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Berlin Definition for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) using the definition derived at the 2011 meeting in Berlin.

Specialty:

Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

J80

Description:

The ARDS Definition Task Force developed a definition for Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) in Berlin in 2011. This involved the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

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