The Surfactant System of the Lung

Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal and Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  • E. V. Cosmi
  • G. C. Di Renzo
  • M. M. Anceschi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Fred Possmayer, Amanda Cockshutt, Shou-Hwa Yu
    Pages 7-17
  3. Maurizio M. Anceschi, Paola Luzi, Lorena Broccucci, Gian Carlo Di Renzo, Ermelando V. Cosmi
    Pages 23-27
  4. Massimo Luerti, Giulio Bevilacqua, Alberto Agarossi, Maurizio Rocchetti
    Pages 49-56
  5. V. Ragosch, U. Lorenz, B. Arabin, S. Jürgens, H. Weitzel
    Pages 69-73
  6. Alberto Revelli, Maria Grazia Oliveri, Gabriele Molina, Peppina Parolini, Monica Mascher, Marco Massobrio
    Pages 74-80
  7. F. Zullo, N. Colacurci, G. Rota, I. Strina, A. Scarcella, M. Stanzione et al.
    Pages 81-85
  8. A. Scarcella, M. Stanzione, F. Zullo, G. Rota, F. Ciccimarra
    Pages 86-90
  9. J. G. Koppe, H. Smolders de Haas
    Pages 91-95
  10. Jelle Bos, Burkhard Lachmann
    Pages 96-106
  11. Bengt Robertson
    Pages 107-111
  12. H. L. Halliday, T. R. J. Tubman
    Pages 112-121

About this book


This book reflects the recent surge of interest in the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome, in both neonates and adults, which has led to an increased understanding of the function of the lung's surfactant system. The book covers relevant maturational events of the fetal lung, the proteins associated with surfactants, the prevention and treatment of RDS and ARDS, therapeutics, and replacement therapy.


birth newborn pregnancy

Editors and affiliations

  • E. V. Cosmi
    • 1
  • G. C. Di Renzo
    • 2
  • M. M. Anceschi
    • 3
  1. 1.Second Institute of Gynaecology and ObstetricsUniversity of La SapienzaRomeItaly
  2. 2.Institute of Gynaecology and ObstetricsUniversity of PerugiaPerugiaItaly
  3. 3.Second Institute of Gynaecology and ObstetricsUniversity of La SapienzaRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-12555-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-12553-1
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