diffuse alveolar damage

Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD)

What is diffuse alveolar damage? Diffuse alveolar damage (DAD) is a serious and life-threatening type of acute lung injury. DAD is seen in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is a clinical term used to describe people with severe shortness of breath, low levels of oxygen in the blood, and fluid in the air spaces …
Read More »

Acute lung injury

What is acute lung injury? The lungs may become injured by infections, trauma, inhalation of toxic substances, autoimmune diseases, medications, and radiation to the chest. While there are many causes of lung injury, the changes seen when the lungs are examined under the microscope are similar regardless of the cause. Acute lung injury is a …
Read More »

A+ A A-