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Neurogenic pulmonary edema in childhood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  376799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Three patients presenting with pulmonary edema associated with head trauma and increased intracranial pressure are described. Pulmonary edema is a clearly recognized complication of head trauma; the pathogenic mechanisms appear to be regulated by increased intracerebral pressure, sympathetically induced vascular hypertension, and increased pulmonary capillary permeability. If there is evidence that neurogenic pulmonary edema is the underlying etiology, therapeutic modalities should be directed at reducing intracranial pressure and strict attention paid to the interaction between intrathoracic and intracranial pressures in order to avoid the high mortality rate associated with this condition.
Authors:
J R Milley; S K Nugent; M C Rogers
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1979 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-08-16     Completed Date:  1979-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  706-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Child
Craniocerebral Trauma / complications*
Female
Humans
Intracranial Pressure
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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