What is ARDS?

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe, life-threatening medical condition characterized by widespread inflammation in the lungs secondary to a primary event, e.g., trauma, infection
  • In the absence of any proven effective specific treatment, treatment relies on supportive measures coupled with the management of the primary event
  • Fatal in 40-55% of cases
  • Orphan condition (300-400,000 patients in Western world)
  • 10% of all intensive care admissions
  • Kills more people annually than prostate or breast cancer
  • Strong pharmacoeconomic benefit with any reduction in mortality and/or duration of intensive care admission

No licensed efficacious therapy exists

Complications & Problems

What Exvastat can do