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Table 4 Common complications of bronchoscopic alveolar lavage

From: Influence of the timing of bronchoscopic alveolar lavage on children with adenovirus pneumonia: a comparative study

Complications Mild group
(n = 70)
Severe group
(n = 64)
Early BAL
(n = 21)
Late BAL
(n = 49)
P value Early BAL
(n = 21)
Late BAL
(n = 43)
P value
Epistaxis, no (%) 2(9.52) 3(6.12) 0.6324 2(9.52) 3(6.98)  > 0.9999
Airway mucosa bleeding, no. (%) 1(4.76) 2(4.08)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 3(6.98)  > 0.9999
Laryngeal edema, No. (%) 0(0.00) 1(2.04)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 2(4.65)  > 0.9999
Adverse drug reactions, no. %) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999
Transient fever, no. (%) 2(9.52) 2(4.08) 0.5780 2(9.52) 3(6.98)  > 0.9999
New need for oxygen, no. (%) 0(0.00) 1(2.04)  > 0.9999 7(33.33) 4(9.30) 0.0308
Stridor, no. (%) 0(0.00) 1(2.04)  > 0.9999 1(4.76) 2(4.65)  > 0.9999
Pneumothorax, no. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 2(9.52) 0(0.00) 0.1042
Intubation, no. (%) 0(0.00) 0(0.00)  > 0.9999 5(23.81) 2(4.65) 0.0335
  1. The bold means p < 0.05, which had statistical significance