To bronch or not to bronch? A recurring challenge in neutropenic patients with pulmonary infiltrates.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Though it is generally accepted that both noninvasive and bronchoscopic procedures substantially increase the diagnostic yield ofpulmonaryinfiltrates, few studies address the therapeutic implications of invasive bronchoscopic procedures and their impact on survival. METHODS We prospectively followed all patients with neutropenic fever and… (More)

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