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Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants:
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000433867.15142.5d
Respiratory Medicine

Acute respiratory distress syndrome: An overview for physician assistants

Hariprashad, Anita RPA-C; Rizzolo, Denise PhD, PA-C

Continued Medical Education
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ABSTRACT: An acute, diffuse, inflammatory lung injury, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) affects up to 10% of patients in the ICU and leads to multiorgan failure and death in nearly half the patients affected. This article reviews the causes, signs and symptoms, and treatment of ARDS.

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