PMID: 6287586May 27, 1982

Comparative study of the bacteriologic value of samples taken by transtracheal aspiration or fiberoptic bronchoscopy

La semaine des hôpitaux : organe fondé par l'Association d'enseignement médical des hôpitaux de Paris
P PeltierJ Y Grolleau

Abstract

To evaluate two methods of obtaining lower respiratory tract secretions, fiberoptic bronchoscopy (FB) and transtracheal aspiration (TA) were performed in ten patients. FB used an open-end brush-in catheter. TA was performed as described by Pecora. TA gave significantly better sensitivity and specificity (3/5 and O false positive results respectively) than FB (2/5 and 5 false positive results). TA gives specimens which reflect the bacterial flora of the lung more reliably than those taken during FB.

Related Concepts

Lung
Trachea
Entire Lower Respiratory Tract (Body Structure)
Pulmonary Aspiration
Lung Diseases
Needle Biopsy Procedure
Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
Bronchoscopic Surgical Procedures
Entire Lung
Bodily Secretions

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