How is ARDS managed in sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Management of ARDS is primarily supportive; pharmacologic and other innovative therapies have not proved especially beneficial. General supportive care includes adequate treatment of underlying sepsis with appropriate antibiotics and surgical management if indicated. Appropriate fluid management to lower intravascular volume without affecting cardiac output and organ perfusion may be beneficial. The fluid manipulation often requires invasive hemodynamic monitoring.

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