Adult respiratory distress syndrome. Pathogenesis and treatment.

  • J A Modig
  • Published 1986 in Acta chirurgica Scandinavica


ARDS is a complication of septic and traumatic shock. It ranges from slight pulmonary dysfunction to forms so severe as to be incompatible with life. There seem to be initial pathogenic differences between sepsis-induced and trauma-induced ARDS, in that activation of granulocytes is primarily involved in the former and activation of the clotting system… (More)


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