Alexander Fort

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure, Non-Cardiogenic Pulmonary Edema, High-Permeability Pulmonary Edema

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a form of acute-onset hypoxemic respiratory failure caused by acute inflammatory edema of the lungs and not primarily due to left heart failure. Histologically, ARDS is characterized by diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) and extravasation of protein-rich edema (Figure…

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