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RATIONALE Accurate, early identification of patients at risk for developing acute lung injury (ALI) provides the opportunity to test and implement secondary prevention strategies. OBJECTIVES To determine the frequency and outcome of ALI development in patients at risk and validate a lung injury prediction score (LIPS). METHODS In this prospective(More)
Activation of the chloride selective anion channel CFTR is stimulated by cAMP-dependent phosphorylation and is regulated by the target membrane t-SNARE syntaxin 1A. The mechanism by which SNARE proteins modulate CFTR in secretory epithelia is controversial. In addition, controversy exists as to whether PKA activates CFTR-mediated Cl(-) currents (I(CFTR)) by(More)
Care of the critically ill patient is becoming increasingly complex. Protocols, which standardize care of patients with similar diseases, represent a potential solution to managing multiple simultaneous problems in critically ill patients. In this article, we examine the advantages and disadvantages to care protocolization, and posit that careful and(More)
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