Human Airway Inflammation: Sampling Techniques and by Duncan F. Rogers, Louise E. Donnelly

By Duncan F. Rogers, Louise E. Donnelly

Ecu, North American, and Australian researchers assemble a few of the vital methodologies and protocols for assessing irritation in human airlines. they start with recommendations for accumulating samples as airlines beverages, sputum, or exhaled gases; and for utilizing them to isolate and symbolize cells or to degree markers of irritation. To entice either beginner and veteran researchers, they mix really good chapters on such themes as tracing intracellular mediator garage, with extra basic chapters comparable to on Northern blotting. They comprise tips and nuances besides the recipes, and occasionally colour figures.

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The advent and subsequent widespread use of the fiberoptic bronchoscope made BAL simple and safe to perform. It also represented an opportunity to adopt a standard technique for its performance, which would have advantages for the comparison of results from different centers. Unfortunately, considerable variation in procedural technique across centers developed, making comparison of data problematical (see Notes 5 and 6). The volume of fluid instilled even for similar research purposes has var- Bronchoalveolar Lavage 33 ied considerably from 20 mL (13) to 300 mL (14), and the site of BAL has also varied from major bronchi (15) to subsegmental airways (16).

Tick one option only) 1❐ 2❐ 10. hand pressure on syringe other, please specify:.............................................................................. , time in minutes between instillation and aspiration of the fluid) for the procedure? 54) Data are derived from 180 mL BAL samples. These were taken from 26 normal, unmedicated volunteers (median age 21 yr; range 20–26), without any history of respiratory disease. There were 15 males and 9 were atopic (Adapted after 20). 2 † 5th percentile of the study population ‡ 95th percentile of the study population.

For quantitative cell and solute studies such techniques would seem to have all the pitfalls of other small volume lavage procedures, and we would not recommend them unless there is a specific need for this type of sample. Extensive guidelines exist for bronchoscopic and BAL-based research in asthma and these are useful when considering safety issues in this and other patient groups (27). The procedure has been safely performed in asthmatic patients with an FEV1 as low as 37% predicted (28). 5 L for inclusion.

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