Search Tag: ARDS

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Extended Prone Positioning for COVID-19 ARDS

2022 12 Jul

COVID-19 has resulted in an estimated 270,000 hospitalisations in ICUs in Europe between May 2020 and March 2022. Nearly 80% of these patients have required tracheal intubation and invasive mechanical ventilation. While there is still an ongoing debate whether acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) physiopathology is the same in COVID-19 and non-COVID-19... Read more

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Response to PEEP in COVID-19 ARDS With & Without ECMO

2022 05 Jul

There have been conflicting results concerning lung recruitability of COVID-19 acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and the use of techniques derived from changes in respiratory mechanics and/or gas exchange in response to positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) increase. Various factors may explain the heterogeneity of reports regarding recruitability... Read more

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Effect of Prone Position C-ARDS

2022 27 Apr

COVID-19 has resulted in the death of over 4 million people worldwide. In severe cases of COVID-19, acute respiratory infection leads to severe pneumonia, which worries to progress hypoxaemia and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).  Prolonged sessions in the prone position is an effective intervention to decrease mortality in these patients.... Read more

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Estimated Plasma Volume (ePV) in Critical Care

2022 28 Apr

  Speakers     Thomas Metkus, MD Divisions of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Departments of Medicine and Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine   Dennis Begos, MD, FACS, FACRS Medical Director, Medical and Scientific Affairs... Read more

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Findings from the COVID-VENT Trial

2022 08 Mar

Many patients with COVID-19-associated acute respiratory failure fulfil the criteria of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and require invasive mechanical ventilation. Therefore, it is important to understand the features of gas exchange abnormalities, respiratory mechanics and lung recruitability in these patients to provide an appropriate... Read more

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PICU Patients At-Risk for PARDS

2022 01 Mar

Approximately 2-4% of patients admitted to PICUs suffer from paediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome (PARDS). PARDS has a mortality rate of nearly 20% and has no specific treatment. Identifying children at risk of developing PARDS could potentially result in more targeted therapies to prevent disease progression and improve patient outcomes. ... Read more

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ARDS Subphenotypes Using Machine Learning

2022 25 Jan

An observational, multicohort, retrospective study was conducted to validate two machine-learning clinical classifier models for assigning acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) subphenotypes. Two ARDS subphenotypes with distinct biological and clinical features and differential treatment responses have been identified in seven individual cohorts.... Read more

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What Does ARDS Mean During COVID-19?

2021 14 Dec

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) was described as a syndrome in 1967. At that time, it was defined as a condition characterised by severe hypoxaemia and diffuse bilateral opacities. Diagnosis of ARDS has always been context-dependent, but overall, achievements in traumatic and medical resuscitation and the use of invasive mechanical ventilation... Read more

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Impact of Treatment Variability on ARDS Mortality

2021 02 Nov

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is a potentially fatal condition characterised by acute hypoxaemia, and bilateral radiographic infiltrates and a mortality of 36 to 47%. Interventions like lung protective ventilation (LPV) and prone positioning have been shown to improve survival but remain underused. Other treatment methods such as neuromuscular... Read more