December 20, 2023

Intensive Care Bites

An ESICM Talk powered by the NEXT Committee


Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is the term applied to a spectrum of conditions with different etiologies that share common clinical-pathological characteristics including: increased permeability of the alveolo-capillary membrane, resulting in inflammatory edema; increased non-aerated lung tissue resulting in higher lung elastance (lower compliance); and increased venous admixture and dead space, which result in hypoxemia and hypercapnia.

The new updated ESICM guidelines have been published highlighting a new approach to ARDS in terms of definitions, phenotyping, and respiratory support strategies.

To discuss ARDS from the new guidelines to bedside applied physiology we have interviewed Professor Gattinioni and invite you to follow the conversation in the following podcast.

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