We share details and learnings from one of the very few double-lung transplants performed to date in this highly challenging clinical context.
Preterm delivery a risk in pregnant patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). In this article, a reproductive infectious disease specialist shares a case that illustrates the heightened risk of complications of COVID-19 in pregnancy.
ECMO and other forms of mechanical circulatory support have a role in cases involving either respiratory failure or cardiac failure, but generally not both. An expert surgeon reviews management strategies.
In more severe cases of COVID-19, patients can develop acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), leading to a worse prognosis. This animation illustrates the process of diffuse alveolar damage, thought to be the underlying basis of the development of ARDS in COVID-19 patients.
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Leaders of the Department of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Cleveland Clinic’s Respiratory Institute discuss guidelines for managing asthma during the COVID-19 crisis.
Learn more about how COVID-19 causes ARDS, the histology of ARDS, and how diffuse alveolar damage causes hypoxia in this video.
Cleveland Clinic was one of seven enrollment sites across the country chosen for the CITRIS-ALI trial, the first randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter trial to assess vitamin C and its potential impact on sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome. The findings were recently published in JAMA.
This case study shows how a multidisciplinary ECMO team successfully managed lung recovery of a 20-year-old with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Revising approaches to surfactant replacement therapy may improve on results of prior clinical trials to combat acute respiratory distress syndrome.
As one of 12 Clinical Centers in the Prevention and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network , Cleveland Clinic is helping develop and test novel therapeutic approaches to acute lung injury, aiming for prevention, early diagnosis and improved outcomes.