Mechanisms and clinical consequences of acute lung injury.

  title={Mechanisms and clinical consequences of acute lung injury.},
  author={Vito Fanelli and V. Marco Ranieri},
  journal={Annals of the American Thoracic Society},
  volume={12 Suppl 1},
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was first described in 1967, and since then there have been a large number of studies addressing its pathogenesis and therapies. Despite intense research efforts, very few therapies for ARDS have been shown to be effective other than the use of lung protection strategies. The scarcity of therapeutic choices is related to the intricate pathogenesis of the syndrome and to insensitive and aspecific criteria to diagnose this profound acute respiratory… CONTINUE READING
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