Respiratory Quiz #24, ARDS  

1. A 55-year-old male with a history of sepsis secondary to pneumonia is admitted to the ICU. He progressively develops severe hypoxemia and bilateral infiltrates on chest X-ray, not fully explained by cardiac failure or fluid overload. His PaO2/FiO2 ratio is 180. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnosis? 

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2. A 29-year-old female is admitted with ARDS following a severe traumatic injury. The patient is intubated and mechanically ventilated. Which of the following ventilator strategies is associated with improved outcomes in ARDS? 

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3. Which of the following pathophysiological processes is primarily involved in the development of ARDS? 

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4. In the management of a patient with ARDS, which of the following blood gas findings is a goal of mechanical ventilation and adjunctive therapies? 

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5. A 42-year-old male with ARDS is on mechanical ventilation. Despite optimization of ventilator settings, his oxygenation remains poor. Which of the following adjunctive therapies could potentially improve oxygenation in this patient? 

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