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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 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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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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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

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

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What toxic fumes can result in ards?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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