Comparison of non-protected lower respiratory tract secretions and protected specimen brush samples in the diagnosis of pneumonia

@article{Richard1988ComparisonON,
  title={Comparison of non-protected lower respiratory tract secretions and protected specimen brush samples in the diagnosis of pneumonia},
  author={Ch. Richard and M. Pezzano and B. Bouhaja and E. Rottman and A. Rimailho and Bruno Riou and Ph. Auz{\'e}py},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={14},
  pages={30-33}
}
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the results obtained with the non-protected lower respiratory tract secretions samples (LRS) with the protected specimen brushes (PSB) performed through a fiberoptic bronchoscope in mechanically ventilated patients, when pneumonia was suspected. The diagnosis of pneumonia was ultimately made at the end of the hospitalisation, in a double-blind manner by 2 members of the medical staff not aware of the bacteriologic results of LRS and PSB. LRS and… CONTINUE READING

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