Treating injured lungs by extinguishing inflammation
From Jillian Hosie on June 22nd, 2016
Professor Timothy Walsh, and Professor Adriano Rossi, MRC Centre for Inflammation Research at the University of Edinburgh
Many critically ill patients develop inflammation in their lungs requiring often prolonged periods on a ventilator. This condition called Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) has been the focus of extensive research because many patients do not survive and of those who do, recovery is very slow with many remaining disabled for years. Despite attention from clinicians and scientists there are few treatment options available for ARDS. Hear about new collaborative work by clinicians and scientists experimenting in clinical and laboratory settings to help us better understand the underlying inflammatory processes that lead to ARDS lung injury. Find out how this research may lead to the discovery of new treatments.