Inflammatory cytokines in BAL fluid and pulmonary hemodynamics in high-altitude pulmonary edema.

@article{Kubo1998InflammatoryCI,
  title={Inflammatory cytokines in BAL fluid and pulmonary hemodynamics in high-altitude pulmonary edema.},
  author={Keishi Kubo and Masayuki Hanaoka and Toshihide Hayano and Teruyoshi Miyahara and Tsutomu Hachiya and Muneharu Hayasaka and Tomonobu Koizumi and Keisaku Fujimoto and Tsutomu Kobayashi and Takayuki Honda},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={301-10}
}
To evaluate the pathogenesis of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), we performed bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and pulmonary hemodynamic studies in seven patients with HAPE at its early stage. We measured cell counts, biochemical contents, and concentrations of pro-inflammatory cytokines including interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, IL-8 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha and of anti-inflammatory cytokines including IL-1 receptor antagonist (ra) and IL-10 in the BAL fluid (BALF). All patients showed… CONTINUE READING
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