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Philippe Camus, M.D.
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Alcohol (ethyl alcohol, ethanol)
ARDS due to alcohol is thought to occur primarily following aspiration (PMID 24811480)
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Drug and radiation history
Drug singularity - Correct identification of the drug
Consistent timing of exposure v. onset of symptoms
Clinical, imaging, BAL, pathological pattern consistent with the specific drug
Careful exlusion of another cause
Remission of symptoms with removal of drug
Recurrence with rechallenge (rarely advisable)
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Hand sanitizer fluid
Opiates - Opioids
The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Risk of ARDS: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.
Characteristics and outcomes of patients hospitalized following pulmonary aspiration.
Epidemiology of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome in The Netherlands: a survey.
Alcohol abuse and acute lung injury: epidemiology and pathophysiology of a recently recognized association.