Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (NCPE) occurs secondary to accumulation of excess fluid and protein into the alveoli from factors other than increased pulmonary capillary pressure ...
Shortness of breath
Scattered rhonchi and rales
Accessory muscle use
Pink, frothy sputum
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Patients will typically not respond to usual measures to treat CHF.
Supplemental oxygen (nasal cannula or no...
Symptoms may worsen at any point for up to 3 days after noxious insult.
Utilizing diuretics in the acute setting may worsen patient condition.
Failure to distinguish between cardiogenic and noncardiogenic etiologies is a pitfall as treatment is differen...
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506.4 Chronic respiratory conditions due to fumes and vapors
508.1 Chronic and other pulmonary manifestations due to radiation
508.9 Respiratory conditions due to unspecified external agent
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