1st Edition

Lung Surfactants
Basic Science and Clinical Applications

Edited By

Robert H. Notter

ISBN 9780824704018
Published July 18, 2000 by CRC Press
464 Pages

USD $280.00

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Book Description

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!

Table of Contents

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

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