Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, July 13th, 2003
Researchers in Turkey "assessed whether acid fast bacilli (AFB) determination in gastric lavage (GL) and bronchial lavage (BL) contributes to diagnosis in cases radiologically suggestive of pulmonary tuberculosis but with either negative AFB in sputum or the inability to expectorate sputum."
"Of 129 cases recruited for the study, 22 were excluded due to evaluation as inactive disease or non-tuberculosis disease," noted O. Okutan and colleagues at GATA Haydarpasa Training Hospital in Istanbul.
"The remaining 107 cases were...
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