Ford Lab Links Sepsis and ARDS

The Ford lab published a paper linking sepsis to lung injury and death in patients with elevated levels of chlorinated lipids. Their findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation Insight.

The paper shows that the presence of chlorinated lipids in patient blood samples at the time of hospital admission predicted whether ARDS, or acute repiratory distress syndrome, would develop as well as whether the lung injury would result in death within 30 days.

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Jane McHowat, Ph.D., Professor of Pathology, and David Ford, Ph.D.

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology