The endothelium in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome.

@article{Maniatis2008TheEI,
  title={The endothelium in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome.},
  author={Nikolaos A. Maniatis and Stylianos E. Orfanos},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={22-30}
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Since pulmonary edema from increased endothelial permeability is the hallmark of acute lung injury, a frequently encountered entity in critical care medicine, the study of endothelial responses in this setting is crucial to the development of effective endothelial-targeted treatments. RECENT FINDINGS From the enormous amount of research in the field of endothelial pathophysiology, we have focused on work delineating endothelial alterations elicited by noxious stimuli… CONTINUE READING