bronchoalveolar fluid

bronchoalveolar fluid

a fluid containing several lytic enzymes that serves to remove inspired particulates from the pulmonary airways.

bron·cho·al·ve·o·lar flu·id

(brong'kō-al-vē'ŏ-lăr flū'id)
A liquid containing several lytic enzymes that serves to remove inspired particulates from the pulmonary airways.
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However, in our immunocompromised patient, JEV RNA was detected in a serum specimen from 10 days before symptom onset and in bronchoalveolar fluid and CSF samples from days 5 and 6, respectively, after symptom onset, reflecting the inability of this immunocompromised patient to effectively clear the virus.
11] reported that a 77-year-old GCA patient was admitted to hospital with dyspnea and culture of bronchoalveolar fluid yielded C.
Patients were diagnosed with PIV3 infection by viral nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) done on nasopharyngeal swab and bronchoalveolar fluid lavage (BAL) samples.
At 8 weeks of age, the investigators measured cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar fluid to evaluate inflammatory responses and airway responsiveness to methacholine (a bronchoconstrictor).
The bronchoalveolar fluid was obtained by centrifugation and stored at -20 [degrees] C until use.
Procoagulant and plasminogen activator activities of bronchoalveolar fluid in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.
20) demonstrated increases in cystatin C and cathepsin L in bronchoalveolar fluid from emphysema patients, possibly pointing to a disease- and not a drug-related phenomenon.
First isolation of Tropheryma whipplei from bronchoalveolar fluid and clinical implications.
Moreover, the reduced levels of IL-5 observed in serum, lung homogenates and bronchoalveolar fluid demonstrated the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of L.
The CD4/CD8 ratio in the bronchoalveolar fluid was normal.
Increased levels of NGF have been found in the serum, bronchial tissue, and bronchoalveolar fluid of patients with allergy and asthma (Bonini et al.