Latest ARDS Stories
A new prediction tool can help doctors better identify patients who are at highest risk for respiratory failure after surgery and therefore prevent the often deadly condition.
Gordon D. Rubenfeld, M.D., of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, Canada, and colleagues with the ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) Definition Task Force, developed a new definition of ARDS (the Berlin Definition) that focused on feasibility, reliability, validity and objective evaluation of its performance.
Patients with severe 2009 H1N1 influenza who developed respiratory failure and were treated with a system that adds oxygen to the patient's blood had a lower rate of in-hospital death than similar patients who did not receive this treatment.
Researchers have discovered that obese adults undergoing surgery are less frequently developing respiratory insufficiency (RI) and adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and that when they do, they are less likely to have fatal outcomes.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OXIS International, Inc. (OTC/BB: OXIS.OB; Euronext Paris: OXI) today announced that it has formed a joint venture with John E. Repine, M.D.
Resistance to leptin, a protein that plays a key role in regulating metabolism and appetite, may help prevent the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and acute lung injury (ALI) in individuals with type II diabetes.
Acute inflammation of the lung is a poorly recognized human disease that develops in surprising and unexpected ways.
All of us may be able to breathe a little easier now that scientists from Pennsylvania have found a new therapeutic target for controlling dangerous inflammation in the lungs.
CHICAGO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc.
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