Pharmacological Therapy for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Corticosteroids in pediatric ARDS: all cards on the table. Schwingshackl, Andreas; Meduri, Gianfranco; Kimura, Dai; Cormier, Stephania; Anand, Kanwaljeet; Meduri, Gianfranco Umberto; Cormier, Stephania A; Anand, Kanwaljeet J S // Intensive Care Medicine;Nov2015, Vol. 41 Issue 11, p2036
A letter to the editor is presented in response to articles in a 2015 issue including "Corticosteroid Exposure in Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome," by N. Yehya and colleagues and "Corticosteroids for Paediatric ARDS: Unjustified--Even Unjustifiable?," by M. J. Peters and colleagues.
- Clinical value of pulse pressure variations in ARDS. Still an unresolved issue? Teboul, Jean-Louis; Vieillard-Baron, Antoine // Intensive Care Medicine;Apr2005, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p499
This article focuses on pulse pressure variations in acute respiratory distress syndrome. Volume responsiveness, which refers to the ability of the heart to increase its stroke volume in response to volume load, denotes the presence of a preload reserve. Pulse pressure variation over the...
- Searching for the Holy Grail of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. Moss, Marc // Intensive Care Medicine;Aug2006, Vol. 32 Issue 8, p1112
The author presents an overview of the various articles published within the issue of the journal. The issue includes a study on the possible use of biomarkers to decrease the severity of ventilator induced lung injury, a research on the efficacy and safety of corticosteroids for acute...
- Risk of Acute Lung Injury/Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome in Critically Ill Adult Patients with Pre-Existing Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis. Gu, Wan-Jie; Wan, You-Dong; Tie, Hong-Tao; Kan, Quan-Cheng; Sun, Tong-Wen // PLoS ONE;Feb2014, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p1
Background: The impact of pre-existing diabetes on the development of acute lung injury/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ALI/ARDS) in critically ill patients remains unclear. We performed a meta-analysis of cohort studies to evaluate the risk of ALI/ARDS in critically ill patients with and...
- respiratory failure, acute. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1886
A definition of the term "respiratory failure, acute" is presented. It refers to a state of impairment in oxygenation in which the arterial oxygen tension falls below 60 mm Hg. Treatment of this disorder depends on the underlying cause of the respiratory failure.
- acute respiratory distress syndrome. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p39
A definition of the medical term "acute respiratory distress syndrome" is presented. Acute respiratory distress syndrome refers to the respiratory insufficiency marked by progressive hypoxemia which is a result from severe inflammatory damage of the alveolar-capillary membrane. It may result...
- ARDS. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p161
The arcronym ARDS, which stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome or adult respiratory distress syndrome is presented.
- Positive End-Expiratory Pressure Setting in Adults With Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Mercat, Alain; Richard, Jean-Christopher M.; Vielle, Bruno; Jaber, Samir; Osman, David; Diehl, Jean-Luc; Lefrant, Jean-Yves; Prat, Giemaël; Richecoeur, Jack; Nieszkowska, Ania; Gervais, Claude; Baudot, Jérôme; Bouadma, Lila; Brochard, Laurent // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;2/13/2008, Vol. 299 Issue 6, p646
The article discusses research which compared the effect on outcome of a strategy for setting positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) aimed at increasing alveolar recruitment while limiting hyperinflation to one aimed at minimizing alvolear distension in patients with acute lung injury (ALI)....
- Prediction Model for Critically Ill Patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Zhang, Zhongheng; Ni, Hongying // PLoS ONE;Mar2015, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p1
Background and objectives: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a major cause respiratory failure in intensive care unit (ICU). Early recognition of patients at high risk of death is of vital importance in managing them. The aim of the study was to establish a prediction model by using...