Pulmonary Surfactant: Biochemical, Functional, Regulatory, and Clinical Concepts

1st Edition

Jacques R. Bourbon

CRC Press
Published April 22, 1991
Reference - 448 Pages
ISBN 9780849369247 - CAT# 6924

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Summary

This book represents a comprehensive update on pulmonary surfactant by merging classical knowledge with new information. Topics include surfactant secretion and alveolar processing and recycling; physical bases and different theoretical models of the physiological mechanism for pulmonary surfactant action; recent findings on surfactant-like material in other organs; developmental processes and multifactorial regulation; etiology and physiopathology of neonatal respiratory distress; and modern methods for functional explorations of the lung in neonates and experimental models in animals. The book also contains a discussion on the management of hyaline membrane disease, from both the experimental and clinical points of view.