Pharmacological treatments in ARDS; a state-of-the-art update

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Despite its high incidence and devastating outcomes, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) has no specific treatment, with effective therapy currently limited to minimizing potentially harmful ventilation and avoiding a positive fluid balance. Many pharmacological therapies have been investigated with limited success to date. In this review article we provide a state-of-the-art update on recent and ongoing trials, as well as reviewing promising future pharmacological therapies in ARDS.
Original languageEnglish
Article number166
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Medicine
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2013


  • Acute lung injury
  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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