Adult acute respiratory distress syndrome

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Synonyms: Adult ARDS

A very severe form of acute pulmonary failure secondary to capillary permeability impairment. The symptoms include dyspnea hypotension and multivisceral failure. The disease is characterized by bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and severe hypoxemia due to increased alveolar-capillary permeability. The severity depends on the degree of alveolar epithelial injury with a mortality rate of 30-50%.

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Breathe Support Network

MISSION STATEMENT The Breathe Support Networks mission is to provide support and education for pulmonary fibrosis patients and their families, helping them to better #LIVEwithPF. This includes, but is not limited to: - education about pulmonary fibrosis - guiding patients and families on how to talk to their healthcare team - providing tips to live a healthier more productive life - providing information about other pulmonary fibrosis resources

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