Anna K. Kurdowska

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We investigated the effects of azithromycin and clarithromycin, two antibiotics that possess a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity (including antimycobacterial activity), on interleukin-8 (IL-8) release from human whole blood leucocytes and lung macrophages. Ex vivo stimulation of leukocytes with either of the antibiotics (0.04-40 mg/L) significantly(More)
ALI (acute lung injury) and its more severe form ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) are inflammatory diseases of the lung characterized by hypoxaemia and diffuse bilateral infiltrates. Disruption of epithelial integrity and injury to endothelium are contributing factors of the development of ALI/ARDS, and alveolar damage is the most pronounced(More)
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