Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (cont.)
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acute respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, adult respiratory distress syndrome, severe respiratory distress, acute lung injury, ALI, diffuse alveolar damage, diffuse alveolar injury, noncardiogenic pulmonary edema, ventilator-associated lung injury, severe acute respiratory syndrome, SARS, difficulty in breathing, sepsis, blood infection
Eloise M Harman, MD
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Since World War I, it has been recognized that some patients with nonthoracic injuries, severe pancreatitis, massive transfusion, sepsis, and other conditions may develop respiratory distress, diffuse lung infiltrates, and respiratory failure sometimes after a delay of hours to days.