Better Survival Rate in Acute Lung Injury

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Acute Lung Injury

An increase in the number of a certain type of stem cell in patients' blood may improve survival rates for those suffering from acute lung injury (ALI), a devastating cause of respiratory failure, according to an article published in the first issue of the October 2005 American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Ellen L. Burnham, M.D., of GradyMemorialHospital in Atlanta, Georgia, along with five associates, noted that improved survival rates among 45 patients with

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