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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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