Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  • Davide Chiumello

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Rémi Coudroy, Florence Boissier, Arnaud W. Thille
    Pages 1-13
  3. Pedro Leme Silva, Patricia R. M. Rocco
    Pages 15-27
  4. Carmen Sílvia Valente Barbas
    Pages 29-39
  5. Spyros D. Mentzelopoulos, George Karlis, Ioannis N. Pantazopoulos, Charikleia Vrettou
    Pages 41-60
  6. Lorenzo Ball, Paolo Pelosi
    Pages 61-72
  7. Claude Guérin
    Pages 73-83
  8. Nicolò Patroniti, Stefano Isgrò, Michela Bombino
    Pages 85-111
  9. Dusan Hanidziar, Edward A. Bittner
    Pages 113-131
  10. Ross Freebairn
    Pages 133-153
  11. Silvia Coppola, Sara Froio, Davide Chiumello
    Pages 155-171
  12. Michele Umbrello, Danilo Radrizzani, Gaetano Iapichino
    Pages 173-188
  13. Samuel Lehingue, Sami Hraiech, Laurent Papazian
    Pages 189-200
  14. Michele Umbrello, Paolo Formenti
    Pages 201-223
  15. Andrea Aliverti
    Pages 225-243
  16. Fabio Guarracino, Rubia Baldassarri
    Pages 263-271
  17. Giovanni Mistraletti, Paolo Formenti, Giovanni Sabbatini
    Pages 291-309
  18. Martin C. J. Kneyber
    Pages 311-340
  19. Gianluigi Li Bassi, Tarek Sanussi, Paolo Pelosi, Otavio Tavares Ranzani
    Pages 341-360

About this book


This book covers all clinical aspects of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), from definition to treatment, focusing on the more recent recommendations and evidence-based medicine. The  addressed topics are the various ventilation strategies, the impact of prone positioning, the use of partial and total extracorporeal support, the value of vasodilators, the weaning from mechanical ventilation, the pharmacological interventions, noninvasive ventilation, and the strategies using anti-inflammatory agents and stem cells. Furthermore, different related topics are also discussed, such as lung imaging, sedation, metabolic support, and hemodynamic instability. A concluding chapter specifically addresses ARDS in children. This up-to-date volume, written by  experts in the field, will be of value for all health care practitioners seeking state of the art on the management of patients with this complex syndrome.


ARDS in children Extracorporeal support Lung imaging Mechanical ventilation Metabolic support Neuromuscular blocking agents prone position Stem cells Ventilation-induced lung injury Weaning

Editors and affiliations

  • Davide Chiumello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of "Scienze della Salute", University of MilanDirector of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Services , ASST Santi Paolo e CarloMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41850-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41852-0
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