A Randomized Trial of Cryoprobe Versus Forceps for Transbronchial Biopsy (FROSTBITE-II)

Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions:
    Transbronchial Biopsy
  • Age: Between 18 Year(s) - 99 Year(s)
  • Gender: Male or Female
  • Other Inclusion Criteria:
    1. Age = 18 years
    2. Scheduled to undergo bronchoscopy with transbronchial biopsy per standard of care

You may not be eligible for this study if the following are true:

    1. Pregnant or nursing woman or woman of child-bearing potential who refuses to take a pregnancy test prior to enrollment
    2. Severe pulmonary hypertension
    3. Stroke within the last 6 months or myocardial infarction within the last 3 months
    4. Presence of bleeding disorder
    5. Use of systemic anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy without the ability to hold therapy for the recommended time prior to procedure (aspirin monotherapy is acceptable)
    6. Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status
    7. Do Not Intubate (DNI) status



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