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Role of Diabetes in the Lung injury

Sanle Jiang, Fachun Zhou


Diabetes mellitus is a chronic, progressive metabolic disorder whose incidence is steadily increasing worldwide. Diabetes causes systemic damage to the body, leading to chronic inflammation and impaired immune function, and is easily complicated by serious infections. Over the past decade, an increasing number of studies have focused on lung injury in diabetes. Diabetes is a common disease in the ICU, and a better understanding of the relationship between the diseases is of great importance for clinical management. This reviews the advances in epidemiology, pathophysiology, and therapeutic management.


Diabetes; Lung Injury; ARDS; Mechanism

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