Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Definitions – LITFL

This is one of the things I has in September 2014 – it would be nice to have some feedback or education on it.

 

LITFL | Critical Care Compendium | Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Definitions

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Definitions

Reviewed and revised 15 September 2014

OVERVIEW

definitions of acute lung injury (ALI) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) have varied over time

ARDS was first described by Ashbaugh and Petty in 1967 in a case series of 12 ICU patients who shared the common features of unusually persistent tachypnea and hypoxemia accompanied by opacification on chest radiographs and poor lung compliance, despite different underlying causes

for more than 20 years, there was no common definition of ARDS

inconsistent definitions led to the published prevalence in ICU ranging from 10 to 90% of patients

The 1994 AECC definition became globally accepted, but had limitations

The current definition is the ‘Berlin Definition’ published in 2013, which was created by a consensus panel of experts convened in 2011 (an initiative of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine endorsed by the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine)

via Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Definitions – LITFL.

via Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Definitions – LITFL.

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