Angiotensin converting enzyme in bronchoalveolar lavage in ARDS.
It was concluded that BAL ACE is elevated in some ARDS patients, especially those with infectious causes of lung injury, and may reflect endothelial damage or local increase in ACE production in response to sepsis.
A two-dimensional magnetometer array for ground-based observations of auroral zone electric currents during the international magnetospheric study /IMS/
A two-dimensional magnetometer array was progressively installed in Scandinavia, from 1974 onwards, for operation during the IMS period (1977-1979). The 36 instruments, which are buried in the…
Familial prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a matched pair study.
Processing of precursor interleukin 1 beta and inflammatory disease.
The quest for companions to post-common envelope binaries - I. Searching a sample of stars from the CSS and SDSS
As part of an ongoing collaboration between student groups at high schools and professional astronomers, we have searched for the presence of circum-binary planets in a bona-fide unbiased sample of…
Lateral-horizontal patient position and horizontal orientation of the endotracheal tube to prevent aspiration in adult surgical intensive care unit patients: a feasibility study.
Implementing the lateral-horizontal position for 12-24 hours in adult intubated intensive care unit patients is feasible, and the incidence of aspiration of gastric contents seems to be similar to that in the semi-recumbent position.
State-of-the-art testing for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
Screening programs that incorporate NGS are the most comprehensive methods available for accurate diagnosis of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and traditional testing practices have limitations.
Neutrophil elastase-releasing factors in bronchoalveolar lavage from patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome.
Kallikrein-like activity in the BAL from the patients with ARDS was significantly correlated with the number of neutrophils in the Bal, the neutrophil elastase concentration, and the ability of the BAL to releaseElastase from cytochalasin-B-treated neutrophILS, and there was no correlation between these variables and C5a concentration.
Alpha-1-antitrypsin-Pittsburgh. A potent inhibitor of human plasma factor XIa, kallikrein, and factor XIIf.
- C. F. Scott, R. Carrell, C. Glaser, F. Kueppers, J. Lewis, R. Colman
- BiologyJournal of Clinical Investigation
- 1 February 1986
In addition to its potential as an anticoagulant, this recently cloned protein may prove to be clinically valuable in the management of septic shock, hereditary angioedema, or other syndromes involving activation of the surface-mediated plasma proteolytic system.
The Effects of Inflammation on Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Levels in a National Screening Cohort
It is concluded that simultaneous determinations of CRP and AAT levels, and genotyping are clinically valuable in defining AAT variants and that the effect of inflammation can be adjusted for.