Lung ultrasound can spot risk of respiratory failure in pregnancy
For this study, researchers gave 20 women with severe preeclampsia heart and lung ultrasounds before and after they gave birth. The researchers were looking for pulmonary edema -- excess fluid in the lungs -- which can lead to respiratory failure.
MyFoxAL - Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:36

Lung Ultrasound Can Spot Risk of Respiratory Failure in Pregnancy: Study
Lung ultrasound detected pulmonary edema in 25 percent of the women before delivery, while heart ultrasound detected the condition in 20 percent of the women, according to the findings, which were published in the April issue of the journal Anesthesiology.
U.S. News & World Report - Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:09

Risk of Death Doesn't Stop Everest Climbers
... begun, there are 14 deaths, 13 of whom are Sherpa guides who perished Friday in an avalanche while preparing the mountain for their clients, making it the deadliest day there ever. Another Sherpa died earlier this month of high-altitude pulmonary ...
Bayoubuzz - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:52

Could the Game of Thrones poisoning happen in real life?
A tiny amount of cyanide can produce toxic results, and that poison is quickly absorbed from the gut. It causes burning in the throat, Ford explains, and can also lead to pulmonary edema (a fluid build-up in the lungs), both of which could trigger the ...
Boing Boing - Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:57

Time running short for Colorado Springs boy needing bone marrow transplant
He has also weathered an E. coli infection, septic shock and pulmonary edema in recent months. "It's a really horrible situation," Knar said. "It's brutal and shocking and hard to realize we can't do much. We're hoping for a good turnout on Saturday ...
Colorado Springs Gazette - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:30

New study: non-whites exposed to more air pollutant than whites
The gas can lead to conditions including inflammation of the small airways or bronchitis, or lead to fluid accumulation in the lungs, pulmonary edema. Nitrogen dioxide is one of six air pollutants for which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ...
Rick Kupchella's BringMeTheNews - Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:30

Inside Our Neighborhoods: Rough entry for newborn, now righting himself, with ...
He wasn't ailing alone. His mother developed pulmonary edema. A week after being released to his real home, Matthew came down with RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), which affects the lungs and breathing passages, and was back in an emergency room, ... - Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:19

Renal Artery Stenting: Is There an Appropriate Indication?
Severe, and frequently bilateral, RAS can present with recurrent episodes of flash pulmonary edema. Ischemic nephropathy presents as gradually worsening renal function. It can also be uncovered when renal function rapidly deteriorates after use of ACE ...
HCPLive - Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:37

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