Michael Donahoe, MD, presented at a recent Pulmonary Grand Rounds on rescue strategies in the patient with adult respiratory distress syndrome.

In this recap of Dr. Donahoe’s presentation he addresses the following questions:

  1. What is the relationship between the ARDS clinical definition and the pathologic equivalent of diffuse alveolar damage?
  2. What do we consider as standard ventilator management strategies for patients with ARDS?
  3. What are the recognized effective rescue strategies for patients with more severe ARDS?
  4. What are the more controversial rescue strategies for patients with more severe ARDS?

Dr. Donahoe’s full presentation slides are available here.