Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care for ARDS
Because ARDS is an urgent medical condition that typically follows a significant illness or injury the patient is usually already hospitalized when ARDS develops. Anyone developing severe shortness of breath should see a health care provider immediately.
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.