A variety of experimental studies suggest that mucociliary function in the lower airways is impaired by gastric acid aspiration, primarily through direct injury or secondary inflammation. The severity and duration of this impairment after aspiration remains to be demonstrated in humans.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||American Review of Respiratory Disease|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1985|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine