Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Topic Guide
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe lung condition caused by trauma, sepsis, pancreatitis, aspiration, drug overdose, and massive blood transfusion. Symptoms include shortness of breath, anxiety, agitation, and fever. Treatment is generally ICU care in a hospital with antibiotics and oxygen treatments. There is no cure for ARDS.
Shock Medical shock occurs from many illnesses, conditions, or trauma. Types of shock include hypovolemic, hemorrhagic, cardiogenic, neurogenic, hypoglycemic, hyperglycemic, and anaphylactic shock. The treatment and outcome of medical shock depends upon the medical situation.