bronchial brushings

bronchial brushings

Brush biopsy A procedure in which cells from the mucosa of the upper airways–trachea, bronchi, bronchioles are obtained for cytologic evaluation under direct bronchoscopic visualization of suspicious mucosal lesions. Cf Bronchial washings.
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Human samples were derived from autopsy tissues and from bronchial brushings taken from individuals with chronic bronchitis as well as healthy controls.
The researchers determined Bik was significantly reduced in bronchial brushings of patients with chronic bronchitis compared to non-diseased controls.
The best chance of survival occurs with early diagnosis, and bronchial brushings are the key investigation to allow this.
We report a case that demonstrates the usefulness of bronchial brushing cytology in the diagnosis of this infection.
Bronchial brushing is an established tool for diagnosis of various pulmonary neoplastic and non neoplastic diseases, and is particularly sensitive in diagnosing peripheral lesions.
This case demonstrates the ability to diagnose pulmonary mucormycosis by bronchial brushing cytology which is less invasive than biopsy and fine needle aspiration biopsy and allows for more rapid identification of fungal organisms than histologic examination or and culture.
Acid-fast bacilli smears and cultures from sputum, bronchial brushings, and washings were all negative.
We have used this method to investigate small amounts of material such as nasal or bronchial brushings as well as cell culture.
Total cellular RNA was isolated from nasal and bronchial brushings by RNAzol B [TM] (Wak-Chemie).
This aspect is of great importance when limited samples such as small biopsies, nasal or bronchial brushings are used.