Search Tag: acute respiratory distress syndrome

Estimated Plasma Volume (ePV) in Critical Care

2022 28 Apr

  Speakers     Thomas Metkus, MD Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Departments of Medicine and Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine   Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FACRS Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs... Read more

Simultaneous Management of ARDS and sABI

2021 14 Sep

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs in approximately 40% of patients with severe acute brain injury (sABI), including acute ischaemic stroke, subarachnoid haemorrhage, intracerebral haemorrhage and traumatic brain injury. It is also a major determinant of morbidity and mortality.   With the increase in ARDS cases and reports of neurological... Read more

Nebulised Heparin for Patients with ARDS

2021 25 Jan

Mechanical ventilation in the ICU for 48 hours or longer is known to be associated with ARDS, which could be present either when ventilatory support is initiated or develop afterwards, typically during the first five days. ARDS affects approximately 23% of mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients and has a mortality of nearly 46%. Patients... Read more

AMOMED Pharma Offers Drugs for Severe COVID-19 Cases

2020 23 Apr

AMOMED Pharma develops medicinal products for patients suffering from septic shock at the intensive care units. Septic shock is a life-threatening complication in COVID-19 patients.   Most COVID-19 admissions to the intensive care unit are due to severe lung disorders requiring invasive mechanical ventilation; many with acute respiratory distress... Read more

Risk Factors for ARDS in Mechanically Ventilated Adults

2019 16 Dec

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an inflammatory process that could lead to diffuse oedema and hypoxaemic respiratory failure. It is also characterised by increased pulmonary vascular permeability, increased lung weight, and loss of aerated lung. In low and middle-income countries, ARDS mortality ranges from 26 to 58%.  A large majority... Read more

Cognitive Impairment After ARDS

2019 22 Nov

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a serious disorder that causes severe hypoxia requiring mechanical ventilation. It affects approximately 200,000 patients in the US each year, accounting for 10% of ICU admissions and a mortality risk of 25-40%. In many cases, patients also develop dysfunction of other organs that leads to high morbidity... Read more

Noninvasive Ventilation in Early Stage Mild ARDS

2019 06 Sep

A recent study assessed the ability of early noninvasive ventilation (NIV) intervention to decrease the need for invasive ventilation in patients with mild forms of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). This method has already proved successful for acute respiratory failure patients but has not been tested in ARDS.   Use of NIV in ARDS patients... Read more

Lung Recruitment in Patients with Severe ARDS

2019 30 Aug

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU. Typical symptoms of ARDS include an increase in lung weight and a reduction of aerated lung tissue. For the treatment of ARDS alveolar recruitment is key, however, this has not yet been shown to benefit severe ARDS cases. It has been suggested that lung recruitment... Read more

Personalised Mechanical Ventilation - The LIVE Study

2019 18 Aug

The effectiveness of personalised mechanical ventilation in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is still unclear. A new study was conducted in France to test whether a mechanical ventilation strategy personalised to an individual patient's lung morphology could improve survival compared with the standard of care.  For the... Read more

Understanding the Influenza Virus

2019 25 Jul

Diagnosis of the Influenza virus remains a challenge in the ICU. It is vital that knowledge of its pathophysiology and epidemiology is known so clinicians can make informed decisions regarding their patients’ health.   The Influenza virus is found most commonly to replicate in the respiratory tract in humans. This is mainly due to the haemagglutinin... Read more