Is acute respiratory distress syndrome a preventable disease?

Hemang Yadav, B. Taylor Thompson, Ognjen Gajic

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Despite significant advances in our understanding and management of patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the morbidity and mortality from ARDS remains high. Given the limited number of effective treatments for established ARDS, the strategic focus of ARDS research has shifted toward identifying patients with or at high risk of ARDS early in the course of the underlying illness, when strategies to reduce the development and progression of ARDS and associated organ failures can be systematically evaluated. In this review, we summarize the rationale, current evidence, and future directions in ARDS prevention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)725-736
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican journal of respiratory and critical care medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2017


  • Acute lung injury
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Prevention
  • Respiratory failure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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