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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. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What are the tests for ards?

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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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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Why does someone get ARDS and die?

Why does someone get ARDS and die?

Many causes...: there are many causes of ARDS including severe infections like pneumonia, drug overdoses, severe trauma, etc. ARDS is a very severe and life-threatening complication that unfortunately has a high mortality rate. Treatment consists of treating the underlying disorder and supportive care. ...Read more

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Does ARDS count as critical illness?

Does ARDS count as critical illness?

ARDS: ARDS is acute respiratory distress syndrome and is a dangerous and critical illness. ...Read more

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What are the manifestations of ards?

ARDS: Severe shortness of breath and low oxygen levels that lead to respiratory failure. The diagnosis can only be made by your doctor and is based on your symptoms, examination, oxygen level, and chest x-ray. ...Read more

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What would the ongoing effects of ARDS be?

What would the ongoing effects of ARDS be?

Varies: Some patients die, some recover with lung scarring and lifelong respiratory problems, some recover fully. The question is a little vague, so it is hard to tell if you mean in the short term or long term. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get ARDS more than once?

Absolutely: Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an inflammatory reaction of the body, not an immune system reaction in the most conventional sense. As such, anything that can trigger similar inflammation again can potentially trigger ARDS again. ...Read more

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To what extent is the role of irv in ards?

Inverse ratio: This mode of ventilation is not used in all ards. It's efficacy is used with hopes to improve oxygenation , allowing the presence of oxygen longer for the flowing blood to pick up, mimics the new rapid collapse of the lung (expiratory phase) due to stiffness. Remember there are risks involved, and these are all temporizing measures waiting for all treatments esp antibiotics to take effect well. ...Read more

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Heyyyyyyyy. I'm very sick. Is that a ards?

Probably not: If you're asking the question you're not on a ventilator in the ICU which is where you'd be with ards. Severe acute lung injury has many causes from infection to trauma. Breakdown of the alveolar-capillary membrane leads to ards. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome - severe lung disease resulting from a serious reaction to some ...Read more