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Sunday, September 20, 2009

ARDS – Definition

American-European Consensus definitions of ALI
and ARDS



A cute onset
R atio Pao2/Fio2 <200(ARDS), (ALI = PaO2/ FiO2 <300 mmHg)
D iffuse infiltrates, Bilateral infiltrates on chest radiographs
S wan Ganz PAOP <18 mmHg if measured or absence of clinical signs of left atrial hypertension