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  • Alípio Barbosa Balthazar, Angela von Nowakonski, Eduardo Mello De Capitani, Paula Virginia Bottini, Renato Giuseppe Giovanni Terzi, Sebastião Firmiano de Araújo
  • Medicine
  • Brazilian journal of medical and biological…
  • 2001 (First Publication: 1 August 2001)
  • The purpose of the present study was to validate the quantitative culture and cellularity of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). A prospectiveExpand
  • M. Soares, R. Terzi, J. Piva
  • Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • 2007 (First Publication: 24 May 2007)
  • Brazil is a vast developing country with marked social, educational, cultural, and economical discrepancies. Current overall life-expectancy is approx. 72 years and is increasing. The elderlyExpand