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in acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance ?

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Decreases: The lung is filled with inflammatory exudate and the compliance decreases as it cannot stretch. This is a classic, we follow that on the ventilator and adjust the settings so that we don't stress out the lungs too much. I hope this answers your question, let me know if i can provide more detail.
Answered on Oct 6, 2012

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