β2 agonist for the treatment of acute lung injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

BACKGROUND The use of β2 agonist as an intervention for acute lung injury (ALI) and ARDS patients is controversial, so we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the published randomized controlled trials of using β2 agonists to improve outcomes (mortality and ventilator free days) among patients with ALI/ARDS. METHODS A comprehensive search of… CONTINUE READING