pulmonary edema


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Related to pulmonary edema: congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism

pulmonary edema

[′pu̇l·mə‚ner·ē i′dē·mə]
(medicine)
An effusion of fluid into the alveoli and interstitial spaces of the lungs.
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3) Sponge Lung is not specific for pulmonary edema and may represent any diffuse alveolar process superimposed on emphysema, including atypical infections, pulmonary hemorrhage, or non-cardiogenic causes of pulmonary edema.
Pinault in 1853, first described reexpansion pulmonary edema as a complication after thoracentesis.
Risk factors for the development of reexpansion pulmonary edema in patients with spontaneous pneumothorax.
Neurogenic pulmonary edema is a condition which develops following central nervous system injury and leads to increased mortality by causing to severe hypoxemia (3, 4).
Acute lung injury, be it, the ubiquitous acute congestion or the more ominous pulmonary edema or diffuse alveolar damage; was the consistent finding in the lung of most of the medicolegal autopsies with death occurring from a wide range of causes ranging from drowning or other form of asphyxia to haemorrhage and shock to burns or septicaemia.
To confirm this finding, Kevin Thorneloe, a scientist at GlaxoSmithKline, did a parallel study in which he tested the drug in the lungs of rodents and dogs with pulmonary edema caused by heart failure and found the drug improved lung function and reduced leakage, consistent with the chip finding.
Glutathione for the effusions and ascites: in my 7 years of using glutathione, I have found it the most effective agent for resolving pulmonary edema, pleural effusions and ascites .
At 24 hours the therapy could be seen to be working, reducing the amount of pulmonary edema and protein in the lungs.
Acute lung injury is a serious complication of critically ill patients resulting in pulmonary edema, hypoxia and, in the worst cases, organ failure.
We previously reported a 17-year-old acute leukemia patient that experienced non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (NCPE) that was most probably due to high-dose ARA-C.
Famous Tennis Player Martina Navrotilova was discharged hospital on Monday after taking medical treatment from high --altitude pulmonary edema.
Other subjects are plasma brain natriuretic peptide as a predictor of mortality in congestive heart failure, and using a hybrid bio-impedance approach to monitor pulmonary edema in congestive heart failure patients.