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The Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal (BALTI)--prevention trial protocol.

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BACKGROUND: Acute lung injury complicates approximately 25-30% of subjects undergoing oesophagectomy. Experimental studies suggest that treatment with beta agonists may prevent the development of acute lung injury by decreasing inflammatory cell infiltration, activation and inflammatory cytokine release, enhancing basal alveolar fluid clearance and improving alveolar capillary barrier function. METHODS/DESIGN: The Beta Agonist Lung Injury TrIal (prevention) is a multi-centre, randomised, doub...

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10.1186/1745-6215-12-79

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Perkins, GD More by this author
Alderson, D More by this author
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
79
Publication date:
2011
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
URN:
uuid:128fb340-90f2-4a64-b3ed-6991330dabb3
Source identifiers:
127149
Local pid:
pubs:127149

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