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 452 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Positive end expiratory pressure titrated by transpulmonary pressure improved oxygenation and respiratory mechanics in acute respiratory distress syndrome patients with intra-abdominal hypertension.
 

Author(s): Yi Yang, Yang Li, Song-Qiao Liu, Ling Liu, Ying-Zi Huang, Feng-Mei Guo, Hai-Bo Qiu

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. 2013 ;126(17):3234-9.

 

Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) is common in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients and when resulting in decrease of chest wall compliance will weaken the effect of positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP). We investigated the effect of PEEP titrated by transpulmonary ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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Beta-Agonist Lung injury TrIal-2 (BALTI-2): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial and economic evaluation of intravenous infusion of salbutamol versus placebo in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
 

Author(s): S Gates, G D Perkins, S E Lamb, C Kelly, D R Thickett, J D Young, D F McAuley, C Snaith, C McCabe, C T Hulme, F Gao Smith

Journal: Health Technol Assess. 2013 Sep;17(38):v-vi, 1-87.

 

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major cause of mortality in intensive care patients and lacks effective treatments. A previous randomised controlled Phase II trial suggested that an intravenous (i.v.) infusion of salbutamol may be beneficial, as it reduced extravascular ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2013

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Prone positioning in the acute respiratory distress syndrome.
 

Author(s): Claude Guérin, Jean Reignier, Jean-Christophe Richard

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2013 Sep;369(10):980-1.

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 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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