Value of extravascular lung water measurement vs portable chest x-ray in the management of pulmonary edema.


Variability in technique and reporting time may limit radiographic quantitation of extravascular lung water by portable chest x-ray in critically ill patients. Using double indicator dilution technique and a commercially available lung water computer, we measured extravascular thermal volume (ETVL) in 14 patients with x-ray evidence of pulmonary edema and… (More)


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