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Featured article: Parasympathetic nervous system and acute lung injury

Induced acute lung injury via hydrochloric acid aspiration to rabbits leads to lung hemorrhage, swelling of alveolar epithelial cells, a decrease in PaO2, and other respiratory impairments.  Activating parasympathetic activity via vagus nerve stimulation, tetrahydroaminoacridine, and stellate ganglion block ameliorates these damaging effects.

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Featured article: Acute respiratory failure in the elderly

Acute respiratory failure is a frequent complication in elderly patients especially if suffering from chronic cardio-pulmonary diseases.This review reports and critically analyzes the management of acute respiratory failure in elderly people.


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Aims and scope

BMC Pulmonary Medicine is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of pulmonary and associated disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


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Craig Hersh, Section Editor

Dr. Hersh is a physician-scientist in the Channing Division of Network Medicine 

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