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An Atlas of Induced Sputum
An Aid for Research and Diagnosis




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ISBN 9780429208485
Published November 18, 2003 by CRC Press
136 Pages

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Book Description

Containing more than 150 images of the highest quality, An Atlas of Induced Sputum: An Aid for Research and Diagnosis is the first comprehensive clinical guide on the application of this diagnostic technique to non-infectious inflammatory diseases. The book includes contributions from leading experts in this rapidly growing field who were participants in the Task Force on Induced sputum sponsored by the European Respiratory Society and chaired by the editors of this Atlas, Drs. Djukanovic and Sterk. Presenting numerous graphs and illustrations, the atlas expertly describes techniques and procedures and provides clear recommendations for sputum induction and analysis based on the European Respiratory Society Task Force report. A diagnostic reference for pulmonologists, the atlas does double duty as an instructive text for residents and physicians in training.

Table of Contents

Sputum Induction: Methods and Safety, P. Paggiaro, A. Spanevello, and E. Bacci
Analysis of Sputum Cells: Cytology, Immunocytochemistry and in situ Hybridization, A. Efthimiadis and Q. Hamid
Analysis of Soluble Mediators in the Sputum Fluid Phase, M. Kelly, and J. Shute
Induced Sputum Studies in Asthma, R. Louis and P. Chanez
Induced Sputum Studies in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, P. Maestrelli and C. Mapp
Induced Sputum Studies in Cystic Fibrosis, J. Chute
Induced Sputum Studies in Children, P. Gibson and P. Wark
The Use of Induced Sputum in Clinical Trials, P. Rytila
The Use of Induced Sputum in Clinical Practice, I. Pavord
Induced Sputum in Interstitial and Occupational Lung Diseases, L. Fireman and U. Costabel

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