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Bronchoalveolar lavage in interstitial lung disease: effect of volume of fluid infused.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2793747     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To evaluate the effect of varying infusate volume on the results of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in patients with interstitial lung disease, 55 patients underwent 58 BAL during which both a 100- and 250-ml lavage was performed in the same lobe of the lung. Although the percent of the fluid that was returned and the total numbers of cells were greater in the 250- vs. the 100-ml lavage, there were no significant differences in cell differentials or numbers of cells per milliliter between the 100- and 250-ml BAL. We conclude that infusate volume does not affect cell differentials or numbers of cells per milliliter of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in patients with interstitial lung disease.
R A Helmers; C S Dayton; C Floerchinger; G W Hunninghake
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  67     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1989 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-21     Completed Date:  1989-11-21     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1443-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Veterans Administration, Iowa City, Iowa.
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MeSH Terms
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / pathology
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / pathology*
Cell Count
Eosinophils / pathology
Lymphocytes / pathology
Macrophages / pathology
Neutrophils / pathology
Pulmonary Fibrosis / pathology*
Sarcoidosis / pathology
Therapeutic Irrigation / methods
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