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Diagnosis of ARDS

In this article we will discuss about the Diagnosis of ARDS.

In this article, we will discuss about the diagnosis of ARDS. So, let’s get started.

According to the American-European Consensus Conference, the diagnostic criteria of ARDS is:-

Acute onset of dyspnea, tachypnea, and hypoxemia.

Profound hypoxemia and absence of left atrial hypertension

Chest radiography revealing bilateral lung infiltration

PaO2/FiO2 equivalent or less than 200 regardless of positive end-expiratory pressure

Pulmonary artery wedge pressure of 18 mmHg or less.

Table for management of ARDS is given below:-

Courtesy:- https://www.aafp.org/afp/2012/0215/p352.html

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