Can prophylactic high flow of humidified and warmed filtered air improve survival from bacterial pneumonia and sars-cov-2 in elderly individuals? The role of surfactant protein a

Ata Abbasi, David S. Phelps, Radhika Ravi, Joanna Floros

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Abstract

In this opinion article, we discuss a serendipitous observation we made in a study inves-tigating survival in aged mice after bacterial infection. This observation involved a non-invasive ventilation approach that led to variable and higher survival in male and female mice with different genetic backgrounds for the innate immune molecule, surfactant protein A (SP-A). We suggest that employing the best ventilatory modality, whether that be HFNC or another method, may augment the role of other factors such as SP-A genetics and sex in a personalized approach, and may ultimately improve the outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number640
JournalAntioxidants
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Physiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology

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