All posts by Eileen Rubin

ARDS Foundation presents at Capitol Hill Briefing, D.C., on Critical Care Illness

Recently, Eileen Rubin, President of the ARDS Foundation, ATS Vice President Marc Moss, M.D., and Secretary-Treasurer Polly Parsons, M.D., along with NHLBI Director Gary Gibbons, M.D., spoke at an educational briefing for congressional staff on Capitol Hill sponsored by the ATS, NHLBI and ARDS Foundation. The briefing was entitled ARDS and Sepsis Research: How Science

ARDS Foundation participates in DOD Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program

Peer review advocate Eileen Rubin recently participated in the evaluation of research applications submitted to the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) sponsored by the Department of Defense.  Eileen Rubin was nominated for participation in the program by Paula Blonski, Vice President and co-founder of ARDS Foundation, located in Northbrook Illinois. As a consumer reviewer,

Vitamin D Levels Severely Deficient in ARDS Patients

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to more than a few diseases, and the latest is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Deficiency was widespread say researchers after looking at more than 100 patients with, or at risk of getting, ARDS. And using mouse models, they also concluded that vitamin D deficiency appears to contribute to

Aspirin reduces deaths in Patients With Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a common clinical syndrome with high mortality and long-term morbidity. To date there is no effective pharmacological therapy. Aspirin therapy has recently been shown to reduce the risk of developing ARDS, but the effect of aspirin on established ARDS is unknown. Photo by brx0


This writing is intended to briefly introduce ARDS patients, their families, and significant others, with the properties of nitric oxide and the clinical implications associated with the use of this gas. Nitric oxide (NO) should not be confused with nitrous oxide (N2O), the mild anesthetic often used by dental professionals that is more commonly known

Prone Therapy

Studies have shown that placing patients in the prone position helps: Improve oxygenation quickly within the first hour of pronation for over 70% of patients Sustain an improvement in oxygenation Provide lung protective ventilation by decreasing inflammation, injury, barotrauma and ventilator-associated lung injury Reduce ventilation time Reduce ICU length of stay Facilitate drainage of pulmonary