The adult respiratory distress syndrome.


The adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) represents a common denominator of acute lung injury leading to alveolar flooding, decreased lung compliance, and altered gas transport. In the absence of specific etiology and therapy, the management of ARDS remains largely supportive. Ubiquitous use of intermittent positive-pressure ventilation with positive… (More)

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