Norman C . Staub

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We measured the internal diameters of small muscular pulmonary arteries in the right and left lower lobes of lungs rapidly frozen in the anesthetized, open-thorax cat. In every cat the right lower lobe was ventilated with the test gas and all other lobes were ventilated with O2. In 4 cats, the test gas supplied to the right lower lobe was also O2 (control(More)
where Qf is the net transvascular fluid flow, K is the fluid filtration coefficient, P is the hydrostatic pressure in the microvascular* lumen (mv) and perimicrovascular* interstitial fluid (pmv), respectively; a is a weighted plasma protein reflection coefficient which determines the "effective" transvascular protein osmotic pressure difference; and II is(More)
We studied the effects of liposomes on the pulmonary circulation of sheep and found a close correlation between liposome retention in the lung and the intravascular macrophages. A test dose of liposomes (5.5 mumol of total lipids) injected intravenously transiently increased pulmonary arterial pressure from 24 +/- 2 to 55 +/- 16 (SD) cmH2O. The pulmonary(More)
We studied steady state transvascular fluid and protein exchange after uneven obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. In anesthetized sheep, ventilated by positive pressure, we measured pulmonary artery and left atrial pressures, cardiac output, lung lymph flow, and lymph/plasma protein ratios. We calculated pulmonary vascular resistance. In 16 sheep we(More)
We studied the external lymphatic drainage of the lung in anesthetized dogs, by simultaneously measuring lymph flows from the thoracic duct (TD) and right lymph duct (RLD) during base line and during pulmonary edema. We measured lymph flow for a 2-h base-line period, for 2 h after tying off the thoracic duct above the diaphragm to eliminate nonthoracic(More)
In 20 unanesthetized sheep, we measured lung lymph flow and lymph and plasma protein concentrations during steady-state base-line conditions and during steady-state elevations of pulmonary microvascular hydrostatic pressure (range 3 to 23 cm H2O). In every sheep there was a base-line lung lymph flow (average 5.7 +/- 2.5 (SD) ml/hour), demonstrating that net(More)