Pathophysiology of chest trauma

J. H. Calhoon, J. K. Trinkle

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Recent information indicates that there is a complex cellular and molecular generic response to injury that can lead to multi-organ failure. For many years, basic physiology and biochemistry were considered to be the systemic mechanisms to injury, but now it is known that subcellular and molecular events are the keys to unlocking the secrets of the body's response to trauma. The interaction of the endothelial cell with neutrophils and platelets to produce cytokines, free radicals, and upregulating adhesion molecules is especially significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)199-211
Number of pages13
JournalChest Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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