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Summary and recommendations of a workshop on the investigative use of fiberoptic bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage in asthmatics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4014864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The participants in the workshop reached unanimous consensus that as an investigative tool, BAL has enormous potential for extending knowledge of the immunopathogenesis of asthma. When utilized according to these guidelines, maximal knowledge may be gained with minimal risks to study subjects. However, we wish to emphasize that the extent to which the safety of the procedure applies to those asthmatics with more symptoms and an FEV1 of less than 60% of predicted remains to be established by carefully controlled clinical investigations.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  132     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-08-15     Completed Date:  1985-08-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  180-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Asthma / diagnosis*
Bronchial Provocation Tests
Bronchoscopy* / adverse effects
Fiber Optic Technology
Middle Aged

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