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Pulmonary Edema and Hypoxic Respiratory Failure

Hornik, Christoph MD1; Meliones, Jon MD, FCCM2

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: August 2016 - Volume 17 - Issue 8 - p S178-S181
doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000000823
Organ Systems: Cardiopathophysiology and Disorders
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Objectives: The purpose of this chapter is to outline the causes, physiology, pathophysiology, and management strategies for hydrostatic and permeability pulmonary edema and hypoxic respiratory failure.

Data Source: MEDLINE and PubMed.

Conclusion: The pulmonary parenchyma and vasculature are at high risk in conditions where injury occurs to the lung and or heart. A targeted approach that uses strategies that optimize the particular pathophysiology of the parenchyma and vasculature is required.

1Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Durham, NC.

2Department of Pediatrics, Section of Critical Care Medicine and Cardiology, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center, Durham, NC.

The authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.

For information regarding this article, E-mail: jon.meliones@duke.edu

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