By Ratko. Djukanovic, Peter Sterk
Containing greater than a hundred and fifty photos of the very best quality, An Atlas of brought on Sputum: An relief for learn and prognosis is the 1st entire medical advisor at the program of this diagnostic strategy to non-infectious inflammatory illnesses. The publication comprises contributions from prime specialists during this speedily transforming into box who have been members within the activity strength on brought on sputum subsidized by means of the ecu respiration Society and chaired through the editors of this Atlas, Drs. Djukanovic and Sterk. proposing a number of graphs and illustrations, the atlas expertly describes recommendations and strategies and gives transparent strategies for sputum induction and research in accordance with the ecu breathing Society activity strength document. 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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The differences (log values) between induced sputum (IS) and BAL eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) and fibrinogen concentrations are plotted as a function of the mean of the two values. 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.
Serial measurements during periods at work and off work can be used in the investigation of occupational asthma. However, eosinophilic bronchitis is a characteristic but not exclusive feature of asthmatic airway inflammation. Eosinophilic bronchitis can occur in the absence of variable airflow limitation and airway hyperresponsiveness in patients with chronic cough. Eosinophilic bronchitis can also be present in atopic cough without asthma, allergic rhinitis, and in a proportion of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
05). Reproduced with permission from Gershman NH, Liu H, Wong HH, et al. Fractional analysis of sequential induced sputum samples during sputum induction: evidence that different lung compartments are sampled at different time-points. 4 Changes in inflammatory indices in sputum in relation to time in asthmatic and healthy control donors. The mediator concentrations in three consecutive sputum samples obtained at 10-min intervals within An atlas of induced sputum 46 one induction procedure are shown as geometric mean for (a) eosinophil cationic protein (ECP); (b) albumin; and (c) lactate dehydrogenase (LDH).