Significance of bronchial mucosal blood flow for the monitoring of acute rejection in lung transplantation.

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Bronchial mucosal blood flow (BMBF) was measured with a laser-Doppler flowmeter in a canine model (n = 20), and the measurement was evaluated to see if it was a useful method for diagnosing allografted lung rejection. The ratio of the value of BMBF at the level of the donor second carina against that at the level of carina (the L/C ratio, an index of BMBF… (More)

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@article{Takao1991SignificanceOB, title={Significance of bronchial mucosal blood flow for the monitoring of acute rejection in lung transplantation.}, author={Motoshi Takao and Yoichi Katayama and Koji Onoda and Hiroshi Tanabe and Tetsuro Hiraiwa and Tohru Mizutani and Isao Yada and Susumu Namikawa and Hiroaki Yuasa and Masayuki Kusagawa}, journal={The Journal of heart and lung transplantation : the official publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation}, year={1991}, volume={10 6}, pages={956-66; discussion 967} }