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A case of pulmonary oedema induced by suffocation.
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PMID:  20931929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 57-year old female civilian was suffocated by an intruder The victim (experienced severe dyspnoea) but violently resisted the assault. Two hours after this event, on admission to a Trauma Centre, she demonstrated left facial swelling with low percutaneous oxygen saturation. Chest X-ray and computed tomography demonstrated pulmonary oedema. This improved dramatically within a short time and she was discharged on the 5th hospital day. Pulmonary oedema induced by suffocation has been reported only rarely. The possible mechanisms by which pulmonary oedema might form after the relief of airway obstruction are discussed.
K Nishi; Y Yanagawa; A Hagiwara
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The West Indian medical journal     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0043-3144     ISO Abbreviation:  West Indian Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  2010-11-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417410     Medline TA:  West Indian Med J     Country:  Jamaica    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
National Defense Medical College, 3-2 Namiki Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Airway Obstruction / complications*
Catecholamines / blood
Crime Victims
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*,  radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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