Helen Fabel

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Pulmonary surfactant research has an increasing impact on treatment considerations in adult respiratory disorders, above all acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Obstructive airways diseases have only been sporadically addressed in this respect. In the last decade, direct and circumstantial evidence for surfactant as a contributing factor in the(More)
Increased airway resistance in asthma may be partly due to poor function of pulmonary surfactant. This study investigated the inflammatory changes of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) and the performance of BALF surfactant in healthy control subjects (n = 9) and patients with mild allergic asthma (n = 15) before and after segmental challenge. BALF was(More)
This study examined the effect of age-correction on IQ scores among preterm school-aged children. Data from the Flinders Medical Centre Neonatal Unit Follow-up Program for 81 children aged five years and assessed with the WPPSI-III, and 177 children aged eight years and assessed with the WISC-IV, were analysed. Corrected IQ scores were significantly higher(More)
In animal studies, the bronchial effects of urodilatin (URO, CDD/ANP-95-126, INN: ularitide) were superior to those of cardiodilatin/atrial natriuretic peptide (CDD, CDD/ANP-99-126). We compared the bronchodilating properties of intravenous URO and CDD in 36 clinically stable asthmatics showing a beta 2-agonist-induced increase of the FEV1 by > or = 15%.(More)
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