#clinicalpearl ARDS definition

In 2011, the definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) was updated by the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine with endorsement from the American Thoracic Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Referred to as the “Berlin Definition” because the panel had met in Berlin, Germany. Check out the table below from JAMA outlining the definition of ARDS!

ARDStableThe ARDS Definition Task Force*. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: The Berlin Definition. JAMA. 2012;307(23):2526-2533. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.5669.