Friday, November 13, 2015

Histology matters in ARDS

From a very important new study and accompanying commentary we can learn some valuable lessons:

Out of 101 patients undergoing lung biopsy only slightly more than half had DAD.

Among those who had other processes specific diseases were found that led to changes in treatment including antimicrobial treatment and corticosteroids.

Unfortunately the study found no clinical characteristics that differentiated ARDS with DAD from other processes.

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