lung water

lung water

amount of water contained in the lung at any given time; normal lung tissue is composed of about 80% water. Any significant increase in this or accumulation of water in the lungs extravascular spaces is called pulmonary edema (q.v.).

lung water

Vox populi Pulmonary edema, see there.
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This is an objective marker of lung water, the accumulation of which can lead to serious complications for already fragile patients.
In the SS group, extravascular lung water index increased to 20 ml/kg, whereas thoracopulmonary compliance decreased to 10 ml/H[sub]2O after injury.
A John and Ervine in an elaborate study have assessed the following parameters: extravascular lung water, static and dynamic compliance, ratio of left atrial/right atrial white blood count, alveolar arterial oxygen gradient and the respiratory index together with clinical end points.
Sonographic interstitial syndrome: the sound of lung water.
After treatment, extravascular lung water index, intrathoracic blood volume index, systemic vascular resistance index and cardiac index of the two groups were significantly improved compared with those before treatment (Pless than 0.
IRI is an acute injury or insult to the lung that manifests with increased vascular permeability, lung water and alveolar insult.
Ultrasound comet-tail images": a marker of pulmonary edema; a comparative study with wedge pressure and extravascular lung water.
The recommended volume for injection is directly proportional to the patient's extravascular thermal volume and therefore depends on both patient's weight and the amount of extravascular lung water (EVLW).
Next, to estimate pulmonary edema, we examined lung water content 24 hr after intratracheal instillation (Table 1).
On the other hand, when microvascular permeability was normal, Tranbaugh et al [30] found no increment of extravascular lung water after hemodilution with crystalloidal solutions in severe hypovolemic shock.
intrathoracic blood volume (ITBV), extravascular lung water (EVLW) and continuous C.
Extravascular lung water index and pulmonary vascular permeability index (PVPI) showed significant differences at ROSC immediately compared to baseline and 1 h after ROSC (P < 0.