Ualveolo: Novità in termini di sviluppo e funzione

Translated title of the contribution: The alveolus: Novelties in terms of development and function

Andrea Dotta, Flaminia Calzolari

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Abstract

Pulmonary development is divided in six stages and ends with the establishment of mature respiratory alveoli necessary for an adequate gas exchange. Surfactant is essential for the development of the functional residual capacity (FRC). Lung fluid balance is regulated by active sodium and chloride transporters (ENaC) across the pulmonary epithelium. Many factors can affect pulmonary maturation and physiology in newborns. Mechanical respiratory support may damage the alveoli through different mechanism, causing the VILI (Ventilator Lung Induced Injury).

Translated title of the contributionThe alveolus: Novelties in terms of development and function
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)165-169
Number of pages5
JournalArea Pediatrica
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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