Pulmonary coagulopathy: a potential therapeutic target in different forms of lung injury

Schultz, Marcus J.; Levi, Marcel
July 2007
Thorax;Jul2007, Vol. 62 Issue 7, p563
Academic Journal
The article discusses the viability of pulmonary coagulopathy as a potential therapeutic target in different forms of lung injury. Details related to the role and source of tissue factor in various systemic inflammation like sepsis are explained. According to the authors, theoretical considerations of anticoagulant therapy suggest novel therapeutic strategies or preventive measures in critically ill patients, but clinical studies are needed to examine this hypothesis.


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