Circulating Leukotriene B4 Identifies Respiratory Complications after Trauma

Abstract

BACKGROUND Leukotriene B4 (LTB4), a proinflammatory lipid mediator correlates well with the acute phase of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Therefore, LTB4-levels were investigated to determine whether they might be a useful clinical marker in predicting pulmonary complications (PC) in multiply traumatized patients. METHODS Plasma levels of… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2012/536156

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