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Anyone ever heard of ards? Treatments?

Anyone ever heard of ards? Treatments?

ARDS....: Adult respiratory distress syndrome, ards, is a severe inflammatory response in the lungs. It can be due to many underlying causes including infection, trauma, heart problem, etc. The treatment includes treating the underlying cause and supporting the patient, often including ventilator support, until the lungs have a chance to heal. Not all patients survive this but many do. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

ARDS, now know as acute respiratory distress syndrome, is an acute inflammatory respiratory illness resulting from lung injury that usually leads to respiratory failure and need for intubation/mechanical ventilation. It can be caused by an initial insult directly (as in a pneumonia) or indirectly ...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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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

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What causes people who gets (ards) and dies?

What causes people who gets (ards) and dies?

ARDS: Most common cause of death in patients with ARDS is muti system organ failure. Infections and respiratory failure are two other important causes of mortality. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ARDS?

Google: Acute respiratory distress syndrome. A life threatening disease that needs experts to fix it. ...Read more

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If you have recovered from ards, can it happen to you again?

If you have recovered from ards, can it happen to you again?

Yes: ARDS can be caused by many factors, usually overwhelming sepsis or infection. If that scenario happens again, ARDS may return. Having it once does not make someone immune to suffering from it again. ...Read more

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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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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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Is trali or taco a form of ards?

Yes: Transfusion-related acute lung injury is one of the causes of adult respiratory distress syndrome. The former is an immune response and one of many reasons that transfusion should only be undertaken when it's absolutely necessary. The latter is a pattern of lung injury with many causes. Most people recover from trali. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What toxic fumes can result in ards?

Irritating chemicals: ARDS is caused mainly by extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury due to sepsis (bacterial infection of the blood), trauma and/or severe pulmonary infection such as pneumonia. However, ARDS also can be linked to multiple transfusions, inhalation of salt water, smoke inhalation of toxic chemicals, aspiration of vomit (inhaling vomit into the lungs), narcotics, sedatives, overdoses. ...Read more

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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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Can you tell me how your hospital treat ards?

ARDSNet: We follow the ARDSNet protocols and guidelines. These are searchable on-line. Basically, they are designed to prevent further injury to the lung from high pressures, while maintaining adequate oxygenation. We sometimes allow carbon dioxide levels to rise to moderately high, but safe, levels. We try to wean from the ventilator as the lung improves. ...Read more

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Has ARDS hospital ever performed hisorectomies?

Unclear: ARDS can occur in any hospital. Hysterectomies are performed in many, but not all hospitals. The two are not related. ...Read more

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Why is it impossible to save someone with both crush syndrome and ards?

Why is it impossible to save someone with both crush syndrome and ards?

Not impossible: It is possible to save patients with crush injury and ards, but the mortality for this catastrophic injury can be quite high. It depends upon severity of injury, pre-existing medical problems, and early treatment in a medical center with the resources to deliver the complex care needed. ...Read more

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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, (etoposide) others. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is in the hospital for ards. She was healthy. What happened?

My girlfriend is in the hospital for ards. She was healthy. What happened?

ARDS: Acute lung injury can occur in healthy people who develop infections or other causes of increased inflammation. Since increased inflammatory chemicals are in the blood and this blood circulates through the lungs, it can damage the fragile membrane where air exchanges with the blood stream and cause fluid to leak into air spaces. ...Read more

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Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Complex reasons: ARDS is a condition where the lining of the air sacs in the lung become leaky and allow fluid to flow into the air sacs and making it difficult for the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The cause can be direct injury such as a pneumonia or inhaling a substance that damages the lung or, as is the likely case with you family member, that there is whole body inflammation (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What is the importance of inspiratory pause for ARDS patients?

What is the importance of inspiratory pause for ARDS patients?

MDT: Mean duration of gas exchange which increases the elimination of co2. Current strategies for ventilation in ARDS include low tidal volumes with rapid respiratory rates and permissive hypercapnia, which leads to a respiratory acidosis in most patients. Increasing the inspiratory pause or including one periodically decreases pac02 by increasing gas exchange time. Survival effects are not studied. ...Read more

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome. A life threatening disease that needs ...Read more