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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2019 Mar 15;56(6):558-561.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome. Half a century of its description

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Secretaría de Salud, Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias “Ismael Cosío Villegas”, Jefatura de Áreas Críticas. Ciudad de México, México


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It has been 50 years since the first description of the respiratory distress syndrome or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), advances from the physiopathological view are immense, unfortunately, the case fatality rate has had little variation, it is important to disseminate the knowledge to achieve the proper diagnosis and treatment.


Hypoxia; Respiratory Insufficiency; Pulmonary Edema; Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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