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|Diagnostic Criteria for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)|
|Written by G. Firman MD|
|Thursday, 26 February 2009 10:23|
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a syndrome of inflammation and increased permeability associated with a constellation of clinical, radiologic, and physiologic abnormalities unexplained by elevations in left atrial or pulmonary capillary pressure.
All definitions of this syndrome include patients who meet the following criteria:
ARDS = acute respiratory distress syndrome; Pao2 = partial pressure of arterial oxygen; Fio2 = percentage of inspired oxygen.
Clinical Conditions Associated with Development of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Direct lung injury
Indirect lung injury
Created: April 24, 2005
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