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What sort of problem is acute respiratory distress syndrome (a.R.D.S.)?

What sort of problem is acute respiratory distress syndrome (a.R.D.S.)?

Fluid in lungs: ARDS ( first called da nang lung as it was seen in the wounded in the vietnam war) is seen with many kinds of injuries to the lung either direct like pneumonia, or indirect like traumatic injury). Inflammation starting in the lung or elsewhere causes the lung to become fluid filled, stiff and leads to respiratory failure. Treatment is mechanical ventilator support and treatment underlying cause. ...Read more

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Can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Risk factor: Acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS isform of lung failure results, inability to carry oxygen is seen in sepsis, burns, major injuries, drugs pneumonia, viral infection, and when other starts to fail. Smoking is a very important , contributory risk factor, even though smoking itself alone will not cause ards. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

ARDS: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ards/basics/definition/con-20030070 for info on ARDS which is described as fluid build up in lung sacs (alveoli). ...Read more

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Are people recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome likely to get it again?

Depends on the cause: ARDS obviously weakens the lungs, but recurrence is not common during recovery. ARDS can recur, especially if the reason it occurred is still present. There does seem to be a predilection for it in some people, perhaps because of an imbalance between pro and anti-inflammatory immune process. ...Read more

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My baby has acute respiratory distress and is on a ventilator. What are the options after this?

My baby has acute respiratory distress and is on a ventilator. What are the options after this?

ARDS: Once the respiratory disorder is controlled and the baby is stable and well, you ought to be able to bring the baby home. It is important to watch for any signs of breathing difficulties.Feed the baby while baby is seated (avoid risk of aspiration), reduce contacts with pets and pollens, .And because even the smoke on clothes can trigger bronchospasm, no smoking by anyone in contact with baby. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with acute respiratory distress syndrome who are in a coma to wake up?

Is it possible for people with acute respiratory distress syndrome who are in a coma to wake up?

Yes: Often, coma is induced by medications to help healing and is completely reversible. Even if not induced by medication, patients can still wake up (and usually do) as they get better. ...Read more

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What is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

What is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

Severe SOB: ARDS is severe shortness of breath caused by an insult and inflamatory response to the lungs. Its not cardiogenic and can be infectious, toxic, or autoimmmune.Some pts need to placed on a ventilator while recovering.Breathing treatments, antiobiotics, steroids as needed.The source should be sought out to target therapy. ...Read more

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What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

What is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

ARDS: A lung injury caused by many different conditions where the membrane separating the air space from the blood space becomes porous allowing fluid to fill up the air spaces and prevent o2 transport. The lung becomes stiff and difficult to inflate increasing the work of breathing. Most people will require a ventilator and ICU care. ...Read more

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What are treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome?

What are  treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Many...: In acute respiratory distress syndrome, you need to treat the underlying cause. There are many, many syndromes that can result in ards. It is a serious condition usually treated in ICU settings. ...Read more

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