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. 2019 Jan 24;23(1):23.
doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-2300-x.

Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Dilution in ICU Patients: What We Should Know and What We Should Do

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Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Dilution in ICU Patients: What We Should Know and What We Should Do

Yuetian Yu et al. Crit Care. .
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This study was approved by the ethics committee of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2016-Clinical-Res-083), and written informed consent was obtained from either the patients or the next of kin.

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a Correlation between PaO2/FiO2 and urea plasma/urea BALF. b Comparison of urea plasma/urea BALF in different PaO2/FiO2 groups. c Correlation between FEV1/FEV1 predicted and urea plasma/urea BALF in patients with COPD. d Comparison of urea plasma/urea BALF in different FEV1/FEV1 predicted groups in patients with COPD. *P <0.05 in each group. Abbreviations: BALF bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in the first second, FiO2 fractional concentration of inspired oxygen, PaO2 partial pressure of arterial oxygen.

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