bronchoalveolar fluid

bronchoalveolar fluid

a fluid containing several lytic enzymes that serves to remove inspired particulates from the pulmonary airways.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Culture of pleural and bronchoalveolar fluid did not show pathogenic bacteria, mycobacteria, or fungi; PCR results for common respiratory viruses were negative.
The results of bronchoalveolar fluid analysis, including cellular profiles, cytology, and culture for bacteria and mycobacterium, were not remarkable.
The trachea was cannulated and bronchoalveolar fluid was collected by aspiration.
Galactomannan (GM) is a polysaccharide component of the cell wall of Aspergillus [7], which can be released into the body fluids by growing hyphae, such as blood, urine, and bronchoalveolar fluid (BALF).
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.
(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.
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.