Transient airway colonization is associated with airway inflammation after lung transplantation.

@article{Vos2007TransientAC,
  title={Transient airway colonization is associated with airway inflammation after lung transplantation.},
  author={Robin Vos and Bart Vanaudenaerde and Lieven Joseph Dupont and Dirk E Van Raemdonck and Geert M. Verleden},
  journal={American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={1278-87}
}
Lower airway tract colonization may trigger neutrophil-mediated airway inflammation. We investigated whether transient airway colonization influences airway inflammation and pulmonary function after lung transplantation (LTx). In this retrospective study, stable LTx patients with consecutive broncho-alveolar lavages (BAL), the first colonized and the second noncolonized, were included to create a Pooled group (P, n=32) and a Gram Negative (GN, n=14), Gram Positive (GP, n=9) and Fungi (F, n=9… CONTINUE READING

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