Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Neurogenic pulmonary edema

Some lessons in neuropulmonology from the journal Critical Care:

A common thread among all case descriptions of NPE is the severity and acuity of the precipitating CNS event. Neurologic conditions that cause abrupt, rapid, and extreme elevation in intracranial pressure (ICP) appear to be at greatest risk of being associated with NPE..

The autonomic nervous system and catecholamines play a significant role.

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