Алвеоларен сърфактант – метаболизъм в норма и патология. IN VITRO методи за оценка на функционалното му състояние
The scientific interests of Associate Professor Albena Yordanova have been directed since her student years to the study and analysis of lung maturity in newborn children through laboratory approaches, complementing classic clinical diagnostic methods. The presented monographic work describes in detail the composition, properties and molecular mechanisms of interaction of the components of alveolar surfactant in the lung in normal and pathological conditions. The book is divided into two parts: synthesis, composition and properties of alveolar surfactant; in vitro model systems for the study of alveolar surfactant components.
The monograph traces the relationship between the two parts, first describing the causes of the occurrence and development of various lung diseases, and then the methods of diagnosis and analysis of clinical samples from patients. The book is richly illustrated with various schemes and figures, which makes it convenient and accessible to use. It will be useful both in the training of medical students and in the clinical practice of neonatologists, physiologists and pulmonologists.