiotic is required;

    however, as we all know it is often more challenging to abandon a habit if it means stopping an intervention (more so if over nearly 10 years thankfully no serious…[Read more]

  • Hello Friends,

    WPIG meeting on the 8th March 12.45-14.00

    videolink available;

    suggested topics:

    – update on shared pleural intervention resourses;

    – data collection for the agreed reporting to RHIG

    – pleural registry

    – challenging cases

     

    Please let me know what else you would like to discuss

     

    bw,

    Alina

  • Alina Ionescu became a registered member 1 year, 6 months ago

  • Ali, great job – yes will send you a few more;
    on a different topic – Pleural seminar this year – 9th November 2018 (when we have managed to book a large lecture theatre in the Friars Gwent); we have a surgical speaker – thought an interesting topic may include surgery for flail chest, corrective surgery for chest wall deformities;

    also thought of inviting a pathologist to speak about challenging mesothelioma diagnosis; someone to talk about fibulin measurements; maybe an anaesthetist to talk about conscious sedation (? ), last year’s seminar someone asked for a talk by the Coroner on occupational disease? (have to find a speaker)

    ANY SUGGESTIONS? WHAT WOULD PEOPLE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT? PLEASE MAKE ANY SUGGESTIONS – HAPPY TO TRY AND INCLUDE INTERESTING TOPICS

  • anyone interested to make a suggestion for topic to present at the pleural seminar please get in touch;
    so far we have a ‘surgical domination’ at the seminar – presentations of management of ‘flail chest’ and other topics. Regards, Alina

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