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Abstracts & Publications


We have an active research program and expect the fellow to present at national meetings. Below is a sample of our recent mentored abstracts.

  1. Spontaneous Regression of Initially Proliferating Endobronchial Squamous Metaplasia of Unknown Cause (ATS Poster 2023)
  2. Endobronchial Tumor Invasion Following Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Cautery-Assisted Transbronchial Forceps Biopsy: A Novel Occurrence (ATS Poster 2023)
  3. Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum as a complication of negative-pressure drainage from an indwelling catheter (ACCP Presentation 2022)
  4. Pancreatitis presenting as a pleural effusion (ACCP Presentation 2022)
  5. Congo Red Effusions: A Rare Cause of Pleural Disease (ATS Poster 2022)
  6. Tracheostomy in Associated with a Decrease in Sedation Requirements for Intubated COVID-19 Patients (ATS Poster 2021)
  7. The Role Of Bronchoscopy In Immunocompromised Patients With Pulmonary Infiltrates: A Prospective Analysis (ATS Poster 2020)
  8. Persistent Pleural Air Leak Due to Metastatic Basal Cell Carcinoma (ATS Poster 2020)
  9. Nondraining Indwelling Pleural Catheters in Malignant Pleural Effusion: How Safe Is Fibrinolysis in Patients at High Risk of Bleeding? (ATS Poster 2019)
  10. If You Stay Regular... You Could Develop Exogenous Lipoid Pneumonia. (ATS Poster 2019)
  11. You Have Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid, Causing Subglottic Stenosis, And You Lived To Tell About It? (ATS Poster 2019)
  12. Endobronchial Treatment of Pulsatile Hemoptysis Complicating Y-Stent Management of Tracheobronchomalacia (ACCP Poster 2016)
  13. Coughing Out a Lung: A Case of Hiatal and Intercostal Hernia (ATS Poster 2019)
  14. Iatrogenic Tracheoesophageal Fistula: A Unique Cause and Treatment. (ATS poster, 2013)
  15. Electrocautery Knife Incisions During EBUS-Guided Miniforceps Biopsies (ACCP 2013)
  16. Intrathoracic and circulating fibrocytes are elevated in patients with malignant pleural effusions (ATS presentation, 2013)
  17. The Safety, Tolerability and Outcomes of Performing EBUS in Obese Patients- (Poster Presentation ATS 2012)
  18. Expanding the Role for Endobronchial Valves – Bronchocutaneous Fistula (Poster Presentation ATS 2012)
  19. Safety and tolerability of advanced bronchoscopic procedures under moderate conscious sedation (World Bronchology Conference June 2012)
  20. Impact of thoracentesis on dyspnea and quality of life (Oral Presentation ACCP 2012)
  21. Advanced lung adenocarcinoma masquerading as pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (Oral Presentation ACCP 2012)
  22. Thoracenteses are Safe in Patients with Bleeding Tendencies (Poster Presentation ATS 2011)
  23. The Complementary Role of CD68 Immunostaining in Diagnosing Sarcoidosis by Endobronchial Ultrasound (Oral Presentation ACCP 2011)
  24. Convex Probe Endobronchial Ultrasound for Placement of Intraparenchymal Fiducial Markers to Guide Stereotactic Radiosurgery (Oral Presentation ACCP 2011)
  25. Convex Probe EBUS for Diagnosing Parenchymal Lung Lesions (Poster Discussion ATS 2010)
  26. Bilateral Simultaneous Thorcenteses are Safe and Provide Rapid Benefit in Patients with Bilateral Pleural Effusions (Poster Presentation ATS 2010)
  27. Life-Altering Distal Stenting for Malignant Airway Obstruction - (Poster Presentation ATS 2010)
  28. Tension Hydrothorax Secondary to Pleuroperitoneal Leak Related to Peritoneal Dialysis - (Poster Presentation ATS 2010)
  29. A Case Report of Acute Pleuropericardial Effusions in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis. (Poster Discussion Session ATS 2010)
  30. An Iatrogenic Diagnosis (Oral Presentation ATS 2010)


  1. Tracheostomy Is Associated With a Decrease in Delirium and Sedation for Intubated COVID-19 Patients.Morton C, Pisani M, Doyle M, Puchalski J. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2023 Jan 1; 2023 Jan 1. PMID: 35288526.
  2. Bleeding Risk With Combination Intrapleural Fibrinolytic and Enzyme Therapy in Pleural Infection: An International, Multicenter, Retrospective Cohort Study.Akulian J, Bedawi EO, Abbas H, Argento C, Arnold DT, Balwan A, Batra H, Uribe Becerra JP, Belanger A, Berger K, Burks AC, Chang J, Chrissian AA, DiBardino DM, Fuentes XF, Gesthalter YB, Gilbert CR, Glisinski K, Godfrey M, Gorden JA, Grosu H, Gupta M, Kheir F, Ma KC, Majid A, Maldonado F, Maskell NA, Mehta H, Mercer J, Mullon J, Nelson D, Nguyen E, Pickering EM, Puchalski J, Reddy C, Revelo AE, Roller L, Sachdeva A, Sanchez T, Sathyanarayan P, Semaan R, Senitko M, Shojaee S, Story R, Thiboutot J, Wahidi M, Wilshire CL, Yu D, Zouk A, Rahman NM, Yarmus L. Chest. 2022 Dec; 2022 Jun 16. PMID: 35716828.
  3. DeBiasi EM, Won C, Kryger M. (in press) “Upper airway obstruction in adults”. Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders 6th Ed, 2022.
  4. Possick J, DeBiasi EM, Tanoue LT. “Pulmonary toxicity related to systemic treatments for cancer”. Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders 6th Ed. 2022.
  5. A Multicenter Study Assessing Interventional Pulmonary Fellow Competency in Electromagnetic Navigation BronchoscopyLee HJ, Argento AC, Batra H, Benzaquen S, Bramley K, Chambers D, Desai N, Dincer HE, Ferguson JS, Kalanjeri S, Lamb C, Meena N, Reddy C, Revelo A, Sachdeva A, Seides B, Shah H, Shojaee S, Sonetti D, Thiboutot J, Toth J, Van Nostrand K, Akulian JA. A Multicenter Study Assessing Interventional Pulmonary Fellow Competency in Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy ATS Scholar 2022, 3: 220-228.
  6. Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Investigations Fluid, Air, and Biopsy Thiboutot J, Bramley KT. Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Investigations Fluid, Air, and Biopsy Clinics In Chest Medicine 2021, 42: 591-597.
  7. DeBiasi EM, Feller-Kopman D. Anatomy and Applied Physiology of the Pleural Space Clinics In Chest Medicine 2021, 42: 567-576.
  8. Thakore S, Alraiyes AH, Kheir F. Medical thoracoscopy in intensive care unit Journal Of Thoracic Disease 2021, 0: 0-0. PMID: 34527362, PMCID: PMC8411134, DOI: 10.21037/jtd-2019-ipicu-02
  9. Pleural Effusions in the Critically Ill and "At-Bleeding-Risk" Population.Godfrey M, Puchalski J. Clin Chest Med. 2021 Dec. PMID: 34774174.
  10. Thakore, S., Perez Lozada, J. Percutaneous Ablation of Intrathoracic Malignancy. Curr Pulmonol Rep 9, 171–180 (2020).
  11. Improved Diagnostic Yield and Specimen Quality With Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Forceps Biopsies: A Retrospective Analysis.Ray AS, Li C, Murphy TE, Cai G, Araujo KLB, Bramley K, DeBiasi EM, Pisani MA, Cortopassi IO, Puchalski JT. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Mar; 2019 Oct 5. PMID: 31593653.
  12. Barium in the Bronchi: A Tracheoesophageal FistulaGnanapandithan K, Bramley K, Jamidar PA. Barium in the Bronchi: A Tracheoesophageal Fistula ACG Case Reports Journal 2019, 6: e00189
  13. Physician Practice Patterns for Performing Thoracentesis in Patients Taking Anticoagulant Medications.DeBiasi EM, Murphy TE, Araujo KLB, Pisani MA, Puchalski JT. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2020 Jan. PMID: 31436608.
  14. The utility of bronchoscopy in immunocompromised patients: a review.Morton C, Puchalski J. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Dec. PMID: 32030281.
  15. Strengths and Limitations of a Small Randomized Trial Comparing Manual and Vacuum Drainage in Thoracentesis.Senitko M, Murphy TE, Puchalski JT. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Jul. PMID: 31233478
  16. Safety and Tolerability of Vacuum Versus Manual Drainage During Thoracentesis: A Randomized Trial.Senitko M, Ray AS, Murphy TE, Araujo KLB, Bramley K, DeBiasi EM, Pisani MA, Cameron K, Puchalski JT. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2019 Jul. PMID: 30433893.
  17. DeBiasi EM, Feller-Kopman D. Physiologic Basis of Symptoms in Pleural Disease Seminars In Respiratory And Critical Care Medicine 2019, 40: 305-313.
  18. Advances and Controversies in Thoracentesis and Medical Thoracoscopy.Puchalski J. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun; 2019 Sep 16. PMID: 31525816.
  19. Pleural Diseases.Puchalski J, Rahman NM. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Jun; 2019 Sep 16. PMID: 31525804.
  20. Indwelling Pleural Catheter Placement for Nonmalignant Pleural Effusions.Bramley K, DeBiasi E, Puchalski J. Semin Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Dec; 2019 Jan 14. PMID: 30641589.
  21. Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction: recent updates.Ramaswamy A, Puchalski J. J Thorac Dis. 2018 Apr. PMID: 29850160.
  22. A novel endobronchial approach to massive hemoptysis complicating silicone Y-stent placement for tracheobronchomalacia: A case report.Ryu C, Boffa D, Bramley K, Pisani M, Puchalski J. Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Feb. PMID: 29465600.
  23. Extracellular Mitochondrial DNA Is Generated by Fibroblasts and Predicts Death in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.Ryu C, Sun H, Gulati M, Herazo-Maya JD, Chen Y, Osafo-Addo A, Brandsdorfer C, Winkler J, Blaul C, Faunce J, Pan H, Woolard T, Tzouvelekis A, Antin-Ozerkis DE, Puchalski JT, Slade M, Gonzalez AL, Bogenhagen DF, Kirillov V, Feghali-Bostwick C, Gibson K, Lindell K, Herzog RI, Dela Cruz CS, Mehal W, Kaminski N, Herzog EL, Trujillo G. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec 15. PMID: 28783377.
  24. Lung Endothelial MicroRNA-1 Regulates Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis.Korde A, Jin L, Zhang JG, Ramaswamy A, Hu B, Kolahian S, Guardela BJ, Herazo-Maya J, Siegfried JM, Stabile L, Pisani MA, Herbst RS, Kaminski N, Elias JA, Puchalski JT, Takyar SS. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Dec 1. PMID: 28853613.
  25. Indications for invasive mediastinal staging in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer staged with PET-CT.Gao SJ, Kim AW, Puchalski JT, Bramley K, Detterbeck FC, Boffa DJ, Decker RH. Lung Cancer. 2017 Jul; 2017 Apr 25. PMID: 28577947.
  26. Pulmonary Manifestations of Solid Non-Pulmonary Malignancies.Puchalski J. Clin Chest Med. 2017 Jun; 2017 Mar 2. PMID: 28477631.
  27. Randomized Trial of Pleural Fluid Drainage Frequency in Patients with Malignant Pleural Effusions. The ASAP Trial.Wahidi MM, Reddy C, Yarmus L, Feller-Kopman D, Musani A, Shepherd RW, Lee H, Bechara R, Lamb C, Shofer S, Mahmood K, Michaud G, Puchalski J, Rafeq S, Cattaneo SM, Mullon J, Leh S, Mayse M, Thomas SM, Peterson B, Light RW. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2017 Apr 15. PMID: 27898215.
  28. Convex probe EBUS for centrally located parenchymal lesions without a bronchus sign.Argento AC, Puchalski J. Respir Med. 2016 Jul; 2016 Apr 29. PMID: 27296821.
  29. DeBiasi EM, Puchalski J. Thoracentesis: State-of-the-art in procedural safety, patient outcomes and physiologic impact. Pleura. 2016 3: 1-10.
  30. Pleural effusions as markers of mortality and disease severity: a state-of-the-art review.DeBiasi E, Puchalski J. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2016 Jul. PMID: 27055075.
  31. Endobronchial Ultrasound-Guided Cautery-Assisted Transbronchial Forceps Biopsies: Safety and Sensitivity Relative to Transbronchial Needle Aspiration.Bramley K, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Homer RJ, Puchalski JT. Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 May; 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26912301.
  32. Fiducial Marker Placement Via Convex Probe EBUS.Argento AC, Decker R, Puchalski J. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016 Apr. PMID: 27058722.
  33. Management of an elderly patient with respiratory failure due to double aortic arch.Ryu C, Puchalski J, Perkins M, Honiden S. Respir Med Case Rep. 2016; 2015 Dec 17. PMID: 27222782.
  34. Comparison of Transbronchial and Cryobiopsies in Evaluation of Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease.Ramaswamy A, Homer R, Killam J, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Araujo K, Puchalski J. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2016 Jan. PMID: 26705007.
  35. Diagnostic Yield and Complications of Bronchoscopy for Peripheral Lung Lesions. Results of the AQuIRE Registry.Ost DE, Ernst A, Lei X, Kovitz KL, Benzaquen S, Diaz-Mendoza J, Greenhill S, Toth J, Feller-Kopman D, Puchalski J, Baram D, Karunakara R, Jimenez CA, Filner JJ, Morice RC, Eapen GA, Michaud GC, Estrada-Y-Martin RM, Rafeq S, Grosu HB, Ray C, Gilbert CR, Yarmus LB, Simoff M. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan 1. PMID: 26367186.
  36. Distal Airway Stenting: How Far Is Too Far?Argento AC, Puchalski JT. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2015 Oct. PMID: 26492612.
  37. Mortality among patients with pleural effusion undergoing thoracentesis.DeBiasi EM, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Araujo K, Kookoolis A, Argento AC, Puchalski J. Eur Respir J. 2015 Aug; 2015 Apr 2. PMID: 25837039.
  38. Use of the Blom Tracheotomy Tube with Suction Inner Cannula to Decontaminate Microorganisms from the Subglottic Space. A Proof of Concept.Rabach L, Siegel MD, Puchalski JT, Towle D, Follert M, Johnson KM, Rademaker AW, Leder SB. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Jun. PMID: 25849332.
  39. Patient-Centered Outcomes Following Thoracentesis.Argento AC, Murphy TE, Pisani MA, Araujo KL, Puchalski J. Pleura (Thousand Oaks). 2015 Jan-Dec; 2015 Sep 1. PMID: 26767192.
  40. Advanced diagnostic bronchoscopy using conscious sedation and the laryngeal nerve block: tolerability, thoroughness, and diagnostic yield.Goyal G, Pisani MA, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Puchalski JT. Lung. 2014 Dec; 2014 Jun 28. PMID: 24972639.
  41. Mortality of Hospitalized Patients with Pleural Effusions.Kookoolis AS, Puchalski JT, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Pisani MA. J Pulm Respir Med. 2014 Jun. PMID: 25977841.
  42. Recurrent hydrothorax and surgical diaphragmatic repair: report of 2 cases and review of the literature.Christine Argento A, Kim A, Knauert-Brown M, Boffa D, Siegel MD, Jafari B, Puchalski JT. J Bronchology Interv Pulmonol. 2014 Apr. PMID: 24739690.
  43. Identification of EGFR mutation, KRAS mutation, and ALK gene rearrangement in cytological specimens of primary and metastatic lung adenocarcinoma.Cai G, Wong R, Chhieng D, Levy GH, Gettinger SN, Herbst RS, Puchalski JT, Homer RJ, Hui P. Cancer Cytopathol. 2013 Sep; 2013 Mar 12. PMID: 23495083.
  44. The safety of thoracentesis in patients with uncorrected bleeding risk.Puchalski JT, Argento AC, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Pisani MA. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2013 Aug. PMID: 23952852.
  45. Defying gravity: subdiaphragmatic causes of pleural effusions.Bramley K, Puchalski JT. Clin Chest Med. 2013 Mar. PMID: 23411055.
  46. Etiologies of bilateral pleural effusions.Puchalski JT, Argento AC, Murphy TE, Araujo KL, Oliva IB, Rubinowitz AN, Pisani MA. Respir Med. 2013 Feb; 2012 Dec 7. PMID: 23219348.