Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Survival Of Someone With Pancreatitis Who Develops Ards

Share
1

1
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

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Evert Eriksson
90 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
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

9

9
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

10

10
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

Dr. Ralph Layman
1,345 doctors shared insights

Pancreatitis (Definition)

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


Dr. Creighton Wright
54 doctors shared insights

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Definition)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome - severe lung disease resulting from a serious reaction to some ...Read more