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Bronchoalveolar lavage via a modified stomach tube in intubated patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and diffuse pneumonia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2247870     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A simple non-bronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage method was used in 30 patients with the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome undergoing assisted ventilation for respiratory failure. A modified Argyle Levin stomach tube was passed via the endotracheal tube and lavage performed. The lavage was well tolerated and performed quickly and easily, required little training, and had a high degree of sensitivity (73%--a diagnosis in 22 of the 30 cases).
R Minutoli; E Eden; C Brachfeld
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thorax     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0040-6376     ISO Abbreviation:  Thorax     Publication Date:  1990 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-01-09     Completed Date:  1991-01-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417353     Medline TA:  Thorax     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  771-3     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 10019.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*
Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid / diagnosis*
Intubation, Intratracheal
Irrigation / instrumentation
Opportunistic Infections / complications,  diagnosis*
Pneumonia / complications,  diagnosis*
Respiration, Artificial
Respiratory Insufficiency / complications,  therapy

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