eLibrary – high value pix – alveolus ARDS (normal vs. injured)

hi-value-pix-ards-nl-vs-injured-alveolus-nejm-2000

This picture printed in NEJM 2000 is a great picture to learn from.

I will expand on content at a later date.

Simply GOOGLE search for images with the following “nejm 2000 ards alveolus”.

Pick the image.

Then choose “view image” for a picture of moderate resolution.

 

eLibrary – high value pix – alveolus ARDS (injured vs. repaired)

hi-value-pix-ards-injured-vs-repaired-nejm-2000

This picture printed in NEJM 2000 is a great picture to learn from.

I will expand on content at a later date.

Simply GOOGLE search for images with the following “nejm 2000 ards alveolus”.

Pick the image.

And then choose “View image” for a picture of moderate resolution.

 

The ICU vernacular – lots of abbreviations – what do they mean? Here they are (more to follow)

2015 nov 12 - nava sick

ALI = acute lung injury

ARDS = acute / adult respiratory distress syndrome

AHRF = acute hypoxemic respiratory failure

AECC = American – European concensus conference

TRALI = transfusion related acute lung injury

VILI = ventilator induced lung injury

ARF-k = acute renal failure (- kidney)

CRF-k = chronic renal failure (-kidney)

ARF-p = acute respiratory failure – pulmonary

CHF = congestive heart failure

CABG = coronary artery bypass graft

AVR = aortic valve repair / replace

MVR = mitral valve repair / replace

TVR = tricuspid valve repair / regurgitation

AI = aortic insufficiency

AMI = acute myocardial infarction

PTCA = percutaneous transluminal coronary angiography

ECMO = extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation

ECLS = extrac-corporeal life support

RSI = rapid sequence intubation

FOB = fiber optic bronchoscopy

FOI = fiber optic intubation

EBL = endo bronchial lavage

HR = heart rate

BP = blood pressure

SBP = systolic blood pressure

DBP = diastolic blood pressure

PA = pulmonary artery pressure

PA-S = systolic pulmonary artery pressure

PA-D = diastolic pulmonary artery pressure

PA-M = mean pulmonary artery pressure

CVP = central venous pressure

CO = cardiac output

CI = cardiac index

SVR = systemic vascular resistance

PVR = pulmonary vascular resistance

MAP =  mean arterial pressure

MAP = MawP = Pawx = mean airway pressure