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A practical approach to adult acute respiratory distress syndrome

Constantine Manthous

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, mechanical ventilation, positive end expiratory pressure

Citation Information : Manthous C. A practical approach to adult acute respiratory distress syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010; 14 (4):196-201.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.76084

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common disease encountered in hospitalized adult patients that, historically, has carried a very high mortality. This article reviews the clinical features and how pathophysiology informs the evidence-based management of ARDS.


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