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Table 2 Characteristics of lung fluids obtained by s-Cath and mini-BAL

From: Proteomic Analysis of Two Non-Bronchoscopic Methods of Sampling the Lungs of Patients with the Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Samples s-Cath (N = 6) Mini-BAL (N = 7) p Value
White blood cells (per microliter of sample fluid) 2067 ± 1193 771 ± 642 0.047
Neutrophils (%) 82 ± 19 66 ± 23 0.192
Macrophages (%) 14 ± 18 29 ± 24 0.227
Lymphocytes (%) 2.8 ± 1.7 3.6 ± 2.8 0.527
Eosinophils (%) 1.0 ± 1.2 1.0 ± 1.6 0.443
Epithelial cells 4/7 2/7  
Protein concentration (g/dl) 25.3 ± 22.3 1.6 ± 2.0 0.048