Induced sputum compared to bronchoalveolar lavage in young, non-expectorating cystic fibrosis children.

@article{Blau2014InducedSC,
  title={Induced sputum compared to bronchoalveolar lavage in young, non-expectorating cystic fibrosis children.},
  author={Hannah Blau and Barry M Linnane and Rosemary Carzino and E Tannenbaum and Billy Skoric and Philip J. Robinson and Colin Francis Robertson and Sarath Ranganathan},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2014},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={106-10}
}
BACKGROUND Induced sputum (IS) is feasible and safe in young CF children and is a readily accessible, non-invasive technique. However, it has not been compared to bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), the gold standard for diagnosing lower airway infection. METHODS We compared bacterial yield from IS and BAL in 11 non-expectorating CF children, aged 3 to 7.4 years. IS samples were obtained in 10/11 cases. RESULTS Eight out of ten had the same predominant bacteria cultured from IS and BAL… CONTINUE READING
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