The pulmonary surfactant system.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Surfactant's importance is underscored by the severe morbidity of deficiency states--primary, as in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, or secondary, as in ARDS. Current knowledge of surfactant synthesis and metabolism is reviewed. Clinically, the effectiveness of exogenous surfactant in RDS has prompted investigation of its administration in ARDS.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Caminiti, SP; Young, SL

Published Date

  • January 15, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 100

PubMed ID

  • 1898950

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 8750-2836

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/21548331.1991.11704128


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States