Adding fuel helps fighting the fire: Cortisone affects acute lung injury via pro-inflammatory signalling pathways

23 julio 2015

There’s no time to lose when an emergency doctor diagnoses «Shock lung!» at the accident scene. What physicians know as “acute lung injury” (ALI) otherwise leads to death by suffocation without immediate treatment. This is due to water retentions in the lung tissues (oedemas) and to a massive inflammatory response that, at the end, destroys lung tissues and hinders gas exchange. This acute lung injury (ALI) is treated through artificial respiration and anti-inflammatory cortisone.img src=»» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/