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Chest tube suction-associated unilateral negative pressure pulmonary edema in a lung transplant patient.
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PMID:  15976202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a 29-yr-old male, status post-bilateral lung transplant, who developed unilateral negative pressure pulmonary edema induced by chest tube suction in association with bilateral bronchial anastomotic strictures. We conclude that negative pressure pulmonary edema may occur secondary to high levels of negative pressure applied to the intrapleural space via chest tubes in the presence of partial large airway obstruction. Post-lung transplant patients may be especially at risk because of compromised lymphatic drainage.
Stavros G Memtsoudis; Peter Rosenberger; Nicholas Sadovnikoff
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  2005 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-24     Completed Date:  2005-07-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-40, table of contents     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pressure
Bronchial Diseases / surgery
Cystic Fibrosis / surgery
Intensive Care
Lung Transplantation / physiology*
Pneumothorax, Artificial
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*,  radiography
Respiration, Artificial
Suction / adverse effects*

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