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Bronchoalveolarlavage (BAL) is routinely performed in adults for sampling cellular and biochemical components. Many studies have been performed that have enabled the proposal of recommendations for BAL, methodology and processing, as well as reference values in different clinical settings. In contrast, despite a world-wide increase in the use of BAL in(More)
Cardiogenic shock (CS) is a syndrome of progressive depression of myocardial function with systemic hypoperfusion. It occurs due to various aetiologies such as acute myocardial infarction, myocarditis, acute decompensated heart failure and postcardiotomy. Cardiogenic shock carries poor prognosis, and medical therapy alone is not effective. Mechanical(More)
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