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Posts published in February 2019

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the rapid onset of respiratory failure (ability to adequately oxygenate the blood) that can occur in critically ill persons of any age over 1 year. The condition can be life threatening and occurs when the lungs cannot perform normal gas exchange due to severe fluid buildup in both lungs. ARDS is mainly caused by…