Bronchoalveolar lavage. The report of an international conference. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Asthma
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Injury
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Smoking
  • Therapeutic Irrigation

MeSH Major

  • Bronchi
  • Pulmonary Alveoli

abstract

  • The application of the method of bronchoalveolar lavage to an increasing array of pulmonary diseases was evident, and the use of sophisticated technology to study cells and measure minute amounts of protein and other components in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid indicated that more meaningful information may be gained about diseased airways and alveolar spaces than suspected. That new techniques are being developed to make assays more sensitive and specific was evident. The popularity of this research approach was underscored by the interest and participation of colleagues in the United States and especially in Europe (notably France, England, Italy, and West Germany) and in Japan. This meeting was an opportune time to reflect on what bronchoalveolar lavage analysis has contributed to date and to focus attention on new applications that will be forthcoming and will improve our understanding of immunopathogenic mechanisms in an expanding number of pulmonary diseases.

publication date

  • July 1986

has subject area

  • Asthma
  • Bronchi
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases
  • Lung Injury
  • Occupational Diseases
  • Pulmonary Alveoli
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Smoking
  • Therapeutic Irrigation

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3720374

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 122

end page

  • 131

volume

  • 90

number

  • 1