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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Pathophysiological Insights and Lung Imaging

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Hedenstierna Laboratory, Department of Surgical Sciences, Uppsala University, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
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Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Uppsala University Hospital, 75185 Uppsala, Sweden
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Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Leipzig, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
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Department of Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Pain Therapy, Bergmannstrost Hospital Halle, 06112 Halle, Germany
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J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8(12), 2171; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8122171
Received: 2 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 December 2019 / Published: 9 December 2019
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is in the center of the scientific debate both for its complex pathophysiology and for the discussion about the remedies that could contribute to its healing. The intricate interplay of different body systems that characterizes ARDS is mirrored by two main research threads, one centered on the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease and the other on the new approaches to lung imaging. In this Special Issue of the Journal of Clinical Medicine are presented studies using imaging technologies based on electrical impedance tomography, synchrotron radiation computed tomography and intravital probe-based confocal laser endomicroscopy. The studies on the pathophysiological mechanisms pertain to the evaluation of the biomarkers of the disease and the platelet disfunction during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. These contributions witness the intensity of ARDS research as many of the key problems of the disease are only in part resolved. View Full-Text
Keywords: mechanical ventilation; acute respiratory distress syndrome; imaging mechanical ventilation; acute respiratory distress syndrome; imaging
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Perchiazzi, G.; Wrigge, H. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Pathophysiological Insights and Lung Imaging. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 2171.

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