A multi-disciplinary task force issued guidance for vaping-associated respiratory disease, or VARDS. The nationwide guidance, which is being presented at the Society for Critical Care’s annual congress and concurrently published in Critical Care Explorations, recommends that physicians focusing on quickly identifying patients at risk for lung injury and familiarize themselves with vaping jargon.
VARDS is not the same as EVALI — the term the CDC has given to electronic cigarette- or vaping-associated lung injuries, Craig M. Lilly, MD, lead author of the VARDS guidance and a professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, told Healio Primary Care.
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