Now thoroughly updated, this resource offers practical, evidence-based guidelines for the care of hospitalized patients. The only book geared directly and exclusively to inpatient management, this guide is edited by national leaders in the hospital field.If the patient is unable to produce sputum spontaneously, sputum induction should be performed using ultrasonic nebulization of hypertonic saline. The sensitivity of AFB sputum smears is approximately 50%, although in some studies moreanbsp;...
|Author||:||Robert M. Wachter, Lee Goldman (MD.), Harry Hollander|
|Publisher||:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2005|