Tag Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Lung Recruitment Manoeuvres in ARDS

Recruitment manoeuvres are transient increases in transpulmonary pressure designed to open up collapsed airless alveoli. Primarily used in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – ARDS

OVERVIEW Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome  (ARDS) is an acute diffuse, inflammatory lung injury, leading to increased pulmonary vascular permeability, increased lung weight, and loss of aerated lung tissue with hypoxemia and bilateral radiographic opacities, associated with increased venous admixture, increased physiological…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Definitions

definitions of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have varied over time. ARDS was first described by Ashbaugh and Petty in 1967 in a case series of 12 ICU patients who shared the common features of unusually persistent tachypnea and hypoxemia accompanied by opacification on chest radiographs and poor lung compliance, despite different underlying causes