In vivo quantitation of epithelial lining fluid in dog lung.

We used an original saturation bronchoalveolar lavage (SBAL) technique (Eur. Respir. J. 1995;8[Suppl. 19]398S) to quantitate lung epithelial lining fluid volume (VELF) in dogs in two separate experiments: control and after oleic-acid-induced injury. We confirmed the hypothesis that 99mTc-DTPA, infused at constant plasma activity, reaches equilibrium with… CONTINUE READING