Christopher Bassford

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Th e acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe infl ammatory condition of the lung, which can be triggered by a number of diff erent pulmonary and extrapulmonary insults [1]. Th e characteristic pathological changes of ARDS include an exudative phase, with the accumulation of fl uid within the lung, the release of proinfl ammatory cytokines and(More)
Whether a critically ill patient should or should not be offered life-supporting treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) is arguably the most important decision that is regularly made on behalf of a patient; deciding not to admit somebody may mean that their death is inevitable. Yet these decisions are often made in the face of uncertain information,(More)
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