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Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess and treat for the following)

  • Assess orthostasis
    • IV hydration and electrolytes
  • Respiratory deterioration
    • Usually at end of first week or start of second
    • ~20-30% progress to ARDS
  • Need high index of suspicion if no initial outbreak
  • Contact isolation and quarantine
  • Report to local, state, and federal health agencies

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Last updated: May 3, 2010


"Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534120/all/Severe_Acute_Respiratory_Syndrome__SARS_.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534120/all/Severe_Acute_Respiratory_Syndrome__SARS_. Accessed April 23, 2019.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534120/all/Severe_Acute_Respiratory_Syndrome__SARS_
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