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lavage

[lə′väzh]
(medicine)
The therapeutic washing out of an organ.

Lavage

 

a medical procedure used to cleanse mechanically the walls and contents of such tubular organs as the vagina or urethra and surrounding tissues. A lavage may also be performed for therapeutic and preventive medical purposes; in such cases, it is based on the action of a chemical agent or temperature. Warm boiled water or solutions of various medicinal substances are used in the procedure.

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We observed similar findings with bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum yielding higher virus load than nasopharyngeal specimens, although this could have reflected that these specimens were only available from sicker patients or been due to chance with so few bronchoalveolar or sputum specimens.
First, Lisboa's population was defined in part by quantitative cultures of tracheal aspirates (96% of patients) and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (4% of patients).
Furthermore, the recruitment of leukocytes and chemical mediators in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) counted as well as histopathological changes of lung tissue fixed with 10% neutral buffered formalin (NBF) and stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) stain.
cepacia (1-BAL, 1-sputum, 2- CSF) 7 - E (1-body fluid, 1-sputum) BAL, bronchoalveolar lavage, CSF, cerebrospinal fluid, EHIRC, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, NFGNB, non fermenting Gram-negative bacillus; RFLP types obtained were G, AN and E
Lab studies such as bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) indicated that the percentage of lymphocytes, neutrophils and eosin-phils were increased.
Because bronchoalveolar lavage is routinely performed in this situation for other diagnostic purposes, the ELISpot does not result in an extra procedure for the patient," explained Lange
In these patients, you may want to proceed with obtaining an induced sputum, an endotracheal aspirate, or a bronchoalveolar lavage specimen to rule out the pandemic strain," according to Dr.
Instead of invasive procedures, a combination of classical thoracic HRCT findings and immunocytochemical investigations of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), using anti-CD1a antibodies (10), should be preferred for the definite diagnosis of isolated pulmonary LCH and this in turn will also diminish complications.
An assay is commercially available for use with human serum and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples.