Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): Causes, Management, and Treatment

A special issue of Journal of Clinical Medicine (ISSN 2077-0383). This special issue belongs to the section "Pulmonology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2024 | Viewed by 152

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, Città Della Salute e Della Scienza di Torino University Hospital, 10126 Turin, Italy
Interests: acute respiratory distress syndrome; mechanical ventilation; intensive care

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Guest Editor
Department of Anesthesia, Intensive Care and Emergency, Città Della Salute e Della Scienza di Torino University Hospital, 10126 Turin, Italy
Interests: critical care; acute respiratory distress syndrome; mechanical ventilation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute life-threatening condition resulting from pulmonary causes (e.g., infective, aspiration pneumonia) or extra-pulmonary causes, (e.g., sepsis, trauma, massive transfusion, pancreatitis). Even though ARDS is one of the clinical disorders that occurs in critical care the most frequently, the mortality rate is still remarkably high (40%). From an anatomical point of view, ARDS is associated with capillary endothelial injury and diffuse alveolar damage, resulting in a derangement of blood gas exchange and stiff lungs. Despite the advance in the knowledge of its pathophysiologic mechanisms, ARDS treatment mainly consists of supportive cares—from lung-protective ventilatory strategies and pronation up to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support—and the management of the underlying causes.

In this Special Issue, we welcome authors to submit papers dealing with the clinical presentation, the assessment and the management of the ARDS in order to better understand its progression and improve the patient’s clinical outcomes.

Dr. Gabriele Sales
Dr. Francesca Collino
Guest Editors

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  • acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • mechanical ventilation
  • lung-protective ventilation
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • ventilator-induced lung injury
  • hypoxemia
  • rescue therapies
  • pronation
  • lung physiology
  • clinical outcome

Published Papers

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