Yasmin Buchäckert

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is currently being evaluated as a therapeutic modality in the treatment of patients with acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome. No study has assessed the effects of CO on transepithelial ion transport and alveolar fluid reabsorption, two key aspects of alveolocapillary barrier function that are perturbed in acute(More)
The alveolo-capillary barrier is effectively impermeable to large solutes such as proteins. A hallmark of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome is the accumulation of protein-rich oedema fluid in the distal airspaces. Excess protein must be cleared from the alveolar space for recovery; however, the mechanisms of protein clearance remain(More)
Acute respiratory distress syndrome constitutes a significant disease burden with regard to both morbidity and mortality. Current therapies are mostly supportive and do not address the underlying pathophysiologic mechanisms. Removal of protein-rich alveolar edema-a clinical hallmark of acute respiratory distress syndrome-is critical for survival. Here, we(More)
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