BALF


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BALFBroncho Alveolar Lavage Fluid
BALFBoston Adult Literacy Fund (Boston, MA)
BALFBay Area Lupus Foundation (San Francisco, CA)
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The relative cell counts of macrophages, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and monocytes in the BALF were analyzed using Liu's stain (Fig.
After withdrawal of BALF, the lungs were excised and immersed into saline, blotted, weighed, placed directly in liquid nitrogen, and stored at -80[degrees]C for further analysis.
The BALF was established in February 1978, in San Jose to develop meaningful programs of education and personal assistance for lupus patients and family members.
sup][10] If clinicians can recognize early radiological features of PCP, GMS stains and PCR assay of BALF or sputum should be carried out to confirm the diagnosis in the early stage.
The neutrophils in BALF increased significantly in LPS group compared with that in control group (255 [+ or -] 164.
There was inflammatory cell infiltration with a large number of neutrophil and lymphocyte in the mouse lung, edema in airway mucos, and a large number of inflammatory cells in alveolar space, which coincided with pathological changes of asthma and thus suggested the successful setup of asthma model Compared with asthma model, EOS count in BALF in treatment group reduced obviously.
For further information about lupus or the wide-variety of services provided by the Foundation, contact the BALF weekdays at (408) 954-8600 or California residents may call toll-free 1-800-523-3363.
In addition, there were no significant differences among groups in BALF cell counts (alveolar macrophages or other leukocytes) or in protein concentrations in BALF collected on GD 21 (see Table S4).