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Managing ARDS in traumatic brain injury

2018 15 Jan

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients frequently suffer from lung complications and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is associated with poor clinical outcomes. However, there are inadequate data addressing the safety or efficacy of ventilator strategies used in ARDS in adult patients with TBI, says an article published in Journal of... Read more

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LIVES 2017: Lung recruitment and PEEP trial reports results

2017 27 Sep

Results from the Alveolar Recruitment for Acute Respiratory Distress Trial (ART)  randomised trial ("ART"), which compared a strategy using a lung recruitment manoeuvre and titrated positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) with low PEEP, increased 28-day all-cause mortality of patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 2, 2017

2017 28 May

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From Independent Attorney to Critically Ill Patient

2017 28 May

How Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Changed My Life in a Split Second Life changed forever when Eileen Rubin was hospitalised with ARDS. After a slow recovery it was time to give something back, and Eileen went on to co-found the ARDS Foundation.   “I can’t breathe. I think I’m dying.” Those were the words I gasped to my mother less than... Read more

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Towards Safer Ventilation in Critically ill Patients without ARDS

2017 16 Mar

Invasive ventilatory support, one of the most frequently applied strategies in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, is increasingly recognised as a potentially dangerous intervention. Recognition of so–called ventilator– induced lung injury and the broad acceptance of lung–protective ventilation strategies in ICUs worldwide led to noticeable changes... Read more