Surfactant pretreatment decreases long-term damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury of the lung.

@article{Kaaij2009SurfactantPD,
  title={Surfactant pretreatment decreases long-term damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury of the lung.},
  author={Niels P van der Kaaij and Jolanda Kluin and Jack Haitsma and Michael A den Bakker and Bart M. Lambrecht and Burkhard Lachmann and Ron W.F. de Bruin and Ad J. J. C. Bogers},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={304-12; discussion 312}
}
OBJECTIVE Lung ischemia-reperfusion injury (LIRI) is a risk factor for primary acute graft failure following lung transplantation. LIRI hereby contributes to morbidity and mortality after lung transplantation. We have previously shown that surfactant pretreatment ameliorates LIRI up to 1 week after reperfusion. However, the impact of surfactant pretreatment… CONTINUE READING