Kidney–lung pathophysiological crosstalk: its characteristics and importance

  title={Kidney–lung pathophysiological crosstalk: its characteristics and importance},
  author={Pilar Domenech and T. Perez and Agustina Saldarini and Pedro Uad and Carlos G Musso},
  journal={International Urology and Nephrology},
Crosstalk between the lung and the kidney is based on the similarities that these organs share. This is why different diseases that affect one organ can have repercussions on the other. Patients with acute kidney injury can present complications such as pulmonary edema and require mechanical ventilation in respiratory failure. This interaction occurs due to the increase in systemic immune mediators that cause inflammatory reactions, oxidative stress, and an increase in vascular permeability in… CONTINUE READING
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