The Effect of Reflux and Bile Acid Aspiration on the Lung Allograft and Its Surfactant and Innate Immunity Molecules SP-A and SP-D (pages 1930–1938)
F. D'Ovidio, M. Mura, R. Ridsdale, H. Takahashi, T. K. Waddell, M. Hutcheon, D. Hadjiliadis, L. G. Singer, A. Pierre, C. Chaparro, C. Gutierrez, L. Miller, G. Darling, M. Liu, M. Post and S. Keshavjee
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2006 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-6143.2006.01357.x
This prospective study of human lung allografts showed that BOS was associated with abnormal esophageal pH or bioacids in the broncho-alveolar lavage fluid, with lower levels of surfactant proteins and phospholipids in the BALF. Also see editorial by Palmer in this issue on page 1757.