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  1. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the leading causes of in-patient hospital deaths. As a consequence, the identification of hemostatic variables that could identify those at risk would be important in reducing...

    Authors: W Craig Hooper and Christine De Staercke

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:8

    Content type: Commentary

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  2. Pulmonary surfactant is a unique mixture of lipids and surfactant-specific proteins that covers the entire alveolar surface of the lungs. Surfactant is not restricted to the alveolar compartment; it also reach...

    Authors: Jens M Hohlfeld

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:4

    Content type: Review

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  3. The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a frequent, life-threatening disease in which a marked increase in alveolar surface tension has been repeatedly observed. It is caused by factors including a l...

    Authors: Andreas Günther, Clemens Ruppert, Reinhold Schmidt, Philipp Markart, Friedrich Grimminger, Dieter Walmrath and Werner Seeger

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:353

    Content type: Review

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  4. Growth factors mediate tissue interactions and regulate a variety of cellular functions that are critical for normal lung development and homeostasis. Besides their involvement in lung pattern formation, growt...

    Authors: Tushar J Desai and Wellington V Cardoso

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 3:2

    Content type: Commentary

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  5. Previous studies have revealed that tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α is upregulated in fibrosing alveolitis (FA) in humans. The aim of this study was to compare the TNF-α secretory profile of alveolar macrophage...

    Authors: Panos Pantelidis, Deirdre S McGrath, Anne Marie Southcott, Carol M Black and Roland M du Bois

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:365

    Content type: Research

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  6. The extracellular matrix is essential for the integrity of the lung and when disrupted can lead to the architectural changes seen in emphysema. The etiology of emphysema is believed to be due to an imbalance i...

    Authors: Robert Foronjy and Jeanine D'Armiento

    Citation: Respiratory Research 2001 2:348

    Content type: Review

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