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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD I |

A Retrospective Analysis of Diagnostic Significance of Bronchoscopy for the Cause of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the Character of Pathogen Distribution

Fangbo Zhao; Hongjing Lin; Zeyu Qin
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The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A373. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.388
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SESSION TITLE: COPD I

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: This study is to investigate the diagnostic significance of bronchoscopy for the cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the character of pathogen distribution.

METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for 52 hospitalized patients admitted to the First Hospital affiliated to Jilin University during December 2009 to June 2013. All of the cases were diagnosed as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) based on the Global Strategy for the diagnosis, management and prevention of COPD, and failed to the anti-infection treatment, even worse. Under the bronchoscopy, all subjects routinely carried through the bronchoalveolar lavage, then the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was analysis of the etiology. According to chest CT or bronchoscope direct observation lung biopsy definited pathological diagnosis. To compare the conventional sputum culture positive rate of etiology with the the bronchoalveolar lavage fluid was determined the diagnostic significance.

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