Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting to the lungs and into the blood.  People who develop ARDS often are very ill with another disease or have major injuries.  The condition leads to a buildup of fluid in the air sacs which prevents enough oxygen from passing into the bloodstream. Symptoms may include difficulty breathing, low blood pressure and organ failure, rapid breathing and shortness of breath.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" returned 461 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Two cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome related to zinc fumes and zinc dust inhalation].
 

Author(s): Hiroshi Ishimoto, Kazuhiro Yatera, Keishi Oda, Toshinori Kawanami, Hiroshi Soda, Shigeru Kohno, Hiroshi Mukae

Journal: J. UOEH. 2014 Jun;36(2):147-52.

 

Two cases of acute respiratory distress syndrome related to zinc fume inhalation and zinc powder inhalation are presented. Case 1 demonstrated acute respiratory symptoms during the work of distortion correction of iron boards, coated with a rust preventative including rich zinc using ...

Last Updated: 16 Jun 2014

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Pulmonary retention of primed neutrophils: a novel protective host response, which is impaired in the acute respiratory distress syndrome.
 

Author(s): Charlotte Summers, Nanak R Singh, Jessica F White, Iain M Mackenzie, Andrew Johnston, Chandra Solanki, K K Balan, A Michael Peters, Edwin R Chilvers

Journal: Thorax. 2014 Jul;69(7):623-9.

 

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affects over 200000 people annually in the USA. Despite causing severe, and often refractory, hypoxaemia, the high mortality and long-term morbidity of ARDS results mainly from extra-pulmonary organ failure; however the mechanism for this ...

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicating influenza A/H1N1v infection--a clinical approach.
 

Author(s): Agnieszka Witczak, Andrzej Prystupa, Ewa Kurys-Denis, Michał Borys, Mirosław Czuczwar, Marcin Niemcewicz, Janusz Kocik, Anna Michalak, Aldona Pietrzak, Grażyna Chodorowska, Witold Krupski, Jerzy Mosiewicz, Krzysztof Tomasiewicz

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2013 ;20(4):820-2.

 

ARDS is defined as an acute inflammatory syndrome characterized with bilateral parenchymal lung infiltrates on chest radiograph and PaO2/FiO2 ratio<200 resulting from causes other than acute left ventricular dysfunction. Inflammatory lung lesions may be induced by different disorders, ...

Last Updated: 24 Dec 2013

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The terms "Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome" returned 111 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Mechanical ventilation in acute respiratory distress syndrome].
 

Author(s): Ya-Mei Wang, Yu-Hong Tao

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2013 Jun;15(6):496-501.

 

The goal of mechanically ventilating patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is to ensure adequate oxygenation and minimal ventilator-associated lung injury. Non-invasive ventilation should be cautiously used in patients with ARDS. Protective ARDS mechanical ventilation ...

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2013

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[Therapeutic strategies for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome].
 

Author(s): Xiao-hua Li, Fu-xiang Li, Zhen-liang Xiao

Journal: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2013 Mar;25(3):186-9.

 

Last Updated: 9 May 2013

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Protein kinase C and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
 

Author(s): Mark J Mondrinos, Paul A Kennedy, Melanie Lyons, Clifford S Deutschman, Laurie E Kilpatrick

Journal: Shock. 2013 Jun;39(6):467-79.

 

The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major public health problem and a leading source of morbidity in intensive care units. Lung tissue in patients with ARDS is characterized by inflammation, with exuberant neutrophil infiltration, activation, and degranulation that ...

Last Updated: 17 May 2013

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Efficacy of Hydrocortisone in Treatment of Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Patients With Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Septic Shock; Severe Sepsis; Acute Lung Injury; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 1 May 2013

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Comparison of 2 Strategies of Adjustment of Mechanical Ventilation in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Acute Lung Injury

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2005

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Timing and Intensity of the Exposures and Attributable Burden of Acute Lung Injury
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Acute Lung Injury; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2014

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