A highly practical guide to bronchoalveolar lavage, the mildly invasive bronchoscopic procedure which is used to sample cells, inhaled particles, infectious agents and fluid constituents from the terminal bronchioles and alveoli of the lung. Written by one of the world's acknowledged experts in the field, and reflecting more than 10 years of research and clinical study, this volume presents the findings following bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in a variety of lung diseases, giving a comprehensive account of the methods involved and recording the clinical indications for BAL investigation. The volume concludes with a discussion of research applications and future developments. The text is supported throughout by superb colour illustrations, and will be an invaluable resource for respiratory physicians, cytologists and pathologists involved in the diagnosis of pulmonary disease.
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Development and applications of BAL
The significance of BAL findings in diagnosis
Findings in different diseases
Lung fibrosis in systemic connective tissue disease
Bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia
Alveolar filling syndromes
Disease in which no clinical value of BAL is established
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Descrizione libro CRC Press, 1998. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110412792702