Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (cont.)
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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
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Last Editorial Review: 7/1/2008
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.