Cough aerosol collection
What is it about?
Cough aerosol collection has the potential to drastically change the landscape of diagnosing lower respiratory infections. Collecting an uncontaminated lung specimen non-invasively may dictate more effective treatment for patients with lower respiratory infections. This paper examines the ability and effectiveness of collecting aerosols from coughs.
Why is it important?
Collecting an uncontaminated lung specimen non-invasively combined with sensitive molecular DNA analysis has the potential to better diagnose lower respiratory infections. If pathogens can be identified in the lungs of patients with lower respiratory infections, more effective treatment can be administered.
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