Effect of bronchodilators on lung mechanics in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

@article{Wright1994EffectOB,
  title={Effect of bronchodilators on lung mechanics in the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).},
  author={Paul E. Wright and Laurence C Carmichael and Gordon R. Bernard},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1994},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={1517-23}
}
The acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a disorder of diffuse lung injury secondary to a wide variety of clinical insults (eg, sepsis) and is manifested by impaired oxygenation, pulmonary edema, and decreased static and dynamic compliance. More recently, airflow resistance has been shown to be increased in humans with ARDS. We designed a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover trial to determine the presence and reversibility of increased airflow resistance in ARDS. We… CONTINUE READING