Bronchoscopy Plus BAL Safe Way of Checking Lung Health of Patients

Bronchoscopy Plus BAL Safe Way of Checking Lung Health of Patients

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Bronchoscopy Plus BAL Safe Way of Checking Lung Health of Patients

Using bronchoscopy to examine the airways and the surrounding tissues of people with cystic fibrosis, coupled with the collecting of lung fluid through bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL), is safe and a reasonable alternative when sputum samples are not possible, a study reports. Adult patients participating in research reported mild side effects to bronchoscopy with BAL, its scientists wrote, with the most frequent adverse events similar to healthy adults given the same procedure. The study, “Safety of research…

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