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Other Names for ARDS

  • Acute lung injury
  • Adult respiratory distress syndrome
  • Increased-permeability pulmonary edema
  • Noncardiac pulmonary edema

In the past, ARDS was called stiff lung, shock lung, and wet lung.

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ARDS Clinical Trials

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.

 
January 12, 2012 Last Updated Icon

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