[Prognostic significance of neutrophil elastase inhibitor in patients with acute lung injury and interstitial pneumonia].

Abstract

The prognostic significance of a neutrophil elastase inhibitor, sivelestat sodium hydrate (SSH), was evaluated in patients on mechanical ventilation due to acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). We studied 20 consecutive patients in our hospital, where patients… (More)

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