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Am Rev Respir Dis. 1987 Dec;136(6):1450-2.

Effect of bronchial brush size on cell recovery.

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Department of Medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66103.

Abstract

The effect of bronchial brush size on cell recovery during fiberoptic bronchoscopy was investigated. In 20 patients undergoing diagnostic bronchoscopy, 3 additional brushings in normal peripheral airways were performed using sheathed brushes of 1.0, 1.73, and 3.0 mm in diameter. Mean cell recovery was 5.7, 8.1, and 9.0 x 10(4) cells per brush, respectively. There were no significant differences in cell recovery between the 3 brushes. Brush size does not appear to significantly influence cell recovery in normal peripheral airways.

PMID:
3688647
DOI:
10.1164/ajrccm/136.6.1450
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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