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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) Summary

Description: A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.

Also Known As: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Shock Lung; Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult; ARDSs, Human; Human ARDS Show All >>

Networked: 4945 relevant articles (219 outcomes, 493 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Nitric Oxide (Nitrogen Monoxide) : 24 outcomes 29 studies in 243 results : FDA 1
  2. Methylprednisolone : 8 outcomes 5 studies in 38 results : FDA 18 Generic
  3. Oxygen : 6 outcomes 18 studies in 236 results : IBA
  4. Alprostadil (Muse) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 28 results : FDA 8 Generic
  5. Antioxidants : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 19 results : IBA
  6. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 4 outcomes 14 studies in 73 results : IBA
  7. gamma-Linolenic Acid : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  8. Biological Markers (Surrogate Marker) : 3 outcomes 6 studies in 39 results : IBA
  9. Cytokines : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 76 results : IBA
  10. Eicosapentaenoic Acid : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 9 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

  1. Acute Lung Injury
  2. Respiratory Insufficiency (Respiratory Failure)
  3. Pulmonary Hypertension (Ayerza Syndrome)
  4. Sepsis (Septicemia)
  5. Septic Shock (Toxic Shock Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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  1. Positive-Pressure Respiration (PEEP) : 29 outcomes 67 studies in 406 results
  2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 21 outcomes 54 studies in 653 results
  3. Mechanical Ventilators (Ventilator) : 11 outcomes 26 studies in 210 results
  4. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) : 8 outcomes 21 studies in 292 results
  5. Liquid Ventilation : 4 outcomes 8 studies in 36 results
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