Search Tag: acute respiratory distress syndrome

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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European guidelines on the management of traumatic induced bleeding

2019 30 May

Interview with Rolf Rossaint, Prof. of Anaesthesiology, RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Rolf Rossaint is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Anaesthesiology of the University Hospital at the RWTH University Aachen, Germany. Prof. Rossaint has published several high-quality studies dealing with the treatment of severe acute respiratory... Read more

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Declining rate of ARDS-related mortality

2019 05 Mar

There have been multiple advances in the management of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), but the temporal trends in ARDS-related mortality are not well known. Conservative fluid management strategy for ARDS, in particular, has been extensively studied and is increasingly being used in clinical practice. However, it is largely unknown whether... Read more

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Phenotyping: need to identify subgroups of ARDS patients

2018 11 Dec

The consensus definitions of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) mainly rely on feasible clinical criteria, which help to group patients together for inclusion in clinical trials and for clinical management. This generates clinical and biological differences in observable patient characteristics. These differences could be used to group ARDS... Read more