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Sensitivity and Specificity of Acid Fast Bacilli Smear from Induced Sputum and Bronchoalveolar Lavage (BAL) in Diagnosis of Negative Acid Fast Bacilli Tuberculosis

Eva Sri Diana, Wiwien Heru Wiyono, Boedi Swidarmoko, Arifin Nawas Abstract Background : Some cases of pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) cases that are being treated in our country are with negative acid fast bacilli (AFB sputum smear and culture). Acid fast bacilli (AFB) microscopy and conventional Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture from sputum remain the cornerstone for […]

Sensitivity and Specificity of Mycobacteria Tuberculosis Culture Using Liquid Media on Bronchoalveolar Lavage From Negative Acid Fast Bacili Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients

Setiarsih HS, Wiyono WH, Burhan E, Soemanto RK, Widyahening IS. J Respir Indones. 2012;32(2):89-99. Abstract: Introduction: Diagnostic tuberculosis using acid fast bacilli (AFB) microscopy and conventional Lowenstein Jensen (LJ) culture remain the cornerstone but the sensitivity of these traditional methods is quite low, especially in the samples containing small number of organism. There is a […]

The Comparison of Examination Between Saline Inhalation Sputum and Alcohol Fixation Bronchial Washing with Saccomano Fixation for Lung Cancer Diagnosis

Surjanto E, Suradi, Purwoko S, Purnomo J. J Respir Indones. 2010;30(4):181-9. ABSTRACT Background : Histopathological examination is paramount in patients with suspected lung cancer, because it is a gold standard for lung cancer diagnosis. Sputum cytology examination is the only non-invasive examination that can detect lung cancer, besides it is quite cheap and can be […]