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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (cont.)

Authors and Editors

Author: Eloise M Harman, MD, Chief, Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, University of Florida College of Medicine

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing coauthors and editors:

Coauthor(s): Rajat Walia, MD, Fellow in Lung and Heart-Lung Transplantation, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Medical Center

Editors: Ryland P Byrd Jr, MD, Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy, Quillen VA Medical Center; Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, James H Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Zab Mosenifar, MD, Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Professor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine.


Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2008

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome »

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.

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