Transbronchial needle aspiration in the diagnosis of pneumonia in a canine model.


We evaluated the risk, sensitivity, and specificity of transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) in a canine model of unilateral Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia and compared the results with our previous studies of these parameters in transthoracic needle aspiration (TTN), a catheter-brush (CB), and transbronchial biopsy (TBB) in the same model. The TBNA… (More)


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