Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Treatment in the Next Decade

  • R. C. Bone
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Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 167)


The adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an entity which develops when the lung is injured by a variety of processes. Such diverse insults as bacterial sepsis, aspiration, fat embolism, shock, drug injury and others are known to cause this syndrome [1, 2]. Regardless of the etiology, the damage is associated with the development of diffuse pulmonary cell injury and interstitial and alveolar edema, and inflammation [2, 3]. The syndrome is characterized by dyspnea and diffuse pulmonary infiltrates on chest roentgenogram, hypoxemia and decreased lung compliance [2–4].


Disseminate Intravascular Coagulation Acute Respiratory Failure Tranexamic Acid Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Glyceryl Ether 
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