Platelet factors attenuate alveolar injury during severe pneumonia
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2020 -
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Lower respiratory tract infections are a leading cause of death worldwide and can be complicated by the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Veterans are at increased risk of mortality from pneumonia so identifying novel mechanisms of protection may help improve veteran outcomes. Platelet deficiency, or thrombocytopenia, has consistently been associated with increased mortality in patients with severe pneumonia...