Acute Lung Injury

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John J. Marini, Timothy W. Evans
Springer, 1998 - Medical - 463 pages
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To integrate current knowledge in terms of basic and clinical science and to highlight problems, thirty world-renowned experts in the field of acute lung injury describe the state of up to date knowledge regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of acute lung injury. Novel techniques for the clinical support of these difficult patients are discussed in full. Prospects for successful pharmacological intervention are also outlined. This book is aimed at those practising within the field of critical care and is likely to become an indispensable aid to all concerned with the investigation and management of patients with severe respiratory failure.

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Prognostic Factors and Outcome of ALI
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Cytokines and Lung Injury
41
Complement and Endotoxin in Lung Injury
54
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