Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- ARDS is a life-threatening condition in which the lungs sustain a serious injury that causes fluid to build up, diminishing the lungs’ ability to provide the body’s organs with oxygen.
- According to Yale Medicine, in the U.S., about 190,000 Americans are diagnosed with ARDS each year. Most require mechanical ventilation to help them breathe.
- Even with treatment, about 25% to 40% of people with ARDS do not survive.
The University of Michigan through the Max Harry Weil Institute for Critical Care Research and Innovation and Blu Biotech will collaborate in a clinical environment to discover the breath biomarkers for ARDS which would inevitably lead to early detection.
In 2019, the University of Michigan published the results of a patient trajectory study for ARDS entitled:
Rapid breath analysis for acute respiratory distress syndrome diagnostics using a portable two-dimensional gas chromatography device