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Lung Surfactants

Basic Science and Clinical Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert H. Notter

CRC Press

464 pages

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Hardback: 9780824704018
pub: 2000-07-18
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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!



…a concise overview….

…accurate and well prepared.

"-Respiratory Care

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

"-Respiratory Care

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


About the Series

Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical