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
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  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.