Pulmonary retention of primed neutrophils: a novel protective host response, which is impaired in the acute respiratory distress syndrome


RATIONALE Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affects over 200000 people annually in the USA. Despite causing severe, and often refractory, hypoxaemia, the high mortality and long-term morbidity of ARDS results mainly from extra-pulmonary organ failure; however the mechanism for this organ crosstalk has not been determined. METHODS Using autologous… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204742