Event Specialty: Bronchoscopy
Team Auris took on a new challenge and climbed its way to success (all 48 flights of it) in support of the American Lung Association’s annual fundraiser, Fight For Air Climb.
The signature event is held throughout the country, often in well-known skyscrapers, and has raised more than $45 million over the last several years. In 2017 alone, more than 30,000 people from over 50 Climb events nationwide raised more than $8.3 million.
For Auris, a team of 20 volunteer climbers ranging from engineers to VP's, it was the company’s first time participating in the physically and mentally grueling challenge. Needless to say, it certainly won’t be the last time either!
Prior to taking position at 101 California Street's skyscraper start line in San Francisco, Auris raised over $3,000 in support of the American Lung Association's mission – improve lung health and prevent lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. From internal Penny Wars to online donations to customized team shirts, the staff’s love for competition helped the team surpass its inaugural fundraising goal.
Every member of Team Auris made it to the skyscraper's top, some with less breath than others, to enjoy the majestic San Francisco skyline while relishing in the accomplishment over brunch and brews with fellow competitors.
Team Auris looks forward to taking on the challenge in 2018, yet again!
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.