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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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How long after battling foodborne botulism, clostridial sepsis, and ARDS will i begin feeling normal again, and regain strength?

How long after battling foodborne botulism, clostridial sepsis, and ARDS will i begin feeling normal again, and regain strength?

It can be awhile: You should discuss your specific situation with your doctors. In general people can have abnormalities of muscle strength, stress related problems, abnormalities in breathing tests for prolonged periods of time after critical illness, even many months, depending on the specific problems they faced in the icu. This should really be discussed with your physicians. ...Read more

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1 yr ARDS survivor after barely living through 36 hrs of a perforated ulcer (misdiagnosed in er). Any short/long term effects from ards? Have issues.

1 yr ARDS survivor after barely living through 36 hrs of a perforated ulcer (misdiagnosed in er). Any short/long term effects from ards? Have issues.

Yes: Research shows that survivors of ARDS suffer from long term impediment in cognitive function such as memory, recall, concentration. Both quality of life and functional status are affected with improvement in the first six months. Improvement after a year varies between individuals. ...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

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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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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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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