To ARDSNet and Beyond part I

Respiratory symptoms within ONE WEEK of clinical insult

  1. Bilateral opacities

  2. Respiratory Failure not fully explained by cardiac failure or volume overload. An objective assessment to rule out hydrostatic pulmonary edema is required.

  3. A moderate to severe impairement of oxygenation is present

    1. Mild ARDS: PF 200-300

    2. Moderate ARDS: PF 100-200

    3. Severe ARDS: PF < 100

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