Table 2

Medical interventions performed in the medical or interventional strategy group

VariableMedical strategy (n=38)Interventional strategy (n=34)
Medical treatment
 None4 (10.5)11 (32.4)
 Topical alone1 (2.6)1 (2.9)
 General alone16 (42.1)9 (26.5)
 Both topical and general17 (44.7)13 (38.2)
Topical therapy*
 Endobronchial suctioning18 (47.4)14 (41.2)
 Chemical tamponade†4 (10.5)5 (14.7)
 Mechanical tamponade‡00
General measures§
 Supplemental oxygen22 (57.9)13 (39.4)
 Intravenous terlipressin5 (13.2)6 (18.2)
 Cough suppression00
 Antimicrobial treatment15 (39.5)14 (42.4)
  • Data are n (%).

  • *Topical measures performed using flexible fibreoptic bronchoscopy.

  • †Topical tamponade including cold saline solution lavage or epinephrine instillation.

  • ‡Mechanical tamponade including bronchial blockers or Fogarty catheters at the segment or subsegment bronchial levels.

  • §Data are available for 71 patients (missing for one patient in the interventional strategy).