In acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance?

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.
Lung . Compliance goes down, positive end pressure may help keep easily collapsing alveoli open.

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In acute respiratory distress syndrome, what will happen to the lung compliance?

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...

Can smoke lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome?

Not Directly. Only with significant/severe smoke inhalation can ARDS and respiratory failure result. The majority of the time smoke inhalation is an irritant and causes cough, shortness of breath and wheezing. 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...

Could you explain what is acute respiratory distress syndrome?

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...