ARDS


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Ards

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(Placename) a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 74 369 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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Noun1.ARDS - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and ralesARDS - 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.
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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ARDS

abbr adult respiratory distress syndrome. V. syndrome.
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In addition to renaming ARDS in 1994, the American-European Consensus Conference on ARDS standardized the definition of this syndrome and established clinical criteria used to differentiate ARDS from acute lung injury (ALI).
ARDS is a life-threatening condition of breathing failure caused by severe fluid build-up in the lungs, and it is a frequent cause of mortality in intensive care units.
This new agreement with Debiopharm is beneficial for both companies, providing Dyax with the ability to seek new development partners for our extended half-life versions of DX-890 in chronic pulmonary disorders, while providing Debiopharm with control of future development activities of the native form of DX-890 for CF and ARDS," said Henry E.
There are many complications associated with ARDS as well, including complications directly derived and other complications that may be allied by the support needed to treat the condition.
ARDS affects approximately 100,000 patients per year in the US and is a major contributor to the morbidity and mortality of patients in intensive care units.
ARDS is generally recognized as acute respiratory failure characterized by an increase in lung permeability, pulmonary edema, an oxygenation defect, diffuse pulmonary infiltrates on chest x-rays and relatively normal cardiac function.
The 3100B is a Class III (PMA) medical device that required a randomized controlled clinical trial to demonstrate safety and efficacy in treating adults and large children with ARDS.
ARDS boss Shane Reddish was a happy man after this late, late victory over Premier leaders Portadown.
System Dysfunction Associated With ARDS BOSTON, May 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinical researchers have reported promising results from a Phase II study designed to measure the effect of Procysteine(R) on organ dysfunction in patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).