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Journal: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
Transfus Med Hemother (2008) 35 (2): 80–88.
Published Online: 10 March 2008
... to the pulmonary alveolar-capillary barrier. The cardinal clinical feature of ARDS, refractory arterial hypoxemia, is the result of protein-rich alveolar edema with impaired surfactant function, due to vascular leakage and vascular dysfunction with consequently impaired matching of ventilation to perfusion. Since...