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Table 2 BALF sample characteristics

From: Divergent airway microbiomes in lung transplant recipients with or without pulmonary infection

Number of BALF samples 46
Samples/patient; median (range) 2 (1–4)
Sample collection during; n (%)  
 No infection
 Infection
 Antibiotic treatment
15 (33)
31 (67)
16 (35)
Bacterial growth in conventional cultures; n (%)*  
 Pseudomonas aeruginosa
 Escherichia coli
 Stenotrophomonas maltophilia
 Burkholderia spp
 Staphylococcus aureus
 Other bacteria
 Negative culture
9 (20)
8 (18)
5 (11)
4 (9)
4 (9)
9 (20)
11 (24)
  1. *Several bacterial species may be found in one culture, and the total number of findings can therefore exceed the number of samples