Articles tagged "ARDS"

Open-Lung Recruitment Maneuvers Increased Mortality Compared with Standard PEEP titration for Moderate-Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Open Lung recruitment maneuvers using PEEP titration based on respiratory system compliance increased mortality compared with ARDSNet PEEP titration in moderate-severe ARDS.

Summary of Sepsis and Septic Shock Treatment in 2017

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The 2016 Surviving Sepsis Guidelines have just been released and summarize the current international guidelines for the management of patients with sepsis and septic shock

Conservative Fluid Management Decreases Ventilator Days but not Mortality Compared with Liberal Fluid Management in ARDS

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A retrospective study compared the performance of Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT) Lite, FACTT Conservative, and FACTT Liberal.

New Classification of ARDS Predicts Hospital Mortality

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Hospital mortality increases steadily as the severity of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) increases. Presently, the mortality of patients in the hospital with ARDS is higher than 40%.

Statins of no benefit for ARDS

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

A new randomized controlled trial out of the UK that investigated 540 patients with ARDS from sepsis showed no benefit of statins. The study investigated the use of Simvastatin 80 mg/day vs placebo in patients with ARDS from sepsis and found no difference over placebo in 28-day mortality or ventilator-free days.