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Am Rev Respir Dis. 1982 Feb;125(2):244-5.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome after peritoneovenous shunt.

Abstract

A case is presented in which a fatal acute respiratory distress syndrome, associated with disseminated intravascular coagulation, developed immediately after the insertion of a peritoneovenous shunt for management of refractory ascites. The absence of left-sided heart failure or fluid overload was established by (a) lack of diuresis from intravenous furosemide; (b) repeatedly normal pulmonary wedge pressures; and (c) autopsy findings. The nature of the toxic effect of this patient's ascites upon the alveolar membrane remains obscure.

PMID:
7065530
DOI:
10.1164/arrd.1982.125.2.244
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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