What It Is And What It Is Not Ards

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What It Is And What It Is Not Ards

  1. 1. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) -What it is and what it is not.- Andrew Bernard, M.D. Assistant Professor of Surgery Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit College of Medicine University of Kentucky
  2. 2. Objectives 1. Understand basic history, physiology and pathophysiology of acute lung injury and ARDS. 2. Outline the current evidence base for treatment for ARDS. 3. Speculate on future therapies for ARDS that are currently in development.
  3. 3. Definitions • ARDS-Acute respiratory distress syndrome • ALI-Acute lung injury ALI ARDS

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