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Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Treatment

Treatment Typically people with ARDS need to be in an intensive care unit (ICU). The goal of treatment is to provide breathing support and treat the underlying cause of ARDS. This may involve medications to treat infections, reduce inflammation, and … Read more

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Overview, Causes

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: Overview, Causes

Alternate Names : Noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, Increased-permeability pulmonary edema, Stiff lung, Shock lung, ARDS, Acute lung injury Definition Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a life-threatening lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from getting into the blood. See also: Infant … Read more