Surfactant therapy for acute respiratory distress in children

Surfactant therapy for acute respiratory distress in children

Authors

  • C. Moretti
  • P. Papoff
  • C.S. Barbàra, et al.

Keywords:

Surfactant, children, acute lung injury, respiratory distress

Abstract

In children with acute lung injury the endogenous surfactant system is altered via a variety of different mechanisms, including inflammation, vascular dysfunction, oxidant injury, cellular injury and oedema. This article examines the pathophysiology of acute lung injury and surfactant use for treatment of acute respiratory failure in infants and children.

Downloads

Published

01-06-2013

Issue

Section

Focus on

How to Cite

1.
Moretti C, Papoff P, Barbàra, et al. C. Surfactant therapy for acute respiratory distress in children. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2013 Jun. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 22];84(1):18-21. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/2939