Bronchoalveolar lavage. The report of an international conference.

@article{Crystal1986BronchoalveolarLT,
  title={Bronchoalveolar lavage. The report of an international conference.},
  author={Ronald G. Crystal and Herbert Y. Reynolds and A. R. Kalica},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1986},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={122-31}
}
The application of the method of bronchoalveolar lavage to an increasing array of pulmonary diseases was evident, and the use of sophisticated technology to study cells and measure minute amounts of protein and other components in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid indicated that more meaningful information may be gained about diseased airways and alveolar spaces than suspected. That new techniques are being developed to make assays more sensitive and specific was evident. The popularity of this… CONTINUE READING

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