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Update 1990 pp 146-157 | Cite as

Measurement of Alveolar-Capillary Permeability

  • A. J. Byrne
  • I. K. Farquhar
Conference paper
Part of the Update in Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine book series (UICM, volume 10)

Abstract

Since the Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was described over 20 years ago [1], a considerable volume of literature has accumulated on the pathophysiology of this fascinating condition [2], but no specific test or marker for its diagnosis has become universally accepted. The diagnosis depends upon a predisposing cause (pulmonary or non-pulmonary) with clinical signs, such as hypoxemia, tachypnea, evidence of decreased lung compliance, and pulmonary infiltrates on chest roentgenography (CXR) [3, 4]. Such diagnostic criteria exclude left ventricular failure and chronic lung disease, which implies that ARDS cannot coexist with these conditions.

Keywords

Acute Lung Injury Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Colloid Osmotic Pressure 
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  • I. K. Farquhar

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