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1 yr ARDS survivor after barely living through 36 hrs of a perforated ulcer (misdiagnosed in er). Any short/long term effects from ards? Have issues.

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Yes

Research shows that survivors of ARDS suffer from long term impediment in cognitive function such as memory, recall, concentration.
Both quality of life and functional status are affected with improvement in the first six months. Improvement after a year varies between individuals.

In brief: Yes

Research shows that survivors of ARDS suffer from long term impediment in cognitive function such as memory, recall, concentration.
Both quality of life and functional status are affected with improvement in the first six months. Improvement after a year varies between individuals.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Dr. William Walsh
The remaining bit of pleural effusion probably isn't the cause of your ongoing pleuritic chest pain - but its likely the pain from scaring suffered during your acute pneumonitis. It is never too late for pulmonary rehabilitation if your remain weak - but pulmonary rehab won't eliminate your pain in your chest.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: There can be effects

The short term sequelae includes shortness of breath especially with exertion.
After pulmonary function testing, you may be a candidate for pulmonary rehab which may help with your recovery. Long term sequelae may include a defect in diffusing capacity on pfts which is often asymptomatic. Good luck and congrats on your recovery!

In brief: There can be effects

The short term sequelae includes shortness of breath especially with exertion.
After pulmonary function testing, you may be a candidate for pulmonary rehab which may help with your recovery. Long term sequelae may include a defect in diffusing capacity on pfts which is often asymptomatic. Good luck and congrats on your recovery!
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