Pulmonary edema in obstetric patients is rapidly resolved except in the presence of infection or of nitroglycerin tocolysis after open fetal surgery.

@article{DiFederico1998PulmonaryEI,
  title={Pulmonary edema in obstetric patients is rapidly resolved except in the presence of infection or of nitroglycerin tocolysis after open fetal surgery.},
  author={Elaine M. DiFederico and Janet M. Burlingame and Sarah J. Kilpatrick and Michael R. Harrison and Michael A. Matthay},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={179 4},
  pages={
          925-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to determine the etiology, course, and severity of pulmonary edema in obstetric patients in a tertiary care center. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective study was carried out on 16,810 deliveries from University of California, San Francisco, 1985-1995. Diagnosis and severity of lung injury were defined by a 4-point system that was based on the chest radiograph, oxygenation, positive end-expiratory pressure, and lung compliance. Resolution of pulmonary edema was… CONTINUE READING
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