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Clin Chest Med. 2006 Dec;27(4):705-24; abstract x.

Genetic epidemiology of acute respiratory distress syndrome: implications for future prevention and treatment.

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Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY 10029, USA.

Abstract

The genetic susceptibility to the development of and variable outcomes in acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) has become a topic of great interest in the pulmonary and critical care community. Published studies of variable genetic susceptibility to ALI/ARDS already have identified some important candidate genes and potential gene-environment interactions. This article reviews these recent studies, features of the current approach, and implications for future prevention and treatment in ALI. The challenges and potential contributions of genetic epidemiology to the future prevention and treatment in ALI are discussed.

PMID:
17085257
PMCID:
PMC2703471
DOI:
10.1016/j.ccm.2006.07.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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