Biopsy techniques : optimization for collection and preservation.

Abstract

Fiberoptic bronchoscopy provides a good tool to investigate bronchial biopsies, transbronchial biopsies, and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) in chronic inflammatory diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (1-8). The advantage of bronchial biopsies over other sampling techniques, such as induced sputum or BAL, is that they give… (More)
DOI: 10.1385/1-59259-151-5:19

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