Evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from ARDS patients with regard to apoptosis.

@article{Lee2008EvaluationOB,
  title={Evaluation of bronchoalveolar lavage fluid from ARDS patients with regard to apoptosis.},
  author={Keu Sung Lee and Young Hwa Choi and Young Sun Kim and Seung Hee Baik and Yoon Jung Oh and Seung Soo Sheen and Joo Hun Park and Sung Chul Hwang and Kwang Joo Park},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={102 3},
  pages={464-9}
}
BACKGROUND Apoptosis is thought to play an important role in the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). We evaluated the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid from ARDS patients focusing on apoptosis. METHODS The study enrolled 31 ARDS patients and 20 healthy controls. BAL fluid levels of caspase-cleaved cytokeratin-18 (CK-18) and soluble mediators such as interleukin-8 (IL-8), soluble Fas (sFas), soluble Fas ligand (sFasL), growth-related oncogene-alpha (GRO-alpha… CONTINUE READING