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Electronic nose analysis of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.

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BACKGROUND: Electronic nose (E-nose) technology has been successfully used to diagnose a number of microbial infections. We have investigated the potential use of an E-nose for the diagnosis of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) by detecting micro-organisms in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid in a prospective comparative study of E-nose analysis and microbiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: BAL samples were collected using a blind technique from 44 patients following a minimum of 72 h mechani...

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University of Oxford
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Oxford
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European journal of clinical investigation More from this journal
Volume:
41
Issue:
1
Pages:
52-58
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1365-2362
ISSN:
0014-2972
Language:
English
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pubs:260355
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260355
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2012-12-19

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