We studied the vertical movement of 2 mg technetium-labeled albumin injected intrapleurally in 0.5 ml saline (15% of pleural liquid volume) in eight spontaneously breathing anesthetized dogs subject to a sudden change in posture (prone to supine or vice versa). The albumin movements were evaluated through a large field gamma camera placed laterally to the animal and detecting total (AT) and regional activities from two superimposed equal areas (At and Ab, top and bottom, respectively). The At/Ab ratio decreased from 2.1 to 1.3 in four animals up to 20 min from the change in posture and from 0.9 to 0.5 in four more animals studied from 50 to 90 min from turning maneuver. The rate of change in At and Ab was similar in the two groups of animals and unaffected by the acquisition posture. AT decreased by 7.7 and 3.5% for the two groups, respectively, reflecting albumin clearance from the pleural space. The opposite time course of regional activities and the independence of their rate of change of the At/Ab ratio and of the animal posture suggest a top-to-bottom albumin transfer occurring through a bulk flow of liquid estimated at 0.006 ml.kg-1.h-1. The data are consistent with a measured vertical pleural liquid pressure gradient that does not reflect a hydrostatic condition.
Miserocchi, G., Negrini, D., Pistolesi, M., Bellina, C., Gilardi, M., Bettinardi, V., et al. (1988). Intrapleural liquid flow down a gravity-dependent hydraulic pressure gradient. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 64(2), 577-584.
|Citazione:||Miserocchi, G., Negrini, D., Pistolesi, M., Bellina, C., Gilardi, M., Bettinardi, V., et al. (1988). Intrapleural liquid flow down a gravity-dependent hydraulic pressure gradient. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY, 64(2), 577-584.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Intrapleural liquid flow down a gravity-dependent hydraulic pressure gradient|
|Autori:||Miserocchi, G; Negrini, D; Pistolesi, M; Bellina, C; Gilardi, M; Bettinardi, V; Rossitto, F|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1988|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|