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Bronchoalveolar lavage: sampling technique and guidelines for cytologic preparation and interpretation.
Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2008 Aug; 24(2):423-35, vii-viii.VC

Abstract

Bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) is a method for the recovery of respiratory secretions that line the peripheral airways and alveoli. Overall, BAL is considered very safe and sufficiently sensitive to detect inflammation at the cytologic level. The good correlation between BAL differential cell counts and exercise-induced hypoxemia or lactic acidosis, airway obstruction, or airway responsiveness attests to the relevance of BAL cytology to the structure and function of the equine airways. Thus, an important advantage of BAL over tracheal wash cytology is that BAL cytology relates well to the clinical signs and pathophysiologic consequences of inflammatory airway disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Road, North Grafton, MA 01539, USA. andrew.hoffman@tufts.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18652963

Citation

Hoffman, Andrew M.. "Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Sampling Technique and Guidelines for Cytologic Preparation and Interpretation." The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice, vol. 24, no. 2, 2008, pp. 423-35, vii-viii.
Hoffman AM. Bronchoalveolar lavage: sampling technique and guidelines for cytologic preparation and interpretation. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2008;24(2):423-35, vii-viii.
Hoffman, A. M. (2008). Bronchoalveolar lavage: sampling technique and guidelines for cytologic preparation and interpretation. The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice, 24(2), 423-35, vii-viii. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cveq.2008.04.003
Hoffman AM. Bronchoalveolar Lavage: Sampling Technique and Guidelines for Cytologic Preparation and Interpretation. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract. 2008;24(2):423-35, vii-viii. PubMed PMID: 18652963.
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