Event Specialty: Bronchoscopy
Team Auris is at it again, as they kicked off the fundraising challenge to support the American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Climb. The California leg of the fundraising event, which is held in several locations across the country each year, took place in San Francisco again this year, at 101 California Street. Together, the Auris team climbed the 48-story skyscraper to help raise money for the organization. Auris also served as a local sponsor for the San Francisco Fight for Air Climb. In total, Team Auris raised nearly $5,000 for the American Lung Association at the 2018 climb.
Auris’s inaugural kickoff of the Fight for Air Climb brought together not only its staff, but also representatives and volunteers from the American Lung Association, with everyone working together to raise money to help those affected by lung disease. One lung cancer survivor, and avid Air Climb supporter, shared her cancer experience and thanked the Auris staff for supporting the cause.
Held annually nationwide, the Fight for Air Climb is the American Lung Organization’s signature event. Funds raised by the event support their mission to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through research, education, and advocacy. Corporate teams, along with teams comprised of family and friends of those affected by lung disease, attend events held at well-known skyscrapers across the country. Participants walk, run, or race up the stairs in these buildings, climbing from the bottom all the way up to the top floor. Upon completing the climb, participants celebrate their victory at the top of the building with brunch, music, and awards.
Learn more about the Fight for Air Climb and find upcoming events in your area on the official website, http://www.fightforairclimb.org/ .
2018 Event Details: Fight for Air Climb Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00am 101 California Street, San Francisco
Complications from bronchoscopy are rare and most often minor, but if they occur, may include breathing difficulty, vocal cord spasm, hoarseness, slight fever, vomiting, dizziness, bronchial spasm, infection, low blood oxygen, bleeding from biopsied site, or an allergic reaction to medications. Only rarely do patients experience other more serious complications (for example, collapsed lung, respiratory failure, heart attack and/or cardiac arrhythmia).
Adverse effects from both Mini-PCNL and Ureteroscopy include pain, urinary tract infection, fever, hematuria (presence of blood in urine), exposure to low levels of radiation, retained or residual stones.
Adverse effects from ureteroscopy may include pain, perforation or injury to the ureter, resulting in extravasation of fluid and urine (urinoma), stricture of the ureter with risk of subsequent obstruction (hydronephrosis needing further repair), rare avulsion of the ureter, urinary blood clots, residual stones.
PCNL access may result in minor and major adverse effects. Minor effects include fever and nephrostomy leak. Major adverse effects may include injuries to pleura, liver, spleen, large vessels with related bleeding, gallbladder, duodenum, jejunum, colon with related cutaneous fistula, fever, pain, ileus, elevated counts.
Major adverse effects related to stone removal may include infection and urosepsis, intravascular fluid overload, extravasation of fluid, and post percutaneous nephrolithotomy bleeding.