Physiology of the Fetal and Neonatal Lung

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Physiology and Pathophysiology of the Fetal and Neonatal Lung, held in Brussels, June 6–8, 1985

  • D. V. Walters
  • L. B. Strang
  • F. Geubelle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. B. T. Smith, M. Post, J. Floros
    Pages 17-24
  3. J. S. Wigglesworth
    Pages 25-37
  4. D. V. Walters, C. A. Ramsden
    Pages 61-75
  5. J. T. Gatzy, C. U. Cotton, R. C. Boucher, M. R. Knowles, C. W. Gowen Jr.
    Pages 77-89
  6. P. J. Fleming, M. R. Levine, A. M. Long, J. Cleave
    Pages 107-127
  7. Cl. Gaultier
    Pages 139-154
  8. L. M. G. Van Golde, R. Burkhardt, A. C. J. De Vries, J. J. Batenburg
    Pages 183-196
  9. E. A. Egan, M. S. Kwong, R. H. Notter
    Pages 209-223
  10. W. Seeger, G. Stöhr, H. Neuhof
    Pages 225-240
  11. B. Robertson
    Pages 241-254
  12. G. Enhörning
    Pages 275-285

About this book

Introduction

L. B. STRANG The past 25 years have seen a remarkable growth in our knowledge of lung development in its structural, physiological and biochemical dimensions. Much of the impetus for research leading to new knowledge has derived from the perception that many respiratory disorders in the newborn infant are due to defective development or maladaption of some component or components of the respiratory system. Thus, to cite one example, surfac­ tant deficiency is clearly seen to be the cause of atelectasis in hyaline mem­ brane disease; and to cite another, it is widely accepted that the mechanisms controlling patency of the ductus arteriosus and pulmonary vascular resistance also determine the right-to-Ieft or left-to-right shunting frequently observed in the course of neonatal respiratory disorders. There are, however, areas of physiological knowledge - such as those relating to respiratory control and to liquid formation and absorption - which are clearly of great relevance to lung adaptation at birth but where it has not yet proved possible to link a specific clinical state to the malfunction of a particular mechanism. In planning this symposium an attempt was made to organize the material in an orderly manner, starting with the embryonic and fetal stages of growth and development, continuing with respiratory control and the role of surfactant in lung aeration at birth, and ending with the treatment of neonatal respiratory disorders.

Keywords

growth metabolism pathophysiology physiology respiration

Editors and affiliations

  • D. V. Walters
    • 1
  • L. B. Strang
    • 1
  • F. Geubelle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsUniversity College Hospital Medical School, The Rayne InstituteLondonUK
  2. 2.Clinic des Maladies de l’EnfanceUniversité de LiegeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-4155-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8344-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-4155-7
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