Distribution and mixing time of boluses with labeled albumin in pleural space of anesthetized, supine rabbits were determined by sampling pleural liquid at different times in various intercostal spaces (ics), and in cranial and caudal mediastinum. During sampling, lung and chest wall were kept apposed by lung inflation. This was not necessary in costo-phrenic sinus. Here, 10 min after injection, lung inflation increased concentration of labeled albumin by 50%. Lung inflation probably displaces some pleural liquid cranio-caudally, increasing labeled albumin concentration caudally to injection point (6th ics), and decreasing it cranially. Boluses of 0.1-1 ml did not preferentially reach mediastinal regions, as maintained by others. Time for an approximate mixing was similar to 1 h for 0.1 ml, and similar to 30 min for 1 ml. This relatively long mixing time does not substantially affect determination of contribution of lymphatic drainage through stomata to overall removal of labeled albumin from 0.3 ml hydrothoraces lasting 3 h [Bodega, F., Agostoni, E., 2004. Contribution of lymphatic drainage through stomata to albumin removal from pleural space. Respir. Physiol. Neurobiol. 142, 251-263].
Distribution and mixing of a liquid bolus in pleural space / F. Bodega, C. Tresoldi, C. Porta, L. Zocchi, E. Agostoni. - In: RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROBIOLOGY. - ISSN 1569-9048. - 150:2-3(2006 Feb 28), pp. 287-299.
|Titolo:||Distribution and mixing of a liquid bolus in pleural space|
BODEGA, FRANCESCAROMANA (Primo)
ZOCCHI, LUCIANO ALDO MARIA (Penultimo)
AGOSTONI, EMILIO (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Bolus distribution in pleural space; Displacement; Labeled albumin, removal; Mixing time; Passive lung inflation; Pleural liquid; Rabbits; Thickness|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/09 - Fisiologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||28-feb-2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2005.04.022|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|