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Management of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a challenge to modern medicine

Ngow, Harris Abdullah and WMN, Wan Khairina (2014) Management of acute respiratory distress syndrome: a challenge to modern medicine. Emergency Medicine: Open Access, 4 (3). pp. 1-3. ISSN 2165-7548

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Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) is an acute inflammatory pulmonary injury in which marked oedema of the lungs causing progressive impairment of gas exchange, atelectasis, and decreased lung compliance. Over the years, several innovative methods to control the lung injury had been studied. Improvement in ventilation strategy has resulted in reduce mortality is ARDS patients. Meanwhile, adjunctive therapies such as inhaled nitric oxide, exogenous surfactant administration, patient positioning and immune-nutrition are other methods which may further improve the outcome of this condition. This case illustrates the use of multiple modalities of treatment which were useful in infant with this condition and a review of these treatment modalities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4393/43104
Uncontrolled Keywords: ARDS; lung injury; Nitric oxide; Surfactants; Immuno nutrition
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Internal Medicine
Depositing User: Mrs Noor Azlin Asnam
Date Deposited: 28 May 2015 11:14
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 11:14
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43104

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