Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema

  • M. S. Albin
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 1)


The pioneering work of Starling (1896) described the factors determining the transmural filtration of fluid and these physical forces are called Starling forces and the equation may be presented as:
$$Q = K(Pc - Pt) - \sigma (\pi c - \pi t)$$
where Q is the filtration rate across the capillary membrane, K is the capillary filtration coefficient, and a is the reflection coefficient. Pc, Pt, πc and πt are the capillary hydrostatic, interstitial hydrostatic, capillary oncotic and interstitial oncotic pressures respectively.


Pulmonary Edema Intracranial Pressure Left Atrial Pressure Plasma Protein Concentration Neurogenic Pulmonary Edema 
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