[The usefulness of the double-light telescopic catheter in the diagnosis of bacterial pneumonia in patients under mechanical ventilation].

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Fifty-eight patients who presented clinical criteria of pneumonia (fever, leukocytosis, purulent tracheo-bronchial secretions, and lung infiltrate of recent appearance in X-ray) were prospectively studied in order to determine the cost effectiveness [correction of rentability] of quantitative culture of bronchial secretions by means of a telescopic catheter… (More)

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