Pathological findings and pulmonary dysfunction after acute respiratory distress syndrome for 5 years.
Summary of "Pathological findings and pulmonary dysfunction after acute respiratory distress syndrome for 5 years."
We report the pathological findings of the lung after acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and pulmonary function tests during five years of follow-up. A 39-year-old woman, treated for acute myelogenous leukemia, developed ARDS. She recovered from ARDS but suffered from pulmonary aspergillosis. Her aspergilloma was removed surgically. Her lung function tests and diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DL(CO)) improved but diffusion impairment remained five years after recovery. Pathological examination of the resected material showed sclerosis in lobular septa and scattered fibrosis in alveolar ducts except for the aspergillosis. These fibrotic changes may be causally associated with her loss of DL(CO).
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jichi Medical University Saitama Medical Center.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)
Prone positioning has been used for many years in patients with acute lung injury (ALI)/acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with no clear benefit for patient outcome. Meta-analyses have sugges...
To investigate the efficacy and safety of ulinastatin for patients with acute lung injury (ALI) and those with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
The obesity has been shown to increase the severity of A/H1N1 infection and the development of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and organ involvement.
Adiponectin (APN) is an anti-inflammatory hormone derived from adipose tissue that attenuates acute lung injury in rodents. In this study, we investigated the association between circulating APN and o...
ARDS/Lung Injury PostersSESSION TYPE: Original Investigation PosterPRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMPURPOSE: Studies have attempted to identify predictors of weaning out...
Study of the long term outcomes and economic impact of the pulmonary artery catheter in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS/ALI) patients.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV). The major clinical features of SARS include fever, dyspnea, lymphopenia...
The purpose of this study is to assess innovative treatment methods in patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) as well as those at risk of developing ARDS.
The aim of this multicenter randomized controlled trial is to compare the impact on mortality of patients mechanically ventilated for acute lung injury or acute respiratory distress syndro...
The study is aimed to assess safety of Depelestat treatment, as well as efficacy on prevention and treatment of alveolar inflammation in early pulmonary fibrosis in patients suffering from...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A respiratory distress syndrome in newborn infants, usually premature infants with insufficient PULMONARY SURFACTANTS. The disease is characterized by the formation of a HYALINE-like membrane lining the terminal respiratory airspaces (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and subsequent collapse of the lung (PULMONARY ATELECTASIS).
A pulmonary surfactant associated-protein that plays an essential role in alveolar stability by lowering the surface tension at the air-liquid interface. Inherited deficiency of pulmonary surfactant-associated protein B is one cause of RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME, NEWBORN.
Presence of air or gas in the space between the heart and the PERICARDIUM. The degree of respiratory distress depends on the amount of trapped air and circulation blocked in the systemic and pulmonary veins.
Work that consists of a conference of physicians on their observations of a patient at the bedside, regarding the physical state, laboratory and other diagnostic findings, clinical manifestations, results of current therapy, etc. A clinical conference usually ends with a confirmation or correction of clinical findings by a pathological diagnosis performed by a pathologist. "Clinical conference" is often referred to as a "clinico-pathological conference."
A species of PNEUMOVIRUS causing an important respiratory infection in cattle. Symptoms include fever, conjunctivitis, and respiratory distress.