An Atlas of Induced Sputum: An Aid for Research and by Ratko. Djukanovic, Peter Sterk

By Ratko. Djukanovic, Peter Sterk

Containing greater than one hundred fifty photos of the very best quality, An Atlas of triggered Sputum: An relief for learn and analysis is the 1st entire medical advisor at the program of this diagnostic strategy to non-infectious inflammatory illnesses. The e-book comprises contributions from top specialists during this quickly becoming box who have been individuals within the activity strength on precipitated sputum subsidized via the eu breathing Society and chaired via the editors of this Atlas, Drs. Djukanovic and Sterk. featuring a variety of graphs and illustrations, the atlas expertly describes ideas and methods and gives transparent options for sputum induction and research in line with the eu breathing Society job strength file. A diagnostic reference for pulmonologists, the atlas does double accountability as an instructive textual content for citizens and physicians in education.

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Values are given as geometric means. 05). Reproduced with permission from Holz O, Richter K, Jorres RA, et al. Changes in sputum composition between two inductions performed on consecutive days. Thorax 1998;53:83–6 Finally, given that induction with normal, as opposed to hypertonic, saline may be more suitable for some patients, it is important to understand whether this may influence the levels of mediators. 8 Repeatability of eosinophil cationic protein (ECP), albumin, and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) measurements.

Intraclass correlation coefficients (R) are shown. Solid lines represent the mean difference; dashed lines represent ± 2 standard deviations (SD) of mean difference. In a Bland-Altman graph, if the variable is reproducible, it is expected that 95% of the differences between measures are less than 2 SD. Since all the data points are present above the line depicting the mean difference, this indicates that the levels in IS are consistently higher than those in BAL. Adapted with permission from Pizzichini E, Pizzichini MM, Kidney JC, et al.

The addition of Pl has no effect on the standard curve. Reproduced with permission from Kelly MM, Davis P, Leigh R, et al. Measurement of nerve growth factor in sputum. 17 The effect of dithiothreitol (DTT) on immunoassay of IL-5 by ELISA. 5 mM) had no significant effect on the standards even when the capture antibody for the assay was pretreated with DTT. Reproduced with permission from Kelly MM, Analysis of soluble mediators in the sputum fluid phase 57 Leigh R, Hargreave FE, et al. Induced sputum: validity of fluid-phase IL-5 measurment.

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