Fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the critically ill: a prospective study of its diagnostic and therapeutic value.

Abstract

AIM A prospective study was undertaken to assess the diagnostic value and therapeutic usefulness of fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the critically ill. METHOD Fifty-six bronchoscopies were performed in fifty patients. Biochemical, radiological, microbiological and clinical assessments were made before and after each procedure. RESULTS Eighteen fibreoptic… (More)

Topics

Cite this paper

@article{Bellomo1992FibreopticBI, title={Fibreoptic bronchoscopy in the critically ill: a prospective study of its diagnostic and therapeutic value.}, author={Rinaldo Bellomo and E H Tai and Geoffrey Parkin}, journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care}, year={1992}, volume={20 4}, pages={464-9} }