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Microbiological lung surveillance in mechanically ventilated patients, using non-directed bronchial lavage and quantitative culture.

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We surveyed bronchial microflora by alternate-day, non-directed bronchial lavage (NBL) in 150 patients requiring mechanical ventilation on an intensive care unit. This simple technique uses a 20 ml non-bronchoscopic lung lavage, then quantitative bacterial culture. NBL bacteriological findings were identical to those obtained by same-day bronchoscopic broncho-alveolar lavage on 16/20 occasions. Using serial NBLs, the bronchial bacterial population was characterized during 65 episodes of pneum...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDM
Sub department:
NDM Experimental Medicine
Role:
Author
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Journal:
Quarterly journal of medicine
Volume:
86
Issue:
10
Pages:
635-648
Publication date:
1993-10-01
ISSN:
0033-5622
Source identifiers:
54157
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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