Increased circulating endothelial progenitor cells are associated with survival in acute lung injury.

@article{Burnham2005IncreasedCE,
  title={Increased circulating endothelial progenitor cells are associated with survival in acute lung injury.},
  author={Ellen L Burnham and William R Taylor and Arshed A Quyyumi and M. Diaz de Rojas and Kenneth L. Brigham and Marc Moss},
  journal={American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={172 7},
  pages={854-60}
}
RATIONALE Repair of damaged endothelium is important in recovery from acute lung injury. In animal models, bone marrow-derived endothelial progenitor cells differentiate into mature endothelium and assist in repairing damaged vasculature. OBJECTIVES The quantity of endothelial progenitor cells in patients with acute lung injury is unknown. We hypothesize that increased numbers of circulating endothelial progenitor cells will be associated with an improved outcome in acute lung injury and the… CONTINUE READING