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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a condition where the lungs become damaged and filled with fluid due to the body's immune system response to a large infection or injury.
Not caused by ARDS: ARDS itself is unlikely to cause tracheal stenosis. However, patients with ARDS are usually on life support, including respirators/mechanical ventilators, for extended periods of time. A tube has to be placed into the trachea, to connect the respirator to the patient. If this tube is in place for prolonged periods, it damages the lining of the trachea and can lead to tracheal stenosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: The main symptom of ARDS is severe shortness of breath. Other symptoms depend on the underlying cause of the syndrome. For example, if the ARDS is due to pneumonia, then symptoms would also include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, body aches, etc. ARDS has many underlying causes and part of the treatment is to treat the underlying cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After 5 days icu diagnosed with pneumonia, ARDS and put on tube and antibiotics o2 went up to 88 but dropped to 72 again, is it safe, can it be cured?
DISCUSS WITH DOCS TR: This question only can be amswered by the docs treating the patients, we can not tell you what the prognosis is without knowin more facts about the patient and other details so discuss with your docs about it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: ARDS is a clinical disease; usually, chest xrays are usually suggestive. Ct scans of the chest are better. Sometimes, lung biopsies done by a lung surgeon are necessary to get at the diagnosis. There is no real blood test for the test. If you think you have ards, you should definitely seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more