The role of surveillance bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage prior to heart transplantation

M. Stahl, A. Moulton, T. Sears, J. Linder, S. E. Marriott, S. Rennard

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

All patients had an elevated bronchitis score over that of normal controls. The cause of this bronchitis is likely multifactorial and was not uniformly predicted by broncial neutrophil counts, current smoking history, or PFT abnormality. All patients had, in addition to high bronchitis score, evidence of increased bronchial neutrophils and/or PFT abnormality or cancer. These findings lead to a change in management prior to heart transplantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation Proceedings
Volume20
Issue number1 SUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Transplantation

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The role of surveillance bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage prior to heart transplantation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Stahl, M., Moulton, A., Sears, T., Linder, J., Marriott, S. E., & Rennard, S. (1988). The role of surveillance bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar lavage prior to heart transplantation. Transplantation Proceedings, 20(1 SUPPL. 1), 747-750.