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Table 4 Bacterial pathogens identified in culture according to differential quality criteria. Results are presented in percentages

From: Effectiveness of expiratory technique and induced sputum in obtaining good quality sputum from patients acutely hospitalized with suspected lower respiratory tract infection: a statistical analysis plan for a randomized controlled trial

  Squamous cells
< 10
Squamous cells
10–24
Squamous cells
≥ 25
Bacterial agents    
Streptococcus pneumonia    
Haemophilus influenza    
Moraxella catarrhalis    
Pseudomonas aeruginosa    
Staphylococcus aureus    
Enterobacteriaceae    
Hemolytic streptococci    
Pharyngeal flora    
No growth of pathogens    
Others