Naloxone-induced pulmonary edema : Case report with review of the literature and critical evaluation.
Summary of "Naloxone-induced pulmonary edema : Case report with review of the literature and critical evaluation."
A case of pulmonary edema after the administration of naloxone for laparoscopic splenectomy is reported. Previous reports of naloxone-induced pulmonary edema are listed and reviewed. The clinical course is compared to other forms of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema. Uncertainty remains about the underlying pathophysiological process and the true impact of naloxone on the development of pulmonary edema.
Klinik für Anästhesiologie, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Deutschland, email@example.com.
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- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22354400
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00101-012-1982-8
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