Morphological and Functional Response to PEEP in Acute Respiratory Failure
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Acute lung injury is characterized by non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, which leads to an increase of physical density (g/cm3) of the lungs. Computerized tomography (CT) may detect the density changes in the lung parenchyma, without interferences with overlying and underlying structures.
KeywordsAcute Lung Injury Acute Respiratory Failure Lung Weight Physical Density Lung Surface Area
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