Pulmonary edema: Current concepts of pathophysiology, clinical significance, and methods of measurement

@article{Demling1987PulmonaryEC,
  title={Pulmonary edema: Current concepts of pathophysiology, clinical significance, and methods of measurement},
  author={Robert H. Demling},
  journal={World Journal of Surgery},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={147-153}
}
By definition, pulmonary edema is simply excess fluid in the lung. The distribution of the fluid dictates the clinical significance of the edema. As far as a mechanism of edema formation, microvascular hydrostatic pressure remains the predominant Starling force. The lung interstitium is a major factor in determining both the amount of edema formed as well as the distribution. Increased permeability edema, with a more peripheral distribution of fluid as seen in the adult respiratory distress… CONTINUE READING