Tag: acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)

1. Older age, male sex, and pre-existing comorbidities were independent risk factors for developing complications following COVID-19 infection. 2. The most common complications included renal, complex respiratory, systemic, and cardiovascular. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are likely to develop in-hospital complications which may worsen their prognosis....
1. Patients with COVID-19-related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) had a comparable 90-day mortality rate to those with non-COVID ARDS on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). 2. Higher patient age, higher PaO2:FiO2 ratio and presence of significant acute or chronic disease were all associated with greater risk of mortality in COVID-19...
1. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for COVID-19 related acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was associated with 60-day survival rates similar to other studies evaluating ECMO in severe ARDS. 2. ECMO in COVID-19 related ARDS was associated with an increased risk of pulmonary emboli despite thromboprophylaxis. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown:...
1. Serum IL-6 and TNF-α were strong, independent predictors of disease severity and death among those with suspected and confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Hyperinflammatory responses, or cytokine storms, are known results of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), serving as a basis for disease severity and...
1. Study findings suggest that risk factors predisposing patients to progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) include older age, neutrophilia, and organ and coagulation dysfunction. 2. Some factors, including high fever, were associated with higher rates of ARDS development but lower rates of mortality. 3. In this observational study with...
1. Study findings suggest that risk factors predisposing patients to progression to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) include older age, neutrophilia, and organ and coagulation dysfunction. 2. Some factors, including high fever, were associated with higher rates of ARDS development but lower rates of mortality. 3. In this observational study with...
1. Study findings suggest that early administration of intravenous dexamethasone during acute respiratory distress syndrome may decrease duration of mechanical ventilation and mortality rates. Evidence Level: 1 (Excellent) Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), characterized by acute hypoxemic respiratory failure and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, is associated with significant mortality rates and currently have...