What is the role of rescue therapies in the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)?

Updated: Mar 27, 2020
  • Author: Eloise M Harman, MD; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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A study that examined the use and outcomes associated with rescue therapies in patients with ARDS determined that these therapies offered no survival benefit. [27] The study also determined that rescue therapies are most often used in younger patients with more severe oxygenation deficits.


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