Chirag V. Shah, M.D., M.S.
, and Jason D. Christie, M.D., M.S.
Dr. Shah is Instructor in Medicine and Dr. Christie is Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
Within the past 12 months, Drs. Shah reports no commercial conflicts of interest; Dr. Christie has been a consultant to Discovery Labs and GlaxoSmithKline.
Estimated time to complete:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education to provide continuing medical
education for physicians.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- Describe the diagnostic criteria for acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
- Assess the underlying precipitating causes of ALI and the differential diagnosis of ALI in a critically ill patient.
- Discuss the pathophysiology of the acute phase of ALI responsible for the refractory hypoxemia.
- Apply the ventilatory strategy that should be used in patients with ALI.