Pathophysiology of ARDS

D. Chiumello, C. S. Valente Barbas, P. Pelosi

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a quite common disease, with an annual incidence ranging from 1.5 to 8.3 cases for every 100000 patients and a mortality of 30-50% [1]. In 1994, the American European Consensus Conference defined ARDS as: 'an acute and persistent lung disease characterized by an arterial hypoxemia (PaO2/FiO2

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRespiratory System and Artificial Ventilation
PublisherSpringer Milan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9788847007642
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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