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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) 

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
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date: 27 May 2022

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome occurs when the lung suffers an insult which results in non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema and hypoxaemia refractory to oxygen therapy. It was initially termed adult respiratory distress syndrome, but it can occur in infants. The terms acute lung injury (ALI) or shock lung have been used to describe the same process. ALI was defined in the 1994 American-European Consensus conference criteria as a less severe form of ARDS....

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