L J Mark Cross

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Studies of potential biomarkers of acute lung injury (ALI) have provided information relating to the pathophysiology of the mechanisms of lung injury and repair. The utility of biomarkers remains solely among research tools to investigate lung injury and repair mechanisms. Because of lack of sensitivity and specificity, they cannot be used in decision(More)
INTRODUCTION Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common clinical syndrome with high mortality and long-term morbidity. To date there is no effective pharmacological therapy. Aspirin therapy has recently been shown to reduce the risk of developing ARDS, but the effect of aspirin on established ARDS is unknown. METHODS In a single large regional(More)
BACKGROUND Data from in-vitro, animal, and human lung injury models suggest that keratinocyte growth factor (KGF) might be beneficial in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The objective of this trial was to investigate the effect of KGF in patients with ARDS. METHODS We did a double-blind, allocation concealed, randomised, placebo-controlled(More)
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