Many conditions or factors can directly or indirectly injure the lungs and lead to ARDS. Some common ones are:
It's not clear why some very sick or seriously injured people develop ARDS and others don't. Researchers are trying to find out why ARDS develops and how to prevent it.
Clinical trials are research studies that explore whether a medical strategy, treatment, or device is safe and effective for humans. To find clinical trials that are currently underway for ARDS, visit www.clinicaltrials.gov.
November 20, 2013
Gary H. Gibbons
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