Paradoxical Reaction of Multiple Cerebral Tuberculomas
- Comparison between induced-sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis. Fadaii, Abbas; Sohrabpoor, Hamid; Bagheri, Bahador // Iranian Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases;Summer2009, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p167
Background: Diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with negative smear result or sputum culture and patients who are unable to produce sputum requires other tough techniques. This study compares the smear and culture results obtained by induced-sputum as a non invasive method with...
- Comparison of the performance of TK system with LJ and MGIT methods in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Feyzioglu, Bahadir; Dogan, Metin; Sanli, Ozlem O.; Ozdemir, Mehmet; Baykan, Mahmut // International Journal of Clinical & Experimental Medicine;2014, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p1084
Tuberculosis is a common infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis (TB). Various liquid or solid media are used for the diagnosis of tuberculosis. TK Rapid Mycobacterial Culture System has been developed recently. In our study, we aimed to...
- Direct examination and cultures of bronchoalveolar lavage in pneumonia diagnosis: a comparative experimental study. Brandão da Silva, Nilton; Martins, Lucas; Martins, Frederico; Anflor, José; Tonietto, Tiago; Koefender, Cristiano; Cardoso, Paulo; Moreira, José // Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2007, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1840
To assess the accuracy of direct examination and quantitative cultures of BAL to diagnose pneumonia with or without antibiotic treatment. Experimental rat models. Pneumonia was induced by intratracheal inoculation of S. pneumoniae (109 cfu/ml) or P. aeruginosa (108 cfu/ml). Controls ( n = 10)...
- Bronchoalveolar lavage for VAP diagnosis: patients must be sampled before any change of antimicrobial therapy. Timsit, Jean-François // Intensive Care Medicine;Oct2007, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p1690
The article focuses on the author's view regarding bronchoalveolar lavage for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) diagnosis. According to the author, this strategy permits a rapid stop of the antibiotic in the event of negative findings and a subsequent de-escalation. To cope with this...
- InfecÃ§Ã£o por Mycobacterium tuberculosis entre agentes comunitÃ¡rios de saÃºde que atuam no controle da TB. Rodrigues, Patrícia Marques; Moreira, Tiago Ricardo; De Moraes, Andressa Karla Luz; Vieira, Rafael da Cruz Araújo; Dietze, Reynaldo; Lima, Rita de Cassia Duarte; Maciel, Ethel Leonor Noia // Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia;apr2009, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p351
Objective: To evaluate the incidence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection, using tuberculin skin test, among community health agents (CHAs) monitoring TB patients in the city of Cachoeiro de Itapemirim, Brazil. Methods: We included 30 CHAs acting in the Family Health Program and 30 of their...
- bronchopulmonary lavage. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p322
An encyclopedia entry for "bronchopulmonary lavage, " which refers to the bronchoalveolar lavage, is presented.
- Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Role in the Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Management of Interstitial Lung Disease. Daniele, Ronald P.; Elias, Jack A.; Epstein, Paul E.; Rossman, Milton D. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Jan85, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p93
Discusses the status of bronchoalveolar lavage as an investigative tool and assesses its advantages and limitations in the clinical setting. Assessment of interstitial lung diseases by lavage; Information on the lavage procedure; Constituents of normal airways.
- The Calcareous Lung. Krishnakurup, Jayakrishnan; Abdelsayed, George // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Feb2011, Vol. 86 Issue 2, p85
The article presents a case study of an 84-year-old woman who was admitted for aortic valve replacement and was diagnosed for a pulmonary alveolar microlithiasis (PAM) due to the presence of microliths in the bronchoalveolar lavage sample.
- Human Cytomegalovirus Load in Plasma and Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid: A Longitudinal Study of Lung Transplant Recipients. Westall, Glen P.; Michaelides, Alexandra; Williams, Trevor J.; Snell, Greg I.; Kotsimbos, Thomas C. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;9/15/2004, Vol. 190 Issue 6, p1076
Background. In lung transplant recipients (LTRs), the measurement of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) load dynamics in the local environment of the lung allografl may offer distinct advantages over their assessment in the peripheral blood compartment. Methods. We compared HCMV load in paired...