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Adult respiratory distress syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  664643     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Adult respiratory distress syndrome is a common respiratory emergency which follows a variety of severe direct and indirect lung insults. Major features are severe respiratory distress, diffuse pulmonary infiltrations, reduced compliance and refractory hypoxemia due to shunt effect. Surfactant abnormalities may play a role in the mechanical derangement of lung function. Supportive care with mechanical ventilation and positive end expiratory pressure results in survival of approximately 50 percent of patients. Only minimal abnormalities in lung function are found in long-term survivors.
Authors:
T L Petty; J H Newman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Western journal of medicine     Volume:  128     ISSN:  0093-0415     ISO Abbreviation:  West. J. Med.     Publication Date:  1978 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-14     Completed Date:  1978-08-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0410504     Medline TA:  West J Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  399-407     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Prognosis
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult* / physiopathology,  radiography,  therapy
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