Galactomannan antigen assay from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in intensive care units patients

@inproceedings{Khorvash2014GalactomannanAA,
  title={Galactomannan antigen assay from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in intensive care units patients},
  author={Farzin Khorvash and Mohsen Meidani and Leila Babaei and Saeed Abbasi and Behrooz Ataei and Majid Yaran},
  booktitle={Advanced biomedical research},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an important infection in critically ill patients including patients of intensive care units (ICU). Different diagnostic tools are available and since its mortality is high, it is vital to start the antifungal therapy as soon as possible. Knowing the epidemiology of this disease in each ICU and area will help to better and more rapid management of such patients. The aim of this study is to determine the frequency of IPA based on the level of… CONTINUE READING