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Doctor insights on: What Does No Acute Distress Mean

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What does it mean when an adult is distressed?

What does it mean when an adult is distressed?

"Distressed"?: I'm not sure what you specifically mean, since "distressed" may cover any reaction from irritated to disappointed to alarmed to enraged, etc. You would need to describe what you're seeing as well as the events leading up to it. Actually it's best to ask the person himself or herself what s/he's experiencing, if s/he can tell you. It can also mean someone is in pain and has no words to describe. ...Read more

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Oxygen level is 81% but no distress. What does this mean?

Oxygen level is 81% but no distress. What does this mean?

It's: A bit reduced (Normal Range 95-100) and usually by itself causes no problems at rest! The reason needs to be determined ...
Most are "simple"

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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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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What sort of problem is acute respiratory distress syndrome (a.R.D.S.)?

What sort of problem is acute respiratory distress syndrome (a.R.D.S.)?

Fluid in lungs: ARDS (first called da nang lung as it was seen in the wounded in the vietnam war) is seen with many kinds of injuries to the lung either direct like pneumonia, or indirect like traumatic injury). Inflammation starting in the lung or elsewhere causes the lung to become fluid filled, stiff and leads to respiratory failure. Treatment is mechanical ventilator support and treatment underlying cause. ...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 does it mean when if someone has adult respiratory distress syndrome?

ARDS...: In adult respiratory distress syndrome, ards, there is a severe lung reaction from some inciting event like infection, trauma, pulmonary embolus, cardiac causes, etc. The lungs develop severe, bilateral interstitial changes and the patient usually requires mechanical ventilation while the underlying cause is diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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What does having "severe emotional / psychological anxiety, distress and depressed mood" mean?

What does having "severe emotional / psychological anxiety, distress and depressed mood" mean?

Feeling bad: It means that the individual is experiencing a lot of distress. Such a person would probably be suffering from worry, fear, tension, and low mood. ...Read more

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Can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Risk factor: Acute respiratory distress syndrome ARDS isform of lung failure results, inability to carry oxygen is seen in sepsis, burns, major injuries, drugs pneumonia, viral infection, and when other starts to fail. Smoking is a very important, contributory risk factor, even though smoking itself alone will not cause ards. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

ARDS: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ards/basics/definition/con-20030070 for info on ARDS which is described as fluid build up in lung sacs (alveoli). ...Read more

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Are people recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome likely to get it again?

Are people recovering from acute respiratory distress syndrome likely to get it again?

Depends on the cause: ARDS obviously weakens the lungs, but recurrence is not common during recovery. ARDS can recur, especially if the reason it occurred is still present. There does seem to be a predilection for it in some people, perhaps because of an imbalance between pro and anti-inflammatory immune process. ...Read more

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How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

How can acute pancreatitis cause adult respiratory distress syndrome?!

Difficulty breathing: Acute pancreatitis can instigate an overwhelming inflammatory response that can severe inflammation of the lungs causing lung damage. The lung damage can be so severe which leads to a bad case of shortness of breath. ...Read more

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My baby has acute respiratory distress and is on a ventilator. What are the options after this?

My baby has acute respiratory distress and is on a ventilator. What are the options after this?

ARDS: Once the respiratory disorder is controlled and the baby is stable and well, you ought to be able to bring the baby home. It is important to watch for any signs of breathing difficulties. Feed the baby while baby is seated (avoid risk of aspiration), reduce contacts with pets and pollens,. And because even the smoke on clothes can trigger bronchospasm, no smoking by anyone in contact with baby. ...Read more

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Is it possible for people with acute respiratory distress syndrome who are in a coma to wake up?

Absolutely: The coma is frequently drug induced to allow systems to recover. ARDS is frequently able to be improved with treatment. ...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 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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What are treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome?

What are treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Many...: In acute respiratory distress syndrome, you need to treat the underlying cause. There are many, many syndromes that can result in ards. It is a serious condition usually treated in ICU settings. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome around?

What are the best treatments for acute respiratory distress syndrome around?

Supportive: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a scarring/inflammatory reaction in the lungs due to some insult: infection, injury, etc. You treat the underlying disorder, and it should get better. Some experts recommend steroids as well. But, this is controversial.

Basically, you treat ARDS supportively: oxygen, a ventilator if needed, prevent complications, and the like. ...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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Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

Hard lymph node in neck for 3yrs, dull ache. Told possible scarring. How's that possible? High MCV & high RDW means distress to marrow?

This node is nothing: Any lymph node that has been there for 3 years and has not changed or evolved is not likely to be anything of concern. So I will be inclined to ignore it and quit worrying about it. Tests like MCV and RDW can not be interpreted unless you send us your Hemoglobin/ HCT values. Unless you send me the CBC report, we are limited in giving you any useful advice. Your bone marrow is not likely in Distre ...Read more

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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

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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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In acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance?

In acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance?

It will increase: Lung compliance is how "stretchy" the lung is. When it gets filled with fluid and cells, like in ards, the lung becomes less flexible, less "stretchy, " and thus less compliant. Consequently, it becomes harder to inflate the lung and breathe, hence the shortness of breath. ...Read more

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In acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance?

Decreases: The lung is filled with inflammatory exudate and the compliance decreases as it cannot stretch. This is a classic, we follow that on the ventilator and adjust the settings so that we don't stress out the lungs too much. I hope this answers your question, let me know if I can provide more detail. ...Read more

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If I get bird flu, how likely is it that I will get acute respiratory distress syndrome?

If I get bird flu, how likely is it that I will get acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Depends on injury: ARDS is characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma leading to impaired gas exchange with concomitant systemic release of inflammatory mediators causing inflammation, hypoxemia, and frequently resulting in multiple organ failure. The initial acute lung injury can be lung infection resulting from flu, aspiration, sepsis, multiple trauma, shock, and other insults. ...Read more

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Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Physical strengh, muscle wasting and cognitive problems after acute respiratory distress synodrome?

Possible GBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of guillian-barre syndrome. You need to see a doctor for this immediately. ...Read more

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Sensory issues causing distress. What can I do?

Sensory issues causing distress. What can I do?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more