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What is acute respiratory distress syndrome ards?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lung Injury

It is acute diffuse, inflammatory lung injury, leading to increased pulmonary vascular leakage, increased lung weight, and loss of aeration.
The clinical hallmarks are hypoxemia( low oxygen) and bilateral radiographic opacities, and decreased lung compliance. It is acute lung injury due to direct or indirect insult. Commonly require mechanical ventilation.

In brief: Lung Injury

It is acute diffuse, inflammatory lung injury, leading to increased pulmonary vascular leakage, increased lung weight, and loss of aeration.
The clinical hallmarks are hypoxemia( low oxygen) and bilateral radiographic opacities, and decreased lung compliance. It is acute lung injury due to direct or indirect insult. Commonly require mechanical ventilation.
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
Dr. Wojciech Skrzypiec
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