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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Overview)

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.


Dr. Carlo Hatem
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How to manage ards?

How to manage ards?

Need skilled doctor: Treat the cause, use every measure to keep an acceptable oxygen level, and avoid causing damage to the lungs. These are the major goals in ards. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Overview)

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.


Dr. Himanshu Wickramasinghe
Board Certified, Pulmonary Critical Care
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How does ARDS lead to tracheal stenosis?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What are the symptoms of ards?

What are the symptoms of ards?

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 more

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Dr. Sireesha Vemuri
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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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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?

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 more

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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What are the tests for ards?

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

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Dr. Michael DePietro
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Is there any scientific findings to link chemotherapy as a cause of ards?

Is there any scientific findings to link chemotherapy as a cause of ards?

In some cases: ARDS is a response to a number of lung injuries in which the lung becomes inflamed and fluid accumulates within it. The most common cause related to chemotherapy would be an infection that is indirectly related to the immune system suppression chemo can cause. Less frequently there are some drugs that can directly injure the lung. This is not common but can be seen with bleomycin, vp 16, others. ...Read more

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Dr. Karen Sibert
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How does icu treat ards?

How does icu treat ards?

Life support: Depending on the severity of ards, a patient may need to have a breathing tube and ventilation support for days to weeks. If blood oxygen levels are very low, ecmo may be needed. Other organs may be damaged by lack of oxygen, so support of blood pressure or kidney function may be necessary. Often, antibiotics are given to treat infection. Other treatment plans depend on the cause of ards. ...Read more

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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What is the current thinking on how to treat someone with ards?

Low tidal volume: The ardsnet studies showed that lower tidal volumes (6ml/kg ideal body weight) coupled with lower peak pressures and increased peep resulted in improved outcomes. Several groups are looking at more advanced vent strategies but these are still in the early phases of testing. ...Read more

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Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Anyone ever heard of ards? Treatments?

Yes: We treat ARDS routinely. Low tidal volume mechanical ventilation, supportive care and treating the underlying disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome is also known as ARDS. Adult respiratory distress syndrome - severe lung disease resulting from a serious reaction to some ...Read more


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