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What is Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

What is Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

ARDS is a serious condition with respiratory failure that usually requires hospitalization and intensive care. It can be brought on by various ...more »

  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Severe respiratory failure.
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome: NIH: Respiratory distress of any etiology, excluding neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome: acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Adult respiratory distress syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Adult respiratory distress syndrome, or a subtype of Adult respiratory distress syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Introduction

Types of Adult respiratory distress syndrome:

Broader types of Adult respiratory distress syndrome:

How many people get Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Incidence (annual) of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: 150,000 adults (NHLBI)
Incidence Rate of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: approx 1 in 1,813 or 0.06% or 150,000 people in USA [about data]

Who gets Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Patient Profile for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Adults and children

How serious is Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Prognosis of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Variable. 50% survival rate.
Complications of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see complications of Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Deaths for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: 2,125 deaths (NHLBI 1999)

What causes Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Causes of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see causes of Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Cause of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Pulmonary edema but not from heart problems.
Risk factors for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see risk factors for Adult respiratory distress syndrome

What are the symptoms of Adult respiratory distress syndrome?

Symptoms of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see symptoms of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Complications of Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see complications of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Adult respiratory distress syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Adult respiratory distress syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Pulmonologist, Intensivist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Adult respiratory distress syndrome.
Treatments for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see treatments for Adult respiratory distress syndrome
Research for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: see research for Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Society issues for Adult respiratory distress syndrome


Hospitalization statistics for Adult respiratory distress syndrome: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Adult respiratory distress syndrome:

  • 0.003% (387) of hospital consultant episodes were for adult respiratory distress syndrome in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 53% of hospital consultant episodes for adult respiratory distress syndrome required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 57% of hospital consultant episodes for adult respiratory distress syndrome were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 43% of hospital consultant episodes for adult respiratory distress syndrome were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Adult respiratory distress syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Adult respiratory distress syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Main name of condition: Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Other names or spellings for Adult respiratory distress syndrome:

ARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock lung, congestive atelectasis, hemorrhagic lung, pump lung, wet lung, Acute lung injury, ALI, Increased-permeability pulmonary edema, Non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema, Stiff lung

Shock lung, Acute lung syndrome, ARDS Source - Diseases Database

ARDS, Wet lung, White lung
Source - WordNet 2.1

ARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pump lung, Shock lung, Wet lung, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pump lung, Shock lung, Wet lung, Respiratory distress syndrome, Adult, Pump lung, Shock lung, Wet lung, Respiratory distress syndrome, Adult, ARDS, Wet lung, Respiratory distress syndrome, Adult, ARDS, Acute respiratory distress syndrome, Pump lung
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Adult respiratory distress syndrome: Related Conditions

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