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What Does No Acute Distress Mean
Yes: Sometimes ARDS the a standing for acute, .
"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.
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
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.See 3 more doctor answers
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Respiratory suppress: Opiates suppress the part of the brain that manages breathing.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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