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A patient in Acute Respiratory Failure, is it ARDS?

By: Marcelo Alcantara, Médico - 01/01/2017 13:23

A 69-year-old male patient was admitted to an ICU, intubated. He complained of acute dyspnea of one-day duration. He referred no productive cough or fever. These were his chest x-rays at admission and after 7 hours after fluid resuscitation and administration of vasoactive drugs (noradrenaline). 

How would you describe the findings in his chest-x-rays?

At this point, what is your primary diagnostic hypothesis? Which exams would you order now?

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