Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1016/j.ehmc.2015.06.010 Web of Science: 000219523800006

Cited authors

  • Khan, Abdul; Kantrow, Stephen; Taylor, David E.


  • The diagnosis of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) should be considered in all patients with pneumonia, trauma, or sepsis who develop acute hypoxemic respiratory failure. There are 2 basic principles to adhere to at the time of an ARDS diagnosis: use the optimal mechanical ventilation strategy, and identify and treat underlying reversible inflammatory causes. A significantly lower mortality (31% vs 40%) was found in patients receiving lower tidal volumes. Once patients have achieved acceptable levels of oxygenation and positive end-expiratory pressure, efforts should be made to reduce ventilator support. Mobilizing patients early during critical illness may decrease subsequent neuromuscular complications.

Publication date

  • 2015

Published in

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2211-5943

Start page

  • 500

End page

  • 512


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