Mechanism of ARDS

  • L. Brazzi
  • P. Pelosi
  • L. Gattinoni
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Initially described more than 25 years ago [1] in 12 patients, adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is classically defined as an acute, severe alteration in lung structure and function characterized by hypoxemia, low-compliance lungs with low functional residual capacity, and diffuse radiographic infiltrates due to increased lung microvascular permeability.


Prone Position Acute Respiratory Failure Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Dependent Lung Alveolar Collapse 
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  • L. Brazzi
  • P. Pelosi
  • L. Gattinoni

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