A pig model for blunt chest trauma: no pulmonary edema in the early phase.

@article{Couret2013APM,
  title={A pig model for blunt chest trauma: no pulmonary edema in the early phase.},
  author={David Couret and Sophie de Bourmont and Nicolas Prat and Pierre-Yves Cordier and Jean-Baptiste Soureau and Dominique Lambert and Bertrand B Prunet and Pierre Michelet},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 8},
  pages={1220-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Chest trauma remains a leading cause of trauma-death. Since lung contusion is one of the most important lesions implicated, the aim of this experimental study was to evaluate the cardiorespiratory consequences of an isolated lung contusion model. METHODS Twenty-eight anesthetized pigs were studied during four hours. We induced a right lung contusion with five bolt shots (70 joules each) using a 22-caliber charge in twenty of them. Eight others pigs constituted the control group. The… CONTINUE READING