1st Edition

Lung Surfactants Basic Science and Clinical Applications

Edited By Robert H. Notter Copyright 2000

    Integrating basic and clinical research on the biophysical and physiological functions of pulmonary surfactants, this practical reference presents thorough, cutting-edge coverage on surfactant-related lung disease.
    Manage neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and acute lung injury more effectively!

    Introduction to Surface Tension and Surfactants
    Phospholipids: Introduction to Structure and Biophysics
    Physicochemical Methods for Studying Lung Surfactants
    Lung Surfactant Materials, Research Complexities, and Interdisciplinary Correlations
    Discovery of Endogenous Lung Surfactant and Overview of Its Metabolism and Actions
    Analyses of Surfactant Activity and Its Contribution to Lung Mechanics and Stability
    Functional Composition and Component Biophysics of Endogenous Lung Surfactant
    Lung Surfactant Dysfunction
    Diseases of Lung Surfactant Deficiency or Dysfunction
    Lung Surfactant Replacement in Animal Models
    Clinical Surfactant Replacement Therapy for Neonatal RDS
    Surfactant and Combined-Modality Therapies for Clinical ARDS and Acute Lung Injury
    Exogenous Lung Surfactants: Current and Future

    Glossary of Common Terms and Abbreviations


    Robert H. Notter

    …a concise overview….
    …accurate and well prepared.
    "-Respiratory Care

    "…accurate and well prepared…will be helpful to those working in the field.
    "-Respiratory Care