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Clinical Trials in ARDS - Challenges and Opportunities

2017 07 Jun

A number of supportive therapies have reduced mortality in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), including lung-protective mechanical ventilation, neuromuscular blockade, and prone positioning. Fluid-conservative therapy has also increased ventilator-free days in patients with ARDS. However, the lack of success of pharmacological therapies for... 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 SecondLife 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 two days... Read more

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ARDS: Treat High-volume, Lower Mortality

2017 22 May

Analysis of data from the large French CUB-REA database indicates that mortality from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was lower in high-volume ICUs than low and moderate volume ICUs. Notably, between 2000 and 2014, among 35 ICUs in the CUB-REA registry, ICU mortality decreased despite an increase in ARDS severity. The findings were presented... Read more

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Economic Cost to Surviving ARDS, New Study

2017 28 Apr

Research published today in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine sheds light on the economic toll on survivors of acute respiratory distress syndrome. Nearly fifty percent of survivors who worked before they were ill were not working after a year, and lost nearly two-thirds of their annual income. The researchers estimated... Read more

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2017 18 Apr

What would you single out as a career highlight?Combining my loves of medicine and art to create a colouring book about the brain, entitled 'A Journey Through the Brain'. This was a collaboration with the very creative and intelligent Prof David Cotter and Prof Mary Cannon at the Department of Psychiatry in RCSI.If you had not chosen this career path... Read more

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Volume 17 - Issue 1, 2017

2017 16 Mar

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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

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and Quality of Life

2016 01 Aug

Critical care researchers from Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City conducted a study with 616 patients treated for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), a progressive condition that often occurs in patients who are critically ill or who have significant trauma injuries . The aim of the study was to determine factors that played a significant... Read more

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Study: Microbiome Disruption May Have Key Role in ARDS, Sepsis

2016 18 Jul

Researchers from the University of Michigan (U-M) Medical School have found culture-independent evidence that the lung microbiome is enriched with gut bacteria, both in a murine model of sepsis and in patients with ARDS. In more severely critically ill patients, lung bacteria were more outnumbered by the misplaced gut bacteria. The researchers conclude... Read more