lavage, Intensive care unit, Mechanical ventilation, Multidrug resistant, Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).
One ml from each (prepared sputum, bronchoalveolar
lavage, plural fluid) specimens were transferred aseptically into three sterilized nine cm Petri dishes and 15-20 ml of pre-solidifying Sabouraud dextrose agar medium  were added to each plate.
sup],,, Increased expression of these proinflammatory cytokines and various chemokines, at mRNA or protein levels, is observed in different clinical samples of asthmatics compared with controls, such as peripheral blood, sputum, bronchoalveolar
lavage fluid (BALF), and bronchial biopsies.
lavage (BAL) could be performed in 24 patients, and CD4 and CD8 values were evaluated.
0 mg/dL Centromere type HTLV-1 (-) Nucleolar type IgG (800~1700) 1036 mg/dL Peripheral type Ig A (100~400) 143 mg/dL Granulartype IgM (40~240) 108 mg/dL Total cell count of bronchoalveolar
lavage fluids IgE (20~140) 32 mg/dL RF(<10.
However, since the pathological analysis revealed no acid fast bacilli a Mantoux assay was requested in addition to bronchoalveolar
lavage in order to confirm the TB suspicion.
lavage and response to cyclophosphamide in scleroderma interstitial lung disease.
The supplemental questionnaire further queried which respiratory specimen types were performed in each laboratory (sputa, bronchial washings, bronchial brushings, bronchoalveolar
lavages, percutaneous transthoracic image-guided fine-needle aspirations, percutaneous transthoracic image-guided core biopsies with touch preparations, endobronchial ultrasound-guided [EBUS] fine-needle aspirations, bronchial mucosal or transbronchial biopsies with touch preparations, and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopies).
Bronchoscopy was performed with a bronchoalveolar
lavage (BAL) and transbronchial lung biopsies.
The patient's blood and bronchoalveolar
lavage cultures were negative.
Lack of improvement led to further exploration of case with examination of bronchoalveolar
lavage fluid and sputum samples with Gram stain, which gave the confirmatory diagnosis of Nocardia.
lavage was performed and an image from the cytologic cell block is seen above in Figure 1.