Transcapillary Escape Rate of Albumin After Exposure to 4300 m
Pulmonary edema, retinal hemorrhage and exudates, cerebral edema, and peripheral edema are all known complications of exposure to high altitude. Thus, it seems that there must be some factor or factors in the high altitude environment which cause an increased leakage of fluid from the capillaries of these organs. The time of onset and mechanism of this increased capillary leakage is not known.
KeywordsPermeability Catheter Filtration Convection Albumin
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