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Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Why does a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Possible: Vomiting and aspiration can cause ARDS and is the most frequent cause in heroin od. Sometimes direct toxicity from adulterants in heroin can cause an acute lung injury. ...Read more

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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How could a heroin overdose cause acute respiratory distress syndrome (ards)?

Leak: Heroin itself, as well as the many substances used to "cut" the heroin (think of it like the drug dealer watering down the drink, only ts the heroin being diluted, usually with talk, but any white powder, even bleach) can all cause direct injury the lung's blood vessel and lining, resulting in leak of plasma and fluid into the lung. This is exactly what ARDS is, pulmonary edema from leaky vessels. ...Read more

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What's residual ARDS (acute respritory distress syndrome)?

What's residual ARDS (acute respritory distress syndrome)?

Lung functionimpairm: ARDS can cause lung scarring in its wake thereby causing an impairment in lung function after the patient recovers from the acute event. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is residual ards(acute respritory distress syndrome)?

Misnomer: ARDS is diffuse inflammation in the lungs of any cause. Cxr will show the increase in interstitial markings as the intertitium becomes thicker from the inflammation. As it improves, there is improvement of such findings. Later, the inflammation can cause some pulmonary fibrosis and persistent increase in interstitial markings by xr. That is most likely what someone is calling residual ards. ...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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How long do you stay in the hospitol if ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome)?

How long do you stay in the hospitol if ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome)?

Depends on severity: ARDS can be a very serious illness. The patient may be dependent on a ventilator to support breathing from days to weeks. ARDS causes low oxygen levels in the bloodstream, which can lead to damage to other organs because all parts of the body need oxygen. Many patients recover eventually, but may have residual damage to the lungs. It's not possible to predict hospital stay exactly. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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