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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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Detection of GM in bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid has been advocated as a sensitive test for diagnosing of invasive aspergillosis, both in hematology and non-hematology patients, including solid-organ transplant recipients and critically ill patients.
Clinic and radiological improvement of lipoid pneumonia with multiple bronchoalveolar lavages," Pediatric Pulmonology, vol.
Most laboratories that processed respiratory cytology samples interpreted bronchial washings, bronchial brushings, sputa, bronchoalveolar lavages, percutaneous imageguided fine-needle aspirates, and non-image-guided transbronchial aspirates.
The preferred laboratory diagnosis of CMV hinges on the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) sample.
Although PAM can be easily diagnosed by bronchoalveolar lavage, (9) bronchoalveolar lavage and sputum examination for the presence of microliths are non-specific for the diagnosis of PAM in as much as microliths can also be found in patients with tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, bronchial wash, or tracheal aspirate) should be collected in addition to nasopharyngeal sampling for evaluation of patients under investigation.
Bronchoalveolar lavage specimens demonstrating lipid and hemosiderin laden macrophages and respiratory cultures showed few epithelial cells and white blood cells.
Objective: To evaluate the role of flexible bronchoscopy (FB) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) on pneumonia prevention of tracheostomy patients in intensive care unit.
The Bronchoscopy Suite allows bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) to be performed in the clinic using study participants from Celerion's extensive database.
7) The means employed for staging and prognosis of IPF include various metrics applied to baseline dyspnea, baseline pulmonary function testing, the six-minute-walk test, histopathology, determination of pulmonary hypertension, assessment of emphysema status, and bronchoalveolar lavage and serum biomarkers.