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Re-expansion pulmonary edema: a preventable complication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8320499     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ipsilateral pulmonary edema may occur in a lung that has been rapidly reinflated after a variable period of collapse resulting from pleural effusion or pneumothorax. The syndrome of re-expansion pulmonary edema is associated with variable degrees of hypotension and hypoxemia with some patients experiencing cardiac arrest and death. Although the number of cases reported in the medical literature is small, the actual incidence of this potentially avoidable complication is unknown. It may go unrecognized by the clinician as a primary contributor to an adverse outcome.
S E Janocik; T M Roy; T R Killeen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0023-0294     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ky Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-08-03     Completed Date:  1993-08-03     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505615     Medline TA:  J Ky Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  143-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Respiratory and Environmental Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, KY.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Chest Tubes / adverse effects*
Intubation / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Pleural Effusion / complications
Pneumothorax / complications
Pulmonary Edema / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control*

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