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ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment

Using clinical tools designed and validated at Vanderbilt University, the ICU cognitive impairment study group has now shown that delirium is associated with a tripling of the risk of death within 6 months of ICU. Click here for more info.

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1-Year Outcomes for ARDS Survivors

A study that shows that patients who have sustained a severe episode of ARDS can achieve good long-term function one year after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU). Click here for more info.

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Incidence and Outcome of Acute Lung Injury

Despite recent advances in our understanding of the mechanism and treatment of acute lung injury, its incidence and outcomes in the United States have been unclear. Read more.

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Restoring Function via Rehabilitation after ARDS

When you or your loved one was hospitalized with ARDS, your primary physician was probably a pulmonologist or critical care physician. These specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of lung disease. It is important to have follow-up with the pulmonologist after ARDS so that your lung function can be monitored and treated if necessary. Read more.

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WHO'S WHO IN ARDS?

Names of physicians throughout the USA and Canada, either for consultation purposes, for transfers, or for post ARDS care. Access the list here.

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Patient Stories

Click here for links to ARDS survivor stories.

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Prone Therapy

Studies have shown that placing patients in the prone position helps. More here.

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Media and Social Media

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POST-ARDS TIPS

This list was compiled by a group of ARDS survivors and family members who thought about things that were done for them, or they wished would have been done for them, when they finally got out of the hospital. More here.

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1001 Loving Ways To Help
Helpful suggestions for if you would like to help someone afflicted with ARDS or their families. Click here for more.

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 ATS Breathing in America Book

The Breathing in America: Diseases, Progress, and Hope compilationbriefly describes respiratory diseases and the progress that is being made in the quest to find their cures. Click here for Chapter on Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.

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ATS Patient Information Series

The ATS Patient Information Series is a public service of the American Thoracic Society and its journal the AJRCCM.

The information appearing in this series is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the medical advice of
one’s personal health care provider.

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Inpatient Rehab Questions

This list was compiled by a group of ARDS survivors and family members, as well as medical professionals who either have personally experienced rehabilitation facilities themselves, or have worked at rehabilitation facilities. Click here for more

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Long Term Acute Care Facilities

The ARDS Foundation has compiled a list of long term acute care facilities located throughout the United States. This list is not a representation of the total number of facilities. Click here to access the list.