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  • 1.Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Holly Starks, MS4 March 2007

2. Outline Definitions and Diagnosis Pathophysiology Cardiogenic vs Non-cardiogenic Edema Management of ARDS Pulmonary Artery Catheters 3. Definition A diffuse inflammatory injury of the lungs which is an EXPRESSION of a host of various diseases and is not a specific disease entity in and of itself. It is oftenbut not always accompanied by inflammatory injury of other organ systems. Inflammatory cells and proteinaceous fluid accumulate in the alveolar spaces leading to a decrease in diffusing capacity and hypoxemia. 4. Acute Lung Injury (ALI) vs. ARDS ALI is the term used for patients with significanthypoxemia (PaO2/FiO2 ratio of