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Pulmonary oedema 

Pulmonary oedema

Chapter:
Pulmonary oedema
Author(s):

Nicholas W. Morrell

and John D. Firth

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161503_update_001

Update:

This chapter has been retired and will not be updated further. The subject matter of this chapter is to be found in Chapter 16.15.1 of this online update.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 23 July 2017

The formation of pulmonary oedema depends on the balance between capillary hydrostatic pressure, interstitial tissue pressure, plasma colloid osmotic pressure, endothelial permeability, and lymphatic function. The efficiency of lymphatic drainage of interstitial fluid (which can increase >10-fold) is critical in determining the onset and extent of hydrostatic oedema....

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