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Continuous assessment of inspiratory resistive work during different types of pulmonary oedema in isolated rat lungs
Critical Care volume 11, Article number: P161 (2007)
We recently demonstrated in isolated blood perfused rat lungs subjected to i.t. LPS-induced pulmonary oedema that the continuous measurement of inspiratory resistive work is a good indirect indicator of progressive lung oedema . Here we extend these findings to two other types of pulmonary oedema: hydrostatic oedema induced by elevation of the left atrial pressure, and alveolar oedema (ALV) by infusing normal saline into the trachea at two different infusion rates (2 and 4 ml/hour for 120 min).
See Table 1. Our results indicate that the continuous measurement of inspiratory resistive work is a good indicator of both permeability and hydrostatic lung oedema, but not of pure alveolar oedema (absence of interstitial oedema).
Cikirikcioglu Y, Morel D: Eur Respir J. 2006, 28: 345s.
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Cikirikcioglu, Y., Morel, D. Continuous assessment of inspiratory resistive work during different types of pulmonary oedema in isolated rat lungs. Crit Care 11, P161 (2007). https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.1186/cc5321
- Pulmonary Oedema
- Left Atrial
- Continuous Measurement
- Atrial Pressure
- Interstitial Oedema