Latest Bronchoalveolar lavage Stories

2012-01-27 10:41:44

The lung clearance index (LCI) is a sensitive non-invasive marker of early lung disease in young children with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a new study from Australian researchers. "We found that LCI is elevated early in children with CF, especially in the presence of airway inflammation and Pseudomonas aeruginosa," said Yvonne Belessis, MBBS, MPH, PhD, respiratory staff specialist at the Sydney Children's Hospital. "LCI may not only be a marker of early CF lung disease, but may be...

2011-07-13 12:53:42

Compared to a standard diagnostic procedure, infants with cystic fibrosis who received treatment based on a diagnostic procedure involving obtaining and culturing fluid samples from the lungs did not have a lower prevalence of lung-damaging infection or structural lung injury at 5 years of age, according to a study in the July 13 issue of JAMA. Early pulmonary infection in children with cystic fibrosis, particularly with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, is associated with an increased risk of illness...

2008-06-17 09:00:08

By Clement, Cecilia G Evans, Scott E; Evans, Christopher M; Hawke, David; Kobayashi, Ryuji; Reynolds, Paul R; Moghaddam, Seyed J; Scott, Brenton L; Melicoff, Ernestina; Adachi, Roberto; Dickey, Burton F; Tuvim, Michael J Rationale: The lungs are a common site of serious infection in both healthy and immunocompromised subjects, and the most likely route of delivery of a bioterror agent. Since the airway epithelium shows great structural plasticity in response to inflammatory stimuli, we...

2008-06-17 03:00:09

By Wuyts, Wim A Thomeer, Michiel; Dupont, Lieven J; Verleden, Geert M To the Editor : The pulmonary perspective by Dr. Collard and colleagues (1) provides an overview of the current understanding about acute exacerbations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). To tackle this challenging problem, we developed an algorithm (Figure 1). As a first step, we test for the presence of D-dimer and clinical probability of pulmonary embolism. If the test is positive, a specific computed tomography...

2004-11-28 03:00:17

Study objectives: Evidence exists that HIV-seropositive individuals may be at increased risk for the development of precocious pulmonary emphysema. HIV infection is also associated with antioxidant deficiency in both the serum and lungs, and it is therefore possible that increased oxidant stress may contribute to parenchymal lung injury occurring in the setting of HIV. We sought to determine the regional distribution of emphysema and regional distribution of glutathione (GSH) concentrations...

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