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Estimation of equivalent pore radii in pulmonary microvasculature after lung lymph fistula preparation.
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PMID:  3610926     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of lung lymph fistula preparation on pulmonary microvascular permeability was investigated in sheep. Acutely prepared animals (n = 9) were compared with animals with a chronic lung lymph fistula (n = 5). The osmotic reflection coefficients (sigma) for total protein, albumin, immunoglobins (Ig) G and M, and the equivalent pore dimensions were calculated. Data were achieved at maximal possible lymph flows (QL) following elevation of left atrial pressure. In sheep with a chronic lung lymph fistula sigma's for total protein, albumin, IgG, and IgM at maximal lymph flows were 0.76 +/- 0.01, 0.65 +/- 0.09, 0.79 +/- 0.03, and 0.91 +/- 0.01, respectively. In the acutely prepared group the minimum lymph-to-plasma protein concentration for total protein was 0.39 +/- 0.06, corresponding to a sigma of 0.61 +/- 0.01. The sigma for albumin, IgG, and IgM were 0.48 +/- 0.04, 0.64 +/- 0.02, and 0.87 +/- 0.01, respectively. The equivalent pore radii in the chronic group were determined to be 54 and 190 A with 29% of the filtration accounted for by large pores. In the acute group the small pores were 56 A and the large pores 175 A with 53% of total volume flow at maximum lymph flows occurring through the large pores. Assuming a constant small-pore population the large pore number increased 4.5 times after surgery. For total protein, IgG, and IgM, sigma's in the acutely prepared group were significantly lower than in the control group. These results thus indicate that surgical preparation of a lung lymph fistula in sheep may cause acute increases in pulmonary microvascular permeability.
L Smith; S Andreasson; K T Tolling; B Rippe; B Risberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  62     ISSN:  8750-7587     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Appl. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-08-28     Completed Date:  1987-08-28     Revised Date:  2013-09-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8502536     Medline TA:  J Appl Physiol (1985)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2300-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Lymph / physiology*
Pulmonary Circulation*

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