Acute Lung Injury

  • John J. Marini
  • Timothy W. Evans
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-60733-2

Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 30)

Table of contents (30 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Epidemiology of Acute Lung Injury

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Epidemiology of ARDS. Incidence and Outcome: A Changing Picture
      L. D. Hudson, K. P. Steinberg
      Pages 3-15
    3. Pronostic Factors and Outcome of ALI
      A. Artigas
      Pages 16-38
  3. Basic Mechanism of Injury and Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Cytokines and Lung Injury
      P. M. Suter, B. Ricou
      Pages 41-53
    3. Complement and Endotoxin in Lung Injury
      K. E. Greene, P. E. Parsons
      Pages 54-69
    4. Protective Effects of the Stress Response in Sepsis and ALI
      S. P. Ribeiro, A. S. Slutsky
      Pages 70-87
    5. Alveolar Surfactant and ARDS
      W. Seeger, A. Günther, H. D. Walmrath
      Pages 88-106
    6. BAL Inflammatory Markers of Initiation and Resolution of ALI
      C. Haslett, S. C. Donnelly
      Pages 107-118
    7. Lung Repair
      P. B. Bitterman
      Pages 119-126
  4. The Pulmonary and Systematic Circulation in ARDS

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. The Pulmonary Circulation in Acute Lung Injury
      S. Singh, T. W. Evans
      Pages 129-146
    3. Right Ventricular Function in ALI and ARDS
      F. Brunet, A. T. Dinh-Xuan, J. F. Dhainaut
      Pages 147-162
  5. The Aveolar Ephithelial Barrier

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Quantifying Lung Injury in ARDS
      D. P. Schuster
      Pages 181-196
    3. ALI and the Alveolar Epithelial Barrier
      M. A. Matthay, B. Levin, G. Verghese
      Pages 197-209
  6. Mechanical Ventilation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Pressure-Volume Relationship in the Injured Lung
      V. M. Ranieri, C. Tortorella, S. Grasso
      Pages 213-235

About these proceedings


To integrate current knowledge in terms of basic and clinical science and to highlight problems, thirty world-renowned experts in the field of acute lung injury describe the state of up to date knowledge regarding the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical management of acute lung injury. Novel techniques for the clinical support of these difficult patients are discussed in full. Prospects for successful pharmacological intervention are also outlined. This book is aimed at those practising within the field of critical care and is likely to become an indispensable aid to all concerned with the investigation and management of patients with severe respiratory failure.


Sepsis care clinical trials critical care epidemiology liquid ventilation mechanical ventilation mechanisms of injury and response muscle pathophysiology pharmacological manipulation pharmacology physiology respiratory failure ventilation

Editors and affiliations

  • John J. Marini
    • 1
  • Timothy W. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulmonary and Critical CareSt. Paul Ramsey Medical CenterSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Anaesthesia and Critical CareRoyal Brompton HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64532-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60733-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0933-6788