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What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

Depends: On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity. There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes. ..Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

ARDS, now know as acute respiratory distress syndrome, is an acute inflammatory respiratory illness resulting from lung injury that usually leads to respiratory failure and need for intubation/mechanical ventilation. It can be caused by an initial insult directly (as in a pneumonia) or indirectly ...Read more


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What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more

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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Complex reasons: ARDS is a condition where the lining of the air sacs in the lung become leaky and allow fluid to flow into the air sacs and making it difficult for the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The cause can be direct injury such as a pneumonia or inhaling a substance that damages the lung or, as is the likely case with you family member, that there is whole body inflammation (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What is the current thinking on how to treat someone with ards?

What is the current thinking on how to treat someone with ards?

Low tidal volume: The ardsnet studies showed that lower tidal volumes (6ml/kg ideal body weight) coupled with lower peak pressures and increased peep resulted in improved outcomes. Several groups are looking at more advanced vent strategies but these are still in the early phases of testing. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

What is the life expectancy of someone with chronic pancreatitis?

With: Enzyme supplements and close medical supervision. (certain medications should be avoided as well as ALCOHOL) there is no reason why a full lifespan can be attained! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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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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How long can someone with chronic pancreatitis survive?

How long can someone with chronic pancreatitis survive?

Chr. Pancreatitis: Chr pancreatitis patients can have normal life span, if symptoms are mild and there are no significant complications. If the develop, diabetes, digestive problems or go into complications like abscesses, cysts etc the life span is shorter, . ...Read more

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Why is it impossible to save someone with both crush syndrome and ards?

Why is it impossible to save someone with both crush syndrome and ards?

Not impossible: It is possible to save patients with crush injury and ards, but the mortality for this catastrophic injury can be quite high. It depends upon severity of injury, pre-existing medical problems, and early treatment in a medical center with the resources to deliver the complex care needed. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of a shrunk pancreas, in someone with chronic pancreatitis?

What is the meaning of a shrunk pancreas, in someone with chronic pancreatitis?

Atrophy/scar: The recurrent infections leads to scar that replaces viable tissue in the organ. It atrophies (shrinks) and becomes under active. The pt may actually have a bout of pancreatitis but the labs will be normal cause the organ cant even generate the usual rise in enzymes. Also know as a "burnt out " pancreas. Needless to say it is not good and indicates end stage disease. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Acute pancreatitis: Upper abdominal pain abdominal pain that radiates to your back abdominal pain that feels worse after eating nausea vomiting tenderness when touching the abdomen. ...Read more

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Symptoms of pancreatitis?

Pain: Most commonly people have pain just below the end of the breastbone. It can "stab" right thru to the back. Also people commonly complain of nausea after eating. ...Read more

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How dangerous is pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis: It can be very dangerous depending on the severity. ...Read more

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What is chemical pancreatitis?

What is chemical pancreatitis?

Can mean different: Things to different persons. Some docs refer to a chemical pancreatitis as an abnormal elevation in serum pancreatic enzyme testing (amylase/lipase) without clinical signs like nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain (clinical pancreatitis). Some doctors refer to a chemic pancreatitis as pancreatitis that is due to a chemical exposure. I've seen it used both ways. ...Read more

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What does pancreatitis feel like?

Pancreatitis pain: Typical acute pancreatitis pain is in the upper part of the abdomen, sharp, and severe in intensity. The pain may feel like it is moving directly to the back. Nausea and vomiting is common. A fever can also accompany acute pancreatitis. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pancreatitis?

See below: You can get any of these common symptoms but none of them are required for the diagnosis - abdominal pain particularly top center, nausea +/- vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue or malaise, thirst. If you have any discoloration of the skin on the abdomen or back, go to the hospital immediately - that is a sign of a possible serious complication. ...Read more

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What causes episodes of pancreatitis?

Several things: Alcoholism and gall stones are the most commonly known causes of pancreatitis. High triglycerides can cause it as well, though most causes are referred to as idiopathic. That is, of unknown origin. ...Read more

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Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

An inflammation or infection of the pancreas, causing abnormal secretions or leakage of the digestive enzymes ...Read more


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Ards (Definition)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome. A life threatening disease that needs ...Read more