Safety, diagnostic yield, and therapeutic implications of flexible bronchoscopy in patients with febrile neutropenia and pulmonary infiltrates.

@article{Peikert2005SafetyDY,
  title={Safety, diagnostic yield, and therapeutic implications of flexible bronchoscopy in patients with febrile neutropenia and pulmonary infiltrates.},
  author={Tobias Peikert and Sameer Rana and Eric S. Edell},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={2005},
  volume={80 11},
  pages={1414-20}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety, diagnostic yield, and therapeutic implications of flexible bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and transbronchial biopsy in patients with febrile neutropenia and pulmonary infiltrates. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of all patients with neutropenic fever and pulmonary infiltrates evaluated by flexible bronchoscopy and BAL between January and December 2002 at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Appropriate… CONTINUE READING
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