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Criteria for Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Description:

Acute Lung Injury (ALI) refers to the spectrum of acute diffuse pulmonary injury resulting in respiratory compromise, ranging from mild to severe. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) refers to the most severe end of the spectrum. The inciting injury may occur either directly to the airways or indirectly via the bloodstream.

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