Mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury in premature infants.

@article{Attar2002MechanismsOV,
  title={Mechanisms of ventilator-induced lung injury in premature infants.},
  author={Mohammad Ali Attar and Steven Mark Donn},
  journal={Seminars in neonatology : SN},
  year={2002},
  volume={7 5},
  pages={353-60}
}
Mechanical ventilation in premature infants may injure the lungs or exacerbate the pre-existing condition that led to the need for mechanical ventilation. Ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) may be associated with alveolar structural damage, pulmonary oedema, inflammation, and fibrosis. This injury is not uniform and is associated with surfactant… CONTINUE READING