Immature lung and acute lung injury.

  title={Immature lung and acute lung injury.},
  author={Petr Zoban and Martin {\vC}ern{\'y}},
  journal={Physiological research},
  volume={52 5},
Acute lung injury occurs mostly in the very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants. The pathological process leading to acute lung injury includes immature and/or diseased lung that experienced oxidative stress, inflammation and mechanical insult with the bronchial, alveolar and capillary injuries and cell death. It may be the first step to the subsequent development of chronic lung disease of prematurity or bronchopulmonary dysplasia. The mechanisms of lung injury are… CONTINUE READING