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What Does No Acute Distress Mean
Yes: Sometimes ARDS the standing for acute,.Get a more detailed answer ›
"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
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"
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Dr Z ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Respiratory suppress: Opiates suppress the part of the brain that manages breathing. ...Read more
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
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
YES: Yes will cause ards.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
3yo acute onset tachypnea, wheezing. Given albuterol, wheezing subsided; tachypnea remains. No apparent distress, lethargy, fever, history disease, etc.
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
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